ILC to Tour Kentucky Toyota in May

Sometimes, you just want to see for yourself.

If you’ve ever had a moment of curiosity about how Lean is practiced at the company that helped create it, then CIRAS has a trip that should fan the flames of your interest.

The Iowa Lean Consortium is sponsoring a Kentucky Lean Tour designed to explore the best practices in Lean leadership by taking ILC members on an in-depth walking tour of the largest Toyota plant in the world.

Led by Mike Hoseus, executive director of the Center of Quality People & Organizations and co-author of the book Toyota Culture, this trip will give participants unparalleled access to the Toyota factory floor. You’ll get a first-hand view of Toyota’s culture of continuous improvement and leadership development programs, and you’ll create a tangible action plan on how to take your own Lean program to the next level.

Registration for this May 5-7 event also includes a tour of Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery, but it does not include transportation to Kentucky or hotel accommodations.

This event is for ILC members only, so be sure to join ILC before you register.

For more information, visit this registration site or contact Teresa Hay McMahon at