Shipping Offices for Major Food Manufacturer.

Change Management  Set-up Shipping Offices for a major food manufacturer.

  • Set up an export office following MBO of a division of a global food conglomerate.
  • Ergonomic design of office layout along with furniture and equipment.
  • Implemented processes to ensure all export orders were managed across multiple factories to strict timelines.
  • Ensured compliance with all legislation and requirements including Letter of Credit process and compliance with IBAP.
  • Liaised with HMRC to enable Local Export Control (LEC).
  • Negotiated with freight forwarders and shipping lines to implement shipping routes for go live.

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.

Freight Control Towers.

SCM Logo Set up Freight Control Towers for three major manufacturers.

  • Set up freight management, audit & expediting services from the same offices.
  • Implemented customs and tax using deferment measures to improve cash flow.
  • Introduced inventory visibility & reporting.
  • Freight audit – reducing freight costs by 10-15%.
  • Bulk product audit – reduced billing errors by 7%
  • Container flow management – reduced demurrage and increased stock availability by c3 days.

Inbound Supply Chain Set-Up.

SCM Logo International Inbound Supply Solution for a Global Personal Care Manufacturer.

  • Designed and implemented a pan-European supply network for cosmetics produced at a new facility in the Far East.
  • Implemented a network of de-consolidation centres across Europe.
  • The incoterms were EXW to enable solid commercial management of all aspects of the service.

Global Supply Chain Set-Up.

SCM Logo Global Supply Network design and implementation for a global blue chip personal care products manufacturer.
  • Designed an implemented a network to supply cosmetic products across the world from a single source plan in South America.
  • Solution included coordinating small volumes to meet factory MOQ and container fill needs.
  • Implemented a network of de-consolidation centres.
  • Introduced a commercial model to meet the needs of individual Marketing & Sales Organisations (MSO) including demand flow, currency fluctuation and cost to serve ratios.
  • Cost to serve modelling from factory to warehouse by event to enable value engineering; – Factory – Inland Transfer – Port – Ocean – Port – Customs Clearance – Taxes – Linehaul – Handling – Storage.