Mike's Career Overview

Mike Garner
Bsc (Hons) Logistics  Tec.Eng.  M.I.L.T

A graduate Logistician with over 25 years experience both within the Logistics and Supply chain arena, working for both ‘In house’and 3rd party operations within the following industries:

Alcoholic Beverages
Food and Non food retailing
Food and Non food Wholesaling
Vehicle Components

Experience extends to all temperature regimes including ambient,short life chill,long life chill and frozen respectively.

Worked with the most ‘state of the art’ distribution facilities to the very basic.

Logistics Expertise

Vehicle Engineering and Fleet Management
Transport and Warehouse Operational Management.
Strategic and dynamic project management from conception thru to delivery.
Simulation and software approval.
Tender formulation and selection
Outsourcing and Logistics procurement (4th Party)
Warehouse layout, design and storage system evaluation.
Facility ‘start up’, relocation and closure.
Facility and Inventory cost and audit management.
Budget preparation and Distribution Management Accounting.
Import and Export documentation procedures and protocol.
Freight Forwarding (Road based)

Supply Chain Expertise

Supplier negotiations and supply chain entry protocol
Product range re alignment
Product life cycles & Exit policy management.
Category Management
Event Stock Management
Supply Chain audit and echelon optimisation.
Forecasting and demand planning
Pareto Analysis
Product availability, simulation and Modelling Techniques.
Short and long Term Inventory Management.

Held various senior management positions both as an employee and as a Consultant. (Garner Logistic Solutions UK Ltd).

Suttons Distribution (Engineer)
Hays Distribution Service (Mgt Trainee)
Scottish and Newcastle Breweries
Lowfield Distribution
Tibbett and Britten Logistics (now DHL)
Iceland Foods (300 retail stores)
Merlin Distribution
British Steel
Kwiksave Food Stores (1,200 retail stores)
Somerfield Food Stores (400 retail stores)
Cautaulds Textiles
Zorbit Babycare
Trafford Brake Service
Metro (the worlds 4th largest retailer)
Makro UK (33 wholesale stores)

In the relevant situations, the following tangible and non tangible deliverables can be demonstrated:

Sound Business Strategy
Tactical Deployment.
Effective & efficient utilisation of assets...... ‘Sweat the Assets’
Cost control
Rationalise/optimise service providers
Change Management
Strong negotiations
Seamless Supply
Shelf Edge Availability
Direct Product Profitability (DPP)

Qualifications attained from:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) BTEC City Guilds of London
St Helens College Phillips Export Training University of Huddersfield


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