Wayne Schwebel

Wayne Schwebel - Henderson Logistics, Supply Chain PlanningWayne Schwebel is very highly regarded in the logistics consulting field. He developed his wealth of experience over the last 30 years in design, project management and advisory roles. Wayne joined Hendersons in 1987 and was soon appointed to the position of head consultant and a director of the firm. He is now Principal Consultant and Director of Henderson Logistics Pty. Ltd.

Wayne is a project leader and has controlled tasks relating to all aspects of supply chain management for most industry sectors. These include food, pharmaceutical, building materials, rural, mining, apparel, automotive and many others. All key functions have been addressed in these exercises. Issues to be resolved have comprised facility design layouts, handling systems, procedures/productivity and best utilisation of resources. Other tasks have investigated transport strategies, best practices and outsourcing of distribution services.

Wayne is skilled in assessment of potential for application of EDI, barcoding, RF and automated handling systems. This includes the design and implementation of upgraded warehouse management systems to gain significant productivity improvement in order selection and warehouse processes.

Before joining Hendersons, Wayne spent many years with Dexion and Colby, the significant supply and fit out organisations for storage and handling systems. He is a current member of the Logistics Association of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree plus Mechanical Engineering Certificate.

David Posener

David Posner - Henderson Logistics, Supply Chain Planning

David Posener has considerable logistics experience in the consumer goods, stationery and apparel sectors. He has enjoyed roles in warehouse optimisation, project management and business analysis for numerous companies including Woolworths, Corporate Express and Gazal. In his background with these organisations David has developed sound expertise in network modelling, process flow analysis, warehouse design, barcoding systems and transport planning.

David forms part of the Henderson Team as a Senior Consultant and is based in the Sydney office. From this base he works on Henderson projects throughout Australia. Recent tasks conducted by David include transport tender assessments in the consumer electronics industry, modelling of outsourced distribution centre operations for FMCG and strategy appraisal of transport networks in industrial applications.

He is a current member of the Logistics Association of Australia. David is highly qualified for his position as Logistics Consultant at Hendersons. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Sydney.

Gilles Létourneau

Gilles Létourneau - Henderson Logistics, Supply Chain Planning

Gilles Létourneau joined Henderson Logistics after 30 years as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a number of private companies involved in importing, manufacture and distribution of products including consumer goods, industrial and commercial equipment, medical devices and building services.  These roles have involved business strategy development for company activities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.  This has given Gilles a strong background in managing the supply and distribution of goods and in key fields of performance improvement.

Through his private sector career, Gilles has been involved in managing numerous projects in local and international transportation, in house and outsourced warehousing, procurement and in upgrading of supply chains to meet current high customer demands.  These projects have led to improved business efficiencies and reduced costs as well as meeting organisational strategic objectives.  In previous roles with companies such as Nilfisk, Synthes and Kwikform, he has led and managed teams to achieve performance and cost improvements throughout the supply chain and in internal reorganisations.

In his role of Senior Consultant at Henderson Logistics, Gilles has assisted companies such as Epson, Jasco and Scientific Games by bringing a wealth of experience that can focus on key aspects in supply chain effectiveness.  From previous operating experience and projects with Henderson Logistics, Gilles has developed a thorough understanding and sound expertise in network modelling, distribution strategy, supply chain efficiencies plus outsourcing and transport planning.

Gilles holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.  He is also a current member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA), and of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec (CPA).  He has been in Australia now for over 33 years assisting many companies to improve performance and profitability.

David Oliver

David Oliver - Henderson Logistics, Supply Chain Planning

Before joining Henderson Logistics, David held the position of National Procurement Manager Boral Timber after a career of 16 years with the Royal Australian Air Force, ultimately as Squadron Leader in Supply/Logistics.

David has considerable experience in all aspects of supply chain management, particularly in inventory control, logistics support and process re-engineering to achieve fully integrated operations. His background includes system assessment and definition, activity based costing, project management and organisational structure development.

David also specialises in procurement, contract preparation, outsourcing strategies, transport, and warehouse/distribution operations. He has designed and constructed a variety of computer based financial management, inventory, purchasing/procurement and contract management systems. David has also coordinated numerous specification and tender processes for transport and warehousing.

David is a current member of the Logistics Association of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree with majors in Law, Organisation and Industrial Relations and postgraduate studies in Law and Industrial Relations.

Vishnu Naidu

Vishnu Naidu - Henderson Logistics, Supply Chain Planning

Over the last 20 years Vishnu has worked in functional and consultancy roles with a strong logistics focus. He initially joined the Henderson consulting team in 1991, then moved to Vector SCM Pty Ltd as Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific and progressed to General Manager Australia. Following several overseas assignments with Vector, he rejoined Henderson’s in 2005.

Vishnu has broad logistics and supply chain experience gained through his many consulting assignments for private, listed and government bodies. His key strengths are in supply chain strategy development, procurement and logistics outsourcing. This is enhanced with the application of his applied engineering degree qualifications.

His consulting tasks have covered all aspects of the supply chain from inbound materials, inventory management, warehousing, distribution centre design, transport and distribution. Industry sectors in which he has advised include fast moving consumer goods, beverage industry, route distribution, wholesale distribution, automotive, pharmaceutical, petroleum and building materials.

Vishnu has held project management responsibilities for large and complex engagements for a variety of multi-national organisations. He is a current member of the Logistics Association of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Applied Engineering and Computing Degree from Monash University.

Jim Couttie

Jim Couttie - Henderson Logistics, Supply Chain PlanningJim has over 30 years experience in the logistics field and brings an extensive practical background to the team at Henderson Logistics. Graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he initially gained experience in truck manufacture at Kenworth, leading to fleet maintenance and equipment management within a major petroleum company. In this role Jim also contributed to the reduction of total cost of distribution of bulk commodities through the financial and operational analysis of fleet and lay-down costs

Jim subsequently worked for Finemores, a leading logistics service company (later acquired by Toll) for 15 years, broadening his management experience in administration and strategic development of IT systems, with a particular emphasis on automotive logistics. During this period he gained experience with electronic billing and payment systems, EDI, tendering processes, costing analysis and lean logistics.

In more recent times, Jim was employed by Vector SCM, a global 4PL, providing full supply chain management services and processes in the automotive sector. This brought an exposure to global logistics generally and China particularly. Jim brings the ability to understand the “big picture” while addressing the detail and practical perspective required to provide meaningful modelling and analysis.

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