Peter Lee


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Peter Lee BEng PhD
Specialist – Resource Efficiency

Peter is one of our most experienced subject matter experts, working with manufacturing sector clients to develop and implement waste minimisation through Lean manufacturing techniques. He has project managed and written major studies on resource efficiency, sustainability, carbon reduction and energy, with much of his focus being on the food manufacturing and retail sectors.

Areas of specialism include: waste prevention, waste logistics and reverse supply chains, packaging and waste management in the food and drink industry, environmental impact assessments, and recycling technologies.  He managed a project to develop and implement an award-winning in-store dispensing system, and has written on the light-weighting of glass containers, the export of cullet, and the economics of glass container manufacture.  His report for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre advises on Best Environmental Management Practice in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector.

Peter's ability to implement Lean principles in the food and drink industry is well known, and evidenced by his work on a number of supply chain optimisation projects.  He also recently completed a comprehensive research paper for Defra on the adoption of Lean techniques in the food, drink and hospitality sectors.

Peter has a BEng in manufacturing systems and a PhD on the influence fluids have on sliding metal surfaces.  He has been with Oakdene Hollins since May 1998 and is now our Chief Operations Officer.


Peter Lee specialises in the following areas:

Food and DrinkHospitalityFurniture