The GRA team is comprised of expert supply chain management professionals who have refined their skills over many years of comprehensive,
cross-industry experience, both in strategic and operational roles.
Our people are skilled not only in the theory of supply chain management, but are also hands-on practitioners and project leaders.
We are frequently approached by the media, industry organisations and academia for advice and expert opinion.
While all our staff are highly skilled and experienced, we place equal importance on character. It is essential that our team members be personable
to ensure our client's experience is a good one. With the appropriate people skills, GRA staff are in the best position to introduce change more
effectively in order to deliver results.
The types of positions our team fulfil include:
- Consultants – experienced professionals who lead and manage client projects
- Analysts – resources who conduct fact-based analyses to support client activities
- Systems resources – developers who create and support applications for clients
- Coach mentors – experienced industry practitioners who work side by side with clients to ensure change is successful and results are delivered
- Client support – support team for our clients
- Finance and administration
- Business development and marketing
- Management team
Steve Bray, Partner
Steve has extensive experience working with blue chip clients both in Australia and overseas, identifying supply chain and logistics opportunities
and implementing new business processes and tools. Steve’s understanding of clients’ needs comes from more than a decade’s experience on
'the other side' working in supply chain management roles for major organisations. A highly academically qualified specialist, including
post-graduate qualifications in Logistics Management, Steve has a burning passion for all things motor sports.
Peter Burgess, Partner
As an aeronautical engineer, Peter spent 25 years in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in a variety of management roles with a focus on integrated support linking engineering, maintenance and supply. Peter is a recognised expert in the field of aftermarket supply chains, and in 1996, he was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for his work in the field of analytical and strategic inventory & supply chain management. Since becoming the founding partner of GRA in 1997, Peter has led S&OP reviews and implementations, Demand and Supply Planning process improvement and opportunities assessments. He has also maintained his links to Defence and delivers a review of Defence supply chain performance to senior ADF staff twice a year.
Carter McNabb, Partner
Carter has consulted extensively in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Australia to manufacturing, distribution, retailing and
aftermarket organisations. Carter is a regular guest speaker at industry events. He also authors and runs the
'Managing Supply Chain Inventory' and 'Network Modelling' courses within Monash University's Supply Chain & Logistics Masters Program and delivers courses in
Forecasting and Inventory Management as part of the Asia Business Forum’s knowledge development series. Carter’s primary role is in
marketplace development, enhancing GRA's client delivery capabilities and management advisory. Whilst a supply chain specialist by
day, Carter is a musical enthusiast and singer songwriter in his spare time. He’s played gigs across Melbourne and even produced a CD
that received airplay on Melbourne's Triple R.
Luke Tomkin, Partner
Luke’s academic background in Economics wasn’t the most direct path to Supply Chain consulting, but he sees a strong link between the fundamental concepts of microeconomic theory and supply chain profitability. When asked whether he feels ‘good’ about his job, his response was: ‘Supply Chain consulting is about improving business efficiency, and delivering more for less. This is good for the business as it improves profitability, but efficiency also means less waste, which is good for everyone.’ Luke has consulted to industries that include manufacturing, retailing, distribution, fashion, FMCG, automotive and government at strategic and operational levels. When required, he often assumes ‘hands on’ roles within businesses, turning opportunities into realised outcomes and has been instrumental in the delivery of significant and sustained business results for his clients.