During the last two decades, Phil Ribbins has developed a deep understanding of supply chain planning processes across multiple industries. His passion for improving supply chain performance and helping companies make better decisions led to the founding of Orchestr8.
Phil’s career in supply chain management has included roles as both practitioner and consultant at companies like World Class International, Cable and Wireless, and Arthur Andersen. He earned a Masters of Science in Logistics and Distribution from Cranfield University and a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Economics from Strathclyde University.
Mark Robinson has more than 20 years supply chain management experience both in operations and as a consultant. He has held management positions with Lucas Engineering and Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation and World Class International.
Mark co-wrote the winning submission for the 2002 Supply Chain Council award for Technology Excellence and co-founded Orchestr8 later that same year. He holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physics from Aston University.
Raymond Brown has deep expertise in all aspects of production scheduling and inventory management in lean environments, as well as managing teams of supply chain experts providing services to both manufacturing and service companies. He draws on over 25 years experience when managing client relationships and guiding solution and process design. Raymond holds a diploma from the Institute of Operations Management as well as an M.B.A. from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Stuart Watton has nearly 30 years IT experience at diverse companies ranging from very large multinational banks to small start-ups. During the past 15 years he has specialized in developing web based applications using Microsoft technologies but has a broad knowledge of technical issues, both hardware and software based.
European Client Services Manager
Jean-Philippe Malfètes has been a project manager and sales executive in supply chain management for over 25 years, during which time he worked with customer teams to develop, improve and optimise their supply chains. This experience brought him a deep understanding of customers needs and expectations for their supply chains across multiple industries and countries. Jean-Philippe holds a masters of engineering from ENSEEIHT school (part of Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse) as well as a Masters of Business Administration from HEC Paris.
Melanie Tiersen is an expert on improving end to end Suppy Chain through accelerated system changes and change management. With 20 years of supply chain experience and consulting, she dedicated a lot of time and energy especially to balancing inventory with OTIF. She is a French native and fluent in English. Melanie obtained a degree (BA (Hons) in European Business Administration from Middlesex University as well as a DESEM from CESEM Reims in 1996.
With more than 20 years of operational experience gained within large multi-nationals, Ashley has extensive experience in lean production, supply and inventory planning as well as in managing the teams involved in the various supply chain functions. He is also experienced in leading process change projects and systems implementations and holds diplomas in Computing and IT as well as a BSc (Hons) from the Open University.
NA Business Unit Manager
Charlie Maynard is a trusted strategic and operational adviser to senior executives in a wide range of domestic and international companies. He has nearly three decades of experience in leading the creation of disruptive advantages through the conception, design, and deployment of innovative business platforms. Charlie's career has encompassed all aspects of the supply chain space, including a stint at Manugistics (now JDA), and has focused on productivity and top-line growth. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California-Berkeley.