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Jo Metzke | Associate (Alum)

Jo has 20 years’ experience working in Supply Chain across MEA, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific for large multi-national companies,  predominantly in FMCG, such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, GSK and Mondelez.

Over the years Jo held both operational and strategic roles within these companies, whilst most recently she has focused on optimizing the Supply Chain through Supply Chain Network Design whilst she was also responsible for building Middle East & Africa regional capability across the Supply Chain.

Her key skills and expertise are in:

Supply Chain Network Design optimising the manufacturing and distribution footprint to support the mid to long term strategic goals of a business

Supply Chain Best Practice Implementation focusing on Demand & Supply Planning, Transportation and Warehousing as well as Sales & Operations Planning

Inventory Optimisation through the development and deployment of effective Inventory Policies

Supply Chain Systems Implementation support, such as SAP APO from blueprint to go live

Driving productivity and identifying productivity opportunities has been a major focus throughout her supply chain career, and key achievements include delivering in excess of $20Million USD cost savings per year through the implementation of Supply Chain Best Practices and Supply Network Design.

When she is not busy helping organisations improve their supply chains, Jo runs….

She is very passionate about marathons. As of April 2017 she has run 13 marathons in the prior 4 years. Most recently she received the Abbott Six Star Medal for running all 6 World Marathon majors – Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

Jo thoroughly enjoys pushing her boundaries, and she is currently in training for her 14th marathon!

In 2018, after setting up and leading the initial phase of a broad-based warehousing, logistics and ERP implementation project for an Accelerate Evolution client Jo was approached by the local subsidiary of a multinational organisation to become their supply chain lead for the region – she remains an active member of the Accelerate Evolution Alumni group.

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