Observational Study Mission from Singapore "Lean Management for Retail Business"
(March 2 to 6, 2015)
Workshop regarding "Origin of Lean"
Group photo with the visited company
The Japan Productivity Center carried out 5 days observational study mission for managers of retailers in Singapore. This tour is jointly planned with Singapore SPRING and Singapore Productivity Centre(SPC). The objective is to acquire "lean management for retail business" in order to improve productivity at retail. The origin of "lean management" is Toyota Production System (TPS), which is the know-how for manufacture. Participants visited advanced companies in this aspect and went through a lot of interactive discussion with the representatives of Japanese companies. Finally, participants have built action plan for lean implementation to their own company.