Free. Register here.

An account already exists with this email address. Is this you?

Sign in
Rnddvcd1svsfczpaok9e shingo hero

Ritsuo Shingo. 30 Nov

Tuesday 30 November 2021
5.00 - 6.00pm AEDT
Find your local time

Register to access:

  • The live talk (you will be emailed the details about how to join)
  • Your username and password will allow you to review any slides and downloads associated with the session
  • Free Members can review the recording of the video for a limited amount of time
  • Full LAST Club Members can access the video in the Clubhouse archive.

Fundamentals of the Toyota Production System.

Sensei Shingo will be joining from Japan for a session where he will cover topics from the famed Toyota Production System with knowledge gained from his many years working for Toyota. These will be drawn from:

  • Genchi Genbutsu, Gembaism
  • Built in Quality
  • Total Participation (Kaizen)
  • Toyota culture
  • Leading by example.

There will also be a chance to have Q&A with Sensei Shingo.

He will also cover what he is doing with the NK (Norman Bodek & Kazuyoshi Hisano) Institute of Human Advancement.


Ritsuo Shingo graduated from Waseda University, considered one of Japan’s “Ivy League” schools, with a degree in law in 1970, and joined Toyota Motors right after graduation.

After more than ten years working in various positions at Toyota in Japan, Mr. Shingo was transferred to Detroit, Michigan, USA, where he worked as a purchasing manager for a few years. He was then asked to help with the startup of the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA.

After a few years in Kentucky, Mr. Shingo helped with the startup of the Toyota plant in the United Kingdom. 

Later, he joined the China office in Japan where he worked on setting up potential ventures in China. In 1990, he was appointed president of Toyota’s joint venture operation in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.  After three years he moved to Beijing to join Toyota’s China office.

Two years later, Mr. Shingo was appointed president of Hino Motors in China, including the joint venture production facility in Guangzhou, China.

Mr. Shingo’s final assignment in China was president of the Toyota Research and Service Center, also located in Guangzhou.

He is currently leading the Institute of Management Improvement founded by his father TPS pioneer Dr Shigeo Shingo and works with the NK Institute of Human Advancement.

See what else is on at the LAST Club.