Red Arrow Launches New China Office
Red Arrow Electrical Distribution has opened a new office in Hangzhou, China, which will help them improve their global supply chain and accelerate growth. This is Red Arrow’s third office with the Head Office in Sheffield, UK and an office near Melbourne, Australia, which operates under the Nedlands Group banner.
The office will be headed by Dave Walker who will be responsible for the Global Supply Chain, including developing cost and quality improvement strategies that leverage the company’s procurement and production platforms. Product compliance will also be handled by the Hangzhou Team’s portfolio.
Dave Walker stated, “Red Arrow has built an industry leading supply chain with an extremely talented team. My role is to continue developing competitive advantages that get high quality products delivered to our customers faster, at an overall lower cost.”
Dave will be a great asset to the Red Arrow Team as he brings to the role more than thirty years of leadership experience in manufacturing and operations management. Before joining Red Arrow, Dave spent more than fifteen years in Asia working at a senior level within supply chain. In recent years this included coordination of the supply chain for IKEA electrical appliances and accessories where he expanded the division’s complete operations, including Product Development, Design, Planning, Purchasing, Quality Control, Compliance and Distribution.
Steve Bricknell, Managing Director of Red Arrow commented “Dave is a results driven professional with significant experience in leading global strategic initiatives, in both South America and South East Asia. We are proud to have him join our team.”
Red Arrow has already seen a positive change in their supply chain since the launch of the China Office and are excited about how this will support business growth by being able to deliver more to customers throughout 2017 and beyond.