"Post the global shocks of the recent years and the global challenge of getting to net zero, supply chains are now uniquely positioned to make a real difference to our businesses and the communities in which we live and work."
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Supply chain; Planning, Logistics and Sustainability
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Maureen is a chemical engineer by training. She spent 20 years in industry, working on local, regional and global supply chains while living in Ireland, Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva and now London. She was attracted to consulting because of the opportunity to work with companies to solve their biggest and most important challenges and to work with talented teams to deliver impact that lasts.
Across her 24 years working on supply chains, the most profound shift she has seen has not been how Covid and Brexit have catapulted supply chains to centre stage, but rather how the sustainability imperative has leapt up the agenda. 20 years ago, every supply chain challenge came down to a trade-off between cost, cash and service. There is now a fourth variable – sustainability. This makes this a tremendously exciting time to be working on supply chains, as Scope 3 emissions are fundamentally a supply chain problem to solve, and one that the teams are very motivated to deliver on, for our clients and our communities.
Maureen was drawn to Baringa because of the combination of culture and technical mastery. She likes the description of proud geeks and she describes herself as a ‘passionate nerd’.
Maureen believes in the power of people. She’s very people focused and believes collaboration can achieve so much. Data and analytics provide great insights that help understand the problem. She then works with her team to find the best answer upon which they build a rock solid delivery plan. She’s a practical person – a farmer’s daughter, convent educated. In her words, supply chain people tend to be very sensible and down to earth.
Family comes first for Maureen. She’s now the smallest person in her house and her son can rest his chin on the top of her head. A working mum for 20 years she coaches and supports working parents. She also likes to keep fit - partly to balance her love of good wine and cooking.