2014/07/22ORGPROM: Kaizen Study Mission (Spring, 2014)

On March 23 - 29, 2014 Hirayama Corporation (Japan) and Orgprom Group (Russia) conducted another tour of Japanese factories for Russian managers: a group of top managers from SUEK-Kuzbass OJSC - a Siberian coal power company (brought by Director General of Business Growth LLC), as well as representatives from OJSC Sorbent (activated carbon manufacturer), NPK VIP CJSC (electric equipment and sensors manufacturer), Chuvashcable OJSC (cable manufacturer), Vavilon LLC and Faeton LLC.

 2014年3月23~29日、株式会社 平山(日本)とOrgprom Group(ロシア)はロシアの経営層向けに再度日本の工場ツアーを実行しました。SUEK-Kuzbass OJSC (Business Growth LLC局長によって発起されたシベリアの石炭電力会社)からの上層経営陣に加え、OJSC吸着剤(活性炭メーカー)、NPK VIP CJSC(電気機器やセンサメーカ)、Chuvashcable OJSC(ケーブルメーカー)、Vavilon LLC、Faeton LLCからも代表が参加する運びとなりました。

 The diverse group from various industries representing numerous Russian cities required a diverse but well-balanced program, and Hirayama Corp. was able to accomplish it in full and to the highest standard as usual. The tour started in Tokyo with a kick-off meeting and a welcome dinner where group got acquainted and discussed the program for the week, general rules of conduct and Japanese cultural features to take into account.


 The five days of the tour were densely packed with learning opportunities. The group visited a motor plant to study Japanese Manufacturing process and its comprehensive quality assurance system. Next a food plant demonstrated perfect cleanliness and order at production lines and offered a range of its quality dairy products for sampling, which was very welcome after a long day of studying.


 A visit to a Toyota plant impressed the visitors as usually with its close-to-perfection processes and cutting-edge technology. A Factory Automation equipment plant contributed to complete the broad experience of the Study Mission.


The educational part of the tour included a TPS Dojo seminar and a discussion a former Toyota Plant Director. At the training at TPS Dojo center of Hirayama Corp. participants could review Kaizen and TPS system explained by Senseis; after that participants practiced what they've learnt at assembly line, detecting mura, muri, muda and improving the process by Kaizen principles.


 Sightseeing and shopping in Yokohama and Tokyo were a pleasant addition to the busy week's program, allowing the participants to enjoy free time, admire the historical sites in the cherry-blossoming season and walk the bustling streets of the big city.