Mike’s speciality is helping business’ get the most out of their business processes. Through strategic analysis with a focus on LEAN, Mike has helped our clients improve operational efficiency and most importantly, increase profits.
Mike has over 25 years experience as a Senior Manager, Business Advisor, University Lecturer and as joint MD of a manufacturing business.
Business Process Analysis and Improvement
Supply Chain Management
Clients in these industries
Fibre-cement building products
Small electric motors
FMCG warehousing & distribution
High-precision optical instruments
High-voltage electrical switchgear
Aluminium building products
Passenger & freight train equipment
Home design & construction
Background & Experience
Co-founded a manufacturing business in 1986 that has grown to become a major South African manufacturer in two market segments, being office chairs for the corporate (upper-end) market segment, and secondly, high quality casino gaming chairs that are exported to casinos, clubs and hotels throughout the world.
As a business advisor, successfully designed and implemented modern manufacturing strategies in a diverse range of industries. Specific Lean techniques included implementing new facility layouts, ERP systems, Pull systems, 5S, shop-floor measurement systems, VOC, TQM, TOC, VE/VA and Process Mapping.
10 years as a part-time lecturer in Production & Operations Management (Lean Philosophy & Manufacturing Strategy) at University of the Witwatersrand, MSc (Eng) programme.
15 years as external examiner in Manufacturing & Operations Management at the University of Cape Town, MBA programme.
Presented numerous papers and keynote addresses at international conferences on Lean Philosophy and Manufacturing Strategy.
Since 1991, external referee for the International Journal of Production Research (UK).