About Us - Shinka Management - Lean Manufacturing Consultants

Shinka Management is a leader in lean manufacturing consulting and training.

Shinka Management builds on a 24-year track record of helping Australian industry increase productivity through Japanese lean management practices.

Shinka Management provides lean manufacturing consulting services, lean training, Japan industry study tours and industry-leading time and motion study software through its lean manufacturing consultants based in Japan, North America, South America and Australia.

The Shinka Management Story

Shinka Management was born out of a desire to transition the Australian operations of the Japan Management Association Consultants (JMAC) to an Australian owned and operated company serving global industry. The company name draws on the Japanese word for evolve.

The transition has been led by Australian locals Paul Smith and Ben Sparrow. Paul, a graduate of Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Engineering, and Ben, a past lecturer at Nippon Bunri University, are both fluent in Japanese and have enjoyed a long-time relationship with the country. Ben’s professional background includes eight years working as a lean consultant for JMAC, and Paul’s background includes consulting to public utilities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the field of optimisation and efficiency.

Since its inception, Shinka Management has grown in operations steadily to now support clients in over 60 countries.