December 04

2018

December 05

2018

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)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd's Deeside Engine Plant

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