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Alain : International Warehousing Project Manager / Risk Manager
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Note Globale    

Project Management
Risk Management
Continuous Improvement
Supply chain
Inventory management

le 31/03/2020 par Seeta Krishnan, National Manager, Lean Program and Production System

Alain Maillard, has achieved global feats with his immense project management and leadership skills. He is one such person who you must have by your side when you need at most care and skill methodology in his work space. Alain is very friendly and down to earth person, the qualities which are difficulties to see from other peers of his carder at Global level. He is a sound listener and lead of example when it come on work on floor. Excellent skill and good human being !!

le 04/03/2020 par Petr Cihlar, General Manager

Alain is a rich experienced logistics executive with vast experience in many different fields of logistics. Mainly warehousing, automation, distribution, project management, implementation and continuous improvement. He has been working in many different countries in different culture environment. He is target and result oriented with a straight to the point mentality.

le 03/03/2020

Alain dispose d’une très solide expérience internationale dans le management de la transition et de la mise en performance associée à une très forte capacité d’adaptation.
Il a en effet managé de très nombreux projets avec une attention particulière sur les points critiques tels que gestion des risques, validation des jalons clefs, ressources, Business Continuity Plan, transfert de connaissance avec support de spécialistes, design de solutions optimisées y inclus l’automatisation, etc.


50 ans

Grand Baie

International Warehousing Project Manager / Risk Manager

Expériences professionnelles


Société de Conseil et de Management de Transition

Global Logistics Freelancer

Jan 2020 - Aujourd'hui

  • Start-up of new supply chain and logistics activities - team building
  • Complex, automated warehouse engineering / re-engineering
  • Implementation of new warehousing operations in Pharma / E-commerce. Associated to Risk management, SOPs and continuous improvement culture.
  • KPIs driven diagonis and recovery plan for Warehousing Operations facing difficulty


Global Senior Implementation Manager - Asia Pacific

Jan 2018 - Nov 2019

Initiated the roll-out of Kuehne+Nagel Strategy KN+NextGen in Asia Pacific : customer, people, technology - Customer : successfully managing strategic program for global customers

JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL : US Leader in MEDICAL DEVICE – 2018 7 Million EUR operations - 80 staff, 10,000 sqm, delivering 100 hospitals and pharmacies daily, SAP integration, Quality Management : 55 SOPs, GDP certified, Computer System Validation (CSV) for Pharmaceuticals, Temperature mapping and monitoring, Quarantine, BCP, KPIs and Monthly and Quarterly Business Reviews (MBR / QBR), Co-packing / Co-Manufacturing Production (Forecasting, Resources, financial planning, packaging material)

LIFESCAN : PHARMA Diabetes Leader (6 countries, 35,000 sqm, Supply chain Control Tower across transport modes and geographies, 17 EDI messages to ERP, OTM Transport Management System, ~15% transport cost saving, inventory management, end to end visibility)

- People : creating the new site manager training and mentoring program, cross Business Units trainings (Freight)

- Technology : deploying digitalization and automation (SAP, Voice picking and VLM automated system, OTM, RFID)

As a recognized intrapreneur, leading and supporting the focus growth strategy within Asia Pacific Region by :

  • driving team to overcome operational challenges,
  • facing customer and building up and maintaining relationship,
  • leading team to develop and implement innovative solutions


Vice President Global – Implementations and Risk Management

Jan 2015 - Déc 2017

Defined and rolled out the Kuehne+Nagel new project management and risk management global strategy :

- up-scaling (quantity) and up-skilling (seniority) the global team (+100 Senior Project and Program Managers by 2021)

- created and deployed the new global "Zero Failure" governance and gateway process from Business Development to Implementations and Operations

- defining business requirements and selecting the new digital workflow management platform - 800 users

- managing the communication, defining and delivering training and rollout

Heading a team of executives and a worldwide community of 110 project and program managers (100 new customers per year)

Defined skill matrix, roadmap and budgets and managed communication to get the buy-in from sponsors and stakeholders

Set up the pilots and managed the global rollout of the new digital platform: efficient, flexible, collaborative and transparent

Ensuring the strict compliance to the new methodology, creating and releasing the new Zero Failure and Risk Management process.

Initiating a new “Agile - Time to Market” approach.

Negotiating and steering directly the most complex and challenging projects – 100 customer implementations annually.

