Lean in Europe - visit 21 - Toyota Deeside Engine Plant
The 21st Lean in Europe visit will be to Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd's Deeside Engine Plant in North Wales (UK) on Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 December 2018. The application deadline has passed. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit. Visits to other plants will be announcd on the main Lean in Europe webpage.
Mission location: North Wales, UK. Meeting point will be Manchester Airport (MAN). Just 22 places are available for this visit. Cost: No participation fee, although all participants have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
Day 1 - Preparatory evening at a hotel near Manchester Airport (MAN)
The prep evening will include: a lean activity led by Richard Keegan (Adjunct Professor - Trinity Business School, Dublin and Lean advisor to the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation), information on the opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and a networking dinner.
Day 2 - Lean in Europe visit to the Deeside Engine Plant
The visit will include lectures, shop-floor visits, coaching and detailed explanations by staff of the Deeside Engine Plant and also of the Toyota Lean Management Centre (TLMC).
This visit is expected to focus on / include visits to:
- TPS and the Toyota Way
- Machining areas (looking at operator maintenance and TPM)
- Final assembly (job element sheets, Yamazumi stack charts and standardised work)
- Standard parts supply (SPS)
- Shipping out
- The dōjō
- Quality circle area (and the use of A3s)