Colin Lewis | Barry Curtis | Jas Singh

         Barry Curtis
                                                    MBA, MIOM
          Associate Consultant

Operations, Strategic Sourcing & Change Management

Key Skills & Experience             

    Demonstrable track record achieving increased profit and operational turnaround by supply chain improvement, cost reduction utilising lean methodologies, process efficiency gains and world class delivery performance. Highly skilled and passionate advocate of Toyota Production Systems and continuous improvement.  Barry is a trained facilitator and has designed and delivered programmes from board level to shop-floor.

    ·         Operational Excellence – strategic development and deployment
    ·         Lean and Six sigma training and implementation
    ·         Operational benchmarking and gap analysis – milestone setting and coaching to end goals
    ·         Supply Chain development and cost reduction

Migrated Wing Harness production to Indian sub-contractor saving $400k per annum for aerospace multi national

Implemented world class quality structure to focus on Supplier Quality (Supplier rejects reduced to 0.5%) and Process yield improvement (up 20% to 85% 1st time pass rate) in 2008

Managed Supply Chain Cost Reduction Programme for Aerospace multi national. Outsourcing to Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia for cost down program delivering cost savings of $1 million in fiscal 2009

Project managed implementation of Lean cell for high volume aerospace components delivering 98% OTIF and through yield increase of 25% in 2010

Designed and implemented lean production systems resulting in lead time reduction from 16 weeks to 4 days

Previous Assignments


During his career Barry has been successful throughout industries as diverse as Metals, Aerospace, FMCG, Defence and Automotive. He has over 20 year’s experience within Senior Operations and Supply chain Management and has extensive overseas experience through the Far East, Europe and North America. This experience has been gained working with major brands such as ......

Mitel Telecom
Cooper Industries
Smiths Aerospace


“Barry's role as Manufacturing Director helped Mawdsley's introduce new managment techniques that in turn improved Mawdsley's competitivness in the marketplace.”

Nigel Shepherd, Sales & Technical Director, Mawdsley's Ltd