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.
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021