John Munnelly’s career in logistics spans over 25 years, during which time he has experienced the industry from all angles - both third party and in house operations - with previous roles with TDG, Ryder, TNT, Shop Direct and Sainsbury’s. John has built up a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to all aspects of retail distribution, particularly specialising in operational startups for large scale automated solutions, transport operations, Direct to Customer Home Delivery and Omni-Channel fulfillment.
John has successfully managed a number of high profile and technologically advanced projects. Working closely with suppliers such as Siemens, Knapp, VanDerLande, Witron and Manhatten Associates at all stages of project development and post implementation running, John has become an expert in his field
For the last 10 years John has been responsible for the design, build and implementation of John Lewis’ semi-automated National Distribution Centre at Magna Park, Milton Keynes and is Head of Operations.
This highly acclaimed, multi award winning development, which went live in 2009, is industry leading enabling one pool of stock to be used for all shop deliveries and customer fulfillment. A second warehouse has now been built alongside the current development and connected via a 100m link bridge, forming a campus with an operating footprint in excess of 2 million square feet.