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Venkat narayanan

Candidate ID: 268561

Career Summary

Graduate with with over 16+ years of rich experience in logistics, warehouse operations, physical distribution, shipping, inventory control, supply chain management, vendor sourcing, sales, demand planning, ERP implementation, administration and interpersonal skills.

Skill Set

supply chain, logistics, import export process, inventory control, purchases, vendor development, ERP implementation, interpersonal skills

Professional Information

Total Experience : 16

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Supply Chain / Logistics / Import / Export

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

------------------------------ email –
Mobile – 055 2008338

The objective is to explore and evaluate an opportunity to nurture, manage and grow in a start-up or an existing business, essentially as a member of the logistics, shipping & supply-chain team.

A dynamic professional with over 16+ years of rich experience in logistics, warehouse operations, physical distribution, shipping, inventory control, supply chain management, vendor sourcing, ERP implementation, interpersonal skills.

• Through knowledge on import and export procedures for electronic goods & FMCG
• Well conversant with shipping procedures to GCC and African countries
• Well conversant with inventory control process
• Responsive and congruous to organizational goals, strengths and compulsions.
• Adaptive to rigorous working conditions and demands
• Task oriented, proactive and sensitive adeptness to shipping, warehouse operation, stock management and supply chain solutions.
• Capable and effective written and spoken communication and presentation competence.
• Initiative and conviction driven
• Sound knowledge of customs documentation, SASO, KASO and Dubai Municipality regulations
• IT Skills – SAP, AS400, foxpro, WMS, MS office packages

• Was the only person who was promoted from a computer operator to purchase supervisor within a year of joining the Areej Vegetable Oil & Derivatives Co SAOG., Oman.
• Bought 100% accuracy in the annual stock count of Toys R Us during July 1999 whilst working with Gulf Agency Co. Dubai.
• Obtained the best employee of the month (July 1999) award whilst working with Gulf Agency Co.
• Bought 100% accuracy in the annual stock count for Philips in 2004 working for MMI logistics.
• Bought 100% accuracy in the KPI maintained at Agility cold store used for monthly invoicing 2006.
• Integrated 3 warehouses operation into 1 warehouse during 2010 for Philips Electornics.
• Implemented six sigma measures at 3pl Danzas warehouse for physical distribution of Philips products
• Received Mr concentious award in 2010 for excellence in logistics and supply chain solutions for Philips
• Cost savings upto 25% year on year for TPW with Gibson Innovations, from 2014 till now.


Nov 2013 till date Gibson Innovations Netherlands BV:
Asst Manager Logistics / Shipping, reporting to Group Finance Lead.

Supervise entire logistics activities provided by DANZAS. Manage Import and Export Process Supervise 3rd party service providers for logistics, transportation, warehousing, co packing / labeling (Value added services). Manage inventory flow. Maintain warehouse KPIs. Working closely with Order Management and supervise inbound and outbound orders are fulfilled on time by the 3PL service provider. Ensure the department’s cost-efficient operation by implementing and selecting the most cost-efficient carrier, negotiates on shipping rates, Prepare and analyze inventory reports and other various consolidated management reports. Determine space requirements for storage in warehouse, scheduled delivery and distribution of parts and materials to achieve distribution objectives. Serving as the key contact for issue escalation in the region. Carry out purchase functions related to warehousing and distribution. Responsible for inventory disposition process of excess and obsolete skus.
Managing more than 300 skus of Philips audio products such as Home Theater systems, CD sound machines, Sound bar, BT speakers, different type of head phones and accessories.

March 2007 - Nov 2013: Philips Electronics Middle East & Africa as RDC officer reporting to Supply Lead

Physical distribution, import & exports, VAS such as SASO labeling, dekitting, plug change, monitor TPW costs, and inventory control - for skus in beauty & personal care, kitchen appliances, garment care, avent baby products, coffee equipments (more than 800 skus) Follow up with the supply centers to ensure timely goods receipt and planning with supply team for monthly imports. Execute the out bound shipments to various destinations from Jebel Ali according to the WOW agreed with the customer. Ensure 3rd party service provider renders all services mentioned as per contract such as dispatch & documentation. Check for errors in Cycle Counts for all SKUs during stock movement and analyze the differences between WMS and SAP systems. Coordinate annual physical stock count. Initiate the 3PL invoices verification & contract renewals. Perform and maintain various KPI reports and monitor whether they are in line with the LOI & contract terms with 3rd party service provider.

