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John Howlett

Director - International Supply Chain at MIQ Logistics

Staines, Surrey, United Kingdom
Logistics and Supply Chain
  1. John Howlett Supply Chain Ltd,
  2. DHL,
  3. Hitachi Europe
  1. Kingston University
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Kingston University

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A business unit leader and outstanding Business Development Vice President within the supply chain arena with extensive experience developed within the global end to end logistics environment. A highly impressive proven leader with an unparalleled record of achieving outstanding results for global blue chip organisations. I have extensive experience of delivering successful projects with many major companies and corporations from a business and relationship development perspective in most major geographic regions including Asia, Europe and North America. I have a first class reputation for exceeding targets of growth and profitable development across a wide variety of industry sectors. Extremely strong relationship management and business development skills, Exceptional understanding of customer needs and their potential cost-saving opportunities

Leads trains and motivates a dynamic diverse team, re-engineering supply chains and creating innovative, customer-focused global supply chain solutions, which address complex logistical and operational issues in a fast-moving, multi-faceted environment. This has all lead to major cost savings and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Specialties: End to End Supply Chain, Business Development, Customer Engagement and Relationship Management, Business transformation, full P&L, Integrated end to end supply chain solutions, leadship skills, Growth, Asian Sourcing, Retail & Consumer


Director - International Supply Chain

MIQ Logistics
– Present (3 years 2 months)London

Leadership and Strategic role developing the International Supply Supply Chain product within MIQ Logistics.
Focusing on delivering savings, customer value and innovation across end to end supply chain.

Independent Supply Chain Consultant

John Howlett Supply Chain Ltd
(1 year 7 months)

VP International Supply Chain Europe / Global Business Development Head

(7 years 5 months)Global

Create and drive differentiation between DHL and its competition through creating and communicating new end to end value propositions and new solution and service offerings - working with existing Exel Supply Chain and Global Forwarding teams across Products and Geographies.
Ownership of the ISC ‘product’ in Europe plus co-ordination of the roll out of the ISC integrated supply chain product across Europe – support of the global ISC roll out across Europe, Americas and Asia.
Management, Development and Delivery of the overall strategy, direction and development of International Supply Chain solutions across European Business Units (principally Retail and Consumer) including relationship management (external and internal), delivery of growth revenue and profit targets

Business Operations Director

Hitachi Europe
(5 years 5 months)

Pivotal role managing supply-chain operations, and £30m budget with P&L responsibility, providing key strategic input to meet evolving needs of the business. Responsible for three key strategic groups, extending from suppliers in the Far East to end-user customers located across Europe.
Operated from the European headquarters, managing a number of highly trained staff to (ISO9000) and a network of six regional offices. Created culture of excellence in supply chain and constantly re-engineering three complex logistical systems to achieve the highest standards of quality and performance in planning, procurement, customer service and final physical delivery.

Developed close partnering agreements with global OEMs through extended enterprise
and collaboration. Customers include IBM, Gateway, Dell, HP and Sony, together with European distributors and retailers - DSG, Powerhouse and Argos, also with specialist dealers, end-users and major third-party logistics providers.

Service Parts & Supplies Manager

Toshiba Information Systems UK Ltd
(7 years)


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Kingston University

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