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supply chain management

Delhi, India
August 02, 2020

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Sushmita Sarkar +91-981*******


Enthusiastic, energetic and hardworking supply chain professional with more than 9 years of global experience across various supply chain domains in consumer-packaged goods. Successful and consistent track record of improving the supply chain efficiency across different industries based out of North America, Europe, and Middle East & South East Asia. Extensive cross-functional expertise in product development, procurement, inventory management, production planning, logistics, warehousing and distribution.


April 2018-March2020

Oct 2015- March 2018

May 2013 - November 2014

September 2007 - April 2012

Supply chain Consultant/Lead – Loblaw Corporation Limited

Location: Toronto, Canada

Managing procurement and inventory management of 9000 SKUs of onshore and 2000 SKU of off shore items to ensure correct product is delivered to various stores in shortest possible lead time.

Liaison with 3PL and logistics companies to ensure seamless transportation and delivery of PO's to DC on- time

Work closely with DC and vendors to avoid any spoilage by moving the products to other DC or billing back to vendors.

Constantly working on data integrity to ensure correct data is maintained in various databases so that accurate orders and inventory report is generated in SAP & JDA.

Working closely with vendor and category team to ensure fill rates are met during promotional and seasonal events

Reviewing forecast and model tuning to ensure correct forecast is generated and accurate purchase orders are generated

Identifying the root cause of shortages to improve fill rates and enhance customer service.

Establishes and managed supplier relationships including prices, monitoring supplier performance, selecting/analyzing the supply base and developing and executing the commodity plans.

Working closely with category teams to manage the forecast of new items and smooth execution of promotional qty .

Driving operational excellence and best practices to improve the supply chain process.

Supply Planner at US Foods

Location: Chicago, USA

Monitor and independently determine the timing and quantity of items to buy from 7000 SKU’s based on a detailed understanding of vendor, category, market, and forecasting indicators-Inventory loss minimization, Days Inventory on Hand (DIOH),Customer Order Fill Rates, Excess and Obsolete Inventory Reserve, Managed Cases/Freight Income, Inbound Cases/Pallet, Slow and Dead Inventory, Special Order response time.

Managing purchase orders and document notes and due dates, and resolving purchase order issues;

Obtaining comparison pricing, negotiating contracts, and requesting quotes from vendors

Analyze and interpret multiple sources of information in order to determine the best course of action to meet market and customer specific requirements.

Assess the financial impact/trade-off of buying activities in all decision making and implement cost effective solutions

Anticipate potential replenishment issues by utilizing reports and other demand planning tools in a disciplined and timely fashion

Collaborate with Category Management on developing the correct inventory portfolio for specific categories for each location.

Establish vendor relationships supporting collaboration and management objectives

Analyze and adjust system forecasts utilizing AWR based on daily review of product movement including seasonality, market trends, and probability of anticipated sales.

Effectively communicate with divisions on inventory requests and concerns that affect Sales

Trained on operating oracle ERP for demand planning, material ordering, order monitoring.

Assistant Manager- Supply chain at Landmark Group

Location: Dubai, UAE

Responsible for efficiently managing end to end supply chain from manufacturers located across different countries to retailers across MENA region.

Develop annual inventory financial plan from global network of suppliers located in Asia, Europe &America based on seasonality, PLM,budget, design and quality requirements

Working closing with suppliers towards continuous improvement, reducing lead times, and improved quality by designing lean supply chain and focusing on TQM for long term growth

Ensure smooth inventory management through various inventory strategies, so that cost-effective use of inventory investment while maximizing inventory turns and meeting service level targets.

Review of S&OP plans from supply side to ensure that demand levels are met, and in case of capacity constrains advising sales & marketing team for prioritizing the demand.

Review of weekly sales plans vs demand estimation and present the same via MIS reports analysis to the top management.

Part of implementation team in various ongoing supply chain projects related to inventory management and warehousing.

Involved in demand forecasting and resource allocation based on customer buying trends and preferences.

Processing payments to vendors on L/C or open account based on receipt of shipping documents commercial invoice, packing list, B/L, Certificate of origin.

Partner with sales team to support strategic planning and execute supply chain needs for growth opportunities.

Designing of effective delivery schedule system & operational logistics management by maintaining proper tracking and coordinating with all concerned parties-3PL, Liners, forwarders & port authorities thus improving on time delivery rate.

Liaised successfully between management, cross functional teams, partners and stakeholders to negotiate project scope, timelines and payments

Assistant Manager- Strategic sourcing at Li & Fung Limited

Location: Delhi (India) & Hong Kong

Key account manager for outsourced & end-to-end supply chain solutions including reverse logistics for various European Retailers –Next, Marks & Spencer, Bonaparte .

Managed sourcing and procurement of consumer durables worth USD 5 Million through a world class production network located in India, Bangladesh and China based on client’s budget, design and quality requirements.

Supported top management in strategic planning of new client acquisition like V&D, Orchestra frame.

Involved in demand forecasting and resource allocation within the organization based on market trends and client positioning.

Provided timely production guidelines to vendor base to improve their supply chain from mill to client warehouse in order to cut cost by 20% and optimize lead times.

Improved client satisfaction levels by making innovational changes in the process like designing and implementing common order scheduling system that helped in maintaining transparency of order progress between clients and vendor base

Worked closely with clients & designers on continuous product development

Established strategic alliances with production partners to ensure long-term success for all parties involved

Well-trained to cope with crisis handling, ad hock situations and stringent timelines

Trained on operating customized/SAP ERP for demand planning, material ordering etc







Global Master Business Administration

Major: Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management(SCM)

SP Jain School of Global Management Dubai & Singapore

( Degree accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia)

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.)

University of Delhi

Certification supply chain professional (CSCP)

APICS(American Production And Inventory Control Society)

Valid till Aug 2025

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