Fundamentals of Toyota style management with Sensei Shingo

December 7, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Central Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |

Pandemic, lockdown, chip shortage, supply chain troubles, labor shortage, rising material costs! These last two years haven't been easy for the manufacturing industry. But one company rode through these crises with increased profits and growth: Toyota! 

In 2020, Toyota increased its profits by 10% and became the world's most profitable automaker despite sluggish sales. What is the company's secret that makes it so resilient?

Toyota's success is built upon the concepts of the gemba walk, built-in quality, a symbiotic supplier relationship and a culture of continuous improvement.

In this talk Sensei Shingo will share his experience with AME chairman, Marc Braun, who has been a disciple of the sensei for years and applied these learnings successfully. This is a unique chance to learn how Toyota runs its business directly from the source.


Ritsuo Shingo AME Association for Manufacturing Excellence Sensei Shingo

There is no one better than Ritsuo Shingo, former president of Sichuan Toyota and Hino Motors, to share these secrets. During his career, Sensei Shingo participated in establishing the first Toyota plants in the U.S. and U.K. (NUMMI and KY). He pioneered Toyota’s expansion in China, which contributed to Toyota's great success in 2020. Coincidentally, he is the son of Shigeo Shingo and the first translator of the Green Book that facilitated the lean revolution.

  1. Introduction
  2. Gemba walk – Fact finding
  3. Built in quality
  4. Supplier relationship
  5. Culture
  6. Leadership - Leading by example
  7. Discussions – Ikigai
  8. Actions

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