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Michael had mechanical trade and production engineering roles in Australia, Belgium and USA then productivity, industrial engineering; Manager HR, OH&S and quality improvement systems.

In 1984 he joined WDScott Management Consultants with assignments in Australia, Fiji and Singapore. He formed McLean Management Consultants [MMC] in 1988 with their Strategy and Business Plan Development; Stakeholder Engagement; Supply Chain Performance and Research; Continuous Improvement (TQM, Competitive Systems & Practices, BPM, Lean, Hoshin, Six Sigma); Risk (ISO 31000, FMEA, PPAP, PCP); Team Based Culture and Project Based AQF Training; ISO single and Integrated Management Systems assignments in ASEAN Member Countries; Australia, England, Europe, Ireland, Japan, Middle East, NZ, Scotland and USA.

Business Growth, Entrepreneurs Program and CDIC Consultant. Industry and Government experience includes Defence (initial RAAF, RAN, Army Quality and Lean Improvement Strategies Nationally; Thales); Building and Construction; Food / Printing and Packaging; Medical and Pharmaceutical; Manufacturing - Complex, Advanced and High Speed Processing (25%+ productivity, 98.5%+ DIFOT and 99.5% quality), Mining Engineering Technical Services (Aluminium, Copper, Coal, Magnesium, Nickel, Steel-making, Zinc); Infrastructure (Airports, Bulk Handling Terminals, Ports, Freight and Passenger Rail Transport); Finance, Insurance and Banking.

A Hunter Defence Task Force Member; represents AiGroup Members Nationally on SA Committees and ISO as a Systems Expert and Convener; Defence & SAI Global Whitepapers; P/T Lecturer MGSM and UoW.

Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors; AOQ; Institute of Management Consultants -CMC; Dr Juran Medalist; Shilkin Prize recipient; Academic Research Papers; co-Author 'Manufacturing Money' & Complex Problem Solving Books


Key areas of skill & expertise

Strategy and Planning Productivity Improvement Leadership and Culture International Business Process Improvement and Lean Sourcing, Supply Chains and Alliances

Case Studies

Organisation Project
Rail, Mining and Defence Manufacturer - NSW Business Growth Program supported NSW Waratah Drivers Train Cabin from 5.5 days to 2.75 days; Navy Submarine Sonar Domes and ANZAC Class Coning Towers; Underground fibreglass and carbon fibre Mine Ventilation Pipes
Bio-medical R&D, DNA Laboratory and Vivarium – WA and USA Business Growth Program supported Human DNA, Medical R&D Mouse Production from 106 weeks to 26 weeks with Six Sigma Quality and Husbandry Compliance for Australian and up-scaled USA operations
Roto Moulding Manufacturer – VIC and QLD Regional Development Australia Supported ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, 31000 Integrated System and Production Improvement within Accentis ICT Strategy and Integrated Logistics Solutions
Data Analytics, IT and Business Intelligence Consultancy - Nationally Business Growth Program supported ISO 27001 ISMS implementation to support a Growth Strategy to merge with an International Company for IT Planning, ABC, Scorecard, Business Analytics and Intelligence
Pharmaceutical and Food Printing and Packaging Manufacturer - NSW Competitive System & Practices / Lean Project Based Cert IV Projects; Integrated ISO 9001; ISO 22000; AS 4801; HACCP; GMP and ISO 14001 management system standards to sustain the Lean Six Sigma Strategy
Heavy infrastructure, bulk loader, infrastructure and fabricator - NSW CDIC and METS supported Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Succession Plan, Marketing and Branding with a successful ISO 9001 QMS Implementation to support their Tier 1 Defence Supplier Contract
Heavy Trucks Manufacturer and Assembler - QLD Basic and Advanced Problem Prevention (Process FMEA, PCP); Frontline Management and Lean Projects for current and future trucks for supporting growth from 12 to 18 Trucks per day
Steel tubing and pipe manufacturer – SA, NSW and QLD CBusiness Growth Program for Steel Tube and Pipe Galvanizing Process Improvement Program using SPC, Lean and Automotive PFMEA; PCPs and RCA to win a $20m National Supply Contract; integrated 5 State site ISO 9001 system
Pump design, foundry, machining and advanced manufacturer - NSW Automotive ‘8D’ Project Based / Adult Learning Projects; Design for new mining and agriculture pumps using Design and PFMEA for successful National product launch; designed the Integrated Management System
Supplier Improvement and Development Programs – QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA; ASEAN Business Growth, “eLearning” and CDIC SIPs – Automotive, A/NZ Defence Task Forces and Associations; Infrastructure; Medical Products; Mining and Engineering Services; ASEAN Supplier Programs; academic peer reviewed Supply Chain research and benchmarking for Operational Excellence Models

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