The company has a senior team who are strong in both consulting and management. The Directors and Senior Consultants have worked strategically at company board level, and have executive experience of leading large business functions. The whole team are experts in their own right in specific operational fields across the end-to-end supply chain.
Our direct commercial business experience enables SCALA to offer board-level business advice and guidance alongside our detailed consulting expertise from sourcing and procurement through supply chain optimisation, the detailed modelling and design of logistics networks and infrastructures, through to warehousing and transport operations.
JOHN PERRY | CHAIRMAN & CEO
John is the Founder of SCALA Consulting. He personally ensures the total commitment of the whole SCALA team to deliver expertise and benefits for all our clients. His expertise and experience range from global logistics strategy consulting through to logistics operational implementation. Prior to SCALA, John was Logistics Operations Director for a major consultancy group. His early career was in industrial engineering; he held senior level logistics, operations and commercial roles with major retailers, food manufacturers and logistics companies.
DAVE HOWORTH | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dave heads up SCALA’s Grocery and FMCG Supply Chain Best Practice Forum. He has extensive consulting experience in supply chain strategy, organisation and network design. He has significant experience of elevating the strategic importance of the supply chain within businesses to drive commercial benefits and ensure future sustainability along with expertise in S&OP, customer collaboration and supply chain planning. Dave was previously Northern European Supply Chain and Logistics Director for General Mills, providing multinational, multi-temperature and multi-channel service.
PHIL REUBEN | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Phil is a Procurement Consulting expert. He also heads up SCALA’s Home Appliance Supply Chain Best Practice Forum and is MD of our JV SCALA China, based near Shanghai. Phil is a highly experienced consultant with specific expertise in sourcing, procurement and negotiation. He has extensive knowledge of the Far East manufacturing market and is a recognised leader and expert in the home appliance sector. Phil was previously European Operations Director with major multinational US and European companies, with a responsibility for total supply chain performance.
ROB WRIGHT | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rob is a multi-award-winning Logistics Consultant and heads up our major logistics operations projects and network optimisation consultancy. He has considerable logistics consulting experience in driving step changes in performance and continuous improvement in cost, service, safety and environmental sustainability. Prior to SCALA Consulting, Rob headed up UK Logistics for a global snack food business and he has a very strong reputation as a leading logistics professional within both grocery logistics and the distribution industry.
ALISON HOBSON | CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR
Alison has extensive experience in professional and attentive Client and Supplier Relationship Management. Alison is often the first point of contact for new SCALA clients and is committed to ensuring new project enquiries are dealt with personally and promptly. She also provides direct liaison with clients on an ongoing basis and is committed to ensuring that all clients have an easy, smooth and accessible relationship with SCALA. Alison is also responsible for organising SCALA’s various Best Practice Forums.
NIGEL SMITH | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Nigel is a wide ranging Business Consultant with expertise in Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing consulting. He has extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and in driving business benefits through supply chain integration and synergies. He has also delivered many projects ranging from physical process and cultural change through creation of a single shared vision and 360° collaboration to drive long-term sustainable future business growth. Logistics operations successes include awarding and managing a £50m logistics contract and implementation of automation and robotics systems.
OLIVER COFLER | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Oliver is an expert in logistics and supply chain management, incorporating end-to-end supply, demand and inventory strategies. He has detailed knowledge of S&OP, which he has implemented across Europe, and is passionate about achieving success through processes, people and cultural change. Prior to SCALA Consulting, Oliver held a number of pan-European supply chain and logistics director roles including with Mondelez and Alliance Healthcare and prior to that, he was a supply chain consultant with PriceWaterhouse Cooper.
DAVID GRAHAMSLAW | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
David is an industry leading expert in Logistics Outsourcing and Logistics Contract management. He has extensive experience of the Logistics Service Provider marketplace including expertise in logistics tender management, supplier evaluation through to contract award, management and contract review. In addition to logistics consulting David has worked at senior board level across the logistics industry both with Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) and working with major blue-chip manufacturers and retailers. David is an accomplished professional, a strong team leader and communicator with well-developed analytical, decision making and negotiating skills.
