Consultants in Logistics

About Davies & Robson

About Davies & Robson

History

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.

Cutting Edge of Logistics

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.

Practical Solutions from Industry Experts

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, 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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Nick Weetman

Director

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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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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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.

Paul Barnard

Paul Barnard

Partner

Paul Barnard has a proven track record in operational, change project management and purchasing roles gained over 30 years in the logistics industry, working across multiple sectors for blue chip manufacturing and retail organisations including Tesco, Arla Foods and Jaguar Land Rover. Paul has developed multi-site logistics network strategies, delivered major insourcing /outsourcing projects and programme managed the construction, commissioning and operational start-up of international logistics facilities and infrastructure. This breadth of experience enables Paul to quickly assess and understand client needs, identify key business drivers, and deliver performance and process improvements that support business growth and profitability. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Martin Palmer

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.

Andrea

Andrea Harris

Senior Consultant

A business process improvement specialist, with a Lean manufacturing background and end-to-end supply chain experience across manufacturing, wholesale, retail and service sectors.  Andrea supports organisations' change programmes through the application of:

  • Lean tools: to evaluate the current state, identify the root causes of issues and qualify opportunities for improvement
  • Business Process Analysis: to ensure future state solutions fit the operational requirement and underpin efficiency, quality and standardisation
  • Project Management techniques: to fulfil project management or project assurance tasks (PRINCE II)

Andrea has provided support to a number of public and private organisations including Nestlé Waters, 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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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.

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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.

Andrew Dickinson

Andrew Dickinson

Senior Consultant

A business process design and data analytics specialist, with broad experience developing business processes, to create fully optimised future state solutions. With expertise in solutions design, process design and complex data analysis, he creates innovative supply chain solutions to deliver new business growth and drive efficiency savings across sectors globally. Andrew has worked with Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Telefonica, M&S, Metropolitan Police and the MoD.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee

Consultant

An experienced consultant in logistics, IT & Finance with strong project management and analytical skills. Tom has provided analytical and practical support to a number of major clients including DX, Connect, Aldi and Taylor Woodrow. As part of the Nottingham Tram Extension Tom managed the consolidation centre for Davies & Robson on behalf of Alstom/Taylor Woodrow.

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