RETHISH KUTTAPPA KURUP
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rethishk-kurup-6092628 P R O F E S S I O N A L A T T R I B U T E S
Intuitive and dynamic Supply Chain Leader with unwavering commitment to success and a focus on delivering values to customers and stake holders. Inspire and motivate people from all cultures to a common cause. Offer a rare ability to understand and balance business and technology tradeoffs. Strong 23+ years’ chronicle of success and 18+ years of Middle-East experience, across Ports, FMCG Groups, Multi Food/Non-Food Product Groups, and Importer & Distributor of Seafood, with proficiency in managing Distribution Centre, Warehouse Operations, Cold Chain Operations, Logistics, Inventory Management, Man Management, WMS, TMS, and ensuring Increased Supply Chain Efficiency.
A Doctorate in Management Studies, MBA in Operations Management, and MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, currently heading the biggest Supply Chain 4PL operations in UAE with 500+ Inbound/Outbound containers operations per day
Targeting leadership roles as Head/Manager in Operations/Supply Chain/ Logistics & Distribution in FMCG/3PL/4PL/Manufacturing industries based in UAE/Qatar/Singapore/Malaysia/Kuwait /Oman/Bahrain /Saudi C O R E C O M P E T E N C I E S
Leadership Problem Solving
Supply Chain Logistics Distribution
Warehousing Inventory Cold Chain
SOP Process Optimization
Procurement Demand Planning
Fleet Management Route Optimization
Resource Planning Cost Optimization
3PL/ 4PL Experience
ERP WMS SAP ORACLE
Strategic Planning & Analysis
KPI Staff Training
K E Y A C H I E V E M E N T S :
Delivered 33% growth in storage capacity, product availability and loading efficiency by 30% by restructuring the warehouse layout.
Achieved 100% accuracy in annual stock count for 3 times in past 3 years.
Re-platformed rental policy of MHE, saved an annual cost of AED 1 Million plus.
Spearheaded successful warehouse relocation of 48,000 MT of stocks within 21 days without affecting daily operation.
Introduced Eco Cover concept to product stored in open plots hence increased product safety, customer satisfaction and saved a yearly cost of USD 1 Million plus
Drove the ERP integration of SAP- INFOR – NAVIS hence reduced the resource to 30%
Achieved milestone of 1.5 MILLION LTI free manhours with a throughput of 7.8 Million Ton of Stocks by following 100% HSSE policy
Increased efficiency of fleet to 25% by Introducing route mapping resulted in increased customer satisfaction.
Saved 15% to 20 % fleet cost with rescheduled delivery frequency
Drove the WMS implementation hence reduced resources and documentation by 35% C A R E E R R E V I E W
MICCO Logistics (Khalifa Port Operations), Abu Dhabi, UAE Feb 2017 – Present Senior Logistics Manager
Developed and established the client’s 4PL project from scratch to auto pilot mode by asking right questions to translate strategic plans into tactical initiatives
Provide solutions to optimize operational performance across a board range of areas like Operations, Planning, Procurement, Inventory, Shipping, Customer Service, Order Management, Warehouse Teams, Facility Maintenance and Fleet with an inbound/outbound and warehouse operation of 500+ containers per day.
Responsible for strategic planning, Facility management, commercial analysis, inventory management, logistics infrastructure & operations, from planning through to implementation and training.
Overseeing a stock level of 200,000+ MT with a warehouse capacity of 260000 MT, delivery times, and transportation costs to adhere to clients' specifications with a team of 270 members.
Developing and managing operating budget, CapEx/OpEx, meeting departmental goals, and developing short/long term plans against forecasting.
Coordinating local/ external vendor management aspects.
Ensuring implementation and evaluation of SOP, KPI/KPO, and Process Planning and 100% HSSE policies Al Maya Group (Distribution Centre), UAE May 2014 – Oct 2016 Operations Manager
Piloted the entire UAE Warehouse and Logistics operation of 4 Distribution Centers with an inventory transaction of AED 3 million per day, while ensuring attainment of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeline objectives.
Monitored a total of 310 employees and a fleet of 110 vehicles and oversaw all elements of the distribution process with 1000+ deliveries per day, while operating within capital and operating budget parameters.
Overhauled optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency, and enhanced the efficiency levels.
Responsible for Purchase management, Vendor development, forecasting, material planning, Sourcing and Resource Planning.
