Michelle Powell joins supply chain specialist Prologial Consulting

01 June 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Australian supply chain consultancy Prological Consulting has added Michelle Powell to its team, who brings more than 25 years of experience in the consumer goods and textile manufacturing sectors to the firm.

Based in the firm’s Wollongong head office, Michelle Powell will advise Prological Consulting’s clients on topics including supply planning, process improvement, inventory optimisation and supply chain analytics.

“I’m very passionate about the manufacturing industry. As we have a number of major clients in this area, I’m really looking forward to working with them to help them achieve successful outcomes,” said Powell on her new challenge.

Michelle Powell, Business Analyst, Prologial Consulting

She joins from Kimberly-Clark, where she spent fifteen years as a buyer, supply chain planner and business analyst. Asked about her greatest professional achievement during this period, Powell said: “I worked on a working capital reduction project and contributed to a $5 million working capital saving over a two-year period. This was as a result of material planning and procurement process changes and inventory optimisation.”

“As a recognised supply chain and manufacturing professional, Michelle will help our growing client base tackle the many challenges they face in their supply chain operations,” said Peter Jones, Founder and Managing Director at Prological Consulting.

“Her understanding of the local market and her extensive experience in the manufacturing industry will ensure our clients are well-placed to explore data-driven opportunities to improve their processes and operations,” he added. 

Jones founded the boutique consultancy in 2010 having previously worked seven years for Logiworx (now Chainalytics). The consulting firm has since grown to a 20-strong team working on projects across Australia and New Zealand, and has also completed assignments in Europe, Asia and North America.

According to a recent report from EY, the supply chain disruptions stemming from Covid-19 is prompting many local manufacturers to re-evaluate their production footprint, including bringing back some of their production capacity to Australia’s shores.