Hello, I’m Hiroshi Otani, a Lean consultant who specializes in strategy and business management to enhance efficiency and productivity. I was born in Japan but have lived in São Paulo, Brazil since my childhood. From an early age, I developed a keen interest in creating, developing and contributing to the country’s growth potential.
My educational background includes a degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) in the Mechanical Engineering field. During my academic journey, I honed my analytical, strategic, and leadership skills, which have proven to be pivotal in my career.
With over 30 years of experience in the industrial sector, I have engaged with a wide array of processes, ranging from strategic planning, safety, quality, and production in multinational companies. Over the years, I have amassed substantial experience in Lean principles and, as a consultant, have worked in diverse sectors, including technology, manufacturing, retail, and logistics.
I’ve had the privilege to work with and serve as a Lean consultant for several noteworthy companies, including:
⦁ Toyota do Brasil: This automobile manufacturing company aimed to expand its business in Brazil. I conducted strategic and market analyses to implement product and volume improvements, enhance quality, and study processes and productivity enhancements to contribute to the company’s development.
⦁ FlexCon: An adhesive film manufacturing company faced challenges in boosting productivity during the implementation of new products. I conducted in-depth analyses of production processes, identified ways to reduce production time, and planned Kaizen initiatives (reduction of setup time) through process standardization (TP).
⦁ Fleximedical: A company specializing in manufacturing mobile health units sought to improve work efficiency, reduce product delivery times, and standardize their processes. I conducted Value Stream Mapping (VSM) in administrative areas (engineering, architecture, logistics, HR), provided training, and implemented improvements.
Beyond my professional career, I highly value and dedicate significant time to my family. I have a son who is already working professionally, and a wife who provides me with unwavering support in all my endeavors. I always make an effort to find time to spend with my family, travel, and engage in physical activities to maintain my well-being and quality of life.
My personal values include transparency, trust, and open communication, which serve as fundamental principles in establishing long-term relationships with my clients and partners, who are my top priorities.