Hello! I’m Roberto Okuyama, a consultant with a passion for strategy and business management. I was born in Bauru-SP, Brazil, and from an early age, I developed an interest in solving complex problems and assisting companies in reaching their maximum potential.
My educational background includes a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), a renowned institution in Brazil. During my academic journey, I honed my analytical, strategic, and leadership skills, which have played a crucial role in my career as a Lean consultant.
With over 23 years of industry experience, I have worked with a diverse array of clients, spanning the telecommunications, aeronautics, white goods manufacturing, and automotive industries. Over the years, I’ve accumulated experience in various companies, including:
⦁ PANASONIC, at the white goods factory, where I served as the PCP Manager. In this role, I oversaw in-bound Logistics, Warehouse operations, tax collection, and project teams. My primary responsibilities included developing people, executing substantial projects, and implementing process and inventory improvements.
⦁ TOYOTA, the globally recognized automaker renowned for manufacturing and logistics excellence. I headed the section responsible for the PCP & Logistics areas, bringing 15 years of experience in Logistics, Production Planning and Control, S&OP involving the headquarters and other overseas plants, parts procurement, and supply chain. I played pivotal roles in system and automation implementation projects, new vehicle launches, team structuring, productivity and cost Kaizens, as well as the application of TPS in an office environment. I provided technical management for outsourced in-bound logistics.
I’ve also held roles at companies such as DEXCO, EMBRAER, and NEC, where I worked as a factory supervisor, handled planning, and managed various projects.
Beyond my professional pursuits, I’m deeply passionate about Logistics, PCP, and the Lean Universe. I find joy in traveling, spending quality time with my family, cycling, and indulging my love for grilling meat and preparing Japanese cuisine. As a dedicated husband and father, I firmly believe in the importance of balancing personal and professional life. I consistently strive to create moments to connect with my family, explore nature, and discover new places.
My mission is to develop people and guide companies on the path to operational excellence. My personal and professional values serve as the foundation of my work as a Lean consultant. These values encompass tireless work ethics, unwavering integrity, and an deep commitment to excellence. My approach is client-centric, with a focus on comprehensively understanding their needs and offering strategic, customized solutions.
Transparency, trust, and open communication are the bedrock of my professional practices, and I place a high priority on establishing enduring relationships with my clients and partners.