Marc Bell

Marc Bell

Objective

Deliver elegant solutions to complex supply chain problems, facilitating revenue generation and cost reduction in my firm.

Summary

As an experienced supply chain director, with extensive business engineering skills, my career portfolio includes successful supply chain implementations in a variety of consumer industries: 

  • computers
  • watches
  • luxury goods
  • luxury audio equipment.

Hard skills include:

  • Operational purchasing, planning, production, quality, warehousing, logistics, distribution, import/export
  • Strong IT and systems coverage including ERP, MRP, forecasting, SOP and business intelligence
  • Exceptionally well structured in the organisation and execution of projects
  • Strong systems analysis approach to value chain engineering.

Soft skills include

  • People empathy and sensitivity
  • Positive energy and drive to deliver results under demanding conditions

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Head of Logistics

Calvin Klein Watches

Design, manufacture and distribution of fashion watches and jewelry

  • Worldwide planning, forecasting, inventory
  • Swiss factory production planning, purchasing, quality, subcontract manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, distribution, customer service
  • Identify and target organisational weaknesses
  • Build supply chain metrics and statistical process control charts
  • Analysis and cleanup of forecast, SOP, MPS and MRP
  • Move European customer service to Switzerland
  • Create a standalone quality control team in Hong Kong
Feb 2007 - May 2008

Production Director

Goldmund Geneva

Design and manufacture Luxury Home Entertainment Systems

  • Factory responsibility for purchasing, assembly, test, quality, logistics
  • Meet demanding financial and revenue objectives
  • Stabilise and rebuild the supply base
  • Establish subcontract manufacturing to increase fliexibility
  • Increase turnkey manufacturing to improve case flow
  • Internal restructuring to reduce fixed costs
Oct 2001 - Feb 2007

Supply Chain Manager

TAG Heuer SA

Worldwide responsibility for product planning, forecasting, inventory

Swiss production planning, subcontract manufacturing, warehousing, shippingand distribution

  • Negotiate new distribution contracts for the Watch and Jewellery group - savings $$Ks
  • Stabilise the worldwide inventory situation through improved forecasting– improve cash flow
  • Design and build Asian logistics hub solutions - reduce shipping costs and improve service levels
  • Design and build European logistics hub for the distribution of watches - reduce warehousing costs
  • Respond favourably to a major US Customs investigation - save $$Ms
  • Research and appoint new subcontract watch assembly partners - increase capacity
  • Create supply chain solutions for delivery to major customers - improve customer satisfaction
Jan 1992 - Oct 2001

Supply Chain Management

http://www.sgi.com

Distribution Manager

Planning Manager

Forecasting Manager

Industrial Engineer

Jan 1988 - Dec 1991

Industrial Engineer

Compaq
Jan 1981 - Dec 1987

Industrial Engineer

IBM

Education

Education

Master of Engineering

The University of Strathclyde

Master of Philosophy

The University of Strathclyde

MBA

The Open University Business School

Skills

Skills

Systems

ERP/MRP Oracle, SAP, BPCS, Mfg/Pro Data mining tools cognos, XL

Supply Chains

Expertise in complex international supply chain fulfilment models European exports worldwide Importations from global locations Drop ship logistics models in Asia (China, Thailand)

Contract negotiation skills

Outroucing of complex services Subcontract Manufacturing Turnkey Manufacturing Freight and logistics contracts