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David Gonzalez

VP Analyst

David Gonzalez is a VP, Analyst and KI Lead for Logistics Strategy and Operations. Based in the EMEA region, he has more than 25 years of experience working with regional and international supply chains and logistics functions. Over that period, he has worked in the service, manufacturing and retail sectors, with organizations ranging from a leading global logistics service provider and a chemical and engineering manufacturer, to a number of leading global retailers.

Previous experience

In previous roles, Mr. Gonzalez managed the global logistics function for the delivery of physical reward marketing programs to Tesco PLC in the U.K. and Ireland. He went on to take over similar global logistics responsibilities for the Tesco subsidiaries in CE territories of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

At the Linde Group, Mr. Gonzalez headed up the Global Logistics function for the Electronic Gases Business Area. This included creating, implementing and managing a center of excellence function for logistics, as well as engaging in the regional execution of logistics policies and operations through a network of logistics control towers. He also took on responsibility for global trade compliance and led the establishment of a center-led compliance and governance model.

Mr. Gonzalez's consulting experience resulted in the successful delivery of high-profile logistics transformation projects for leading global retailers, such as Marks & Spencer, Burberry, New Look, and Fat Face. He was also engaged in the solution design and implementation of new and innovative logistics operating models for Arysta Life Sciences, Intel and TSMC.

Professional background

TCC Global

Senior International Logistics Manager

The Linde Group

Head of Global Logistics - Business Area Electronics


Senior Consultant

Areas of coverage

Logistics Strategy and Operations (retired)

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance (retired)

Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services (retired)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Global Logistics Strategy and Maturity

23PL & 4PL Assessment, Selection, Contracting and Implementation

3Logistics Maturity and Strategy

4Logistics Organization Design, Functionality & Effectiveness

5Global Logistics Trends