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Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Named a 2017 ‘Top 100’ Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain

November 11, 2017

Boston, MA

For the fifth year in a row, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors has been recognized as one of the top supply chain partners in North America


Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors (“Commonwealth”), a leading supply chain consulting firm, is pleased to announce that their expertise has placed them on the 2017 ‘Top 100’ list by Supply Chain Brain publication, for the fifth year in a row. This prestigious annual list is based on client nominations of suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in a number of key areas.


“It’s a great honor to have made this list for five years running,” says Ian Hobkirk, President and founder of Commonwealth, who attributes the company’s success to its strategy of only hiring top-tier consultants with a minimum of fifteen years’ experience. “It’s simply not possible to advise companies on supply chain strategy based on academic knowledge or data modeling alone. A consulting firm has to draw on what actually works in the real-world, and apply that experience to each new situation. There aren’t any short-cuts.”


Hobkirk explained that over the last several years, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors ( has assembled a team with an average experience level of 25.4 years, with several consultants with over thirty-year careers. This team is led by Colman Roche, Commonwealth’s Vice President of Consulting, and a thirty-year industry veteran himself.


“This experienced team has been a key to our rapid growth over the last few years, as companies don’t just hire Commonwealth to develop their long-term strategies, but they keep us engaged to help them implement and make the recommendations a reality,” says Roche.


Commonwealth, which has offices in Boston and Cincinnati, has executed about forty consulting engagements in each of the last three years, and in 2017 has seen a 50% increase in business year-to-date.


“We look forward to continuing to earn our reputation as a ‘top 100’ supply chain partner to the world’s leading companies,” Hobkirk concluded.


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Commonwealth is a leading supply chain consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes structure their supply chain networks, design distribution centers, and select and implement warehouse management systems (WMS). Commonwealth is based in Boston and works with clients across the globe. For more information, visit


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Robyn Poe, Vice President of Business Development
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors