Richard Saunders – Business Development Manager, Probe-RTS – UK

  • Speaker Bio: 

    Probe was established in 2005 and have been in business now for over a decade.

    Probe are a process, production and quality engineering development service provider who, through interim engineer resource provision, can offer multi sector experience on a short or medium term basis to help our clients through busy and under-resourced periods and through our Operational Excellence implementation work with manufacturing businesses to develop and mentor personnel, both skilled and un-skilled to get the best from their processes.

    Initially working in the automotive industry only we quickly expanding into other industry sectors such as medical, electronics, white goods, motorsport, packaging and food & drink sectors.

    The business was established in South Wales where our Head Office remains but has grown to operate nationally, with an office now in Nottingham also as well as internationally with associate offices in Shanghai China and in both the Balkan and Baltic regions.

    We can count the following list of Blue Chip companies as some of our clients past and present:-

    Borg Warner

    Cargill Meats Europe

    Delphi

    Ford Motor Company

    Grant Thornton LLP

    Indesit

    IAC

    International Rectifier

    Invacare

    Kautex Textron

    Lockheed Martin

    Magna Steyr

    Mercedes F1

    Robert Bosch

    RPC Group

    Sogefi Filtration

    Sony

    Tata Steel

    The Royal Mint

    TRW

    Presentation Title:

    Sustainability is the key

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Over the past thirty years the manufacturing industry have been focused on getting the best out of its processes.

    Despite the rise of Continuous Improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen etc, it is still widely reported that Productivity numbers in the United Kingdom, are behind those of other developed countries.

    Typically, initiative failure is the cause of continuous improvement programmes becoming tired and lame and even being ditched altogether. The reason for initiative failure is the result of two critical elements:  Lack of engagement and not leaving a legacy.

    Probe have a different approach.

     

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