Venkatramanan Krishnamurthy

Visiting Faculty

Education Management industry January 2003 – February 2011 (8 years 2 months) An alumnus of IIM Calcutta with rich experience in consulting and industry. Advising and Training corporates in the areas that have significant impact on bottomline, long-term competitiveness and growth.
Also associated as Visiting Faculty with some prestigious b-schools like MICA- Ahmedabad, Symbiosis- Pune and Bangalore and IMT-Ghaziabad.

Had worked with different companies including Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Pantaloon Retail Limited, Infosys Technologies, Tata Strategic Management Group and Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited.

Headed functions and managed critical roles that have significant impact on bottomline, long-term competitiveness and growth. Areas of expertise include Supply Chain Management, Retail Management, Strategic Development, Order Management, 3rd Party Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Operations Scale-up, Cost Reduction and Change Management. Built high performance teams, has appetite for learning, and believe in Team Work.
General Manager
Retail industry
January 2007 – May 2008 (1 year 5 months)
Job Definition:
General Manager, Private Label Supply Chain. (Planning, 3rd party manufacturing, Replenishment and Logistics.) Primary responsibilities include:
Playing a critical role in realizing ABRL’s strategy of higher profitability through Private Label products
Planning and Order Management of current 300 Private Label products which will grow to 1500 by September 2008
Manage production (3P Operations) of Private Label SKUs at 50 Vendor Factories
Logistics and Distribution from 50 Vendor Factories to 17 DCs across the country
Develop and review store-fill quantities for Private Label products
Replenishment from DCs to about 500 stores
Key Achievements:
Built a high performance team of 25 people in Planning, 3P Operations, Logistics and Replenishment to provide a strong platform for Private Label expansion
Ensured growth of Private Label from 25 SKUS in October 2007 to 300 SKUs in April 2008
Developed Hub model for collection and distribution that significantly improves operational efficiency, reduce costs and complexity
Improved the DC Fill-Rate to above 80% and Store Fill-Rate to above 90% for Private Label products
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta PGDM, SCM and Strategy 1999 – 2001