This week I’m speaking with Andrew Van Breugel, an experienced manufacturing professional with a diverse range of skills and Lean experience that extends to plant management, operations management, product development, manufacture and quality.
In this episode, Andrew and I speak about sustainability and leadership in Lean and how leaders can develop their leadership skills and also help their team with executing sustainable Lean culture.
What You’ll Learn This Episode:
- Should Lean leaders be striving for more
- How leaders can develop their skills
- Tips on how leaders can help develop their leadership skills
- How to help create sustainability in Lean and Lean culture
- Some of the main factors in failure
- Vision statements and how to get them executed
- Communicating continuous improvement to your team
- The importance of personal development for leaders
- Leader Standard Work
- Lean and time management
About the Guest:
Andrew Van Breugel is an experienced manufacturing professional with a diverse range of skills covering analytical chemistry, product quality, product development, manufacturing, process chemistry, technical sales, business improvement and general operations management in various Asia Pacific and Europe, having tertiary qualifications in science (chemistry), business and accounting. Andrew’s experience extends to plant management, operations management, product development, manufacture and quality.
Andrew has been directly responsible for business operations analysis, business improvement using Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System and is a certified Evaluator with the Australian Business Excellence awards and a certified Assessor with the Singapore Quality Awards. In positions ranging from Operational Excellence Manager to COO of manufacturing organizations, Andrew has spent many years considering the effectiveness of and the role of senior leadership in lean deployments.
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