Chris Catto-Smith is Associate Supply Chain consultant with 30 years’ experience in a broad range of supply chain & logistics management & consulting roles. He has successfully led & managed high visibility Supply Chain projects in Asia & has held senior logistics & technology management positions including Sth Asian Distribution Manager IBM, VP Logistics Tops Supermarkets (Asia Pacific), Regional Distribution Manager Coles Myer (Australia).
Chris spent 18 years in the Australian Air Force as a Logistics Officer involved in a wide range of logistics & transport, aviation management, combat logistics & humanitarian aid
roles. He currently undertakes Logistics design &solution development projects throughout Asia.
Chris has managed various food chain &retail logistics improvement projects in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia &Singapore. He has deep experience in the design
&implementation of new logistics facilities &service provider operations. He has undertaken mid to long term assignments with FMCG manufacturers &retailers in developing & integrating new logistics capabilities. Currently leading design team for Tops Central Food Retail for Fresh DC design &Family Mart Thailand cross dock. Metro Myanmar – set up of a integrated Fresh & Dry DC in Yangon. Metro Philippines – Supply Chain review.
He holds Masters Degrees in both Systems Engineering & Logistics Management with post-graduate diplomas in Business & Aviation Management. He is a certified Management Consultant of the International Institute of Management Consulting.
His goals are to lead & motivate young & dynamic teams to achieve excellence in supply chain & logistics projects - either in new ventures or improving existing operations.
Subject Matter Expert, logistics & distribution, Australia