Lerato Springs South Africa
Lerato
Lean Six Sigmas Trainer in Springs
Location
Springs, South Africa
Trainer Since
January, 2015
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Location
Springs, South Africa
Trainer Since
January, 2015
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
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Lerato
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Lean Six Sigmas Trainer in Springs

About Lerato

Lerato is a seasoned professional in Lean Six Sigma and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) training, boasting 8 years of experience in this field. With a rich and diverse background spanning 14 years, Lerato has made significant contributions to various business operations and management areas. Her expertise encompasses Business Operations Management, Project Management, Industrial Engineering, Process and Systems improvement, Planning and scheduling, Program Management, New Product/Business Development, and Continuous Improvement/TPM/WCM Management. Her track record includes spearheading projects that have resulted in substantial cost savings and process enhancements exceeding R10 million.

As a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Total Productive Manufacturing professional, Lerato has sharpened her industrial engineering and process optimization skills to an exceptional degree. Her extensive experience and commitment to excellence have made her a sought-after trainer and mentor in Lean Six Sigma and TPM. Whether guiding organizations through intricate process improvements or leading teams to achieve operational excellence, Lerato's dedication and expertise continue to drive tangible results and make her a standout figure in operational efficiency and productivity.

Lerato is a Corporate Trainer For

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Training Since:
January, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Training Since:
January, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Training Since:
January, 2015

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Training Since:
February, 2021

Work Experience

Business Excellence/TPM Manager

Manufacturing:
May, 2014 - December, 2021

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Promoted an improvement culture throughout the organization, aiming to enhance overall effectiveness and meet budgetary requirements by enhancing a mindset of continuous improvement
  • Functioned as a black belt, coaching and mentoring staff, specifically green belts, in various continuous improvement techniques, including SMED, Six Sigma, and 5S, to develop their skills and contribute to the organization's efficiency
  • Identified, facilitated, implemented, monitored, and led business improvement initiatives and projects using a structured approach. Established clear targets, and project plans, and KPIs to ensure effective project management and delivery
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to identify areas for improvement within the organization and initiated projects to address these opportunities, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives
  • Established and maintained a framework for tracking and monitoring the progress of improvement projects, using key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure their impact and make data-driven decisions
  • Played a vital role in driving sustainable improvements within the organization, optimizing processes, and enhancing overall operational excellence while simultaneously adhering to budgetary constraints and ensuring long-term success

Business Development Manager

Consultancy :
July, 2013 - April, 2014

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Actively aspired new business opportunities by identifying potential clients and markets and successfully initiated new partnerships and projects
  • Effectively managed various projects from initiation to completion, ensuring timely delivery, quality standards, and meeting customer requirements
  • Played a key role in maintaining existing customer relationships while nurturing new opportunities, contributing to achieving and surpassing sales goals
  • Provided leadership and guidance to the team, facilitating collaboration and problem-solving to overcome obstacles and challenges
  • Directed online and offline marketing campaigns, including planning, execution, and tracking results, to drive brand visibility and customer engagement
  • Maintained and organized company media assets and contact databases to ensure easy access to relevant information and resources for business development efforts

Business Operations & Project Manager

Energy and Power:
March, 2022 - present

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Developed and implemented operational strategies to maximize efficiency and productivity across all business functions, resulting in streamlined processes and improved performance
  • Analyzed and interpreted operational data and business performance information to identify areas for improvement and developed recommendations for process and system enhancements that led to increased efficiency
  • Collaborated with other members of the management team to ensure cross-functional alignment and support, fostering a more cohesive and coordinated approach to business operations
  • Managed and handled the day-to-day operations of the business, including budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation, ensuring optimal resource utilization and financial stability
  • Developed and managed relationships with key vendors and suppliers, leading to improved supply chain management and cost savings
  • Ensured compliance with all relevant regulations and policies, maintaining a high level of operational integrity and minimizing risks
  • Assisted in managing and developing a team of operations staff, including hiring, training, and performance management, resulting in a highly skilled and motivated workforce

Developing Financial Independence Coordinator

Education:
July, 2023 - present

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist in teaching and implementing the initial DFI Workshop as part of a larger team to educate participants about financial independence concepts
  • Provide ongoing support, coaching, and professional training to participants, guiding them through the Canvas stage up to the Proposal level as they develop their ideas
  • Submit project proposals for consideration by leadership and facilitate their journey through the TSA approvals system
  • Create and manage a system for the distribution and reimbursement of funds, ensuring transparent financial processes
  • Travel to Divisions, Social Centres, and Corps to educate TSA Officers, corps members, and TSA employees about viable business ideas and help implement these ideas on the ground
  • Research the types of businesses that can be started by the Divisions, Corps, and TSA Social Centres, and recommend changes or new ventures based on market conditions and the specific needs of the organization

Skills

Project Management
Goal Setting
Process Improvement
Entrepreneurship Coaching
Team Building
Lean Tools
Time Management
Leadership Training
Productivity Improvement
Problem Solving
Cost Reduction

Education

University of Johannesburg

Operations, design, processes, systems, organizations:
2003-2007

Projects

Developing Financial Independence

Non-profit and Charitable:
July 2023 - currently working

Development & Leadership Training

Food and Dairy:
June 2022 - August 2022

Continuous Improvement & Lean Six Sigma Training

Manufacturing:
May 2014 - December 2021

Developing Women Entrepreneurs

Research and Development :
September 2023 - currently working

Posts

Developing Financial Independence

Non-profit and Charitable:
July 2023 - currently working

Development & Leadership Training

Food and Dairy:
June 2022 - August 2022

Continuous Improvement & Lean Six Sigma Training

Manufacturing:
May 2014 - December 2021

Developing Women Entrepreneurs

Research and Development :
September 2023 - currently working

Courses

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

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