Anil Sathe

Founder and Principal Consultant at ACE SCM Solutions

Mumbai Area, India

Startup Consultancy Strategy & Operations Supplier Development Supply Chain Consulting Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 Supplier Negotiations Network Optimization Business Growth Planning & Management supplier relationship managment Spend Analysis Supply Chain analytics Training Programs Warehouse Management Supply Chain Optimization Strategic Sourcing
Educational Qualification/Training in brief:

• MS (Global Supply Chain Management) from Indiana Univ. (USA)
• B. Tech. (Mechanical) from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
• Many In-house training programs by United Technology Corporation of USA

I have rich and long experience of 3 decades in supply chain in different industries such as HVAC, Retail, Elevators, Chemical and Auto. Have been associated with many developmental projects during this period and have handled wide variety of products and services.

I have successfully set up SCM organization (Including setting up sourcing office in India for exports as well as China sourcing office for imports), developed SOPs for various supply chain activities, Set up MIS /controls, SLAs and SOPs for 3 PL logistics and worked on spend analysis, inter-departmental interactions, managing vendor base etc.

Presently I am heading ACE SCM Solutions which specializes in working from concept to results in many key areas such as Spend analysis, Inventory /working capital management, Supplier development especially with SMEs, Skill development /training in supply chain etc.

My last assignment was as Head - Supply Chain (Products business) with Blue Star Limited where I was responsible for End – to – end management of supply chain covering planning, procurement, and logistics for products business covering 7 factories, sourcing office in China and distribution network across India and exports to UAE.

My earlier assignments included many leading manufactures such as Otis Elevators, Cable Corporation Limited and Automobile products etc. and also a short stint with Reliance Retail.

I have been a speaker /panel member in many Supply Chain and logistics forums and also write column related to supply chain management.

Founder and Principal Consultant at ACE SCM Solutions

Mar 2014 - Present

We have recently founded ACE SCM Solutions with a mission to help companies create Supply Chain that gives them competitive advantage thro superior planning and sourcing as well efficient distribution to the customers. We will achieve this by: • Training the team • Improving spend management with a view to gain cost leadership • Sharing best practices across various industries • Building sound interfaces across various departments • Deploying technology to improve information visibility and transparency • Building customer focused distribution network Our aim is to add value across the chain with continuous improvement. Our focus will be on large / medium scale engineering industries but will support small industries for specific needs as well. We would like to reach out to industry through Supply Chain magazines, industry forums and personal calls. You can reach via linkedin messages as well. Would be happy to reach all supply chain professionals to understand their pain areas as well as receive valuable suggestions to make our journey meaningful and experience which will be both rich and rewarding. Let us all make Supply Chain a core competency of the organization

Head - Supply Chain (products business) at Blue Star limited

Apr 2008 - Mar 2014

Responsible for all aspects of supply chain from planning, sourcing, distribution for new equipment and service. This included managing China sourcing office as well

AVP - EPC at Reliance retail limied

May 2007 - Mar 2008

Setting up infrastructure for various store formats for engineering requirements such as vertical circulation, panels, material handling etc.

Head supply chain and strategic sourcing office in India at OTIS Elevators

Aug 1996 - Apr 2007

Responsible for all supply chain activities and exports from India for components to other Otis factories


MS - Global Supply Chain at Indiana University USA

Aug 2005 - Sep 2006

B.Tech (Mechanical) at Indian Institute of Technology

Jun 1976 - May 1981

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