Lafarge Appoints New Overall Recovery Logistics Manager
Clive Roberts has become Supply Chain Manager for Lafarge Cement’s resource recovery businesses, Sapphire Energy Recovery and Glacier, the first time such a role has existed across the two businesses. Roberts will be responsible for coordinating and managing movements of materials for both businesses, in an effort to streamline activity and improve customer service. He will be based at the resource recovery businesses’ head office at Cauldon, Staffordshire.
The role will initially focus on making further improvements to collections and deliveries for the tyre recovery business, Sapphire Energy Recovery, which manages collection and processing of tyres disposed of in cement kilns across the UK.
“I want to encourage outlets who want to dispose of tyres in an efficient and environmentally responsible way to turn first to Sapphire by ensuring our service is as customer-focused as possible,” he said. “That means raising awareness of our service with as many collectors as we can, as well as with tyre producers and retailers who could benefit from our service.”
Mr Roberts has 22 years experience in the supply chain industry, with previous positions at Hargreaves Bulk Liquid Transport and Veolia Environmental. He intends to use his experience to look at how further improvements can be made in the supply chain for both Sapphire and Glacier, for example by identifying logistics suppliers who can offer more “environmentally friendly” vehicles as part of their fleet, such as Euro compliant engines.