The EU-Japan Centre regularly organises managerial training programmes and sectorial missions for EU companies' representatives in need of support in their activities with Japan or for improving their companies' competitiveness. Here below are the details and session dates of the programmes:
Get ready for Japan
The HRTP - Japan industry insight training programme has been redesigned and became a 2-week mission entitled Get Ready for Japan. The new mission retains key elements from the old course and gives EU managers a unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan's business and technological achievements.
The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission (WCM) provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed exclusively at EU Executives and Managers with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background. It assists the participants to acquire a better understanding of TQC (Total Quality Control), TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), JIT (Just In Time), TIE (Total Industrial Engineering) practices and the current KAIZEN manufacturing methods (continuous improvement).
Lean in Europe
These in-depth one-day visits to world class European plants are designed to help raise industrial competitiveness. During each visit, participants gain a detailed understanding of the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and see the tools in operation. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies.
Restrictions caused by the on-going coronavirus pandemic mean that there will not be any Lean in Europe visits in 2020. Instead, we have monthly Lean Café webinars around lean ideas, aimed at discussing and sharing best practices and ideas.
Lean Masterclass - Getting things Done
Series of 8 lectures aimed at helping companies use continuous improvement techniques to become more competitive. The lectures were given by Prof. Richard Keegan (Lean advisor to the EU-Japan Centre, an adjunct assistant Professor at the Trinity College Dublin Business School and then the Manager of the Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland).
More details about the Lean in Europe visits
Export Support Workshops in the EU or Online
In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre co-organises "Export Support" workshops in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (https://een.ec.europa.eu/).
"Export to Japan" Online Training
Online training programme covering "Export to Japan: procedures and rules" and which will take place from September 2020 onwards.
This is a series of online training webinars (16) which presents the latest market information available in 2020 and explain in practical terms the most important things that EU companies should know when exporting to Japan so that the benefits of free trade can become more widely available to EU exporters for the second year of the EU-Japan EPA.
Cross-Cultural Workshops in the EU or Online
In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.