This two-day master class covers the fundamental understanding required to implement lean manufacturing practices within your operations. The training goes beyond theory, including lean implementation examples from companies in Japan, Australia and abroad, accompanied by photo and video examples and related practical exercises. This course brings together Shinka Management’s core theory and case studies relating…

The Doing Business with the Japanese courses are ideal for companies seeking to build successful business relationships with Japanese clients, partners and colleagues. Shinka Management runs one-day open courses as well as customised in-house training at clients’ premises. Courses cover key characteristics of Japanese culture, company structure and business customs. The purpose is to provide…

The Lean Japan Tour was first run in 2007 and has since been attended by senior management and lean leaders from over 45 countries around the world.  Participants will travel to Japan for an intensive week-long series of company tours, seminars, hands-on training and sightseeing.  Positions are limited to 20 participants per tour and registrations will be…

Shinka Management runs a number of programs that are devoted to raising an awareness of safety, quality, efficiency, cost and time in a business environment.  The Visual Management Master Class focuses on problem identification and improvement in the workplace environment through a visualisation of the current state of operations and an increase in employee awareness.…

Shinka Management runs a number of programs that are devoted to raising an awareness of safety, quality, efficiency, cost and time in a business environment.  The Standard Work Master Class focuses on the standards by which companies should work in order to guarantee efficiency, quality, cost, delivery and safety within an operation. Standard Work Master…

Led by Toyota HiAce factory manager Akinori Hyodo, the Lean Leadership Master Course introduces participants to the philosophy and methodology of the Toyota Production System.  The training provides practical examples of TPS integration in Japanese companies, with participants prompted to speculate on the possible use of TPS within their own operations.  Sectors primarily targeted by…

Shinka Management runs a number of programs that are devoted to raising an awareness of safety, quality, efficiency, cost and time in a business environment.  The 5S Master Class program introduces professionals to the concept of 5S as the standards and rules essential for companies hoping to lead to higher level improvement activities and innovations.…

In February 2016, eight senior Japanese researchers visited Australia under the JASIC exchange program.  This program, run by ATSE, explored the topic ‘Healthy Aging for Societal Benefit’, bringing leading Japanese scientists in this area in contact with Australian researchers and industry.  Each participant selected for the JASIC exchange was provided with a tailored program to…

Commemorating 30 years of banking operations in Australia, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sydney University to ‘enhance understanding of, and deepen the relationship between the peoples of Australia and Japan’. This MoU led to the provisional running of a week-long internship program for six University of Sydney undergraduates…

A follow-up report to the ACNielsen survey and associated report entitled ‘Doing Business in Japan,’ which was conducted for the AJF in the year 2000. The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research identifies three target groups; companies with previous business dealings with Japan, those with business dealings with countries other than Japan, and…