The David Salisbury Supply Chain department incorporates the Purchasing, Stores and Dispatch Teams. We utilise a bespoke MRP system to manage the source of materials, procurement, inventory management and physical logistics.
The purchasing team have responsibility for the procurement of raw materials, vendor parts and sub contracted services directly related to our finished products. Simultaneously, they seek opportunities to improve the reliability of supply and quality of the goods we purchase.
The stores team control inventory management. From initial goods receipt to the point of use, it is essential they maintain accurate stocks and optimum stock levels to ensure product availability. This supports manufacturing operations and fulfilment of Customer Orders.
The physical logistics of preparing and packaging products and its subsequent delivery is managed by the dispatch team. Whether it is the transportation of finished goods to the customer, or the movement of goods to and from sub contract suppliers, this is managed by the dispatch team utilising David Salisbury’s own fleet of vehicles.
Jonathan joined David Salisbury in March 2014. Previously he had worked within the Aerospace Industry for 26 Years working in Production Planning & Supply Chain Management. Jon has responsibility for the Procurement, Stores & Despatch functions.
His role focuses on securing and strengthening our supply base, seeking opportunities to improve product quality, maintaining stock availability and ensuring the timely delivery of finished product to our customers. He has assembled a strong Supply Chain Team to support these objectives.
Joined David Salisbury in October 2016 as a buyer looking to enhance his career in procurement, having previously worked as a buyer for two years in the retail industry.
What Joe enjoys most about his role is the variety as this includes ordering everything from specific contract items to dealing with company vehicles, staff clothing & stationery.
Outside of work, Joe is passionate about sport – he is a qualified football referee and a massive Brighton & Hove Albion fan.
Kate joined David Salisbury in August 2018, to add to our Procurement Department. Having been in the UK for over ten years now, and with a degree in Business Administration, Kate has already enjoyed a varied career and gained some important experience in the supply chain.
Her previous role helped develop her supply side experience, with supplier liaison and co-ordination a daily feature of this position. Kate looks forward to adding value to our busy procurement function as a buyer.
Outside of work, Kate loves cooking and baking, which requires all of her organisational skills(!) whilst juggling looking after two young children.
Barry joined David Salisbury in September 2017, from a previous role as a transport supervisor for a business involved in servicing the hospitality sector. His previous career experience has included HGV driving, before progressing to logistics management.
His role at David Salisbury is to ensure that every item required for every project, whether it be a large orangery or a small timber window order, is loaded and delivered as required. This also includes any export crating and loading for any of our international customers.
Barry has also gained a Gold level standard advanced driving qualification - meaning he knows a thing or two about driving!