Tim Fagan joins team of supply chain advisory firm Trace

06 April 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Fresh advisory firm Trace has taken a further stride forward in its early success, welcoming Tim Fagan as a senior hire to the team.

Launched late last year, Trace is a consulting firm specialised in supply & service chain services. The brainchild of former GRA duo Shanaka Jayasinghe and Mathew Tolley, the boutique aims to fill a gap in Australia’s supply chain consulting market created by a recent wave of consolidation in the segment.

“We are very excited to have Tim join the team. Tim is passionate about supply chains – a great fit for us,” said partner Tolley, adding that Fagan will help the firm build out its capabilities in the technology space.

Tim Fagan, Manager, Trace

Fagan is a familiar face for Tolley and the firm. He previously spent over two years at GRA, and most recently served Accenture following its March 2021 acquisition of the firm. “I’m thrilled to be starting a new phase as Manager with the brilliant team at Trace! It’s an exciting time to join and support clients unlock new efficiencies and build resilience through tapping into targeted supply chain tech solutions.”

During his time with GRA and Accenture, Fagan gained experience across the retail, grocery, and fast moving consumer goods sectors. Prior to consulting, he worked for Woolworths in its Primary Freight Transport team.

“With his experience both as an industry expert and consultant, Tim will enable us to grow our supply chain and technology offering,” said Tolley.

“One of his key priorities will be to improve our clients’ ability to tap into immediate returns via innovative supply chain solutions. A good example is transitioning from the use of manual paper or Excel-based processes to more secure and efficient solutions, and adopting low-code which can implemented efficiently within the existing technology stack.”

According to a recent study, supply chain professionals are anxious about short-term challenges facing their function. Top challenges include continued disruption to trade flows and high price volatility of raw materials.