Paul Wright

Founder and Managing Director


Phone: +44 (0) 7920 774 968

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 774 968

I have worked in manufacturing for over 35+ years and for the last 15 years I have been a consultant applying the practical aspects of business transformation.

What particularly motivates me is engaging all levels of the organisation, from the shop-floor to senior management, in making a significant difference in performance of both themselves and the value stream they work within. I also like to make this process fun which I think is an aspect of change management that is often missed; there is nothing like a dash of humour to oil the wheels of change and engagement!

Over the years I have gained extensive experience in the successful implementation of Continuous Improvement methods across the End to End Supply Chain. This has ranged from the application of TPM at shop- floor level, Lean deployment across entire factories, WCM support at Blue Chip company corporate level and the deployment of End to End Supply chain programmes. What I particularly enjoy is drawing upon the experiences that I have gained both as an employee and a consultant in a wide variety of companies and industries.

At Henkan, I enjoy working with a team of likeminded individuals who want to make a difference to the capability of the clients and themselves. As the Managing Director I enjoy the strategic influence that the role allows, the building of effective client relationships and identifying opportunities to make a difference. Key to all this is to leave a trail of success in the eyes of our clients that has resulted in the growth of Henkan predominantly based upon reputation and referrals.

My greatest focus in my spare time is my family with 3 daughter living in 3 different locations in the UK it doesn’t give much time (or money) for much else!  I also enjoy sailing, particularly in hotter climes when you can drift off and fully relax…. Ah now there’s a thought maybe time to book another trip to the Med’.

“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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