Business Planning & Supply Chain Management

Barry John Elliott

Barry John Elliott


I have worked with clients in many industries and many countries and this experience enables me to distinguish between approaches that work everywhere and others that need to be quite specific.

I can help you with

designing and implementing Integrated Business Planning (IBP) / S&OP, honing and integrating demand and supply planning, reducing Total Cost of Ownership through Strategic Sourcing / progressive Procurement, optimising inventory investment, optimising distribution networks


Based in Hong Kong, I have been working with clients across the Asia Pacific region since the '90s.

I particularly enjoy the challenge of applying the basic principles in very different situations, helping to figure out how to get people to "want to do it".

While I have comprehensive expertise and experience across most facets of business, my forte has become guiding business integration, especially in the form of educating and guiding the tailoring of Integrated Business Planning processes, from the macro-level five steps of IBP down to the preparation cycle steps of stage-and-gate for projects, demand planning, supply planning, and integration of those with financial planning.

I started my career as Industrial Engineer and Production Manager with a J&J company in Canada and then moved to a manufacturer of transit vehicles as Manager, Business System (note the singular – integration has always been my thing).  After those first ten years, I joined Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in Canada and subsequently in Australia.  I then had time with Andersen (Accenture) and IBM Global Business Services, who brought me to Asia.  I later struck out on my own, as a sole practitioner consultant for many years, with a very nice stint with Oliver Wight Asia Pacific in the middle.

I have been qualified as APICS CFPIM, Professional Engineer, and Certified Management Consultant.  I’m also a frequent writer and commentator, with a regular column on Supply Chain Management in the Bangkok Post for fifteen years.

YEars of Experience

40 years


Hong Kong

Countries worked IN

Canada, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, China, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy


FMCG, Food & Beverage, Industrial Packaging, Pharma, MedTech, Chemicals, Oil & Gas