Frank Phillips

Senior Consultant Advanced Manufacturing


With several years of engineering experience within advanced manufacturing environments, Frank works alongside our deep tech partners to deliver solutions to New Zealand organisations that are appropriate to their business needs. His focus is upon fixing problems with simple solutions that give the business a tangible bottom line benefit. “the trick with technology is to make sure it’s in harmony with an organisation’s needs and capabilities, and not just technology for the sake of it”. Frank’s experience with Industry 4.0 began at Rolls Royce Aerospace, where he led a team of 15 engineers using sensors and application techniques on operational test engines, with the goal of optimising digital twins to assess performance and degradation of components. Following a move to BMW, he then worked on automating data collection allowing for variables such as thermal expansion and intelligent machine learning to optimise final product dimensional quality. These experiences build on a solid foundation in traditional operational best practice and continuous improvement, which allows Frank to identify where technology or traditional solutions will complement business requirements best. His experiences have led him to be one of the first certified Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) Assessors – the internationally recognised benchmark for Industry 4.0 maturity and planning.
• Aerospace • Automotive • SME Manufacturing • Oil & Gas • FMCG • Transactional • Food processing
• Visual & Short Interval Management • Cross-functional communication • Process analysis and design • Leadership coaching • Stock control and WIP management systems • Health and Safety