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 Expert  729210

Expert in International Industry Specialist in World Class Manufacturing


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Gauteng
South Africa
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert consults internationally. He has designed and reengineered manufacturing plants for world leaders in their respective fields of manufacturing. Expert's work in the area of performance improvements has been exceptional with achievements of 770% and higher for his clients.
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international manufacturing

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world-class manufacturing

Expert has excelled in the area of performance improvements for manufacturing plants. Using a host of "productivity tools," Expert has in his past three projects provided his clients with; 1) a 300% improvement for a joint venture operation between two of the biggest names in the automotive business. 2) a 770% improvement in manufacturing performance for World leaders in the catalytic converter business 3) a 500% improvement in packing capacity for a chemical packing plant in Europe.

Expert has both automated manufacturing lines for his clients and also taken automated lines and added a manual element to them, considerably reducing costs and improving product quality.

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manufacturing process optimization

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manufacturing productivity

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automated manufacturing

Expert has very successfully undertaken no less than eight relocation projects. These have ranged from manufacturing plants with more than 600 employees, to major projects involving more than 300 project dedicated staff, the designing and building of two new factories on the new site and a R30 million budget. Expert has with the relocation projects also undertaken the complexities of consolidating manufacturing plants under a common roof. As a result of exceptional planning and project coordination, Expert has on more than one occasion been able to keep a clients plant running throughout the relocation project.
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turn key

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facility relocation

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industrial relocation

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plant relocation

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manufacturing site evaluation

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manufacturing site selection

Expert has undertaken several projects requiring either the design or the re-design of manufacturing plants.

In designing a new plant Expert does not only cover a clients current manufacturing requirements, but also likes to build into his designs the clients future requirements. This way when the client is ready, future additions to manufacturing lines to increase production levels can be made with the minimum of disruption to the production process.

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industrial plant design

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manufacturing facility design

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manufacturing facility

Expert has experience in all of the following industries:  Chemical manufacturing (catalytic converters)  Manufacturing across multi site operations  Operations (logistics) across multi site locations  NHS  FMCG  Textiles  Assembly Lines  Bottling Plants  Logistics and Distribution  Supply Chain Planning  Food Manufacturing  Computers  IT Hardware and Software solutions  Fashion Garments and General Clothing  Catalytic Converters  Supermarkets  Hospitals  Catering  Glass Industry  Utilities and Public Services  Ambulance services  Fibre cement and moulded products  Armoured and Military Defence Vehicles  Automotive Industry  Packing
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automobile manufacturing

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chemical plant manufacturing

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clothing manufacturing

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manufacturing


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1986   BSc   Set and marked BSc papers in Production Processes and Work Measurement   University of Natal, Natal, South Africa   Appointed for 4 consecutive years 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
1978     Industrial Engineering and Work Study   Croydon College of Design and Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to 2014

 

Industrial Consulting Services

 

Manufacturing

 

Executive Manufacturing Consultant

 

Expert is responsible for all national and international consulting assignments in the manufacturing sector.

1992 to 1994

 

Progress Industries

 

Progress Manufacturing Plant

 

General Manager

 

As General Manager of the main Progress manufacturing plant Expert managed a plant with over 600 employees with departmental managers from, production, planning, HR, design, industrial engineering, purchasing, raw materials stores, packing and despatch all reporting directly to him. The plant had 10 production lines with several pre-production line preparation facilities.

1988 to 1992

 

Lesotho Clothing

 

Operations

 

Operations Director

 

As Operations Director Expert was responsible for the entire operations division of the company. This covered the supply chain, purchasing, design department, quality control, logistics, transport division, production planning, supplier and customer relations, raw materials and warehousing across a multi site operation.

