Pollen Consulting launches supply chain service for retailers

07 March 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read

Pollen Consulting Group has launched a new offering focused on helping executives in the retail landscape with optimising their supply chains.

The Sydney-based consulting firm already has a track record in the field, having worked with “a number of Australian retail brands to create and deliver supply chain strategies,” said Alex Linton, who heads the new division. Building on this fundament, Pollen has now bundled its capabilities and expert consultants into the new go-to-market practice. 

The service specialises in supply chain transformation across the retail value chain, including supply chain, logistics, warehousing, demand planning, technology, and internal operations. The firm also includes offerings focused on reverse logistics, 3PL procurement, contracting and tender support, and e-commerce and omnichannel fulfilment.

Pollen Consulting launches supply chain service for retailers

Tapping into Pollen’s other service offerings where expert advice and implementation is needed, the firm will further support its retail clients with broader consultancy services such as operating model redesign, program management, process mapping, and change management, among others. 

According to Linton, Pollen “works in partnership with clients to develop new strategies and deliver optimisation initiatives that transform business areas across the end to end value chain.” On the firm’s approach, he said, “We form genuine partnerships and work operationally ‘hand in hand’ with our clients to deliver the practical outcomes that we identify.” 

Prior to joining Pollen Consulting Group in March last year to spearhead this offering, he was a Director at a specialist retail supply chain consultancy and headed the Logistics and Procurement unit of ASX-listed Specialty Fashion Group, an apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores across Australia.

Before that, he worked for Asda in the UK, latterly responsible for its Logistics function supporting food, general merchandise, apparel and liquor divisions. 

Established in 2016, Pollen Consulting is a growing consultancy dedicated to the fast moving consumer goods sector.