team is led by Mr. Nakao, our founder and Jutsu Shu, Mr. Nagamatsu, Leader of the Systematic Integration of Quality, Material and Information and Mr. Kurosaka,
our President and CEO.
Father of Moonshine (FOM) of Shingijutsu Ltd
Mr. Nakao spent the first 27 years of his career working for the Toyota Group where he was mentored and trained by Mr. Ohno, originator of the Toyota Production System (TPS). Mr. Nakao was a part of the original autonomous study groups initiated by Ohno who ultimately came up the basic philosophy and approach of TPS. Mr. Nakao founded the Shingijutsu Company in 1987 at the behest of Mr. Ohno.
Mr. Nakao has dedicated himself to spreading the principles of the Toyota Production System around the world to create the Global Production System. Mr. Nakao was recently appointed Jutsu Shu, and is now the owner and steward of the company’s art and practices. This is important since it ensures the art or technology and its practice are current, effective and is used correctly by all sensei.
Leader of the Systematic Integration of Quality, Material and Information
Mr. Nagamatsu also spent 27 years with the Toyota Group becoming a skilled and influential leader of the Toyota Production System. He joined the Shingijutsu team 15 years ago. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Nagamatsu served as CEO of the company. In 2012, Mr. Nagamatsu became the Leader of the Systematic Integration of Quality, Material and Information (SIQMI).
President and CEO Shingijutsu Ltd
Mr. Kurosaka joined Shingijutsu in 1999 and was promoted to President and CEO in 2012. He learned the Toyota Production System at his former employer where he was worked in the Manufacturing and Production Engineering area. He was promoted to leader of their Kaizen Promotion Office. He honed his skills over several years implementing kaizen and production preparation at his company, and their affiliates and overseas plants including setting up new operations abroad.
Team Members or Sensei
Our team is comprised of over 45 team members or sensei, each
with extensive experience in a broad range of industries and businesses
as well as the long term commitment and extensive experience in
Kaizen. Our team member’s average over 28 years in industrial
experience as well as 15 years dedicated to the promotion of Kaizen.
We have backgrounds including automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals,
electronics, health care, appliances, heavy equipment, mining,
internet sales and distribution, publishing, confectionaries, and
the garment industry. In addition to the skills needed in
industrial settings, we also have extensive experience in office
or white collar kaizen, working in such fields as human resources,
finance and engineering. Our team members joined Shingijutsu Company
after careers at companies such as Toyota Group, Boeing, Hitachi,
Izusu, Toshiba, Mogami , United Technologies Corporation and Yamataki.
Shingijutsu is also commited to developing the next generation
of sensei to help global business and organizations prosper and grow
in the next hundred years. The maturity and skills of our older
team members offer a unique and special opportunity to teach and
develop new, younger team members. You will often see
these newer team members with our senior sensei during kaizen events
to assist, observe and learn.