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Mike Williams



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Mike has spent over 35 year in the retail industry in which time he has had operational experience in all major roles within the sector coupled with extensive business change management responsibilities.  He was the first user of the Wedge framework.


Store Operations  

Managing several large space retail units.


Central Merchandising 

  • Expertise in central replenishment systems and the implications of structural change to the organisation.  

  • Seasonal strategic planning v tactical operations and again, the impact on organisational structures and operations.

  • Information restructuring and delivery methodologies.

Central Buying

Mike spent many years as a Buying Controller in a large multiple and ran the buying operation, purchasing from Europe and the Far East. He has travelled the Far East extensively within the timetable of the buying process with a view to improving the supply chain efficiency.


Business Change

More recently Mike has been involved in several major business change exercises including strategic change structures, organisational change, and major system implementations. He has travelled extensively in the USA researching retail operations methodologies across the country.  Mike built and ran the business change centre for one of the UK's leading high street retail chains.


Now, having taken early “semi retirement”, Mike has built a cabinet making machine shop and, when not consulting, spends many a relaxing hour producing fine hardwood furniture.


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