Profile

David is passionate about implementing major change programmes involving process, technology and organisational redesign in multi-site national and global corporations to improve customer service and substantially reduce costs.  He has a proven track record of assessing the situation, developing strategies and implementing them across EMEA, Asia, North America and Latin America.

He has applied his expertise in assignments covering S&OP, customer supply chain, procurement, managing outsourced logistics with 3PL and 4PL partners and deploying Lean Methodology within Shared Service Centres. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Project

SC Johnson:  Developed the practical detail and implemented a new European distribution network strategy, consolidating country DC’s into 3PL managed regional hubs delivering savings of over $20M.

SC Johnson: Identified and implemented a Lean excellence methodology to develop global Shared Service Centre teams to improve inventory transaction flows between SAP and 3PL’s.

Allied Bakeries: Implemented weekly S&OP process between Sales, Central Planning and Manufacturing to improve forecast accuracy and manage demand peaks regarding retailers promotional activity.

Allied Bakeries: Instigated and implemented an in-vehicle telematics system (fleet of  950 vehicles) to provide real time vehicle tracking enabling enhanced customer service and improved route efficiencies saving £1.6M pa.

Diageo: Improved the Global Trade Strategy process to be realistic and achievable enabling targeted Marketing campaigns. Facilitated implementation in Korea, South Africa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Greece.

Employment History

2015-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2014-2015 Global Logistics COE, SC Johnson
2007-2013 European Logistics Director, SC Johnson
2003-2007 Director of Supply Chain, Allied Bakeries
2000-2003 Supply Chain Director, Diageo plc
1998-2000 Supply Chain Development Director, Diageo plc
1995-1998 Product Supply Director, United Distillers plc
1987-1989 Materials Manager, Philips Electronics

Qualifications

Chartered Engineer
Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Member of the Institute of Operations Management
Fellowship in Manufacturing Management, Cranfield University
MA (Hons) Engineering Cambridge University