Hello! I’m Hiroshi Otani, a TPS/Lean consultant focused on Strategy and Business Management for efficiency and productivity improvement. I was born in Japan but have lived in São Paulo, Brazil since childhood. From an early age, I developed an interest in creating, developing, and helping the country achieve its maximum potential.

My education includes a bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) in Mechanical Engineering. During my academic journey, I was able to enhance my analytical, strategic, and leadership skills, which have been crucial in my career.

With over 30 years of experience in the industrial sector, I’ve worked within a wide range of processes, from Strategic Planning, Safety, Quality, to Production in multinational companies. Over the years I’ve accumulated significant experiences; as a Lean consultant, participating in different sectors such as Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, and Logistics.

Some companies I have worked for and consulted with include:
• Toyota do Brasil: a manufacturing company in the automotive industry that needed to expand its business in Brazil. I conducted strategic analysis and market research to implement product, volume, and quality improvements, studying the best processes and productivity to contribute to the company’s development.
• FlexCon: a manufacturer of adhesive films that faced productivity challenges in implementing new products. I conducted in-depth analysis of production processes, identified improvements to reduce production time, and planned Kaizen (reduction of setup time) through process standardization (TP).
• Fleximedical: a manufacturer of mobile healthcare units that aimed to improve work efficiency, reduce product delivery time, and standardize processes. I conducted VSM (process mapping) in administrative areas (Engineering, Architecture, Logistics, HR), provided training, and implemented improvements.

In addition to my professional career, I highly value and dedicate myself to my family. I have a son who is already working professionally and a wife who fully supports my activities. I always seek to find time to spend with my family, travel, and engage in physical activities to maintain well-being and quality of life.

My personal values ​​are transparency, trust, and open communication, which are fundamental principles for establishing long-term relationships with my clients and partners, who are priorities to me.

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