New appointment - Global Supply Chain Manager
Red Arrow announce the appointment of Dave Walker into the new position of Global Supply Chain Manager in our China office.
We are pleased to announce this new supply chain role which will further expand the company’s operational excellence program and keep pace with their customers growing needs.
Dave will be responsible for Red Arrow’s Global Supply Chain, including developing innovative cost and quality improvement strategies that leverage the company’s procurement and production platforms. This will include carrying out even more stringent quality checks at manufacturing sites, the development of innovative, cutting edge products and a reduction in “out of stock” lines to increase our product range and stock holding to increase the quantity and quality of the products available to our customers.
Dave Walker stated, “Red Arrow has built an industry leading supply chain with an extremely talented team. My role is to continue developing competitive advantages that get high quality products delivered to our customers faster, at an overall lower cost.”
Dave will be a great asset to the Red Arrow Team as he brings to the role more than thirty years of leadership experience in manufacturing and operations management. Before joining Red Arrow, Dave spent more than fifteen years in Asia working at a senior level within supply chain. In recent years this included coordination of the supply chain for IKEA electrical appliances and accessories within mainland China where he expanded the division’s complete operations, including Product Development, Design, Planning, Purchasing, Quality Control, Compliance and Distribution.
Steve Bricknell, Managing Director of Red Arrow commented “Dave is a results driven professional with significant experience in leading global strategic initiatives, in both South America and South East Asia. We are proud to have him join our team.”
Red Arrow have already seen a positive change in their supply chain since Dave joined the company and are excited about how he will support our business growth by being able to deliver more to customers throughout 2017 and beyond.