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Roy Mcfarlane

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Optimisation

Can work in or around Salisbury, Bristol, Birmingham, Spalding, London

  • 51.07414
  • -1.80584
  • Suggested rate £850 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Salisbury and 50km
  • Around Bristol and 100km
  • Around Birmingham and 100km
  • Around Spalding and 100km
  • Around London and 100km


Project length
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
Would prefer:
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Consulting & Audits
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental
+5 autres
Would prefer to avoid:
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Video Games & Animation
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Transportation
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
+30 autres
Company size
Would prefer:
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
Would prefer to avoid:
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (19)

Roy in a few words

A manufacturing transformation expert.
Specialist expertise in transforming food, drink and regulated product production businesses using manufacturing engineering and project management expertise.

Applying 20+ years experience if improving regulated manufacturing businesses; re-engineering processes, reducing production costs and improving productivity.



Total Productivity Solutions

Consulting & Audits

Managing Director

Salisbury, UK

December 2017 - Today (4 years and 11 months)

A boutique Consultancy, Specialising in Helping Food and Regulated Manufacturers Improve Productivity to Create Commercial Advantage. Food Manufacturing Solutions Engineering Project Management Interim Engineering Director/ Director of Manufacturing Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert Manufacturing Process Optimisation Facilities Project Management Business Process Re-engineering Production Process Design Manufacturing Business Turnaround - Operational Excellence Whole Business Optimisation - Value Stream Mapping, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Factory Relocation Major Site Re-engineering Business Transformation - Change Management Program Management Production line installation - VFFS, HFFS, Bottle filling, Thermoform, Liquids, Dry solids, Cartonning, Case packing, Robot palletising. Warehouse installation and automation Functional Design Specification User Requirement Specification Electrical and Mechanical design - Framework, Service Gantry, Manufacturing application, Blending, Silo systems, Automated cleaning.

UK Business Advisors

Registered Advisor  - As a freelancer

Salisbury, UK

March 2016 - Today (6 years and 8 months)

Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert - Manufacturing Business Optimisation
- Non Financial Due Diligence - Manufacturing Engineering - Food Manufacturing Solutions

PM Group

Project Manager  - As a freelancer

Andover, UK

June 2022 - September 2022 (3 months)

Providing Programme Management services for a rapid commercial intervention. The successful project enabled a premium ready to eat food producer to deliver new revenue streams to market, capturing market share from a competitor. Deliverables included: Process design Capital equipment installation Ancillary equipment design and procurement Team construction and development strategy Technical analysis Establishment of Quality controls Coordination of contractors and internal stakeholders Achieving a critical "not later than" launch date.

Advanced Mask Systems Inc

Chief Technology Officer  - As a freelancer

United States

October 2020 - May 2022 (1 year and 7 months)

Factory implementation programme manager, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer for a rapid start up mask making facility in Reno Nevada. Product Design Manufacturing Application Design Factory and Manufacturing Process Design Program Management (Manufacturing, People, Supply Chain, Quality Management System, MRP and warehouse management System) Engineering Project Management Supply Chain Management Stakeholder Management Director of Manufacturing, Engineering Director Business Case Design and Implementation Recruitment and Skills Development Budgetary control

Total Manufacturing Consulting Ltd

Director  - As a freelancer

Salisbury, UK

February 2016 - December 2017 (1 year and 10 months)

Helping businesses improve their Profitability, Productivity and People. A results focused professional engineer; delivering cost effective solutions based on 20 years of industrial experience, applied business acumen and best in class manufacturing methodologies.

Ahmad Tea Ltd

Group Engineering Manager

August 2010 - February 2016 (5 years and 6 months)

Technical Lead for Engineering, Productivity and Process Improvement for Group Global Manufacturing plants. Supporting the Technical Director on all aspects related to Quality, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement. Training for Effective Maintenance Techniques and Practices; following TPM principles. Training and Coaching site Management in Engineering Stratagem and Lean manufacturing principles. Advisor to the Board of Directors and regional Managing Directors on Equipment selection, Engineering Support Strategy and Integrated Support Networks. Project manager and designer for equipment and process lines for our new factories - (UAE & Iran)

Vitacress Salads Ltd


August 1998 - August 2010 (12 years)

Departmental Management - Industrial Cleaning and Facilities 1- Optimised services to enable improvement from 16 to 20 hour production days. 2- Conducted optimisation training at other sites in the group. Special projects management - 1- Redesign of equipment for waste reduction 2- Leading and coaching waste reduction initiatives 3- Value stream mapping 4- Chemical awareness training 5- Planning and facilitating a production Asset Care (TPM) initiative (4 years). 6- Design and implementation of a site- wide bespoke High pressure washdown system.


Engineering Team Leader

9726 E 42nd St, Tulsa, OK 74146, USA

April 1989 - March 1998 (8 years and 11 months)

Key responsibilities: Electro-mechanical engineering, team leadership, project control, document systems, Achievements: Delivered specialist equipment support requirements to Special Forces operations Carried out operational maritime refurbishment; involving electrical, mechanical, fabrication and machining Actively participated in community reconstruction projects; involving construction, utility installations and repairs Devised and delivered bespoke 'one-off' operational machinery (design, manufacture and maintenance) Organised, supervised and worked as a member of a team on multiple asset overhaul projects (Heavy automotive, power generation, maritime, hydraulic winches, cranes & printing presses)

Vikram Kamerkar - UK Business Advisors


Roy is a highly committed, quality-conscious, and output-driven engineer and leader. He has a wealth of experience solving complex challenges across the globe, which he brings to any engagement that he's involved with.