About Harold Robinson
Operations Management Specialist

Harold is an experienced Management Consultant specialising in Operations, with emphasis on Root Cause Analysis, Maintenance Management and Lean Manufacturing. He is a qualified engineer with a BSc Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Wits.

He has been consulting and training for over 35 years with a large variety of prestigious clients varying from large manufacturers to academic institutions and development organisations. His focus has been in manufacturing and engineering organisations, and he has managed factories with products varying from lifts and electric cables to sweets.

His objective is to help people enjoy their work by using logic and creativity to improve the way they do things. He specialises in Operations Management because he believes that that is where the biggest difference can be made.

Harold has trained hundreds of business people in Operations Management topics such as Production, Maintenance, Inventory and Project management, as well as Industrial Engineering. What sets his training apart is that it is focused on the practical application of techniques through the use of case studies that he has taken from real life situations. When he runs in-company training he encourages the use of projects from your workplace.

Allow Harold to assist your organisation to identify areas of opportunity for productivity improvement, and to implement these to increase your competitiveness. This will enable your employees to initiate sustained improvements in their working environment.

Organisations he has assisted include:

Afrimat Limited ~ Amka ~ Assmang Khumani Iron Ore Mine ~ Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry ~ DRDGold Ergo ~ Ford Motor Company ~ Glass SA ~ Hulamin ~ Ingwe Coal ~ Lafarge Cement ~ Legal Aid ~ Mondipak ~ NPC-Cimpor ~ Namibia Development Corporation ~ Nestle ~ Sasko Bakeries ~ Shell ~ Smiths Manufacturing ~ Supreme Springs ~ Transnet Pipelines ~ UCL Sugar Mill ~ University of Zululand

Approach

Through working with your people, Harold is able to obtain an understanding of what they are trying to achieve and the operational issues that they need to deal with. He does this by:

Consulting
Use Harold to analyse a problematic business situation for you and advise you on the way forward.

Training and Facilitation
Whether you want formal classroom training, or have Harold facilitate improvement teams, the content will be directly applicable to the work place. He uses case studies and problems from your work situation to demonstrate techniques that can be applied immediately after the training.

Coaching and Mentoring
Harold will work with your managers to implement world class techniques. With his vast experience, he will challenge them to improve their operation, and help them manage the projects that they are working on.