Michael Thompson


Michael ThompsonMichael is the Managing Director and founder of Enchange in 1993. Since that time Enchange has had the privilege of working with many of the world's leading multinational organisations. We have successfully delivered in excess of 500 supply chain projects for over 100 clients in more than 60 countries.


Professional Profile

Michael has led and personally been responsible for many of these programmes that have resulted in wholesale organisation change with substantial improvements in productivity, efficiency, sales and customer service, fixed and variable cost reduction. Bottom line improvements for these programmes have exceeded several millions of GB Pounds per annum. More recently he has directed programmes and developed the Enchange service offering.

ichael has travelled extensively with his work particularly in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. He lived in Kenya and Romania for 3 and 2 years respectively.

Before starting Enchange, Michael worked for Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals for 6 years, before donning a back pack & travelling for a couple of years. He enjoys sport, current affairs and sharing ‘stories' about how to make things happen in emerging markets.


Latest Posts by Michael

Interim Management & Consultancy – What's the difference?

At Enchange, we have provided many supply chain interim managers for clients over the years. I was discussing our supply chain interim management services with a client recently and she asked whether she should be hiring interim managers or...Read more

Top 10 Times You Need Supply Chain Interim Management

I have been talking to a number of supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged. The theme is the immediate need for highly skilled supply chain resource, available at short notice, with the flexibility to...Read more

Santa & Opening Presents, S&OP & the Elves Respond

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1 Inventory Optimisation Success Story

In my last two blogs I offered three reasons why multinationals are still struggling with inventory optimisation. I also suggested two issues that needed to be addressed before this process can commence. This is the story of how one...Read more

2 issues to address before you can optimise inventory.

In my last post I dealt with the long-standing issue of inventory optimisation and some of the reasons that many organisations are still struggling with it. If it was just left to a technical challenge, optimising an organisation’s...Read more