What makes our co-founder - VIVEK SOOD - one of the top freight expert in the world?

Based on his supply chain capability, Vivek Sood was named  "Mr. Supply Chain" by the President of a $20 Billion company, but look, his credentials in Freight and Logistics are even stronger:

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A unique combination makes Vivek Sood is one of the top Freight and Logistics experts in the world 

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    Breadth of Experience - Covering all aspects of global freight and logistics - strategy, finance, operations, legal, commercial and business integration.
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     Depth of Expertise - Breadth of experience is nothing with depth of expertise in each of these areas - his credentials are worth looking at
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    Quality of Network - What he does not know, his reliable network brings to him easily. Grown and nurtured for the last 34 years, his network is vast.

One does not become the top expert in any field by merely spending 34 years in that field.

Obviously, if you do the same thing every day of those 34 years, your experience is really one day multiplied by 34 X 365 times.


THERE MUST BE SOMETHING UNIQUE AND VALUABLE

​​Breadth of Experience

Total command of the freight and shipping world - strategy, finance, operations, legal, commercial and business integration. Unlike most people, who choose one of these. 

​​Depth of Expertise

Expertise means as good as the best in the world. Qualifications from the best institutions in the world, experience on some of most challenging projects, and success rate of 100%.

​​Quality of Network

Your network is your biggest asset. If nurtured well, it provides unlimited source of knowledge, expertise, information and opportunities.   

Massive impact on  businesses with large logistics and freight spend - sustainable cost cutting, increasing efficiency, reducing risks and improving profits. 

What Makes Vivek Sood One of the Foremost

FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS EXPERT IN THE WORLD

360 Degree of Experience in Freight and Logistics

Strategic and business transformation capability involving logistics and freight is only possible because he can cover all aspects of freight and logistics:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Legal 
  • Commercial
  • Risk Management

34 years globally, over 400 projects involving highest level of strategic and business transformation capability at the board level:

Multi-faceted, AND world's best, in-depth expertise in Freight and Logistics


Substantive depth of knowledge and expertise

Expertise comes from working and studying with the best and testing your mettle with them. It comes from facing immense challenges and coming on top. Finally, expertise comes from relentless pursuit of excellence in all forms. 


Whether it was his MBA degree, or Masters in Law degree, or his qualification as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or any one of his many other qualifications and degrees - Vivek was top of the game, in work and in education. 

Quality of Network:

The modern economy is not an asset based economy any more, it is now a networked economy. Even the largest companies on earth today rely on their B2B networks to create and sustain business leadership. 

Vivek was the pioneer in utilising this truth in 2000 when he set out to create a networked company - and has successfully created one of biggest freight networks on earth today which is matchless in its reach and expertise. 

How does this expertise help you?

Vivek is Treasure Trove of Freight & Logistics Industry Related Insights and Wisdom. 

Here are some of the golden nuggets that clients in various situations have found valuable

(see if they are useful to you)

What illegal practices by freight companies could harm you immensely?

Seven highly visible mistakes that many freight buyers usually make that identify them as noobs.

Why so many buyers approach the market at the wrong time, and what do they lose as a result?

Easiest way of controlling your freight forwarders and what kind of low cost apps are now available to enable you to do this?

Why the stakes are rising immensely with Amazon’s entry into the global freight markets? How can you equip your company to gear up for this high stakes game?

What kind of freight contracts to never sign, and why?

Why benchmarking for freight rarely works well enough to be of any use?

Tricks that freight sellers use to gain information advantage over you, and how to counter these tricks?

How to make sure that you get the best price on freight every time?

Nine ways of freight market engagement - and which one is the best for you in current circumstances? How to pick the winning freight strategy?

How to lift the ‘veil of mystery’ created by archaic practices and contracts in the shipping market?

What kind of freight savings could you realistically gain without adverse business impact?

Why generic procurement software  never works well enough for buying freight?

Why Strategic Sourcing of freight leads to a lot of work with no real results? How you can save yourself a lot of trouble?

When Can You Use Our Expertise?

If  you suspect any of the following three conditions occur in your business, be sure to contact us immediately:

HIGH FREIGHT COSTS

Freight margins are not adequately known, or, freight is purchased at a significant premium.

  • Is your team buying from the right seller, or the wrong seller - e.g. 3PL, Freight Forwarder, or shipping line?
  • Is your team using the right method to negotiate with the freight service provider?
  • Are you sure that your team is signing the right freight contracts?

INEFFICIENT SHIPPING

End-to-End Freight movement is wasteful due to fragmented planning and poor execution.

  • Are all the hand-overs in the end-to-end movement fully transparent in real time?
  • Are all the movements efficient, without time wastage?
  • Where are the delays in end-to-end movement and what are the root causes and costs of these wasteful delays?

UNEXPLAINED FREIGHT CHARGES

Freight invoices are impossible to understand and reconcile to the contract, and incorporate unexplained fees and charges.

  • Is it impossible to reconcile the freight invoices to the actual freight contracts, or no one would ever try to do so anyway?
  • Are there multiple wrongful charges and fees in the invoices which are never fully explained?
  • Are there too many exceptions and workaround charges in the invoices?