KEITH NEWTON | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Keith is highly experienced in supply chain customer service with global experience. He combines his role as Associate Director for SCALA with International Secretary General for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Keith has led a number of projects combining technical supply chain developments with cultural change including successful implementation of Demand Driven supply chains. He was previously Customer Logistics Director for Cadbury UK and Ireland and led logistics best practice globally for Cadbury Schweppes.
DAVID SHORT | SENIOR LOGISTICS CONSULTANT
David is a Warehousing Consultant who provides expertise in layout plans, processes, systems, capacity and resource evaluations. He has a background in industrial engineering and has extensive experience and expertise in designing a wide range of DCs and warehouse operations. David also has experience in assessing transport performance and efficiencies. Prior to SCALA Consulting, David led DHL Europe’s industrial engineering function and was a senior supply chain design consultant within the global CRM division.
JANE GREEN | SENIOR CONSULTANT
Jane specialises in strategic supply chain modelling and logistics network design consulting. In addition, she has undertaken an extensive range of assignments across many sectors including project management, operational mapping and re-engineering though to data analysis and manipulation. Her extensive Supply Chain experience covers a broad range of activities and industries both nationally and internationally. Prior to SCALA Consulting, Jane has worked in supply chain consultancies, 3PLs and retail. Jane is a trustee and board member of the CILT (UK).
LEIGH MARKLOVE | LOGISTICS MODELLING CONSULTANT
Leigh is an expert in transport and network optimisation consulting. He combines modelling expertise with practical understanding of transport and warehouse operations. Leigh has extensive industry experience working in operational roles for Wincanton, Marks & Spencer and as a project manager for Asda distribution.
MARTIN ELLIOTT | SENIOR AUTOMATION CONSULTANT
Martin specializes in Automation and will provide specific detailed input on the automation aspects of the design. Martin has worked for more than 30 years in the automation and materials handling industry. He has acquired a great depth of experience in the design and specifying of automated handling systems from high volume to individual item picking and packing. He will provide impartial objective technical expertise and practical experience on the range of equipment being considered.
ROB JOHNSTONE | SENIOR LOGISTICS CONSULTANT
Rob specialises in logistics strategy and outsourcing consulting. He has extensive experience working at a senior level within major Food & Drink manufacturing companies and has also undertaken significant projects in the Food Service sector and with retailers on environmental issues. Rob has expertise in network infrastructure, warehouse design, logistics contract tendering and outsourcing.
JOE ROBINSON | WAREHOUSE CONSULTANT
Joe is an expert in materials handling and warehousing consulting. Recent projects range from design of fully automated warehouses through to detailed process design in smaller warehouses and manufacturing operations including development of simulation models. He has then project- managed new implementations. Joe is a Lean practitioner and an expert in OEE and traceability systems. His experience covers a wide range of sectors including Food, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Airport and Engineering sectors.
KENNETH PAINE | LOGISTICS MODELLING CONSULTANT
Kenneth is an expert in transport and logistics modelling who specialises in network design. His experience covers a broad spectrum of distribution operations from the small to the large and very complex. As well as using computerised modelling systems he is also accomplished in handling and analysing large volumes of data. He has over 16 years’ experience including both consulting and being part of a major 3PLs central solutions design team.
IAN MAUGHAN | SENIOR CONSULTANT
Ian is a warehouse consultant expert and an experienced Supply Chain professional. He is well versed in strategic development and optimisation of warehouse and transport operations, including WMS, stock management, labour management and operational planning as well as modelling and simulation. His knowledge of all aspects of logistics operations allows him to formulate direct benefits through the delivery of fully integrated optimisation and development projects.
