Toyota Takes Time To Nurture “Sense Of Creativity”

So picking up my journal of my Japan Kaizen Experience, we’re back to my favourite, the Toyota tour, and the next discussion we had with [...]

Toyota’s True Mission – Developing People First

Whilst touring the Toyota Technology Museum in Nagoya, I spotted this display explaining Toyota’s emphasis on putting people first and Gemba philosophy. We hear time [...]

Toyota’s Belief – Human Treasure Not Resources

One of the highlights of our incredible journey on the Japan Kaizen Experience was Thursday 8th November. This day of course was significant as it [...]

More Wise Words From Taichii Ohno

Toyota Supermarket I was sharing a story with a recent Lean Academy group on how Taichii Ohno used to spend hours on the shop [...]

Circus Circus Has “Words On A Door”

With  offices so close to Mt Eden, one of our regular haunts is the award winning Circus Circus Cafe nestled in the heart of the [...]

Looking Back At Our First Year Of Business In New Zealand – Chris Butterworth

At this time of year we take time to reflect on what we have achieved, but also begin to think ahead on what challenges the [...]

Enterprise Excellence – Control Room Or Squash Court?

We all know that keeping track of the numbers and managing the RoI on any improvement initiative is something that has to be kept in [...]

Shingo Discover Excellence– 4-5TH April ’17

How far has your organisation come on it’s journey to Business Excellence? Learn about the Shingo Model™ and the underlying principles behind the Shingo [...]

Tales From The Ci Conference – How Zara Use Lean To Drive Their Success

Massey University’s  retail guru, Jonathan Elms brought one of the interesting stories from the conference was that of how Zara, a Spanish based retailer had become one [...]