🏆 Top Rated Plus Supply chain & Logistics consultant (Among the Top 3% on Upwork)
🏆 Excellent Upwork History with 2000+ Hours & Counting
🏆 10+ Completed Projects with 5 Star reviews on Upwork and Counting
I hope this message finds you all safe and in good health.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ashokan, and I come from the vibrant city of Chennai, India.
Results-driven, senior-level professional equipped with an MBA in Operations Management and years of verifiable success in the areas of Supply chain Management, strategic planning, Improving customer experience, Client KPI, and multi-unit operations management. Proven leader with a solid reputation and extensive experience in a wide range of industries. Strong ability to utilize transferable skills and knowledge to consistently exceed expectations on every assignment. Dedicated to driving and improving operational excellence and successfully guiding organizations including large and small businesses through launch and continuous development.
Managed stock transfers from the United States to Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, and Other EMEA regions. Utilized ocean and land freight. Moved 2-3 million dollars in freight per week. Created shipment documentation including commercial invoices, BOL (Bill of Lading), SI (Shipping Instructions), and AES (Automated Export System) filings. Took over a $500,000 weekly, high-profile Hewlett-Packard account and turned our vendor compliance rating from average to top 2%.
Directly Booking request review-Inventory Management-Carrier allocation form review-Client contract review-Booking space with the carrier-Booking confirmation review-Preparing loading schedule-Work order or Truck order sending-Co-ordination with warehouse-Pickup schedule follows up. Shipping instruction submission in Kewill-Working with INTRA setup-Container tracking-FCL-LCL shipments-Preliminary pre-alerts. Pre-alerts-Follow up with a carrier for final SWB-Final Pre-alerts-Follow up with a carrier for NOA (Notice on Arrival).
• Coordinated with freight forwarders to expedite documentation and ensure timely delivery of international shipments via LTL and FTL partners. In charge of same-day rush processing.
• Reduced costs by 30% by implementing procedures for needs by date. Reported balances and cycle counts for shipping supply products. Adjusted, added, and deducted inventory of cardboard boxes, packing material, tape, pallet wrap, etc.
Spearheaded change in the Department of Defense Education Administration's yearly testing supply contract. Routed shipments to 167 overseas bases via UPS instead of the customary Intl Priority Air Mail to APOs and FPOs. Turned a 3-week process into 3 days and provided a much more reliable tracking network. Shipped revenue and complimentary orders direct to customers via DHL, FedEx, USPS, LTL, and FTL.
Seasoned procurement individual to identify and implement sourcing strategies from concept through complete demand management delivery. I have worked closely with both strategic and operational teams within the Source2Pay (S2P) organization. I have interfaced with various internal functional groups (e.g., Finance, Construction, Facilities, Operations, Logistics, IT, Legal, etc.). Performance measured on achieving significant cost savings, analyzing category data, contracting efficiency, and metrics to drive procurement strategies. Also, I was into regular supplier solicitations, negotiations, and contracting to support Indirect categories and customers globally.
• Data analysis, market intelligence, and benchmarking for strategic sourcing and procurement
• Initiated driving operational excellence and process improvements in source-to-pay processes.
MEMBERSHIP & CERTIFICATION
Full-Time Member in IIMM, Indian Institute of Material Management
Interpersonal Skills, Conducted by Classroom Training
Write Right, Conducted by Classroom Training
Going Extra Mile - GEM, Process Simplification
Topper of the Tower - TOT, Process Stabilization
I am a detail-oriented individual who is dedicated to providing top-notch service to clients. I am confident that I can help you find the break-even point in your distribution costs. I would like to request you to review the Customer feedback. I will be available this week just let me know what time works for you and I will alter my schedule around you. Indeed we will work together and make this project a grand success.
Supply Chain Management
Price & Quote Negotiation
Supply Chain & Logistics