How to become a World Class Manufacturer (5-day training mission in Japan)

WCM is an intensive 5-day training mission in Japan about improvement of productivity, assisting executives from EU manufacturing companies to acquire a better understanding of how Japanese companies continually eliminate costs from their manufacturing. This mission will provide participants with an ideal opportunity to visit some of the world's most advanced Japanese plants to understand the real “Gemba”, (i.e. the production site), to talk directly with their production managers, and to observe how manufacturing methods are implemented effectively.

The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission (WCM) provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology. 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).

For SMEs, no tuition fee and to facilitate small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participation in the course, participants from SMEs can apply for a scholarship to get EUR 600 towards their living expenses.

Training dates in Japan: from 15 - 19 October 2012 - Application deadline: Thursday, 7 June 2012.

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