Dr. Satnam Singh


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Consultant.

Senior Consultant and Business Unit Director
Lean Sigma Experts Australia (ABN 81 604 347 604)
Based in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne

Dr. Satnam Singh is a graduate from Liverpool John Moores University and Coventry University (UK) with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and in a PhD in Engineering and Manufacturing Management.

Dr. Satnam has been dynamically involved in the field of Continuous Improvement & been extensively trained in the Lean Systems & Six Sigma whilst working as a six sigma Project Manager for Automotive services industry in the UK for 18 years. Being tasked in promoting & implementing Lean & Six Sigma within the organization throughout Europe, Dr. Satnam has immeasurable knowledge on deploying Lean Six Sigma & succeeded in assisting MNC companies in making revenues.

Specialised in 5S, changeover reduction (SMED), Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Cellular Layout and various other lean tools, Dr. Satnam has conducted many rounds of lean workshop in the area of workplace improvement, variation and waste reduction, and practical problem solving techniques including statistical tools.

Presently, Dr. Satnam has been travelling extensively from Malaysia to Australia. Dr. Satnam is an expert in developing and conducting Six Sigma Champions Training, Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt training programs for Private Companies, major Government Linked Companies (GLCs) in Malaysia and many other Government Agencies.

With the current knowledge & experiences Dr. Satnam’s acquires for Six Sigma Deployment includes Automotive, Transportation, Defence, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Logistics, Expressways, Education, General Services, Telecommunication and the Construction Industry

  • PhD in Engineering & Manufacturing Management (Lean and Six Sigma) – Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • MSc in Engineering & Manufacturing Management – Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • B. Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering – Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
  • Diploma Business Studies and Management – ACT College, London UK
  • Cert IV (TAE40110) in Training and Assessment, Melbourne Australia.
  • Certificate in Lean IT, Exin Holding Netherlands.
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt / Master Black Belt (MBB) Project Manager – XR Training & Consultancy (UK) / Federal Mogul Corporation (Europe)
  • MAICD – Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Expert in Lean Six Sigma, Process Improvements and Lean Enterprise Solutions.
  • Specialist in process optimization, cost reductions, deploying process excellence strategies.
  • Trainer in Lean Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise Programmes

For more than 18 years, Dr. Satnam Singh has been delivering process excellence projects, performance improvements, and change management in industries such as automotive, construction, engineering, textile, chemicals, electronics and many product manufacturing companies. He has:

  • Assisted many organizations in improving process performance using the tools and techniques of Six Sigma and Lean, and has expertly used appropriate data collection and analysis methods to accelerate process improvement projects.
  • Trained and mentored Project Champions, Finance Executives, Yellow Belts, Green Belts and Black Belts for Six Sigma Lean Enterprise Solutions.
  • Led many Six Sigma activities in Europe and Asia that yielded millions of dollars in company savings.
  • Experienced Six Sigma Statistical Software such as Minitab (Version 16) and Sigma Excel.
  • Developed training materials and Lean Six Sigma games for training.
  • Delivered turnkey Mechanical Projects for Process and Cost Efficiency.
    • Lean Six Sigma and Lean Deployment Consultation and Facilitation.
    • Lean Six SigmaProject Selections, Executin & Management.


  • Lean Six Sigma Project Consultancy and Training Material Development.
  • Lean Six Sigma Training, Project Coaching & Mentoring.
  • Supplier Development using Cost Reduction Techniques and Process Excellence Metrics.
  • Lean Systems Designing & Re-designing.
  • Strategic Planning & Project Management.
  • Execution of Process Improvement Initiatives.
  • Quality Assurance and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Delivering Turnkey / CAPEX Mechanical related Engineering Projects for Cost Efficiency.
  • Dr. Satnam’s most recent success is in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in a major Government Linked Company in Malaysia, where he trained and coached 11 Black Belts and 17 Green Belts and achieved a savings of RM32million (hard savings) within 12 months of deployment.
  • Published several academic papers on Conferences and Journals namely the most esteemed International Journal of Production Research.
  • Work experience includes projects for leading companies in Europe (UK, Sweden, France, Germany and Romania) and Asia (Malaysia and Indonesia).
  • Languages: English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi.
  • Industrial Achievements:
    • Major Nuclear Plant in the UK dealing with workplace improvement, health and safety implementation, safe working procedures, medium to large scale engineering modifications and nuclear inspectorate installation inspections.
    • Multi-National Company (MNC) based in Europe dealing with Lean and Six Sigma Deployment whilst completing medium to large scale engineering CAPEX projects between £0.5m to £ 3m.
    • Local Asian Consulting firm dealing with Wide Scale Lean Six Sigma Deployment in a Government Linked Company (GLC) and several government agencies in training, coaching, project execution of Lean Six Sigma projects (Achievement: RM40 million hard savings).
  • Pre-requisites For Managing The Integration of Environmental Performance Into Product Variety Manufacture: A Case Study Approach, Proceedings SMESME 2006: 8th International Conference on Stimulating Manufacturing Excellence in Small and Medium Enterprises, Coventry United Kingdom, 26-28 June 2006., 118-125. ISBN 1-84600-012-2
  • A Systematic Way of Identifying Environmental Aspects and Development of Environmental Management Programs, Proceedings SMESME 2006: 8th International Conference on Stimulating Manufacturing Excellence in Small and Medium Enterprises, Coventry United Kingdom, 26-28 June 2006, 102-109. ISBN 1-84600-012-2.
  • The Design of a Sustainable Manufacturing System: A Case Study of Its Importance to Product Variety Manufacturing, Proceedings I*PROMS 2006: 2nd Virtual International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, Online at http://conference.iproms.org/, 3-14 July 2006, Cardiff, UK. ISBN-13: 978-0-08-045157-2.
  • Exploring The Relationship Between Lean Manufacturing and Environmental Performance: A Case Study Approach, Proceedings CARs & FOF 2006: 22nd International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of The Future, Narosa Publishing, 19-22 July 2006, Vellore, India, 432-439, ISBN-13:978-81-7319-792-5.
  • Integrated Environmental Process Planning for the Design and Manufacture of Automotive Components, International Journal of Production Research: Special Issue on Sustainable Production, Vol. 45, Nos. 18–19, 15 September –1 October 2007, pp. 4189–4205.
  • Working Paper: Six Sigma in Education, Proceedings: 1ST Conference on Six Sigma in Education 2008, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 August 2008, 1-13. (Catalogued at University Malaya Za’ba Memorial Library: Malaysiana Index Database INDXDB).
  • Working Paper: Six Sigma in Construction, Proceedings: Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, Conference on Six Sigma in Construction 2008, Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 October 2008, pp. 1-15.
  • Working Paper: Six Sigma in TQM, Proceedings: Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, Conference: Embracing TQM in Construction – Way Forward 2008, Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 November 2008, pp. 1-19.
  • Beating Recession With A Black Belt, Published in Berita BMCC, July – Aug 2009: Issue 66 PP 11826/12/2009, pp. 18.