Profile

Paul is a supply chain strategist with a proven ability to develop and implement operational solutions that deliver substantial results in supply chains and service operations.  His special skill is in blending both people and systems development to improve organisational capabilities and collaboration.  He has a detailed understanding of Reverse Logistics and After Sales Service operations and has worked in global, multi-cultural and challenging situations, including post-merger integrations. Paul has applied systems thinking and Lean principles in start-ups, large multinationals, telecoms, retail, and service industries. He is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner with a passion for helping people and teams to develop their capabilities and potential. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Assignment Projects

Supply Chain Integration: Developed the integration strategy for the supply chains of two German Telecoms operators post merger. This included inventory, logistics, buying and sourcing strategies to achieve significant savings in operational and inventory costs.

Reverse Logistics (returns and repairs): Reduced costs by 15% and improved customer service by designing and implementing a change programme across commercial, operations, sales and service functions and suppliers. The programme involved policy, process and IT changes.

Supply Chain and Supplier Strategies: Developed and implemented supplier development, sourcing and procurement strategies to support business diversification, cost saving (typically 20%) and global consolidation plans.

Change Management: Initiated and developed a radical approach to change within a high street retail environment; based on the application of “hot house” and Lean, the approach resulted in more than thirty change initiatives being implemented in over four hundred stores resulting in a 10% uplift in sales.

Employment History

2014-Current    Consultant, The Consultancy Company

2013-2014          Board Advisor, Gordon Games

1999-2014          Supply Chain and IT Management, Telefonica (O2)

1997-1999           Senior Consultant, Unisys

1987-1997           IT Management, Bradford and Bingley Building Society

Qualifications

MBA (with Distinction) Bradford School of Management

Certified Myers-Briggs Indicator Practitioner