Bangkok and Singapore

Regional Manager Solutions Engineering, Implementations and Continuous Improvement APAC

Jan 2007 - Jan 2015

13 countries from India to Japan and New-Zealand

  • Received the Kuehne+Nagel APAC Staff Development Award in 2014
  • P&L Top line growth: + 30% year on year, Net Profit: + 25% year on year.
  • 30 new businesses successfully implemented annually – mainly pharma, high-tech, e-commerce
  • Negotiation and closure of strategic accounts projects
  • Example : JOHNSON&JOHNSON greenfield DC in Shanghai – 2014 6 Million EUR – 17,500 sqm, 120 staff, 30,000 products, SAP System integration, RFID, end to end traceability, paperless processes, Quality Management, compliance with legislation and regulations

As APAC Regional Manager, built up and developed the APAC Production Excellence Team – 37 FTE

  • Solution Engineering Team
    • Built up and coached the Engineering Team (18 FTE) to support business development.
    • Signed off complex and strategic accounts proposals and closed the projects.
    • Set up APAC Specialists Team (3FTE): data analysts and new digital software for layout / simulation.
    • Mentored and trained local teams and ensured compliance to internal processes (customer data analysis, network design, layout, simulation, system integration).
    • Directly managed solutions design involving complex IT landscape and automated systems.
  • Implementation – Customer Transition and Integration (CTI) Team
    • Built up and coached the Implementation Team (16 FTE)
    • Succeeded as Project Executive in complex and strategic implementations
    • Managed risks and escalations associated to strategic projects
    • Trained local staff and ensured compliance to CTI Project Management methodology
    • Engaged directly on site to overcome challenges

Operations, Re-engineering and Continuous Improvement

  • Drove Continuous Improvement
    • Lean six sigma Continuous Improvement program (Productivity, DMAIC projects and training)
    • KPIs, quick wins, turnaround crisis
    • Site manager Training program
  • Performed business review after operations stabilization


Solution and Project Director South West Europe

Jan 2004 - Déc 2007

Turned 15% of the sales pipeline turnover into new contracts

In 2006 and 2007, designed and implemented the Kuehne+Nagel High-Tech flag ship: National Distribution Centre for ORANGE (Telecom) - Greenfield project - B2B and B2C / E-commerce

  • More than 20 Million EUR per year, 170 to 300 staff in peaks, 32.000 sqm
  • Semi automated scalable solution, single units handling process, full RF process, innovative IT systems,
  • Contract renewed in 2010 and 2015

In 2005, designed 2 new fully automated Distribution Centres for multimedia products and books - AUCHAN (Retailer)

  • 8 Million EUR per year, 90 FTE, 12.000 sqm
  • Material Handling Equipments (sorters, conveyors, labellers, de-stackers)

Developed “keep it simple” and innovative customer solutions

  • Ensured strong understanding of Customer requirements via workshops, network and data analysis
  • Designed Layout, material flows, process and IT WMS, resources and equipments calculation, cost and pricing
  • Presented and convinced customers – longer contract duration, innovative approach to investment
  • Created business case and managed procurement of automated handling equipment
  • Managed risks, SWOT analysis, Planning, Project team building, Simulation, Market Intelligence

Managed the implementation, interfaced the Material handling suppliers and ran operations

  • As Project Manager, I managed a team of experts in building fit-out, QSHE, human resources, IT and WMS development
  • Led the process and operations work stream
  • Drove the daily warehousing operations for 6 months together with the Distribution Centre Manager


BPR - Business Process Reengineering Project Manager

Jan 2002 - Déc 2003

1 Million EUR of savings generated by our team (3 FTE) in 2 years mainly in Retail and High Tech

CORA France - new replenishment strategy and new planning of staging areas following simulation

CARREFOUR Greece - establishment of the model triggering then change in Fish and Feta Cheese processes

Project Leader for Change Management - Business Process Re-engineering in Europe

  • Audit warehousing process: flowcharts, data analysis and material flow simulation
  • Benchmarked operations in order to define "best practices" and KPIs at a European Level
  • Worked with the operational teams to overcome the challenges customers were facing


International System Engineer

Jan 1998 - Jan 2002

Material Handling Solutions

Projects :

FACOM: New Distribution Centre - 7 Million EUR Contract.

  • ASRS and miniloads, Material Handling Equipments, Simulation

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR: New European Distribution Centre - 5 Million EUR

  • Global Solution design in collaboration with US Consultleague staff and customer Managers in Portland

Supported Sales in defining customer storage and handling solutions

  • Analysed customer requirements, designed layouts, simulated Material flow
  • Developed costing model for Quotation
  • Set up Internal handover meeting, and support both internally and on the customer site
  • Consolidated proposals (Systems, Process, Risks management through planning, performance and quality)
  • Calculated rolling forecasts and ROI


Manufacturing Project Manager - Software engineer

Jan 1994 - Jan 1998

As a software engineer then Project Manager, I did develop and integrate the Warehouse Control System for the material handling solution to move helicopter blades along the manufacturing process steps in the EUROCOPTER factory.

As a Project Manager, I delivered the software to pilot one BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM production line.



2000     Cranfield University School of Management - Developing Collaborative Supply Chains

1994     France - University of Mulhouse - Master Degree in IT and Automation with honours

1994     France - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg (ENSPS) - Master Degree in Engineering



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