Paul Trudgian


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Paul Trudgian
0121 517 0008
✪ Extensively experienced Consultant and Advisor for supply chain improvement programmes
✪ 17 year track record of improving supply chain performance and driving costs down
✪ Over 50 consulting projects delivered for multinational corporations and SMEs
✪ Engaged at an international level by major organisations listed on the FTSE, ASX & KASE
✪ Experienced in a diverse range of sectors including Defence, Utilities, Oil, & Retail
✪ Directed logistics outsourcing initiatives with a total combined contract value of €1 billion
✪ Highly skilled in the design & delivery of supply chain strategy, including S&OP
✪ Comprehensive understanding of the techniques required for optimising logistics networks

Paul Trudgian Ltd Independent Logistics & Supply Chain Consultant 03/11/2014 - present
TNT Logistics Logistics Development Analyst 01/09/1998 - 31/12/2003
Imerys Supply Chain Project Manager 01/01/2003 - 04/09/2006
Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd Senior Supply Chain Consultant 04/09/2006 - 03/09/2007
LINPAC Allibert European New Product Development Manager 03/09/2007 - 04/08/2008
LINPAC Allibert Divisional S&OP Manager 01/09/2008 - 03/05/2010
Gideon Hillman Consulting Project Director & Equity Holder 03/05/2010 - 03/11/2014

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Paul's services
  • Management consultancy
    Efficient supply chains are critical for a company to achieve it's objectives. As an independent Supply Chain Consultant I help ensure that my clients supply chains are fully optimised and geared towards delivering market leading customer service.
  • Logistics and operations
    As a Supply Chain Consultant I offer an integrated approach to optimising your Supply Chain through specialist skills in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP); Logistics Network Optimisation; Business Modelling; Project Management and Inventory Analysis.
Paul's projects
  • Operations Management
    Systematic and process driven operations management is critical to maintain order and efficiency in manufacturing operations. Well designed operational processes can improve profitability, reduce waste and facilitate improved management of variability.
  • Supply Chain Planning
    Supply chain planning covers the inter-relation of functions at a strategic, tactical and operational level. These functions include customer service, order processing, warehousing, transportation, and inventory.
  • Logistics Outsourcing
    To truly get the best solution from the 3PL market you need to engage providers in an open and collaborative way; you need to ensure they have a full and detailed understanding of how your operation works, and what your vision is for the future.
  • Logistics Network Design
    Over time logistics networks often become fragmented; as territories change, customer ordering patterns fluctuate, business volumes increase or decrease and as companies invest and divest, so the network can lose its efficiency.
  • Inventory Optimisation
    Inventory ensures supply during procurement or manufacturing lead times, but it should additionally protect supply when there are variations to customer demand, supply lead times, supply quantities and supply quality.
Paul's articles
  • Running a Postponement Supply Chain Strategy
    Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) forego running a postponement supply chain strategy because they believe the success and failure of the strategy is entirely dependent upon them having strong purchasing power and economies of scale.
  • Top Supply Chain Management Trends
    The challenges of trying to flourish amidst competition, and the urgency to sustain operations in a volatile economy have compelled businesses to examine their supply chain management processes more closely.
  • Inventory Management Software
    Inventory management software (IMS) helps you to manage stock that you are intending to sell. It is mostly used retail stores to allow businesses to maintain healthy stock levels and sell products to customers at the right price.
  • 3 Cheeky Little MS Excel Tricks You May Not Know
    I think it’s important, whatever stage you are at in your career, that you maintain the skills to undertake the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
  • 7 Common Reasons Your Project is Failing
    If you are a project manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that you deliver business value. If you are failing to meet your aims, it's time to act quickly. Consider these common reasons for failure, and address the cause.
  • Supply Chain Financing (Article 2 of 2)
    Article 1 covered what is meant by the term ‘Supply Chain Financing’. This second article now explores the different advantages of each method and potential future trends in Supply Chain Financing.
  • Supply Chain Financing (Article 1 of 2)
    This is the first in a series of two brief articles looking at what Supply Chain Financing is, what are it's benefits and what future trends we can expect.
  • Sales & Operations Planning – Back to Basics for SMEs
    S&OP is a simple communications process that can really benefit SMEs
  • The Inventory Balancing Act
    Balancing Inventory with Working Capital & Customer Service Targets