Supported the implementation of Microsoft NAV Retail ERP and Procurement system. Reviewed Store replenishment processes, recommended /built /tested system settings for achieving high stock availability and the measures to monitor success. Implementation and go-live successful through the busy Christmas period with improvement and optimisation following to achieve full critical stock availability and improved supply chain flow (including direct to store and via central warehouse decisions)

Introduced demand planning and stock replenishment using analytical inventory targets with redefined production cycles that improved customer fulfilment service to 99%. The steady production cycles improved manufacturing efficiencies by optimising the product sequence and extending run lengths. In addition inventory levels reduced in the supply and distribution of these packaged sauces from a central European production facility through increased trust in the historical base demand pattern onto which known promotional, clearance or new product introductions could be added.

Introduced systems and processes for managing the supply chain planning, buying, warehousing and logistics for a new site production start-up that rapidly grew to a £20m pa business. Introduced Just in Time production to cut inventory levels and designed/implemented warehouse procedures, layout plans and management routines.

 During the pandemic Nick assisted regions around Toronto build a resource forecasting model, based on supply chain scheduling principles, to forecast and model the resources needed to ramp up the clinics required for vaccinating the population and then scale down to a normal on-going service 


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