I am a Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant that specialises in warehouse design and optimisation.
I have over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and logistics operations.
I am extremely driven, hardworking and conscientious.
I am highly analytical with a high attention to detail.
Director / Owner
Tony Hughes Consulting Ltd
I started my early career training to become an Industrial Engineer – I studied at night school to gain the Institute of Management Services Certificate and Diploma. I am also qualified to conduct Time Studies and in the MOST system.
My career took a slight deviation when I started working for Peugeot Motor Company – specialising in Line Feeding and Logistics operations. At the same time, my studies continued and I completed the Institute of Logistics Diploma. Following this I transferred within Peugeot to the Spare Parts warehousing operation, during which time I completed the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain management.
After 9 years at Peugeot I then joined the world of 3rd party logistics. I have worked with Ryder, Exel / DHL, Norbert Dentressangle (XPO), Ceva, and TNT. My 3rd party career has taken me all over the world and been very enjoyable, making some great friends along the way. I have worked mostly in warehouse operations solution design, supporting business development tenders and reviewing existing operations. I have worked in all sectors and covered all types of storage media and handling equipment, both manual and automated. I have also worked on numerous WMS specification and implementation projects.
I was self-employed for a period of time when I worked for an Automation Systems Integrator, who I later joined as a full-time employee. I worked on projects that included Pick and Put to Light systems, Conveyors and Sorters, AGV's and AMR's, Shuttle Systems, Autostore and Automated Packing Systems.
Following on from this I worked for Cirrus Logistics using the CLASS Warehouse Simulation Software. My role was divided between Project Managing Consultancy projects and leading training courses and developing training materials.
I have been self-employed since January 2020. I have been working on projects for private clients in addition to working with other Consulting companies.