Samrat Sehgal

Head of Supply Chain, Dabur India

After graduating as an Electrical Engineer from NIT Kurukshetra, I completed my Post Graduation in Supply Chain from NITIE Mumbai. During the 21 years in the industry have worked in almost all the fields of Supply Chain like Procurement, Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, Production Planning, Distribution, Ware House Management. Spent bulk of my career with FMCG, Pharma Companies and Tyre Industry.

I have been handling roles of increasing responsibility across the Supply Chain having worked extensively in Supply, Demand and Production Planning. Later on I had opportunity to work in Procurement at RB for more than 3.5 years where a strong vendor base was developed that is giving structural benefits to the organization even upto now. Also worked as Head of Supply Services where I was involved in various initiatives to Modernize the warehouses.

Currently at Dabur I am Leading a large Cross functional and Change management project in my current role as Head of Supply Chain. Part one of the projected is successfully implemented in which the key improvement areas were the Integrated S&OP process, Range Availability improvement at the CFAs, Continuous Replenishment System for the Distributors, Post GST Network optimization and Long Term Capacity Planning. The project has lead to improvement in Range availability at CFAs and at the Distributors. Second phase is about the IT interventions which is under way currently.

I am a strong believer that Improvements in the area of Supply Chain will be one the key pillars supporting Indias growth story.