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About Dirk Laforet


Dirk Laforet

As an operations specialist, Dirk Laforet is a proven expert in the development and implementation of systems that achieve lasting performance improvements along the value chain.

He has more than 25 years of professional experience as an executive in industry, in management consulting and as an interim manager and has carried out more than 100 customer projects in a goal-oriented, pragmatic and successful manner.

Consulting focus

Introduction / further development of excellence and quality systems, conceptual design and optimization of plants, plant and manufacturing processes, escalation management, corporate transformation and restructuring


  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (business fluent)
  • Spanish (good knowledge)


  • Studies of business administration, Dipl.-Betriebswirt
  • Certificates (a.o.): Qualified Supervisory Board (Deutsche Börse AG), VDA-Quality Manager and internal auditor, Data Protection Officer DSB-TÜV

Professional career

  • LAFORET Management Consulting (self-employed)
  • Partner, Agamus Consult GmbH, Munich
  • Vice President Manufacturing Engineering, Production- & Quality Systems as well as HS&E, SMP Deutschland GmbH, Bötzingen
  • Managing director, Agamus Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Munich
  • Partner for the service offering „People & Change Management, Agamus Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH
  • Product Management, Daimler AG, Vaihingen
  • Sales / Quality assurance, Quelle AG, Nuremberg

Selected Projects

  • Design, optimization and standardization of plants, production areas, facilities and manufacturing processes
  • Global quality responsibility (QMO) for (25 plants)
  • Conception and introduction of production & quality systems
  • SCM optimization (organization, processes, e.g. S&OP)
  • Quality assurance along the value chain (control loops)
  • Escalation management / task force
  • Relocation of production
  • Interim management plant management
  • Roadmap / implementation of a climate-neutral company (carbon footprint)
  • Introduction of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Optimization of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)
  • Training / coaching of lean and quality methods
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