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Summary

Reducing costs through implementing strategies for process efficiencies in supply chain operations resulting in increased revenue and profitability.

I am a Seasoned Supply Chain Leader with 12+ years extensive experience in several facets spanning across Strategy, Planning, Operations, Analytics and Systems. I have solid background elevating the operational productivity, efficiency, and profitability of multi-site corporations through extensive international travel utilizing effective management, communication and staff training/development methodologies. Proven expertise in implementing process improvements to ensure sustainable revenue growth. Develops key global relationships across a wide variety of functional management levels and formulates strategies to decrease costs. Drives operational performance improvements and bottom-line ROI through deep and rich experience in Demand management, Inventory analysis, Replenishment, manufacturing, freight and performance management of global supply chains. management. Industry experience spanning across Electronics Manufacturing, CPG, Retail, Food & Distribution and Automobile supply chains. Creates business advantages by providing robust solutions to complex challenges in highly competitive markets. Exceptional leader who recruits talented colleagues and enables high-performance culture. Achieve objectives by focusing on results at intersection of business strategy, technology, and operations.


Areas of Excellence 

  • People Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Process Improvement
  • P&L Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Network Optimization
  • Logistics Visibility
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Program Management
  • Data Science
  • Training & Development

Project Competency

Network Optimization

  •   Supply chain network considering the strategic acquisitions to optimize the availability  and cost
  •   Facilitate the strategic decision to  open/close a new facility/warehouse
  •   Network re-design strategies to minimize total cost of ownership
  •   Lead time reduction/smoothing to facilitate smooth planning process  

Demand Forecasting

  •   Forecast accuracy improvement using a combination of statistical and collaborate forecasting 
  •   Demand profiling framework to categorize the methodology based on variability and  volume
  •   Portfolio rationalization to simplify the number of offerings to the customer
  •   Product life cycle forecasting solution to minimize excess/obsolesce for End of life(EOL) products
  •   New product(NPI) forecasting solution based on market potential and product adaptability rates

Inventory Optimization

  • Multi-echelon inventory optimization to estimate the service levels at different echelons 
  • Differentiated inventory stocking strategies to balance the inventory costs and availability
  • Safety stock based on demand distribution,service level,demand/lead time and variability

Logistics Cost Optimization

  • Demurage cost optimization through lean based lead time reduction and process streamlining
  • Order consolidation strategy to minimize the freight costs and optimal capacity utilization

Work experience

2013Present

Manager

Oracle

Direct the end-to-end logistical movement of all spare parts for the hardware extended from acquisitions Sun,Tekelec, Acme and Micros businesses of Oracle.Directed a team of 11 direct reports and held the financial responsibility in ensuring operational cost within budgets.Focused on coaching and teamwork, development, innovation, integrity and communication as the key elements of department’s success.Collaborate with the  executive leadership team to develop expectations and work directly with suppliers and Supply Chain Operations to execute business plans. Bridged and improved communication among senior leadership, buyers and suppliers. Charged with managing the business worth $1.1B dollars in hardware space.

  • End-to-End supply chain planning for both direct customers and partners starting forecasting, buffer stock setting,new buys,repair,replenishment and back order fulfillment
  • Worked directly with 6 specialized repair vendors to facilitate network re-design strategies to minimize the route flow time and varied inventory storage locations
  • Network Velocity to reduce In-transit overdue aging from 67% to 3% driving smooth and efficient planning through historical lead time analysis and capacity smoothing
  • Roll-out inventory stocking strategies and warehouse closure initiatives  to bring down cost as a % revenue from 12% to 9.8%(~$3M) and still lead to positive impact  to the availability(~12%)
  • Stocking strategies to mitigate the customs issues & challenges in renewing  India's MOEF license renewal for import/export and the part availability  challenges faced through road-permit issues.
  • Facilitated successful merger of micros into oracle's network starting from inventory movements between the two networks,new buy requirements,stocking strategy,fill rate improvement and back order minimization
  • Make vs Buy cost/benefit and Operational Excellence strategies to handle the nuances of printer's local language in countries like Korea,Japan,Hong Kong,Taiwan,China and Vietnam after Oracle's acquisition of micros
  • Lithium Ion battery planning strategy in managing Air/Ocean movements as per State of Charge(SOC<30%) guidelines during transition phase
  • Develop the best-in-class collaborative framework to develop mutual trust and confidence between planning and all its internal customers
  • Process Improvement solutions using the techniques of operations research and tools like R/SAS 
20102013

