Former head of distribution at Pladis Global, Rob Wright has joined the Scala team, bringing more than 35 years of experience in grocery supply chain and logistics management. This marks the third senior appointment for Scala in the past 12 months.
While at Pladis Global, Wright oversaw the company’s global logistics projects and network reviews across various regions.
He specialised in third-party logistics and in-house operations, which saw him centralise Pladis’ transport and warehousing operations.
Working closely with Scala
Prior to joining Scala, he had already been working closely with the provider to develop its supply chain and logistics best practice forums and its benchmarking service.
He had also been actively working with other forums and trade associations, such as the IGD and the Food and Drink Federation, to produce best practice guides on optimising logistics and environmental sustainability.
Wright is expected to play a key role in helping Scala to expand its services and drive the business forward, particularly focusing on its transport and distribution consultation offering within the grocery sector.
He said: “Given that I have been engaging with Scala on various projects for some time, it seemed the perfect step to join the team to help develop and broaden the business by sharing my knowledge and expertise.
‘Bring this winning success to Scala’
“Over the many years I’ve operated within the logistics sector, I’ve been involved in some fantastic projects, and played a major role in helping my team to win 16 industry best practice awards over the last ten years. I’m aiming to bring this winning success to Scala so we can showcase just what the company has to offer and how it delivers the very best in supply chain and logistics services.”
John Perry, managing director of Scala, added: “Rob has built one of the very best logistics operations in the grocery industry. His depth of knowledge and understanding of the industry will be of real benefit to many of our clients looking to develop their own, and their 3PL’s logistics operations, to achieve best-in-class to support their ongoing business changes. 2018 is looking to be an incredibly exciting year for us and we’re thrilled to have Rob on board.”