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Randal is particularly familiar with the techniques and approaches required to balance the demands of cost control and customer service, and he has a solid understanding of quantitative mathematical techniques for improving distribution network operations.

His clients include many of the largest and best known companies in Ireland and abroad including, for example, Unilever, Guinness Ireland, Quaker Oats, Becton Dickinson, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, British Tissues, Eircom, Cuisine de France, Tayto, Odlums, Ulster Dairy Farmers, Musgraves, BWG, Bord Bia and Dairygold.

Assignments he was principally involved in, include, among others:

  • The development of a European Logistics Strategy for a multinational health care company with headquarters in France
  • The management of logistics/marketing improvements for a pet food manufacturer in Germany
  • A highly successful distribution network analysis for a major UK Brewer resulting in significant annual savings in transportation costs
  • Directing efforts to develop a comprehensive load planning system which was implemented in a major consumer goods company
  • Re-engineering the supply chain for a number of major food production, retail and distribution companies in Ireland to address the challenges presented by centralised distribution
  • Identifying and realising logistics cost benefits through a detailed analysis of the service versus logistics cost trade-off
  • Benchmarking the logistics costs of various companies in Ireland
  • The introduction of Port Community Systems for Port Authorities in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Poland, as part of an EU funded initiative.

Randal holds a MSc in Operations Research from the University of Sussex; a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.
He has authored many articles and reports on SCM including ‘The Impact of Centralised Distribution on Irish Distributors and Agents’, ‘The Logistics Capabilities of Enterprise Ireland’s Client Companies’, a number of chapters in the book ‘Perspectives on SCM and Logistics’.

He is a past president of the Operations Research Society of Ireland and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

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