Business Operations Manager(Sr.Demand Planner)

Hewlett-Packard

Optimized overall operations of the business notebook supply chain consisting of 3 product lines,30 platforms,15+sub-regions and 3000+ SKU entailing demand forecasting,demand/supply matching,target days of stock,net requirements planning and related KPI. Responsible for reporting, cost control, and process improvements for the business. Emerged as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of Demand Forecasting & Planning to execute global initiatives and train colleagues to groom talent within the organization. Charged with managing the business worth $5M dollars in personal computing space.

  • Improved forecast accuracy of commercial notebooks globally by 19% from 66% to 85% through demand profiling and statistical forecasting techniques coupled with collaborative framework
  • Best-fit statistical forecasting solution to select the best technique among ARIMA,Holt-Winter exponential smoothing,moving averages and ETS technique driving MAPE optimization
  • Product life cycle forecasting solution using bass-Norton and Gompertz models to improve the forecast accuracy of new products from 33% to 69%
  • Target days of stock reduction by ~$1M globally through safety stock optimization (Multi-echelon inventory optimization) using service level,demand,lead time and  their variability
  • Distribution requirement plan methodology to simulate the changes based on parameters like service level,target days of stock and minimum order quantity using re-order point techniques
  • Net requirements to the supplier to meet the budgets and ensure right part,place,time and  cost
  • Forecast accuracy impact assessment model to estimate ball-park revenue and cost numbers 
  • Contributed to the Hewlett-Packard Demand Planning solution scalable across geography and business
20092010

Process Analyst

Infodrive

Business Process consultant to multi-million dollar supply chains spread globally spanning across industries including FMCG,Retail and Manufacturing.Extensive international travel to client locations to understand requirements and facilitate proposed recommendations

  • Business process blue print design and propose estimated cost savings to the client and help the organization win deals worth ~$2B
  • Project timeline management and estimation of resources within budgets to maximize the revenue generation
  • Solution templates developed in the areas of demand forecasting,Inventory management and logistics movement
20062008

Engineer

Verizon

Provide Business Intelligence services to the retail supply chain of Verizon business including switches,wires,routers and other devices

Education

20082009

PGDBM/MBA

Saint Mary's University,Canada

Secured GPA 3.86 / 4

20022006

B.E/B.Tech

Jaypee Institute of Information Technology,Noida(Deemed)

Secured GPA 8.92 / 10

Awards & Recognition

  • Team of Extraordinary legends award for the Quarter ending April, 2011(HP)
  • Super Star award for extraordinary leadership with selling projects for the Quarter ending Sep, 2012(HP)
  • SPOT Award for effective training and mentoring class room colleagues for the Month of Feb 2013(HP)
  • Super star award for process improvements through automation for the Quarter ending Sep 2013(HP)
  • SPOT Award for leading and driving network optimization initiatives with excellent results for Q1 FY16 (Oracle)
  • Only selection from Planning & Logistics function for the Top Talent-CSS Program during FY16-17 program (Oracle)

IT Forte

Oracle Value Chain Planning (Demantra, IO, SNO, SPP, APCC), R, Integrator, Oracle Data Mining, Advanced Excel using VBA and Solver, Microsoft Access, SQL, SAS, SAP BW, GAMS, Optiant, Crystal Ball, CPLEX