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Applied Improvement Masters
Applied Improvement Masters was setup with the key objective of utilizing our consultants years of expertise to improve the business results of our corporate clients and providing fit-for-purpose capability building and learning to both our corporate clients and individuals.
AIM Consulting & Project Unit
Our business consultancy unit specializes in Business and Process Improvement where we utilize our expertise with the most effective methodologies to deliver rapid results and lasting value to our clients.
AIM Professional Learning Unit
Our courses are designed by true practitioners with years of experience in the applications. Straight to the point, we impart the essential skills which you need to know as an adult learner without the bordom of traditional academic programs.
We strive to provide up-to-date and relevant skills required for career progression in your current role as well as opportunities for career growth.
Our Consultants & Partners
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Siow Kiat LIM
MBA (Univ. Melbourne) , B.Sc. Applied Mathematics
- Certified Lean Master
- Certfied Six Sigma Master Black Belt
- Certified Data Analytics
- Certified Quality Manager & Reliability Engineer
- Certified Adult Learning Trainer (ACTA)
Previous Positions with MNCs :
Senior Regional Business Improvement Coach & Practitioner (SHELL)
Regional Improvement Lead (HONEYWELL AEROSPACE)
Management Consultant ( KEPNER-TREGOE )
Six Sigma Black-Belt (SEAGATE)
It is never easy to be an effective business improvement practitioner as a wide array of skills are needed. The combination of Siow Kiat’s technical and soft-skills enabled him to help clients secure rapid and sustainable business results.
- Certified Lean Master / Six Sigma Master Black-Belt with track records of proven results in commercial, industrial and service sectors.
- Strengths in not just tool-based implementations of Lean Six Sigma, I also have many years of development and implementation experience in creating a Lean Organizational System and Culture which built-up my expertise in Organizational Development and Change Management.
- Leadership, communication and engagement skills to influence, connecting and enabling teams to work together. (from senior leaders to front-line workers)
- Strong Business Data and Process Analytics skills to identify problems and opportunities. Skilled in statistical data analytics , process/value-steam mappings, business scenario modelling and optimization. Active explorer and implementer of technology and IT solutions for business improvement.
- Strong facilitation and coaching skills in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Also an effective Trainer with more than 10 years of training experience as part of my roles in continuous improvement and management consulting.
Strategic Consulting Partner
B.Sc Mech Engineering, 1st Class Hon ( National Unverisity of Singapore )
Cerified Six Sigma Black Belt
Master Trainer & Facilitator (DuPont)
Certified Quality Manager
Previous Positions with MNCs :
Lean / CI Master Coach (SHELL)
AVP, Group Quality & Service Excellence (OCBC Bank)
DuPont Production System APAC Deployment Champion (DuPont)
Lean Six Sigma Champion (Schlumberger)
Fery has more than 11 years of experience in driving Lean initiatives. He has driven and deployed CI program in various Industries such as Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Agriculture and Banking across Asia-Pacific and Middle-East. He has served in various high profile positions such as AVP for Group Quality & Service Excellence, Regional Lean Deployment Champion, Master Trainer and facilitator and Lean Management Master / Coach. He has more than 7 years of facilitating and training experience to various levels of the organization from Senior VP for HR to Operation team lead. The workshops he conducted has been very well received as he firmly believes that learning should fun and engaging. Similarly, he has also coached and mentored various levels of the organization in Lean Leadership.
Fery graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Economics. After graduation, he joined a Leading Oil and Gas company, Schlumberger as their management trainee in manufacturing. He was trained in Lean Six Sigma and led a series of projects that won the second and third Lean Six Sigma awards in Singapore. Subsequently, he led a site lean transformation project which won the prestigious Schlumberger Chairman’s Bronze Award for Excellence. This project also led him to be certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by Motorola University. Subsequently, he moved on to lead the Asia Pacific Lean deployment of a major chemicals company, DuPont. His engaging and fun approach in conducting Lean workshops led to wide adoption of Lean within the company. Thereafter, he progressed to a regional bank, OCBC where he was the Assistant Vice President for Quality and Service Excellence, focusing on Indonesia and HR Lean transformation projects. He is currently consulting for a Leading Oil & Gas joint venture company in Middle East as their Lean Management Coach / Master to develop and deploy Lean Management.
