Achieving Production Stability. Managed Supply Planning.

Managed Supply Planning. Rapid ROI. See the evidence. Achieving production stability was a prime driver for DDMRP II adoption at a major soft drinks manufacturer.Overview A.G. Barr p.l.c. is a FTSE 250 UK based, branded consumer goods business focused on growth. The...

How O8 manages supply planning for BCM

Supply Planning. Managed. How O8 manages supply planning for a leading health, beauty, and pharmaceutical manufacturer.Situation Overview Based in Nottingham in central England, Boots Contract Manufacturing (BCM) is a leading manufacturing of health, beauty care, and...

Retail, Health & Wellness Case Study. Supply Planning. Managed.

Supply Planning. Managed. See the Proof. How O8 improved supply planning for a leading health, beauty, and pharmaceutical manufacturer. Although weekly promotional volatility causes peaks and valleys in customer demand, in most cases historical demand is actually...

DDMRPII™ vs DRP/MRP – Bring Demand Driven Supply Chains to Life

DDMRP II™ vs DRP/MRP Supply Planning Improved. Bringing Demand-Driven Supply Chains to LifeO8 DDMRPII™ (End-to-end supply planning and execution) delivers objectives more effectively than DRP or MRP Key inventory management objectives: To deliver 99% fill rate and...

PZ Cussons Supply Planning Journey

WHITEPAPER Inventory and Supply Planning Journey PZ Cussons A major British manufacturer of personal healthcare products and consumer goods, PZ Cussons, has chosen Orchestr8 solution for their Supply Planning journey. Request a copy of the white paper and learn about...

Pharma: Manufacturer of Facial Aesthetic Fillers

WHITEPAPER Sales & Operations Planning Process Pharma Industry: Manufacturer of Facial Aesthetic Fillers A manufacturer of facial aesthetic fillers engaged with O8 with the goal of improving service levels while demonstrating inventory improvements across their...

Shell: Deep Diving Into Demand Driven Planning

Learn how Shell Lubricants ripped up the rulebook in supply chain planning. Supply Planning. Managed. See the Proof.Overview Global supply chains are facing increased customer and portfolio complexity. Heightening consumer demands are leading companies to look at...

O8 Management

Meet the O8 team offering transformational results.

Philip Ribbins


During the last two decades, Phil Ribbins has developed a deep understanding of supply chain planning processes across multiple industries. His passion for improving supply chain performance and helping companies make better decisions led to the founding of Orchestr8.

Phil’s career in supply chain management has included roles as both practitioner and consultant at companies like World Class International, Cable and Wireless, and Arthur Andersen. He earned a Masters of Science in Logistics and Distribution from Cranfield University and a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Economics from Strathclyde University.

Mark Robinson


Mark Robinson has more than 20 years supply chain management experience both in operations and as a consultant. He has held management positions with Lucas Engineering and Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation and World Class International.

Mark co-wrote the winning submission for the 2002 Supply Chain Council award for Technology Excellence and co-founded Orchestr8 later that same year. He holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physics from Aston University.

Raymond Brown

Operations Director 

Raymond Brown has deep expertise in all aspects of production scheduling and inventory management in lean environments, as well as managing teams of supply chain experts providing services to both manufacturing and service companies. He draws on over 25 years experience when managing client relationships and guiding solution and process design. Raymond holds a diploma from the Institute of Operations Management as well as an M.B.A. from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Stuart Watton

Systems Manager 

Stuart Watton has nearly 30 years IT experience at diverse companies ranging from very large multinational banks to small start-ups. During the past 15 years he has specialized in developing web based applications using Microsoft technologies but has a broad knowledge of technical issues, both hardware and software based.

Ashley Wilcock


With more than 20 years of operational experience gained within large multi-nationals, Ashley has extensive experience in lean production, supply and inventory planning as well as in managing the teams involved in the various supply chain functions. He is also experienced in leading process change projects and systems implementations and holds diplomas in Computing and IT as well as a BSc (Hons) from the Open University.

Justin Forrest


Justin Forrest has almost 20 years experience of managing and implementing ERP systems globally for large FMCG and Manufacturing companies. He also has experience of working with the Orchestr8 team as client, and has since joined us as we expand our team globally. He is our first consultant to be based in the Asia region.

Justin holds a diploma in Manufacturing Engineering as well as a B.A. from Northumbria University.

Ron Ezsak

Vice President 

A thirty year veteran of both the manufacturing and software industries, Ron has developed significant acumen and expertise in both domains.  Ron brings a substantial level of experience in virtually all aspects of production and inventory management, as well as the realities of opportunity and risk when employing software and technology solutions to address business requirements. Additionally, having helped companies improve their operating performance in one hundred and five countries, Ron’s international experience and knowledge of how business is conducted brings a valuable level of local and cross boarder awareness that delivers the desired outcome and enhances relationships.

Paul Collins

Head of Product Delivery

A seasoned IT Delivery Manager with over 20 years experience of project and service delivery with focus on high value delivery. Paul has managed large and diverse delivery teams across multiple industries including Retail, Telecomms and Utilities. He brings to the role experience and success in commercial and client facing roles with a delivery focus. Paul has a degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in Business Information Systems.

Melanie Tiersen


Melanie Tiersen is an expert on improving end to end Suppy Chain through accelerated system changes and change management. With 20 years of supply chain experience and consulting, she dedicated a lot of time and energy especially to balancing inventory with OTIF. She is a French native and fluent in English. Melanie obtained a degree (BA (Hons) in European Business Administration from Middlesex University as well as a DESEM from CESEM Reims in 1996.