Mark ShawMark is an experienced operations management leader, passionate about lean manufacturing, inventory and supply chain optimisation, result-driven with hands-on knowledge to develop and implement solutions that delivered effectiveness, reduce costs and improved profitability. His special skill is in blending processes and systems to work for the organisation to enhance their capabilities, improve collaboration and business performance while ensuring a consistently motivated team.

Mark enjoys rolling his sleeves up and doing what is it takes to get things done in a calm but progressive way. He is experienced in turnaround and start-ups. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Projects

Business turnaround: Led strategy, restructured and implemented processes. Improving operations and turned from loss to profit.

Production Improvement: Designed programme and coached lean implementation. Improving throughput time from 38 to 21 days, reduced inventory by 20% and warehouse space by 50%.

IT/IS Development:  Led IT/IS development to support the business processes ERP/MRP. Ensuring an effective manufacturing system, reduced WIP and improved material availability.

Supply Chain Integration:  Designed a seamless closed loop electronic Kanban pull base system and supply chain scheduling solution with supplier that is driven by actual demand and reduced stock-out.

Order Delivery Process:  Implemented JIT, daily capacity management system. Improving on delivery from 65% to 95%.

Strategy Development:  Developed the Model Factory Concept to enable the company to set-up partner manufacturing operations in days and create flexibility for quick ramp-up/ramp-down in demand.

Employment History

2014–2016 Sales Managing, HRK Jewellery, UK
2014–2014  Senior Managing, Wipro Consulting Services, UK
2011–2013  General Manager, ABB Engineering (Shanghai), China
2009–2011  Operations Development Manager, The Switch, Finland
2008–2009 Information System Manager/LBU, ABB, Finland
2005–2008 Operations Manager, ABB DA, China
2002–2005  Business Consultant (Corporate), ABB Oy, Finland
1994–2002  Industrial Engineer, Operations Development Engineer, ABB Oy, Finland


MSc in Economics and Business Administration, University of Vaasa
BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vaasa Institute of Technology
Languages – fluent Finnish, basic Russian.