Our Team

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

John Perry

Position: Chairman and 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, good manufacturers and logistics companies.

John Perry

Chairman and 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.

David Howorth

Dave Howorth

Position: Executive Director

Dave heads up SCALA’s Grocery and FMCG Supply Chain Best Practice Forum. He has extensive consulting experience across supply chain strategy, network design and supply chain organisation.

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.

Dave Howorth

Executive Director

Dave heads up SCALA's Grocery and FMCG Supply Chain Best Practice Forum. He has extensive consulting experience across supply chain strategy, network design and supply chain organisation.

Phil Reuben

Phil Reuben

Position: 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 in Suzhou 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.

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 in Suzhou near Shanghai.

Rob Wright

Rob Wright

Position: Executive Director

Rob is a multi-award-winning Logistics Consultant and heads up our major logistics operations consulting projects and our 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.

Rob Wright

Executive Director

Rob is a multi-award-winning Logistics Consultant and heads up our major logistics operations consulting projects and our network optimisation consultancy.

Alison Hobson

Alison Hobson

Position: 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.

Alison Hobson

Client Services Director

Alison has extensive experience in professional and attentive Client and Supplier Relationship Management.

Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith

Position: Executive 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.
He has held senior leadership, director and operational board level roles, encompassing manufacturing supply chain and multi-business integration with responsibilities for P&L, multi-site
operations and customer profitability.

Nigel Smith

Executive Director

Nigel is a wide ranging Business Consultant with expertise in Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing consulting.

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Oliver Cofler

Position: Associate Director

Oliver is a supply chain consultant expert in end-to-end supply chain management, incorporating supply planning, demand planning and inventory optimisation.
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 supply chain consultant with PriceWaterhouse Cooper.

Oliver Cofler

Associate Director

Oliver is a supply chain consultant expert in end-to-end supply chain management, incorporating supply planning, demand planning and inventory optimisation.

David Grahamslaw

David Grahamslaw

Position: Associate Director

David is an industry 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.

David Grahamslaw

Associate Director

David is an industry expert in Logistics Outsourcing and Logistics Contract management.

Keith Newton

Keith Newton

Position: 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

Keith Newton

Associate Director

Keith is highly experienced in supply chain customer service with global experience.

Jane Green

Jane Green

Position: 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).

Jane Green

Senior Consultant

Jane specialises in strategic supply chain modelling and logistics network design consulting.

Rob Johnstone

Rob Johnstone

Position: 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.

Rob Johnstone

Senior Logistics Consultant

Rob specialises in logistics strategy and outsourcing consulting.

David Short

David Short

Position: Senior Logistics Consultant

David is a Warehousing Consultant who is highly detailed and 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

David Short

Senior Logistics Consultant

David is a Warehousing Consultant who is highly detailed and provides expertise in layout plans, processes, systems, capacity and resource evaluations.

Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Position: Warehouse Consultant

Joe is a materials handling and warehousing consultant.

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.

Joe Robinson

Warehouse Consultant

Joe is a materials handling and warehousing consultant.

Leigh Marklove

Position: 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.

Leigh Marklove

Logistics Modelling Consultant

Leigh is an expert in transport and network optimisation consulting.

Kenneth Paine

Kenneth Paine

Position: Logistics Modelling Consultant

Kenneth is an expert in transport and logistics modelling who specialises in network design consulting.

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

Kenneth Paine

Logistics Modelling Consultant

Kenneth is an expert in transport and logistics modelling who specialises in network design consulting.

Ian Maughan

Ian Maughan

Position: 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.

Ian Maughan

Senior Consultant

Ian is a warehouse consultant expert and an experienced Supply Chain professional.

Paul Bebbington

Paul Bebbington

Position: Senior Consultant

Paul is a supply chain consultant who also has wide ranging logistics operations and 3PL contract management experience.

He has extensive experience with ERP implementation, value realization, process improvement, communication and stakeholder engagement through to logistics operations management.

 

He has worked for high profile companies within the Blue Chip FMCG, Bio-Pharmaceutical, and Third Party Logistics sectors.

Paul is an all round professional and has a proven track record of delivering major client benefits and cost savings.

Paul Bebbington

Senior Consultant

Paul is a supply chain consultant who also has wide ranging logistics operations and 3PL contract management experience.

Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Position: Senior Warehousing Consultant

Tim is a highly experienced Warehousing Consultant expert who has  a successful track record of delivering major warehouse change programmes and capital projects.

Tim is a chartered engineer, a lean six Sigma blackbelt and has an analytical pragmatic approach.

Prior to consulting, Tim worked with Kimberly-Clark where he was responsible for managing multi-million pound investment projects.

Tim Cook

Senior Warehousing Consultant

Tim is a highly experienced Warehousing Consultant expert who has  a successful track record of delivering major warehouse change programmes and capital projects.  

Catherine Weetman

Catherine Weetman

Position: Environmental Consultant

Catherine is an expert environmental consultant who is passionate in designing environmentally 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

Catherine Weetman

Environmental Consultant

Catherine is an expert environmental consultant who is passionate in designing environmentally sustainable supply chain and logistics operations.  

Andy King

Andy King

Position: Cargo Handling Consultant

Andy is an expert import-export cargo handling consultant experienced in operations through seaports and airports.

His experience encompasses systems, processes detailed documentation and physical operations including import-export security requirements.

Andy is a member of the UK Government Treasury Team, assessing the practical customs and tax implications of Brexit, and of the MAG airport community committee

He has undertaken numerous projects working alongside cargo service providers, handling agents, airlines and freight forwarders including scanning, ULD management, cargo flows, processes and risk management, through to safe handling and tracking systems.

Andy King

Cargo Handling Consultant

Andy is an expert import-export cargo handling consultant experienced in operations through seaports and airports.

JP Carraud

JP Carraud

Position: Senior Consultant

JP is a specialist Interim Logistics & Supply Chain Manager who complements our consulting team.

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.

JP Carraud

Senior Consultant

JP is a specialist Interim Logistics & Supply Chain Manager who complements our consulting team. 

John Potter

John Potter

Position: Senior Consultant

John is an expert Supply Chain Consultant with extensive experience in managing strategic change and S&OP in the FMCG sector.

He has managed the global implementation of integrated sales and operations planning and undertaken a major supply chain strategy review project for a major brand grocery company.

John was previously European Logistics Director for SC Johnson.

John Potter

Senior Consultant

John is an expert Supply Chain Consultant with extensive experience in managing strategic change and S&OP in the FMCG sector.

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Position: 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.

Phil Jones

Logistics Modelling Consultant

Phil is an expert in modelling and transport consulting.

Mark Fogarty

Mark Fogarty

Position: Senior Consultant

Mark is a Logistics Consultant with a proven track record in identifying and delivering structured improvements and transformational change management across the Supply Chain.

He provides objective insights and solutions with a pragmatic hands-on approach. He brings pace, structure and governance to ensure a lasting legacy with recent example projects including DC developments, SC systems developments, network analysis and optimisation and logistics tender management

He has vast logistics experience ranging from consulting, analysis, operations and change delivery working for Deloitte Consultants, CAST modelling and 3PLs

Mark Fogarty

Senior Consultant

Mark is a Logistics Consultant with a proven track record in identifying and delivering structured improvements and transformational change management across the Supply Chain.

Alison Holt

Alison Holt

Position: 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.

Alison Holt

Finance & Administration Manager

Alison is responsible for SCALA’s policies and procedures.

Tiger Wang

Tiger Wang

Position: 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.

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.

Leo Chen

Leo Shen

Position: Client Development: SCALA China

Leo is highly experienced in the logistics and supply chain management sector including working with major 3PLs.

He has supported multiple projects 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.

Leo Shen

Client Development: SCALA China

Leo is highly experienced in the logistics and supply chain management sector including working with major 3PLs.  

Andy Yang

Andy Yang

Position: 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.

Andy Yang

Supply Chain Consultant : SCALA China

Andy is a supply chain consultant experienced in working for companies with a global footprint.

Tyson Liu

Tyson Liu

Position: 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.

Tyson Liu

Logistics Consultant : SCALA China

Tyson is highly experienced with 20 years in Electronics, Machine and Automotive Manufacturing.

Biao Wang

Biao Wang

Position: SCALA China Advisor

Biao is British Chinese, born in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China 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.

Biao has a UK MBA in International Business Studies.

Biao Wang

SCALA China Advisor

Biao is British Chinese, born in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China and has a deep understanding of Chinese business culture and excellent English.