Jan Schjottelvig - Lean Management Consultant - Shinka Management

Jan Schjottelvig - Senior Consultant

Jan is a results-driven and accomplished Toyota Production System consultant and offers over 25 years experience in operations management.

Jan has successfully transformed people, processes and systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Shinka Management, Jan worked and/or consulted for major manufacturing, automotive, logistics and transportation organisations such as Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), Britax Childcare, Saint-Gobain, Ecolab (NZ), Voith Hydro Shanghai (China) and VLine (Rail).

Jan has a strong level of operational excellence system expertise, including design, implementation and maintenance of these systems to drive performance and teamwork. Supply chain reviews, benchmarking and improvements are critical components of these systems. Jan has a Polymer Science and TPS background specialising in loss analysis, performance control systems and strategic planning in operations.

Prior to consulting Jan managed up to 3 major productions facilities for Saint-Gobain as General Manager Manufacturing and during this time successfully designed and implemented 5-year strategic plans, reduced scrap by 50% and successfully installing over $2.5million in capital improvements. Jan provided leadership to develop operational standards, budgets, value stream analysis, daily performance control, and labour cost reviews.

During his tenure at Plantic Technologies, Jan implemented rapid cost reduction projects focused on manufactured output, quality and safety improvements using Lean and TPS in Australian and European plants.