Alister is a well-credentialed and respected consultant in Australia with significant experience in implementing lean through facilitation, workshops and training.
Alister has over 20 years of business experience in the areas of finance, operations, general management and consulting. He has specific expertise in the implementation of lean process improvement across a range of industries including manufacturing, mining, defence, healthcare, banking, government and other service organisations.
Before becoming a consultant he was Managing Director of Cooper Standard Automotive Australia, responsible for all aspects of the business, including safety, manufacturing, engineering, sales, purchasing and logistics, quality, finance, risk management, human resources for 250 people. In that role he helped achieve significant improvements in labour productivity (up 33%), scrap (down 33%), customer quality and delivery. This was achieved through implementation of various lean approaches – Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Kanban, visual management, 5S, quick changeover and error proofing.