q Alan Barratt - Business Reporter

Alan Barratt has worked as a Supply Chain professional since leaving school he has 34 years of experience that has taken him all over the world managing matrix supply chains for major organisations. Alan is 6 years into his role at Cox Automotive and is the Groups Supply Chain Director for UK and Europe.

Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive service organisation, providing a complete set of products and services that are all in one place and easy-to-use for our clients. We handle 8 Million Vehicles each year, over 119 locations Worldwide, we have 40,000 clients supported by over 30,000 team members. We’re part of Cox Enterprises Inc – one of the world’s largest privately owned communications, media and automotive services companies. Since its formation in 1898, Cox Enterprises has gone from strength to strength thanks to a long-term outlook and determination to create a sustainable and financially secure business. With Annual Revenues of $29B