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Arun Krishnan

VP, Global Supply Chain Planning


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United States


Graduate Engineer and Seasoned, high energy accomplished Global Supply Chain Leader with two decades of increasingly responsible Integrated Global Supply Chain Leadership ( incl. start-ups & turn-arounds) experience spanning global planning, strategic procurement, global logistics, digital innovation , new product launch excellence and portfolio life cycle management - A strong track record of accountability in producing targeted P&L results (service,cash,cost) to support business growth through best in class deployment of people, process and system strategies and capabilities building using play to potential mindset , Strategic Business Planning & Integrated Supply Chain Excellence levers - Proven Leadership acumen to guide successful Supply chain organization capability change harnessing culture, resources and complexity understanding - Strong experience in leading complex global/regional multi-plant, multi-distribution supply networks, multi product value streams within manufacturing & service industries - Industrial Chemicals CPG, Life Sciences (Consumer, Specialty & Bio Pharmaceuticals , Generic Medicines, Medical Aesthetics, Vaccines & Antibody drugs), Medical Devices and Travel & Tourism business sectors within a challenging organizational context.; that includes rapidly changing business context of serialized acquisitions, divestitures, low cost competition , innovation pipeline and organic growth build up mode. Specialties: Driving Transformative change, building and fostering power of diversity and forming inclusive teams Purpose led / Results focused Data led / Metrics measured Digital SC Strategy and Innovation , Talent Spotting, Learning agility, Disruptive Change and Transition management Supply Chain 4.0 and Smart Factory Transformation - IOT logistics and Cold chain management ( thermal assurance analytics ) Enterprise Supply Chain Performance and Storytelling Leadership Product security and packaging innovation Large scale supply chain restructuring Customer Experience enhancement Global Demand sensing and shaping Global Supply Digital Network and inventory optimization Supply Chain analytics design and delivery Mega Business Process Design and Innovation Global Shared Services Design - Virtual Teams Leadership. Network Design, Footprint Rationalization Strategy planning Analog to Digital tools uplift transition Product and Supply Chain Security Supply Chain Functional Transformation experience ( People , Data , Organization and Processes) M&A Integration and carve out , Business Continuity planning

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