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We provide a service-led solution for utility companies who want to take control of their data.

This results in:

Data Analytics for the Supply Chain

Benefits of Data Analytics for Supply Chain Companies

Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility

With data analytics, companies can achieve greater transparency throughout their supply chain. This includes tracking products from manufacture to delivery in real-time, monitoring supplier performance, and identifying potential bottlenecks or disruptions. Such visibility enables proactive management and quick response to issues.

Cost Reduction:

By analysing data related to procurement, manufacturing, distribution, and inventory management, companies can identify inefficiencies and areas where costs can be reduced without compromising quality or customer satisfaction. For example, optimizing routes for transportation to reduce fuel costs and lead times.

Improved Supplier Performance and Relationships

Data analytics can be used to evaluate supplier performance over time, assessing aspects such as reliability, quality, and compliance. This information can be leveraged to negotiate better terms, select the best suppliers, and foster strong, mutually beneficial relationships.

Increased Agility and Flexibility

The insights gained from data analytics allow businesses to quickly adapt to market changes, customer preferences, and supply chain disruptions. Companies can swiftly alter their strategies, switch suppliers, or find alternative routes to ensure continuity of supply.

Enhanced Customer Satisfaction

Data analytics enables utility companies to better understand their customers’ preferences and behavior. This allows them to personalize services, provide targeted recommendations, and improve customer satisfaction and retention.

Our experience in the Supply Chain

 David Laws Principal Consultant

David Laws has experience working in complex supply chains

David studied Engineering, Science and Technology at Loughborough University and then continued to study and gain vocational consultancy experience at the University of Cambridge on the Advanced Course of Design Manufacture and Management. David’s early career was mainly in Leadership roles in FMCG manufacturing company’s. These roles focussed on days and shift management of teams in the production of food, drink and pharmaceuticals.


These roles involved responsibility for the short term and long term targets and strategy, as well as managing the day to day operation of teams of 30 to 120 staff. This involved interaction across the businesses in order to meet the and develop the departments KPI’s. 

During this time David was involved in numerous performance improvement projects. David used his technical and project management skills to drive process improvements in large organisations including Britvic and Kerry Foods. These projects included day to day implementation of continuous improvements methodology’s, as well as major engineering capital projects, labour saving and quality improvements. 


Data Experience

David transitioned into data analysis and MI reporting roles. His initial role was supporting the retail and dental departments in 3M with their Excel point of sale (POS) reporting. To improve performance data availability and department performance saw him learn and develop ETL and database software skills. Data was presented in Office 2013 (the prequel to Power BI), allowing details analysis of POS as well as manufactured gate sales.

David has since worked ingesting data, turning this into actional insights and improving business performance. These contract roles have seen him supporting in cross section of industries, including Energy, FinTech and casual dining.  

Since moving to Select Distinct in 2022  David has worked with a number of clients across a range of industries.

Why choose Select Distinct as your Data Expert?