Vivek Mehta, CSCP
Director of Marketing 
 
(213) 444-3102
 
Vivek is supply chain and operations management professional with four years of industry and advisory experience across industries and functions. He has added tangible value to clients across industries such as automotive, consumer goods, industrial equipment, chemicals and paints, bio fuels, 3PL and agriculture. Some of his notable clients include Chrysler Motors, General Motors, Ford, BP, Unilever, Marico Industries and the Ministry of Agriculture of China. His primary areas of focus include operations excellence, supply chain planning, cost reduction, and distribution & logistics. His efforts have led to greater organizational alignment through recommendations based on market research and analytics. 

In his latest role with a Tier-I auto parts supplier in the greater Detroit area, Vivek worked on logistics cost reduction, inventory management, program launches and demand management, leading to a drop in obsolete inventory across eight global company plants, a $5 million quarterly savings in logistics, and localizing of the supply chain in Asia. On previous assignments, he created standard operating procedures for to enable Unilever achieve 20,000 deliveries per week to city retailers.

As a graduate student, Vivek interned at Goldman Sachs’ Operations division in Salt Lake City, where he worked on projects to improve process efficiency and streamlining operational growth across the BRICs. In addition, he also led a team of undergraduate analysts. He served as student consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture of China in Chengdu, on a project to increase the export competitiveness of the national citrus industry, and co-authored a Mexico market study paper for the US Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in Anaheim, CA.

Vivek holds an MBA in Supply Chain and Operations Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering Bangalore. He represented Thunderbird at two supply chain and operations case competitions organized by the APICS Southwest District, and won Gold for two consecutive years. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) on full scholarship by the APICS. As part of his international curriculum, he studied International Business at Peking University (Beijing), and has elementary fluency in Spanish.
 
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APICS Los Angeles Chapter positions held:
2013-2014 Director of Marketing
 
APICS Southwest District positions held:
None
 
APICS Committee Involvement:
None