EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for applications for the next World Class Manufacturing training mission in Japan

Improve productivity and reduce costs in manufacturing


Tokyo, Japan

World Class Manufacturing - September Mission

Learn how to improve productivity and reduce costs in manufacturing through European Commission-funded programme in Japan.

Are you are an EU manager; working in a manufacturing company. Participate in this 5-day “World Class Manufacturing” training mission in Japan with Japanese manufacturing techniques: Kaizen, Lean, JIT.

Held twice a year, the training is financed by the European Commission and has been running for more than 25 years with over 800 EU managers benefiting from it since its creation.

The programme provides;

  • In-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology
  • Lectures, seminars and panel discussions, presented by experts from Japanese industry
  • Company and factory floor (Gemba) visits
  • Preparation and post-visit reviews

Training dates in Japan: 10 – 14 September 2018
Application deadline: Thursday 24th May 2018

Target: EU managers working in manufacturing companies, with knowledge of WCM and engineering background.

Special support for SMEs: No tuition fee and the European Commission grants 600 EUR to participants from SMEs.

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Tokyo, Japan

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