John Perry

Chief Executive of SCALA Consulting

John Perry- Member of the Business Council for Supply Chain


John Perry serves as the Chief Executive of SCALA Consulting, a prominent player in the supply chain and logistics consultancy sphere. With a rich background in industrial engineering and logistics, John founded SCALA in 2001, leveraging his extensive experience to provide innovative solutions to manufacturers and retailers across various sectors.

SCALA Consulting operates at the forefront of the logistics and transportation industry, specializing in supply chain strategy, logistics network optimization, warehouse design, 3PL tendering/selection, and implementation management. Their expertise spans from Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) to Home Appliances and Homeware sectors, offering comprehensive solutions tailored to each client's needs.

John's career trajectory has been shaped by his mathematical and computing background, coupled with years of hands-on experience in logistics director roles. His notable projects include developing European logistics strategies for major FMCG companies, implementing warehouse operations for leading drinks companies in China, and orchestrating operations turnarounds for food and drink distributors in the Middle East.

In navigating the evolving landscape of the logistics industry, John acknowledges the increasing demand for professionalism and resilience amidst market disruptions, including the impacts of COVID-19, political changes, and global conflicts. Looking ahead, he anticipates the development of more resilient supply chains with regional capabilities worldwide.

Excited about the potential of AI and robotic warehouse operations, John recognizes the transformative power of technology in enhancing supply chain efficiency and adaptability. He advises newcomers to the industry to embrace its dynamic nature and cultivate a diverse skill set, ranging from interpersonal skills to deep expertise in supply chain management.

In addressing setbacks and challenges, John emphasizes the importance of flexibility and rapid response, considering logistics' susceptibility to external events. While he draws inspiration from the industry's collective efforts rather than specific individuals, outside of work, John enjoys indulging in hobbies such as football, tennis, and traveling.

John Perry's leadership at SCALA Consulting underscores his commitment to excellence and innovation in the logistics and transportation sector, driving forward-thinking solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients worldwide.