Manufacturing business operations consulting from our lean experts

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SOFTWARE + MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS CONSULTING

Who is LineView? Supporting LineView’s industry-leading manufacturing efficiency software is our team of food and beverage manufacturing leaders and our lean manufacturing consultants.

Here at LineView, we are renowned for helping manufacturing operations improve efficiency. Cutting through complexity to make a difference in plant performance is what we do best. We are experts in understanding the losses in your system and finding ways to curtail them.

Our team of manufacturing operations experts will help you move to lean thinking. Our approach results in immediate ROI. Together, we will generate positive momentum across the shop floor.

We care about your results

We have been on the front line and understand the challenges firsthand. Our team of manufacturing operations experts genuinely cares about delivering results and improvements - not just quick wins but also sustainable business improvements.

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Our lean manufacturing experts equips leaders to move the dial in your operational performance.

Leadership routines for manufacturing performance are critical to your success. Our team will help your manufacturing leaders move from management operations reporting of losses to a forward focus. When our lean manufacturing consultants work with your team, we become attuned to your business and how it runs.

We will show your leaders the mindset and skillset required to drive their performance culture with LineView information at the heart of decision-making. We cover the tactical use of the LineView system with the strategic and lean methodologies required to remove your sporadic and chronic losses.

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LEAN MANUFACTURING EXPERTS

We find the opportunities and work towards manufacturing process improvements.

A manufacturing opportunity audit is the first step to understanding your opportunities for improvement. Our opportunity analysis and insights are candid, challenging, and supportive.

We will share the best practices the LineView team has seen across the industry. And as our team of experts engages your business, we will update you on progress, trends, capability, and other KPIs to drive your success.

 

Operational Audit

Meet our leaders and
lean manufacturing experts:

Ian Rowledge
CEO/Co-Founder/Chair
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Steve Adams
Chief Revenue Officer
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Ian Rowledge
CEO/Co-Founder/Chair

A co-founder of LineView Solutions, Ian’s ten-plus years in operation management with Coca-Cola led him to search for better solutions for operational efficiency resulting in LineView. Ian can review an entire operations facility and pinpoint areas for high value improvements. His success is founded on his ability to identify losses, and convert them into value-based costs, allowing businesses to achieve significant productivity and profit improvements.

A graduate of Loughborough University with a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical and Materials, Ian also holds Kepner Tregoe certification in Situational Analysis, Problem Analysis and Project Management.

Ian is a true leader, coach, and mentor. He has a demonstrable track record of implementing lean methodologies and operational excellence techniques to save costs, increase efficiency and improve quality in challenging environments.

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Steve Adams
Chief Revenue Officer

Steve has over 30 years of experience in global supply chain management. As Former Vice President of Supply Chain at Coca-Cola European Partners, Steve has operated at all levels of the supply chain. His experience includes developing and sharing best practices for operational improvement across blue-chip beverage companies such as Diageo and the Coca-Cola system.

Steve is passionate about efficiency and operational improvements that deliver a meaningful return on investment for food and beverage brands. He is an expert in Supply Chain improvement as well as the digitisation of manufacturing.

Mr. Adams holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Keele University, HNC of Electrical Engineering from Ipswich College of Higher Education and an Honors Degree in Management of Technology from Open University.

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Andrew Giles
Commercial Director
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Chris Spray
Customer Success Director
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Andrew Giles
Commercial Director

Andrew has successfully led both product development and customer implementation team in LineView for the past 3 years.

A proven technical leader, manufacturing consultant, and project manager with comprehensive experience in manufacturing and automation sectors, Andrew consults on OEE and Operational Excellence throughout LineView’s sites globally.

Andrew is a customer-centric individual, and systematic deadline hitter whose motivation is ensuring all customer requirements are satisfied.

Mr. Giles holds a BEng (Hons) from Birmingham City University.

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Chris Spray
Customer Success Director

Chris is a trusted advisor and consultant to the world’s top FMCG, food, and beverage operations. Chris masterfully delivers knowledge and skills to accelerate change initiatives. Chris brings a unique approach to business leaders and operators, challenging them to think differently and act based on accurate data and facts.

Chris is a manufacturing and operations specialist with 30 years in global blue-chip organisations such as Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic.

Mr. Spray holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bradford is the founder of Mind Over Mountains.

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Samir Shah
Operations Director
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Kurt Wyman
VP Field Operations, North America
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Samir Shah
Operations Director

Samir is a chartered engineer and a manufacturing operations improvement expert with over ten years of site operations experience. He has consulted on operational excellence and continuous improvement to some of the biggest manufacturers in the world. Samir is an expert in data analysis and identifying loss in manufacturing environments. He skillfully translates data into opportunities for improvement.

Samir has a unique ability to analyse production facilities and pinpoint areas that will contribute to the most value-added improvements quickly. He can lead, coach, and motivate other team members to achieve the desired goals. He has excellent planning, communication, and time management skills. His skills in lean manufacturing, six sigma, and theory of constraint enables him to be very effective in process improvement and change management.

