Monica Velez

Monica Velez

B.Eng, M.Eng

National Director | Logistics & Supply Chain Consultancy | Occupier Services

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Professional Summary

Based in Sydney with more than 11 years’ experience in the Logistics and Supply Chain arena, Monica previously worked in Transformation and Project Management, Logistics Engineering, Business Analysis and Operations Optimisation. She developed long term logistics network strategies for large supply chain operational hubs, served as a key advisor and participated of major commercial negotiations with 3PL supplier leading to major changes in logistics models.

Monica has experience in project development and stakeholder engagement during warehousing and transport solution design along with optimisation of projects for a wide range of industry models, including FMCG, automotive, industrial, tyres and 3PL. She has designed, costed and priced multiple warehousing and transport solutions developing high accuracy cost and resource models, business cases and major investment appraisals for automation, contract logistics, warehouse consolidation and operational optimisation initiatives of different sizes. Having completed a Master Degree in Engineering with emphasis in Logistics Management and a certification in Prince2® Project Management. Monica has huge interest in digital supply chain solutions where she has developed proof of concept initiatives.


  • CEVA Logistics Best Young Achiever Award 2013

  • Keynote speaker for Logistics and Supply Chain Forums

  • Developed short, medium and long term Logistics Network Strategy proposal for two large logistics state hubs

  • Developed logistics network consolidation assessment for key company business units

  • Developed a Customer Centric Digital Solution Pilot 

  • Key advisor and participant of major commercial negotiation with 3PL supplier leading to major changes 

  • Designed and deployed improvement opportunity to stop cost leakage and prevention of $0.5m unbudgeted spend

  • Leader of the conceptualization, business case development and presentation of an automation project with estimated savings of AUD$1.7m pa on AUD$4m investment

  • Articulate solutions to Executive Leadership Teams by compiling detailed and thorough documents and presentations for the endorsement of automation initiatives

  • Developing and rollout of national KPI platform project to track financial, operation and safety performance across all contract logistics accounts

  • Successfully create, develop and implement process improvement initiative delivering AUD$100k pa in cost savings

  • Design of storage solution, process flow and organizational structure for the implementation of a major distribution centre project ($80m)

  • Solution design, costing and pricing of more than 15 warehousing and transport projects worth between up to AUD$25m per annum.  Successful win of AUD$8 m per annum contract profitable to former date

  • Engage with customers, internal stakeholders and suppliers to understand Supply Chain requirements and create value added supply chain solutions

  • Respond to Request for Proposals (RFP), Request of Quotation (RFQ), and Expression of Interest for well-known customers of various Industries

  • Conduct in-depth data analysis, interpretation and process mapping to calculate resource requirements and business development

  • Conceptualise and build of process requirements for Warehouse Management System implementation



RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia | 2011- 2012



Nueva Granada Military University

Bogotá, Colombia | 2002- 2006





Melbourne, Australia | 2018


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