Meet the team

Our trainers

Our team of coaches have international experience across Europe, Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, China and the Middle East.

They have extensive experience in lean and agile ways of working, digital transformation, change management, continuous improvement, Six Sigma and Scrum.

With our team operating across oil and gas, engineering, finance, manufacturing and construction, to name a few, Practical Business Improvements can provide a resource that has a deep understanding of your work and with the capability to deliver on a successful improvement initiative.

Meet the team

We have worked with clients in a variety of sectors to help streamline their business

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Alison Shaw
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Alison is a results-driven professional who has extensive experience in Lean, Agile and Continuous Improvement methodologies.  She is a trained coach and mentor and has experience of working at all levels in an organisation. 

Alison is methodical and rigorous in her approach, and is hands-on, she has successfully delivered numerous major Kaizen Events improving operational, and service, performance, she drives sustainability, process performance, and ownership.  

Alison an experienced Tender Manager with expertise in end to end process mapping within organisations, focussing on value adding activities.  

She is a resourceful team player who uses all her Continuous Improvement skills to support the team and the less experienced within the team.  She has worked in large O&G Service Companies and Operators.

Sample projects

Oil & Gas  – Led a program of Kaizen events to reduce the inventory held at 3rd party Vendors and to rationalise the stock held for the Company in an effort to support the Zero Inventory Management initiative.  Conducted Value Stream Maps and Kaizen events to deliver the improvements. Resulting in $13m in savings through 2019, >$10m of stock made visible to the business, reducing Capex and Opex.

Led a successful improvement initiative to bring Service / Manufacturing Workshops in a large Service Organisation to world class facilities.  Improved the operational performance and safety, by applying workflow techniques and 5S activities through Kaizen Events.   Set up Huddles and Campaign Rooms to track actions and to visualise progress through metrics and maintain sustainability.  Increasing OTD to 85%, with the added benefit of increasing personnel motivation and  ownership of the activities through participation,  recognition and engagement.

Areas of expertise

  • Lean methodologies and agile ways of working
  • Visual management
  • Value Stream Mapping and execution of Kaizen events
  • Kanban
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Procurement and supply chain management including:
    • Inventory management and reduction in warehousing
    • Vendor management and contract negotiation
  • Communication and stakeholder management
  • Establishing sustainable process performance  governance structures including ownership, KPI’s, controls and benefits tracking
  • Service business processes
  • Tender management
  • Inventory management and warehousing

Key areas of focus

Oil & Gas – Facilitated a Kaizen event to improve plan attainment and break-ins to the plan at St Fergus Gas Plant. Planning, permit rejection / approval processes set up, communicated and rolled out to key stakeholders.  50% reduction in break-ins to the plan. Coached client staff and delivered lean training. Campaign room set up to visualise the break-ins and plan attainment metrics.

E2E transformation programme: Kaizen leader within a lean transformation programme. Conducted end to end process analysis using Value Stream Maps and instigated over 40 improvement projects. Worked with senior stakeholders to obtain buy-in to deliver these projects. 

Led process improvement workshops using the Kaizen methodology. Overall benefits in excess of $50m.

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Gary Downs
Managing Director

Personal profile

Gary has over 40 years experience working within the Continuous Improvement arena. Extensive knowledge in Lean, Agile and Six Sigma. He has led transformation projects across many companies; both nationally and internationally.

Gary applies the practical touch to problem solving, using the appropriate approach to solve issues, as opposed to trying to apply a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to all problems.

Gary has worked in many industries ranging from hospitality, manufacturing, automotive to oil and gas where he has led improvement deployments across multiple regions and countries.

Sample projects

Oil Sands – Managed Lean Deployment across 7000 person site delivering multiple Kaizen events across every department. Built internal capability in each department to allow them to sustain the gains. Benefits included $100’s million in both cost reduction and revenue generation.

Supply Chain Programs – Gary led supply chain programs covering all aspects of purchase to pay. Resulting in warehouse rental costs reduction of £1.5m, cost reduction of over £10m, stock reduction of over £20m while addressing root causes, putting in place sustainable processes to prevent re-occurrence.

Safety Improvements – Multiple projects that look at many aspects of safety within the workplace and workforce. These include workplace organisation using 5S, which also reduced costs by £450k on rental. Incident investigations improvements, that showed 60% improvement in quality of investigations. Fatigue management of the offshore workers, resulting in approval of the first offshore study on new working patterns to be funded.

