Lean Manufacturing Study Mission to Japan Opens Door to Productivity and Innovation

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Enna's study mission provides you with exclusive access to top Toyota executives and Managers. Participants of enna.com/japantrip can directly ask Toyota, and other world-class executives and managers, in-depth questions that relate directly to their situation at daily Q & A sessions. Enna provides a professional staff of tour guides, translators, and professors that negate the difficulties associated with studying abroad. This allows participants to enjoy a worry and stress free environment in order to focus on learning Lean and what it takes to make it work.

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However, when you're part of a small group that's eager to learn, a special and unique dynamic develops, and before you know it everybody is feeding off each other's knowledge under the guidance of true Lean experts.

Toyota Motor Company has finally broken General Motors sales dominance for the first time in 77 years thanks to the long-term strategies and people-centered philosophy of the Toyota Production System (TPS). Known in America as Lean Manufacturing, TPS has fueled Toyota's phenomenal success from a small family business to the global powerhouse of auto manufacturers. As a result, corporate study missions to Japanese manufacturing facilities have become a key first step in understanding the fundamentals of a successful Lean operation.

Enna Products has established itself as the paramount provider of all-inclusive Japanese study missions that cater to an international clientele. Enna, a developer and manufacturer of action-oriented workshop training packages for internally lead Lean initiatives, has gained exclusive access to top Toyota executives and managers, which has aided in the success rate of their study missions. Participants can directly ask Toyota, and other world-class executives and managers, in-depth questions that relate directly to their situation at daily Q & A sessions.

Collin McLoughlin, the company president, considers these study missions to be an integral aspect of true Lean success, "Whether it's a team of engineers or executives, seeing how Lean works on the shop floor or in the office always sparks the realization of what Lean can actually do for them; it allows them to see an intangible process as a working whole."

By arranging behind-the-scene tours with exclusive access to management executives from companies such as Toyota, Panasonic, and Nissan, participants gain leverage by learning of the successful implementation techniques of Lean at world-class companies. Other features are having keynote speakers and industry notable's on-hand to help participants receive the full value of their education. Enna provides a professional staff of tour guides, translators, and professors that negate the difficulties associated with studying abroad.

In addition, Enna's price of $7,250 per participant (excluding airfare), is all inclusive and includes hotel costs, meals, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. This allows participants to enjoy a worry and stress free environment in order to focus on learning Lean and what it takes to make it work. The company also limits the number of participants for each study mission in an effort to ensure more one-on-one time with key executives, managers, and speakers, Visit Study Mission Website.

"What really matters on a Lean study mission is the full experience of submerging yourself in a culture where respect and quality are synonymous with each other. If you're just a face in a crowd on a large study mission, the chances of absorbing all the available knowledge are slim," McLoughlin states. "However, when you're part of a small group that's eager to learn, a special and unique dynamic develops, and before you know it everybody is feeding off each other's knowledge under the guidance of true Lean experts."

Enna's next public tour with available seating is slated for May 31-June 6, 2009. Visit Our Study Mission Website for more information and to watch a question and answer session with top Toyota executives about what it takes to implement Lean on any shop floor. Contact Enna at: 1-866-249-7348 or info@enna.com and mention this press release Z101 and receive 500 dollars off this Lean manufacturing tour.

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