Date:01 Oct, 2019
Skills:Project Management, Supply Chain, Consultancy
Project Summary : Operational & Technology Set Up & Migration Planning for a New 3PL Distribution Warehouse
Project budget : £500k
Business case : Confidential
Business Sponsor : Supply Chain Director
Customers Included : Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Hendersons, Musgraves
Client Website : https://kerrygroup.com/consumer-foods/
Since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union following the referendum on 23 June 2016, there has been a degree of uncertainty about what that means for businesses who trade across the borders between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
That includes East/West trading routes between R.O.I. and G.B., as well as North/South trading routes between R.O.I. and N.I.
As a business with manufacturing centres in R.O.I., G.B. and N.I., the Kerry Foods business had potential exposure to new trading tariffs on consumer dairy and meat products, which due to an efficiently rationalised manufacturing and supply chain base, crossed these borders regularly prior to delivery to customers and consumers.
To mitigate the financial risk of any tariffs, a project was initiated to create a new distribution warehouse in Belfast, N.I., in addition to the continued distribution operations based in Dublin and G.B.
Vitally, this would also allow Kerry Foods to continue to guarantee the flexible delivery of fresh chilled produce to their customers, regardless of any delays that may have been caused by creating customs and veterinary paperwork, or undergoing customs inspections at land or sea border crossings.
In my role as Project Manager, I was accountable for the smooth delivery of this initiative, with a broad remit across the following areas:-