Partner, McKinsey & Company Inc.

Jane Thomson is a Partner for McKinsey & Company, a role that requires an astute knowledge of how people think, how businesses operate, and how to get the best out of both.

She holds a BEng (Electrical & Electronic) and BSc (Physiology) from UWA and completed a three year Graduate Programme at Ford Motor Company Australia.

Jane joined McKinsey & Company in 2006 in the Operational Excellence Academy (OP), a knowledge development centre dedicated to lean transformation of operations and later moved to the role of UK OEP Manager. Jane has worked in automotive, advanced industries, healthcare, logistics, and metals/mining, with a large focus on packaged goods.

Recent McKinsey experience:
▪Led the global transformation of a consumer goods and pharmaceuticals company, focused on conversion cost, quality and service reliability, delivering e.g. 12-16% controllable cost reduction through OEE increase, labour productivity across maintenance and production and material usage reduction; the program is now the foundation for an Enterprise wide Production System
▪Led the transformation of an antenna systems business, concurrently reducing production lead time by 50%, physical space by 30% and increasing labour productivity by 40% while building the management systems and leadership capabilities to ensure sustainability
▪Lean transformation of a packaged tissue plant, achieving a 40% gain in OEE through intensive equipment 5S, building root cause problem solving capabilities, standardising operations and building the lean leadership capabilities of plant management down to frontline
▪Lean transformation of two concrete block factories, implementing a demand driven production planning and scheduling system, increasing production capacity in each factory by 7% through cycle time reduction and driving continuous improvement through shop floor performance management
▪Applied Field & Forum methodology to capture 30% labour productivity gains, building site capabilities to diagnose, design and deliver process and management system changes

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