July 03


July 04


World Class Manufacturing (WCM) training back in Japan

The 51st edition of the World Class Manufacturing mission will take place from 13 to 17 March 2023 in Nagoya, Japan.

April 17


April 18


Lean in Europe visit to Konecranes

Join February’s Lean in Europe visit in Germany to learn about the “Konecranes Way” and take part in genuine process optimisation activities.

World Class Manufacturing 30th Anniversary – Testimonial and Interview

rom 7 to 11 November 2022, the EU-Japan Centre organised the 5th online edition of its programme, the World Class Manufacturing training course. Notably, the programme reached a double milestone – its 50th edition and the 30th anniversary of its first edition in 1992. Read about the experience with WCM of Irena Soljic and Marco Dias.

February 20


February 21


Restarting Lean in Europe visits

Getting back to the Gemba with PakMarkas. After a 3-year absence, the EU-Japan Centre restarted its Lean in Europe visits to facilitate the sharing of ideas and discussions around lean and improvement with a visit to Lithuania.

Upcoming World Class Manufacturing (WCM) In Japan

After 2 years of online renditions due to Covid, the World Class Manufacturing training course is finally back to physical missions to Japan. The course will give its participants a detailed understanding of Kaizen approaches through lectures, workshops and Japanese company visits.

September 29


September 30


November 06


November 10


WCM (World Class Manufacturing) - November mission

  • Discover Japan's approach to World-Class Manufacturing
  • Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards

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