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership training
  • Executive coaching
  • Lean programme deployment
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • Agile deployment
  • Visual management
  • Value stream mapping
  • Execution of kaizen events
  • Leading international teams

Key areas of focus

Lean and Agile deployment – proven track record of deploying improvement approaches multiple regions, sites and departments.

Leadership Coaching– working closely with senior leaders and their teams to help them understand their roles in any transformation to assist in the embracing of change within organisations.

Sustainable Delivery – experienced  in building internal capability within companies. Developed a unique approach to the replication of improvements, across departments, sites and geographical boundaries.

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Callum Taylor
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Callum is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, experienced Lean Coach, Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Callum has driven sustainable change and agile transformation  through all levels of large corporate  organisations and small fast paced companies. He has the flexibility, leadership skills and social awareness to galvanise and drive teams from the shop floor to the boardroom.  Callum has a proven track record in many different industries including, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, fabrication,  machining, paints and treatments, in both the office and the shop floor.

Sample projects

Automotive manufacturing – Lean transformation programme: Kaizen Leader within a Lean transformation programme.  Improved on time in full of wire line truck manufacturing line from 48% to 83% and reducing over time spend by £750,000 a year. Performed through end to end value stream mapping, 5S, introduction of Kanban System and other visual management and standard work practices 

Oil & Gas Operation  –Facilitated program of kaizen events in service of reducing the number of indirect hours spent offshore. These includes in depth analysis of planned maintenance routine, asset control system and implementation of survey management system and digital tool to cut the number of personnel going offshore to perform survey cutting maintenance hours and surveys offshore by 50% saving over £5m

Aerospace Manufacturing – Reduced scrap rate of manufacturing line of Fuselage Frames  from 10% to 1% through through 8 step Practical Problem Solving to solve a chronic and complex problem saving over £500,000. This includes introduction of new and automated machinery, detail SOPs, design of experiment ,statistical process control, root cause analysis and error proofing.

Areas of expertise

  • Lean Methodologies
  • Visual Management
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Execution of Kaizen Events
  • Scrum Master
  • Six Sigma 
  • Leading and managing teams 
  • Strong academic and technical understanding
  • Networking and relationship building 
  • Languages: English

Key areas of focus

Finance – Qualified Lean Trainer delivering training in the UK, Azerbaijan and Georgia to Regional Leadership Teams . 

Developed 3 tier training program creating autonomous CI, Agile methods and systems of working. Including and understanding of lean tools, manufacturing simulations, basic problem solving skills, advanced mentorship, facilitation and leadership skills.

Created and provided training program on 8 step Practical Problem Solving process and coaching pf trainees own projects. This includes two, one day training sessions and ongoing coaching and support.  

Engineering  – As a charted engineer Callum specialises in improvement in the engineering space. These airframe component milling mand matching, Subsea control system manufacture, truck building painting and facilitation.  This includes quality improvement, cost reduction and efficiency improvement utilising these who do the job. Using my experience as an engineer to lever the knowledge and expertise of the workforce within the design process.

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Peter Stewart
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Peter is a Continuous Improvement Manager, Leadership Coach and Coach with over 30 years’ experience of delivering Lean tools and leadership coaching in a range of business sectors. Peters early career was shaped by Toyota’s Automotive Supplier Development Team where he trained in Kaizen, Visual Management and the application of Lean Tools.  Having held senior C.I. & Operational roles within Automotive, Computer Manufacturing and Finance, Peter has accrued excellent operational management and general business skills to compliment his delivery of Lean and Agile methodologies.  Peter`s extensive experience ranges from coaching Multinational Leadership Teams and managing Continuous Improvement Teams to delivering Kaizen events and implementing Campaign Rooms at all levels within organisations. Experience and business judgement accrued over a significant period as a senior manager and business owner enable him to deliver end to end solutions in a balanced and practical manner in any operational environment.

