Advanced Manufacturers’ Futures Forum: Building Minds that Make It

Keynote Speaker: Takashi Tanaka
World’s leading expert on Toyota Development System
Creating the Multi-Skilled Technology Worker Pipeline: A Toyota Perspective

Monday, November 2, 2009
2:30 –8:00 PM
Monroe Community College
R. Thomas Flynn Center Rooms A & B, 1000 East Henrietta Road

Consultant Takashi Tanaka played an integral role in developing Toyota’s ‘oobeya’ project process for the first Prius, cutting the development cycle from a forecasted 36 months to an actual 18 month on-time production start. He has served Canon, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and other Japanese clients in various aspects of the Toyota Management System, and worked with more than 35 European clients.
In 2005, his company, QV Systems, Inc., formed a partnership with Toyota Engineering Corporation, to provide additional consulting services in Toyota Production System and Toyota Marketing and Sales System.

Takashi helps build client internal capabilities based on Toyota’s human-side approach. A key principle of workforce improvement is ‘multi-skilled worker.’ This keynote addresses Toyota’s global approach to people development—and the famous Toyota ‘Thinking about People’ policy. His remarks will cover the requested role of educational institutions, and internal worker development in the Toyota factory. He will also make recommendations to create an effective, efficient pipeline of multi-skilled graduates of high school, technical college and university.

Tanaka was graduated with the BSME, and earned an MBA at Oklahoma State University. He currently resides in Seattle and Tokyo.

Completed registration form and check must be received by 10/27/09. Registration is filling fast. Join these and many more companies for this exciting Forum.

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FAME (Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise) is a member organization committed to building world-class workforce talent that has the skills, inspiration and motivation to grow the advanced manufacturing industry in our region. FAME is proud to host this exciting forum — an excellent opportunity to examine future workforce trends, issues and solutions for advanced manufacturers.

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