David Hayward-Browne BSc (ENG) MILT – Director

David Hayward

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.

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.

Jason Tindley MILT – Director

Jason Tindley MILT

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.

Kenneth C. H. Paine BSc  – Associate

Kenneth C. H. Paine

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.