Ravi Subrahmanyam is a Supply Chain Consultant, Entrepreneur and Trainer, heads a Dubai based Supply Chain Consulting firm LaunchPad International. He possesses Masters Degrees in Polymer Engineering and Masters in Quality Management from Australian University.
He held various Operations and Supply Chain & Logistics roles for over 23 years with leading FMCG Multinational Companies like Warner Lambert, Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser in Indian Sub-Continent, Europe and Africa and Middle East. His last assignment was with Reckitt Benckiser as Regional Supply Chain & Logistics Director for Middle East and Africa region for $400 Million complex business.
Very passionate about New Business Development, Business Planning, Brand Building, Marketing, Manufacturing & Supply Chain efficiencies and Automation. As a Project Head he had setup different manufacturing green field sites in the AME region. Some of the key projects Ravi was involved being Largest Ice Cream facility for Walls Ice cream in Saudi Arabia , Worlds largest Lipton Tea factory in Jebel Ali for Unilever, 5 other Personal Care Manufacturing facilities, Cold Stores and distributor centers in GCC.
His current role LaunchPad International deals in Project Management, Innovation, and Supply Chain Design & Optimisation & Technology Deployment.
He is currently the President (Executive Committee for SCLG (Supply Chain & Logistics Group), member of Mumbai Round table CSCMP and Member of Supply Chain Asia. He is a mentor for MBA Supply Chain students of various Universities like SP Jain, Middlesex University, and University of Wollongong etc. He is a key note speaker & Moderator in various supply chain conferences in Asia and Africa & Middle East. He has various publications to his credit.
He is also partner of Velocity Ventures which is currently creating various business ventures in the Middle East based in Dubai.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Inflection Summit, Awards 2018 - Digital Manufacturing Supply Chain , Delhi, NCR 12th September 2018
IOT World Asia , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 18th -20th September 2018
2nd LAST MILE ASEAN Conference & Expo , BITEC, Bangkok 20th -21st September 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
4th China International Internet & E-commerce Expo , Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center 11th -13th October 2018
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 2018
3rd Annual Saudi Freight & Logistics 2018 , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22nd -23rd October 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
Procurement 4.0 , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
2nd Annual Modern Warehousing , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
4th Annual Fleet Management , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
UAE-INDIA Economic Forum , Dubai, UAE 24th -25th October 2018
Global Illicit Trade , Abu Dhabi 30th October 2018
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th November 2018
7th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018 Asia Pacific , Singapore 15th -16th November 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World China 2018 , Beijing, China 05th -07th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Thailand 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand 23rd -24th January 2019