March 1st, 2018
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.
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.
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
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