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Marcus Ward – Senior Lean Consultant – Perth
A Senior Lean Consultant, based in TXM’s Office in Perth, Western Australia, Marcus Ward has over 21 year’s lean manufacturing experience, firstly working directly for Toyota in Europe and Japan for 13 Years. Marcus Started within the manufacturing department. Fe then progressed through various roles including model development, TPS office and worked closely with Japan Sensei’s. For the last 8 years Marcus has worked as a lean consultant in Australia. He has worked many different industries, including resource giants Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Newcrest Gold Mining and Woodside Energy implementing lean manufacturing philosophies and methodologies. Marcus has supported project management, culture change and worked closely with all levels of business to ensure positive outcomes for the clients he has worked with.
Marcus is very passionate about true lean methodologies and is dedicated to implementing sustainable and successful programs of work. He has an ability to build relationships with all levels of the business to ensure the transition from the norm to Toyota style work fronts is seamless and encourages personal all the way to ensure sustainability once the project is implemented.
Before becoming a lean consultant Marcus has got many years of direct exposure to the Toyota production system with working directly with one of the leading Japanese production faculties in Europe Toyota UK. Having a direct sensei from Japan that he learnt his trade from directly, and given him the skills to deploy lean in any organisation of facility worldwide today.
Marcus is based in Perth WA and has travelled to many parts of Australia supporting Lean implementation programs and looks upon each new project as a new personal venture to help an organisation grew and become more streamline and better placed for the future.