Thai Yuan

Thai Yuan

Assistant Director, Operations Excellence
Mamee Double Decker

Thai Yuan is currently based in Malaysia as Assistant Director, Operations Excellence at Mamee Double Decker (a FMCG Food & Beverages Manufacturing company) responsible in driving supply chain excellence initiatives across Commercial, Operations and Supporting functions.

Between May 2013 to May 2018, he was the Operations Excellence Director at PureCircle Limited, a multinational company in the food ingredient manufacturing industry. This is a change management role where he embarked on a two-pronged approach of employee engagement with Lean roll-out, and Performance Management centered around Balanced Scorecard cum competency development program. Within the 5 years tenure at PureCircle, he had the chance to implement operations management best practices within the running operations and also commissioning a US$42 Million greenfield site with full automation (Siemens PCS 7.0).

Prior to this, Thai Yuan was based in China for 2.5 years as Senior Operations Excellence Manager in GitiTire, an Asian multinational company within automotive parts OEM industry with annual revenue exceeding US$ 4 billion. He had rolled out Giti Excellence System (GES) as people enabler to build awareness among 16,000 Giti colleagues, and to develop Operations Excellence competency among selected high potentials with 142 certified yellow belts, 15 certified green belts and 3 black belt candidates identified in the first 12 months after roll-out. He then spent the next 18 months to initiate a Lean Transformation at a flagship plant of 6,500 headcount and US$ 1 Billion annual revenues. Results attained through road map defined in annual strategic deployment workshop are: 3 Million hard savings; and foundation setting of Lean Culture on shopfloor through the 2 pillars of visual management to surface problems and fact-based problem solving.

Between Jul 2002 to Oct 2010, he was based in Singapore where he took on the progressive role as regional change agent to drive Lean transformation initiatives and Supply Chain optimization projects within Asia Pacific region. This is the early stage of his career where he built his core competency in Lean Six Sigma, Industrial Engineering and Project Management through hands-on implementation on the shopfloor.


Thai Yuan will be appearing in the following sessions:

Creating a culture of human resource resilience and leadership innovation in a complex supply chain world
LogiSYM Malaysia 2018: Malaysia Day 1 - 24th July, 2018, 10:10–10:45, Talk & Panel Interactive Session


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