Tour Japan with Kevin

My friend Kevin Meyer is on the Gemba Research Japanese Kaikaku Experience this week.  He just posted his first article that summarizes his thoughts about one of Toyota’s top plants – the Kyushu operation.

I also had the good fortune of making this trip with Gemba Research last year.  Here are the articles I wrote.

Kevin has a way with words so you will definitely want to follow his posts.  Here is the first article and if you want to subscribe to Kevin’s blog to make sure you don’t miss the rest simply click here.

2 Comments

  1. Mike Alderman

    October 28, 2008 - 9:22 am

    Hello Ron, I just read your articles on your visit to Japan back in March. Sounds like you had a very good time. Interestingly enough I used to work for NGK in Irvine, Ca. They sent me to Japan for training. I was at the Nagoya, and Kagoshima plants. Very different isn’t it. Much to learn from and definitely unlike anything you can imagine. You must see it to appreciate what they do. My first impression was WOW all these big machines for a little ole spark plug… I will never forget the experience from there. I am glad you had a chance to visit and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. To me it was very interesting how my itinerary was solid from morning to night (they planned my whole day) to a tee I might add. I was there for 3 months and had a great time and learned so much.. thanks for sharing and bringing up some good old memories.

  2. Ron Pereira

    October 28, 2008 - 9:26 am

    No problem, Mike. I’m glad you liked the articles. All the best.