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Paul Smith –

Director of Shinka Management

"Managing Your Work Environment for Success – Lean Lessons from Japan" (EN)

Paul is a Director of Shinka Management, a global lean consulting company specialising in the transfer of Japanese management know-how to global industry. Paul’s expertise spans Japanese management practices, process analysis and optimisation. Paul completed a Masters and PhD at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Engineering as an awardee of a Japanese Government scholarship.
In partnership with BEA member Nora Freimane of Latvian lean consulting firm BIZEF, Paul and his colleague, former Toyota manager Kazumasa Hattori, have run lean training master classes in Riga annually since 2018.

Lean consulting company: Shinka Management
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