Chris Russell

Operational transformation

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Chris has held a series of senior operational roles in major manufacturing organisations, starting his career in the food industry with Spillers Foods and Alembic Products. During this time he gained great insights in to what are the key ingredients for successfully implementing and sustaining improvements in operational excellence.

Chris was responsible for operational excellence across 36 plants in 19 countries at Luvata. In this role, Chris oversaw the development of the Luvata Production System, Luvata Sales System, Pricing and Risk Management to become an integrated operating system throughout a diverse set of operations.

Chris has extensive experience in logistics and lean manufacturing having managed a number of large manufacturing plants for Baxi, Alcoa and an automotive assembly plant for Eurocoach.

He holds an MBA from the University of Wales and has studied advanced management at Warwick Business School. He also has a post graduate certificate in delivering quality excellence and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics.
His primary skills are;

  • Achieving wide-scale change across a portfolio of manufacturing sites
  • Business Process Re-engineering & Optimisation
  • Operational efficiency & cost-reduction Initiatives
  • Target Operating Model Definition and Deployment
  • Business Turnaround & Productivity Improvement