Barney Barnes, Senior Consultant

Barney Barnes, Senior Consultant

Operational Excellence

Barney has led or participated in Operational Excellence implementations around the globe for over 15 years. These implementations have been across a variety of manufacturing environments and have been executed as a consultant and as an employee. Barney takes a ‘hands on’ approach in driving success through one-on-one coaching that builds relationships as a trusted advisor. For that reason, Barney maintains relationships that last long after the engagement is complete.

Barney has delivered 1 and 2 day experiential workshops on organizational behavior to over 1000 attendees across the entire span of organizational hierarchy. These workshops are focused on providing attendees with tools that enrich conversation to drive improved relationships for sustainable success. These tools have also been known to improve personal relationships.

Prior to ARGO, Barney has worked in a variety of consulting and manufacturing organizations for almost 40 years.  He has filled roles in virtually every functional area in a manufacturing environment. He has led improvement activities in each of those roles and built successful working teams. His projects included:

Criticality Analyses and FMEA to establish maintenance strategies that improved asset availability by almost 50%

Implementation of maintenance execution process that reduced contractor spending by 40%. Development of SAP functionality, focused on asset data enrichment, that provided comprehensive failure analysis information to drive reliability improvements

Development of an Operational Excellence organization and establishing process and procedures

Led comprehensive site assessments that identified improvement opportunities  across 4 sites