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World Class /Lean Manufacturing: Dr. John’s Lean toolkit of training and support
Cyrsiau trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg (courses through the medium of Welsh).
Dr John R. Thomas
Dr. John R. Thomas is able to offer an unique combination of Business experience, having been at various times a Manager, a Problem-solver and a Lecturer.
For nearly 40 years, he has been instrumental in introducing state-of-the-art skills and techniques in diverse industries working for and with some of the best companies in the world.
For the past 18 years Dr. Thomas has run his own management consultancy, specialising in the development and implementation of World Class techniques aimed at creating sustainable step changes in business performance and profitability.
Dr.Thomas was a member of the ECS (Education and Consultancy Services) team at the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University for 10 years.
This team was responsible for developing innovative services to support small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMM).
Dr. Thomas led the IfM portfolio in Wales and the West Midlands and worked closely with the Welsh Government to provide diagnostic and consultancy services to a range of companies in Wales.
In doing this work, Dr.Thomas operated as an Industrial Fellow of the University of Cambridge.
Dr.Thomas also lectures in Operations Management and General Management at Swansea University and teaches Organic Chemistry for the Biosciences Foundation course.
He taught Project Management on the LBA programme at Cardiff Business School.
In 2018 Dr. John R. Thomas ran a course on Value-Stream Mapping for the Engineering faculty at University of Wales Trinity St. Davids.
He was also a workforce development Fellow at University of Wales Trinity St. Davids. In this role he worked with businesses in West Wales to develop and implement robust business plans to ensure sustainability of the enterprises.