Consultants in Logistics

About Davies & Robson

The British economy was facing a downturn after the post war boom ended in 1919. Although unemployment was increasingly growing this did not deter George Davies & Mark Robson, railway freight clerks, from launching their advisory service for freight rates in 1920.

Davies & Robson emerged into the market at precisely the right time. Merely a few months after their start up, the Government introduced the Railways Act of 1921 which saw the fragmented network of local railway companies grouped into four major regional organisations. They quickly noticed a business opportunity stemming from the prospect of a complete revision of rates and charging methods. In 1968 Davies & Robson saw the fundamental change in the licensing system for road transport and the birth of the logistics industry as we know it today.

Davies & Robson consultants have continually worked at the cutting edge of developments in logistics and supply chain management helping companies achieve competitive advantage in an ever changing World. Since its inception the range of services has grown considerably and now encompasses all aspects of logistics and supply chain management including infrastructure modelling and warehousing, transport operations, outsourcing and organisational support and improvement. Today Davies & Robson works with a wide range of domestic and multinational organisations, including users and providers of logistic services, both nationally and internationally.

Davies & Robson has a reputation for producing workable solutions based on thorough research and analysis and practical experience. Directors and Senior Consultants have all held executive corporate positions, with both users and providers of logistics services, reducing the risk of unforeseen consequences as change is implemented.

Our consultant's technical knowledge and wealth of practical experience, coupled with our sound understanding of the wider environmental context, familiarity with the logistics market place, and direct involvement in a broad cross section of industry sectors, give us a clear advantage when delivering solutions and driving real improvements for our clients.

Key Personnel

Brian Templar

Brian Templar

Chairman

A senior practitioner in strategy development and supply chain management, Brian has advised and supported companies such as Apple Computers, Aldi, Acco, Kohler Mira, Nestle, Brett Landscaping, JD Wetherspoon, Eat Café, Rettig, Tragus, Hain Daniels, Nestlé, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Rettig, Wadworth & Company, Hyundai, Toyota, Scott Bader, The Highways Agency, Kumho Tyres, Lavendon, The MoD, and Martin Brower.  His experience has included the development of a wide range of logistics services working at a senior level within Lex, Federal Express, DHL Exel, Norbert Dentressangle and Iveco Ford.  He has extensive experience in outsourcing and in implementing and managing logistics operations for a number of “blue chip” companies within a wide variety of industries.

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Paul Wilson

Managing Director

Having gained solutions and implementations experience in a number of sectors within UK, European and Global 3PLs Paul spent some time improving, moving and closing warehouse operations. He has significant experience design in implementing warehousing and distribution operations for the defence, automotive, medical, food and general industrial sectors.  Paul has worked with and advised UPS, UK MoD, DHL, Movianto, Nestlé, Molson Coors, Fresh Service, Rail Gourmet, MedicAnimal, Lawton Tubes, HellermannTyton and Taylor Wimpey Homes.

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Roger Trigell

Director

Roger is a practical and dynamic logistics and information technology professional with a career's experience in senior logistics and IT positions. He has extensive experience in strategic studies, risk management, the practical application of IT, model formulation, including optimising techniques, the complexities of which his first class honours degree in Mathematics enables him to understand. He has advised and supported companies such as Antalis, Accantia (Health & Beauty), Apple, Barclays, Fowler Welch, Daifuku, Disney, GAC Benair, Government Car Service, H&B Foods, Jet2.com, Macphie, McDonalds, Movianto, Molson Coors, SC Johnson and Yoplait.

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Martin Palmer

Senior Partner

Martin brings a wealth of experience of driving Supply Chain change and innovation delivering tangible benefits for some of the world’s great companies.  Having spent most of his career in the Logistics sector he has worked with some of the largest 3PL organisations and has also worked the IT sector.  The common factor being to finding new ways to rethink Supply Chains and the forces that act on them.  

Martin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and chairs the Aspire Charity which is the global careers foundation of the CILT.

