Specialties: Sustainable performance in supply chain logistics, trade compliance, performance management and capability development for organizational growth
Joe Lombardo has more than 30 years experience in developing & managing supply chain logistics solutions & driving business operations, in multinational environments & operating in 12 Countries. Qualified as a Management Accountant, Joe developed & diversified his career in the fast moving world of semiconductor electronic components, where he managed various roles whilst with STMicroelectronics – in the Finance & Administration functions (including Treasury & Legal), Human Resources, Customer Service, Logistics & Warehousing, Site & Infrastructure Management, Trade & Customs Compliance and Free Trade Agreements deployment.
Joe was responsible for the start-up & implementation of several Corporate Programs. The 3 key milestone projects were in the logistics, warehousing & trade compliance areas.
In 1994 the set-up & deployment of an in-house Regional Logistics & Warehousing operations for the Asia Pacific Region including China & Japan – handling 3.0 million cartons & 20 million kgs of airfreight shipments per annum.
In 2004 the consolidation & creation of an in-house global logistics & warehousing organisation, supporting the Company global supply chain operations in 22 locations worldwide – handling 6.0 million cartons & 54 million kgs of airfreight shipments per annum.
In 2010 the creation of a global trade & Customs organisation, to manage the Corporate Governance for the adherence to the dual-use / strategic goods & technologies regulations in the Company’s global supply chain.
Since 2012, Joe has also been working the European Chamber of Commerce & Price Waterhouse, sitting on the Chambers’ Trade Committee, promoting the use of Free Trade Agreements.
The challenges of business supply chains & the logistics operations are continuously evolving, this requires dedicated competencies to sustain efficient & effective organisational capabilities that deliver the target performance goals.
A key success factor to performance management, is the approach & methodologies Joe has deployed in his work. Working in collaboration with key Suppliers, Customers, National Authorities and internal stakeholders, has enabled projects to be realised in a faster time horizon, whilst developing the needed organisational competencies & capabilities with the necessary leverages to external resources & expertise.
Joe Lombardo is a now consultant with ESP Consult, which is focused on enabling sustainable performance in supply chain logistics, Trade Compliance & Free Trade Agreements for organisations that are growing & need to evolve their capabilities to reach their Strategic goals.