Lean Approach Seminar


Our highly acclaimed and successful Toyota Production System (TPS) is admired and copied throughout the world.  It is regarded as the benchmark for manufacturing best practice.

In these difficult and highly competitive times, a lean approach has never been more important.  Companies can come directly to the source at our Burnaston state of the art manufacturing facility and learn more about Toyota’s approach to manufacturing. ‘Increasing quality, efficiency and profitability via lean approach’, seminars offer delegates a unique introduction to the Toyota Production System (TPS) & Quality Management.

Start the day with an explanation by our Deputy Managing Director who will offer an insight into the world famous Toyota Production System (TPS), by sharing the key principles, the lean manufacturing philosophy with the goal of building in quality.  As well as explaining TPS, he will also touch on the importance of flexible, motivated members, without whom, the system could not operate.

Toyota UK was Toyota's first manufacturing plant in Europe, the first to implement TPS from scratch and during the plant tour you will have the opportunity to see TPS in action on the shopfloor.

Our General Manager of Quality Assurance will outline our quality philosophy and some of the systems we use to ensure superior quality is built into our vehicles and the role each member has in the quality process.  This will be followed by an explanation by our General Manager of Human Resources on our approach to lean Human Resources Management.

After lunch, you will then break into small groups for a series of workshops which have been designed to give more specific detail and practical examples in the key areas of kaizen, visual control and practical problem solving.  The workshops will provide the chance to return to the shopfloor.

The day then concludes with a panel question and answer session where you will have the opportunity to raise questions to our Senior Management team.

Dates for Seminars can be found below.  Seminars will include presentations by Toyota senior management, a plant tour, workshops and Q&A session.   

There is a charge for the seminar of £1,000 per delegate.  All monies received go to the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust who then donate those funds to support the work of Macmillan Cancer Support, together with many other local charities and community groups.  Since 1992, Toyota UK and the Charitable Trust have donated over £5 million to the local community.

Lean Approach Seminar Agenda

07:30 - Arrival/Registration/Coffee

08:00 - Introduction to Toyota

08:30 - Toyota Production System (TPS)

09:15 - Quality Management

10:00 - Assembly Tour

11:10 - Human Resources Management

12:00 - Lunch

12:45 - Workshops - Choice of three including specific shop floor visits.
              (See 'workshop options' in flyer for choices)

15:45 - Refreshments

16:00 - Panel Q&A

  • Deputy Managing Director
  • Director Quality, Environment and Production Functions
  •  Human Resources General Manager

 16:25 - Closing Comments

16:30 - Close

A small number of dates have been released for 2017, see below.  Should you require further information, contact Julie Langley on 01332 283611.  Alternatively, you can email: charitabletrust@toyotauk.com.

Lean Approach Dates for 2017