Sammy Obara

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Sammy Obara

Honsha Partner

sammy obaraSammy learned and implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) at Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, Venezuela and in the United States.

He has taught Lean to a multitude of Lean consulting firms, educational organizations such as Harvard and Stanford, and even in humanitarian missions thru Asia and Africa.

With close to 40 years of Lean experience, he has helped more than 450 companies. These include TPS projects in environments ranging from schools, to hospitals, to military and many others and in a variety of countries, including China, Mexico, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, Austria, Lithuania, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S..

Mastered in Technology Management, he also is a faculty member with the Lean Institute and an instructor of Global Strategy Management for the California Community College system. He is a guest lecturer on Lean for post-graduate classes at Stanford University, University of Southern California, La Verne and San Diego State University, and has been a speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the Association for Productivity and Quality (APQ), and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English and has a basic knowledge of Japanese.

He currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha.ORG.