We’ve appointed Dan Lowther as our new head of procurement and supply chain to provide a solid foundation as we continue to grow and develop.
Dan has been part of the M-AR team for the last eight months in the role of senior buyer before being promoted to the newly created role of head of procurement and supply chain. Prior to joining M-AR, Dan had predominantly worked in the manufacturing industry, which gives him an alternative perspective to a traditional construction background – ideal for us as both a manufacturer and contractor.
The main focus of the new role will be to implement a procurement strategy to align with and support us as we continue to expand and a robust and reliable supply chain is a vital part of our sustainable growth plans. With his materials knowledge and manufacturing expertise, Dan will be driving our suppliers to meet both ‘on time in full’ (OTIF) and ‘right first-time quality’ (RFTQ) targets in order to maintain both the capacity and quality standards needed to keep projects running on schedule and to programme.
Overseeing a team of four, Dan’s main aims of focus will be continuing to develop relationships with suppliers old and new, and developing processes which enable accurate forecasting to reduce risk in materials supply. By ensuring high-quality materials are available exactly when our manufacturing and site teams require them, we’ll be able to smoothly scale up operations as part of our ambitious plans for growth over the next five years.
Dan Lowther, head of procurement and supply chain commented: “The last few years have been exceptionally challenging thanks to the perfect storm of Brexit combined with the Covid-19 pandemic and global lockdowns which have all highlighted how fragile the supply chain can become, especially when reliant on just in time deliveries, and the knock-on effect any delay can have on the whole chain. 2023 will no doubt bring further challenges but with my experience of the manufacturing industry I’m hoping to bring a fresh perspective to M-AR’s material control and I’m focused on creating a procurement strategy for M-AR which is more akin to a modern manufacturing operation and setting the foundations for future growth.
“I’m truly excited to be part of the M-AR team especially at such a pivotal time in its history, as it strives to become a key force in the offsite sector. It’s refreshing to see how the company genuinely values innovation, challenges the way things have always been done and most importantly recognises the contribution that everyone brings to the table to make the day to day happen”