He brings 30 years of experience in supply and operations in a range of line and consultancy roles. His primary areas of concentration are operational strategy and improvement, working capital optimisation and programme management. Mr. Barron has worked with clients across a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, fast moving consumer goods, food and drink, telecommunications, oil and gas, industrials and pharmaceuticals.
Selected projects that Mr. Barron has delivered include: Operational improvement for a vertically integrated industrial products business. He established improvement opportunities within the casting, machining and assembly operations of a multinational business including identifying key lean initiatives. Mr. Barron led a logistics network redesign for a multinational retailer: redesigning the inbound, distribution centre and outbound network to improve service, reduce lead time and reduce costs. He also was in charge of an operations process design for a Saudi based chemicals company, developing and implementing a set of revised operations processes to drive inventory reduction. Additionally, Mr. Barron led a business process design and implementation project for a U.K. based multi-national telecommunications business. There he developed a Target Operating Model and underpinning detailed processes for the creation of a new business function within the business.
He has also held several line operational and programme roles in engineering businesses. He has led high complexity component manufacture and assembly and test facilities for an international aerospace company. He ran the architectural products division of a building products business, programme managed the design and development of new product introduction processes for an aerospace business and implemented lean operations across a range of businesses.
Mr. Barron earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Bristol, has a fellowship in aerospace manufacturing from Warwick School of Management and is a Six Sigma green belt. He is a U.K. national.