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Nick Weetman

Senior Partner

Nick has a long track record of operational management in supply chain and logistics. He has balanced his career between consulting and running large operations to give him a true understanding of what clients need from their consulting partner. Nick has worked for major blue chip retailers and manufacturers and also a medium sized, private equity backed business. He focuses on providing his clients with solutions that they will be able to implement. His consulting clients have included: The Houses of Parliament, NHS, Tate & Lyle, Reckitt Benckiser, ghd, Evans Cycles. He has experience of managing major IT deployments including SAP.

Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics.

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John Cashmore

Director

John is a senior recruitment specialist with 20 years’ experience. He has managed the search process for key operational logistics and supply chain roles across a wide range of businesses including leading UK brands, SMEs and multi-national organisations. His focus is providing recruitment services based on a sound understanding of the required role, using character assessment as well as technical competence. Clients have included manufacturers, retailers and service providers such as Aggreko, B&Q, easyJet, Halfords, Lafarge, Maersk, Waitrose, Dunbia, Samworth Bros and Skanem.

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Eddy De Jong

Senior Consultant

Eddy is an expert in warehouse design and supply chain modelling. He is a creative thinker who enjoys finding solutions and working in new contexts to bring benefits to clients.  Eddy delivers projects on time and has successfully run his own business. He has gained his broad supply chain and sector experience in the retail sectors of TDG and DHL, the supply chain arm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and an internet start up.  His background in consultancy and third party logistics means that he has both technical and customer facing skills. He is able to engage at various levels of seniority to define customer requirements and is used to working on commercially sensitive projects. Eddy understands the key operational drivers in warehouse and distribution operations and how to apply analytical techniques to identify and quantify operational improvements.  Recent projects include warehouse reconfigurations for online retailers, transport modelling for construction suppliers, process improvement studies for the restaurant trade, and network modelling for a government organisation. 

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Tom Holland

Senior Consultant

A senior logistics planning professional with significant design, operational and project management experience. Tom has a proven record in warehouse and distribution modelling, supply chain benchmarking and management of tendering processes. He has supported a wide variety of companies, including Kumho Tyres, AQA Education, Travis Perkins, Reckitt Benckiser, JD Wetherspoon, The Entertainer, Kohler Mira, Culina Logistics, Tate & Lyle and Hain Daniels Foods.

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Andy Smith

Senior Consultant

Andy has gained a wide experience through holding a number of senior posts within the logistics industry. He has significant experience in strategy development, network modelling, warehousing solutions, outsourcing, operational change and market research across a wide range of market sectors including retail, food and non food manufacturing, petroleum, chemicals, bulk food, defence and home delivery. Andy has advised and supported companies such as Tate & Lyle, Skretting, Wheyfeed, Keystone Distribution, Lavendon, Origin Fertilisers, Norbert Dentressangle, IKO, Fowler Welch Coolchain and Indesit.

andrea harris

Andrea Harris

Senior Consultant

Andrea is a business improvements specialist with end-to-end supply chain experience. She works closely with clients to identify and eliminate non-value adding activity and, through tailored mentoring and project management, ensures management and operational personnel are equipped with essential tools and skills to sustain more efficient operations and implement ongoing improvements.

Having a keen interest in how IT solutions influence the efficiency and effectiveness of material, process and information flows she undertakes Business Analyst assignments ensuring that IT solutions meet the operational requirement and are utilised to best effect.

Andrea has provided support to a number of public and private organisations including Nestlé Waters, Dart Group, ghd, Scott Bader, SSP, Suttons Group, Jet2.com, PJH Group, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, The Houses of Parliament, Ministry of Defence and Zodiac Aerospace.

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Tim Roberts

Senior Consultant

A highly experienced interim manager and logistics planning professional. Tim has significant project management and operational experience and has completed a number of interim management and consultancy assignments for Davies & Robson spanning several years.  His working life commenced in transport with Tibbett and Britten and Lowfield Distribution and his career has progressed to performing a range of warehousing and transport assignments on behalf of Aldi Stores, DHL, Diageo, AstraZeneca, Dell Computers, Golden Acres Petfoods, Mole Valley Farmers and Kumho Tyres.

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