Mr. Shah jointly developed and implemented a unique Line Balance Optimisation (LBO) process to set up and optimise FMCG production lines increasing capacities of lines by as much as 10%. This process is now a requirement in leading beer and soft drink manufacturers globally.

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Kurt Wyman
VP Field Operations, North America

Kurt is an Executive Vice President with a demonstrated history of bringing industrial software to global markets. As VP of Field Operations at LineView, Kurt is responsible for North American market growth, customer success, and partner relationships.

Kurt is skilled in business process and planning, international business development, planning, and sales. With his proven track record of building alliances to deliver customer value, Kurt is dedicated to finding win-win solutions benefitting customers and partners alike.

Mr. Wyman obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused on Economics from University of Michigan.

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Simon Coleman
Partnership Director
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Jonathan Wheatcroft
Development & Innovation Director
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Simon Coleman
Partnership Director

As Partnership Director, Simon facilitates partner connections and develops channels to support LineView delivery globally. Simon has extensive experience developing go-to-market, sales, and customer growth strategies. He has in-depth knowledge of FMCG, food, and beverage industry operations and global market.

Simon successfully combines rapid insights on operational issues, commercial strategic vision, leadership, decision-making and delivery. He is a consultative leader, coach, and facilitator with a proven ability to adapt quickly to get things done.

Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Kingston Polytechnic.

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Jonathan Wheatcroft
Development & Innovation Director

Jonathan is an experienced control and automation project manager and senior systems engineer. He has comprehensive experience in the management, development, installation and commissioning of large- and small-scale control system projects.

Jonathan has over a decade of successful projects within the brewing, automotive, food and aerospace sectors. A truly self-motivated and self-disciplined individual, he develops strong positive working relationships with clients and project teams.

Jonathan is an IET CEng Chartered Engineer and holds a BEng (Hons) in Engineering from the University of Central England.

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LineView Advisory Board

Ian Rowledge

CEO/Co-Founder/Chair
A co-founder of LineView Solutions, Ian’s ten-plus years in operation management with Coca-Cola led him to search for better solutions for operational efficiency resulting in LineView – the only manufacturing efficiency software to guarantee a minimum 10% OEE gain in 6 months or less. With features and add-ons specific to bottling and packaging, LineView is purpose-built for the unique needs of high-speed production lines.

Steve Adams

Advisory Board Member
Steve has over 30 years of experience in global supply chain management. As Former Vice President of Supply Chain at Coca-Cola European Partners, Steve has operated at all levels of the supply chain. His experience includes developing and sharing best practices for operational improvement across blue-chip beverage companies such as Diageo and the Coca-Cola system.

Steffen Kastner

Advisory Board Member
Independent investment projects and advisor with experience in renewable energy, medtech, fintech, specialty finance and alternative credit. Former European co-head of Goldman Sachs Principal Debt Group, Steffen has 20 years with Goldman Sachs in M&A, corporate finance, merchant banking, and private equity.

Kelvin Harrison

Advisory Board Member
A proven track record as CEO of start-up, turn-around, profits growth, mergers and acquisitions and sale. Experienced in venture capital, private equity, London Stock Exchange and AIM flotation. Business coach and mentor specialising in growth.

Richard Davies

Advisory Board Member
Richard Davies is the former Vice President of Operations for the European Supply Chain at Coca-Cola Enterprises based in the United Kingdom. As an experienced Chief Operating Officer, he has spent the last 5 years working internationally in private equity backed businesses, accelerating transformational turnarounds to create enhanced shareholder value.

Together, we deliver real-time monitoring solutions
to the bottling & packaging industry.

Andres Villanueva
Andrew Giles
Andrew Norris
Andrew White
Anthony Catlow
Ben Carrier
Bill Bhandal
Charlotte Lee
Curren Sandhu
Chris Spray
Darren Edwards
Denislav Aleksandrov
Dimitris Tzigas
Elleni Abraham
Fabian Pereira
Fenchi Arquissandas
Floriane Mercier
Franklin Rocha
Fred Bell
Helen Perry
Ian Rowledge
Jane Elkins
Jason Hatton
John Dunlop
Jon Wheatcroft
Joshua Skyrme
Kurt Wyman
Lewis Dixon
Louise Roadknight-Scott
Lynne Cooke
Marton Boda
Mateusz Borowski
Melina Merabli
Nadine Pfrang
Nagarjuna Gopalam
Natalie Wilkins
Niki Perry
Olayinka Yemidale
Patrycja Zabrocka
Peter Nicholson
Poojitha Ravipati
Rameez Iqbal
Raul Mejia
Sachin Mukhesh
Samantha Rushton
Samir Shah
Sergio Corona
Simon Allsopp
Simon Coleman
Sivakumar Annam Chetty Dayanidhi
Stephen Matthews
Steve Adams
Tanveer Rashid
Tomas Garcia Gomez
Vitali Volkov
Yusuf Ibrahim
Zeeshan Naqvi
Zori Kostadinova

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