Vivek Sood is the world’s foremost authority on Global Supply Chains which are the commercial engines sitting deep within modern economies and driving them. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has done courses from Harvard, MIT, and University of London. As the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group, he works as a consultant to CEOs and boards of directors of large global corporations, and helps them multiply profits by using the full power of global supply networks. He also authored “The 5-STAR Business Network” and co-authored ‘Green Supply Chains – An Action Manifesto’.
In 2000, I co-founded Global Supply Chain Group, a high-impact services company comprising supply-chain pioneers and visionary thinkers. Previously, I was a management consultant with top-tier strategy firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, where I studied with the best supply chain minds with a single passion – learning how to create, configure, and formulate effective, secure and sustainable global supply chains.
Through the GFC and beyond, I have managed the ups and downs in this company to work on projects that span more than 80 countries on five continents, with clients ranging from fortune 500 companies to some of best known brands on earth. I also worked with some of the most innovative green technology companies to help create successful supply chains from scratch. Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of business flows through each of these supply chains. My work has added cumulative value in excess of $1 Billion, incorporating more than 300 projects in major supply chain infrastructure, investment decisions, profitable growth through global supply chain realignment, cost reduction etc.
Some of my articles are published in relevant journals and business magazines, and I speak at business schools, conferences, forums and workshops around the world when it is interesting. I also continue to write books based on my experience and expertise. Two of them are
1. Green Supply Chains – An Action Manifesto,
2. Beyond the Traditional Supply Chains: The 5-STAR Business Network
Vivek Sood's latest article examines how IKEA through the use of powerful business networks and getting behind the iron curtain, managed to beat a boycott led by Sweden's National Association of Furniture Dealers
In his latest column Vivek Sood examines the new Amazon smartphone and gives his views on its prospects as a new competitor and whether the new smartphone can compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
As factories move to China, middlemen are removed & what happens to the retailers? Vivek Sood uses Alibaba (Chinese ecommerce) as a case study to explore this further
This is the second part of Vivek Sood's column explaining Supply Chain 3.0, ensuing the first part it continues to give you an insight on what the top 35 companies are excelling in, globally.
This column is the first part of explaining Supply Chain 3.0, it gives you an insight on what the top 35 companies are excelling in, globally.
For the first time ever, Microsoft has put its most popular productivity suite onto Apple’s iPad.
As the global economy staggers and consumers remain austerity-oriented, dollar stores or discount stores are presenting a more viable model.
Vivek Sood examines a case study to understand why a board of directors may prefer an executive who can bridge all the gaps between functional areas for a CEO position.
Vivek Sood continues to explain how to strategically outsource in the final part of a three part report
Vivek Sood continues to explain how to strategically outsource, this is the second part of three parts