Toyota Lean Management Centre

Delivering tangible results for business, charity and industry.

We firmly believe that the road to Lean can be taken by any process or service organisation. Our clients from areas such as Food, Aerospace, Chemical, Medical and Manufacturing have all seen significant step changes

Our Clients

In today’s highly competitive society, lean management training has never been more important

Business Wales

The TLMC (Team Learning and Leadership Development) program helpscompanies in North and South Wales to achieve positive results by focusing on customer focus, continuous improvement, teamwork, and innovation.

Key impacts that companies included increased sales, reduced costs, improved customer satisfaction, and increased employee engagement.

Enterprise Ireland

TThe partnership between TLMC and Enterprise Ireland provides Irish businesses with access to world-class lean manufacturing training and expertise.

This helps Irish businesses to improve their efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness.

Over 100 companies have sent in excess of 2000 employees for lean training by TLMC.

Guide Dogs

TPS principles were used used to help the charity eliminate waste meaning more money where it can make a difference.

The Toyota team reviewed every aspect of the production and distribution of Guide Dogs’ harnesses.

Home Bargains

TThe partnership between TLMC and Enterprise Ireland provides Irish businesses with access to world-class lean manufacturing training and expertise.

TLMC have visited both major UK distribution centres to perform diagnostics and offer advice on the areas where the 250 empowered individuals should focus.

Ysgol Gwynedd

Lean is child's play! Successful introduction of 5S and much more in a primary school.

The headteacher at Ysgol Gwynedd saw the potential. A chance meeting with TLMC has led to over 100 Headteachers and leaders being trained in lean principles.

Our Partners

The Toyota Lean Management Centre are pleased to be working with the following partners.

  • Providing funding for Welsh companies.
  • Funding for Irish companies via the Lean Business Offer.
  • Programmes for aerospace, off-shore wind and high-value manufacturing.
  • Promoting closer ties and collaboration between the European Union and Japan.
  • An established source of Lean literature and training in Japan.
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Client Testimonials

Working in partnership with Toyota Lean Management Centre means that Fire Services around the world will be equipped with the tools to make them more efficient, reduce waste and ensure the service they deliver to the community reflects real value for money.

Mark Watson - Course Director

It’s been really useful to work with Toyota and gain a fresh perspective on our harness-making system. The Toyota Production System measures led to a 66% reduction in inventory levels, reducing valuable time and costs. These significant efficiency improvements can instead be invested in other valuable areas to improves the lives of people with sight loss.

David Pryke - Workshop Manager

I would just like to offer a personal thank you once again for the two days with the TLMC team, it was extremely informative and helpful and without doubt I have taken away a lot which will aid me!

Head of Production - Stauff UK

I highly recommend this course for anyone on or about to start their lean journey. This is an excellent opportunity to learn Lean from the experts of how to keep it simple. Great mix of classroom theory and practical use of tools on the shop floor. We have already implemented several learnings from the course.

Continuous Improvement Coach - Dairygold

Being able to visit a working Toyota plant where English is the spoken language has proven very helpful to over 2,000 Irish people TLMC have trained since 2009. Visiting and learning with TLMC has been a fabulous development experience for me and many trainee visitors to the plant, from Ireland and from across Europe.

Dr. Richard Keegan - Trinity College

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In early 2022, we sent our team to the Lean Start program, and it exceeded our expectations. Toyota's team tailored the learning to our site, addressing our unique challenges. It was the most valuable investment we've made in recent years, delivering improvements worth ten times the course cost. We're thankful to Toyota and the Welsh Government for this exceptional program. For Welsh manufacturers aiming to enhance their businesses, it's the ultimate investment.

Oliver Conger  MD - Rototherm

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