Zeljko Rakic

Zeljko Rakic

Manager Operations, The Lean Six Sigma Company Group

31 years of experience as a dynamic Project and Program Manager and Leader in initiatives with significant Cultural Change element.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with knowledge of DMAIC, Lean, Design for Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement deployment.

Advanced Knowledge of Working Capital Improvement and Innovation Management.

Highly adaptable with history of success in different cultural environments such as Netherlands, Canada, France, UK, Australia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East.

Currently working as General Manager Operations for The Lean Six Sigma Company, biggest European supplier of Lean Six Sigma training programs and deployment support. They are active in 29 countries, at all 5 continents, with portfolio of over 2000 companies they helped in sustainable deployment of Lean Six Sigma over the last 20 years

Beside of ensuring the same quality ad standards of services provided in all corners of the world where they operate, Zeljko is specialized in helping companies to develop their Vision, Mission and Strategy as pre condition for challenging and realistic Lean Six Sigma deployment program.

Zeljko lives in Zagreb, Croatia, is happily married father of young 3 kids, which is helping him a great deal to stay young at heart.

Keynote Speaker and Panelist: SESSION: Downstream and End User
Cut to the Chase! Is aluminium the solution that we think it is?

All Sessions by Zeljko Rakic

9:50 am - 10:30 am

  • The world's current production stands at almost 70M Tons of primary aluminium metal. How can we get to 150MT?
  • How can we get there using secondary aluminium metal? We need to drastically increase our recycling volume, but is this achievable in reality?
  • The demand versus supply for green aluminium is imbalanced. Will the world be able to source enough metal at zero or near-zero emissions?
  • What is happening with the semi-finished and the finished products markets? What is happening with extrusion products? Rolling mills? Car manufacturers' scrap recycling systems are thriving in Thailand and in Malaysia - What can South East Asia teach the rest of the world about scrap recycling?
  • What are the plans that can help further improve scrap and recycling in these countries?
  • Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam markets are quickly developing downstream ultra-modern industries. Is China under threat from the growing industries in South East Asia?
  • Can we create the right balance between supply and demand? make it a win-win for everyone?
  • What do consumers need? Is aluminium really the metal of the future? What about other substitutes? Steel, Copper, Plastic, Carbon Fibre? Is aluminium a threat or threatened? Any other industries that can replace aluminium in its pursuit of sustainability? What downstream products are needed? Do we need to relook at the applications? increase the range? replace other metals?