SCALA, a leading provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector, is continuing to go from strength to strength with a new appointment to its executive board.
With 35 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, Nigel Smith joins the team as executive director. Having held a variety of senior leadership, director and board level operational roles at high-profile FMCG companies including Mars and Tayto, Nigel brings with him a wealth of expertise encompassing manufacturing supply chain and multi-business integration.
In his most recent positions as group supply chain director for Tayto and chief integration officer at Montagu Group, Nigel was responsible for all logistics, supply chain, distribution, and S&OP processes, along with customer management for the Tayto Group and purchasing and company integration in Montagu Group. Prior to this, he spent 20 years at Mars, with roles spanning operations, supply chain, manufacturing management, IT and advanced manufacturing automation within its pet care, electronics, and confectionery and main meal divisions across the UK and Europe.
Throughout his career, Nigel has awarded and managed multi-million-pound logistics contracts, overseen the implementation of state-of-the art automation and robotics systems, and successfully delivered a range of complex projects enabling long-term sustainable future business growth. He also regularly conducts independent whole business, operations, supply chain and functional reviews for organisations seeking to improve and grow.
Commenting on his appointment, Nigel said: “Having dedicated my career to helping businesses achieve long-term, tangible benefits, whether through supply chain innovation, improved manufacturing or even major restructuring, the move to SCALA seemed like the perfect fit. The company strives to be at the forefront of industry best practice, and consistently enables its clients to meet the complex and evolving challenges of today’s business landscape.”
John Perry, managing director at SCALA, commented: “With detailed supply chain expertise and an impressive track record helping businesses to achieve long-term sustainable benefits, we are delighted to welcome Nigel to the team. He has wide-ranging board experience, and will enhance our capability across a variety of sectors as we increasingly assist companies with integrating businesses and realigning and coordinating supply chains.”