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
|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|