Entec makes senior appointment to lead MRO project for major customer

Global MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) procurement and supply chain specialist Entec International has appointed senior executive Chris Cullen to lead the next phase of its ‘Project Fulcrum’ 3PMRO service to a global leader in beverage alcohol.

Chris brings extensive international experience in the FMCG sector, as well as the Oil & Gas industry, gained over his years in senior roles with major companies including Carlsberg, British Gas, BP and Diageo.

Chris was responsible latterly for creating and delivering a global strategy to drive improvements in equipment reliability and safety standards, within the packaging operations of a global beverage alcohol client, achieving significant cost and efficiency improvements. This links well with his new role at Entec, as Chris will oversee ‘Fulcrum’ ensuring the right spares are available at the right time, underwriting equipment performance and reliability.

Starting in Nigeria, Chris and his team will run constant analysis of parts procurement, consumption and inventory data, rightsizing stock and moving static inventory to dynamic need across African operations. The project, managing demand, procurement, logistics and stores optimisation, will service west and east African operations initially, but could ultimately deliver value globally, as MRO inventory and procurement are restructured around global, regional and local demand.

Entec’s 3PMRO service releases cash into the client’s business by rationalizing and reducing inventory, controlling parts purchasing and consolidating shipments. It replaces multiple suppliers, currencies, purchase orders and invoices to a single point of contact, significantly simplifying and streamlining the supply chain, while driving down costs and carbon emissions.

Commenting on this key appointment, Entec CEO Mike Robinson said, “I have known Chris for a number of years; in the months before formally becoming part of the team, Chris has been working with Entec on a consultancy basis. As a former executive operations and engineering manager for a global corporate client, he has tremendous expertise in the sector and operational insights that make him a great asset to Entec, particularly in the further development of Project Fulcrum. We are delighted to welcome him to the team!”