International Trade Matters Ltd

Sami Caglar – BEng MBA MIoD FRSA – Global Lean Sigma Specialist

Sami Caglar, an expert in Lean Operations, a Business Strategist, Six Sigma Green Belt, Mechanical Engineer with an MBA

He has over 20 years’ hands on experience in purchasing, export, production, quality, process improvement and general management and is a member of Institute of Directors and Fellow member of RSA.


Sami is a seasoned expert in the field of improving businesses though empowering, aligning, and involving employees and establishing high performance teams. Sami’s extensive experience includes working alongside countless companies across the continents, with particular experience in exporting to the US and Turkey, along with more than 10 other countries.

Sami is particularly proud of his work with diverse industries having conducted business in most of the world, enabling a thorough understanding and practical grasp on the world of international trade. The awards companies have received with Sami’s involvement speak for themselves in illustrating the expertise Sami has gained over the years:

  • Leader of the Year 2011
  • Best Business Transformation 2009
  • Innovative Working Practices 2010
  • Best Manufacturer of the Year 2011
  • Best Medium Size Business 2012
  • Best Growth of the Year 2012
  • Company of the Year 2014
  • Innovation of the Year 2014
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The particular achievements within the numerous companies Sami has worked with include saving over £1 million on operating expenses year on year, complete re-branding, streamlining organisations, and consolidation of manufacturing sites from 3 to 2. Further to this, Sami has improved production with 118% sales growth, 273% export growth, and 70% growth in tonnage produced. Over the years Sami has trained over 1,000 people in Lean, creating strategies for sustainable growth for more than 10 companies, continuing to pass on his expertise in Lean operations.