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Strategic Consulting Partner
Ravi is a certified Master Black Belt and Lean Expert & Lean Master trained from Honeywell with 30 years of total work experience. Ravi has recently started his consulting & training activities and currently lives in Singapore. His past professional engagements are as follows:
From 30 Nov 2013 to Dec 2017 Ravi was with Standard Chartered Bank as an Executive Director, Projects & Process Excellence in FCRMP(Financial Crime Risk Mitigation Programme) driving process/ control improvements & process risk assessment in Financial Crime Compliance and Information security risk assessment.
From 2011 to 2013 Ravi was in APAC Lean-Six Sigma & Quality regional leadership role in Honeywell as Director, Quality for Aerospace Integrated Supply Chain , Honeywell Aerospace APAC. In this role he was responsible for Quality & Continuous Improvement using his Lean Master & MBB skills and provided leadership to 11 Sites in APAC region. He has successfully implemented Built In Quality program to eliminate customer escapes in 9/11 sites with sustainable standard work in place.
From 2007 to 2011 as a Regional Lean- Six Sigma Director of Honeywell Aerospace, APAC, he was responsible to drive operational efficiency using Lean & Six Sigma in Aerospace sites in Asia with realized savings more than $50M in 2008-2010.
From 2003 to 2007 as a Regional Director of Six Sigma & for Projects & Process Excellence, APAC with the responsibility of Six Sigma deployment in Global Business Services and supported process improvement initiatives in functions such as IT,HR, Finance with savings of $16M ( Including MBB certification project in IT infrastructure cost reduction of $3.6M in 2004) In 2005 He was driving Lean for services program globally and applied Lean tools in improving service process quality, cycle time reduction and waste elimination. He has completed Lean expert certification in 2006 through Lean implementation in Finance transformation Project. IN 2005 he was leading a team of 12 Project Managers & Black belts/Lean Experts and a MBB, with key responsibility to drive productivity as part Functional transformation in HR services organization
Prior to Joining Honeywell, Ravi has worked in Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (as MBB) in deploying Six Sigma Quality improvement programs where he was instrumental in completing 40 Black Belt projects and 80 Green Belt projects with more than $25M cost savings from Quality & Yield improvements. He has also worked as Black Belt in Allied signal Aerospace & as Six Sigma Manager in Singapore food industries where he has completed 2 customer focused Black Belt projects with improvement in Quality and Customer satisfaction.
Earlier in his career he has worked in Seagate Technology Suppler Quality division in Product Transfer functions in coordinating parts qualification of Asia Pacific suppliers for disc drive components. He has also worked as Site Leader of CNC manufacturing operations/Quality in BPL-Sanyo, India and successfully developed new components manufacturing processes using Lean tools to reduce cost & improve Quality for more than 500 parts of office automation and home appliances products.
Ravi holds Masters Degree in Production Engineering with Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and qualified himself as certified CQE (Certified Quality Engineer), Certified ISO Lead Auditor, Certified Management consultant and qualified In CAAS Singapore airworthiness requirements.
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Strategic Consulting Partner
MBA, B.Sc. Industrial Engineering
23 years of experience in industrial engineering, manufacturing managmeent and productivity improvement in precast production, aluminium, rolling, packaging, textile & garment industries.
17 years of experience in productivity improvement including efficiency improvement, Lean managment, Business Process Improvement (BPI), Continuous Improvement, Cost Reduction, VSM, PPC, TPM, FMEA, APQP, A3 thinking, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Lean Supply Chain Management.
Some of Pisith’s Previous Corporate Roles :
SVP Lean Management, GLIT Holding Singapore
Regional Consultant, Iternational Trade Center, Conference on Trade Development (ITC/UNCTAD)
Productivity Improvement Consultant, United State Agency for International Development (USAID)
Chief Productivity Improvement Consultant, Thailand Textile Institute (THTI)
General Manager, Asia Garment Ltd.
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