NUCB Nisshin Campus is located 30 minutes away from the headquarters of the global motors giant - Toyota, and NUCB arranges visits to the company’s museum and factory every semester to let students understand the company’s history and how they are running their global business.
Kiichiro Toyoda founded Toyota Motor Corporation in 1937 as a spin-off of his father's company, Toyota Industries, Today, it is Japans largest company and has more than 364,000 employees worldwide.
Toyota - Kaikan Museum and Tsutsumi Plant visit
On May 28th, 3 MBA and 9 undergraduate students gathered together for the visit. Starting from the Toyota Kaikan Museum where the latest technologies and models of Toyota and Lexus are displayed, students can not only learn how the vehicles are produced through interactive facilities, but can also touch, sit inside the car, and try different functions of a vehicle.
Later on, students move to Toyota Tsutsumi Plant where more than 310,000 vehicles are manufactured annually, to see how the company operates its assembly line. The tour guide explained thoroughly about Toyota’s approach to manufacturing, Just-in-time and Jidoka, and the 1-hour tour gave students a full understanding of the production process as well as how Toyota evolves to meet the ever-changing customer needs.