The David Hutchins International Quality College (DHIQC) and the Global Excellence Team (GET), in association with the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), jointly offer a unique opportunity for individuals interested in quality management and continuous improvement, in a way that took Japan to global leadership. This Quality Education Tour provides participants with insights into Japanese quality methodologies and the chance to learn from top experts in the field.

Here are some key highlights of the Japan Quality Education Tour:

  1. Japanese Quality Revolution: This tour acknowledges Japanese industry’s global leadership in quality management and continuous improvement. It highlights the methodologies like Lean, Total Quality Management (TQM), and Hoshin Kanri that originated in Japan.
  2. Japanese Industry Links: DHIQC has maintained strong connections with Japanese industry and business leaders since the 1970s. The collaboration with JUSE has led to Quality Education Tours to Japan, which has included access to top companies in varying industries.
  3. Unprecedented Access: Participants get to visit the offices and factory floors of world-leading companies in different cities in Japan. This first-hand experience allows them to witness operational excellence in both manufacturing and service industries.
  4. Educational Insights: With the involvement of the JOSE instructors and David Hutchins, participants gain invaluable insights into how Japanese methodologies can be successfully applied in their own organisations.
  5. Cultural Experiences: In addition to business tourism, the programme includes cultural visits to places like the Hakone National Park, and Kyoto; thus, providing a well-rounded experience of Japan.
  6. Strategic Analysis: Participants have the opportunity to critically analyse their respective organisation’s culture and strategy. This can lead to identifying game-changing innovations to improve overall performance and gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets.
  7. Expertise and Networking: Participants get the chance to learn from top experts and gurus in global quality management. They can gain knowledge about TQM operations, policy management, and problem-solving skills. The tour also offers the opportunity to network with an international community of support through enrolment in the Global Excellence Team.

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