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About Us


Lean Management Academy exists to create unequal customer value through a relentless client-driven focus. In doing so, we will create value for all Lean Management Academy stakeholders to meet clients' needs, which gives real, lasting value.


Lean Management Academy uses our WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE and a FOCUSED voice to provide HIGH-QUALITY Lean Management Consulting to companies with a GROWTH MINDSET, helping you achieve clarity to ELIMINATE WASTE.

Core Values

Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)

We care about your thoughts, so your feedback is essential for us. Our priority is to promptly act upon your concerns and feedback, aiming to resolve them for you. We will continuously sharpen our saw to ensure we can share new ideas and concepts with everyone interested.


We will tailor our training to your needs. All our trainers are highly skilled and can show you how each skill you learn will be relevant in your workplace. Our courses are delivered flexibly to meet your needs, and the days during the week, date, time, and session length can be adjusted according to your availability.


All our associates are highly trained and can answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our associates will teach you in a way that makes it easier for you to remember your training. Our friendly and approachable trainers will go out of their way to make your course a fruitful experience. You can access free helpful tips and advice during your course and afterwards. Our team members are vetted carefully so that you can expect the same standards from every member.


We want you to feel good about being a first aider. Therefore, our courses empower you to work confidently. All our courses are delivered in a friendly and relaxed manner. They are highly practical so that you can practice your new skills immediately.

Executive Director and Principal Consultant

Muhar Murad

Meticulously Tailored, ROI-Focused Consulting to Help Your Business Eliminate Waste

Muhar Murad is the Executive Director and Principal Consultant of Lean Management Academy Sdn Bhd.

He holds a Master in Business Administration from Herriot Watt University, U.K., and a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) from the University of Glasgow, U.K.

Since the setup of Lean Management Academy Sdn Bhd (p.k.a Muhar & Associates Sdn Bhd) in Jul 2014, he has facilitated and coached Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Lean Construction, Lean Services, and other training programs.

He has over 28 years of working experience in various multinational and local companies in Malaysia & Singapore. He is a seasoned Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain Professional, Leader, and Strategies. His expertise in operational strategy, coaching, human relationships, planning, and executing continuous improvement with the end in mind of adding value to any organisation.

His last 18 years of experience with an MNC started as a General Manager at their manufacturing plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, and his previous six years as Senior Director of Operations Asia Pacific based in Malaysia/Singapore provided him with the entire spectrum of “People Coaching” in Operations and Supply Chain for the Asia Pacific. In this MNC, together with his team, he has led or as a partner in a project. He has won three President Awards from the U.S. Chicago Corporate office in 2006, 2009 & 2013.

With his vast working experience in various management settings in multiple industries, Muhar can conceptualise his Consultancy, Coaching, and Facilitating sessions, recognising the “REAL WORLD” challenges.

He has authored two books on Lean; Aplikasi Lean Dalam Industri Perabut and Lean Leadership.

Our Experts

The team comprises a distinguished group of professionals, each with a deep well of expertise in Lean Management and operational excellence. With over a century of collective experience spanning manufacturing, supply chain, global operations, quality management, financial accounting, public sector training, and strategic human resources, they bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success.


Their accolades, ranging from President Awards to recognitions in organisational excellence, underscore their ability to drive transformational change and lead businesses towards sustainable, efficient operations. This team excels in theory and embodies practical experience in implementing Lean principles across diverse industries and regions.


 Ts. Ir. Hj. Riwayat

Global Operations &

Lean Six Sigma

15+ years in Business & General Management


Global Work:
United States & China


Wan Zainal Hanafi


Quality Management &

Lean Techniques


20+ years in Consulting


National Productivity Champion, Malaysia


Vincent KC Loh


Quality & Process Improvement


20+ years in Manufacturing & Project Management


Lean Six Sigma DMAIC, TPS


Lee Soo Lee


Financial Accounting & Manufacturing Operations


Strategic Planning & Lean Practices

Professional Memberships:

Australian & Malaysian Society of Accountants


Hashim bin Borham


Public Sector Training & Development


25+ years in Public Service


EKSA MAMPU Program Champion, Organisational Excellence Awards

Ts. Ir. Hj. Riwayat 

Ts. Ir. Hj. Riwayat holds a BSME from Boston University, USA, and an MBA from UUM, Malaysia. He possesses a wealth of certifications from prestigious institutions, including Professional Engineer and Certified Quality Engineer. With over 15 years of senior leadership experience in multinational corporations, he has worked internationally, particularly in the United States and China, excelling in managing global operations.


