Catherine Milner

Catherine is a Chartered Engineer and has nearly 20 years experience working in Aerospace, Petrochemicals and Telecommunications, mainly in operational roles.

Working both in the UK and on the continent, Catherine has been involved with manufacturing, customer service, logistics, supply chain management, group technology, and business process re-engineering.

As well as her operational roles, she has project managed many successful projects on electronic data exchange with customers, forecasting, MRP, supply chain management, and business process re-engineering, as well as working with the Institute of Operations Management and the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Catherine is the co-author with Geoff Relph of the book ‘Inventory Management: Advanced Methods for Managing Inventory within Business Systems’ (Kogan Page 2015).

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Planning to meet the customer demand

Geoff Relph
Do you consider the Sales and Operations Planning to be a Value Add process or a necessary evil? In truth, the Sales and Operations Planning must be a value add process, as they mastermind the total supply chain.  Sales planning...
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Who Murdered MRP?

Geoff Relph
An Industrial Mystery! Case studies of common problems in Materials Requirements Planning and Business Systems – as told by hard-boiled detective Conrad Sultant. These tongue-in-cheek stories by Geoff Relph and Robert Irwin first appeared in Control, the journal of the...
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Professional Inventory Management

Geoff Relph
Authors: Geoff Relph; Witek Brzeski, Gail Bradbear It can be difficult to determine when stock is at the optimum level as this is influenced by numerous factors including batching policies, the work centre capability, safety policies and production methods.  The...