Professor Alan Waller, OBE, is Vice-President for Supply Chain Innovation at the International Consultancy EFESO Consulting. He is also Visiting Professor in International Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University School of Management, where he also serves on the International Advisory Board. Alan is Chairman of the European Logistics Users Providers and Enablers Group (ELUPEG). He also serves on the Global Research Committee of APICS SCC. He has served as UK Chairman and UK President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and also then served as International President. He also served as Chairman and subsequently Director of the European Council on Global Supply Chain of The Conference Board in Brussels. In 1998, he was awarded the Sir Robert Lawrence Gold Medal for his contribution to Logistics. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen for his services to Logistics. In 2011, Alan was named Individual Achiever of the Year for the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards for his contribution to Supply Chain development in Europe. Two years later in 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (International).