Guildford, UK, 28 October 2014 – Supply chain specialist and Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner AGR has announced the appointment of Alan Iles as a consultant in its expanding services team.

Alan joins AGR from SPACE.NK.apothecary the British cosmetics retailer and Space Brands Ltd, where he held the position of IT Specialist responsible for the implementation of AGR Inventory Optimiser in the UK and US retail businesses.

Alan brings to AGR over thirteen years’ experience of working in the supply chain and logistics industry. His most recent responsibilities included deploying AGR Inventory Optimiser with manufacturing functionality to the wholesale side of SPACE.NK.apothecary’s business, as well as the design and testing of Microsoft Dynamics NAV system for the US operation. Alan has acquired knowledge of many technology systems used in the sector since beginning his career in warehouse operations and logistics, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV, AGR Inventor Optimiser and AGR Sales Planner, Microsoft SQL and SAP (Warehouse and Fulfilment).

Alan said, “My ambition has always been to move into consultancy and with my career in the supply chain and logistics sector plus a love of IT, it was a perfect fit to join AGR. I have enjoyed working with AGR as a customer and firmly believe that the combination of the products it offers and the company ethos provides the best in class solution. This new position will give me the opportunity to apply my experience and assist customers with their inventory forecasting and planning solutions to help them reduce the complexity and increase the efficiency of their supply chains.”

Melissa Cupis, Managing Director, AGR (UK) Ltd said, “Alan’s experience is invaluable as we expand our team of consultants to meet customer demand in a period of rapid growth. His technical and specialist supply chain experience will bring expertise to help clients deploy AGR’s solutions. Many of our customers rely on tightly integrated inventory and planning management with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to support critical supply chains systems as they compete in a market with increasing regulations and high customer expectations. Alan’s appointment underlines our commitment to help organisations successfully use AGR’s systems and benefit from optimised stock efficiencies and improved staff productivity.”

About AGR
Founded in 1997, AGR is a Supply Chain Planning specialist company offering software and consultancy solutions that optimise the flow of goods throughout the supply chain for distribution, retail and manufacturing companies. AGR’s main expertise is in the field of inventory planning, offering an inventory planning and optimisation solution.
The company’s main solution, AGR5 eliminates excess costs from the supply chain by optimising inventory levels, reducing lost sales and replacing time-consuming manual replenishment processes.

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