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.

Sample Project Assignments

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          SC Johnson, Global Logistics COE

2007-2013          SC Johnson, European Logistics Director

2003-2007         Allied Bakeries, Director of Supply Chain

2000-2003         Diageo plc, Supply Chain Director

1998-2000         Diageo plc, Supply Chain Development Director

1995-1998          United Distillers plc  Product Supply Director

1987-1989          Philips Electronics, Materials Manager

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