Mentor Profile
Venu Vashista
Director Supply chain : Kohler Kitchen & Bath South Asia | Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa

Professional Summary:

21 years of work experience in Supply Chain, Sourcing and After Sales Support  in MNCs  like Procter & Gamble , Kohler

Defined and implemented Buffer based distribution Planning framework for P&G across India. Setup National DCs, Regional DCs and depots across India to support Distributor model during very early career phase .

Worked across countries in Asia Pacific with P&G. So while work wise delivered Savings in millions by Route optimization for customer deliveries across Asia Pacific , She has learnt a lot about cross cultural dynamics and orientation .
Transitioned the Order acquisition process of Kohler from Emails to Internet Based system . The portal is now the interface between Kohler internal functions and  all Kohler India customers 
Led team of more than 150 people providing  After Sales Support for Kohler India through a matrix of In- House Service technicians and Service Partners . Personally had a great development in people Management skills and explored successfully different skills in  engaging and energizing people at grass root level and also people at senior Management level 
Setup company operations including company setup, warehouse operations setup and complete Supply Chain organization and planning processes in Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East to expand business in these Markets

Education: 

BE : Electronics : NIT , Bhopal +  PGDM from IIM Lucknow