Contact Dr Patrick McLaughlin


Patrick McLaughlin is an operations practitioner with extensive experience of leading implementation of operations excellence in manufacturing facilities.

His career in manufacturing spans manufacturing engineer, manager and director.  He has worked in both multinational and SME businesses.  He has experience with a range of manufacturing processes and different companies, allied to experience in several industry sectors.  This has provided a strong background in managing manufacturing operations, including managing productivity improvement, growth, downturn, restructuring and relocation of manufacturing facilities.

He has worked in manufacturing industry at director level for over 20 years, and been responsible for several plant-wide productivity improvement implementations.  He designed and led several strategy implementations that delivered operational and financial performance improvements to a business.  He has experience of improving productivity in automotive, capital goods, industrial equipment and consumer durables.  This experience includes responsibility for integrating the design and development of new products into a lean operations environment, developing a continuous improvement culture to facilitate sustainable performance gains in a lean implementation, and creation of a radical innovation culture that led to a pipeline of innovative new products.


  • Rolls-Royce plc
  • BIS
  • Weetabix
  • Brompton Bicycle
  • Alamo Group Europe
  • Aura Inflight
  • TUI
  • DPD group
  • Linx
  • Pfizer
  • Meggitt


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