Hitozukuri - Building People

Hitozukuri - Building People

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Japanese say building products is building people. What does this mean?

Sensei Ritsuo Shingo was the founder and president of Sichuan Toyota China and made it a huge success. He spent over 50 years practicing and teaching Toyota Production System. In fact he was the one who contributed the acronym SMED to the literature. 

In this course you will have chance to learn Hitozukuri and contributing concepts based on Sensei Shingo's real-life experience. 

What you will learn?


  • Hitozukuri
  • Training People
  • Yokoten
  • Managing people
  • Disputes
  • Negotiation
  • Nemawashi
  • Future of workplace 

    Did you know?

    • Sensei Shingo established the first Toyota plant in China and served as president
    • He translated Shigeo Shingo's Green book in 1976 and coined the term SMED
    • He is one of the most experienced TPS practitioners with 50 years as he was taught by his father Shigeo Shingo in 70s.

    Class Information

    Start Date: Friday, 8th of October 2021, 4pm US Central Time.
    Duration: 2 hours
    Locations: Virtual Classroom 

    Sessions are recorded, you view it afterwards if your schedule has conflicts.