VP for Latin America, Liker Lean Advisors
Arturo Medellin is a Certified Master Lean Facilitator, Senior Consultant and VP for Latin-America for Liker Lean Advisors. Having worked in the metal mechanics industry for 20+ years, from being a process engineer and materials planner all the way up to factory director, and 8+ years as a lean consultant, having been trained by the best former Toyota people, Medellin is very strong in lean implementations, including Standardized Work, TPM, SMED, Visual Management, Problem Solving and VSM. he has spent most of his professional life in lean supply chain and operations.
He has supported more than 30 companies in their lean journeys in three continents and more than 10 countries during this time. Although thinking 'lean' for many years, it was in New Zealand that he first became acquainted with the concepts and language of lean. It was there he learned first-hand about the potential benefits the lean approach might bring to healthcare systems struggling to meet the needs of their patients.
Medellin also lectures at national and international conferences, speaking about lean implementations in different cultures as well as lean supply chain, and he teaches lean in an undergraduate program for his local university in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, from where he got his Industrial Engineering degree in 1985.