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Satya Sanivarapu

Director of Commercial Supply Chain

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Satya is a visionary leader in Supply Chain Management, blending advanced technologies with deep domain expertise to drive transformative changes in organizations. With a proven track record of applying data science tools and machine learning algorithms, Satya has played a pivotal role in optimizing supply chain operations, reducing costs, and enhancing overall efficiency. His strategic insights and hands-on approach make him a valuable asset in navigating the complexities of modern supply chain environments.

Accomplishments and KPIs
  • Extensive experience in applying data science tools and machine learning algorithms to drive business insights and decision-making in supply chain management.

  • Proficient in statistical modeling, simulation software, and reporting dashboards using R Programming, Power BI, and Tableau.

  • Strong background in designing and optimizing supply chain networks, leveraging MIT-developed Systems Dynamics Theory and Monte Carlo simulation methodologies.

  • Proven track record of leading strategic initiatives, implementing advanced technologies, and driving cost-saving measures across supply chain operations.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with a collaborative approach to working across functional teams and driving organizational change.

Work Experience

Ferrero North America Director, Commercial Supply Chain March 2020 to October 2022

  • Led the development of machine learning models for forecasting inbound containers, optimizing transportation costs, and improving frozen space utilization.

  • Implemented simulation studies to prevent supply chain bottlenecks and optimize asset utilization.

  • Owned the supply chain operations budget and developed multi-year strategic plans for network development.

  • Contributed to the design and implementation of the new S&OP process, driving improved forecasting capabilities.

THE HERSHEY COMPANY Senior Manager, Supply Chain Strategy August 2018 to March 2020

  • Led strategic initiatives to optimize the supply chain network and evaluate emerging technologies like blockchain and 3D printing.

  • Applied machine learning to predict incidents at plants and mitigate safety risks, resulting in a significant reduction in incident rates.

  • Implemented simulation models to enhance decision-making processes and improve inventory freshness.

THE HERSHEY COMPANYP rincipal Data Scientist/Senior Manager, Insights Driven Supply Chain June 2015 to July 2018

  • Developed simulation environments to test supply chain decisions and measure inventory freshness.

  • Led cross-functional teams to identify root causes of operational issues and recommend corrective actions.

  • Enabled visibility into transportation spend and optimized assortment bagging operations through simulation.

Business Consultant, Contract Logistics Solutions Panalpina Inc. May 2013 to June 2014

  • Designed order fulfillment processes and directed WMS implementations for clients like GUCCI.

  • Led EDI mapping and WMS configuration changes, ensuring seamless integration with client systems.

Senior Consultant, Warehouse Management Solutions Cognizant Technology Solutions July 2011 to June 2013

  • Led testing and implementation of JDA Warehouse Management system across multiple sites.

  • Developed system functional requirements and validated operational quality and business improvement initiatives.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: Remote, Hybrid, and On-site roles

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary based on experience and responsibilities

  • Position Seeking: Director-level or Senior Management roles focusing on Supply Chain Strategy, Data Science, and Technology Innovation.

  • Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Master of Business Administration in Retail Management, S P Jain Global School of Management

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, Osmania University

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