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Michael Morris

1,000+ mid-size manufacturers have less than 3.5 inventory turns (compared with the other two thirds of them with 11.6 turns) and £ billions of redundant inventory. Sold as product at full market prices, Mike shows them how to do even better without it, investing the cash in growth and innovation.

Location:

United Kingdom

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Mech. Eng. University of Leeds, Certified Diploma in Finance & Accounting (ACCA)

Disciplines:

Finance, Training & Development...Show More

Industry Sectors:

Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Products...Show More

Practice Groups:

Business Transformation, Training & Development, Supply Chain & Operations, S.M.E. (Operations, Central Counties)

Languages:

English, French.

Case Studies

AstraZeneca

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Location:

Sweden

Industry Sector:

Pharmaceutical

Discipline:

Supply Chain & Operations


The Challenge:

Tablet production took place in process-optimised batches of different sizes which were warehoused between batches, issued and reissued to an inherently inaccurate forecast-driven schedule. Consequently... read more

The Solution

Drive production to customer demand instead of to forecast by only replenishing mathematically sized inventories to demand as they were consumed. Batches to "flow" from... read more

The Results:

Demand driven flow manufacturing whereby product is manufactured only when there is real customer demand-pull from downstream instead of batches being pushed from upstream by... read more

Atlas Copco

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Location:

China

Industry Sector:

Industrial Products

Discipline:

Supply Chain & Operations


The Challenge:

Components for drills and bits for quarrying were batch produced to order in a machine-intensive environment with multiple turn, mill, drill, grind and heat-treatment processes... read more

The Solution

Order entry point for components moved downstream of the last heat-treatment process minimising the remaining response time for finished parts to assembly. Semi-finished parts were... read more

The Results:

Average response time to customer order reduced from 6 weeks to 1.5weeks. Working Capital reduction of 42% or $3.7 million within 3 months of line-lives.... read more


Career History

Maestro Business & Academy

Position Held:

Partner

Dates:

2009 - Present

Business Type:

Business Transformation

Industry Sector:

Services

Overview:

Maestro Business & Academy is a knowledge transfer company specialising in releasing more cash from working capital, reducing costs, and further improving customer service. Working alongside client teams we achieve results by applying the customised tools and techniques we covered with them in hands-on virtual business environment workshops. Clients realize major business improvements as we help them take a more holistic end-to-end approach to linking and synchronising all the processes required to better serve the customer. Then, by driving processes to demand, instead of to inherently inaccurate forecasts, significant bottom-line benefits can quickly accrue - building towards a Demand Driven Enterprise. Our services are self-funded from the tangible, sustainable, bottom-line benefits achieved, often with very rewarding returns on investment, and client teams progress rapidly to self-reliance.

 

 

DemandPoint

Position Held:

Vice-President Europe

Dates:

2007 - 2009

Business Type:

Lean Value Chain Transformation

Industry Sector:

Services

Overview:

Mike reported to the CEO of mid-sized US-based lean business transformation consulting firm previously known as JCIT International. The founder was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Economics in Working Capital Management so he learned from masters. Clients' Working Capital was reduced by 15%-45% under his direction within 6-12 months by actually improving customer service. In further developing a natural flair for innovation Mike systematically accelerated cash conversion cycles while coaching implementation teams engaged in releasing £millions in cash embedded in the supply chain.

 

 

JCIT International

Position Held:

Partner

Dates:

1997 - 2007

Business Type:

Lean Business Transformation

Industry Sector:

Services

Overview:

In this mid-sized US-based lean business transformation consulting firm Mike was remarkably successful in delivering tangible, sustainable bottom line client benefits. His skills in releasing cash from working capital were honed while deploying an enormously powerful bespoke lean toolset working with noteworthy success in 20 different industries worldwide. Running exciting and engaging client workshops across the globe Mike quickly and efficiently transferred the knowledge needed for cross-functional multinational teams to be successful

 

 

Publications

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Lean Flow in Pharma

Lean can be equally successful in the Pharmaceutical industry as in any other. Pharmaceutical companies can break through the “glass ceiling” imposed by conventional planning methods to release significant amounts of cash from Working Capital often embedded there as unnecessary inventory.

References

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References available on request.