Chennai, February 17, 2020 TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), India’s leading end-to-end Supply Chain Management Services company and part of the $8.5 bn TVS group, today announced the appointment of Ravi Viswanathan as Joint Managing Director (JMD) with effect from 14th February 2020 and will report to Mr. R. Dinesh. Mr. Viswanathan will take on the role of CEO and Joint Managing Director of the Company from April 1, 2020.
Ravi Viswanathan joins TVS Supply Chain Solutions from TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) where he was, until recently, the Global Chief Marketing Officer. He is a distinguished alumni from REC (now NIT) Tiruchirappalli and has lived and worked in India, the US and Scandinavia. Over his thirty-year career at the Tata Group, Ravi Viswanathan has built and led multiple business units and P&Ls at TCS, in addition to establishing a strong TCS brand and the capabilities to support their global clients.
Commenting on the appointment of Ravi Viswanathan, R. Dinesh, Managing Director of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, said, “We are delighted to have Ravi join us as Joint MD of TVS Supply Chain Solutions. With his multi-faceted career at TCS, he brings the experience of creating a truly global Indian business, working across industries, clients and cultures. The Board believes that Ravi is the right person to take TVS Supply Chain Solutions forward, as we build a globally integrated, and technology-driven supply chain solutions company. The Board also recognized the contribution of Mr. S. Ravichandran, Deputy Managing Director, who has laid the foundation for TVS Supply Chain Solutions over the last 25 years, and who will continue as Director and Advisor to the Company.”
“I am excited to join TVS Supply Chain Solutions which has been built on the rich legacy of the TVS Group and has, through a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, focused on providing differentiated solutions to its customers and fostered lasting relationships with its employees and customers”, said Ravi Viswanathan on his appointment. “I look forward to work with Dinesh, the Senior Management team, Board and our 20,000 person-strong team to further integrate our global capabilities and make TVS Supply Chain Solutions the leading company in our sector, providing seamless, technology-driven solutions to help our customers win in the market,” he added.
“Ravi Viswanathan brings a wealth of international experience and knowledge, given his experience of scaling TCS into the global powerhouse that it is today. I welcome him to the TVS Supply Chain Solutions family and wish him the very best in his new role,” said Ravichandran, Deputy Managing Director of TVS Supply Chain Solutions.
About TVS Supply Chain Solutions:
TVS SCS was started as a business unit of T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd in 1995 and was later established as a separate company – TVS Logistics Services Limited (TVS LSL), in December 2004. The company was rechristened as TVS Supply Chain Solutions in 2019.
By acquiring niche capabilities in supply chain and establishing a domestic presence in markets such as UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Australia and other territories, TVS Supply Chain Solutions has been able to deliver value to its customers in every country of its presence, through continuous innovation, differentiation and quality of service.
TVS SCS has grown to become an Indian multinational company providing end-to-end Supply Chain Services to sectors like, automobile, beverages, IT, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, FMCG and Defence globally. It has presence in 14 countries – India, the USA, the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. The company forms an indispensable link between suppliers and customers from across sectors in over 50 countries and manages more than 100 blue chip customers through its 20,000 plus skilled work force. TVS LSL manages over 10 million square feet of warehouse space in India.