GNC Group strengthens Supply Chain Practice

GNC GROUP STRENGTHENS SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTICE

Management consulting firm GNC Group continues to build on its recognised capability by strengthening its Supply Chain practice. GNC Group has appointed leading Supply Chain professional Matthew Webber as Director – Supply Chain, to support current Director Chris Peile in the delivery of a complete Factory to Customer Supply Chain offer.

GNC Group Partner Jamie Downs said:

MATTHEW REALLY ADDS TO GNC GROUP'S SUPPLY CHAIN TEAM, BRINGING STRONG INDUSTRY AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE. HE HAS HAD SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS IN LEADING ORGANISATIONS THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTIVITY BOTH IN AUSTRALIA AND IN ASIA. WE ARE EXCITED WITH THE ADDITION TO OUR TEAM AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CLIENTS TO LEVERAGE THE EXECUTION EXPERIENCE THAT MATTHEW HAS ACROSS THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN – FROM FACTORY TO CUSTOMER

Matthew brings over 20 years commercial experience as a senior leader and consultant transforming businesses within Retail, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Distribution sectors, within Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region. Matthew has successfully led large scale global operations, finance, commercial functions and transformational operational excellence programs, with a strong focus on training and behavioural change to ensure organisational enduring capability. He has worked in organisations such as Kmart, Woolworths, Target, The Reject Shop, and National Foods (Lion).

The appointment bolsters the current capability that sits within GNC Group in Supply Chain. GNC Group has led a number of Supply Chain engagements with leading organisations such as Target, Godfreys, Petbarn, Fantastic Furniture, Stuart Alexander and The Reject Shop.

Chris Peile continues as Director with a renewed focus on Property, DC Design and Builds and optimisation of Domestic Distribution networks. Chris has 20 years of experience spanning manufacturing, consulting and investment banking across blue-chip infrastructure, heavy industry and retail sectors. Since joining GNC Group in 2012, Chris has spent considerable time optimising retailer supply chains and more recently spearheading the sourcing and delivery of property warehousing solutions, from analysis and design, site identification, through to board approval of business cases and delivery of facilities.

GNC Group Partner Luke Ritchie said:

DELIVERING SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY AND COST SAVINGS HAS PROVEN THAT A FIT-FOR-PURPOSE PROPERTY SOLUTION IS CRITICAL. WE FOCUS ON HOW THE PROPERTY DECISION SUPPORTS OVERALL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND UNDERSTAND THAT BY KNOWING YOUR FUTURE PLAN AND MAPPING AN IDEAL NETWORK AGAINST THIS, THE PROPERTY DECISION PATHS BECOME CLEAR. WE ALSO RECOGNISE HOW CRITICAL IT IS TO BE TRULY INDEPENDENT AND OBJECTIVE IN SUPPORTING OUR CLIENTS.

GNC Group is a Melbourne-based consulting firm which has its origins in operational commercial finance within the retail industry. The past year has seen significant growth, with the firm formally opening offices in Sydney and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Now in their seventh year and with a growing team of 56 across three offices, GNC Group continues to expand their portfolio into other industry sectors including government, manufacturing, not-for-profit and utilities. Unlike traditional advisory consulting groups, which provide advice and then leave, GNC Group services extend to the development and execution of strategic initiatives.



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