I am pleased to inform you that the EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for applications for the next WCM training missions in Japan.

  • Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing
  • Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards
  • Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan
  • Visit the real “GEMBA” (i.e. production site in Japan)
  • Meet senior Japanese industry leaders

Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course.

The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed exclusively at EU managers with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background. It assists the participants to acquire a better understanding of TQC (Total Quality Control), TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), JIT (Just In Time), TIE (Total Industrial Engineering) practices and the current KAIZEN manufacturing methods (continuous improvement).

The training course consists of lectures, workshops and visits to some of the world’s most advanced Japanese factories in order to understand the real “Gemba” (production site), talk directly with their production managers and observe the effective implementation of manufacturing methods.

This course will give its participants a detailed understanding of current Japanese approaches that they can adapt to help their companies lean journeys.

Training dates in Japan: 25 – 29 June 2018 – Application deadline: Thursday, 22 March 2018

Target: EU managers working in manufacturing companies and with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background.
Special support for SMEs: No tuition fee and the European Commission grants 600 EUR to participants from SMEs.

More information:
Contact: Diane LULA: d.lula@eu-japan.euTel:+32 2 282 0040

The EU advisor is Prof. Richard Keegan – Enterprise Ireland, a specialist in the fields of World Class Business and Benchmarking. He has focused on adapting these concepts for SMEs, working closely with a large number of SMEs helping them to implement improvement actions. An author of several books on the topics, he is a lecturer at Trinity College. He has led the DG Enterprise & Industry Benchmarking Initiative and the European Benchmarking Forum and Network, for the European Commission.

Source: EU Japan Centre