Contact Dr Patrick McLaughlin
Areas of expertise
- Manufacturing Systems
Patrick McLaughlin is an operations practitioner with extensive experience of implementation and leadership of operations excellence in manufacturing facilities.
In a career that spans manufacturing engineer, manager and director, he has worked in both multinational and SME businesses. His experiences with a range of manufacturing processes and working for a number of different companies allied to experience in several industries has provided him with a strong background in managing manufacturing operations, including managing growth, downturn, restructuring and relocation of manufacturing facilities.
He has worked at director level in manufacturing operations for over twenty years, and has been responsible for several plant-wide lean manufacturing implementations. He has experience of implementing and managing change programmes to improve manufacturing performance 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 and developing a continuous improvement culture to facilitate performance gains in lean implementations.
Current activities include leading the Operations Excellence MSc course, where he is Course Director.
As Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Management, he is involved in teaching Manufacturing Strategy Development and Deployment, Innovation Management, Project Management and Operations Excellence.
Research interests include the application of cellular manufacturing techniques to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations to drive productivity improvements; the development and management of innovation capability within a manufacturing environment, employee engagement, creating and sustaining a continuous improvement culture, leadership required to optimise Industry 4.0 beenfits and sustaining operations excellence.
- Rolls-Royce plc
- Brompton Bicycle
- Alamo Group Europe
- Aura Inflight
- DPD group
Articles In Journals
- Alotaibi MS, McLaughlin P & Al-Ashaab A (2019) Organizational cultural factors influencing continuous improvement in Saudi universities, Journal of Organizational Management Studies, 2019 Article No. 408194.
- Alkhoraif A, McLaughlin P & Rashid H (2019) A framework to improve lean implementation by review leveraging aspects of organizational culture: The case of Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 12 (2) 124-179.
- Alkhoraif A & McLaughlin P (2018) A methodology to surface aspects of organizational culture to facilitate lean implementation within SMEs, International Journal of Operational Research , In Press.
- Alkhoraif A & McLaughlin P (2018) Explore and evaluate organisational culture aspects that affecting Lean implementation within manufacturing SMEs: the case of Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Services and Operations Management , In Press.
- Alkhoraif A, Rashid H & McLaughlin P (2018) Lean implementation in small and medium enterprises: Literature review, Operations Research Perspectives, 6 Article No. 100089.
- Alkhoraif A & McLaughlin P (2018) Organisational culture aspects that facilitate lean implementation: a pilot study, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 11 (2) 103-125.
- McLaughlin P (2018) Creating a culture for radical innovation in a small mature business, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 232 (8) 1471-1483.
- Al Shehri M, McLaughlin P, Al-Ashaab A & Hamad R (2018) The impact of organizational culture on employee engagement in Saudi banks, Journal of Human Resources Management Research, 2017 Article No. 761672.
- Alkhoraif A & McLaughlin P (2018) Lean implementation within manufacturing SMEs in Saudi Arabia: Organizational culture aspects, Journal of King Saud University (Engineering Science), 30 (3) 232-242.
- Almaiman S & McLaughlin P (2018) Investigating the role of organizational culture in facilitating continuous improvement within Saudi non-profit organizations, Journal of Human Resources Management Research, 2018 Article No. 724461.
- Algarni NA, McLaughlin P, Ahmed A & Hamad R (2018) Identifying factors influencing the leadership performance of Saudi's healthcare sector, Journal of Organizational Management Studies, 2018 Article No. 683208.
- McLaughlin P, Al Ashaab A & Rashid H (2017) Factors influence employee engagement leveraging by organisational culture (pilot study in Libyan banking sector), Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 22 (1) 88-101.
- Algarni N, Mclaughlin P & Al-Ashaab A (2017) 4 Developing a framework to improve leadership performance in healthcare organisations: the case of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, BMJ Leader, 1 (Suppl 1) A2-A3.
- Alkhoraif A & McLaughlin P (2017) Organisational culture - enablers and inhibitors factors for the effective implementation of lean, International Journal of Lean Thinking, 8 (2) 65-96.
- Eseleni M, McLaughlin P, AlAshaab A, Rashid & H (2016) Impact of organisational culture and leadership on employee engagement in Libyan banking sector, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 21 (12) 36-43.
- McLaughlin & P (2014) Measuring Productivity, Management Services -Enfield-, 58 (4) 31-37.
- McLaughlin P & Durazo-Cardenas I (2013) Cellular manufacturing applications in MRO operations, Procedia CIRP, 11 254-259.
- McLaughlin P, Bessant J & Smart P (2008) Developing an organisation culture to facilitate radical innovation, International Journal of Technology Management, 44 (3-4) 298-323.
- Almaiman S & McLaughlin P (2018) Facilitating a continuous improvement culture: a literature review. In: 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2018), Skovde, 11-13 September 2018.
- Almaiman S & McLaughlin P (2018) Developing an improvement culture within nonprofit organizations: a grounded theory case of Saudi Arabia. In: 31st International Business Information Management Association (IBMA) Conference, Milan, 25-26 April 2018.
- Almaiman S, McLaughlin P & Al-Ashaab A (2017) Interventions to develop an improvement culture within nonprofit organizations: the case of Saudi Arabia. In: 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2017), Greenwich, London, 5-7 September 2017.
- Almaiman S, McLaughlin P & Al-Ashab A (2017) Developing a framework to facilitate an improvement culture: the case of Saudi Arabia. In: 7th GIKA Global Innovation and Knowledge Conference, Lisbon, 28-30 June 2017.
- Almaiman S & McLaughlin P (2017) Uncovering aspects that facilitate a continuous improvement culture within nonprofit organizations. In: 24th EurOMA Conference 2017, Edinburgh, 1-5 July 2017.
- Alkhoraif A & McLaughlin W (2016) Organisational culture that inhibit the lean implementation. In: The European Business and Management Conference 2016 (EBMC2016), Brighton, 7-10 July 2016.
- Almaiman S & McLaughlin P (2016) Success factors to facilitate continuous improvement culture within Saudi non-profit organisations. In: 23rd EurOMA conference, Trondheim, 17-22 June 2016.
- Radif M, Fan IS & McLaughln P (2015) Internal and external barriers influencing LMS implementation in Iraqi higher education. In: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 2015, Seville, 18-20 November 2015.
- McLaughlin W (1994) Introduction of cellular manufacturing at Bomford Turner. In: Manufacturing Division Colloquium on Management of Change, London, 2 March 1994.