One of Advance School's differentiation elements is its Faculty.

The school can boast a pool of instructors certified APICS, ISM, Lean IIBLC®, Six Sigma, IBF  and PMP with many years of teaching and professional experience, who also work as Managers and Consultants at major and multinational companies.

Our Instructors have different professional experiences and, alternating in the classroom, bring different examples of Best Practice and Excellence, making the training more stimulating and interactive, as well as creating great value for the participants.

Advance dedicates constant attention to the development plan of its Instructors, scheduling regular training sessions in line with APICS and ISM guidelines.

In addition, the school, once identified the needs of the Customer, can select Instructors with specific experiences (area, Industry, etc) to provide the Best Value.

You will find below some of our Instructors.


    He has a degree in Engineering of Industrial Technologies and Enterprise Organization from the University of Udine, CPIM, CSCP, Lean Champion, LECO Six Sigma Champion, MBA from the Scuola Superiore E. Mattei ENI-Italia and is currently the Global Operations Director for Vibram Group. He has gained various experiences in a number of industrial sectors (including the production of Energy) as well as the Services sector, holding a number of roles and with increasing responsibility such as Manager of Production and Logistics, Technical Director, Factory Manger and Managing Director. He is a profound expert of Lean and Six Sigma. He teaches CPIM e CSCP, IIBLC® CGBL, CBBL and CChL programmes, as well as Six Sigma ASQ and is specialized in running the international “The Fresh Connection” Supply Chain Strategic Module.


    He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, MBA, EMLog and is currently E2E Supply Chain Program Lead for Europe for BU Starch & Sweeteners Europe of Cargill, a multinational company that operates in the Food Ingredients sector. From 2007 to 2015 he was the Managing Director of Cargill’s Starches and Derivatives Italian Division. From 2000 to 2006 he was Plant Manager in Germany and Italy and previously covered a number of roles in Supply Chain and Operations Management, taking part in and implementing SAP and JDE. He is the President of AD-net, Advance School Business Network, the Italian association for APICS professionals in the fields of Operations, Lean and Supply Chain Management. He is founding partner of Advance Operations Management School. He has strong skills in Supply Chain and Operations Mgt., Strategic Workforce Planning, Talent Management and Manufacturing 4.0


    She has a degree in Mathematical Physic from Moscow’s Lomonosov University and certified CPIM, CSCP e Six Sigma Black Belt. Currently she is Platform Supply Network Facility Manager for the multinational Caterpillar Global Paving Italy and for ten years was involved in Six Sigma and Lean programmes such as Lean as Black Belt, as well as TPM, continuous improvement programmes in Supply Chain Planning & Execution. In addition to being expert in Leann and Six Sigma, she is also expert in Change Management and implementation of SAP of JDE, having been an ERP Senior Consultant and also having held the position of IT Manager for Caterpillar Service Italia.


    APICS & Demand Driven MPR Instructor. Senior hands-on Supply Chain professional with financial background and more than fifteen years of project management experience in local as well as international business initiatives including sales & operational planning (S&OP), production, distribution and inventory mainly in the blue ship organizations from the chemical industries in Europe, US, Asia and Middle-East.

    Strengths include the assessment, design and reengineering of supply chain business processes making them more efficient through better KPI management system and effective SAP implementation as well as SAP realignment for various modules & functionalities: SAP IM, MM, SD, SCM, APO (etc…).

    Experience includes the development and delivery of complex business cases helping board decisions for supply chain optimizations and growth strategies.

    Additional strengths include the design and the delivery of value added education & training programs about end-to-end supply chain processes and more specifically around production, inventory management and supply chain operations.


    He has a degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Trent, CPIM, CSCP, CPSM and MBA. He has more than 15 years experience as International Purchases Manager in Supply Chain and more than 5 years experience in Lamarsh Change Management. He held the role of Supply Chain and Sourcing Manager Europe for Snap-On Equipment and previously a number of roles in Purchasing for the multinational Caterpillar, VM Motori and Magneti Marelli Powertrain. He has strong experience of Six Sigma, also applied to Purchasing and in implementing S&OP. He has deep knowledge and is in expert in tools of purchasing, the primary materials market (steel, iron, copper, aluminium and plastic materials) and New Product Introduction and Advance Product Quality Planning. He is also Vice President for the Emilia-Romagna Region’s section of ADACI, Associazione Italiana di Management degli Approvvigionamenti (the Italian Association of Procurement Management).


