Residential Study Visit – Lean Management with Toyota

15th-17th November 2020
Toyota Lean Management Centre,
Toyota Engine Plant, Deeside, North Wales


*Places limited to 15 delegates.


True North Excellence invites you to a unique two-day residential course that takes you deep into The Toyota Way Management Behaviours and Toyota Production System

Toyota Lean Management Residential Study Visit


Download the study visit brochure.

  • 15th November, 17:00-20:30

    • 16:00-17:00 Delegates arrive at hotel
    • Team and individual exercise and orientation
    • Informal networking dinner
  • Monday 16th November 2020

    • 08:15 – Coach departs for Toyota Hybrid Engine Plant’
    • 08:30 – Arrival and day one study visit to Toyota
    • 16:45  – Return to hotel by coach
    • 18:00 – Networking dinner with Toyota managers
  • Tuesday 17th November 2020

    • 07:15 Check out and depart for Toyota
    • 07:30 Arrival and day two of study visit
    • 16:00 End of study visit, delegates depart Toyota plant

Key Learning:

  • Practical study visits learning with a minimum of FOUR visits to Toyota’s factory floor to underpin the workshop training and learning
  • Learn in detail the concepts of both the Toyota Production Systems (TPS) & the Toyota Way Management Behaviors
  • Understand the culture and performance management tools that exist in order to ensure TPS can be sustained
  • Delivered by the Toyota Lean Management Centre – learn from the worldwide experts in Lean
  • Includes accommodation for two nights & two networking dinners, Monday evening with Toyota managers


  • Managing Directors, Plant Directors and Executive Management
  • Operations and production leaders
  • Lean leaders and improvement managers

Learn the Toyota Way Management Behaviors

Residential Study Visit:

Whether you are embarking on a cultural transformation, relaunching lean journey or simply adding to your practical knowledge of lean management – this two-day study visits and workshop provides a unique immersion into the Toyota Production System (TPS) at Toyota.

Attendees will, through the use of simulation techniques, extensive worksite study and discussion with senior management, grasp the meaning of key elements of the TPS and gain appreciation of its practical application.

Participants will understand the culture and performance management tools that exists in order to ensure TPS can be sustained and operate to provide the highest levels of operational performance.

Delegates will understand the process steps for implementation and their role in leading a Lean Transformation.

All participants will developer a greater practical knowledge of Toyota Management Behaviors and TPS through a minimum of FOUR visits to the factory floor.

Agenda/Key Study Areas:

  • Toyota Philosophy & Thinking
  • Customer Driven Focus
  • Continuous Improvement & Waste
  • Importance of Stability
  • The Toyota Production System
  • Production Planning & the Pull System
  • Human Resources for a Lean Environment
  • Role of Management
  • Minimum of FOUR visits to the Toyota engine assembly line

The Venue

Toyota Deeside Engine Plant


Venue: Deeside Engine Plant

The Engine Plant is located at Deeside, North Wales and employs over 500 members on a site covering 115 acres/0.48 million sq m.

In 2014, a total of 225,805 engines were produced for the Burnaston Auris & Auris Hybrid vehicles and exported to other Toyota plants. Engines are produced through a process of Aluminium casting, Machining and Assembly before final inspection and despatch to vehicle plants.

Deeside currently exports engines and machine components to South Africa, Turkey, Brazil and Japan and were the first overseas plant to produce Toyota’s class leading hybrid engines.

Toyota Lean Management Centre, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales, CH5 2TW

The Package



£ 2,095

+VAT Per Delegate

  • Register and Pay BEFORE 1st October 2020



£ 2,295

+VAT Per Delegate

  • BOOKED AFTER 1st Ocxtober 2020


Please note fees include exclusive access to the site,accommodation, all meals including leadership networking dinner. Occasionally it may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to amend the contents and timing of a scheduled programme or the identity of speakers, host sights and contributors. For this reason True North Excellence Ltd reserves the right to amend the programme at any time.Due to the sensitivity of such study visits, the host site reserves the right to omit any delegate it feels will be in its commercial interest to do so.

Package Includes:

  • All training delivered by Toyota managers
  • Two nights Four star hotel accommodation
  • Exclusive access to site, minimum of four visits to the Gemba
  • Breakfast and lunch on both study days
  • Two evening networking dinners
  • Maximum of 15 participants
  • Focus on both behaviours and sustainability of the Toyota Production System


  1. Telephone Nicola Corcos on +44 (0)161 298 5556 or email
  2. Online: Click ‘Book Your Place Now’ on this page to register online
  3. Download and complete brochure booking form and post to: True North Excellence Ltd, Smithy Cottage, Stowford, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5XP

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: True North Excellence Ltd reserve the right to amend the programme, speakers or venue and alter or cancel the seminar without liability. CANCELLATIONS: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute is always welcome, up to three working days before the event. Refunds will be made up to 30 days before the event in writing, minus a £200 per delegate enrolment fee. Regrettably we do not provide refunds less than 30 days before the seminar.