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IndusTree: CXO Power Talk (21) by Dr Ganesh, Mckinsey & Company







IndusTree: CXO Power Talk (21)

"Innovative Delivery Model using Advanced Analytics"


Dr. K Ganesh

Knowledge Expert & Global SCM Centre-of-Competence Head

McKinsey & Company


Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 | 11:00 am

Venue: MYRA School of Business

About the Speaker:

Dr. K Ganesh is an established author and consultant in the area of supply chain management. He is currently the Knowledge Expert at McKinsey & Company, India and heads the SCM center of competence there. He has more than a decade of experience in research-based consulting in SCM with top consulting firms including TCS and IBM. He has also published more than 100 papers in national and international journals. He has presented more than 50 papers in national and international conferences of repute. He has written five books and a chapter for seven books. He is editor-in-chief for three International journals and on the editorial board for various international journals. Dr. Ganesh’s area of expertise encompasses Strategic Network Design and Optimization, Production Planning and Inventory Optimization, Demand Forecasting and Transportation Optimization.

He is a lyricist in English and Tamil and his interests include music, counseling, website designing, interior decoration and photography. Dr. Ganesh holds the first-rank in Mechanical and Production Engineer from Annamalai University and a Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering from NIT, Tiruchirapalli. He obtained his doctoral degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from IIT, Madras.

You are cordially invited

Dr. Shalini Urs

Chairperson, MYRA School of Business



IndusTree: CXO Power Talk (21) 


Dr. K Ganesh 

Knowledge Expert and head of the SCM center of competence 

McKinsey & Company 


Be nimble in thought and action 

It is not often that one gets to hear a person who writes poetry as well as complex inventory optimization algorithms; a person who is at ease designing websites as well as Strategic Network Design. 

The students and staff of MYRA were honored to have a very eclectic personality Dr K Ganesh, Knowledge Expert and head of the SCM center of competence at McKinsey, India.  An erudite scholar and an established consultant, Dr Ganesh has published several papers in national and international journals as well as conferences. An author of five books, he is also the editor-in-chief for three International journals. 

Delivering a talk on ‘Innovative Delivery Model using Advanced Analytics’, as part of the 21st edition of the CXO PowerTalk series at MYRA, Dr Ganesh identified four key trends that are shaping the supply chain management arena. First of all, the accelerating growth of technology compels managers to leverage technology to increase profitability, reduce costs as well as raise service levels. Second, managers need to quickly adopt innovation not just in their products and services, but more importantly in their business processes. Third, shorter and tougher business cycles mean that managers need to be agile and quick to respond to fluctuations in supply and demand. Lastly, they have to contend with an expanding and demanding consumer base. 

Regaling the audience with negotiation role-play scenarios, Dr Ganesh stressed the need for managers to develop better negotiation skills so as to win in the market. Dr Ganesh mentioned that GST roll-out in India will be a game changer in more ways than one impinging on facility location, inventory management practices, logistics modes and channel partner relations. He signed off his talk advising budding managers to practice 4H in all aspects – humility, honesty, hard-work and humor.  


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