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Alloquor Consulting personnel have broad experience in supply chain strategy, logistics cost reduction, systems selections & implementations, process improvement, third-party logistics, inventory management and more.


Thomas Phelps


Thomas Phelps has helped some of the world's leading companies, as well as many small and middle-market companies, improve their operations.  His past clients include Compaq, Seagate, Custom Building Products, Nissan, Hewlett-Packard, Quest, and Warner Bros.  The work done for these clients has saved millions of dollars in logistics and supply chain costs.


Mr. Phelps' domain expertise encompasses both the operational and technical aspects of supply chain management, which enables him to focus on operational improvements and technology improvements simultaneously.  


Thomas Phelps' experience base includes:

  • Logistics cost reduction and cycle-time reduction

  • Supply chain strategy

  • Process improvement in every area of supply chain (purchasing, inventory management, etc.)

  • ERP selection and implementation (Tier-1 as well as middle market systems)

  • Reverse logistics (returns, returnable containers)

  • Supply chain software custom development

  • Selection and implementation of logistics service providers (third-party logistics)

Much of this experience was gained while employed as a management consultant with two Big-5 consulting firms known for their thought leadership in supply chain: Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture), and Ernst & Young Management Consulting (now known as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).  He also served as Vice President of a large third-party logistics company that specialized in same-day fulfillment and delivery.



Charley Johnston pictureCharley Johnston


Charley Johnston has over 20 years of supply chain operations and consulting experience.  His consulting experience includes seven years with UPS Supply Chain Services and Fortna Supply Chain Consulting.  His operations experience includes ten years with various Fortune 500 companies including Intel, Agilent Technologies and UPS.  Charley’s specialties include warehouse design and automation, WMS selection and implementation and transportation network optimization.  Charley is certified in Lean Manufacturing.


  • Completed a network analysis, for a consumer product manufacturer, that determined optimal locations for new manufacturing and distribution centers.  New network created $1.4M in annual supply chain savings.

  • Conducted DC analysis, design and implementation for a major US retailer. Determined optimal DC location then designed and implemented new 870,000 sq. ft. logistics center resulting in a $710K reduction in annual transportation and distribution expenses.

  • Led distribution center redesign and implementation project for a $200M specialty retail company. Updated primary distribution operation, reducing annual operating expenses by $1.2M.

  • For a leading semiconductor manufacturing company, utilized Lean Manufacturing principles to reduce WIP over 35% and reduce manufacturing cycle times from ten days to four.




Alloquor Consulting associates have deep expertise in virtually every aspect of logistics and supply chain management, including technology as well as process areas.  No matter what your logistics and supply chain management problems may be, we have associates with the expertise to solve the difficult problems.  Our specific areas of expertise include:

  • Supply chain vision, objectives, strategy and tactics

  • Logistics software custom development

  • ERP Systems selection and implementation

  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

  • Inventory Management and Control

  • Assessment and selection of third-party logistics companies (3PLs)

  • Order Management

  • Warehouse site selection and location analysis

  • Reverse logistics

  • Forecasting, planning and purchasing

  • And more ... Contact Us


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