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Jan. 1994 – Nov. 1998
Lemförder Fahrwerk Technik GmbH
Dec. 1998 – Aug. 2001
Lemförder Fahrwerk Module GmbH
Sept. 2001 – Dec. 2002
Engineer for Process Development & Planning
ZF Lemförder Fahrwerktechnik AG & Co. KG
Jan. 2003 – April. 2004
Brewer Automotive Components
(Brewer, Maine, USA)
Apr. 2004 – Dec. 2005
Senior Manager Technique
Shanghai Lemforder Automotive Components Co., Ltd.
Jan. – Sept. 2006
Senior Manager Production Systems
Asia Pacific, Africa & South America
ZF Lemfoerder Fahrwerktechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Oct. 2006 – Jan. 2007
Technique & Production Manager
ZF Lemforder Automotive Systems (Shenyang) Co., Ltd.
Specialties:- Interpersonal and intercultural communication
- Leading and motivating colleagues & coworkers
- Practical implementation of Lean Production Systems
- Setting & maintaining necessary controlling mechanism to
achieve and improve agreed targets.
Daimler MRA Beijing & Tuscaloosa
Project Lead: Daimler worldwide
Coordination Asia Pacific & overseas
Guarantee stable startup phases of relevant product quality, supply capability & accomplishment of cost targets of new launches. Main focus on product, process & cost optimisations.
Projects: Leading & coordinating all project related company functions between customer, headquarters in Shanghai as well as Germany.
Launches : Disciplinary & factually leading Production & Technique departments to achieve agreed outputs, quality standards, reduce downtime, increase efficiency and restrain budget. Managing, planning, organization and controlling of available resources, as staff and equipment, under consideration of industrial regulations.
Projectmanagement: Leading, supporting and coordinating all project related company functions between customer, headquarters in Shanghai as well as in Germany and the production plant.
Process: Optimization of all company related processes in terms of Stabilization & Cost Reduction (SOP).
Production: Consult and support the achievement of agreed outputs, quality standards, downtime reduction, cost efficiency increase.
Technique: Consult and support the achievement of agreed targets, reduction of maintenance related downtime, improvement of Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Programs. Stengthen Processes by establishing and analyzing Risk Analysis followed by considering relevant actions for improvements.
The position as Technique & Production Manager at ZF Lemforder Automotive Systems includes following tasks and responsibilities:
General: Disciplinary and factually leading, training, and supporting of the Production Dept. to achieve agreed outputs, quality standards, reduce downtime, increase cost efficiency and restrain budget. Managing, planning, organization and controlling of available resources, as staff and equipment, under consideration of industrial regulations.
- Ensure the production program and process according to costumer requirements
regarding quality, quantity and timing.
- Guarantee compliance referring to work safety and environmental protection.
- Coordinate and monitor equipment installations.
- Process, equipment and invest planning.
- Implementation of a functional preventive maintenance system.
- Planning of equipment, tooling, spare parts and back-up solutions.
- Work safety & environmental protection program
The responsibilities as Senior Manager Production Systems Asia Pacific, Africa and South America were the implementation of Lean Production Systems based on the Toyota Production Systems, in the upper mentioned regions.
- Reduction of wastes
- 5S and CIP
- Layout & material flow optimizations
- Reduction of change over times
As base for these tasks related trainings at Prosche Consulting in Germany took place.
Senior Manager Technique includes the following departments and responsibilities:
- Production (Building Ball Joints, Tie Rods, Stabilizer & Controll Arms for passenger cars)
- Product Design (own design dept. which develops product design according to customer demands)
- Engineering (process development and planning)
- Logistic (in house and external logistic)
General: Risk Assessment and development of necessary improvements for imported machine park.
Project: Internal lead of new projects, refering to Suspension Ball Joint and Ball Joint manufacturing. From project launch until final acceptance of 5 CNC machining centres.
Maintenance: Development of functional Preventive Maintenance System combined with necessary spare part inventory.
Continuous Improvement: Development of efficient change over methods. Downtime reductions achieved by machine and process improvements.
Ratio & Cost Reduction: Achieved cost savings through new tooling & cutting insert concepts.
Project: Development of machining / manufacturing processes and related equipment for Ball Joints
- Pre- & Final Acceptances + Installation of following equipment:
a) Turning & drilling machine centres for China, Mexico,
France & Spain
b) Coveyor systems for Spain
c) Magnaflux with automatic conveyor systems for Maine, USA
Planning: Pick & Place System for all Joints
Organization: Worldwide „Best Practice Days for Ball Stud Machining”
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