Mike Bristow

Head of Manufacturing Supply Chain, DHL


Mike Bristow is Managing Director, Manufacturing Logistics for the UK & Ireland region of DHL Supply Chain and a member of the regional board.
Responsible for a wide customer base, some of the UK’s biggest manufacturers come under his leadership which spans more than 26 locations and 10,000 colleagues.
Mike has a wealth of logistics industry experience, having held senior level positions across multiple sectors, both in-house and in third-party environments. Joining DHL as Head of Operations in the Retail Sector, Mike rose through the ranks to become Vice President Retail Operations and then Vice President Operations Excellence before landing in the Automotive sector leading one of the largest accounts in the DHL business.
During this time, Mike demonstrated a consistent track record in delivering and translating operational and logistical best practice into reality through all sectors and across a variety of customers. Most recently he has led the successful transformation of the UKs largest automotive OEMs supply chain, focused on boosting productivity and performance levels.
Prior to joining DHL in 2007, Mike led Transport Operations at John Lewis and spent eight years at Asda having joined their graduate programme in logistics. 
Mike is passionate about delivering solutions to British manufacturing to increase throughput and efficiency in the global market place.  Mike believes that cultivating teams that enjoy their work is fundamental to this and is focused on engaging all colleagues with the customer and its objectives and promoting talent development.
Mike is married with two children and, when time permits, is a keen amateur rugby and cricket player and supporter of Northampton Saints.
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