• Fraser Forbes

    Interim Supply Chain Director

  • Fraser Forbes

    Interim Supply Chain Director

    Need help with your business transformation? Missing an Executive in a key role at a critical time? Trying to recover your supply chain from a man-made disaster?


    I offer a versatile solution.


    Having gained multi-sector experience of supply chain and operations improvement in manufacturing, wholesale, retail, ecommerce, healthcare, medical device and defence sectors, I can bring a wealth of experience to bear on your challenges.


    As the Chief Commercial Officer of a global carrier once said to me,


    "Fraser, you are like The Sheriff, you sort out the bad stuff, organise the good stuff and ride on to the next town..!"


  • Engage. Understand. Fix. Stabilise. Grow.


    My approach to solving your supply chain challenge is empathetic, direct and sustainable.

  • Assignment examples

    Wincanton plc

    Interim Operations Director 

    Retail logistics for Screwfix Trade Counters and e-commerce fulfillment of B2C and B2B demand through NDCs at Stoke and Stafford. Sustain and improve service and cost to serve through a period of rapid growth, develop the team and prepare future plans for capacity growth and network development.

    Connect Education & Care

    Interim Supply Chain Director 

    E-Commerce retailer supplying everything for a classroom, predominantly in UK primary and secondary schools. Fix and stabilise fulfillment operations, develop management team and my successor and then negotiate enhanced service and cost savings with a tender for a national parcels contract.

    Covidien, now part of Medtronic

    Interim Sales Operations Director 

    Multi-billion dollar, healthcare and pharmaceutical business supplying hospitals and clinics worldwide. Rebuild back office operations across Europe for handling public and private tenders, contracts and pricing and then integrate the sales operations function with the newly centralised customer services centre in Dublin.

  • Recommendations

    Don't take my word for it

    Glenn Leech

    Board Member at Connect Group plc

    Fraser joined us at a difficult time and lead an intensive service recovery effort to take us through Peak trading. Fraser's supply chain insight and strong leadership were instrumental to our service performance. He was incredibly well suited to the role, receiving glowing unsolicited feedback from all stakeholders including the Connect Group PLC Board. Working with Fraser was a pleasure!

    David West

    Chief Financial Officer at Covidien

    Fraser has extremely good subject knowledge and has been able to use this to provide and implement practical solutions. Good problem solver. Highly recommended.

    Roger West

    Director of Inventory Management

    I worked with Fraser at the MOD and was very impressed with his ability to deal with complex issues in a calm and diligent manner, bringing key stakeholders with him on the journey. He is dependable, energetic and fun to work with and has very high standards of professionalism.

    Paul Durkin

    Business Unit Director, Home & DIY, Wincanton plc

    Fraser is a skilled and articulate Supply Chain leader, able to relate to colleagues at all levels. Fraser's versatility and work ethic stand out. I would have no hesitation to recommend Fraser and am genuinely grateful for his support during our time working together on the Screwfix contract.

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  • How may I help you...?

    Drop me a line, or call me direct to discuss how I can be of assistance in meeting your supply chain challenges.

    UK: 07733 899 080

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