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Andy Dobson

An experienced Interim Operations/Manufacturing professional, with leadership, problem-solving and Change/Lean abilities. Helps organisations to address significant issues and improve their performance. Passionate about High-Value UK Manufacturing and On-Shoring.

Location:

United Kingdom

Qualifications:

Disciplines:

Coaching, Business Transformation...Show More

Industry Sectors:

Metals & Mining, Pharmaceutical...Show More

Practice Groups:

Languages:

English, French, Italian.

Case Studies

Apollo Fire Detectors

Client Contact:

Operations Manager

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Manufacturing

Discipline:

Business Transformation


The Challenge:

Excessive stock holding in finished goods. Old, partly redundant stock

The Solution

Move to make to order structure using mass-customisation model. Redesign finished goods storage area to accommodate packing lines and introduce KanBans to buffer production against final... read more

The Results:

Immediate return of £38k by reworking & selling slow/dead stock. Indicated one off savings of £3.6m by make to order vs. make to stock. Project worked out... read more

Niche

Client Contact:

Owner/General Manager

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Manufacturing

Discipline:

Business Turnaround


The Challenge:

Parachuted into a struggling company following the dismissal of my predecessor. Issues: Most deliveries late, lumpy production (everything invoiced in the last week of the month).

The Solution

Found a fundamental mistake in the configuration of the company's MRP system. Fixed it in conjunction with the reseller. Reworked production flow and reorganised stores... read more

The Results:

Better than 80% OT deliveries within 3 months for new orders. Reduced backlog of overdue orders by over 40% in same time period.


Career History

DDD/Fleet Pharma

Position Held:

Interim Transformation Manager

Dates:

2014 - 2014

Business Type:

Pharma/toiletries manufacture

Industry Sector:

Pharmaceutical

Overview:

Remit: to map processes within the whole business to reduce Leadtimes and increase OTIF  Working with a pharma/toiletries manufacturer with a well-developed portfolio of products and continual NPD  Consulting with all levels of the business to define existing processes (as-is)  Developing efficient processes (to-be)  Teach basic Lean techniques at all levels of the business  Demonstrated why the company did NOT need to spend £2M to double their capacity

 

 

Glaxo Smith Kline

Position Held:

Interim Operational Excellence Manager

Dates:

2014 - 2015

Business Type:

Pharma/consumer Healthcare Manufacture

Industry Sector:

Pharmaceutical

Overview:

Remit: work with Production Procurement and key suppliers across UK, Europe & Worldwide to implement Operational Excellence; driving gains in Quality, Cost, Delivery. Dealing with Supply Chain issues across a range of suppliers, paper packaging to plastic devices.  Developing strategy with OE department to implement Operational Excellence in Production Procurement  Working with key critical suppliers resolving specific issues around Quality and Delivery  Worked directly with key people at Supplier sites; Operations, Quality as well as Shopfloor to design and implement solutions and improvements to existing systems to recover shortfalls in volume or Quality which directly affected GSK sites  Worked with Operations, Quality and Commodity Managers GSK to develop and embed solutions

 

 

Aryzta Foods (Honeytop)

Position Held:

Engineering Consultant

Dates:

2013 - 2013

Business Type:

Manufacturer of bakery products

Industry Sector:

Food & Beverage

Overview:

Remit: to coach Engineering Manager and drive in Asset Management  Working on turnaround project with Engineering department of specialist bakery company supplying major household names with time sensitive products (part of a Highland Group project team).  Coaching Engineering Manager in best practices  Taking day-to-day control of Departmental Engineers  Responding to breakdowns and allocating Engineers to resolve  Working with Planning Engineer to help uptake of new maintenance system  Working with Production to bottom efficiency, downtime and speed loss issues

 

 

Publications

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Calculating OEE

OEE is usually applied to 'traditional' production/manufacturing but with a bit of lateral thought it can be used in any operation. Some businesses don't have operations (WRONG!) - if you have a business you have at least ONE operation.

References

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References available on request.