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The Supply Chain Network

We are a boutique network of consultants and contractors, who are super dedicated to improving supply chains. One of the ways we do this is through Embedded Leadership.

We typically embed in as part of your leadership team for an interim period, to help you with making step changes in your supply chain strategy. We have done this with global and ASX listed companies, and helped unlock potential for growth and improvements in cost and service levels.

We can also come on as contractors to manage shorter projects as required, such as conducting tenders for supply chain services, or introducing S&OP or other inventory reviews. 

Reach out to us to discuss your supply chain challenges, and we can talk you through some options. Click the link below to make contact.


Our Team

Paul de Guingand

Managing Director

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Paul Sheffield

Supply Chain Analytics

Managing Director of The Supply Chain Network, and is a proven and experienced senior Supply Chain Executive, highly qualified with extensive and broadly based international supply chain experience. This has been gained in international industry leading corporations, including Wesfarmers (Bunnings and Landmark), Maersk, and United Technologies Corp. (Carrier A/C).

Paul Sheffield is a Logistics and Operations Specialist with Supply Chain Analytics. He has a passion for continuous process improvement through use of Six Sigma and Lean principles. He has Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean training. Paul has spent over 25 years in Supply Chain Operations management and leadership roles in wholesale and retail market supply channels. He has experience in food and beverage production, aircraft equipment, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, automotive and general engineering and industrial goods sectors.

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Andrew Downard

AD Supply Chain

Andrew Downard is an experienced, commercially orientated and well qualified Supply Chain and Business Leader with corporate and consulting experience in Australia, Asia, USA and Europe. Andrew has wide ranging experience in Automotive, Health, SME, Manufacturing and Distribution Businesses. He has in-depth knowledge of advanced business techniques such as Kaizen, TQM, 6Sigma/Lean, Line of Site and Hoshin Kanri.

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Neil Mulcahy


Neil is an experienced supply chain and innovation specialist, having held strategic and operational supply chain leadership roles, and led innovation within emerging commercialisation businesses, global FMCG and large national retail organisations over the past 20 years. This exposure has fostered development of comprehensive supply chain knowledge and linkage to diverse industries. His focus is driving longer term views to sustainable strategies that benefit industry partners and stakeholders.

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