Sample projects

Oil & Gas Upstream Global client– Project Based C.I. Coach: In supporting the Project, Peter implemented a Campaign Room which shaped the transition of the project from readiness to off-shore execution, conducted  Value Stream Mapping  and Kaizen Events, Installed and provided on-going coaching for Huddle Boards including HSE, planned a Perfect Day Workshop and provided on-going support for the Leadership Team. The project exceeded its goals on every front including: Finished 10 days earlier than base-line plan. Productivity exceeded plan executing 97K productive hours against a plan of 79k with an additional 19k hours delivered. Installed 3 Seawater Lift Pumps against a plan of 2 following the Kaizen event. Fully installed and commission the Gas Turbine against a very tight schedule and significantly, delivered safely with zero reportable safety incidents.6 weeks ahead of schedule

Computer Manufacturing– Leadership Coaching, Re-structuring, KPI Alignment & Lean Deployment: Deployed to US facility to manage immediate change. Delivered coaching to key stakeholders to obtain buy-in for cultural change. Facilitated organisational and shift restructuring to align for future delivery. Applied various Lean methodologies to establish areas of opportunity based on KPI impact. Delivered VSM, Kaizen events and Workshops to drive improvements. The key performance related deliverable was outgoing quality which was reduced from 2.20% to 0.02% within 9 weeks. The improvements delivered secured existing and future contracts, including major (USA) UPS contract.

Financial Sector Lead a customer facing review of product and service offering identifying  improvement areas. Used Lean & Agile methodologies to re-structure product and processes to deliver a marketable product at a competitive cost. Removed waste and stream-lined internal processes.

Computer Manufacturing– Introduced & Managed Lean Implementation: Undertaking a combined Operational and C.I. Management role, Peter facilitated the implementation of Lean within Hewlett Packard. The program included the facilitation of cross-functional and multi-national senior stakeholder buy-in. On-going coaching and education of key stakeholders to nurture the cultural change. Implementation of training programmes and on-going coaching for the C.I Team. The team delivered multiple events across all areas of manufacturing and engineering forming a new department within the global HP organisation.

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership mentoring and coaching
  • Strategic Lean Deployment expert
  • Management of C.I. Teams
  • Lean Methodologies & Agile ways of working
  • Visual Management
  • Implementation of War / Campaign Rooms
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kanban
  • Execution of Kaizen Events
  • Set-Up reduction expert
  • Project and Stakeholder management
  • Implementation of sustainable process improvement programmes, governance structures and KPI’s including performance tracking and benefit rationalisation

Key Areas of focus

Operational Management –  Experienced manager of C.I Teams in regional and cross-regional situations in both the physical and virtual environments. 

Transformation &  Leadership Coaching– Experienced  Leadership Coach, having delivered end to end organisational:

  • Re-structuring, KPI Alignment, Lean  and Agile deployment planning.
  • Coaching of key stakeholders to obtain buy-in for cultural change. 
  • Facilitating  organisational strategy & tactics to align for future delivery. 
  • Practical hands-on application of  Lean & Agile methodologies working with organisation to deliver results in short time-frames.

Practical Delivery – Always focused on delivering real-time, tangible results using  appropriate  tools.  Experienced in application of a wide range of Lean and Agile methodologies having recently  delivered:

  • Campaign Rooms: Execution planning and readiness through to operational phase
  • Set-up reduction of major activities in the off-shore environment
  • Ongoing mentoring and coaching of teams via Campaign Room’s and Huddles.

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Susan Hay
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Susan is MBA qualified with extensive experience in continual improvement, project and commercial initiatives.

Susan has delivered large Operational, Service and Project initiatives  with the focus on value add, on time delivery and sustainability, through applying Lean and Agile techniques and tools. She has executed improvements in the Electronics, Manufacturing and Service, Industry and in the Oil and Gas Industry, working with major companies such as BAE Systems, Selex, Thales, BP and Aker Solutions. Susan is an experienced Coach who utilises her project management skills to effectively deliver Agile Initiatives, focusing on Lean, risk, (opportunities and threats), and high performance through team integration and alignment.

Sample projects

Oil & Gas – Financial Decommissioning: Executed VSM to identify issues & constraints in global decommissioning costs estimation process. Reduced process to once annual, and execution of process from 3 months to 1 month. Reduction in time and manpower requirements by >50%, creating capacity to interrogate outputs, identify mitigations and increase quality of outputs.

Oil & Gas – Lean Project Execution: Led a global lean project execution management review. Applying VSM on current processes,  identified numerous improvement opportunities which were then executed as Kaizens. Improved Projects performance by: Contract growth through effective change management training & tools, >10% per project: Threat reduction & opportunity increase through Global visibility, actionability and prioritisation of risks, specifically supplier risks & mitigations, increasing project profitability: Reduced project control team headcount by 25%, by cross training, multiskilling personnel in a controlled manner through implementing competency management criteria & process.

Oil & Gas – Project Performance Room: Implemented  a cross functional visual Management Program room with scheduled meetings driving business alignment to customer needs, balanced workload, work levelling, setup reduction and increased customer focus throughout the business, driving functional performance accountability. Customer satisfaction through improved through OTD, increased by 14%, and effective accurate communication.

