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Richard Duffy

Prior to moving into consultancy some years ago, I worked for two of the big four retailers in the UK in senior Supply Chain and Logistics positions. At Hatmill I’ve supported numerous businesses, performed future capacity reviews and five-year plans, leading the design and build of new automated depots, to aiding organisations to reduce capital expenditure across the UK, Europe and the USA. The role I am especially proud of however has been to head up the new PPE Planning Supply Chain team for the DHSC and NHS during the Covid-19 crisis.

Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancy to IT transformational programmes

Although I’ve predominantly been involved in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry, over the last 20 years I have also had the opportunity to support business and IT transformational programmes, both in the UK and the USA.

Prior to moving into consultancy some years ago, I worked for two of the big four retailers in the UK in senior positions.

I have helped organisations in a number of ways during my time at Hatmill. From performing future capacity reviews and five year plans with various boards, leading the design and build of new automated depots, to aiding organisations to reduce capital expenditure across the UK, Europe and the USA. The role I am especially proud of however has been to head up the new PPE Planning Supply Chain team for the DHSC and NHS during the Covid-19 crisis.

Prior to consultancy, I performed various roles within the retail sector, including heading up a productivity department that had a £400m annual spend, leading the logistics transformation for a major retailer, supporting Wal-Mart’s international system development strategy, being site manager for a multi temp site employing 750 people (ambient, chill, produce, transport, HR and VMU), and setting up a wholesale deal with Amazon for a major retailer in the UK.

The role I am especially proud of however has been to head up the new PPE Planning Supply Chain team for the DHSC and NHS during the Covid-19 crisis.

By improving their demand forecast, we helped one client save £3m in agency staffing costs (that’s an 18% reduction).
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