Roman has broad international experience in Lean, consulting, training and teaching.

He has extensive track record in the industries including engineering, construction, machinery, food, beverage, textile, education, logistics and finance. His portfolio includes several projects abroad: Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Latvia and China. Roman has consulted more than 50 companies and helped them to launch continuous improvement initiatives and to improve business processes. Special area of knowledge is business information systems (DAX, NAV, SAP, Movex) in manufacturing industry, including several implementations of ERP systems. 

Common areas of competence are: lean thinking and process improvemnt tools, business process modeling and analysis, equipment effectiveness, facility layout development, independent ERP systems selection and analysis, CAD/ERP architecture development, employee involvement, operational development system implementation.


2013/05 – 2013/09    Introduction to SAP BI with SAP ERP 6.0 (TERP10)

                     University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

2012/11 – 2013/03    SAP ERP Integrated Business Processes (TERP10)

                     University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

2009/09 – (on hold)  Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering and Management

                     Concurrent Lean and ERP implementation, ISCED 6A

                     Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

2004/09 – 2009/06    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering MScMechEng

                     Industrial engineering and management, ISCED 5A

                     Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

1998/09 – 2004/06    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering BScMechEng

                     Production technology, ISCED 5A

                     Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

LEAN SENIOR CONSULTANT, PARTNER                               Lean Shanghai Co. Ltd. 凌善(上海) 

2014/06 – …           China, Shanghai               

Setting up daughter-company in China; market analysis; sales process establishment; training and consulting in operations management and lean thinking.


2009/01 – …                                         

- training and consulting in operations management

- lean thinking and practical implementation including tools

- SMED, OEE, kanban, Kaizen, Motion Studies, etc.

- continuous improvement initiatives

- business processes mapping

- production and technological processes modeling and analysis

- CAD and ERP systems integrations architecture development

- independent ERP implementation validation

- industries including engineering, construction, machinery, food, beverage, textile, logistics.

A list of projects is available separately upon a request; some are listed on LinkedIn profile.

30+ projects in Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Latvia and China.

LECTURER           Tallinn University of Technology  
2014/09 – 2016/12  Fundamentals of business administration, in English
2013/09 – 2016/12  Project management, in English and Estonian
2013/02 – 2014/10  Lean in production - workshops in Chinese universities, Beijing, Shanghai

2009/09 – 2015/09  Information systems of production management


HEAD OF LEAN ENTERPRISE                                       Swiss Property AS

2014/12 – 2015/07      Estonia                      


2011/06 – 2013/05      China, Shanghai              

DEVELOPMENT AND IT/IS MANAGER                                 E-Profiil AS

2011/05 – 2012/04      Estonia                      

DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER                                          Pharmadule OÜ

2008/01 – 2011/04      Estonia                      

PREPRODUCTION ENGINEER                                        Pharmadule Emtunga OÜ

2005/06 – 2007/12      Estonia                      

TECHNICAL MANAGER                                             Ecopress Group OÜ

2004/07 – 2005/05      Estonia                      

WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR                                           APL Production AS     

2004/01 – 2004/05      Estonia                      

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER                             APL Production AS     

2003/03 – 2003/12      Estonia                      


English               (Fluent - Full Knowledge)
Estonian              (Fluent - Full Knowledge)
Russian               (Native Speaker)
Chinese               (Basic communication)

About us

Roman Zahharov
Trainer & Partner


Operations management and lean 

15+ years of work experience

07+ years as consultant

30+ projects internationally

08+ years teaching at university

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