Over 20 years experience in Supply Chain Operations- Warehousing, Logistics &Transportation.
Currently positioned with HTL Logistics managing pan India operations for PPG Asian Paints P Ltd.
Proficient in commercial operations, credit & margin control and all import/export related activities.
Expertise in streamlining operations of warehouse, vendor management and transportation contracts resulting in efficiency, cost reduction and timely delivery.
Strong expertise in distribution planning, transportation solutions and in developing & implementing supply chain strategies to support business growth and profitability.
Adept in managing and motivating teams that result in meeting deadlines and goals.
Warehouse Operations Inventory & Logistics Commercial Operations Sales Administration
General Administration Branch Operations Statutory Compliances Customer Support
Negotiations & Contracts Conflict Management Liaison& Coordination
Budgeting & Cost Control Recruitment & Training Debtors Control and Management
HTL Logistics India Pvt. Ltd., ChennaiJan 2012 till date
Handling a team of 40
Reporting to Sr.Manager Logistics,Chennai.
Spearheading warehouse operations of 40,000 sqft for PPG Asian Paints P Ltd., Mannur.
Handling a volume of 3500 to4000 MT of paints per month.
Responsible for receipt, storage & dispatch management as per agreed standard operating procedure.
Accountable for regular cycle count, monthly wall to wall count and subsequent stock reconciliation to meet stock accuracy agreed upon with client.
Management of staff, workers, contractors.
Job allocation to warehouse team for efficient operation management.
Improving the efficiency of the logistics network.
Accountable for timely MIS submission.
Maintain housekeeping of warehouse and surrounding area.
Managing relations with PPG Asian Paints.
Ensuring implementation of FIFO.
Overseeing insurance related matters.
Ensuring workplace health, safety and security requirements are met.
Lindstrom Services Private Limited, Chennai Apr’09 till Dec 2011
Offers work wear solutions for different fields – from health care to maintenance, from the food processing industry to the heavy metal industry for the safety of the employee, worldwide.
Manager-Commercial/Customer Care Service
Reporting to Business Development Manager
Managing entire supply chain operations -from import of garments to supplying customers pan India.
Importing 5,000 – 10,000 garment pieces per month from Finland & China, based on client orders.
Managing 10,000 sqft warehouse.
Managing weekly maintenance cycle of rented out garments – supply, pickup, cleaning in company facility and resupply.
Handling all commercial operations for the Chennai branch.
Preparing monthly outstanding statement & follow-up with customers for recoveries.
Ensuring timely dispatches of pending orders from all manufacturing units - China, Finland & India.
Coordinating with customs for all import/export clearances.
Generating quarterly forecast for sales in coordination with the sales team.
Ensuring material planning as per forecast in coordination with purchase team / production team.
Institutionalizing credit control, margin control, etc. through proper checks & measures as well as ensuring compliance to internal policies, procedures & guidelines.
Responsible for all statutory compliances.
Ensuring timely redressal of customer complaints, as well as other commercial & legal issues.
Manpower management, including contract labour.
Pushpam Enterprises-C/F-Asian Paints Ltd.,Chennai Jan’07 to Apr’09
Manager - Warehouse Operations
Handling a warehouse of 35000 sq .ft with a team of 50
Reporting to Area Sales Manager
Spearheading warehouse operations of Asian Paints India Ltd., Vanagaram Branch
Coordinating with the client, transporters, labor inspectors, dealers and end customers.
In-charge of all statutory compliances at the godown.
Responsible of warehouse security and housekeeping.
Space management, implementing SOPs, FIFO, 5S.
Handling MIS reports.
Implementing cost reduction principles in all aspects of operations.
Internal and external audits.
Submitting documents to insurance/ follow up.
Western Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Pvt. Ltd.,Bangalore Feb’98 to Dec’06
Operational Head – Karnataka
Sales & Servicing of Coolers & Deep Freezers.
