OBARA, Shigeyuki

Shigeyuki Obara
RICOH Production Engineering Department

At Ricoh, he implemented improvement education for managers and general employees as a promotion leader of the productivity improvement project. He diagnosed each workplace, found problems, and implemented improvement activities at shop floor (achieved significant results, such as improving productivity, reducing lead time, and reducing inventory). After that, he was transferred to a consulting section for external companies, and conducted shop floor diagnosis and consulting for various industries.

Consulting achievement examples

As areas of specialty, regardless of the industry or business, he establishes shop floor improvements and realizes development of key personnel, improvement of quality and productivity, and reduction of lead time through the improvement activities.

Spring manufacturing plant
  • 145% improvement in production at manufacturing shop floor
  • Construction of cell production
  • Food factory
  • 138% improvement in production of the direct section
  • Implemented horizontal operation for all plants
  • Light bulb and LED manufacturing plant
  • 135% improvement in productivity of light bulb parts production line
  • Reduction of WIP (work in process) inventory
  • Housing equipment manufacturing plant
  • 132% improvement in productivity at manufacturing shop floor
  • Construction of streamlined production line
  • Medical refrigerator manufacturing plant
  • Construction of production line using carts for blood storage refrigerator production
  • Construction of parts storage
  • Control device parts manufacturing plant
  • Eliminate wastes and improve work of production control of the indirect section
  • Automobile air filter manufacturing plant
  • Improvement in productivity of production line
  • Promotion of 5S activity
  • Medical manufacturing plant
  • 140% improvement in productivity of infusion pack production line
  • Gel nail manufacturing plant
  • Construction of gel nail filling line
  • 145% of improvement in productivity
  • Bicycle parts manufacturing plant
  • Construction of cell production line from conveyor line
  • Automobile parts plating plant
  • Implemented 5S and line construction
  • Cost down 10 million yen per year
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    with experience in over 40 countries will respond.
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    3 reasons why we are chosen REASON

    REASON 1

    Improvement experience of
    more than 1,000 companies in 40 countries

    There must be the shop floor issues that cannot be solved by your own company alone. Improvements and reforms for manufacturing industry to survive, regardless of country or industry, need development of your human resources through practical experiences of improvement, and strengthening of your production system base.

    REASON 2

    Consulting that shop floor workers
    acknowledge our superiority and be pleased

    In conventional consulting styles, there was a distance between consultant and the shop floor because it was promoted mainly consultant and management executives. Our consultant can provide a guidance without a distance between consultant and the shop floor through the guidance based on the “seeds of improvement” in a concrete way, instead of “finding fault” like a critic.

    REASON 3

    Continuous improvement will continue
    even after the end of guidance

    While strengthening “human resource development”, we focus on the “overall flow” from design to purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, and production control, and provide guidance that matches the actual situation of your company. Continuous improvement will continue even after the end of guidance through the guidance that is acceptable to the shop floor workers.

    Consultants from major companies
    with experience in over 40 countries will respond.
    Please feel free to contact us.

    If you are in a hurry, please call us.

    03-5783-3571
    Open 08:30 – 17:30
    Except for Saturday, Sunday, holidays, Year-End and New-Year holidays