Responsible for Preparing the annual business plan and budget for the department and constantly liaise with Sales and BD team to exceed target.
Generated Review and monitored the daily and monthly reports, along with KPI evaluation for continuous improvement.
Spearheaded the WMS Implementation, ensured inventory accuracy at 99% + and Route mapping activities.
Analyzed and determined overall standards for packaging lines, ensured compliance with all schedules for processes, and developed and maintained overall packing orders, ensuring effective completion within preset time frame.
IFFCO Group of Companies (Frozen Food Division), UAE Dec 2011 – Mar 2014 Warehouse & Logistics Manager
Acted as the center’s contact person, owner, and leader of Material Master creation of 2248 items during the successful implementation of ORACLE EBS ERP software.
Monitored a total of 70 Employees, distribution and a fleet of 43 vehicles, vehicle maintenance, and ensured vehicle fleet is road worthy.
Managed 7 main cold store and 3 dry stores with over 25000 sq.mt. of facility space to house 2500+ lines items with a total weight of 9700 ton and Three 3PL warehouses for total inventory value of more than
Introduced new SOP and Calendar for Cycle Count process thereby augmenting inventory accuracy to 99%, along with annual auditing with 100% accuracy.
Ensured strict vigilance over FIFO/FEFO, monitored Inventory Ageing and Freshness Report consistently, and shared the reports on weekly basis with concerned stake holders and sales team so as to avoid write off due to product expiry.
Managed import/export transactions of over 130 to 140 containers per month.
Generated the daily, weekly, and monthly reports with KPI’s.
Implemented an automated temperature monitoring system in the cold stores in coordination with the maintenance department.
Sea World LLC ( Cold Chain Division), UAE Apr 2005 – Dec 2011 Warehouse Manager
Steered overall warehouse operations with combined inventory in excess of $20 million.
Organized in-house training by trained industrial professionals, leading to increased work efficiency of staff by 30% and generating a revenue of $20000 to $25000 annually.
Monitored centralized warehouse operations by merging four warehouses and two rented warehouses (cold stores), totaling over 100,000 sq. Ft. of facility space to house more than 1200 lines items.
Monitored centralized warehouse operations by merging four warehouses and two rented warehouses
(cold stores), totaling over 100,000 sq. Ft. of facility space to house more than 1200 lines items.
Sustained 100% rating on 10% spot checks and a 98% + rating on annual inventory.
Implemented WMS system that improved inventory accuracy to 98%+, reduced picking time by 30% or more, and improved up to 75% in administrative labor productivity, leading to decreasing inventory discrepancies by over 25% and saving over $65,000 to $70,000 yearly.
Set the warehouse layout effectively and enhanced the efficiency of resources configuration by 40% to 50% or more.
Monitored and recommended improvements in processes to increase efficiency of packaging P R I O R E X P E R I E N C E
ACC Group, UAE Jun 2001 – Mar 2005
KEMIN Industries Feb 1996 – Mar 2001
Store in Charge
E D U C A T I O N A L C R E D E N T I A L S
Doctorate in Management Studies (Supply Chain Management) IIFT Sept 2018
MBA (Operations Management) Jaipur National University Dec 2015
MBA (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) NBERF India Apr 2009
B.Sc. (Mathematics) Kerala University Apr 1994 C E R T I F I C A T I O N S :
Certification in Strategic Management Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-Bx) Pursuing
Executive Certification in Supply Chain Management Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak (IIM-R) Jul 2019
Certification on Person in Charge PIC Level 3 Highfields Middle East, Food Control Dept., Dubai Municipality Mar 2016
Certified International Supply Chain Professional (CISCP) IPSCMI - USA Jan 2013
Certificate in SAP (MM) Zabeel International Oct 2012 T R A I N I N G S A N D T E C H N I C A L P U R V I E W :
Mobile Sales Force Automation Training during MSFA Implementation
ORACLE EBS ERP Training from IBM
ERP: ORACLE EBS, SAP, INFOR, JD EDWARDS, BAAN, Microsoft AX Dynamics and FOCUS ERP experience
Diploma in Computer Application
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.) P E R S O N A L D O S S I E R
Date of Birth: 10th February 1973 Nationality: Indian Driving License: Valid UAE
Present Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Postal Address: PB No 111894, Abu Dhabi, UAE