Best Foot Forward for SMS – Smart Made Simple, As They Welcome Matt Carefoot as Purchasing Manager

On the 20th of March 2019, as the world celebrated the ‘Spring equinox’, leading UK based Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider (EMS), SMS – Smart Made Simple, also celebrated ‘new beginnings’ with the appointment of Matt Carefoot as Purchasing Manager.

Matt brings 19 years of experience within a supply chain environment to SMS – Smart Made Simple, with knowledge gained through working his way up the management structure within large multinationals such as the Vaillant Group and regional organisations such as SIG Building Systems Ltd.

These environments have equipped Matt with a unique understanding of how companies of varying size and geographical coverage function, and how they operate their planning and buying departments in accordance with their customer and market demand.

On his appointment Matt commented:

“It is an exciting time to be joining the electronics industry. The design, engineering, and technology industry is a hive of activity at present, as innovation is at an all-time high. Every day in SMS – Smart Made Simple, we see new types of technology to solve an emerging problem going through our Development Centre. Whether that be within medical, communications, IoT, and/or consumer markets, the one driving force, is the need for developmental speed. It’s rapid! We are strategically situated within the UK to be close to innovation, it is all around us, as well as having the smartest and simplest logical routes to global markets.

“I am enthusiastic to be part of the team and looking forward to facing the challenges a new industry presents.

“As an effective procurement team our main aim is to develop positive and constructive supplier relationships, drive down costs and take advantage of the many other ways our suppliers can add value in order to maintain production efficiencies across the company’s functions and contribute to the company’s competitive advantage.”

Matt holds an MCIPS in Purchasing and Supply from the University of Derby and a Batchelor of Arts in Business Studies from Staffordshire University.

About SMS
SMS – Smart Made Simple, is the U.K.’s leading Manufacturing Service Provider.

From concept to creation, to commercialisation, to customer, for all technology companies. Whether you are a start-up, or an established household brand name, if you have a design, engineering, manufacturing or supply chain problem, thanks to the diversity of our experience and scalable service, SMS has the solution.

Since 1920, SMS has manufactured electronics products from the same home in Nottingham, U.K. For almost 100 years, we have been the company behind the ideas, offering agile and adaptive supply chain solutions, that bring products to market faster, smarter and simpler.

Leader in the specialist low volume, highly complex manufacturing services market space, SMS has earned critical industry facility certifications, that brings full viability and credibility to the aerospace & defence, communications, industrial and medical markets. SMS brings the right scale, capabilities and competitive solutions to customers needing high-reliability attention, product realisation and supply chain optimisation.

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