1. May 8 - 12, 2017
    14th North America Genba Kaizen Seminar

  1. Understanding Kaizen

    Learn-do Approach

    Day 1:
    Learn foundational kaizen principles
    and methods in classroom setting

    Days 2-5:
    Apply learning at host site making
    real-time process improvements


    8 am - 5 pm generally;

    However hours may vary to accommodate host
    production schedule and could include some earlier
    mornings or later evenings

    Price of Attendance

    $4,500 includes:

  2. Auburn, Washington

    One of the basic methodologies of Kaizen is the Just-in-Time (JIT) system. JIT promotes optimized resource allocation, efficiently using product, schedule, and quantity to reduce production and operating costs. JIT establishes the basic groundwork for a true Kaizen working environment.

    The Genba Kaizen seminar consists of both lecture and field practical lessons. Attendees learn how to improve their Genba (work site) through the lecture on the basic JIT concept, as well as field training covering the standardized work for Takt time production.

    These concepts are the crucial building blocks of Kaizen; they are essential for anyone who will oversee the implementation of Kaizen activity. The Genba Kaizen seminar also offers a prime opportunity for an organization’s executives to understand what Kaizen is and how it can benefit a company.

    You will:

    • Understand what Kaizen is and how it can benefit a company through the lecture.
    • Learn how to initiate Kaizen activities at your Genba.
    • Learn how to analyze the production system at your Genba.
    • Find ideas that improve your Genba without spending money.

    Please fly in and out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Out-bound flight on Friday should not depart prior to 1:30 pm PST.


    All hotel accommodations and meals Sunday evening through breakfast Friday are arranged by Shingijutsu and included in the price of attendance. Ground transportation from the airport on Sunday, between the hotel and host site daily, and to the airport Friday is provided by Shingijutsu. You will not need a rental car unless you require transportation that Shingijutsu is not able to accommodate outside of these arrangements.


    Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter
    16500 Southcenter Parkway
    Seattle, Washington, 98188-3388, USA

    Phone: +1-206-575-8220


    There is a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. To schedule a pickup from the airport, guests should call the hotel from the Courtesy Vehicle Pickup area on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. Please note there are two DoubleTree hotels in the area, so please confirm you are boarding the correct shuttle to 16500 Southcenter Parkway.


    Business casual with closed toe, closed heel shoes. No high heels. Safety shoes are not required.Safety glasses are required but will be provided on-site.


    Sunday: 6 pm – 8 pm Welcome Reception
    Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm generally. Hours may differ to meet production schedule or to allow the team to meet the week’s targets
    Friday: 8 am – 11:30 am

    Please meet in the hotel lobby on Sunday at 6 pm for transportation to the reception.

  1. Questions

    Contact: Megan Herscher


  2. Registration

    Complete the Seminar Registration Form and submit to megan.herscher@shingijutsu.co.jp

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