Consultant to boost firms’ effectiveness

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Manufacturers’ organisation the EEF has appointed specialist manufacturing consultant Linda Harrison to head a new manufacturing growth unit in Yorkshire.

The unit will help manufacturers who don’t qualify for help to improve their efficiency from the Manufacturing Advisory Service.

Linda Harrison is a Lean Six Sigma expert – or ‘Black Belt’ – who recently implemented a 5S programme at Stanlow and Ellesmere Port, involving over 500 people.

She has 20 years’ experience in leadership and production and operations management and has been a part-time lecturer in Production and Operations Management at the University of Teesside.

She has also worked as a consultant with Process Insight Consulting and as business improvement manager at global industrial services company Hertel UK.

EEF regional director for the North East, Andy Tüscher, said: “Every manufacturing company can be more efficient in some way and Linda can certainly help EEF members and non-members on their continuous improvement journey.”

Lean Six Sigma uses Six Sigma-style tools and strategies for process improvement to eliminate waste, while 5S is a method for organising the workplace.