Fully integrated Multi site Supply Chain Control system:
Created and implemented an innovative electronic kanban system as a bolt on IT system modification to MRPII. Created ownership of material issue from suppliers / procurement / warehouse / issue / the point of use covering 15 manufacturing areas and 4 UK sites with 6,000 employees. This system is still used to date. Complete Ownership, 50% improvement in stock turns, rapid departmental problem solving, and reporting.
Land Rover Freelander, best in class manufacturing wiring system development
Established business segmentation, implemented a radical, innovative manufacturing system concept. Lead-time from 1 week- 1 day, a self-managing production system. Facilitated high employee involvement.
Automotive Sub Assembly, best in class manufacturing sub assembly system development
Business process and system redesign, in a very complex area supplying 3,500 wiring assemblies. Established: skills, segmentation and layout, self-managing system, and product rationalization strategy.
Direct Delivery, best in class purchasing system development
Introduced supplier to line side direct delivery, eliminating the cost of intermediate working capital.
Nissan Project Manager, Lucas Sumitomo Automotive Wiring Systems
Developed and introduced an innovative overhead handling and Kan ban control concept for manufacturing wiring systems. This system became the showpiece within the Lucas Sumitomo Wiring Systems Group, and described by a VP of Toyota as one of the best wiring manufacturing systems he had seen.