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The Team

David Hayward-Browne BSc (ENG) MILT - Director

David has in excess of 25 years’ experience in logistics and materials handling.  He specialises in the design of conventional and automated warehouse and logistics systems. His knowledge and expertise cover the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors both in the UK and internationally.

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and began his career in Storage Equipment and the Mechanical Handling industries. He then focussed on Factory and Contract management before moving on to design and project management for warehousing equipment; this included conveyors, packaging machinery and automated systems. David has worked for manufacturers, contractors and clients globally.

David’s interests include solving problems and finding solutions for clients, coaching and support from initial set-up through to sustainable practical solutions.  Another area of his expertise is as an Expert Witness, he has comprehensive knowledge in all areas and has supported clients on multiple occasions to a successful outcome.  David has published multiple literature and presented on Logistics related matters.

Companies that David has worked for include: JD Williams, Cotswold Outdoor, Argos, Sainsbury’s, Co-op, Muller Dairies, RS Components, Loblaw, Harrods, Dimensions Clothing, Culina Logistics, MJ Refrigeration, B&M Stores, Gardiner Brothers, Tooles Transport, DSGI (Currys), LSA, Johnson & Johnson, Newey & Eyre, Pattonair.

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Graeme Smith M.Sc. MILT - Director

Graeme Smith

Graeme has over 30 years’ experience in materials handling and logistics. He specialises in data analysis and identification of client requirements for the design or re-engineering of conventional, automated warehouses and materials handling systems. His experience covers retail, wholesale and distributive sectors in the UK and internationally.

Whilst in the Army Graeme gained a Master’s Degree in Distribution Technology and Management. His professional focus then evolved to the fields of Storage Equipment and Mechanical Handling. His career took him through operational storage and handling in field force units to depot activities and strategic planning until leaving the Army when he joined LPC where he has been consulting on a wide variety of projects for a diverse range of clients globally.

Graeme specialises in identifying and confirming the requirements from client supplied data or observation and data collection. He progresses by designing, planning and managing the implementation of both conventional and automated warehouses and logistics handling systems. This includes the specification of fit out and handling equipment for clients in a wide variety of industries. All the phases of projects are covered; from concept through design to tendering and procurement, implementation, and testing, right up to handover and ongoing support as required.

Companies that Graeme has worked for include: Muller Dairies, Talking Tables, SAB Miller, Unilever, Tesco, Rich Foods, Bata Shoes, Plumbworld, Alf Mizzi, Sisk, Culina, Nevilles UK, Port of Tilbury, Screwfix, Ras Gas, Setco, Walter Hexagon, Srewfix, Kumo Tyres.

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Jason Tindley MILT - Director

Jason has in excess of 25 years’ experience in materials handling and logistics and specialises in the design of conventional and automated facilities and logistics systems both in the UK and internationally.

He achieved a Diploma in Building Studies at Oxford Brooks University. He then began his career in the Architectural/Civil Engineering Industry after which his career took him through multi-disciplinary engineering practices and environmental design in commercial and industrial properties. This included technical design, specifications and project management.

Jason has a wealth of experience in materials handling and logistics having worked in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors, assisting companies with their logistics challenges and applying best practice when designing or redesigning conventional and automated warehouses.

His strengths are in the design and layout, planning and implementation of facilities in a wide variety of industries through a detailed and collaborative design, including equipment tendering and procurement, construction management and system implementation, Jason also specialises in Project Management therefore offering expertise from conception through to completion ensuring long-term and bespoke designs for clients.

Companies that Jason has worked for include: Poundland, Coop, The Sultan Centre, Baxi, Autoglym, Woolworths SA,  Enotria, DHL, Unilever, Pentons, Screwfix, Culina Logistics, SAB Miller, Atchison Topeka, Truworths SA, Barloworld SA, Associated British Foods, Nevilles, Rich Foods, Alf Mizzi, Screwfix, DyS Chile.

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Jaco Human - Associate Director

Jaco is qualified and experienced in the executive and strategic management across all supply chain functional disciplines. Based in South Africa, he spent the last 15 years in the FMCG manufacturing, energy and mining sectors successfully leading various large scale supply chain strategic, transformation and expansion projects across Africa, United Kingdom and Middle East.

His strategic and tactical expertise has been gained through leading and successfully implementing various  corporate and capital transformation projects including  supply chain strategy development and transformation; global procurement transformation and strategic sourcing; supply chain organisational design; ERP & MRP systems development and implementation;  various route-to-market network design and implementation projects;  supply chain planning and optimisation projects; large  scale capital investment projects in the energy and FMCG sectors; and supply chain investment and optimisation business case developments.

Jaco continues to consult and advise multinational corporates on broad spectrum supply chain optimisation, global logistics & distribution, procurement strategy, strategic sourcing, strategic negotiations and contracting, and organisational restructuring to advance clients towards leading supply chain and procurement enterprises

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Kenneth C. H. Paine BSc  - Associate

Kenneth Paine has a degree in Strategic Management Systems and is well versed in tactical and strategic supply chain modelling and methodology including transport modelling and routing and scheduling spanning over 16 years.  He is totally conversant with DiPS as a facilitating tool having worked in contract logistics gaining considerable experience in strategic network design, network re-engineering, transport modelling, facility location planning and issue of Transport ITT’s.

Projects range from tactical resource requirement calculations for tender replies to internal transport operational reviews to strategic network design and DC location studies

Kenneth is a leading authority in the use of DiPS and supports our clients in identifying optimum facility location modelling, transport fleet requirements through rigorous detailed optimisation analysis.

He has recently pioneered the use of routing and scheduling software for modelling non-emergency patient transport services.  This can also be applied to prisoner transport and other complex passenger routing as well as field engineer scheduling. Additionally, Kenneth has developed spreadsheet based warehouse, production, stockholding and supply chain capacity models.

Kenneth has worked on projects for Glen Dimplex , JCB, North London and St Mary’s Hospital Trusts, Tradeteam, Newey & Eyre and Kwik Fit, McGregor Cory, Castrol, Arco Ltd., Carless Refining and Marketing Ltd, Kerry Foods, W H Smith, Calder Industrial Materials.

Mike Vernon BSc - Associate

Mike has an Engineering degree and has spent his whole career of over 35 years in the automation industry, designing and installing systems within production, warehousing and distribution centre environments.  He has skills ranging from data analysis, concept design, 2D and 3D CAD modelling through to Project Management, with an in-depth knowledge of how to ensure clients’ functional requirements are at the core of the design.

Ensuring a detailed knowledge of the latest technologies available in the market is at the core of the expertise Mike is able to offer.  He has a very broad contact base which is maintained through his links with AMHSA, the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (amhsa.co.uk) of which he is a past-president and continues as Director.  He is also currently President of the British Materials Handling Federation (bmhf.org.uk) which joins the automation industry with fork truck manufacturing, racking, lifting platforms and construction equipment and forms the UK’s route to FEM (fem-eur.com), responsible for lobbying the European Government as well as setting the industry’s safety guidelines through FEM.

Mike has experience with pallet storage systems, Mini-Load AS/RS, shuttle systems, sortation, palletisation, production line systems working in ambient, chill and cold store environments.

Companies that Mike has provided systems or consultancy work for includes Kuehne+Nagel Limited, Ministry of Defence, Unipart Technologies Limited, Pegler Yorkshire, Witron Engineering, Güdel UK Limited, Pirelli, Voith, KP Foods, Grahams Bodycare, Häfele, JD Williams, UKHO, Bradgate Bakery, Lakeland Limited, ColArt (UK and USA) and Great Bear Distribution.