17 - 18 Jan 2019

Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad
Avinash Kumar Talwar
Director – Global Supply Chain Management, Head – Global Sourcing PM & MRO (Strategic & Plant)
Dr. Reddy's
With a Bachelor’s Degree in B. Pharmacy (Nagpur) and a Post Graduate Degree in Packaging Technology (Gold Medallist) from the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) Mumbai, Avinash brings with him more than 27 years of rich industry experience, having worked with renowned pharmaceutical majors namely Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Nestor Pharmaceuticals, Max Pharma & Systopic Labs.

He currently serves as the Director – Global Supply Chain Management at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Heads the team which is responsible for the strategic sourcing & procurement of all Packaging Materials & MRO for the entire Dr. Reddy’s Organization, namely all the 9 Formulation Plants;7 API manufacturing plants and Loan License locations as well as giving guidance for Third Party locations.

To add to his extensive list of academic credentials, Avinash has a Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, a Post Graduate Diploma in Export / Import Trade Management from the Indian Institute of Export Baroda, a Post Graduate Diploma from IGNOU in Marketing Management, New Delhi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management in 2006 from ICFAI University, Hyderabad and Executive Programme in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Indian School of Business ( ISB). To top it all, he is also a Certified Chemist in Tablets, Capsules & Dry Syrups and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from LASSIB Society. Since he is a perfect blend of an exemplary academic record and a sound operations experience in the supply chain domain, Avinash is a regular participant at various seminars; exhibitions involving packaging vendors in India & abroad.

He has been actively involved in various forums as a Speaker, a Jury member, a Life Member of Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), Mumbai and core committee member for Pack Plus South & core committee member of the IIP Hyderabad Branch for 5 years.

He has been actively involved in organizing national conferences and exhibitions of IIP as well Pack Plus. Owing to his contribution to operational excellence and innovation, Avinash has with him a list of accolades and recognitions. He was awarded the India Star Packaging Excellence Award in 2010 from IIP. Besides the API and excipients team from DRL , the packaging team headed by Avinash also bagged the award for ‘Operational Excellence’ at the India Pharma Awards 2013 by UBM in Mumbai and received an award in the category of 'Most Innovative Vendor Management Practices' at HMFI-IAM Purchasing Awards India 2013 ; Operations Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics ; Excellence in Packaging Design; Excellence in Cost Improvement; Excellence in Packaging Machinery by UBM,2016 at India Pharma Awards; Operations Excellence in Supply Chain by UBM ,2017 at India Pharma Awards and Procurement Excellence by KamiKaze, 2016. Recently awarded for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMNET IN PHARMA PACKAGING by Express Pharma, an arm of The Indian Express Group on 15th March 2018 – An Lifetime Achievement Award. To sum it up, Avinash has a diverse experience in a slew of areas which includes procurement, vendor management & development, vendor audits, inventory control, packaging development, process re-engineering, cost reduction, new product team coordinator and hands-on experience in SAP.

He is a firm believer in team & individual autonomy, stresses on strong capabilities of initiation and completion of project as per the target time line. His key responsibilities are ensuring timely orders of materials and prompt delivery & availability of packaging material against Symphony shortages & new product launches including Day-1 Launches by effective coordination with all the CFT’s including suppliers.

Besides his work, Avinash loves listening soft music, watching movies, spending quality time out with Family and friends, photography & networking.