Fernando Zalazar - Lean Management Consultant - Chile

Fernando Zalazar – Senior Consultant

Fernando has senior lean manufacturing experience through his roles in the global food manufacturer Nestle and aerospace giant ENAER.

Fernando has a strong ability to cater the lean strategy and applicable tools to the client in accordance to company objectives and improvement opportunities. He prioritizes and implements the methodology of lean so that targets cascade down to link with meaningful improvement in each team based on standardization and problem solving.

Fernando spent one year in Japan learning directly from many of the world’s best lean companies such as Toyota, Nissan and their supply chains. This immersion into levels of excellence rarely seen outside of Japan opened his awareness to the potential for improvement in his roles as a manager and now lean manufacturing consultant.

Part of Fernando’s experience in Nestle included the full roll-out of the Nestle Continuous Excellence framework to all departments. This experience was fundamental in developing his ability to adapt the application of lean to new and differing work environments and needs.

Fernando in a native speaker of Spanish and has excellent proficiency in English.