Raghu Ramachandran retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) in 2015 after 28+ amazingly “fulfilling” years. The company gave him the latitude to get engaged in numerous interesting projects worldwide, including: Expansion of the UPS footprint worldwide and streamlining the International operations & systems, developing new compliance & brokerage/customs clearance processes and engineering standards, starting an internal consulting unit to enable other functions and departments leverage in-house talent, developing new products and services and delivering unique customer solutions. The last few assignments, prior to retirement, focused on the design, development and launch of an e-commerce solution and leading a team of Managers to assess, evaluate and recommend efficiencies in the Supply Chain of large and medium sized US retailers.
Since retiring, he founded 13 Colony Global LLC to architect new ideas that enable companies to achieve and sustain market leadership. The focus has been on leveraging his core competencies & experience to lead or be engaged in projects for Logistics, Retail, Automotive & Consulting enterprises across US, Europe & India. The topics he has consulted on include the 3PL market, supply chain trends, fulfillment, last mile delivery operations, network planning, M & A due diligence and generating new product ideas in an omnichannel environment leveraging technology.
Perhaps his most fulfilling assignment, since retirement from UPS, has been sharing his knowledge on Innovation, Technology and Supply Chain, with the next generation of leaders in the Advanced Management Program at the Indian School of Business (ISB).