Juan Manuel Bertero | Senior Consultant
Juan is a lean consultant based in Italy, supporting European and MENA manufacturing within automotive, FMCG, pharma and mining companies.
Currently based in Italy, Juan’s lean manufacturing development stems from over a decade of experience in DENSO, a first-tier supplier to Toyota, 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, six-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 nine 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.
Juan holds degrees as an Electronic Engineer and Electronic Technician. Juan is based in Italy and holds dual Italian and Argentinian citizenship. He is a native speaker of Spanish, is fluent in English and Italian, and has a basic communication capability in Portuguese.
Practical application of the Toyota Production System (TPS)
TPS training and development of teams
Managing within a framework of TPS
FMCG manufacturing improvement
- Native Spanish, fluent English and Italian proficiency, plus basic Portuguese
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Lean consultant and TPM expert based in Italy supporting European and South American FMCG, manufacturing, bioengineering and mining companies.
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DENSO Manufacturing Argentina – Production Engineering Manager
Key responsibilities around managing team for maintaining and improving production processes through applying core lean manufacturing tools. Leader trainer in TPS, TPM, APQP FMEA, PPAP, SPC/MSA and SMED.
DENSO Manufacturing Argentina – Manufacturing Manager
Overall manufacturing responsibilities for production and over 300 employees. Involved with plant benchmarking projects in both Japan and Thailand.
TECME S.A. – Process Engineering Manager
Designed and implemented the TECME Industrial System, a world-class manufacturing (WCM) system based on lean manufacturing concepts.
DENSO Manufacturing Argentina – Production Engineer & Project Leader
Process and manpower cost reduction focus. Standardized process documentation creation and maintenance.