ISPM Experience

Interim Manager/Consultant

ISPM develop and implement solutions for a number of companies across a wide spectrum of sectors (Private and Public); focusing on Turnaround, Supply Chain Improvement, Leading Change, Lean Operations and Strategy Development.

Key Assignments/Projects to date include Bio Products Laboratory Ltd – Supply Chain Director, Norgine Manufactuing & Supply improvements, Dairygold Foods Supply Chain Improvement
Interim Supply Chain Director
Bio Products Laboratory

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

July 2009 – March 2012 (2 years 9 months) Elstree, Hertfordshire

BPL produces human plasma derived proteins for the UK and Export market. Based at Elstree in the UK it has a turnover of >£110 million with a staff level of 450 people. BPL operates in a regulated (MHRA/FDA) environment.

Functional responsibility as Interim Supply Chain Director with 9 direct reports developing a revised supply chain operating model to meet the challenges and demands of the global plasma industry; this will lead to the reduction of >40% of inventory (£15 million) and >£1 million in supply chain costs over 18 months.

Worked initially as Interim Production Director reporting to the Managing Director and a full member of the site steering committee. Responsible for 8 direct management reports and a staff of >200 people. Led a transition program to develop performance reporting, revise production planning and introduce the principles of supply chain management.

Introduced Sales & Operations Planning process together with software tools to sustain improvements.

Led the project to upgrade site business systems by introducing a new ERP system and integrating with other site specific sub systems.

Led a project to implement performance measures linked to business strategy from top level down to lower layers.

Supported and led a revised project and program management methodology to support the future growth of the business.

Directed a project to outsource aseptic filling operations.

Led the strategy for distribution via third party logistics (3PL) into the USA and working to GDP standards.

Involved to establish new regulations for Falsified Drugs and serialisation, track & trace

3 3 people have recommended this user at Bio Products Laboratory
M&S OpEx Manager
Norgine Ltd

July 2006 – July 2009 (3 years 1 month)

Norgine is a mid sized specialist pharmaceutical business with a turnover of >£200 million with production centres in UK and France together with distribution across Europe.

As a full member of the Manufacturing & Supply (M&S) Executive team and reporting to the VP M&S; led the Manufacturing & Supply Chain teams during an ERP (JD Edwards) implementation. Successful go live from January 2008 has been followed up by further process harmonisation and development.
Supported VP M&S to develop M&S strategies including; facilitation of M&S executive workshops plus 5 day M&S conference in Madrid for >50 people, M&S Objective setting and reporting
Full ownership and responsibility for M&S Operational Excellence development, business process reengineering, introducing lean / agile principles and metrics processes.
Coaching to the M&S Executive to develop changes to organisation ready to become a global business, focus on cost reduction across the manufacturing and supply base.
Support to the commercial organisation to implement Sales & Operations Planning process and new processes for New Product and Project Management.
Project manager for a number of M&S strategy surveys to be implemented in 2010 to reduce cost of goods by 8 to 10%
Developed ‘end to end’ value stream models of the supply chain together with identification of cost saving potential projects to be rolled out in 2009/2010
Supported the deployment of the Norgine New Business model and established M&S support in Amsterdam; including Procurement, Purchasing and Quality teams.
Developed Norgine Data Management and Artwork processes and globalised under a new Global Artwork centre in Amsterdam

4 4 people have recommended this user at Norgine Ltd
Interim Manager (Supply Chain/Operations)
Dairygold Consumer Foods

July 2005 – June 2006 (1 year)

Development of Operations planning & control process for the pork and cheese processing divisions. Implementation of Sales & Operations Planning / Demand Forecasting process
Coached senior management during change management to reduce head count by 5% in highly unionised culture
Supported development and implementation of key metrics to measure operations performance
Designed lean business strategy to be implemented from Sept 2006
Interim Manager (Supply Chain/Operations)
Portmeirion Pottery

August 2004 – May 2005 (10 months)

Coached key functions to develop Sales Forecasting process, and implementation of Sales & Operations Planning. Modernised planning processes to reduce lead times.
Linked Customer requirement to Operations & reduced inventory
Coached and supported board level decisions during consolidation program for moving to new distribution centre and moving production centre
Conquest Business Media

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

November 2003 – May 2004 (7 months)

Led a Market Survey project to develop a business case for establishing a publishing idea into mainland China; reviewed profitability and business conditions.
Recommended decision not to continue on basis of likely business conditions & competitive pressure

Additional activities;

A partner of the Delos Partnership from August 2006 to Dec 2008. Providing education and support to businesses developing Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain Excellence, Project Management and Lean Initiatives. (Focus on Aerospace and Pharmaceutical Industries)
Developed and implemented a number of operational improvements for a US based chemicals business in China.
Developed strategy for a European Food Ingredients Company to develop into the China market
Provided Project Management for a midsized engineering business to relocate office/workshops in Norwich UK
General Manager/Site Director
International Flavours

March 1976 – July 2003 (27 years 5 months)

IFF is a global leader in the creation, manufacture and sales of flavours and fragrances. With 5,500 employees and a presence in >30 countries; IFF achieves a turnover of 2.3 billion US$.