Seminar on 'Productivity Improvement Strategies in Japan: New Trends and Experiences of Management and Production Techniques'

The Japan Embassy in collaboration with the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) and the Japan Productivity Centre (JPC) is organising a seminar on the theme Productivity Improvement Strategies in Japan: New Trends and Experiences of Management and Production Techniques on Friday 13 October at the BPML Conference Hall, Cyber Tower 1, Ebène at 1630 Hours.

The seminar will lay emphasis on strategies and techniques adopted by Japanese enterprises and recent developments in relation to management and productivity. The seminar is intended to strengthen the bilateral relations between Mauritius and Japan. The NPCC is presently driving the Model Companies project in Mauritius along with the experts from the JPC who are involved in its implementation. Under the project, Japanese experts engage in the application of KAIZEN and lean management techniques and conduct training for middle managers and supervisors of the Model Companies. The three local companies selected under this project are presently benefiting from the Japanese expertise on productivity improvements.

Speakers’ Profiles

Mr Hajime SASAKI – Expert from Japan Productivity Center

Mr Sasaki has more than 35 years of experience at IBM. He grew his expertise through engaging with Japanese, European and US Companies. After leaving IBM, he pursued his career in a Chinese manufacturing company as director of quality management. In 2016, he conducted projects on productivity improvement with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan as an expert in KAIZEN and 5S. He has since led more than 350 projects, with key focus on KAIZEN, productivity and lean management in companies in South Africa and Kenya. This year he is leading the METI project of Model Companies in Nigeria and Mauritius and will soon be undertaking a new project under the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Mr Yukitoshi TANNO – Expert from Japan Productivity Center

Mr Y. Tanno has over 30 years of experience as manager and leader in key Japanese global companies, such as, Japan Airlines, GE Medical Systems, Rubber Network, Amazon KK, Compass Group, Samsung Welstory and Coca Cola. He further pursued his career in management consulting with the Japan Productivity Center in 2014 as a registered SME Management Consultant. Since then he has shared his knowledge and expertise by conducting training of managers and CEO’s of companies, including the Model Companies across Africa and Mauritius.

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