Philosophy

We are committed to bringing experience to the design and delivery of strong solutions and results for our customers

We combine the ideas, analysis and structure to design, and the pragmatism and operational realities to test those ideas and Implement solutions that deliver

Why Challenge Projects?

Challenge Projects was established in response to the many sound ideas, funded business cases and good intentions that get frustrated for reasons including;

  • Limitation in capability to identify options and analyse
  • Challenges in galvanising action and launching the Business Case off the Board Room table
  • Availability of external advisors who have lived every stage of the change and from Board Room to night shift
  • Variability in the mix of technical content, commercial thinking and operational capability of external advisers
Our People

CPL has an exceptionally broad capability based upon extensive experience of business development, design, operations and delivering transformational change in consulting, industry, private equity and outsourced providers. This capability is complemented through a strong network of Associates and service, systems and equipment providers. This is delivering exceptional, flexible and diverse client projects.

Customer Feedback

…Driven, objective and practical. Able to connect with all levels of the organisation and partners. He brought a fresh and structured approach. He delivered great depth of supply chain planning, operations and commercials, and breadth across analysis, systems applications and business. He added significantly to short term delivery and development of the supply chain into the medium term. His advice and delivery was invaluable. I would engage his services again without hesitation.

…Directed and controlled a significant and prolonged cultural, operational and commercial change programme. He operated with diligence, the utmost professionalism and governance of over 15 key projects

…Was hard working, incisive and deeply expert in supply chain diagnostics and modelling. Clients liked him and valued his work. The supply chain modelling and capability transformation work he did for a large government organisation has enabled major transformation.

…Was pragmatic in identifying and structuring what needed to be done and how, brought objectivity and worked with stakeholders across the organisation to get action into delivery. Mark was flexible and adaptable in his approach, gaining respect with emerging teams.

…I’ve come across very few people who work as hard as Mark, and no-one who was better organised and structured regarding project and programme management.

 

Mark Fogerty

Mark Fogerty is a supply chain and commercial professional with 20 years’ experience in operations, consulting, optimisation and delivering change and transformation. Mark’s experience includes;

    Mark

  • Core consulting skills, project and programme delivery skills in Big 4 and Venture Capitalist environments
  • Solutions and planning; global network design, inventory, cost to serve and cost modelling
  • Design, control and delivery of complex major transformational change in Private Equity owned wholesale, LOCOG, defence and chemicals
  • Supply chain improvement initiative programmes, team management, stakeholder engagement, budgets and project tracking.
  • Logistics operations, 3PL solutions development, procurement and manufacturing
  • Prince2 Practitioner, experienced in 6Sigma and MSP
Associate

Over 30 years of operations and senior management experience with a track record of delivering significant change and benefits in a wide variety of domestic and international operations across multiple sectors and sizes of business.

A pragmatic and hands-on distribution specialist with a vast knowledge and network providing a very sound basis of judgement. Quickly gets initiatives launched into reality with the support of cross-business functions and often in challenging environments.

Expert in outsourcing/outsourced relationships, including robust contract management, performance improvements and relationship development.

Operates and gains respect, at depot-floor and driver level through to senior stakeholder, based upon engaging style and knowledge. Builds very robust relationships with partners and builds strong teams.

Associate

A supply chain professional with over 30 years line management and consulting;

> Operational re-structuring > Process re-engineering including Lean > Transport scheduling & fleet profiling > Warehouse design > Change management > Supply chain & logistics strategy > Procurement strategy

Example projects include;

  • Project managed 4-year supply chain reorganisation in UK and Germany for FTSE 100 company saving >£6m p.a.
  • Rationalisation of European supply chain for American medical supplies company saving >£1m p.a.
  • Restructuring and improving patient and non-patient transport operation in NHS saving £450k p.a.
  • Work within MOD including design and project management of lean processes to improve the throughput of parts
Associate

Over 30 years of senior management experience having worked for several Blue Chip and Plc

An MBA and LLB Law graduate, with a number of years living and working in the USA and China

Held MD and CEO roles with Wolseley Plc, BSS, PTS and Spicers. Executive Director at BSS group as MD took the PTS domestic business from £300m to over £700m in 3 years

Highly experienced in business sale or integration from acquisition. Specialist in business growth, strategic direction and turnaround

Supporting businesses of all sizes, focused on developing a framework to success and delivery

NED, Chair and Business Mentor; Chaired and sat on Boards with turnovers ranging from £5m to £1bn ensuring a healthy mix of support and challenge

Sector experience includes Manufacturing, Distribution, Wholesale, FMCG, Not for Profit and Private Equity

Associate

A senior logistics and supply chain professional. He is a focussed leader, able to manage internal and external stakeholders, having managed cross functional team and consistently delivers to challenging timelines. He is able to move between strategy, concept and deep detail thus turning aspiration into reality.

Example experience includes;

  • Strategy, design, implementation and management of international Supply Chains
  • Management of in-house and 3&4PL operations
  • eCommerce fulfilment scoping, development and implementation
  • Development and integration of systems