Badge given by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Founder & CEO
Global Operational Excellence Solutions

The Certificate from the Government of the USA

Mr. V. Gopalakrishnan is a Positive Change Ambassador for UN Sustainable Development Goals, a Logistics Management consultant and a Corporate trainer who has conducted over 1000 hrs of corporate training's in 15 countries for over 10000 working professionals across the globe. He has received a Certificate from the Government of USA, SIGNED BY THE HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF THE USA, for successfully completing the Prestigious Fulbright program at USA. He is a specialist in SDG's 1,2,3,4,7,8 and 14.

This fulbright program which is offered by IIE, known as the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program, identifies mid career professionals with leadership qualities, and who have contributed to the development of their country, for a 1 year exchange mission to Participating Universities in USA. On successful completion, they are awarded with the prestigious Completion certificate from the Government of USA.

Certificate from Cornell University
During this program he gave several guest lectures to the Students and Faculty members of the Cornell University,  New York, USA and also completed a Certificate course on Strategic Business Management from the same University, . He also undertook several study and research projects in US based organizations including Pepsico, General Motors, Amazon, Lowes, Ford Motors, Mahindra Tractors - USA, Mahindra Genze Electric two wheeler plant, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Maersk Shipping lines, Borg Warner, Port of New Orleans and Ryder warehouse.

In the last 15 years, he has been offering SCM consulting and Corporate training services to various organizations which include Fortune 500 companies, Non-Profit Organizations and Micro Small And Medium Scale companies in Emerging Economies.

Ocean Environment and Green Shipping Related Expertise:

In his career, he had spent a considerable amount of time in projects related to green ports and green shipping. He had visited ports in UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Africa to study and research the Green practices of Ports and Shipping companies. He has also created a E-Learning course on Eco Friendly Logistics- An Introduction to Green Shipping in the Udemy e learning platform and had dedicated the course to the Marine Life and Marine Ecosystems. He has also studied Large Marine Ecosystem Management and Assessment and is currently pursuing projects on Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Program (SAP) for Ocean Health improvement.

Pharma Supply chain Related Expertise:

Gopalakrishnan had worked in the design of Logistics Network for Pan India for a leading healthcare products manufacturing firm in India. He has conducted training courses on Cold Chain and vaccine supply chain to some of the leading pharma companies. He is also a certified Pharma Procurement expert specializing in sourcing for/from Developing countries. He has also completed the certification as an assessor for World Health Organization's vaccine distribution efficiency measuring system.
Pharma Supply Chain Certificate
Certification on Pharma Supply Chain Management

Soft skills:

Gopalakrishnan is a trainer for Negotiation Skills training course since last 10 years. He has written a book on Negotiation Skills and has delivered training courses for various international organizations globally. He has also received certification on the subject. 

Finance Skills:

Gopalakrishnan has launched a course on Cost Impact of Supply chain Decisions on Udemy. He has completed certifications on Strategic Pricing from Cornell, Results based Management (RBM) techniques from UNICEF and Decision Making under Deep Uncertainties (DMDU) for a Long Lasting Investments in a Changing world from World Bank.
World Bank certificate
World Bank Certificate on Decision Making

Previous Work Experience:

Gopalakrishnan was previously working with the Apex Industrial Body in India - The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as a Supply chain Management Consultant for 8+ years. He was conducting corporate training programs for all the member companies of CII, and for the International Clients of CII. CII has got 64 offices across the country and abroad. During his tenure, he travelled extensively for offering his services. He studied the warehouse industry best practices across various sectors and developed the warehouse assessment and certification model called WAREX. He also served as an auditor for Warehouses. Before joining CII, he started his career with an Automotive company called Ucal Fuel Systems Limited as an Assistant Manager for Purchase and New Product Development and later worked as a Procurement consultant for NTT Consulting during which he was providing Consulting & Training to Honeywell Corporation for their entire Europe and Middle east Asia plant locations.

In his career, he established 2 organizations. First one is the Logistics Skill Council, ( which aims to positively change the lives of unemployed and uneducated youth in India, by providing them skill training in Logistics Job Roles and getting them placed with employer organizations. This organization was funded by the Government of India and by the Industrial members of CII. 

Global Operational Excellence Solutions is the second organization founded by Gopalakrishnan, to provide corporate training and consultancy services to Indian organizations. The aim of GOPS is to share the rich international experience and Global best practices with the working professionals, thereby improving their overall performance for a better corporate growth. Better Industrial growth translates to better economic growth.

Gopalakrishnan is also selected as a Supply Management Trainer by United Nations, and has conducted more than 10 courses for UN in Italy since 2015. He also conducts Warehouse Safety and Cargo Securement training workshops for UN agencies.
Certificate for Business Strategy Course
Gopalakrishan is a humble, down to earth and easily approachable person. He is a person with a good sense of Humor. He is a marathon runner and has participated in several marathon events across the globe. About his education, he has a B.E Mechanical degree, MBA in Supply chain from Anna University, India and Strategic Business Management Certificate from Cornell University, USA. He was a University Top rank holder and a Gold medallist. He is married and has a son.


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