Problem solving at Honda Manufacturing

November 15, 2018 | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $250
Member Fee: $175


Honda of America Manufacturing
24000 Honda Pkwy
Marysville, Ohio

Join Honda in the learning and teaching of its problem-solving process/practice. In this hands-on workshop and tour, you'll learn how to use Honda’s problem-solving methods for online, gemba-based improvements and practice the skills with Honda management associates.


Honda of America Manufacturing - Marysville Auto Plant

Marysville is where it all started. In November 1982, the very first Honda Accord rolled off the line here and Honda has not looked back since. Over the next 30 years, the plant and its iconic flagship vehicle, the Accord, would lay the foundation for an unprecedented success story. Today, the 4 million-square-foot Marysville plant represents the largest of the company's Ohio operations, producing the Honda Accord Sedan & Coupe along with the Acura TLX and ILX for customers in more than 100 countries around the world. Learn more at


8:00 a.m.   –   8:10 a.m.   Welcome
8:10 a.m.   –   8:15 a.m.   Safety, PPE and logistics
8:15 a.m.   –   8:30 a.m.   Plant overview
8:30 a.m.   –   9:30 a.m.   Plant tour
9:30 a.m.   –   9:40 a.m.   Break
9:40 a.m.   – 10:40 a.m.   Learning module
10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.   Assign groups and problems
10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Gemba visit and problem-solving
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Lunch (provided by host company)
12:30 p.m. –   1:15 p.m.   Groups report out
1:15 p.m.   –   1:45 p.m.   Learning module
1:45 p.m.   –   2:45 p.m.   Gemba visit and additional group work
2:45 p.m.   –   3:30 p.m.   Groups report out to Marysville Automobile Plant management
3:30 p.m.   –   3:45 p.m.   Closing remarks
4:00 p.m.                          Adjourn

  • Learn to use Honda's problem-solving process/practice and apply it to your operations.
  • Tour Honda R&D America's Marsville Auto Plant.
  • See firsthand how to create a culture of problem-solving at the Gemba.
  • VP operations
  • Plant managers
  • Engineers
  • CI professionals
  • Production managers
  • Supervisors

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

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