As one of the UK’s leading merchants in plumbing, heating, cooling, and infrastructure, Wolseley has built an unrivalled reputation for their customer support, offering the highest value and a trustworthy service.
Prior to 2018, Wolseley’s technology legacy systems were creating constraints for their supply chain and distribution operations, with proper planning processes not being a part of their core legacy it was difficult for the business to plan, delight customers and scale.
Wolseley knew they needed to implement changes to their planning, inventory and supply capabilities, but required systems that allowed for incremental changes to be made ‘bit by bit’ as the business adapted, and transformed elements of the business.
Wolseley chose to work alongside Oracle for this transformational project, implementing the Oracle Supply Chain Cloud, which has revolutionized their end to end planning capabilities.
With this first implementation going live in 2018, Wolseley has seen significant improvements in the supply planning and procurement process, with 60,000 SKUs across 3 distribution centers, 700 suppliers and approximately £3 million purchases per day.
- Created a foundation for an overarching transformational journey
- Standardized the toolset used for Demand & Supply Planning and Procurement
- Upgraded the Distribution Center outbound flow
- Managed inventory more strategically
The future is bright
By taking an incremental approach to business transformation, Wolseley has further opportunities for advancement.
This webinar will not only cover a journey from past to present, but also shares their vision for the future.
Their future initiatives include:
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Operational Design Director | Programme Director
Chris Cottington’s current role at Wolseley is that of Operational Design Director/Programme Director for our Evolve - Inventory and Order Management programme. This programme primarily uses Oracle Cloud technologies while reducing the footprint of Legacy technologies. The programmes aim is to transform these areas of system and process delivering simplification, efficiency and a step change in Customer and Colleague experience. Prior to his current role Chris held various Wolseley central support roles since May 2000 all with a Business Improvement focus. His career started in the now divested Heavyside division; latterly in central support and originally in branch operations roles including circa 10 years of branch operations management.
Head of IT Strategy and Architecture
Sean is Head of IT Strategy and Architecture at Wolseley, with responsibilities across business partnering, solution architecture, procurement and project management. Wolseley are a leading specialist distributor of plumbing, heating, air conditioning and infrastructure products in the UK and Ireland. Wolseley is transforming its technology in response to customer expectations, Sean plays a lead role in advancing digital solutions and establishing a responsive IT landscape. Sean joined Wolseley with over a decade of international experience defining and delivering technology driven transformation programmes for manufacturing and supply chain organisations, where he worked in IT management, audit and consulting roles. He has worked at United Technologies, Infor and Stiefel (GSK).
Co-founder and CEO of The Future Insights Network
Maria Villablanca is the Co-founder and CEO of The Future Insights Network, the fast-growing network of over 130,000 manufacturing and supply chain leaders, the host of the supply chain transformation podcast, Transform Talks and the author of the Transform Thoughts newsletter. Maria has interviewed hundreds of senior practitioners, thought-leaders, academics, and innovators from the world's most admired organizations to cut through the hype and noise around supply chain, manufacturing and transformation.
Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development - Supply Chain
Vikram helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organizations. He also serves on the board of CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK. He has over 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, including deploying supply chain transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. One of his initial assignments was to build digital factory models to drive capital investment decisions at an automotive major. He is currently responsible for defining and executing the go-to-market strategy for cloud solutions in the UK. Vikram has an MBA from Warwick Business School and graduated from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi, India