Last Call for the next WCM training in September

Participate in the next WCM 1-week training course in Japan and gain an in-depth knowledge of Japan’s world-class production methods and manufacturing principles!

  • Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing
  • Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards
  • Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan
  • Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan)
  • Meet senior Japanese industry leaders

Programme dates: 10-14 September 2018 
Deadline: Thursday, 24 May


Ideally, participants have an important strategic role in shaping the company's best practice strategy or can influence the company's management of quality control / best practice / production systems (e.g. Director, Manager, Operation & Logistics, Plant Manager, Quality Manager or Managing Director etc).

The sector of activity is unimportant since the themes covered are equally applicable in non-manufacturing industries.


The candidate must:

  • be a citizen of an EU Member State or of a COSME partnering country;
  • work for a company that is > 50% EU or COSME partnering country owned;
  • work for a company that is an EU or COSME partnering country juridical person;
  • be supported by their employer;
  • be able to participate in the entire programme;
  • have a good command of English;
  • be a manager involved in changing production engineering methods /strategy and / or production control, or have previous experience in operations management or have knowledge and practice of production methods of excellence.

> Learn more about the World Class Manufacturing Programme