My personal trainer, Mr. Itaru Baba, began teaching me about kaizen in Feb., 1988 at the Tsutsumi Plant. That included filling out the suggestion form. This was one of my efforts. The idea was to put a rubber hose in each kanban box so that they were easier to retrieve wearing gloves. At the lower right you can see I was paid 500 yen, about $4.
This is the entire Toyota Team at Georgetown in Aug., 1988 with the 1st official Camry. Included are many of our personal trainers.
This is the program for the TMMK plant dedication.
This is me and my training group from TMMK at Toyota Headquarters in Japan. 50 of us spent a month training at the Tsutsumi Plant in Toyota City in Feb.-Mar., 1988.
This is me and my workgroup at the Tsutsumi Plant in Feb., 1988. My personal trainer, Mr. Itaru Baba, is to the left of me with two thumbs up. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.