We’ll drink to that that!

TLC’s Gauteng Director, Maurice Kuhn, recently started training a team of senior managers on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt at beverage giant ABInBev’s Johannesburg offices.  Maurice, a Master Black Belt, is pictured with the ABInBev team, including the Africa Zone President Ricardo Tadeu (back row, centre).

“It has been a great privilege to work with ABInBev’s experts in the US and South Africa to put this programme together.  We have been able draw on the expertise of the Master Black Belts of both TLC and ABInBev to ensure the programme will deliver to the company’s strategic agenda.” said Maurice.

He explained that in many respects, ABInBev’s approach to roll-out of Lean Six Sigma capabilities within the organisation is world-class.  “ABInBev’s Africa Zone have identified key strategic projects that are essential to achieving their business goals for the year.  They have identified capable senior experts to head up each of these projects and we have now commenced the training and coaching, so that they will have the skills they need to deliver on the ambitious benefits expected from each initiative.  The projects are tracked and reported monthly at a global level alongside all other Lean Six Sigma improvement projects run in other regional Zones around the world.”

Attendees included delegates from South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique. And what are those ambitious benefits, you might ask?  Maurice explained that these projects are projected to deliver real savings of several tens of millions of dollars. We’ll definitely drink to that!