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Heineken Training Support - Trinidad

Angus Steven: Just returned from another exciting visit to the Carib Brewery in Trinidad to provide training support over 2-weeks, focused…

March 2017

Safety Leadership Training

Safety Leadership training – Heineken in the Netherlands (HNS) houses two of the most advanced and referenced Breweries in the Heineken…

January 2017

Philips Lean Executive Training - Hamburg 2016

Just returned from another exciting course with a Team from Philips Lighting, providing Lean Executive Training. This dynamic team, included…

December 2016

End to End Lean Leadership Course

Paul  has just returned from the USA after delivering an End to End Lean Leadership for Royal Philips at Belvue…

October 2016

Armacell India WAM Audit

Just back from another very interesting auditing and coaching visit to the Armacell factory in Pune, India supporting the implementation…

October 2016

SIPOC and Makigami process mapping tools

Paul has just returned from coaching  the Heineken internal Customer Service consultants in the application of SIPOC and Makigami process…

September 2016

South African mid-year TPM Audits

Paul  recently concluded his round of mid year TPM audits for Heineken in Sedibeng – a round that included audits…

Braving the Monsoon - George's recent trip to India

George Kesic – Senior Consultant George has just returned from a review of the Value Stream Mapping Project, following the…

September 2016

From Russia with love...... of Auditing

John Campbell – Senior Consultant:   Just returned from two Heineken Breweries in Russia to complete their Mid-year TPM support…

September 2016

Mid Year Audit & Changeover training in Nigeria

Steve Tickle  has just returned from an Auditing and Training week in  Lagos, Nigeria, and wanted to thank all the…

July 2016

“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)

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Heineken Training Support – Trinidad

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

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March 2017