Sales Margin Improvement Programme.

 Sales & KAM Logo Conducted a major sales ‘Margin Improvement Programme’ for a global overnight documents, parcels and freight company.

  • Revised pricing tariffs to attract quality revenue traffic and detract low value business for International Road Freight, Parcels and Document services.
  • Implemented a ‘road show’ visiting all sales offices and reviewing discounting policy – improved margin by 10%.
  • Introduced a market price review process (historically discounts given on the salesperson’s recommendations).
  • Introduced volumetric checking of freight at hubs.

European JiT Automotive Collection Service.

SCM Logo Implemented and ‘scaled up’ a European JiT automotive collection service.

  • Converted infrequent EXW shipments to regular/daily/hourly JiT shipments.
  • Conducted cost down negotiations with automotive suppliers (all tiers).
  • Carried out process mapping of supplier operations to identify and eliminate waste.
  • Introduced dynamic network reviews.
  • Implemented RTP to support sequencing and Kanban operations.
  • Used network/round-robin and FTL solution according to supply/demand/geographic needs.
  • Integrated sub-programmes for individual product launches.
  • Annualised value of c£12m.
  • Achieved 10% cost reduction.

Business Restructure & Reorganisation.

Coaching & Mentoring  Managed the merger of commercial teams and processes for a Global Freight and Parcels Carrier.
  • Managed the commercial merger of TNT Express Europe, TNT Skypak and XP Express Parcels.
  • Increased Gross Profit by 2% through ongoing review of commercial pricing and sales policy and implementing focused schemes and programmes.
  • Improved revenue quality by implementing commercial training for field sales teams.
  • Conducted competitor activity, route and market analysis in order to determine price and margin expectations.

New Store Opening Programmes.

SCM LogoDeveloped and implemented innovative new store opening programmes for the UK’s leader grocery retailers’.
  • Set up a supplier consolidation centre.
  • Introduced order expediting and supplier management services.
  • Created bespoke store opening programmes by dept.
  • Reduced logistics cost by c25%.
  • Reduced capital asset shrinkage by c30%.
  • Reduced store opening lead time by 1 day.

SAP Report Suite Implementation.

Coaching & Mentoring  Introduced SAP Reporting Suite for Major Publisher.

  • Created the definition of business needs to enable core modules to be adapted.
  • Full UAT including creation of test scripts for complex sales algorithms.
  • Managed client’s test teams for the full test cycle Dev / Test / Fix / Test / Release.
  • Managed internal stakeholder relationships.