Global Supply Chain Group Helps Business Leaders Succeed

Vivek Sood

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Co-founder and current Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group. Founded in Sydney in January 2000, Global Supply Chain Group is a high-impact services company comprising supply-chain pioneers and visionary thinkers.

Vivek was previously a ship-master, and then, post-MBA, a consultant with top-tier strategy firm Booz Allen & Hamilton.

In his second apprenticeship as a junior consultant, he worked and studied globally with the best supply chain minds with a single passion – learning how to create, configure, and formulate effective, secure, and sustainable supply chains.

With more than 400 successful business transformation projects, covering over 85 countries, during the last 18 years, today he consults with organizations around the world and is a sought-after speaker and the author of four seminal business books.

When Vivek is not grappling with massive supply chain problems alongside his clients – he is grappling with his sailing boats, golf clubs and three young sons.

As per his supporters, it is worth listening to Vivek’s story of how got into management consulting.

Other people are intrigued by the story of how the President of a $20 Billion Corporation nick-named him “Mr. Supply Chain”.

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Associates And Partners

Dr. Wolfgang Partsch
Senior Partner - Munich
Associate Partner - Sydney
Lin Giralt
Partner - Houston
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Roc Yang
Partner - Beijing
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Thomas Wiedmann
Partner - Rotterdam

Global Supply Chain Partners

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Garry Baddock

CPA, COO, Supply Chain And Procurement


Garry is a senior Procurement and Supply Chain executive with 20+ years’ experience across large global multi-national companies. His experience includes 5 years in the USA as Chief Procurement Officer for Unisys Pty Limited where he had global accountability for US$3.5 billion of third-party expenditure, a real estate portfolio of over 95,000 square meters, and environmental safety and health functions. Garry is currently Chief Operating Officer at Graphite Energy Pty Limited, private technology and project development company focused on commercializing proprietary energy storage technology in renewable and fossil power projects across USA, Europe and Australia.   
He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and Certified Purchasing Manager. He is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Gennady Teplitsky

Gennady Teplitsky is our senior partner located in New York. He has more than 20 years of experience working in Consulting, Finance, Manufacturing, and CPG industries. Gennady’s unique skills include:

  • International supply chains incorporating commodities
  • Risk management
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Trade management and execution
  • Channel partnerships and OEM relationships management strategies
  • Growth strategies – key drivers, and execution
  • Marketing and product analysis and growth recommendations for supply chain IT systems vendors

Gennady also provided advisory services to the firm’s investment bank and venture capital business partners. Prior to this role, Gennady was a practice leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

He managed large programs and provided thought leadership in the area of Automation and Analytics. His leadership and expertise helped several large clients with combined footprint of 20+ million customers in US, Europe and South America.

Gennady holds a Master degree in Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Wolfgang Partsch

Dr. Wolfgang Partsch

Co-inventor of Supply Chain Management

Dr. Wolfgang Partsch was born in Vienna but spent most of his time in Munich. He came from a natural sciences background with a PhD in Physics and also studied Industrial Dynamics from Jay Forrester. Most of the original thinking, methodologies and terminology of Supply Chain Management (SCM) were developed by Dr.Partsch and his team in the 1980s.

Austrian Industry AG (Voestalpine Group), a steel-based technology and capital goods corporation, opened for privatisation in the late 1980s. Dr. Partsch led a three-year supply chain project to improve their operations and reduce working capital by around $US 500 million. After the project, Dr. Partsch earned an accolade from the CFO of this conglomerate, who acknowledged it as the most successful project in his whole career, coming from the holistic vision of SCM.​

Dr. Partsch was finally able to help create the supply network from purchasing to production, logistics and retained control for a small team at the Austrian headquarters. It is the people such as Dr. Partsch that build our world-class supply chain know-how and deliver results to our clients.

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Lin Giralt

Lin Giralt is based in Houston Texas and covers supply chain strategies in the Americas. He has over 30 years of work experience of which 19 years have been in consulting.  

He started his consulting career with McKinsey and Booz-Allen & Hamilton and founded Lambda Consultants in 1997. His main focus are in corporate strategy, organization, processes and M&A. He has strong experience in the financial, IT , telecom and restaurant-tourism sectors. He is an expert in new business development, market entry and establishment of business models for new businesses.  

He has significant experience in logistics, having redesigned fresh product logistics for a supermarket chain and package handling processes for a medium sized freight handler. In a recent logistics project, Lin redesigned the Venezuelan commercial and operational logistics system for a major Spanish Telecommunications company saving over USD 2MM in inventory and handling costs. Prior to consulting he worked as a construction manager (4 years) completing various commercial buildings in USA and Venezuela, he also worked in agribusiness (6 years), building and helping the start up of a meatpacking plant and a mixed use farm raising cattle and hot peppers.  

He holds a B.A. from Duke University (USA), a Master of Architecture from Rice University (USA), and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania (USA). He is fluent in English and Spanish. 

Our Team

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev sailed as captain on cargo ships before switching to leadership roles with logistics companies, and management consulting. 

In his career of over 30 years, he has attained expertise and exposure in various facets of operations and sales & business development across the industry verticals of shipping and logistics.  His core competencies include new business development, generating revenue and profits, strategic planning & execution, internal control, process improvement, cost optimization, compliance, and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.

His strengths are his ability to employ various tools & techniques such as alternate sourcing, negotiations and contractor management.  He believes in the power of fostering collaboration, empowering performance & driving excellence across business domains for delivering results in a constantly evolving business environment. He has lead teams & developed organization capabilities towards achievement of long & short term goals for the companies that he worked for.

His educational credentials include Post Graduation in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Certified Master Mariner by the Directorate General of Shipping. India. He has also done a course in Dry Cargo Chartering from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.

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