Basic Info

Ihab Siam

More than 15 years

Cairo, Egypt

Master's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Group Head of Supply Chain at Union Group Egypt

Experience Details

Group Head of Supply Chain

Logistics/Supply Chain

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Union Group is holding company for 5 sister companies which are main partner for Samsung, LG, Huawei, Beko, Infinix, after sales services and Own its retail stores in Egypt, which is covering +3000 distribution points.
Member of Board of Directors
Reporting to Board of Directors

• Leads the Union Group Supply Chain function including procurement, planning, inventory management, shipping/receiving, logistics, and SIOP (sales, inventory, operations planning) process.
• Manages and reports on KPI metrics for working capital and inventory control.
• Defines and manages the commodity strategies and sourcing decisions, while ensuring the successful management and enhancement of the business's supply chain.
• Reduces overall supply risk though contingency planning and understanding of supplier capabilities, disaster preparedness, and financial health.
• Develops and improves overall supplier and supply base capabilities.
• Tracks, forecasts, and manages changing global markets and geo-political environments.
• Identifies needs and potential suppliers, solicits bids and review bids then selects suppliers.
• Supports continuous improvement activities across the entire supply chain including development and implementation of appropriate measures of performance.
• Leads and directs work for team of employees as defined by business needs.
• Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.


Company Details

Union Group Egypt

Obour city, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Logistics and Supply Chain

www.uniongroupegypt.com

Jan 2016 to present (1 year 3 months)
Head of Supply Chain at Union Group Egypt

Experience Details

Head of Supply Chain

Logistics/Supply Chain, Sales/Retail, Operations/Management

Manager

•Contribute to the development of the company’s corporate strategy, as part of the executive management team, with particular reference to the development of the company’s commercial objectives.
•Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
•Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
•Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
•Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
•Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, and finance
•Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
•Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
•Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
•Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
•Manage and optimize a global supply chain logistics network with multiple distribution centers.
•Identify and implement best in class WMS technology, infrastructure suitable to the scope and size of the business along with disciplines that underlie a supply chain operation.

Achievement:-

• Customer Service level increased by 80%
• Reduce Supply Chain Stock by 45%
• Reduce Shipment Lead Time by 50%
• Improved the stock control and cycle count up to 99% and reduce finished goods damages up to 0.5%
• Improved tractability of Fleet & Distribution by using GPS
• Improved tractability of product up to 88% by using Handheld
• Improved costing of warehouse processes, activities and space
• Improved communication of demand to third parties (supply and distribution)
• Set key performance indicator "KPI" for the Supply Chain department.
• Set process and procedures for the entire supply chain.


Company Details

Union Group Egypt

Obour city, Egypt

101-500 employees

Telecommunications, Logistics and Supply Chain , Warehousing

N/A

Jan 2011 to Dec 2015 (4 years 11 months)
National Contract Logistic Manager at Kuehne + Nagel Egypt

Experience Details

National Contract Logistic Manager

Logistics/Supply Chain, Project/Program Management, Sales/Retail

Manager

•Developing Supply Chain Strategy & Business to improve End to End Supply Chain
•Promotes active customer relations, acquires new business, develops the existing clients’ base and leads the account management
•Work on RFI/RFQ/RFP written responses
•Review the current systems and practices, and make strategic recommendations for improved processes going forward including production introductions, order and supplier management, inventory management and distribution servicing, supporting financial management goals
•Review order processing systems, Develop and manage KPI’s
•Manage inventory budgets and strive for increased cost efficiency
•Champion all changes in operating processes in order to optimize capability
•Monitors market trends and competitor activity in order to identify new business opportunities (equipment, acquisition employees, new services, partners, etc.)
•Responsibility of all activities in the field of contract logistics/supply chain management (Purchasing, warehouse and distribution)
•Analysis and implementation of reporting tools in line with regional and national guidelines
•Warehouse processes, analysis, evaluation, monitoring and optimization.
•Correct usage and constant improvement of the WMS.
•Optimization of warehouse space usage, MHE exploitation and storage options
•Ensure compliance with Quality Safety Health Environment policies and requirements.
•Recruitment, selection, management and review of staff performance and training
•Leading project management activity
•Maintain close communication with customer and company operations team to assure uniform understanding of customer expectations relative to operational solutions, timeline, costs and results.


Company Details

Kuehne + Nagel Egypt (multinational)

Cairo, Graden City, Egypt

101-500 employees

Logistics and Supply Chain , Transportation, Warehousing

http://www.kn-portal.com/

Nov 2008 to Dec 2010 (2 years 1 month)
Supply Chain Senior Supervisor at Gsf Egypt (Golden state Foods)

Experience Details

Supply Chain Senior Supervisor

Hospitality/Hotels/Food Services, Logistics/Supply Chain, Customer Service/Support

Experienced (Non-Manager)

