Satish Viswanathan

Contact Information

Tel: +91 11 2508-2140


Seeking senior level assignments in Supply Chain Management/ Logistics/ Purchase with an organisation of repute

An Overview

Areas Of Expertise

Core Expertise:
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement: Identifying & developing potential vendors locally & globally for the right - source selection and achieving cost effective purchases. Planning, organizing and controlling all requisite activities to perform such as market analysis, sourcing, techno - commercial evaluation, negotiation, recommendation, contracting, inspection, expediting & tracking, reporting, logistics & delivery, payment processing, etc
Vendor Development: Assessing the performance of the vendors based on various criterion such as percentage for rejections, quality improvement rate, timely delivery, credit terms, etc. Overseeing follow-up with vendors for deliverables, and quality checks; ensuring timely payments.
Stores & Inventory Control: Overseeing stores management including day-to-day activities like receipts, storage and management, issues and disposition of stocks. Managing stores operations ensuring optimum inventory levels to achieve maximum cost savings without hampering the operations
Logistics: Sustaining the existing network & managing the supply chain, ensuring timely distribution of the materials. Managing logistics operations involving coordinating with companies for sea/ air/ road transport, CHA’s and other external agencies to achieve seamless & cost-effective transport solutions
Financial Management: Framing annual budgets and conducting variance analysis to determine difference between projected & actual results. Monitoring inflow / outflow of funds; taking adequate measures to ensure optimum utilisation of available funds towards the accomplishment of organisational objectives
Interpersonal Skills: Result oriented, motivated and a motivator. Believes in 'Getting Things Done'

Career Record

Was working in the Indian Army since June 1990
Key Appointment Held:
Second-in-Command of an ASC Battalion (2011 - 2012)
  • Played various roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Logistics Officer, Chief Training and Welfare Officer & Chief Technology Officer
  • Spearheaded the projects including PM and finance of the organization
  • Administered activities for organising training of over 1000 employees
  • Served as Head of the Newly Created Cyber Security Cell and core member of Vision team for automation of the organization
  • Developed Intranet and implemented ERP Package for HR, Logistics and Knowledge Management for the organization
  • Essayed a key role in optimal utilization of the funds allocated and conducted the President’s visit to Exercise Area at Barmer within the allocated budget
  • Conceptualised a skill driving track to impart specialist driving skills to more than 400 personnel
  • Used Project Management techniques to manage the fleet of vehicles consisting of about 300 load carriers ensuring 100% fleet availability
Officer Commanding of a Supply Outfit in Border Roads Organization (2009 - 2011)
  • Functioned as Independent charge of Officer Commanding of a Supply Depot of a Border Road Organization reporting directly to the Commander of Task Force and Chief Engineer of a Project
  • Rendered complete logistics support for the task-force and project spanning the entire Kashmir Area
  • Looked after HR and Administration for over 100 employees
  • Implemented positive changes in contracts management and aligned them with the organization’s goals
  • Supervised activities for shipping, receiving and TQM of all procurements ranging from pens and pins, cement and bitumen, to Bulldozers and Runway Snow Clearance Equipment
  • Designed and implemented a network based SCM System for inventory and vendor management and Imparted training to a team of 40 personnel in its use
Additional Director (Logistics) (2007 - 2009)
  • Implemented logistics plan of the entire Army located in the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala with a major role during actual international conflict
  • Responsible for conclusion of perishable & non-perishable food items and petroleum products contracts for the various depots in these states
  • Involved in monitoring, controlling and reorder of stocks including petroleum products of all depots in the south
  • Functioned as additional charge of Canteen officer of the Ex-servicemen CSD at Trichy/ Chennai Area entrusted to look after more than 2 Lac Ex-servicemen
Officer Commanding of Transport Company (2005 - 2007)
  • Trained over 140 employees maintained more than 100 vehicles
Depot Supervisory Officer (2003 - 2005)
  • Looked after stocks and supplies of a large depot in the remote North-East states of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh with its unique problem of monsoon driven isolation
  • Handled stocks including petroleum products, perishable and non perishable food stuff, etc. worth over Rs 1000 million which involved stock level planning, transportation, inventory management and distribution
  • Successfully automated stocks issue program for more than 45 client organizations
Deputy Assistant Director (Logistics)(2001 - 2003)
  • Devised strategies for implementation of the transportation part of the logistics plan of a desert corps
  • Operation Parakram: Conducted the induction of the troops into the operation area within the stipulated time frame, and subsequently concluded 35 contracts / agreements for supplies in practically 2 days.
  • Conducted audit of logistics system of the Indian Army for Desert operations
Field Assignments (1990 - 1998)

Scholastics and Certifications

IT Skills

Other Accolades

Personal Dossier

Date of Birth: 17 March 1969
Present Address: 352, Heritage Tower, Plot 1 Sector 3 , Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078
Languages Known: English and Hindi
Location Preference: Delhi, NCR, Willing to relocate