Tony Walford is an experienced director and senior manager with over 30 years in business. He has lead companies as CEO/MD in the fields of Freight Forwarding, 3rd Party Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution Services and Supply Chain Technology and has served on the B oard of Directors of logistics companies in the UK, USA, Switzerland, India, Russia, China and Jamaica.
Tony now jointly owns and leads Supply Solutions (2009) Ltd an organisation dedicated to developing the capability of professionals working across the functions of the supply chain through providing exceptional learning and development experiences.
In addition to general management his experience in the field includes roles in sales, marketing, global account management, customer service, and operation s management. He has negotiated acquisitions in UK, USA, Russia, Turkey, India, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Tony has cross logistics sector experience having worked within the parcels and express freight sector, international freight forwarding, roa d haulage, warehousing, maritime and port free zone operations.
His career has spanned work with Xerox Corp; where he was responsible for logistics and distribution within the North Africa and Middle East Region – DHL; in Europe, Eastern Europe and Africa - UPS and UPS Supply Chain Solutions; in Europe, East Europe and Africa - MSAS (EXEL) Logistics; leading their UK freight forwarding business - Zim Logistics leading P&L for their global operations, strategic development and M&A strategy - and Uniserve Group where he was Regional Director for Scotland & Ireland.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
3rd Virtual Retail Supply Chain ExCon , Online 22nd -23rd July 2021
ProcureCon Asia , Online 13th -15th July 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021