Alan Duncan

Supply Chain Director, Medtrade

As Director of Supply Chain for Medtrade, Alan is accountable for the timely and cost effective supply of medical devices to customers in the professional healthcare, consumer and trauma sectors.  His remit spans procurement, manufacturing, planning, warehousing and distribution.


With a supply chain career spanning over 25 years and several industry sectors, Alan has been responsible for managing global end-to-end supply chain planning disciplines. Prior to taking up the role at Medtrade, Alan was the Director of Product Supply at Travis Perkins where he was responsible for both the day to day availability of over 100,000 products to 1,900 branches and the transformation and development of the logical supply chain.  Alan has also held high-profile positions in Motorola, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons and Wincanton and has had the pleasure of working with leading UK and International businesses including:   Akzo Nobel, Brakes, British Sugar, B&Q, BP, Cadbury, Land Rover, Ministry of Defence, Müller, Sony and Vion Food Group.


Alan is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow with a 1st class honours degree in Production Engineering & Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from Napier University.  He has presented at supply chain conferences in UK, mainland Europe and USA and has published papers on various supply chain management topics.