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Posted on Jan the 11th
By Janet Kilpatrick


Posted In: Productivity

The Manufacturing Institute Strengthens Operational Excellence Team

The Manufacturing Institute Manufacturing Institute has appointed  Paul Laidlaw as Managing Consultant. 

As Europe’s premier partner for the prestigious Shingo Prize Shingo Prize, the Manchester-based Manufacturing Institute works with organisations to transform business culture and systems to deliver world-class performance.  In his new role Paul will focus on working with global clients to drive operational excellence using the Shingo Model.

Paul, a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt,  joins the business improvement  and educational  consultancy from global shipping business Maersk Line, where he led the process excellence team - spearheading a change management project to overhaul corporate culture.

Previously  he was a Lean Coach at Robert McBride, Europe’s leading private label supplier to retailers, where he led  projects to secure cost reduction and revenue growth through process and business improvement.

Paul honed his Lean expertise as European Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at chemicals giant Celanese, with responsibility for all lean and Six Sigma activities across its European sites. He had started at the company as Quality Assurance and Technical Manager

Mike Price, Managing Director of The Manufacturing Institute, said: “With his top-level business improvement experience and strong coaching and leadership skills, Paul will add strength and breadth to the team. He brings sectoral expertise from the logistics and chemicals industries and joins The Manufacturing Institute at an exciting time as we work with blue chip manufacturing businesses across Europe to push the boundaries of enterprise excellence.”

Paul Laidlaw added: “I am delighted to join The Manufacturing Institute, which has a 20 year record of achievement of practice leadership in operational excellence. As the UK’s leading manufacturing charity and exclusive European delivery partner for the Shingo Prize, there is a real passion and commitment to transforming the sector. I am proud to join the consultancy team.”

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