Laurent Scarato

Laurent Scarato


I am actively looking for a new challenging position in or around Shanghai, targeting positions such as Plant Manager and Industrial Operations Manager.


Tennis (competition and teaching), squash, ski

Travel, photography


Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Industrial Operations Director

Acome Xintai Cables

Responsible for Manufacturing, Technical Department, Logistic and Purchase of a 8000m2 plant, producing 3500T/year, value 25M Euros. Manage 105 management, production and technical staff. Designed and led a complete re-organization of the factory, aiming at creating a leap forward in the industrial performances by following automobile-like structures & methods.

  • Created Autonomous Production Cells, re-engineered the material flow in the factory, assigned responsible to every areas
  • Recruited internally and externally people needed to build an efficient team (about 10 new positions created), defined their training plan, coached them
  • Implemented Continuous Improvement in the factory and tools such as : QCDM indicators, Visual Management...
  • Piloted a 8 months 5S Project, 80 p involved
  • Created new management meeting to reinforce integration among functions and hierarchy
  • Developed new Tools management procedures (from design to onsite management and inspection). Impacted scrap rate and OEE
  • Implemented new procedures such as Internal Quality Claims to improve problems solving responsiveness and traceability
  • Reinforced the use of SAP Business One in production by direct input by production operators
  • Under my responsibility, Scrap rate reduced by 35%, OEE improved by 8% and Stock value reduced by 40%
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008

Technical Manager

Acome Xintai Cables

Responsible for R&D, process, maintenance & new equipments, customer support, supplier qualification, technical marketing. Manage 14 engineers & technicians (Chinese and French).

  • Led the local part of a Transfer of production lines (12 containers of equipments, 2M Euros project) : Capacity x3
  • Completed an Industrial Project aimed at starting the new lines, re-organizing the workshop and optimizing the performances of the factory
  • Successfully developed new products (products range x3) while leading cost reduction program (-15% on average)
  • Monitored the technical team to improve the department performances, developed professional working methodology, kept the team highly motivated
  • Maintained high tech equipments running smoothly in production
  • Developed a complete range of new accessories with local partners
  • Led technical seminar in Asia with international customers such as Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei
  • Localized the major part of our Raw material purchasing
Feb 2002 - Dec 2003

Project Engineer


Responsible of a global improvement project

  • Created and managed a pilot team for the ISO 9001 certification : internal audits, scheduling under MS Project, redefined responsibilities, documentation, put procedures in place. Certification passed end 2003
  • Set up Welding Procedures Specification, implemented it in workshop
  • Reorganised the warehouse with the use of a stock management software
  • Implemented other improvements : Local Area Network, worked with HR to redefine bonus rule and to integrate better the employees into the certification process
Sep 2000 - Feb 2001


Morgan Matroc Ltd

Responsible for the feasibility study of a Vision inspection & Packaging system for a ceramic shaft

  • Developed the specification, made the study (video camera, software and various components) with suppliers, finalized the pre-project of the machine (220k Euros)
Jul 1999 - Aug 1999

Engineer trainee

SNFA Bearings Ltd

Designed an application on MS Access to manage and analyse the maintenance activities and results

  •  Defined the requirement, developed the software, implemented it and trained 20p