Trainers

Our trainers all stand out for their competence and experience.

Competence and experience on call.

Trainer with competence and experience.

It goes without saying that our trainers all stand out for their competence and experience. What else makes them so remarkable? All of our trainers have backgrounds in the industry. They  were managers and executives for many years, and they, of all people, understand the tasks which their

participants and coachees face. Instead of teaching vague theory, they all offer valuable and tried-and-true experience for a practical approach to everyday work life. And they do so in a agreeably authentic and approachable way. You’ll see: learning from them is a remarkable experience.

 Zifeng Li

Current and future trainings of this trainer

Li Zifeng was born in a family with a long history in the manufacturing industry, owning an automobile clutch factory. Having 8 years of working experience in global manufacturing companies, Mr. Li has very deep knowledge of Production Management and Lean Manufacturing. As Lean Supervisor and Lean Development Manager he was deeply involved in Lean Transformation projects and in the implementation of Lean methodologies and tools. His strength is the definition of comprehensive approaches for the implementation of value adding production systems mainly in Automotive and in Medical and Electronic Appliance industries. As a Project Manager at Staufen, Mr. Li is specialised in 5S, TPM, SMED, VSM, Problem Solving, Shop Floor Management and holistic Lean Transformation projects.
Li Zifeng joined Staufen Shanghai in 2013 and is now working as Project Manager.
 Hank Liao
During his work at SDEC, Hank Liao gained profound knowledge in product technology, mold design and process re-organization of a company branch. At SVW PT he improved supplier quality to ensure flawless production and joined the Polo’s 2006 MY launch. As supplier quality & development team leader at GM China he worked on projects regarding PPM reduction and disturbance-free production. He managed Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), developed supplies with Quality System Basic, Global Manufacturing System and Lean tools. At Staufen China he was involved in projects referring to intelligent plant planning & realization, delivery reliability, supplier development and Lean Production such as Haier intelligent factory planning, Korea Jinyang / Edscha in-house logistic, Romay order fulfilment and quality improvement, Jincheng PPM reduction, Daimler / Schaeffler supplier development with VDA6.3. Furthermore he helped automotive suppliers to implement best supplier characteristics through process optimization and leadership excellence.
Hank Liao joined Staufen Shanghai in 2012 and is currently working as Principal.
 Fern Lu
After studying Business Administration, Lu Fern worked as a Planning Manager and gained extensive experience regarding the setup of a new plant at a Japanese company. During his career, he was promoted to Lean Expert and Assistant of General Manager. Thanks to his profound knowledge in Lean management he became a Lean consultant for a Japanese Management Association Consultancy in China and implemented several tools and principles of the Toyota Production System at a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.
Within a growth leader development program in 2014 he coached different directors at Shanghai General Motors. Besides Lean Leadership, his core competences are Value Stream Mapping, Total Productive Maintenance, JIT and 5S. In addition to the consulting projects, Fern LU acts as a trainer and coach at Staufen Academy and is responsible for the training of managers and Lean experts.
Lu Fern joined Staufen Shanghai in 2016 and is currently working as Project Manager.
 Yaping Lu

Current and future trainings of this trainer

After studying Industrial Engineering and Operation Research at the State University of Pennsylvania, Lu Yaping worked for Cummins Filtration China and Michelin Passenger Tire Company. During her work in different areas such as the electronic, the automotive and the food industry, she gained a deep understanding of Lean Management. As Industrial Engineer, she has profound knowledge in both Capacity Planning and Inventory Management. Moreover, Lu Yaping is familiar in using optimization techniques regarding the production line and assembly line layout, the flow design, the pull principle and the manufacturing productivity. During her work at Staufen Shanghai she has been responsible for several projects regarding Factory Planning, Inventory Management and Lean Administration.
Lu Yaping joined Staufen Shanghai in 2014 and is currently working as Project Manager.
 Anna Lupetto

Current and future trainings of this trainer

    After her studies Anna Lupetto worked in different functions within the order fulfillment process and designed processes in international cooperation. She also gained profound experience regarding supply chain concepts. Being responsible for the program efficiency und customer satisfaction at Solectron GmbH, she initiated and managed improvement projects on new customer/product introduction, program transfers and supply chains to suppliers as well as customers.
    Her core competences are value added excellence in administrative processes focusing on order fulfillment as well as creating concepts and introducing integrated improvement systems.
    Anna Lupetto joined Staufen AG in 2010 and is now working as Senior Expert.