Stephen has extensive experience in: the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing sectors, covering the entire supply chain from procurement, forecasting, inventory management to warehousing and distribution operations.
His senior management experience includes positions in Unilever (UK and European procurement and supply chains). He was Services Director for Exel Europe, with a brief that included procurement, risk, health and safety and legal. He was SVP Operations at Procurestaff, where he introduced web-based processes to provide an innovative outsourcing service for temporary recruitment. He has acted as a procurement and supply chain interim Director for a High Street retail group.
He has designed, developed, negotiated and implemented large scale purchasing and outsourcing contracts in several industry sectors in the UK and across Europe, and has driven large scale procurement and supply chain audits that have generated substantial savings. He has built inventory forecasting models for clients, and full discounted cash flow and cost to serve models for warehousing and distribution operations in the manufacturing and retail sectors; he has completed a materials management IT systems specification for a Middle East Utility. He acts for clients in the ITT, negotiation of contract processes in the outsourcing of their warehousing and distribution.
Stephen is a Director of Bisham Consulting, the immediate past Honorary Secretary and Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International. He has been Chairman of the Board and Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), a past chair of the CILT Supply Chain Faculty. He is an Honorary Fellow of the CILT. He is a Colonel in the Engineer and Logistics Staff Corps and a Commissioner of the Independent Transport Commission. Also an honorary Professor of Logistics and Engineering at the University of Nanjing, PR China.