Diego is an operational excellence expert with over 10 years’ experience successfully implementing operational transformation within the basic material industry, with a focus on lean application within the mining sector.
Gustavo has a versatile understanding of the practical application of lean management across varying departments and industries. His ability to see all aspects of a value stream enables him to thrive in environments of non-traditional applications of lean, including service sector settings.
Ishii Machinery is a well-established SME in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture that engineers and produces various industrial precision components and equipment that are mainly supplied to the automotive and aerospace sectors.
Kikuchi Gear is a well-established gear manufacturer with 140 employees based in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture. Their products are used in leading-edge industrial products in the aerospace, automotive, construction machinery and printing sectors.
Kirin Brewery is a leading Japanese beer maker. It is one of the of the Kirin Holdings subsidiaries which is an integrated beverages company that manufactures and sells a wide range of beverages as well as pharmaceutical and bio-chemical products.
Taikoh Transportation is a Toyota Group logistics company that delivers products to Toyota and other automakers. The company is the first company that established a procurement logistics system based on the Toyota Production System in Japan.
Hamamatsu City is located on the western side of Shizuoka Prefecture. The city is home to some of the world’s leading companies such as Honda and is recognised as one of the leading governments in Japan with a successful lean program.
Oita City is the capital city of Oita Prefecture and is located on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. The city is regarded as one of the leading municipalities in Japan with a successful lean program to achieve office and service work improvement and efficiency.
Kewpie Corporation is a Japanese packaged food manufacturer. It is well known for its popular brand of mayonnaise product with a distinctive Kewpie baby doll logo. The company operates eight plants in Japan and has several production bases overseas.