Juan Manuel Bertero - Lean Consultant - Shinka Management

Juan Manuel Bertero - Senior Consultant – South America & Europe

Juan specialises in lean manufacturing and TPM, supporting South American and European manufacturing and FMCG companies.

Juan’s lean manufacturing development stems from over a decade of experience in DENSO Manufacturing Argentina, where he held departmental management roles in Process Engineering, Process Development/NPI, and Production Engineering. These roles included employee management and development, and responsibility for plant OEE. Juan and his teams were responsible for deployment of core process improvement tools such as kaizen, 6-sigma and PFMEA, as well as leading continuous improvement culture and feasibility studies for investment. In these roles Juan reported to national (Argentina), regional (South America) and corporate (Japan/Italy) management.

Juan also worked as Manufacturing Manager at Denso, managing 9 production supervisors and 300 operators. In addition to responsibility for daily production, this role also included management of autonomous maintenance at the plant and management of safety, delivery, manpower, scrap, costs and kaizen related KPIs.

Through his career with Denso, Juan was a leader trainer in TPS, TPM, APQP FMEA, PPAP, SPC/MSA and SMED.

Juan has also worked as a Process Engineer with TECME, where he designed and implemented the TECME Industrial System, a world-class manufacturing (WCM) system based on lean manufacturing concepts.

Juan holds degrees as an Electronic Engineer and Electronic Technician. Juan is based in Argentina and holds dual Argentinian and Italian citizenship. He is a native speaker of Spanish, is fluent in English and Italian, and has a basic communication capability in Portuguese.