Argon & Co

A global management consultancy that specialises in operations strategy and transformation.

137 Euston Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AA, United Kingdom

Procurement

Our diverse experience, deep understanding and awareness of the bigger picture means we solve complex business problems in creative and innovative ways.

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Team Size 200 - 300
Established 2001

Our diverse experience, deep understanding and awareness of the bigger picture means we solve complex business problems in creative and innovative ways.

Transforming operations

A global management consultancy that specialises in operations strategy and transformation.

Operations strategy and transformation

With expertise spanning the supply chain, procurement, finance and shared services, we work together with clients to transform their businesses and generate real change.

A transformation involves making a step-change to the way a company operates, allowing it to make better use of existing competencies and infrastructure or to develop new ones. It leads to a substantial improvement in performance.

Technical expertise and operational experience

We apply a combination of deep technical expertise, operational experience and broad business knowledge to deliver lasting results.

All our people come from operational backgrounds and have been through rigorous training, so we really know what we’re talking about.

Personable with challenge where needed

Our positive, flexible and personal approach, with challenge where needed, ensures buy-in at all levels of our clients’ businesses and a positive outcome.

We are engaging to work with and trusted by clients to get the job done, and share a belief that the only thing that matters is making a real difference for our clients.

Global footprint with local expertise

We have offices in Paris, London, Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Auckland, Melbourne, Mumbai, and Singapore.

With over 280 consultants worldwide in 8 offices, we have the ability to provide our clients with local support coupled with our renowned understanding of global best practice.

Culture

Our clients and consultants say the same thing; we do things differently to others. We work hard at this, recruiting the best people and focusing on our culture and collaborative approach, which is unique in the sector.

Our people are our business. We provide teams of highly skilled consultants to apply a combination of technical expertise, operational experience, business knowledge and common sense to deliver real change.

Underpinning our approach is caring about each other and our clients. We are real people dealing with real people, so we need to understand what the issues and concerns are that clients are facing, and also allow our colleagues to develop their skills on a wide range of assignments whilst achieving a sustainable work-life balance.

Professional development

We only recruit the best people; those who we believe will fit with our supportive and collaborative approach, and who will be able to constructively challenge our clients whilst working alongside them to get the job done.

Once someone joins us, we believe it is essential to provide an environment in which they can continually develop and expand their capabilities. Throughout your career with Argon & Co, our career development model will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Broaden your skills across a number of different business disciplines
  • Develop deeper technical skills in your specialist areas
  • Work in and learn about different industries
  • Work with highly professional teams, consulting to all levels of the client

Founders & Leaders

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Yvan Salamon

President

Yvan Salamon has spent over 20 years managing and being directly involved in projects to optimize operations performance (costs, cash flow), manufacturing, and logistics strategies in the Manufacturing and Retail sectors. Prior to founding the Argon Group, Yvan was a board member at Hays Logistics Group (Kuehne & Nagel), where he was responsible for methods and organization. Before that, he worked at CGC as Plant Manager and at Mars & Co in strategic consulting. Yvan is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France.

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Fabrice Bonneau

Vice President

Fabrice Bonneau has more than 20 years’ experience in performance improvement (cost-cutting, inventory reduction, service improvement), and supply chain transformation projects, in the Manufacturing and Retail sectors. He has also managed operational strategy (supply chain governance and organization, service strategy, manufacturing and logistics blueprint) and IT blueprint projects.

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Christian Pohl

Managing Principal, London

Operational and management experience in global logistics and freight forwarding companies and six years’ experience in strategy and management consulting with a focus on sourcing and procurement Sourcing and procurement specialist in transforming procurement functions from initial assessment to implementation, cost reduction programs and shared service centre implementation

Helen Chiswell

Managing Principal, London

Over ten years’ of supply chain experience within the first-tier automotive, electronics and general engineering sectors. Experience of managing and delivering global projects with a focus on inventory modelling, distribution strategy and supply chain agility. Line roles covering international, multi-site responsibility for the end-to-end supply chain, including procurement, materials & production planning, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

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Frans Verheij

Partner, Melbourne Office

Over twenty years’ supply chain and manufacturing experience across multinational organisation. Specialist expertise in supply chain strategy, systems, planning and optimisation and change management. Works at board level and well as operational, achieves results through positivity and ability to influence people.

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Bruce Strahan

Partner, Atlanta

Over 30 years’ experience in supply chain, logistics and strategy, operations improvement and facilities planning for distribution and manufacturing clients Vast experience in a variety of industry sectors including; retail, eCommerce, automotive, service parts, CPG, manufacturing, 3PL and wholesale distribution, for clients in the America’s, Europe and Asia.

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Ravikant Parvataneni

Regional Director, India

Over a decade of experience in DC design, network strategy implementation and the use of WMS and automation. Specialist in warehouse automation and the implementation of new designs and changes in Indian retail and e-commerce supply chain networks.

Argon Consulting and Crimson & Co's Summer University 2018
After the merger of Argon Consulting and Crimson & Co in April 2018, we are pleased to present to you our first joint event: the Summer University, a two-day training event.

Awards

  • FT: UK's leading management consultants 2020
  • MCA Consulting Experience: Part of MCA consulting excellence scheme 2020
  • Great Place to Work: Top 15: Best Workplaces France 2020
  • Capital Magazine: France's best management consultants 2019
  • ALM Intelligence: Worldwide leader in supply chain consulting 2019
  • Gartner: Gartner top 20 digital operations consultancy 2018
  • C: Consultancy UK top 50 for IT strategy and digital transformation 2018
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