Work Management – Setup and coached to sustainability: Huddles to improve team communication, accountability and fast actioning: Workload visualisation and Kanban’s to drive focus, accountability and priorities whilst managing capacity:  Campaign rooms to reduce waste (time & effort) and introduce agile working, performance visibility and customer focus.

Areas of expertise

  • Team building, alignment, development and performance
  • Change Management
  • Application of Lean / Agile Frameworks to deliver improvements quickly and sustainably 
  • Coaching
  • Oil & Gas Programme and project management 
  • Commercial and contract negotiation
  • Establishing sustainable process performance  governance structures including ownership, KPIs, controls and benefits tracking
  • Customer Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management
  • Finance & Commercial (Controlling, Reporting, Risk, Change, Contracts)
  • Reservoir Development
  • EPC Project execution & control (Planning, KPI’s, Teams)
  • Maintenance & Service

Key Areas of focus

Electronics Service Industry – Outsourcing: Commercial Leader and Implementation Manager for outsourcing 30 people plus £2M of assets from a military vendor, BAE Systems, to a commercial electronics service provider Aeroflex. Including the physical relocation, integration into an established business and training on operational system and processes of 30 people, promotion of the additional capabilities and capacity to new and existing customers. Performed through Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Visual Management and 5S. Enabling originating company focus on core business and receiving company expanded service portfolio and extensive secure growth, >28% revenue growth. 

Electronics Service Industry – Asset Management: Led an asset management programme with data analysis, auditing, unique identifying and transfer of over 5000 test equipment assets to new ownership through planned Kaizen & 5S events over various UK locations for 2 major companies. Including: implementation of an IT online equipment management system enabling JIT asset management: development of a commercial model for test equipment self-sustainment and capital investment. Through analysis and implementation: reduced inventory holding by >20%, creating savings in maintenance and storage: increase utilisation: reduction in capital spend.

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Derek Smith
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Derek is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Kaizen Facilitator and Lean/Six Sigma Trainer, with 2 decades of operational excellence and business leadership experience. He has worked in diverse environments and cultures, extensively along transactional and physical E2E value chains. He has delivered transformational projects and led international teams across upstream and downstream, and offshore service/manufacturing in the energy sector. His portfolio of companies includes BP, Shell, GE and ABB.

Derek leads with skin-in-the-game, whether directly or leading teams to deliver fast, tangible and sustainable results. He is a rapid, effective problem solver and strategic thinker, utilising broad industry knowledge, real world experience and nuanced commercial acumen.

He is currently working with an Oil & Gas Operator in the Middle East, deploying Lean into the business and leading large scale Kaizen events.

Sample projects

Oil & Gas Downstream – Continuous Improvement Transformation Programme Leader for Terminal Safety and Operational Performance across South East Asia and Middle East for an Oil & Gas major.  The approach included operational and behavioural diagnostics, terminal go-sees, lean application, replication of best-practices, and development of terminal staff Continuous Improvement capability. The project delivered a substantial change in safety and performance culture, with measurable improvements in terminal KPIs across the region. Multi-million dollar optionality given to Traders as a result of enhanced terminal throughput capacity.

Oil & Gas Upstream – Delivered a 6 to 4 reduction in Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) serving North Sea installations with no impact on service quality. This was achieved through Kaizen methods applied to beach operations, installation operations and route optimisation. The outcome was paired with opportunistic contractual negotiations to deliver 14M GBP budgetary benefits.

Oil & Gas Shipping – Forensic analysis of refinery shift patterns delivered to CEO / Board of an Oil & Gas Operator and Government authorities. The work yielded statistically significant anomalies and subsequent loss prevention improvements.

Renewable Energy – Project Lead in a strategic and tactical optimisation initiative for global end-to-end power generation processes in renewable energies, specifically for wind, solar and storage. The project focused on the translation of Oil & Gas deal making processes to the new energy sector. This required new commercial and dynamic interpretations of processes set up for more traditional deal structuring and progression. Success required detailed process analysis via a series of improvement workshops combined with commercially sensible efficiency options, as well as resolving divergent stakeholder options born from diverse backgrounds and experience.

