Summary

I am a manufacturing manager with over 25 years of broad and significant experience in business process development and continuous improvement applying lean principles and Six Sigma, material and resource planning, developing & managing HSE within high risk work environments across 24x7 work pattern, problem solving, supply chain management, warehousing and purchasing, logistic, process development and implementation to ISO 9001, and ERP system (Oracle) implementation. I have worked in diverse industries such as semi-conductor, electronic, metal, and injection molding. I completed my tertiary education in mechanical engineering in Germany. I have obtained significant expertise and solid experience in transition to off-shore manufacturing. I am currently working as Asian Pacific Module manager to oversee and manage off-shore production of PV solar modules (Sliver Panel) in China.

I am passionate and innovative in process development / implementation, and waste elimination applying lean principles and Six Sigma.

·Strong leadership in developing, implementing, and managing health & safety within high risk environments

·Strong in managing and manufacturing operation with high level of efficiency and productivity

·Developing and implementing new manufacturing capabilities from scratch

·Developing and implementing business processes (Production, Planning, Purchasing and Warehousing, Maintenance, R&D, QA)

·Solid experience in lean principles and Six Sigma (Visual management, 5S, Value stream mapping, Kanban)

·Problem solving andContinuous improvement (Safety, Quality, and Efficiency) applying lean principles, Six Sigma, 8D, and liaising with stakeholders

·Supply chain & inventory management

·Strong in material and resource planning, and day-to-day running of manufacturing team

·Extensive experience in ERP system selection, configuration, and implementation – Oracle

·Highly experienced in transition to off-shore manufacturing

·Production line design and automation

·Developing operational performance reports

·Project Management and concurrent engineering

·Product design management from conceptual phase through to production release

·Broad experience in FMEA (design and process)

·Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

·Developing and establishing self-managed, engaged and high performing team.

·Perform with a high degree of independence, dedication, diligence, and scrupulousness

Interest

Scuba Diving, 4WD, Camping, Hiking, Photography, Reading, Dancing, Volunteering in community activities, Helping people in need

Work History

Work History
2004 - Present

Manufacturing Manager

Origin Energy

Achievements:

-Managed HSE in high risk 24x7 work environment (highly toxic, volatile, and explosive substances and chemicals)

-Developed and implemented manufacturing capabilities from scratch

-Managed end to end photovoltaic cell & module production plus R&D line

-Developed business processes with associated procedures to ISO9001

-Developed and implemented multi-skilling training program

-Managed material and resource planning including purchasing, warehousing and logistics

-Developed effective operation/quality reporting

-Managed site / equipment maintenance and developed asset management system

-Implemented and managed supply contract with key vendors

-Improved cell production yield from 20% to 92%

-Reduced cell production cycle time by 50% to 10

-Reduced R&D job cycle time by 67% to 15 working days

-Reduced equipment down time by 99.5% to 1 working day/mth

-Improved Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) from 68 to 8

-Implemented Oracle (ERP) for managing Inventory, Shop-floor, quality, and product traceability

-Developed a production line to meet Origin’ssafety and quality standard of off-shore production

-Managed safety by implementing special purposed machines, tools, fixtures and procedures.

-Improved module production yield from 75% to 97% over 8 months

-Achieved production output target of 200KW/wk

-Developed and implemented Operation/Quality reporting process

-Managed product quality and reliability

-Developed training program

-Implemented tools to overcome design weaknesses for high volume production

1996 - 2004

Manufacturing Manager

Tekelek Pty Ltd

Achievements:

-   Developed and implemented new manufacturing capabilities

-Improved customer delivery lead-time from 60 days to 20

-Implemented one piece flow production line with 5S and built in quality integration

-Reduced material shortages from 10 components per month to nil

-Improved production yield from 40% to 98%

-Eliminated product rework to nil (equivalent to 3 full time labour resource)

-Introduced and implemented strategy to improving product quality at off-shoremanufacturing

-Reduced product quality failure rate at QA from 40% to 2%

-Managed material and resource planning

-Introduced cellular manufacturing teams

-Established operational performance measure and reporting

Education

Education
1981 - 1985

Degree

Technical University Darmstadt

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2011 - Present

Six Sigma (Yellow Belt)

The University of Adelaide
Jun 2008 - Present

Negotiation Skill

Australian Institute of Management
Jul 2010 - Present

Inter Personal Skill

BSI Learning
Mar 2010 - Present

OH&S for Managers and Supervisors

Business SA
Mar 2007 - Present

Leadership Development

Attitude Works
Jun 2001 - Present

Occupational Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Business SA
Feb 2003 - Present

TRIZ - Problem Solving

Center for Innovation
Sep 2002 - Present

Six Hats Thinking

Tekelek Pty Ltd
Mar 2002 - Present

Value Stream Mapping

Centre for Innovation
Mar 1999 - Present

Stastical Process Control

Stategems Pty Ltd
Sep 2000 - Present

Coaching & Team Building for Managers

Skill Path
Jan 1993 - Present

Material & Capacity Requirements Planning

Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Feb 1993 - Present

Inventory Management

Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
1996 - Present

First Line Management

Douglas Mawson Institute - TAFE SA
Dec 1988 - Present

Design and Development of Plastic Components

Technical Academy Esslingen - Germany
Nov 1993 - Present

Design for Manufacture And Assembly

Boothroyrd Dewhurst Inc
Mar 1987 - Present

Basics in Technology of Plastic and Synthetic Materials

German Engineers Society (VDI) - Düsseldorf
Jan 2002 - Present

Open Water Instructor

British Sub-Aqua Club
Oct 2010 - Present

Change Management

Origin
May 2002 - Present

Value Stream Mapping

Centre for Innovation
Nov 1993 - Present

Design for Manufacture & Assembly

Boothroy Dewhurst Inc
Jan 2004 - Jan 2012

HSE Management Modules

Origin
Sep 2008 - Oct 2008

Principle of Lean Thinking

University of South Australia