Nampachi Hayashi

Advisor, Toyota Motor Company

Nampachi Hayashi joined Toyota Motor Company in 1966 and is one of the last direct protégés of Taiichi Ohno, the legendary author of the “Toyota Production System”. He served as a senior technical executive of Toyota, and from 2009, has sat on the company’s board of directors. Mr. Hayashi is a member of the “Productivity Improvement Citizens Advancement Council” advanced by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Mr. Hayashi is well-known around the world for his humor and liveliness to explain the essence of the Toyota Production System (TPS) as it applies to various industries.

Plenary Special Event

The Essence of the Toyota Production System: The Roots of Lean. In this exclusive one-hour workshop, Mr. Hayashi will shed light on the origins of Lean and the misunderstandings of the Toyota Production System (TPS). He will also discuss the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and its creator, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt. No matter what industry you are in, whether you are considering or already using TOC, TPS, or Lean, you don’t want to miss the insights you will gain directly from this renowned master of ongoing improvement!