About Us

Vision

Be the leading provider and trusted partner for supply chain enabling competencies to support growing business needs of the industry.

With cut-throat competition, increasing uncertainties and technology disrupting conventional business models, companies are focusing more & more on their supply chains to gain competitive advantage. However, the skills of people responsible for managing and operating supply chain have not kept pace with the changing times and demands. On top of that there are no external partners who can provide end to end capability development solutions.

Our vision is to be the partner of choice for unlocking supply chain capability that provides visible and measurable advantage to the businesses. We will continuously innovate and evolve techniques to provide on-demand and best in class learning experience that are customized to each client's specific needs. We will actively engage with industry to understand real challenges and continuously align our value proposition. We will collaborate with world leading companies that provide technology for simulations, assessment and other learning platforms.

Values

  • Adhere to high degree of integrity and professionalism

We do not over commit and deliver what we commit. We maintain high degree of professionalism and transparency in our dealings. We observe appropriate confidentiality of the information shared by the clients. We comply with all the laws applicable to our and client's business.

  1. Adhere to high degree of integrity and professionalism

We are committed to deliver a value that translates into multiples of the investment made by the client. We do not cut corners and demonstrate high degree of flexibility. We measure our success by the visible impact created on the client's business. We focus on end outcomes and results.

  • Client come first

We understand that every client is different. We seek to identify specific needs of the client and not force fit ready solutions. We respect and value client's time and resources and therefore, we move in a planned and structured way. If it comes to choosing between the own business interest versus that of the client, the client comes first.

  • Work alongside client and not be consultant to them

We acknowledge that no one knows the client's business better that the client. We partner and collaborate with the client at every step' listen to them, take criticism as valuable feedback and seek their buy-in. We believe in fostering long term relationship with the client.

 

Value Proposition

One stop shop for all supply chain competency development

Measurable and sustainable outcome based engagements Individual tracking and support

Integrated approach to competency development (Map,Assess,Develop)

On-line platform to shave-off significant cost of competency development

High focus on Experiential Learning leading to significant business impact

Individual level reporting and support

 

Team

Ashish Mendiratta

Ashish Mendiratta is a seasoned professional specialized in Supply Chain Management. His 25+ years of career includes working with a number of globally renowned and leading Indian organizations like Gillette, Nestle, BILT, Philips and Kohler. In his previous roles Ashish was Director-Supply Chain, Asia Pacific at Kohler and Director-Supply Chain, India & Pakistan at Philips. His last assignment was Director and Co-founder at Thinklink Learning Services Pvt. Ltd.

As part of industry experience, he realized a big and widening gap in the supply chain competency for many organization to deliver sustainable and measurable supply chain performance. He believes that competency development requires a structured and sustained effort. With this mission in mind, he quit his active corporate career to pursue his passion. Over last few years he has been actively engaged with well-known companies to deliver measurable outcomes using a comprehensive approach including competency mapping, assessment and development.

He has also coached many working professional through on the job projects. He has delivered guest lectures at MDI, FMS and been a visiting faculty at IILM. He attended a seminar in Case Teaching Method organized by Harvard Business Publishing. He is a certified trainer in the business simulation “The Fresh Connection” and certified Industrial & Commercial trainer by RTITB, UK.

He completed Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE in 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Roorkee, 1988.

Some of the key engagements delivered by Ashish are:

  1. Customized eLearning modules development and Learning Management System implementation for training pan-India warehousing staff of a Lubricants company

  2. Management Development Program for an Asia-Pacific team of a 4PL company

  3. Management Development Program for the warehousing staff of a Tyre company

  4. Competency mapping for the logistics function of a Cement company

  5. Management Development Program for the supply chain function of a Medical Devices company

  6. Management Development Program for the Contract Logistics business of a 3PL and freight forwarding company

  7. Short term engagements for beverages, automotive, cosmetics, 3PL and pharmaceutical companies

Aswatha Nagendra

A senior professional with 32+ years of experience in supply chain & logistics management in varied industries including FMCG, cement, automotive & freight forwarding. His first 18 years has been in the client logistics domain of organizations like Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Kansai Nerolac Paints and Tata Hitachi Earth Moving Equipment. His last 13 years experience has been predominantly on the Supply Chain Services side across 3PLs like DHL-Exel, Maersk Logistics (DAMCO) and Forbes & Co Ltd. His experience has been in the integrated logistics space of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding, customs clearance, project cargo movements, container freight station/inland container depot, port services management etc. He has had both domestic(India) and international experience in the Middle East and Far East.

He has worked in operations, business development, implementation, key client management and profit center head areas. He also has prior consultancy and teaching experience. The last few positions held include Director at Thinklink Supply Chain Services and Chief Operating Officer at Forbes & Company Limited (part of the USD 3 billion Shapoorji Pallonji Group) in their Shipping & Logistics Division. His passion lies in the constantly evolving logistics & supply chain field as well as training & mentoring people. He has been participating as speaker in the international conferences /workshops in countries like Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan & Belgium.

S. Radhakrishnan

Radhakrishnan has overall experience of over 25 years in the Finance &Accounting and Information Technology domains mainly in the CPG Industry and also in Management Consulting and in the Services sectors Radhakrishnan worked at Nestle India for about 20 years in various roles in the Finance function across Accounting, Controllership and as Unit CFO (in divisions such as Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Business Unit). He was also CIO for the company’s South Asia Region.

In addition to being a finance professional with broad and deep experience in Finance, he has successfully managed business and technology and was a key player in setting up an internal BPO, implementing technology across the value chain; Business Intelligence and SAP implementation. Prior to Nestle, he has worked with A F Fergusson and S B Billimoria in Assurance and Tax, Consulting and M&A. Radhakrishnan has a Master’s degree in accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.

Partners

 

 

The Fresh Connection delivers the ultimate value chain learning experience and is offered by a Netherlands-based consultancy firm, Inchainge, specialized in developing and marketing of simulations and learning programs in Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Finance, with a network of delivery partners in every continent.

The simulation has been used by some of the Global Fortune 500 companies and top business schools. In total, 10000+ professionals from 750+ companies across 25 countries have benefited from the learning experience. Every year, TFC organizes a Global Challenge - an international level competition, for the corporates and students using the simulation.

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