Daniel Andreu | Senior Consultant
The experience of 18 years in Toyota Argentina has geared Daniel with the know-how to support clients in their journeys towards excellence as a lean manufacturing consultant.
Daniel’s depth of Toyota Production System (TPS) experience has certainly put him in demand amongst automotive suppliers to provide consulting services. But he has also extended his know-how to assist companies in metal fabrication, construction, services, plus home furniture and mattress manufacturing demonstrating his ability to apply the core principles and philosophies of TPS to any situation.
It is often said that the pivotal roles within TPS are at the Team Leader and Group Leader levels. Daniel has had a career rising up from a team member to a Shift Chief of Plant and experienced these front-line supervisory roles. The thoroughness of core TPS practical application in these roles cannot be stressed enough. Daniel is an asset full of best-practice practical know-how.
Daniel has experienced nine months training within Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan over two extended visits. He has not only carried forward the raw excellence he witnessed in Japan onto his roles in Argentina and now as a lean manufacturing consultant, but also the training approach that Toyota has mastered to develop the human assets within their organization.
Daniel is a native Spanish speaker with intermediate proficiency in English.
Toyota Production System
- Visual management application
Native Spanish and English proficiency
Lean Manufacturing Consultant
Supported the design and implementation of programs for companies through practical training schemes on the shop floor. Coached middle management in the methodology of continuous improvement and how to develop and grow their employees focusing on the Toyota principle of “respect for people”.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Argentina) – Various Roles
Promoted continuous improvement in processes using TPS (lean manufacturing) techniques. Implemented and maintained the integral system of TPS based on KPIs and total quality. Led work teams in pursuit of continuous improvement and cultural change aligned with the vision and mission of the company. Implementation of the core TPS principles including visual management, 5S, kanban, SMED, quality circles, standard work and line balancing.
1997-1999 Vehicle Quality Auditor
1999-2002 Laboratory Management of Gas Emissions
2002-2012 Leader of Vehicle Audit Quality Control Leader
2012-2013 Quality Control Leader in Test Track
2013-2015 Leader in Quality Control, Preventive Maintenance & CI