Karl Rush, New Business Manager- ERIKS UK & Ireland


    Presentation Title:

    Factory stores – manufacturing’s necessary evil

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Following research undertaken jointly with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in to the effectiveness of UK & Irelands manufacturing’s supply and operation of maintenance stores we found that nobody can deny that industry is now amongst the most efficient in the world. A tight focus on cost-down measures has produced lean, competitive industries which are capable of competing, and winning, in globalised markets.

    And yet, even in the biggest and best industries, just away from the factory floor there is a room which is cluttered, seemingly badly managed (or not managed at all) and overloaded with inventory.

    The storeroom or ‘factory stores’ is all-too-often a black hole which sucks in stock and inventory, and is seemingly incapable of satisfying the demands of its stakeholders in other parts of the business. Karl will review the findings of this research and highlight some quick checks you can undertake to identify the scale of risk stored up in your stores.


    Speaker Bio:

    Responsible for shaping supply chains for a number of ERIKS customers, Karl’s wealth of experience across a variety of projects ranging from simple single sourcing to total indirect supply chain outsourcing has de-risked operations whilst generating 6 figure savings from both technical and commercial improvements. Backed up by an implementation and management team, these projects have lasted the test of time driven by ongoing Continuous Improvement programmes.

    Educated at the University of South Wales following an apprenticeship with Perkins, Karl spent time in the British forces before joining the supply chain industry.

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