Visit Mr. Imai - The Netherlands 2014

9  Jan. 2015

On October 29th, Mr. Imai visited the Netherlands for two days. Mr. Imai visited KLM Catering Services, Philips LED system and was a special guest at the Round Table Conference together with 30 manager of leading companies in The Netherlands. Masaaki Imai visited Philips LED Systems in Eindhoven to visit the Research & Development Gemba. The LED Systems I2M project team and Leadership team appreciated the opportunity to understand Mr. Imai’s perspective on Lean in innovation environments. We thank Philips LED Systems for their hospitality and willingness to share. Read more

On 29 October The Kaizen Institute Netherlands organized a Round Table Conference at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. 30 managers of leading companies in the Netherlands attended the conference. During this conference three provocative statements were discussed by the managers in three groups and of course Mr. Imai:

  1. Standards enable one room for creativity

  2. Leaders are Problem Solvers

  3. Leaders Know Their indicators

Not only did Mr. Imai participate in the discussions he also shared his thoughts on these topics and answered questions from the participants afterwards.

On 30 October 2014, Mr. Imai visited KLM Catering Services (KCS). Mr. Imai had a meeting with management to discuss the status of the Lean Deployment and visited the Gemba (shopfloor) We thank KCS and Mr. Imai for their hospitality and willingness to share.

Some comments from managers who were present at the conference:

“Thank you for a successful afternoon with Mr. Imai”

“The round table was a success, because of the three interesting provocative statements, good discussions and educational input from Mr. Imai”

“Thank you for the invite and a very inspiring day with Mr. Imai”

“In short, a well-organized afternoon with many highlights”



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