Area of Expertise
Has expertise in
- Systems Thinking
- Lean Practice and Implementation
- Six Sigma methodologies
- Manufacturing Systems
B.SC (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Masters of Business Administration
Innovation and Engineering Management
Supply Chain operations
Lean and Six Sigma
Industry life cycles, Systems approaches to complex problems, entrepreneurship and innovation in industrial SMEs
- Climate Education training-EnRoads climate simulator discovery workshop
- Extend Plus
- Andrews, Colin (Principal Investigator) Butler, David (Co-investigator)
- 23-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
- KTP - Redspire
- Thomson, Avril (Principal Investigator) Andrews, Colin (Co-investigator) Hernandez, Jose Luis (Co-investigator)
- 03-Jan-2016 - 02-Jan-2018
- Feasibility review of traceability in the Harris Tweed Supply Chain
- Andrews, Colin (Principal Investigator)
- Feasibility study into the use of the HTA controlled label to access information directly related to the end-customer’s product.
- 04-Jan-2013 - 29-Jan-2013
- Roll out of Workshare process for Wood Group PSN
- Andrews, Colin (Fellow) Bititci, Umit (Principal Investigator)
- The development of materials to run workshops globally on the Workshare process. Training for the site leaders / decision makers for the process. Training for the impacted site personnel.
- 04-Jan-2013 - 09-Jan-2013
- Development of business process for Work Sharing for Wood Group PSN
- Andrews, Colin (Academic) Bititci, Umit (Academic)
- Synthesising best practice in Workshare within UK to support the global roll-out of this practice.
- 04-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2012
- KTA - Materials Management For HSDU In NHS
- Bititci, Umit (Principal Investigator) Andrews, Colin (Fellow)
- This project will be lead by DMEM on behalf of Strathclyde Institute for Operations Management with involvement of colleagues from the Business School. Working with one of five of the HSDU specialist sterilising units in Scotland, they specialise in the serialising of medical instruments after an operation which serves a number of major hospitals. After each operation medical devices and instruments are collected and delivered to the HSDU for subsequent sterilisation, inspection, maintenance/replacement, where necessary, and consequent supply back to the operating theatres. It plays a critical role in the delivery of the surgery services of NHS as without correct and properly functioning medical devices operations can be postponed or cancelled.
The current state is that, whilst the sterilisation process operates effectively and efficiently, there are no formal and integrated materials and maintenance management processes or systems in existence. For example, they know that 8 million devices are processed per year but they do not know how many devices there are in the system in total, and what their maintenance status and history are. Therefore, the objective of the proposed engagement is to provide generic business process management expertise in the context of materials, supply chain and maintenance management to develop a blueprint as to how the medical devices sterilisation and maintenance process should be managed in the future within the NHS.
- 01-Jan-2011 - 30-Jan-2012