Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA partners with Hayleys Advantis 3PL Plus on improving productivity and efficiency with Lean Six Sigma

August 31, 2022

WISTA partners with Hayleys Advantis 3PL Plus on improving productivity and efficiency with Lean Six Sigma


Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka concluded yet another knowledge sharing initiative by conducting a Lean Six Sigma training to the membership in partnership with Hayleys Advantis 3PL Plus.  The full day workshop was held at Taj Samudra on 24th August attended by a large number of WISTA members.


Nayani Rathnasiri who has completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Asia (Lean Six Sigma Asia) in 2021 conducted the workshop sharing content, providing training and inspiring the audience. Nayani is a graduate from the University of Kelaniya with an MBA from University of Bedfordshire and conducted the session covering the fundamentals of six sigma including Lean Six Sigma history & how to transform, Lean objectives, key principles of lean, waste Identification, basics of problem solving, lean supportive tools, lean mind set and behavior.


WISTA Team along with Nayani were able to customise the training to suit the needs of Logistics, Transportation & Supply Chain Management Professionals with  few variations, equivalent to Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.


At the end of the program, three winners were selected to be recipients of a scholarship to follow Applied Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Certification Program conducted by  Dr. Mikel J. Harry of Six Sigma Management Institute Asia in  collaboration with the Chartered Institute of  Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka. The scholarship recipients were Anjalika Perera of GAC Shipping Limited, Ann Nevatha Bernardsha of Maersk Lanka Pvt Ltd and Arandani Amarasinghe of McLarens Group Management Limited.


This training provided much needed learning and development opportunities to the WISTA membership and was a first of its kind in the Industry. Nayani was able to successfully navigate the training sharing a glimpse of the success story of Hayleys Advantis 3PL Plus’s productivity initiatives, operational excellence through Lean Six Sigma offering value to customers with productivity enhancements and world class 3PL services.

The event training was fully sponsored by Hayley’s Advantis 3PL Plus and co sponsored by South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT).


About WISTA Sri Lanka

WISTA Sri Lanka is a member of WISTA International which is a global organization connecting female executives and decision makers around the world. The Association lead by President Debbie Jones consist of many members representing a multitude of Companies in the Shipping, Logistics & Transportation sectors in Sri Lanka. WISTA focuses on recognizing women achievers from the industry and creating a forum to address industry related issues and make representations with relevant authorities in the Maritime & Logistics Sectors. WISTA has been successful in breaking down gender barriers within the shipping and logistics industry over the years and encouraging more women to join this growing industry. WISTA’s agenda bodes well for the Sri Lankan Government’s initiative to position the island nation as the logistics hub for the Asian region.





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