Katherine Skidmore appointed Supply Chain Engineering and Innovation Director

March 2023 – Katherine Skidmore has been appointed Supply Chain Engineering & Innovation Director, Unipart Logistics.

Katherine will report to Ian Truesdale, Managing Director and lead a Supply Chain Engineering function for Unipart Logistics that is pivotal to growth with new and existing customers, through the design, offer and delivery of value-added solutions that incorporate greater levels of automation and digital.

Katherine has been with Unipart for 14 years in a number of roles across consultancy and logistics including; Continuous Improvement Manager, General Manager, Operations Director and most recently Operational Excellence and Digital Director where she led the business’ approach to automation, the application of warehouse technology and quality management.

Announcing the appointment, Unipart Logistics Managing Director Ian Truesdale said;

“Katherine has been leading the Unipart Logistics agenda on digital, automation and continuous improvement in her role of Director of Operational Excellence and Digital Delivery.

As the need to differentiate ourselves through the design and delivery of advanced supply chain solutions intensifies, in an industry where the combination of automation, digital and people creates real advantage, I am delighted that Katherine will spearhead our approach to understanding the needs of our customers and enable Unipart Logistics to push the boundaries of what can be achieved to serve these needs better than anyone else.”

Katherine Skidmore, Supply Chain Engineering & Innovation Director, said;

“I am really excited about the opportunity to continue developing innovative solutions that deliver transformational performance for new and existing customers. Automation and digital are at the heart of our strategy to deliver advanced solutions for our colleagues and customers and I look forward to working with our supply chain engineering teams to design and implement better and more value-added solutions than our competitors can.”