Mike has over 21 years manufacturing experience, including holding a variety of senior management positions in Operations Management, Lean and Six Sigma Deployment, Sales and Marketing, Business Unit Management and Information Technology. Mike was trained in TPS by the Toyota Logistics Group and is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has taught executive level classes and has worked with companies in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostic and device, computer, aircraft, footwear and personal care industries. Mike received his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Systems from Arizona State University in 1985.
Workshops Taught by Mike Kobashi
5S - Visual Workplace
5S methodology helps organizations achieve more consistent operational results through maintaining an orderly workplace. This workshop will introduce you to the 5S methodology and help you learn basic implementation steps including evaluation and audit. More »
Kaizen: the Culture of Continuous Improvement
This workshop is an introduction to the Kaizen Teian or Kaizen methodology which promotes the sustainable continuous improvement as a daily way of life for every member within the organization. The class is based on a “hear-see-do” approach allowing you to learn through instruction, discussion, simulation, and small-group exercise. More »
Lean Problem Solving
Harness the DNA of successful, sustainable lean implementations. You'll learn and practice the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) problem-solving method in this interactive workshop. More »