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Henkan are not simply theory-based consultants. All our team have been successful senior managers, implementing major change and improvement programmes as employees of large blue chip organisations.

Our team have accumulated a wealth of experience across a diverse range of organisational roles in manufacturing and across entire supply chains.

For example, marketing, sales, customer service, distribution and logistics, plant management, project management, product development and technical functions, integrating business planning to deliver significant benefits.

In addition to significant technical expertise, our consultants are also selected for their understanding on how to engage people in successfully delivering CI programmes.

This competence to engage people in a practical manner has been gained through application over many years in the ‘real world’.

This experience has provided us with the empathy to understand the challenges of our clients in successfully navigating both the technical and people challenges encountered on the journey to excellence.

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“Jean has been in charge of Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement for 4 years in France and 2 years in the same time for Iberia (Spain and Portugal), for Philips global then Philips Lighting. During this period, he has achieved great training results, by certifying almost 500 people on Lean Basics, 10 managers on Lean Advanced (Green Belt level).

In addition, he has led 3 successful international training sessions of Daily Management in France, Iberia and Italy (70 persons including Iberia MT’s and France’s and Italy’s Supply Chain managers). His training and coaching skills have been unanimously recognised, reaching a great satisfaction level from trainees ( No Net Promoter Score (NPS) lower than 50%, with 4 sessions over 80%.).

Jean has also successfully led many lean transformations, including a Customer Kaizen Event for Rexel France, that involved the entire management teams of both Philips Lighting and Rexel France. Within 6 months, thanks to an improved Rexel/Philips collaborative planning, he managed to increase forecast accuracy from 60% to 76%, to reduce level of stock obsolescence from 55 days to 32 days,  to drop obsolescence stock from 67K€ to < 30k€, to secure an additional revenue of 5M€ in 2016.

Jean is a passionate, challenging and delivery focused  lean leader and trainer. I believe he would be a great asset to any team or organisation implementing the lean philosophy and therefore  I highly recommend him in his new role as leader of Henkan France.”

Stefanie Sperber - Lean Master Black Belt

Transformation team, Market Group Europ Signify (Philips Lighting)


We are continuous improvement consultants who possess the necessary cultural insight, soft skills and business acumen required to work in a global environment.

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Heineken Training Support – Trinidad

The changeover time was reduced by 80% as a result.

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March 2017