Cevdet Özdoğan

Cevdet Özdoğan was worked in almost all disciplines from product development to order fulfillment at different culture and working environments which all in automotive industry and gained deep expertise and understanding in Toyota Production System knowledge and applications.

After 27 years of experience; he became a consultant at Lean Institute Turkey, from 2009 to now. Consultancy on Lean management, Lean production, TPM and product development, strategic planning and Hoshin Kanri, target costing and cost management. His  relation with Lean Institute starts from 2002 and he is one of the first Board Members. Currently he is a member of board and vice president responsible from consultancy.

Cevdet Özdoğan is graduated from İstanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering, and İstanbul University, Business Administration. He was started his working life as Design Supervisor in Engineering Department at Chrysler Kamyon İmalatçıları A.Ş. Then he worked for Toyota, Ford Otosan, Uzel Makina, Otoyol and Karsan.

Cevdet Özdoğan has various qualifications about industry. He was experienced in various functions of a company as responsible such as product development, production, maintenance, quality, logistic, investment, purchasing. Good knowledge about financial, product and production costing, marketing and HR activities. High experience in lean production and product development techniques and applications. Toyota Production System philosophy and culture is trained by Toyota and expertised by real successful applications in Toyota plant as well. All experience realized in automotive industry with a close working with different nations and cultures such as British, American, Japanese and Italians. Continuously looking for self development opportunities and challenges.

He interest with travelling especially by driving and reading books mainly about history, business and management.