Areas of expertise

  • Lean programme deployment
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Visual management
  • Value stream mapping
  • Daily huddles and campaign rooms
  • Execution of Kaizen events
  • Leading international teams
  • Stakeholder collaboration
  • Training and coaching, shop floor to C-suite
  • Commercial acumen

Key areas of focus

Lean / CI Deployment – proven capability to deploy Lean / Continuous Improvement (CI) at scale. Example: led the deployment across South East Asia and Middle East for the Supply & Distribution sector of an Oil & Gas major. Yielded >$150M in bottom / top line benefits for the organisation over a 3 year period while growing a diverse team of CI experts across the region. By the end of the assignment, achieved step change cultural and capability shifts in the organisation.

Content Creation – track record of developing training and skills development programmes in Lean / Six Sigma / Operational Excellence, at both local and global level. Example: co-created Kaizen Event Facilitator for a global company.

Data Driven Improvements – highly developed analytical capabilities delivering practical insights at programme and project level.

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Eddie Martin
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Eddie is a certified Kaizen Facilitator and Lean Six Sigma, Black Belt. He also has a Masters Degree in Quality Management specialising in using lean tools.  Eddie has a number of years working within senior management teams and has ran his own businesses for over 20 years.  He has a very hands on approach and over the years has gained a lot of experience in using a number of Lean / Agile tools.

Eddie is also currently studying for a distance learning  MBA at Strathclyde University Business School, looking specifically at how Lean and Agile tools can be used to drive business strategy.

Sample projects

Oil & Gas Upstream – Lean transformation programme: Kaizen Leader within a Lean transformation programme. Facilitated a new cross functional team looking at effective headcount / resource usage.  To date 1500 days returned to the business.  ICSS – Process / headount review on 2 North Sea assets resulting in an annual saving of $2.5M.  Survey elimination – reducing the amount of time spent offshore carrying out physical surveys of plant by using digital data – $2M reduction in costs annually.  

High Volume Manufacturing – (Electronics) – worked on a number of projects looking at streamlining manufacturing techniques and managing waste in a high volume, highly complex environment.  Eddie worked on a project which managed production line changes / turnarounds.  This went from one product change per day to allowing a product change per hour on all production lines.  Using various lean techniques including Kanban, set-up reduction and Kaizen.

 Waste Reduction- Eddie has worked in many waste identification, reduction, elimination projects within the manufacturing sector.  Using process mapping / VSM to identify areas where waste is generated, the causes of waste and the potential opportunities to eliminate the causes of waste.

Areas of expertise

  • Lean Methodologies
  • Visual Management
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Execution of Kaizen Events
  • Project management
  • People management / Leadership
  • Vendor management and contract negotiation
  • Stakeholder management
  • Developing Strategy
  • Establishing sustainable process performance  governance structures including ownership, KPIs, controls and benefits tracking
  • Languages: English

Key areas of focus

Business Transformation – Lean transformation programme: Using lean / agile methodologies in changing the way how businesses are run.  Matching key business deliverables (KPI’s) into every aspect of the business.  Using lean / agile techniques to enhance the day to day running of business.  Working closely with leadership (sponsors) to drive consistent and coherent messages throughout the organisation.

One team / Culture Change – providing business leadership with the tools that best serves communication throughout the different layers.  Using effective sponsorship techniques to ensure that everyone in the business from the top down knows the goals of the business and has the tools at their disposal to achieve them.

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Gerry Grattan
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Gerry is a certified Kaizen Facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt,  certified Scrum Master and Product Owner. He is hands on and brings a practical fast-paced cadence to different types of Transformation and Innovation programmes.

He is an E2E improvement expert and trusted advisor with significant project, programme and change management experience. Adept at leading large transformations with the focus on business performance, generating ownership and building internal capability through upskilling of staff.  He has delivered outcomes in major oil and gas companies across production sites, financial operations, logistics and IT.  He has diversified his experience by incorporating learnings from the Social Enterprise sector and advocates for a Purpose-Led approach to business improvement and delivery.

Sample projects

Oil & Gas/Mining– Lean transformation multi-year programme: Lean Coach to a 250k bbl/day production site.  Conducted end-to-end Value Stream analysis  and facilitated over 20 critical improvement projects aimed at delivering reliable high yield production from day to day Mining operations. Trusted advisor to the Leadership Team, establishing pipeline of improvement opportunities, upskilling of Kaizen Facilitators and implementing War Room visual management for E2E production site.  Transformation projects used various Lean techniques, including VSM, 5S, FMEA, SMED & Poke-Yoke.  Site improved operational performance from under 175k bbls/day to 250k bbls/day.  Delivered Lean training and coached client site staff.

