Project specialist: Logistics
Simon has a degree in Transport & Logistics Management and more than 25 years’ experience working within the Distribution, Logistics, Transport and Warehousing sectors. He has worked in both third party and in-house operations from family owned business to the might of DHL, where he worked for the nine years prior to joining ERA.
Simon has an in depth operational knowledge and understanding of logistics, transport and warehousing functions as well as all related processes within Bulk Tankers, Drinks, Electrical Wholesale, FMCG, Multi-Temperature Food, Pharmaceutical and Variety Retail.
During his time with DHL, Simon was part of a team working on the prestigious NHS Supply Chain, saving the organisation more than £1billion over the ten year engagement. During the contract, changes to the layout increased warehouse productivity by 33%. 5% was saved on outside storage costs whilst control and visibility of operations was improved.
After becoming National Contracts Manager at DHL Supply Chain, Simon was responsible for the Morrison’s fuel account. In this role Simon moved c. 3.8 billion litres of fuel annually, from 21 locations to more than 350 delivery points 24 hours a day, all year round. As part of this role, Simon was awarded with a CEO Innovation Award for removing more than £14m worth of working capital held in fuel stocks underground. The project also had ongoing benefits to cost worth 2million litres per week.
His value in working on your behalf comes from applying his expertise and market knowledge to ensure that logistics operations offer the most cost effective solutions possible to meet current and future business needs. It’s only our experts like Simon who, by uncovering the detail, can leverage their own business contacts and experience to ensure their clients receive both best fit and best value from all the available options.
Simon loves a challenge and thinks he’s seen pretty much everything over the years. Give him a call if you’ve got a problem you can’t find a solution to. He’ll be happy to help you work out the best options.