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What is Yokoten Learning?

“Yokoten” is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “spreading best known practices.” At Toyota, we might have used “yokoten” in the following sentence: “This improvement saved the team member a significant amount of time on the Camry production line. Let’s see if we can yokoten it to the Avalon line.” It is important to note that yokoten is not “copy and paste”, but rather an experimental method to see if an proven improvement will work in a similar area.

The purpose of Yokoten Learning is to share and spread the principles and process of continuous improvement, with a focus on providing customized training programs for your organization tailored to your specific needs. Our training solutions are applicable to every industry, from manufacturing to health care.

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