His expertise lies in Business and General Management, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and Project Management, enabling him to drive organisational success and foster sustainable growth strategies.

Wan Zainal Hanafi 

Wan Zainal Hanafi holds a Master of Philosophy in Materials Technology from Brunel University London, UK, and has over twenty years of experience in Quality Management and Lean Management consulting. He has received various awards and certifications, including the James Walker Memorial Award and recognition as a National Productivity Champion in Malaysia. His expertise lies in ISO 9001 standards and Lean Management techniques such as Kaizen, Toyota Production System (TPS), and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).


His consulting services cover areas such as Lean/Kaizen, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Value Stream Mapping, and related techniques like 5S and Problem Solving.


He has provided consulting, training, and coaching services across various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, hospitality, and retail.

Vincent KC Loh

Vincent KC Loh holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, specialising in Project Management, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore. With over 20 years of experience, he has expertise in Quality and Process Improvement, Quality Management, Manufacturing, and Project Management.

He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt instructor, conducting various trainings, including Lean Six Sigma DMAIC, Lean manufacturing, and Failure Mode Effect Analysis. He has led numerous Six Sigma and Lean projects, including setting up Toyota Production System (TPS) and Six Sigma programs in different companies. His experience includes continuous Quality Improvement in Oil and Gas equipment design and manufacturing and establishing Six Sigma program offices and governance processes.

Loh's extensive experience enables him to coach teams in conceptualising, planning, and executing improvement programs to add value to organisations.

Lee Soo Lee

Lee Soo Lee graduated from Monash University in Australia with a Bachelor of Economics in 1985. He is a member of the Australian Society of Accountants (since 1988) and the Malaysian Society of Accountants (since 1989). Starting as an external auditor at Deloitte, he transitioned to financial accounting in manufacturing before becoming an internal auditor at a multinational furniture company.


In 1991, he moved into management at the company's engineered wood flooring plant in Sungai Petani, where he remained until 2015, eventually serving as Senior General Manager. Throughout his career, he gained experience in various aspects of manufacturing operations, including strategic planning, raw materials sourcing, union negotiation, product costing, and budgeting. He emphasised the importance of building a strong management team.


He advocated for lean manufacturing practices during his tenure, contributing to the successful implementation of 5S and lean principles in a plywood mill. Lee believes that lean thinking and a robust management team are crucial for operational success.

Hashim bin Borham

Hashim bin Borham boasts 25 years of experience in the public sector. He currently serves as the Head of Corporate and Training Development at Akademi Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia. He was certified by HRDF and was appointed Champion for the EKSA MAMPU Program under the Prime Minister Department in 2014. His extensive involvement in training with various institutions has established him as a professional in the field.

Beginning his career as an Enforcement Officer at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in 2009, Hashim held diverse roles prior, including assisting in community development and managing drug rehabilitation processes. His contribution to obtaining 5S Quality Environment certification for JPJ Terengganu in 2010 facilitated positive organisational change.
Under his leadership, JPJ Terengganu achieved recognition for organisational integrity and excellence, securing top ranks in national competitions.


Hashim holds diplomas in Human Development and Guidance and Islamic Counselling, a bachelor’s degree in human resource development, and an Executive Diploma in Law Enforcement.


For our training to have its most powerful impact, the ethos of training needs to be a part of the company culture. To this end, Lean Management Academy offers in-house training to companies and organisations dedicated to results through people development. In-house training enables the sustainability of culture change because of its almost immediate return on investment. Our programs are tailor-made to each company's objectives, challenges, and budget. We will create a training program and provide the appropriate backup support to answer your company's questions.

Delegates of Lean Management Academy have vouched that we can bring real magic through a transformative personal journey via our training programs.

Knowing that any training investment should be aligned with business drivers and have a clearly identified outcome is vital. Therefore, we will take the time to understand the issues and objectives to be addressed and then design a training proposal based on them.

Quality Policy

Lean Management Academy is a consulting, coaching, and training firm committed to providing highly customised learning solutions and support for industries to release the full potential of their teams. We meet the requirements of industry-related standards and all legislative and regulatory requirements. We will continuously strive to achieve excellence throughout different industries. Regardless of size, we will always provide excellent training packages that exemplify world-class standards.

We are committed to continuous improvement and adopt measures to achieve objectives.

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