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.

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.

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.

WMS Implementation.

Coaching & Mentoring  Implemented ProAct WMS for a Retail Logistics Provider

  • Successfully implemented multi-user WMS implementation.
  • Created the definition of business needs to enable core modules to be adapted.
  • Full UAT including creation of test scripts for multiple client operations each with their own idiosyncrasies.
  • Managed test teams for the full test cycle Dev / Test / Fix / Test / Release.
  • Managed internal stakeholders and the supplier relationship.

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.