In each of these situations there are many ways we can help - but you will have to take the first step and call us.

"Not your ordinary expert - A TRUE MASTER..."

"When I ran a supply chain worth over $2 Billion, I used his know-how and insights for my projects, and derived great and lasting benefits, generating millions of dollars worth of sustainable savings."

- Tony Fedorowicz (Ex - Head of Asia Pacific Supply Chain, Orica)

How To Best Use Our Expertise?

Two easy ways to readily access our know-how:

BUY OUR REPORT

A Handbook of Freight Management Secrets – Savings, Service and Supply Chain Continuity

  • This report was written by experienced shipping industry veterans, with the additional help of the best employees who worked in very high positions at the largest freight companies, as well as the biggest shippers on earth.
  • This report was originally written to train the new recruits of a USD 20 Billion company at the request of its President.
  • The SAVINGS DERIVED FROM INFORMATION IN THIS report COULD HELP BUY A BRAND NEW COMPANY VEHICLE FOR EACH OF YOUR EMPLOYEES, EVERY YEAR.
  • do not sign your next freight contract without this inside information

RUN OUR WORKSHOP

Global Supply Chain Group's Workshop on Freight Management Secrets – Savings, Service and Supply Chain Continuity

  • Our workshops are small investments for executives who face continual expectations to jettison cost burden, and improve productivity
  • Your freight team needs new answers, BECAUSE PAST ANSWERS - STRATEGIC SOURCING, LLPs, AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS - DID NOT REALLY WORK OUT.
  • if you are accountable for purchase of more than $100k of freight in a year, without the inside information in this report, you could easily miss out on significant cost reductions, reduced contractual liabilities, and better shipping performance.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT MANAGEMENT THAT EXECUTIVES OFTEN ASK US:

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All freight companies come promising savings. Once the contracts are signed - promised savings never show up, in the end, sometimes, costs even go up. Why?

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There is frequent drama with missed deliveries and lack of co-ordination at handover points. It appears like a lot of wastage of resources. How much as we losing as a result?

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​How do I know we are not paying a price that is too high?

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​Our financial models of supplier costs tell me the price should be lower, but we always pay much more. Why?

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​Freight invoices are opaque and archaic - what are all those fees, charges and surcharges? Why are freight invoices so difficult to understand? What is really going on?

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​Why do we always end up paying much more than the agreed price multiplied by the ordered activity? How do I reconcile all the unexpected charges with the actual contract?

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​How do I reconcile actual activities with the freight invoices, and which of these activities was actually authorised by our people?

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​How low could our freight spend be if we really did it to world’s best level?

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​Can the freight savings make a big dent in the budget deficit for the year?

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​Why are freight company staff so disorganised - how much of our money are they really wasting as a result?

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​Why are the freight contracts so one sided, and favour the service providers?

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"TARGET SET FOR 3 YEARS WAS SURPASSED BY ALMOST 70% IN JUST 18 MONTHS..."

“When I engaged Vivek’s services for supply chain transformation in one of the companies I was heading, we expected the careful and methodical approach that he was famous for. I was already convinced that critical business turnaround can only be achieved by taking an end-to-end supply chain approach to this transformation. I was pleased to note that the original target set for 3 years was surpassed by almost 70% in just 18 months – providing graphic evidence of the full power of these ideas in action.”

- Philippe Etienne, Managing Director Orica  (Source: Foreword, OUTSOURCING 3.0)

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"Saved some serious money..."

“My team’s energy in the workshop was channelled into 2 improvement initiatives that quickly saved us some serious money and solved a chronic customer service problem. I haven’t seen the guy’s this excited, they talk about some lesson from the workshop at all our meetings.”

- Wayne Klose, Supply Chain Manager Philips Dynalite

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"Haven't forgotten a single iota of knowledge"

“Their workshop engaged my professional teams with the content that was being presented. Whilst learning, my people were having fun and haven’t forgotten a single iota of knowledge they gained”

- Nick Cakovski, GSF Fresh! Director Supply Chain

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ABOUT MR. SUPPLY CHAIN - VIVEK SOOD

 in the 40 years since supply chain was ‘co-invented’, FEWer than a handful of people on earth acquired the breadth and depth of supply chain expertise to create holistic business transformations, and maximise profitability.

With his deep experiential wisdom and practical transformative mindset, Vivek creates and uses uniquely useful conceptual frameworks.

From humble beginnings as a sea cadet at the age of 17, in his first career Vivek rose to become a Master Mariner and a leader of excellence and integrity. After completing an MBA from Australia’s leading management school, The Australian Graduate School of Management, he started his second career at the Sydney office of Booz Allen & Hamilton, a global strategy consulting house.

At a time of intense confusion between logistics and SCM, Vivek sought out one of the people who ‘invented’ SCM in the late 70’s and worked with him to learn the ropes from the beginning. Dr. Wolfgang Partsch later ended up becoming a senior partner in the SCM strategy consulting company Vivek co-founded. After working in Booz for a few years, to understand the inside stories of SCM systems, Vivek worked with Mercia Software a UK origin supply chain software company specializing in demand planning, inventory planning and fulfillment strategies.

