Japan Virtual Tour


Japan Virtual Tour

25th of April 2024

On the 25th of April we are organizing a Virtual Tour at Avex in Japan. During the tour, you can discover how KAIZEN™ is implemented at this Japanese Automotive Company. 

The Virtual Tour offers a unique look behind the scenes at a Japanese production company that thinks and acts according to the KAIZEN™ principles. 

It is worth remembering in advance that the KAIZEN™ values, beliefs, and principles are completely embedded in the culture of origin – Japan – that they are virtually invisible. Therefore, do not expect an explanation of tools or methodologies. What you should expect is:

Japan Virtual Tour

A presentation by one of the senior executives on the strategic importance of KAIZEN™ to the organization 

Japan Virtual Tour

An explanation of the structure in place to embed KAIZEN™ into the company culture 

Japan Virtual Tour

A video-guided visit to the shop floor, focusing on KAIZEN™ implementation 

Since it is a virtual tour, we will see and hear how KAIZEN™ is lived, but we cannot smell or feel it. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the organization. This, combined with a joint reflection after the tour, will strengthen the translation of what we have heard and seen to our own specific context. 

  • 8:15-8:30: KAIZEN™ Insight Tours Introduction
  • 8:30-8:45: Avex Company Presentation
  • 8:45-9:25: Lecture about human development and KAIZEN™ activities
  • 9:25-9:35: “Zero-Zero” Presentation (KAIZEN™ Case studies)
  •  9:35-10:05: GEMBA Walk
  • 10:05-10:30: Q&A
  • 10:30-11:00: Closing

During the tour, you will learn more about:

  • Creating a continuous improvement culture
  • Standardizing KAIZEN™ processes
  • 5s and visual management
  • People management
  • Just-in-time (JIT), Kanban System, stock
  • A lot more!