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Michael A.

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Industry: Automotive
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  • United Kingdom, Great Britain, Canterbury

A highly experienced Quality and Development Consulting Director, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt of over 17 years standing, a senior executive who knows how to handle projects in complex environments. 25 years of supplier quality and productivity improvement.


Total Work Experience :

35 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

8 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

18 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - French

Countries i can cover :

Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - China - Cyprus - Czechia - Germany - Estonia - Spain - Finland - France - United Kingdom - Guernsey - Gibraltar - Greece - Hong Kong - Hungary - Ireland - Isle of Man - Iceland - Jersey - Malta - Netherlands - Norway

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 18 year(s)
Process and procedures management consultation service

Quality Control 30 year(s)
Process and procedures management consultation service

Supplier Development Engineering (SDE)/Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) 25 year(s)
Process and procedures management consultation service
  • Diploma in Management Studies1993-08-01 to 1995-06-01

    University of Leicester

  • BEng(Hons)1990-08-01 to 1993-06-01

    Manufacturing Engineering and Management
    University of Nottingham

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)2000-08-01 to 2003-08-01

    Open University

Other certifications :Chartered Engineer (CEng) Corporate Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Lean Master SC Cleared ITAR
Past Experiences
  • Michael D Akers Management Consulting | Automotive

    2014-07-01 - Today


    Independent Consultant & Associate with Six Sigma Academy and other consultancies (selected and ongoing assignments). Jaguar Land Rover – 40,000 employees, £22 billion, UK, Prestige Automotive • Supply Chain Improvement Programme consulting, leadership and delivery • Established new in-house Green Belt and Black Belt programme with delivery of £millions in benefit • Strategic capability development of Supplier Development Engineers and leadership • Supplier development interventions across Europe to improve short and long term performance • Consulting engagements for National Sales Company to improve Technical Assistance helpdesk performance • Consulting engagement with National Sales Company to assess and improve UK retailer customer journey and experience • Delivery of focussed process improvement training to operational and support teams

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