Reporting to Vice President Chennai
Heading the entire sales and commercial operations of Bangalore &Dharwad Branch with a total of 45 employees.
Appointing sales dealers and service contractors.
Maintaining customer database.
Submitting MIS to corporate office.
Handling warehouse of 3000 sq ft. for deep freezers &Visi- Coolers(chilling equipment’s), vending machines, bubble top
water dispensers and coffee vending machines.
Major Clients handled: Coca Cola, Britannia Industries, Pepsi, Moven-pick, U.B, Barista and Hindustan Lever
Sakthi Soft Drinks Limited, Chennai Oct 1994 to Nov 1997
Franchise of Coca Cola company
Reporting to Deputy General Manager, Chennai.
Officer In-Charge (Operations)
Responsible for setting up vending machines in Schools,colleges,hotels, theatres, amusement parks,supermarkets, company canteens in Chennai, Bangalore,Coimbatore and Mangalore.
Overseeing sales, service, breakdown/ maintenance, payment collection.
Handling Transportation and Logistics.
Maintaining inventory and handling purchases.
Nararas Aviation (P) Ltd., Chennai Oct 1993 to Sep 1994
Administration cum Accounts Executive.
SAP, SCALA, MS Office, Tally & Internet Applications.
Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management & I.R from Madras Productivity Council, 1994.
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Madras Christian College, 1991.
Diploma in Labour Laws & Administrative Laws from Madurai Kamaraj University, 1990.
Bachelor of Commerce from Madras University, 1989.
Date of Birth
No 13, B Dhanammal Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai – 600099.
K3860883 dt 18.06.2012.
Achievements at HTL
Inked contracts with courier companies and 10 vendors for surface transportation to improve deliveries.
Implemented transportation contracts pan India reducing price by 10- 20 %.
Streamlined operations of warehouse as per SOPs - improved efficiency, delivery and reduced internal damages.
Effective tracking and delivery scheduling resulted in improved delivery and customer satisfaction.
Ensured ‘sameday’ delivery to local customers and 90% ontime delivery to all customers pan India.
Successfully handled entire logistics for supply of over 100 MT of paint for cargo and passenger ships at ports and shipyards including Port Blair.
Executed supply to Government for INS Coast Guard Ships.
Handled supply of 90MT a month to Re-Finish Dealers and Body Shop – (Automotive Workshop)
Supplied 200 MT a month to TVS, and other 2 wheeler and 3 wheeler manufacturers.
Handled supply of 600 MT/ month to 4 wheeler manufacturers likeHyundai,Ford,Daimler,Tata Motors, Honda .
Achievements at Lindstrom
Provided ESD garments for electronics industry- 70000 garment pieces / month for clients like Nokia, Perlos, Jabil, Nokia Siemens.
Provided 10,000 white coats for hospitals & dental clinics, pharmaceutical companies.
Provided 20000 protective pants / jackets, trousers, aprons, overallsto major automobile companieslike Renault, Nissan and Ford.
Ensured that delivery was done within one month of placing order.
Streamlined operations for company owned trucks for weekly supply and pickups for washing.
Ensured that collections of outstanding payments from clients within 1 month.
Achievements at Pushpam
Supplied nearly 2200 tons in single month in May 2008 - highest in South India
Effectively handled supply to more than 400 dealers in North Chennai and upcountry market like Pondy, Cuddalore, Vellore, Thiruvanamalai, and Andaman.
Successfully ensured 90 to 92% of supplies were made within 4 hrs in local city and by next day upcountry.
Successfully reduced costs through proper planning in logistics.
Successfully handled an average movement of 2000 tones inwards and 1800 tones outward every month.
Achievements at Western
Appointed 40 Sales & service dealers in Karnataka &Dharwad.
Received highest incentive in south India for best performance for 3 years.
Participated in chilling equipments exhibition in Bangalore in 2001.
Ensured minor break down complaints were solved within a day and major problems within three days
Controlled and reduced maintenance costs through spare parts management.