Ian Fouweather  

Ian Fouweather
TLA Associates
2 North Barn
Headley Lane
West Yorkshire
BD13 3LX


Tel: 01274 831375
Fax:  01274 831375
07989 355842

Email: ian@tlaassociates.co.uk

  Case Studies
Core Disciplines
Supply Chain
Key Skills & Services:
  • Strategic Management and Leadership Coaching.
  • Demand and Capacity Management
  • Factory Scheduling and Inventory Control
  • Improving and Implementing IT Solutions.
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • New Product Development and Innovation
  • World Class Manufacturing Techniques (JIT, Lean, etc.)
  • Project Management
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Research and Analysis


Career Background:

Ian has 20 years experience working in supply chain and manufacturing roles within the FMCG sector. Focusing on the food and beverage industries Ian has worked for many of the major UK food producers operating in JIT environments and delivering exceptional levels of customer service. He founded and runs TLA Associates a Management Consultancy specialising in the UK and European Food Industry. The business focuses on evaluating business and operational strategy helping to bring about sustainable long term improvement based on the optimisation of both people and technology.

Industry sectors: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging and Printing, and Process Industries. Also Information Technology, Knowledge Transfer & Innovation, Financial and Professional Services, Healthcare.


Masters in Business Administration, University of Bradford. Masters in Research Methods, University of Bradford. Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice~ Distinction. University of Bradford

Accredited PRINCE II Practitioner (Project Management)

Member of the Institute of Operations Management, Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Member of the Institute of Management.


Ian balances his career as a Management Consultant with work as an academic. He teaches management theory and practice to Masters and Doctoral students for a number of business schools and is a member of staff at the University of Bradford. His research interests are varied. They include: the role of ICT within Supply Chains, Capacity Modeling, Statistical Process Control, Product Innovation and Virtual Manufacturing. He is currently researching Change Management within the Healthcare Sector and the Role of Teams within Knowledge Based Professions.


MCCR Associates - Chesford House, 4 Gunsgreen Park, Eyemouth, Berwickshire TD14 5LH
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