Rob supported a multi-disciplinary team within GKN-Fokker to transform our A350 organization to a true high move rate organization, supporting our ramp-up. He has very extensive knowledge of Lean combined with an enormous drive and energy. This infected the team and together they realized a huge change. The organization looks and feels different and results improved significantly. His knowledge combined with his ability to create true change on the shop floor and management level make that I recommend Rob to people facing similar challenges.
Thanks to Rob’s Lean and supply chain knowledge and his strong leadership, our plants have been massively transformed with kanban systems on casting, rolling and finishing processes. Delivery performance improved from 45% to 80% with significantly less inventory on hand. Right from the start we were fully aligned on the way to implement pull flow principles, and he succeeded in embarking our plants’ management teams on this disruptive transformation.
Executive Vice President Lean Manufacturing / Constellium
Rob was instrumental in implementing Lean tools to re-organize flows in a large and complicated plant. He did it with a great ability to convince production and supply chain teams to change paradigms. Performance has clearly improved as a result.
President, Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products / Constellium
Rob worked with us in developing and implementing Lean Management in the outbound supply chain. His excellent knowledge and broad experience in this area helped us to tailor-make a concept which really fitted the needs of our organization. As Rob works closely together with the people and during the implementation – constantly challenging – he was clearly a cornerstone of the whole change management process. He always delivered what he promised with down-to-earth approaches and full of inspiration and support.
Head of Supply Chain Center Latin America / Covestro
I have only worked with Rob a few times, but in 15 years of experience in Operations Management, I have rarely seen someone with such skills. His level of energy was outstanding, he easily obtained the commitment of my team. Above all, I appreciated his direct, simple, straight forward approach, no hidden agendas, no bullshit.
Rob has an outstanding and natural mindset for Lean principles, which he is able to show, teach and apply with demonstrated results.
He is not only able to run an operation, but most importantly, to improve it and to take it to the upper levels.
Rob is extremely talented and knowledgeable in all aspects of supply chain management. He works equally well in practical, hands-on functions and in theoretical functions. He combines strategic thinking and practical application to achieve state-of-the art results in Lean systems manufacturing.
Rob is a result oriented dynamic person, always keeping a positive attitude in his work. Very professional, bringing enthusiasm and a positive attitude to the team. In his role, he promoted and managed our Lean manufacturing efforts like EPEI lot sizing and pull flow implementation.
Rob has been of great value as MBB at GE Silicones. He brought extensive Supply Chain background to the organisation which enabled us to improve our Delivery Performance to our Customers as well as implementing a new ERP system in line with Rob’s Supply Chain vision. A great person to work for and has the passion as well as willingness to share his knowledge. I learned most of my Six Sigma skills with Rob’s help and support enabling me to be successful!
In the past 2 years I’ve been working with great pleasure with Rob. Rob is NOT the kind of guy who tells you what you can read for yourself, BUT he IS the one who has done it for himself. That’s why he’s such a great mountain guide. Knowing where the top is and how to reach it, he challenges us and guides us to climb this Lean mountain, every day, step by step.
Rob is a very energetic and driven person with an in depth knowledge of Lean. This is the reason why Rob was contracted to assist with the kick off and introduction to a Lean culture. His knowledge of the subject and the industry is a good combination and the fact that Rob can find the important balance between theory and practice, made our project successful. Expect a person with solid knowledge, high energy and a drive to push your organisation towards a Lean culture.
Rob is a knowledgeable and driven individual. If you want a project done quickly and with the highest quality, then Rob is your man. He is energetic and charismatic and can sometimes drive change with just the application of his personality. I have no doubts in hiring Rob or recommending him for further roles.
Rob is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable professionals I’ve encountered. He has a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and his high level of energy is contagious. Combining deep insights in (management) process improvement mechanisms, sources of waste, flow and when data analysis is of use, he is able to make a great impact from the top to the gemba of every organization.