TIM COOK | SENIOR WAREHOUSING CONSULTANT
Tim is a highly experienced Warehousing expert who delivers major warehouse change programmes and capital projects. Tim is a chartered engineer, a lean six Sigma blackbelt and has an analytical pragmatic approach. He has also recently undertaken a project creating, implementing and managing a multiple haulier transport solution. Prior to consulting, Tim worked with Kimberly-Clark where he was responsible for managing multi-million pound investment projects.
CATHERINE WEETMAN | ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT
Catherine is a passionate environmentalist who is expert in developing sustainable supply chain and logistics operations. She is vice-chair of the CILT’s environmental and sustainability forum and is recognised as being at the forefront of environmental developments and an advocate of the circular economy. Catherine also runs her own company, Rethink Solutions.
ANDY KING | CARGO HANDLING CONSULTANT
Andy is an expert in International Customs, International Cargo and Aviation Security Solutions. His experience encompasses systems, processes detailed documentation and physical operations around International Global Distribution Supply Chains. Andy is a member of the UK Government Forum assessing the practical customs, logistics and tax implications of Brexit, and a member of the Manchester Airport Community Committee. Andrew works across various Sectors including E-Commerce/Electrical/Food/Pharmaceutical.
JP CARRAUD | SENIOR CONSULTANT
JP is an experienced Interim Logistics & Supply Chain Manager who specialises in implementation and change management. He is focused on developing effective end-to-end supply-chain and logistics operations and has also excelled at restructuring operations and leading cultural change to deliver effective, efficient and robust business operational infrastructures and solutions. JP is also an experienced Project Manager (PRINCE2 Practitioner) who has managed major business change programmes and organisational transformations both on a domestic and international scale.
PHIL JONES | LOGISTICS MODELLING CONSULTANT
Phil is an expert in modelling and transport consulting. His projects range from strategic depot location studies to detailed vehicle routing and scheduling and fleet evaluation studies. He has also developed a number of client specific supply flow optimisation and ‘Cost to Serve’ systems. Phil also has extensive experience of working with Chinese businesses.
ALISON HOLT | FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Alison is responsible for SCALA’s policies and procedures. Together with centralised project governance she is responsible for recording, control and administration of consultant projects including accounts payable and receivable. Alison was previously Head of HR at Moda in Pelle.
TIGER WANG | CO CHAIRMAN SCALA CHINA
Tiger is co-chairman of our JV SCALA China based in Suzhou near Shanghai and he is chairman of the Ocean Enterprise Group. He founded Ocean based in Suzhou in 1998, and has built the company from a 3PL to a full eco-system supply chain company. Ocean has served many top fortune 500 companies investing in China. Tiger has extensive experience in logistics information management and supply chain integration and is committed to developing cultural and commercial communications between Chinese and British companies including mutual Education programmes.
LEO SHEN | CLIENT DEVELOPMENT SCALA CHINA
Leo is highly experienced in the logistics and supply chain management sector. He has supported multiple projects including working with major 3PLs from Regional Logistics through to international transportation and container management. Leo has a Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Project Management. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
ANDY YANG | SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANT SCALA CHINA
Andy is a supply chain consultant experienced in working for companies with a global footprint. He has an advanced knowledge of China customs regulations and has specific expertise in inventory planning, global shipping and inland China transportation. Andy has worked on a number of logistics optimisation projects.
TYSON LIU | LOGISTICS CONSULTANT SCALA CHINA
Tyson is highly experienced with 20 years in Electronics, Machine and Automotive Manufacturing. His background is with companies such as Flextronics, Delphi, Lexy and Norautron covering both China and international operations. He is expert in Lean Management, factory layouts and logistics optimisation, inventory management, quality control systems and total supply chain management. Tyson graduated from the Northeastern University in China majoring in Industrial Engineering.
BIAO WANG | SCALA CHINA ADVISOR
Biao is British Chinese, and has a deep understanding of Chinese business culture and excellent English. Biao worked with SCALA to set up a Chinese office providing local supply chain consultancy and training. In addition, through Biao and his network of relationships, SCALA can provide business information and assist in preparing companies who wish to enter the Chinese market and vice versa, Chinese companies wishing to enter western markets.