John has been delivering results in Lean now for 13 years. Coached by both Shingijutsu and TBM John started his journey in Lean within the distribution centres of the Jaguar Business Unit, Unipart in 1995. Over the next four years this knowledge was employed by John as he coached and led teams in the Rover Business Unit where as an example, 100% improvement in receiving productivity was achieved.In 1998 John joined the Railpart Business Unit where Kaizen Breakthrough was employed within both Commercial and Warehousing processes. It was during this time that John and his team developed “Lean Maintenance”, a journey to Train Operator performance improvement using Lean. “Lean Maintenance” was a key contributor to Railparts winning of new business with Siemens Transportation in 2001. In 2002 John left Unipart to join RWD Technologies, a Lean consultancy, to support Bombardier Transportation on the implementation of Lean in its maintenance depots and supply chain. It was during this work in the supply chain that John saved £400,000 in a 3 month project on cost down.In 2004 John rejoined Unipart and to date has been extensively been practising Lean in the Boots Supply Chain, First ScotRail, Severn Trent Water Sewerage, Fujitsu Information Services and latterley has retuned back to Severn Trent Water to support a Lean Roll out in Water Production.
John has a BSc in Chemistry from University of London and a MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, from Warwick University with a thesis on Lean Warehousing. In 2007 John was accredited with his 6 sigma greenbelt for a project based on his work with Severn Trent Water and is currently progressing toward Black Belt accreditation in November 2008.Johns career history includes: Graduate placement from University of London with Courtaulds where John entered Industrial Engineering..Moving to United Biscuits, Terry Chocolates, John took a Senior Industrial Engineering role within moulded chocolate processes.Norcros. Crosby Doors. John employed IE techniques in productivity improvements and was responsible for the delivery of an MRP system.In 1992 John joined Unipart and took a Project support role in Unipart biggest capital spend project. John became well versed in both Microsoft project and specialised in Risk Management.In 1995 John was asked to join Unipart DCM Continuous Improvement Team and so began the journey with Shingijutsu, TBM and Lean
John has been married for 19 years and has 3 children; Dominc 18, Jordan, 17 and Christiaan 13. He enjoys most sports and particularly enjoys playing badminton.
In 2006 John and his family bought a property in the North of Portugal where they love spending as much time as they can.