    He has a degree in Industrial Engineering, MBA (Bradford), PrEng, CFPIM, FSAPICS and is currently co-director and founder of Buckingham University’s MSc Program (Master of Science) in Lean Enterprise and Partner-author of PICSIE Books Associates. Thanks to his many decades long professional career in project and design engineering, management services, operations research and operations management he has become an international point of reference in Lean and his book has sold more than 100,000 copies around the world, the most famous of which are "The Lean Toolbox” and "The Lean Toolbox for Service Systems”. Bicheno has been a consultant for important companies such as Jaguar Cars, Caterpillar, Reliance Gear, BNFL, Anglian Water, GEC, British Steel, Cooper Fuses, Shayler Cosmetics, Wolstenholme Int., Rolls Royce, Ford, UEF, English China Clays, Brink, Portmeirion Potteries, HWAM Heat Design, Corus and many other industrial and service companies. He has been a judge for the Shingo Prize in the UK, the world’s most famous assessment of Lean methodology. From 1997 until the present day he is the Scientific Director of the "Master Lean Operations" and Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff Business Centre’s Lean Enterprise Research Centre. Since 1998 he holds Buckingham University’s "Master in Service Operations". Since 2010 he teaches "Master Lean Service" at Belgium’s prestigious Antwerp Management School.


    He has a degree in Electronic Engineering, CPIM, CSCP, MBA and has held roles as Senior Manager in Planning, Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has long experience and professional growth in Gambro, undertaking a number of roles in the Supply Chain beginning with supply, production planning, up to worldwide planning of the finished product and coordinating the global team spread over Asia, Europe and America. In addition, he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bloodline Division, as well as VP Operation and Global marketing for the definition of the phase-in phase-out Finished Products strategies.


    He has a degree in Economic and Social Disciplines from Milan’s Bocconi University, CPIM and has obtained a Master in General Management from Milan’s Polytechnic. He dedicated 24 years of professional career to the world of Supply Chain Management. He has collaborated with management consultancy companies and was SCM Business Unit Manager, coordinating activities and projects in the fields of planning, physical logistics, and Supply Chain solutions. He has taken part in a number of Supply Chain restructuring projects, in the Integration of Planning and New Product Development services, Global Sales and Operations Planning. For sixteen years he held responsible positions in SC Management in important multinational companies in the field of Electro mechanics in the functions of planning and the control of production and supply, Demand Management and the Reengineering of the Supply Chain. He was Project Leader of four MRPII projects, which ended by receiving the Oliver Wright "MRPII Class A User” award and was member of European work groups in the field of integrated planning of the logistics chain. 


    He is certified PMP® and was a Past Director of PMI-NIC® Northern Italy Chapter. He carries out training and consultancies in Business Management, specializing in PM and PM hard skills organizational models. He has worked as Project Manager in a number of IT companies, coordinating projects of technological innovation and organizational change. In the course of the consultancies he has gained a broad spectrum view of Business Management in a number of market sectors (IT, TLC, Engineering, Finance, Health...). He is involved in research projects on the innovative applications of Project Management. He is co-author of   “The role of the Project Manager: the ethical profile and personal skills”)- Franco Angeli Editore, 2006 and  “Taking part in a project” -Etas Libri, 2010. He wrote "Management by Projects; projects as a business lever” - Ipsoa Editore, 2008. He presented papers at the 2007 PMI® Global Congress EMEA in Budapest, at Sydney’s 2008 PMI® Global Congress ASIA PACIFIC and the 2010 PMI® Global Congress EMEA in London.


    He has a degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Padua, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P and MBA. He has more than 20 years of experience as Logistics Manager and in the field of Supply Chain and Project Management. He was Plant Manager and Distribution Director of the multinational GE Energy Industrial Solutions and is currently Operations and Supply Chain Director, as well as being a member of the Administration Board of FLY Spa which operates in aeronautics. He has strong experience in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, ERP, Demand Planning, S&OP and Change Management. He teaches APICS CPIM, CSCP and CLTD, IBF CPF and LaMarsh Global Change Management.


    CPIM, he has a degree in Management Engineering and has gained vast operational and strategic experience in production systems, first as Factory Director from big groups in domestic appliances and ceramics and then as Operations Manager in the Heating sector. He now works as Vice President of Operations for an American multinational Oil & Gas Company with production on commission. He is an expert on and passionate about Lean which he has successfully implemented a number of times, one of which was recognized with the International Best Factory Award.