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Alan R.'s Profile
World Class Manufacturing Interim Executive / Consultant
A highly successful business management professional who is innovative, results orientated and profit focused, with an exceptional record of achievement in the manufacturing sector.
Formally, an Operations Director (in a manufacturing company of 350 staff) and highly successful General Manager of a manufacturing plant with over 600 employees (in a highly unionised environment).
Having an exceptional skills set, innovation and proven ability in the management and delivery of highly complex projects. A team builder and motivator who is able to lead by example. Described by one of his European clients as “one of the best in the world” in the successful management of complex operations and manufacturing projects. Having an excellent understanding of the intricate relationships between manufacturing and the other key management functions within a company and the balance and coordination it takes to make them function together effectively.
Alan has demonstrated ability in effecting major change in the manufacturing operations of companies like Cummins/ Volvo, Haldor Topsoe and a very impressive list of Blue Chip companies many of whom are world leaders in their respective fields. He is responsible for bringing about not only outstanding performance improvements (up to 770%) and increases in turnover (up to R500 million), but lasting improvements to organisational structures and operational efficiency.
Experienced in the following Industries
Chemical manufacturing (catalytic converters), Relocation of Offices, IT departments, Manufacturing Plants and Warehouses, Manufacturing across multi site operations, Operations 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, Clothing Industry; Fashion Garments and General Clothing, Catalytic Converters , Supermarkets, Hospitals, Catering, Glass Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Utilities and Public Services, Ambulance services, Fibre cement and moulded products, Armoured and Military Defence Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Packing