Contact: Matthew Jeffreys
Phone: +44 (0)1483 302497
Fax: +44 (0)1483 302497
Mobile: +44 (0)7899 961947
Welcome to the Matthew Jeffreys Consulting website.
Established in 2006, Matthew Jeffreys Consulting provides independent support services for SMEs and larger organisations in the F1, automotive and aerospace industries as well as those involved with product design.
MJc focuses on three main areas:
Business and product development:
Finding new markets and assisting companies and individuals turn ideas and designs into reality by combining innovation, practicality, efficiency and materials selection. Special focus is on facilitating business development services targeting new markets for clients' own products and services.
Implementation of 'best practice' processes:
Bringing F1-derived technologies, processes and best-practices to wider industry sectors and organisations through the practical application of PLM, CAE, data management and the phiilosophy of 'joined-up-engineering'. Also through addressing 'culture change' and practical organisational re-structuring.
Design innovation and Project Management:
Developing design ideas with clients then, through a wide network of technology partners, sourcing the most paratical means for their product to be manufactured and brought to reality.Special focus on simplifying a design to maximise efficiency and cost. Projects involving the use of composite materials for light-weight structures are common..
MJc clients have included:
rFactor Pro Driver-in-the-loop Simulator Technology
McLaren Applied Technologies
Segula Aerospace / Technologies
Spyker Cars (NL)
5 Formula One racing teams*
David Coulthard Associates
*NB Names witheld for confidentiality
MJc assignments have included:
* Business and Product Development for rFactor Pro Driver in the loop (DIL) simulator technology.
* New business development and programme management for physical products and software.
* Pre-deployment planning for organisations introducing new data management and CAE technologies.
* Independent assessment of current engineering business processes and improvement recommendations.
* Technology and process implementation support through an MJc-derived PLM approach.
* Independent assessment of appropriate software vendor and support partner selection.
* Independent assessment of appropriate software procurement.
* Project management.
* Design of automotive and aerospace structures using composites
* Linked CAD implementation and best practices.
* Design feasibility studies
Matthew Jeffreys launched the consultancy (MJc) in May 2006 after a 21-year career as a senior design engineer within the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, where he led the chassis design group through numerous car project life-cycles i.e. from concepts to on-track delivery.
The aim with MJc is to bring a wealth of engineering design and project management experience to those organisations contemplating new product business development or to those aiming to introduce new technologies and best practices to improve the operational efficiency and profitability of their businesses.
If you are a CEO, CTO, senior manager or project engineer, you may well be looking to new solutions to exploit the potential in opeining up new opportunities for your products or services or perhaps delivering increased efficiency and profitability from the introduction of new technology. These are the areas MJc has been set up to address.
Why is a Consultant necessary for PLM?
In many instances the reasons are two-fold:
Firstly, the software vendors and code-writers know their own software - and are extremely keen for you to buy it! - but they do not have the intimate knowledge of how your business works.
Secondly, your employees, who do understand how your business works, might not have intimate knowledge of the software on offer or, if they do, they might not have the authority to transform your business processes which is necessary if the benefits in using it are to be fully exploited.
Bridging the gap between these two worlds is an area where Matthew Jeffreys Consulting offers completely impartial services.
All too often organisations rush in to buying and deploying software before taking a sufficiently long and hard look at what they are attempting to do with it as an ultimate aim. Many of you reading this may well recognise a similar situation that exists or is developing in your own organisation. You are not alone!
An F1 environment provides a tough but ideal proving ground for introducing new technology and procedures as the process for producing a Grand Prix car encompasses the whole product development from concept to use i.e. the creators, manufacturers and customers (the race engineers) all being housed under one roof! Processes and technology are tested to the extreme as rapid development programmes and large configuration variants have to meet immovable target dates: the races themselves.
"Matthew took roles as a Designer, Senior Project Engineer and Project Leader during my time in the above position, and performed excellently in each of those positions. He showed an excellent understanding, aptitude and flair for mechanical design and proved to have high standards in his quality of work. As his role progressed he readily adapted to the inclusion of computer aids to assist in both our design and administration processes to enhance the quality and response times of the engineering goals. July 17, 2007
Neil Oatley , Chief Designer , McLaren International / McLaren Racing
"Matthew has a very strong understanding of how to apply PLM to a business in order to extract maximum benfits. He has the ability to advise in both a technical and commercial capacity and understands the subject well with proven experience gained in the demanding industry of Formula 1"
Darren Cairns MD Intrinsys July 12, 2007
"While I was working at McLaren in UK, Matthew was leading the composites and chassis design team for the McLaren Formula One car MP4-15. On top of being very sharp on the mechanical engineering side, Matthew had a remarkable vision and execution on implementing PLM technologies, including CATIA (V4 and V5) and ENOVIA (VPM and 4DNav), to improve the efficiency across the design office".
Christian Ebel Dassault Systemes July 23, 2007