Major Achievements Drove business start-up, recruiting, training, building structures/processes & procedures for a new medical device
Delivered process capability of 50 Million units pa in 18 months and FDA approval for a start-up process writing SOPs and setting process(es)
Elevated factory bottleneck output by 80% through a sustained Business Process Improvement programme focussing on right-first-time/NVA and machine efficiency (OEE); developing new methods and training workforce to ensure FDA compliance
Introduced Quality Circles and multi-skilling programme for shop floor making effective use of downtime whilst ramping output, double headcount and implemented additional shift. Ultimately increased factory output by 1000%
Implemented KanBan on complex, fast moving electro-mechanical assembly operation using 2-bin/milk rounds and FaxBan for stock replenishment
Worked across organisations/cultures/countries benchmarking in Pharmaceutical sector, drove efficiency increases through activities such as Brainstorming and Fish-Bone diagrams
Turned around business; achieved record outputs, stripped out £130k of WIP through visual management/product scheduling and managing customer relationships. Reworked MRP system to reflect product structures and coached staff in operation of the system
Developed, wrote and implemented an SOP system for a small manufacturing operation in a short timeframe. training shop floor people to sustain going forward.