•Purchasing policy and planning
•Follow Purchasing activities with each responsible in Dept.
•Departmental staff recruitment, development, training and management
•Managing the relationship between Supply Chain’s internal & external Customers and external vendors
•Effective proactive liaison with other departments re operating, resource, services
•Setting and planning how to achieve supplier accreditation and service level management.
•Validate bid pricing and where appropriate negotiate key segments of major bids.
•Contacts supplier/vendors to determine availability, terms and delivery schedule regarding specific requisitions.
•Responsible for all aspects of procurement related activities against allocated products.
•Responsible for managing all aspects of procurement within the supply
•Make sound judgments as to quality and quantity of supplies purchased.
•Cost saving budgeting and targeting.
•Production-planning supervision, scheduling for production, preparing production schedules for manufacturing.
•Determining the status of assigned projects, expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
•Handling supplier payments and dealing with their contracts
•Warehousing, distribution, shipping management, effective liaison with these functions/departments.
•Managing inventory value
•Responsible for recommending min/max stock levels
•Ensure items are progressed urgently that appear on the Critical Impact List.
•Manage the movement of products/equipment/materials in and/or out of the country in accordance with organizational policy and procedure, and to comply with relevant local, country and international law and process
•Manage the necessary documentation and online forms for the efficient, cost-effective and lawful execution of all import activities.
•Manage financial and currency processes and transactions in accordance with policy and law, and to optimize cost-effectiveness of activities.
•Monitor, record, analysis and report on activities, trends, results and recommendations relating to import activities.
•Ensure all Standard Costs are entered into system to enable flow through goods receiving.
•Preparing Forecasting and sales analysis
•Following projections
•Monitor forecasting against actual demand
•Establish and maintain accurate records and files.
•Administration and reporting as necessary


Company Details

Gsf Egypt (Golden state Foods) (multinational)

6 of October, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Food and Beverage Production

www.goldenstatefoods.com

Mar 2002 to Oct 2008 (6 years 7 months)
Project Coordinator Supervisor at Kazareen Co. Ltd (Canareen Group)

Experience Details

Project Coordinator Supervisor

Customer Service/Support, Administration

Experienced (Non-Manager)

•Ensured on time availability of material
•Managing orders for raw materials orders & Accessories.
•Managing knitting plan for each machine & following these plan
•Managing dying plan.
•Following orders throw production area.
•Specifying orders, which pass the production.
•Making loading container plan according to client requirement.
•Managing needed and capacity for the factory.
•Handling & Following all work processing
•Comparing between planned, strategies and actual.
•Summarizing report for the entire whole factory.
•Supervising the finishing of several project managed by the company.
•Coordinating With Involved Dep. To Generates All Needed Information.
•Coordination with customers / suppliers
•Following up the shipping DOCs
•Following up with forwarder for clearance
•Informing the client with Del. Date
•Booking to shipment with shipping lines
•Following the shipping DOCs with the forwarder
•Sending the DOCs “Original “to client with information
•Providing weekly report of value of existing orders to senior management
•Providing status to client on their requests and orders
•Scheduling air and sea shipments for clients’ orders
•Reviewing and sending invoices to clients
•Highlighting issues to management, which will impact client relationship
•Driving All Needed Information to insure production processes


Company Details

Kazareen Co. Ltd (Canareen Group) (multinational)

6 of October, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Textile and Clothing

http://canaren.com/index.asp

May 1994 to Apr 2002 (7 years 11 months)

Achievements


• Customer Service level increased by 30%
• Displacement of the old fleet & leasing a new one
• Warehouse racking system for space utilization
• Improved the stock control and cycle count up to 95% and reduce finished goods up to 25%
• Improved traceability of product up to 88%
• Improved costing of warehouse processes and activities
• Drive low cost/high margin plans
• Improved communication of demand to third parties (supply and distribution)
• Set key performance indicator "KPI" for the Supply Chain department.
• Set process and procedures for the entire supply chain.
• Forecast accuracy of 87% during the first year in the business.



• Customer Service level increased by 20%
• Reduced stock levels within the supply chain to achieve a given service level.
• Reduced ordering lead time
• Reduced number of placed orders
• Reduced costs of waste disposals
• Cycle count accuracy achieved 98%
• Ability to manage a growing product portfolio without additional administrative staff
• Management of production plans taking account of product profitability
• Automated performance measures in key business areas..



Education

MBA in Strategic & Project Management

Education Details

MBA

Strategic & Project Management

Victoria University, Switzerland, Egypt

Not specified

N/A

N/A

Victoria University, Switzerland
2011 - 2013
Bachelor's Degree in Commerce

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

Commerce

Cairo University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Cairo University
1994 - 1998

Certifications

Certificate details

SCCP (Supply Chain Certified Professionals)

Jun 2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

AUC in collaboration with Apics

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

• HACCP Introduction (Hazard Analyses and Critical Control Point)

Jun 2005

McDonald's

N/A

Training/Course Details

• QIP Introduction (Quality inspection program)

Jun 2004

McDonald's

N/A

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Advanced

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Fields of Expertise

Cross Cultural Communications

Cross Cultural Communications

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Business Development Strategy

Business Development Strategy

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Optimization

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Operation Management

Operation Management

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Judgment and Decision Making

Judgment and Decision Making

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Identifying customer needs

Identifying customer needs

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Staff supervision & Training

Staff supervision & Training

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Strategic Managment

Strategic Managment

: Advanced

: High

:

1-3 years

Key Skills

Business-oriented, Communicator, Problem Solver, Flexible / Adaptive, Team Player

Online Presence

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