Richard has spent over 25 years leading sales and account teams, in both Consumer and Solution sales.  He joined Voiteq just over three years ago to head up the UK team, and has supported the engagement across a wide range of customers ranging from Tier 1 retailers to medium sized regional specialists in a number of verticals. It is from that range of experience in diverse customer base that Richard will present today’s selection of short case studies.

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In his role as a Business Consultant at DynaSys, Gary helps clients to meet their strategic and operational objectives through using the DynaSys suite of Supply Chain Planning tools.

He has a background as an implementation Consultant where he developed Forecasting, Promotion Management and Planning systems for the likes of Warburtons, L’Oreal, Moy Park & Fox’s  Biscuits. Prior to this he also worked in operational Demand Planning and Supply Chain roles for 10 years in the Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Industrial sectors.

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Derek is the General Manager of Unipart’s Supply Chain Consultancy.  He and his team provide strategy, design and implementation services to Unipart’s operational and consulting clients.  He has wealth of operational and consulting Supply Chain related experience gained in ‘blue-chip’ organisations across a range of sectors.  His clients have included ASOS, Dell, Innocent Drinks, London Underground, the NHS, Samsung, Sandvik, Vodafone, Shell (both up and downstream) and several of the UK’s water utilities.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Derek was the European Logistics and Supply Chain Management Director for one of the world’s most iconic brands. In this role he was instrumental integrated planning and control systems, restructuring the supply chain and delivering steps change performance improvements.


Mark Lucas has worked in predominately  in procurement  but also sales for over thirty years. In the eighties and early nineties he began his purchasing career in the UK construction industry hiring plant, then mobilising materials for a number of building contractors specialising in passive fire protection, dry-lining and suspended ceilings.  During the latter part of the nineties he entered the world of local government working, gaining his first experience of EU Procurement Directives, working  for a business unit supplying goods and services to schools and local authorities. Since 2002 Mark has worked for Nottingham Trent University in it’s Procurement Department, initially as Senior Buyer but since  2005 as purchasing Manager leading a select team of procurement professionals, currently managing a non-pay spend in excess of £90M. Over the past ten years he has been heavily involved in the  University’s investment in the re- generation  of it’s Estate  to the tune of £350M.  He is an active member of the  collaborative consortium based procurement and shared services initiatives. He also chaired the HE National Postal Working for over 6 years.


Mark Gaw has been with E H Booths for the last 6 years where he is currently Head of Supply Control, responsible for ordering the full range of stocked products. During his time at Booths, he has led various projects including “Improving Shrinkage” – through identifying product and supply chain efficiencies – and the introduction of a new forecasting system, Relex – where individual line forecasts drive end-to-end supply chain orders from supplier to depot to store. Prior to his time at Booths, Mark was at Tesco where he held a number of roles from Store Manager to Space, Range and Merchandising Project Manager.


Mark has 20 years of experience in end to end supply chain delivery.  Most recently he has been responsible for the management of O2 Recycle, the UKs biggest mobile device trade-in scheme.  Mark is especially enthusiastic about growing the value of supply chain through differentiated services underpinned by appropriate commercial models.  Mark lives in the Yorkshire Dales with his wife and 3 children, where he enjoys exploring the countryside and being out-skilled at football by his sons.


Jason has over 12 years senior leadership experience within manufacturing and retail supply chains privileged to have been part of both the Dixons Retail and Halfords journeys. His experience including, warehouse management, returns management, transport through both 1 man & 2 man and fulfilment through both DC’s and direct from vendors. His specialties include change, people development, operational transformation and delivery excellence and he is passionate about fulfilment where the “customer’s expectations are delivered, both today and tomorrow” and how fulfilment can add value and innovation to retail supply chains.



“One of the Region’s Supply Chain Leaders”
China Supply Chain magazine CHaINA

“One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics”
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Clients have engaged Mark Millar as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at more than 400 corporate events, customer functions and industry conferences across 23 countries.
Author of “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems” published by Kogan Page of London and sold in over 35 countries, Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is recognised in the ‘China Supply Chain Top 20’, as one of ‘Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics’ and in the 2014 USA listing of ‘Top Pros-to-Know in Supply Chain’.
Mark leverages over 30 years global business experience to provide value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies.
His ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ series of corporate briefings, consultations and seminars deliver practical knowledge and educated insights that help companies navigate the complex landscapes in Asia, develop new business opportunities and make better informed business decisions.
Mark serves as Chairman of the Logistics Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and regularly participates in supply chain and logistics events around Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Myanmar.


Jim has held this position at Warburtons since 2008 and is responsible for a central planning team within a transport network delivering freshly produced bakery products to over 18,000 individual retail outlets each day, 7 days a week, 362 days a year. As part of the end-to-end Supply Chain team, he has developed the distribution planning function to incorporate the use of vehicle scheduling software and tracking systems to deliver sustainable improvements in efficiency and customer service.
Jim’s career in logistics and supply chain management began over 20 years ago with operational roles at Bullens (specialised/technical transport) and then Cearns & Brown (foodservice). Whilst at Cearns & Brown, he helped to create and develop the National Transport Planning function, and subsequently transferred this methodology to Brakes, following on from acquisition. This role was further enhanced to incorporate integrated planning processes for network optimisation, new business planning and the efficient integration of further business acquisitions.
Currently, Jim’s primary focus is centred on distribution strategy (within an ever changing retail landscape), route to market, customer logistics management and continuous improvement within the distribution operation at Warburtons. He is a qualified Prince2 practitioner and has significant expertise in the use of vehicle scheduling systems and distribution modelling principles.


Richard Locke is Head of Merchandising and Analytics for General Merchandise at Ocado. His responsibilities are split across Merchandise Planning, Web Trading, and Analytics for all general merchandise categories on, (a pet site), (a kitchen and dining site), and an upcoming beauty retailer in partnership with Marie Claire.
Richard has been with Ocado for four and a half years, joining as a Business Development Analyst in 2011 to help build-up the freshly created General Merchandise division. Before joining Ocado Richard was a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman where he focused on the retail and rail industries.
Richard studied Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge where he achieved a BA and MEng.