About Us

We are asia-based supply chain consultants

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years in business

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projects completed across Asia

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estimated benefits delivered to customers

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sqm of warehousing designed or delivered across Asia

30 over Savills office access

clients who trust us

what we do

Consulting

  • Geographic analysis
  • Network optimization
  • Warehouse design & automation
  • Materials handling development
  • Transport rationalisation
  • Last mile optimisation
  • Forecasting, inventory &
    S&OP analysis
  • Enhanced logistics outsourcing

Execution

  • Project management
  • Solution delivery
  • Interim management

Software

  • Interim Management Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Distribution Management System (DMS)

M&A Support

  • Market analysis
  • Acquisition search
  • Operational & infrastructure due diligence

Property

  • Built-to-Suit facilities
  • Construction management
  • Development feasibility analysis
  • Lease vs buy analysis
  • Site options analysis
  • Sustainability & ESG criteria
  • Location analysis
  • Technical due diligence

What makes us different

We live in Asia

We are the only Asian based supply chain consultancy delivering solutions for over 20+ years.

We are operators

Our team come from operational backgrounds across multiple industries. We understand your problems, our solutions are practical - they work.

We take it to completion

Most consultants develop reports. We go further - we make it happen on the ground & are prepared to link our fees to successful deployment.

We've achieved real cost savings

We have an unmatched track record finding substantial cost savings for leading companies operating within Asia

WE DELIVER BUILT-TO-SUIT

We blend supply chain and property development. We are able to seamlessly migrate your business into a built-to-suit facility that will reduce cost, carbon footprint and business risk.

WE RUN OUR OWN SOFTWARE

Because we develop our own software, we understand how technology connects and facilitates your business and how to get the most out of any software.

FOUNDERS' STORY

1991
LCA Founded

In 1999, Li Wah and I (John Talbot) quit our jobs and launched LCA – right in the middle of the Asian Financial Crisis.  Everywhere we looked, we could see ways in which businesses could lift service levels and/or reduce their operating costs.  (Nothing’s changed – there are probably more opportunities today than there were twenty years ago.)

Our stated goals were quite simple:

  1. We wanted to work together
  2. We wanted to work with people we liked
  3. We wanted to do seriously good work for our clients
2000
Our 'hands-on' approach worked

As a start-up, it was tough going for the first few years, but, step-by-step, we delivered successful projects and built our credibility with the market.

Our ‘hands-on’ approach clicked with the local CEOs of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics service providers and (more recently) e-commerce players who all needed better supply chain capabilities to stay competitive.  Our ability to stay with a project and deliver the solution we’ve designed has also been a key differentiator.

Twenty years on, we realised that we’d met all our initial goals.  We still work together day in, day out.  We have built a great (and friendly) team of supply chain professionals spread across Asia – who consistently deliver great results for our clients. 

2018
Started working with Savills
Team building

In 2018 we started working with Savills, a global property advisory and brokerage group.  Collaborating on warehousing projects, both parties realised that there is a significant synergy in dovetailing supply chain and property skills. 

These projects began to create huge value for our clients, opening a route to future proofed warehousing, operating at much lower cost while meeting ESG obligations.

2021
Alliance with Savills

In 2021 Savills took a strategic stake in LCA to build upon what we had started together.  

2022
Rebranded as LCA Savills

In 2022 we rebranded as LCA Savills, with a brief to serve our client base by:

  • Continuing the practical supply chain and logistics consulting and execution we’ve always done
  • Sharing the spectacular value of our Built-to-Suit Warehousing

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