Alan Brown is an
Engineering Management Consultant with extensive experience in the packaging
industry. He has a hands-on management style that fits well with the
philosophy and enables him to set an example within the plant and achieve
successful, sustainable improvements.
Alan has a broad understanding of packaging and production
within the Consumer Products industry, with specific expertise in bottling
and canning technologies. He recently managed the packaging improvement
phase of an HMC project for cigarette manufacturer BAT in Bangladesh.
Other major clients include Orchard House Foods, Bulmers Cider, Edan
Vale, Container Systems, Anheuser Busch and Interbrew UK, Ltd.
Prior to founding ABL Packaging, where he provided
interim management and consulting services to the packaging industry,
Alan worked for Whitbread Beer Company as Engineering Manager. His achievements
include an increase in equipment effectiveness of nearly 20% on both
production lines, a 15% reduction in maintenance spending while maintaining
full production capacity, design and implementation of an MPMS system
to suit bottling needs, implementation of ISO 9002 within the Engineering
department, establishment of a training system with facilities and library
on-site and redesign of line layout to increase efficiency and reduce
product and package waste. For Krones UK, Alan maintained and serviced
hot- and cold-glue labeling machinery, including Canmatics, Universellas,
Starmatics and Topmatics with speeds of up to 1000 bottles per minute.
Alan studied Engineering at City & Guilds and Advanced
City & Guilds and is trained in Productivity Europe and Quick size-change
procedures. He is currently based in Lancashire, England.