2014 to 2016

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Manufacturing

 

General Manager

 

I have just completed a two year contract as the industry specialist for the management and performance improvement of the manufacturing industry in Kenya, this was undertaken for the largest bank in Kenya, based in Nairobi. This position was created as part of the Kenyan Vision 2030 to make Kenya the economic hub of East Africa. As part of the leadership of the Vision 2030, Dr James Mwangi, the CEO of Expert's Firm, headhunted industry specialists from around the globe. This enables the bank to not only provide financial services to its clients, but industry specialist knowledge that no other bank has. In my role in the development of the manufacturing industry in Kenya, I mentored CEO's Directors and GM's on how to manage their manufacturing operations effectively (from both the engineering and management perspectives), in order to compete in an emerging global economy


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IIE Institute of Industrial Engineers (USA); iCEO Europe; AMS Institute of Management Services.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored 2 books.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert's client, a major manufacturer of catalytic converters inEurope, was experiencing real problems in both Quantity and Quality.The production volumes required to meet the client'smarket were way in excess of their manufacturing capability.To further complicate matters, the client had a purposebuilt “sleeving” plant which used the same “sleeving” processesas their competitors.The results were a massive loss in potential sales and extremelypoor quality as a result of the manufacturing method which failed to take into account some of the unique properties of the client's product.Expert provided the client with a World first for their unique manufacturing requirements (for which they have applied for a patent)which solved their quality problems 100%. Then with some expertreengineering of their production processes, Expert gave them a 770% increase in manufacturing levels.Given, how many scientists had tried to solve the quality problems and how many “experts” had tried to improve the production levels,the client believes Expert's work is exceptional.
  • Expert's clients here are two of the biggest names in global automotivemanufacturing. In a Joint Venture with their manufacturing plant based inAfrica, the JV was on the verge of collapse as it was totally unable to meet the demands of a booming European market.Realising the impact this would have on both companies, experts were called in from China, South America, England and the US (20 in all). Their task was simply to increase production levels to meet the European market requirements (this would mean an increase in the region of 250%). After three months the results from the 20 experts were almost non-existent.Extremely relevant to the nature of this project was the fact that, because of the critical supply situation, all performance improvements had to be made while keeping the plant running 24/7.The 20 man team was replaced with only a 2 man team, with Expert as the Project Leader and one other assistant to Expert. From here they were able to completely re-design the manufacturing plant, implementing the complex changes while keeping the plant running 24/7.The end result was a 300% improvement in production performance, a successful Joint Venture, R500 million in increased turnover per annum and a happy European market.
  • I have just completed a two year contract as the industry specialist for the management and performance improvement of the manufacturing industry in Kenya, this was undertaken for the largest bank in Kenya, based in Nairobi. This position was created as part of the Kenyan Vision 2030 to make Kenya the economic hub of East Africa. As part of the leadership of the Vision 2030, Dr James Mwangi, the CEO of Expert's Firm, headhunted industry specialists from around the globe. This enables the bank to not only provide financial services to its clients, but industry specialist knowledge that no other bank has. In my role in the development of the manufacturing industry in Kenya, I mentored CEO's Directors and GM's on how to manage their manufacturing operations effectively (from both the engineering and management perspectives), in order to compete in an emerging global economy
Recent Client Requests:
  • Manufacturing assembly line expert for consulting on uncommon production techniques.
  • Expert in clothing textile manufacturing for consulting on military clothing manufacturing processes.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2009   Denmark   Expert undertook 2 projects in Denmark for a World leader in chemical manufacturing and catalytic converters for the automotive industry.
2007 to 2008   South Africa   Expert undertook a major turnaround project for 2 world leaders in the automotive industry.
1990 to 1990   Lesotho   Expert undertook a project for a major Lesotho Clothing Company.
1991 to 1992   Zimbabwe   Expert undertook a project for a major Zimbabwe Clothing Company.
1979 to 1979   Ireland   Expert undertook a project for the Guinness company at their main bottling plant in Dublin Ireland.
2014 to 2014   Rwanda   Company requiring over $100 million
2014 to 2014   Kenya   Industry Specialist in Manufacturing

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has designed a number of machines and manufacturing processes. Recently a Danish company needed a new manufacturing process for their catalytic converter operation. As a result of the unique properties of their product, conventional methods used in the industry simply produced reject products. Several scientists and engineers had failed to produce a satisfactory solution. Expert was able within a few weeks to provide a new design in equipment and process for which the client has now applied for a patent.


 

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