Gideon Hillman Info

gideon hillman Gideon Hillman FCILT FCMI has over 20 years European Supply Chain, Logistics and Materials Handling industry experience, having been employed at a Senior Management Level throughout Europe with both manufacturers and Global 3rd Party Logistics Providers for over 12 years, prior to establishing Gideon Hillman Consulting in 2004.

His areas of expertise and experience are in Logistics Outsourcing and Tender Management, Logistics Network Development, Commercial and Business Development, Operational and Commercial due diligence, Supply Chain Solution Design, Improvement and Implementation throughout Europe for major manufacturers and household brand names in the Automotive, Aerospace, Food Production and Processing, Grocery and Non-Grocery Retail, Home Delivery Networks, Utilities and General Industrial and Manufacturing sectors.

Gideon is frequently asked to write articles for trade publications and provide editorial comment on a range of Logistics and Warehousing topics and has been invited on two occasions to address trade missions by invitation of The Canadian High Commission in London on the subject of Warehousing and Logistics Outsourcing in the UK. He has also been a conference speaker at The IFPWA annual conference (hosted by UKWA) and at the Aid and Trade Conference in Geneva.

Gideon is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of The Chartered Management Institute and a Member of The Institute of Consulting; from which he received an industry award in 2011 for his work in Logistics Network Design and outsourcing.

Latest Articles

  • 03/06/2015 opens new European e-fulfilment centre in record time is the world’s largest on-line retailer of sports nutrition products including powdered and liquid health supplements and bulking powders for athletes; with an annual turnover in excess on $500M. The company has opened its European e-fulfilment logistics centre, capable of despatching up to circa 15,000 orders per day, in Dunstable in the UK

  • 19/03/2015   DX Group use Gideon Hillman Consulting to validate Network Improvement Strategy

    DX is one of the UK’s leading independent mail, parcel and logistics end to end networks. The Company provides next day delivery services for mail, parcels and 2-Man deliveries to business and residential addresses nationwide, for both public and private sector companies. In particular, DX specializes in next day or scheduled delivery of time sensitive, mission critical and high value items for B2B and B2C customers.

  • 20/02/2015   Are Your Logistics Operations Determining the Fate of the Haulage Industry?

    With the driver shortage being the biggest issue facing the road haulage industry with the total number of drivers decreasing each year. The RHA has quite rightly focussed on how the industry can be made more attractive to newcomers by suggesting government funding for vocational training to ease the cost to the individual of obtaining an LGV licence.

  • 11/04/2014   Global Stock Management System for Sub-Sea Offshore Construction Company

    One of the most challenging projects for Gideon Hillman Consulting in 2013 was for FoundOcean, a subsea and offshore grouting specialist for the global energy subsea construction industries.

  • 17/02/2014   Multi-Temperature Distribution Strategy for Live and Frozen Reptile Food

    Monkfield Nutrition has been a market leader in the breeding of live reptile food for over 25 years. During this time, they have set up an extensive reptile captive breeding programme, the largest European rodent farm and introduced a full range of reptile equipment, including innovative own brand products.

  • 25/10/2013   Chemical Manufacturer undertakes Internal Supply Chain Review with Gideon Hillman Consulting

    Chemical Manufacturer undertakes Internal Supply Chain Review with Gideon Hillman Consulting

  • 15/06/2013   Gideon Hillman is helping the Police with their Enquiries

    Suffolk Constabulary issued a tender for consultancy support to provide a business case for a collaborative archive of Police information to service six county Police Forces and Suffolk County Council. Through the tender selection Suffolk Constabulary awarded the contract to Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd (GH) which provided the best proposal in terms of the approach to the project whilst demonstrating a high level expertise and proven capability.

  • 14/02/2013   Aligning your transport fleet with business needs

    In a business with its own transport fleet, its transport resources and the infrastructure that supports them need to be periodically reviewed to reflect customer, sales volume and product portfolio changes over time. This is especially true of companies with sustained periods of growth or contraction, or companies undertaking strategic divestments or acquisitions.

  • 29/01/2013   I want it Now !

    Logistics outsourcing expert Gideon Hillman FCILT FCMI explores the benefits of logistics provider’s shared user e-fulfilment facilities to small to medium size internet retail businesses.

  • 15/01/2013   Exceptional results for leading UK Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants

    Logistics and Supply Chain Specialist firm Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd is pleased to announce that its first 6 month results of the current financial year (June to December 2012) shows a 20% increase in revenue on the previous financial year making it the best year since the business was established in 2004.

  • 02/01/2013   Second Warehouse project for Kent County Council

    Kent County Council set up Commercial Services to provide goods and services for the council's own directorates and for a range of approved public bodies.


    Gategroup (the leading independent global provider of products, services and solutions related to passenger’s on-board experience, to top airlines around the world) is seeking to outsource a logistics requirement for their European supply network.

  • 26/10/2012   Volvo Group Chooses Gideon Hillman Consulting

    Volvo Construction Equipment (a division of Volvo Group UK Ltd) has a warehouse operation in Duxford that supplies parts and equipment directly to end customers nationwide and to regional Customer Support Centres.

  • 12/09/2012   ‘Modular’ Warehouse - Open for Business

    The new Technology Supplies distribution centre (incorporating sales, administration and warehouse functions) was fully operational in the 1st quarter of 2012, after a three year project from initial concept designs, investment planning and business justification to the final designs, build and fit-out, which was supported from start to finish by the warehouse design team from Gideon Hillman Consulting.

  • 23/08/2012   Impressive Results for Leading Supply Chain & Logistics Consultancy

    Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd is pleased to announce impressive year-end results for the latest financial year (ending June 2012).

  • 19/07/2012   What is at the Heart of the Supply Chain?

    All too often businesses, from SMEs to major corporations, forget the importance of their warehouse operations as a critical part of the supply chain.

  • 04/07/2012   Urgent Logistics Tender Notification

    One of our FMCG clients is looking to outsource their established UK Transport Network for the distribution of products to their customer base which comprises of the UK grocery retail multiples.

  • 27/05/2012   The Inventory Balancing Act

    Gideon Hillman FCILT FCMI, Managing Director and Chairman of Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd answers the question; How do you balance Inventory with Working Capital & Customer Service Targets?

  • 13/03/2012   Logistics Tender Announcement

    A major manufacturer is looking to outsource the provision and management of a UK Northern Distribution Centre to a Third Party Logistics provider through a competitive tender process.

  • 05/03/2012   Inventory Management Tools that Work

    Goodrich is a global supplier of systems to aircraft and engine manufacturers. They supply a wide portfolio of products - from actuation systems and landing gear to sensors, safety and engine control systems.

  • 18/12/2011   Gideon Hillman Consulting, 2011 the year in review.

    2011 has been an exciting year for us with unprecedented growth in both the private and public sectors. The types of projects we have been engaged on have ranged from complete Logistics Network design and implementation, Warehouse Optimisation, Transport and Warehouse Outsourcing tenders and S&OP; (sales and operations planning).