See Lean Live And Up Close; Lean Japan Factory Tours
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Seeing believes and many have journeyed to Japan to see how the Lean Management System works in a real world environment.|

Enna has been scheduling tours to Japan to study Lean methods and concepts for years, and some of the largest companies in the world have used their tours to further their own Lean objectives. These trips feature site visits where Lean methods are used in actual production settings, as well as in depth classroom sessions with top Lean experts.

Why a Trip to Japan?

The answer will depend on your exact situation, but many companies in many stages of Lean implementation have found lean Japan factory tours to be beneficial and, in many cases, revolutionary.

Companies considering Lean: Implementing a Lean system is a serious commitment and should not be entered into lightly. A trip to Japan will allow you to see firsthand how Lean works, helping you decide if it is right for your organization. You will also pick up some ideas on how to best set up Lean should you decide it is right for you.

Companies trying to keep their Lean system running at top capacity: No matter how well you set up your new system, the facts of life dictate that you will be facing issues that need to be dealt with. The question is, How?. The trips to Japanese sites and the discussion topics can help you get a vision for how Lean can work for you as you move forward.

Companies trying to select the next Lean initiative:You can select tours of companies using the methods you are considering and see for yourself how they work and ask questions about how issues were addressed.

What Kinds of Companies Use Enna Tours?

Companies from nearly every industry segment have used Enna tours, many of which are household names worldwide:

• Automotive production

• Consumer electronics

• Chemical manufacture and development

• Food packaging and sales

• Furniture and Mattress manufactures

• Petroleum refining and sales

• Government agencies

• Schools and colleges

• Healthcare

Customized Tours

If the list of industries to be visited and topics to be covered does not match your needs, there are a number of custom options available. These trips will be tailored to your company’s needs and will feature site visits and classroom settings that address what you are looking to learn about Lean.

A popular option among the custom packages is the Lean Healthcare Japan tour, which focuses on issues in the healthcare industry that can be addressed by Lean methodologies.

This option has been used by healthcare providers, hospitals, nursing facilities, insurers, administrators and companies that supply heath related items and equipment.

The Lean Management System is among the top choices for productivity enhancement worldwide, but this is especially true in the Healthcare industry. The reasons for this are simple:

  • Lean provides a format for increased efficiency and speed, and in the Healthcare industry, this can literally mean the difference between life and death.
  • Lean also focuses on eliminating wastes and controlling costs, two issues that are plaguing healthcare systems world wide. With skyrocketing costs, complex plans and requirements, and mounting cases of waste and fraud, the Healthcare industry has come under extreme scrutiny in recent years, and sees Lean as a solution.


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