Expert in Productivity & Innovation Development
Expert ID: 728259 United Kingdom
Expert networks extensively, blogs regularly and runs the 'Productivity Futures' group on the professional networking site LinkedIn.
Expert is Director of the National Productivity Centre, UK, President of the World Confederation of Productivity Science, President-elect of the European Association of National Productivity Centres and co-editor of the International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management.
Expert designed the M.Sc course in Productivity & Innovation Development offered by Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education and is a regular writer on innovation (and open innovation) topics.
Expert has also acted as consultant to a number of organisations, advising on innovation policy and practice (especially on creating and nurturing ideas), and on 'innovation spaces'.
Expert has worked with a major food manufacturer in the UK on energy awareness and management resulting in significant cost savings. Expert has worked with a major retailer on ethical sourcing of products, using productivity improvement in overseas factories as a means of raising local wage levels. Expert has worked with a major distribution company on establishing appropriate rest/relaxation allowances and work-rest regimes.
|Year: 1967||Degree: B.Sc||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology|
|Year: 1969||Degree: DMS||Subject: Management Studies||Institution: Manchester Polytechnic|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for setting up the National Productivity Centre and for directing all services and operations.|
|Years: 1973 to 2007||Employer: Leeds Metropolitan University||Title: Director||Department: Information Services||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for a range of services including library, computing, audio-visual, print and reprographics.|
|Years: 1967 to 1973||Employer: BICC Ltd||Title: Productivity Engineer||Department: Management Services||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for a range of productivity improvement projects including work & performance measurement.|
|Years: 2009 to Present||Agency: Ministry of Fisheries & Maritime Affairs, Indonesia||Role: International Expert||Description: Advising on reconfiguration of the value chain for Indonesian fisheries products|
|Years: 2008 to Present||Agency: Government of Pakistan||Role: International Expert||Description: Advising on establishment of productivity infrastructure and support services within the framework of a National Productivity Centre.|
|Associations / Societies|
|World Confederation of Productivity Science, Institute of Management Services|
|Co-editor, International Journal of Productivity & Perfomance Management|
|Medical / Professional|
|Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity sicence,
Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Management Services
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has written two books, contributed chapters to many more and written numeorus papers and conference presentations.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has worked nationally and internationally on industrial cases involving rest & relaxation alowance policies, and work-rest regimes.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has developed a range of workshops and seminars in both the productivity & innovation fields and regularly delivers custom workshops for specific clients.|
|Expert has particular experience in sourcing, evaluating and commissioning software systems|
|Expert writes regularly on the impact of technology on industry, and on working practices. Expert also comments on changing attitudes including the move towards addressing multiple (social, environmental and economic) productivities.|