July 14th, 2016
Harvey is an experienced improvement leader with a consistent track record of leading change and process improvement ‘on the job’. He is an accomplished project leader, facilitator and coach, skilled at engaging the skills and experience of multi-functional teams at all levels to work in a fully-integrated and collaborative way to produce outstanding products and services.
He has applied his extensive experience of lean approaches to develop and lead programmes to improve customer focus and business performance for clients in a range of private and public sector organisations. His incisive mind is extremely adept at distilling complex issues into simple processes able deliver exceptional results.
Sample Consultancy Assignments
Producer of Nutrition products: Restructured Supply Chain organisation and processes. Linking previously disparate Sales and Operations processes led to enhanced customer service, increased factory efficiency, ability to maximise opportunities in purchasing raw materials and significant bottom-line profit increase.
NHS Primary Care Project: Developed Logistics strategy for a major strategic project involving acute trusts, PCTs, community hospitals and GPs. Integration of existing transport solutions offered the possibility of increased service level and over 40% cost reduction compared to establishing a dedicated transport solution.
Automotive Tyre Distributor: Modelled complex solution to restructure distribution of tyres direct from European factories to UK customers. Optimised to provide best balance between service level and efficiency, reducing costs for both parties.
Aerospace component supplier: Developed New Product Introduction to improve on-time launch and cost target achievement, defining business process, gateway definition and management.
2004-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2002-2004 – Production Strategy Manager, BMW (UK), Manufacturing Ltd
2000-2002 – Corporate Co-ordination Manager, BMW AG, Munich
1977-2000 – Various positions in Rover Group
M.A. Total Quality Leadership, Liverpool John Moores University (with Rover Group)
Master of Engineering, University of Durham
B.Sc.(Hons) Engineering Science (2:1), University of Durham
Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Certified Management Consultant, Member of the Institute of Consulting