Oct 2005 - Feb 2007 Team Leader operations and customer services Agility Cold store at AL Quoz.
Reporting to Client service & operations Manager. Rendering logistics services to over more than 50 cold store clients such as (DP-World, Carrefour, Starbucks, Jawad, Al Mir Trading, Alphamed, Freshly Frozen Foods, Faisal Al Nousuf, Al Basti Hartog, Carribou Coffee, Oasis Food International, Fresh Express, Heidi Chef, (etc) to name a few.
Monitor all in bound and outbound activities. Maintain required temperature for frozen food stuff in the ware house. Deliver frozen/chilled food stuff at required temperatures. Vehicle and route planning for distribution. Tactical account development plan and monitor process. Provide KPI to finance for month end billing. Maintain high level of stock accuracy in the WMS as well as physical. Plan work schedules for warehouse staff. Responsible for health and safety and deal with disciplinary issues. Make sure security measures are adequate and the procedures are carried out correctly. Contribute to continuous process reviews and suggest possible improvement. Arrange stocks for DMC inspection. Liaise with other departments such as transport, administration, maintenance, inventory control etc for smooth and trouble free activities.

June 2003 - Oct 2005 “TEAM LEADER” Client Services with PWC Logistics.
Clients handled were Unilever (HPC + Lipton), Philips (sound and vision and Monitors), Samsonite, DDF, Ricoh Europe BV, Trade ways, Wotek, Epson, Almoe, TRU, Heinz Middle East, SAT Com, HDF, Al Maidan and other small accounts.
Job Responsibilities:
Training of new candidates for operation and client services. Continuous improvement by making new procedures alterations in process flow of services rendered. Retain current businesses with existing clients. Arrange stocks for SASO/KASO and other inspection for electronics items. Stock management. Ensure all requests of the client are met accurately and within the time scale set. Provide uninterrupted customer service.

August 2001 - May 2003“Client Service Executive” with MMI Logistics, Clients handled were Epson UK, Dymex Perfumes, Philips Sound and Vision & Monitors, Ricoh Europe BV, Unilever, Lipton, Diageo, Costa, Trade ways, Toys R Us, Wotek, Costa, BAT, GSK, P&G, Fritz Chemicals, Nokia and other small time accounts.

March 1997 - August 2001 “Ware house Supervisor/Accont handler”, with Gulf Agency Co, Jebel Ali for Toys R Us, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Ever ready Batteries, 3M, J&J.

March 1996-Dec’96 Purchaser with Gulf Supply & Services Co LLC Oman. Importer and distributors of various brands of liquor.

Oct’90 to Dec’94 Purchase Supervisor in Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives SAOG., Oman, reporting to the Factory Manager. Leading manufacturer of vegetable oils & fats, margarine, butter and shortenings.

Job responsibilities:
Solely responsible to monitor entire import of raw materials from GCC countries, Europe, Malaysia, Singapore. Evaluate & finalize purchase deals. Placing orders and opening L/Cs. Liaising with vendors, banks, clearing & forwarding agents, shipping agent for booking of containers and ship chartering of bulk vegetable oil from Far East. Maintaining shipment and delivery schedules. Regular follow up with suppliers on back orders and supply status. Arranging insurance for goods in transit. Vendor development both global and local. Cost control. Interacting with all departments within the organization. Keeping track in the movement of prices for basic raw material.

Educational Qualification:
B.Com from Bombay University 1986
Material Management from Bombay University 1988 - Part1

Computer Skills:
Conversant with MS office packages. Knowledge of accounting software packages programmed in Unix, AS400, Oracle, Exceed, ACE and Sybase, Dubai Trade for customs documentation, DMC for FIS, DCCI for certification of invoices from Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Completed PC license requirement for GAC, MMI.

Personal Profile:
Age : 52 years
Marital Status : married with two daughters
Contact Tel : 055-2008338 (cell)

Holder of valid UAE light motor driving license.

Interest & Activities:
Reading, music & traveling.