Dan Giles

About the facilitator

Daniel is the Managing Director of APAC for Makoto Japan, a Japanese Headquartered Lean consultancy which is recognised as one Japan’s leading providers of Lean training and hosts in-country tours through Japanese manufacturing plants, including Toyota, the home of Lean.

Daniel was introduced to Lean early in his career with Caterpillar and went on to become Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualified and held senior business improvement roles in manufacturing and mining. He has led several business transformations across both office based and shop floor teams.

He was responsible for driving a 20% improvement in efficiency and complete cultural realignment of Character Group, one of Western Australia’s largest cabinet manufacturers.

Daniel has a passion in seeing leaders and teams develop a Lean and Kaizen mindset and brings his depth of industry knowledge and experience to his workshops.

Key Expertise

  • Lean
  • Six Sigma
  • Change Management
  • Lean for manufacturing, mining, service and office based teams

Industry Focus

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Maintenance mobile mining equipment
  • Sales and Financial Departments
  • Insurance and Financial Management
Workshops Duration Public or
Metrics Cascades & Process Improvement Dialogues – The Visual Workplace Full Day In-House 10 $3000
Process Improvement with Paper Aeroplane Simulation Half Day In-House 20 $2000
5S – The Visual Workplace Full Day In-House 10 $3000
Lean Foundations Full Day In-House 15 $3000
Advanced Standard Work Multiple Days In-House 10 $6000
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Multiple Days In-House 10 $15000

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