Kenneth Porter

Kenneth Porter is a strategic and operational supply chain consultant with over 25 years successful track record in helping clients develop and improve their logistics activities. Kenneth has extensive experience in using advanced modelling techniques to develop logistics strategies and operational improvements. He is effective at engaging with key stakeholders at all levels and passionate about delivering real benefits to client organisations.

Practice Areas

  • Warehouse process and layout improvement
  • Inventory reduction
  • Transport optimisation
  • Supply chain strategy development
  • Network design for growth/acquisition
  • Outsourcing and third party tendering

Primary Capabilities

Kenneth has experience of best practice in supply chain across a wide range of sectors and uses that knowledge to identify solutions which will add real value to his clients’ operations. His analysis and modelling skills help to quantify the benefits and develop a robust business case for the proposed changes. He takes a flexible pragmatic approach to implementation to ensure that the expected benefits are realised.

Preferred Activities

Working with and supporting management teams to implement improvements in their supply chains which will provide a competitive advantage to the wider business.

Core Offer

  • Delivering operational improvement to supply chain activities
  • Developing logistics strategies to meet future business requirements

Other Disciplines Offered

  • Stakeholder engagement across the business
  • Identification of quick wins to generate team “buy in” and project momentum
  • Skill transfer to operational teams
  • Sharing of analysis tools developed

Primary Sector Experience

  • Retail – fashion, food and non-food
  • Manufacturing and wholesale
  • Life sciences

Areas of Distinctive Performance and Value-Addition

  • Best practice experience
  • Analysis and modelling techniques
  • Team based approach
  • Deep understanding of key sectors
  • Communication skills
  • Developing stakeholder engagement

Notable Case Studies

  • Route to market study for Cadbury to assess responses to the centralisation of retailers
  • Design and implementation of a new central warehouse for medical devices company
  • Operational review for food exporter which identified over €2m of savings
  • Development of logistics strategy for TK Maxx in UK and across Europe

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • MA in Operational Research
  • BSc (first class) in Mathematics and Physics
  • Member Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Member of Operational Research Society

Employment Summary

Director, Total Logistics Supply Chan Consultants 1999 – 2014
Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting 1984 – 1999
Analyst, Air Products 1981 – 1984