Wayne Baker began his career as an instrument technician apprentice in 1995, progressing to assume major roles within the Defence Aviation Repair Agency including Commercial, Operational Excellence and Project Management.
Wayne took on the role of Operations Manager at the Defence Support Group (DSG) Electronics and Components Business Unit in 2011 before assuming the role of DSG Ashchurch Head of Business, responsible for the integration of the UK’s Army depot into the DSG business and management of over 12,000 vehicles ranging from quad bikes to Challenger tanks.
Throughout his role, Wayne successfully improved quality, cost and delivery, doubling the size of this part of the business through capability growth and the development of the centre of excellence for BOWMAN Fleet Management activities and management of the Herrick Exchange Point during the UK’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Wayne’s commercial experience working closely with industry and government extends to transformation of supply chains, availability contracting, solution development and obsolescence management meeting key performance indicators.
As Operations Director, Wayne undertakes operational management of all DECA delivery functions including deployed teams, field service teams, inventory governance and the DECA Stafford operation. He is also responsible for the DECA Transformation Programme striving for operational excellence through proven techniques and methodologies such as Oliver Wight, 6s, Lean and 6 Sigma.
Wayne has a Masters in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University Business School.
The Operations Director is responsible for:
- all operational areas of the DECA business including Sealand and Stafford operations including warehousing plus deployed locations
- the materiel governance, planning and reporting requirements of the business