Circular Supply Chain – Led mission-critical innovation project to establish a network of circular economy partners across the UK.  The network diverted 200k m2 of flooring from landfill disposal, built reuse and repurpose product lines and delivered a positive P&L outcome for the main client.  After delivering the network, built a portfolio of circular economy growth opportunities across the EU region  for the client’s core innovation team to manage in the following 3 years.

Tech4Good  – Product Owner for technology for good provider to the Third Sector.  Led initiative that took the next product feature from initial ideation through roadmap design with the outcome of a fully built backlog of work to be pulled by the DevOps team.  Trusted advisor to the founders helping them to build out portfolio of opportunities for the medium term.

Areas of expertise

  • Lean methodologies and mindset
  • Agile ways of working
  • Scrum framework
  • Startup culture in large organisations
  • Digital transformation
  • Upskilling of others through training and coaching
  • Executive and leadership coaching
  • Design and facilitation of workshops
  • Co2 reduction and positive environmental impact
  • Purpose-led positive social impact

Key areas of focus

Transformation – Has experience of being a Coach, Trusted Advisor and a Lead within different types of transformation.  Hands-on practical experience of being part of transformations focused on:

  • Cost Leadership to deliver overall $640m reduction in operating costs so that unit price was competitive when market prices were low. 
  • Lean/Agile Transformation to generate $1bn of cashflow from operations. 
  • Digital Transformation of a global IT function within large corporate organisation.  

Inhouse Capability – Lean Master to Oil & Gas Joint Venture. Helped leadership team uncover a gap in the JV’s culture in relation to Performance and Problem Solving.  Established a multi-year program to build a critical mass of internal skilled problem solvers across the key business performance Value Streams.  Trained, coached and upskilled 200+ staff on offshore production assets and within central onshore sites to practitioner level in Lean methodologies and mindset.  Established a Lean Manager/Leader program to help senior leadership down to front line leaders become more effective at fostering Lean mindset.

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Nikita Korolev
Continuous Improvement Coach

Personal profile

Nikita is an International Relations graduate with extensive experience in industries, such as retail, nuclear energy, petrochemicals, oil & gas. He has delivered Lean projects across multiple functions in energy sector. Nikita has been actively involved in Continuous Improvements since 2012, his portfolio of companies includes Rusatom Service, Sibur, BP.

Nikita is a hardworking and ambitious individual with excellent communication skills that enables him to effectively engage with all levels within organizations and promote Lean culture. A sound knowledge of three languages allows Nikita to work with people from diverse environments and cultures in delivering results.

Projects

Oil & Gas Industry Operation – As an Agility Coach implemented different forms of visual management across multiple teams for BP Azerbaijan. Supported and developed teams using huddle boards, stand ups, campaign rooms. Implementation of visual management allowed 10 teams to execute their day-to-day business activities faster and more efficient, provided data-driven conversations within teams, improved performance and team spirit.

Nuclear Industry Project Management – As a part of the renewal project team, focusing on safety, cost and timely delivery of projects in nuclear industry, Nikita participated in projects for the supply of spare parts for Russian design nuclear power plants in Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia. Implementation of process improvement tools and visual management techniques allowed the team to successfully manage the project on renewal of 3 nuclear plants.

Petrochemical Industry – Marketing & Sales Development As a member of strategic marketing team  Nikita conducted analysis of polyethylene customs statistics, the data obtained became the basis for the development of strategic goals of the company until 2025. 

Nikita analyzed the results of the student case-championship, applied Continuous Improvement approach, which allowed to identify new product solutions. As a part of marketing strategy team, he engaged with Chinese analytical agencies, thanks to Nikita’s work the company was able to obtain more accurate data on the Chinese polyolefin market and adjust price forecasts.

Areas of expertise

  • Lean Methodologies
  • Visual Management
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Execution of Kaizen Events
  • Project Management
  • International Relations
  • International Economics in Oil & Gas Sector
  • Languages: English, Russian and German

Key areas of focus

Lean / CI Deployment supporting business using Lean tools (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen events, workshops) for improving processes and performance of business units. Example: co-facilitated Value Stream mapping sessions on “as is” processes for Procurement & Supply Management Team and Projects Team.

Remote Working Solutions Development – developing and creating  Lean / CI training materials and courses for remote working, adjusting Lean methodologies for remote working environment. Example: co-created Standard Operating Procedure for remote VSM and Kaizen events, adjusted visual management techniques for remote usage.

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