Isao Yoshino is a 40-year Toyota leader (of which 14 years in the US) and a former NUMMI training manager based at Toyota HQs in Japan. In 1979 and 1980, he was in charge of the Manager-Development Program (“Kan-Pro” in Japanese) for all the managers at Toyota HQs. In 1983, he was assigned to the manager of a newly-established training section for NUMMI’s shop floor leaders. He hired John Shook from outside and other staff members from within to develop a hands-on training program for American shop floor group/team leaders who travelled from Fremont, California.
In June 1984, Isao Yoshino and his team started training American shop floor leaders for three weeks at Toyota’s plant. He has also worked in Research, Corporate Planning and Production Control.
In his presentation he will explain what makes Toyota management different from others