By Wares January 10, 2017 Industry news

The Warehouse Group today announced significant changes to its business operating model.

In the announcement, TWG CEO Nick Grayston says the changes are cost- and customer-driven and "will focus primarily on simplification to reduce complexities, drive efficiencies and increase business agility, while removing significant cost."

The changes to the current operating model will include:

  • The operating structures and executive leadership of the The Warehouse (Red Sheds) and Warehouse Stationery (Blue Sheds) will be integrated, as will Noel Leeming and Torpedo7.
  • Group support service functions will be "strengthened and consolidated looking for efficiencies and reduced complexity".

Following the announcement, The Warehouse’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Turner, has decided to leave the business, with Pejman Okhovat, CEO of Warehouse Stationery and Torpedo7, taking over The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery brands.

Tim Edwards, CEO of Noel Leeming Group, will lead both Noel Leeming and the Torpedo7.

Further detail, associated costs and future benefits will come with TWG’s Half Year financials in March.

With the changes designed to improve the financial performance of the Group, TWG had already highlighted there would be a shortfall against forecast in December and that there would be "actions taken to reduce the Group’s cost of doing business”.

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