In January 2000, he co-founded Global Supply Chain Group which he continues to steer with a single passion – creating, configuring and formulating effective, secure and sustainable global supply chains. This passion has taken him to more than 100 countries to work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to some of the most innovative brands on earth today. With more than 400 small and large scale transformation projects to his credit, he has led operational and business network transformation in diverse industries such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retail, Heavy Machinery, Mining Services, Chemicals, Oil and Gas, Industrial Explosives and Beverages. Each project has successfully made a real difference and added value to the client’s business, and adding up to more than $1.5 Billion over the last 17 years.


 

Vivek was an advisory board member of the influential industry body Supply Chain Asia from its foundation in 2005 to 2012. Via his blogs, books, LinkedIn groups and other electronic media, Vivek has a social media followership of over 45,000 SCM professionals globally. Drawing from professional experience, Vivek has shared his insights in the blog “A Profitable Dialogue”, which is becoming increasing popular. 

Vivek has written, or co-written, 4 highly influential and seminal books in his area of expertise. He is also a regular contributor to many thought leading magazines and publications. As much as he is passionate about transforming supply chains, Vivek considers sharing knowledge one of the greatest joys in life, by speaking at business schools, conferences, forums and workshops around the world. Moreover, his books continue to reflect the essence of wisdom he gathers throughout a continuous learning cycle.

Vivek enjoys his work immensely, and as the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group, he works as a consultant to senior executives of large global corporations, and helps them multiply profits by using the full power of global supply networks. Vivek Sood is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Global Supply Chains which are the commercial engines sitting deep within modern corporations and economies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has done post-MBA courses from Harvard, MIT, and University of London.


Nearly 80 more testimonials, and additional information on Vivek is available on www.viveksood.com

"None come close to Vivek"

"Since 'co-inventing' Supply Chain Management I have worked with literally thousands of supply chain professionals from around the world in the last 25-30 years, but none comes close to Vivek in combining the practical experience at the highest level of Global Supply Chains in multi-nationals with comprehensive thought leadership in all aspects of complex transportation and supply chain spheres. I also thoroughly enjoyed working with him due to his passion for delivering value far beyond clients' expectations – an ethos that I fully share."

- Dr. Wolfgang Partsch (Dr. Partsch & Partner)

"Highly respected thought leader"

"Vivek Sood is a highly respected thought leader in the field of supply chain management. He has written books and articles to share his vision with current industry professionals and the next generation of logistics leaders. Vivek has successfully implemented innovative supply chain solutions for key multinational customers and continues to evolve with creative value added concepts designed for tangible impact."

- Paul Bradley (Chairman and CEO, Caprica International), Source: LinkedIn

"He is a true master"

"Mr Sood's keynote speech on the strategic impact of supply chain on profitability and performance was eye-opening and awakening. When he answered questions, it was clear that he is a true master - probably one of the top five on earth today. Very highly recommended for speeches, workshops and trainings on anything to do with supply chains and B2B Networks !!!!"

- Suhas Bhise (Head - PPC / Logistics / Sourcing at Arvind Limited ( Wovens & Knits Fabrics)

Source: LinkedIn

Two Easy Ways to Readily Access Our Know-How

BUY OUR REPORT

A Handbook of Freight Management Secrets – Savings, Service and Supply Chain Continuity

RUN OUR WORKSHOP

Global Supply Chain Group's Workshop on Freight Management Secrets – Savings, Service and Supply Chain Continuity

BONUS  1

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    Each paid attendee of this workshop, or buyer of the report will get an exclusive copy of VIP Edition of this book 
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    Not available at any bookstore
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    Only available from the authors for USD 59 per copy
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    Highly acclaimed - see the book website for more details 

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BONUS 2

ADVANCED SUPPLY CHAIN DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT

"One time use for a single company."

Know the reality of your current cost structure

Use an objective, advanced diagnostic tool kit to determine where your company's supply chain stands today. No need to share the information with anyone else. 

Create a plan to move your cost structure to next generation

Use the gap between the current reality and a future aspiration to stimulate and create action plans. 

Work the plan to take your cost structure to the next generation

Use milestones along the way to measure progress and keep the action on track. 

BONUS  3

Cocktails and evening mix-up with Mr Supply Chain himself:

  • Get your questions answered in an informal setting
  • Get your copy of book signed
  • Get photos with industry stalwarts for social media and your office 
  • Informal discussion on important topics
  • Make contacts for future use

"For some people this may turn out to just as important as the formal part of the day. "

Only one contact, or moment might change your life for ever!

Last Chance to Access Our Know-How

BUY OUR REPORT

A Handbook of Freight Management Secrets – Savings, Service and Supply Chain Continuity

RUN OUR WORKSHOP

Global Supply Chain Group's Workshop on Freight Management Secrets – Savings, Service and Supply Chain Continuity

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