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I am a lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Quality Management, Business Management trainer and consultant with experience of working in USA, UK, Europe, Asia and Saudi Arabia. I write on here about a few subjects very close to my heart that I am both qualified and experienced in.

To EMail me click "FAN MAIL" down a little to the right and you will see a "send leanman mail" link in blue below this.

Currently Living in the Philippines with my wife and Baby where I now earn my living fully online.

I escaped from the automotive industry after nearly 20 years of implementing lean manufacturing, six sigma, Quality Management, TQM, and every TLA you can think of before moving into consultancy in the UK. Working for the institute for manufacturing (IFM) at Cambridge University and the Cranfield University I managed well over a hundred business improvement projects over the years before realising that I can actualy save some of my ill-gotten gains if I work overseas where I don't pay any tax.

So took employment in the middle east (Saudi Arabia) where a social life seems to be viewed as evil and against the law so nothing to do but "play" on the internet, those sites that are not banned also. So I spent three years employed in Saudi Arabia having many fun adventures.

I have a masters degree in Manufacturing; Management and Technology as well as postgraduate diplomas in; International Operations Management, Quality, Enterprise and the Environment and Integrated health, Safety and Environmental Management.

My First of (I hope) many websites is Lean Manufacturing Tools; feel free to visit and pull it to pieces as I need all the advice I can get. The Second is Living in Saudi Arabia where I expand even more on some of my exploits within KSA. ( http://livinginsaudiarabia.org )

I write about Working in Saudi Arabia, where you can learn about everything from getting your Saudi Visa, how expats are treated by Saudis, Saudi Women, Makkah Clock Tower through to my favorite how to date in Saudi Arabia.

I will also help you to understand what is Lean Manufacturing as well as helping you with lean history and discovering the benefits of Lean manufacturing. In addition to this I will discuss and explain the many Lean Tools and principles such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping, the Seven Wastes, Kanban, SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die), and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to name a few.

Also I write about Quality with articles about Quality Tools, and ISO9001; Everything from ISO9001 Procedures and ISO Quality Manual through to ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training.

I hope you enjoy, if you have any comments please feel free to leave them.

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