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Expert in Distribution Center Automation, Colman Roche, Joins Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors to Lead Consulting Practice

August 4, 2017

Boston, MA

With 30 years of experience in supply chain leadership, Colman Roche joins Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors’ Distribution Center Consulting Practice as Vice President of Consulting.


Boston, MA (August 4, 2017) – Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors, a leading supply chain consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Colman Roche has joined the company as Vice President of Consulting. In this role, Mr. Roche will be responsible for leading the firm’s growing distribution center design consulting team.


Mr. Roche has 30 years of experience in leadership roles within warehousing automation and supply chain management companies. His strengths include multi-technology distribution center systems design and supply chain technology deployment with expertise that spans automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), carousels, robotics and supply chain execution software systems. In Addition, Mr. Roche has a proven track record of successfully guiding companies through the change management process associated with the implementation of automated systems and distribution channel overhauls. He has led supply chain transformation projects for clients worldwide across a wide variety of verticals, including retail, apparel, consumer goods, semi-conductor, medical device, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and industrial supply, among others.


Mr. Roche earned his Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and has also received an Executive Education PLD from Harvard Business School, as well as an engineering degree from Dublin Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Mr. Roche worked with two new technology supply chain start-ups, where he helped Fortune 100 companies implement complex systems into businesses needing low-cost supply chains.


“Colman possesses a deep expertise in systems analysis and design and has accumulated decades of expertise in distribution center design,” says Ian Hobkirk, Commonwealth’s president. “We’re extremely pleased that he’s chosen to join our team.”


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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 has offices in Boston and Cincinnati and works with clients across the globe. For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Thomas at (617) 948-2153.


Media Contact:

Jennifer Thomas, Vice President of Business Development
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
(617) 948-2153