Laurent Scarato

Laurent Scarato


Tennis (competition and teaching), squash, ski

Travel, photography



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

Work experience

Work experience
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