Supply Chain Manager
Milind Balaji works with Georgia-Pacific’s Cellulose division and is responsible for a range of initiatives spanning mill personnel training, product standards for pulp, warehouse operations and port infrastructure. He joined Georgia-Pacific in 2010 after spending 3 years in the frozen poultry industry with Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. handing international exports and 2 years before that with C.H. Robinson in domestic freight brokerage.
Having sailed on merchant vessels all his life due to his father being a marine engineer, Milind has had the unique privilege of observing the industry from the inside at a very young age. Having decided not to be a mariner himself, he embarked on a career in international logistics and supply-chain.
Within Georgia-Pacific, Milind began with the Marine logistics team handling ocean and air exports to the Middle East and Asia and was then was promoted to a position with the supply-chain team dealing with product quality and in particular focusing on GP Cellulose’s North American supply chain.
Today, Milind leads the supply-chain component of the Global Audit Program of GP Cellulose, is tasked with setting product quality standards in the supply-chain, codifying warehouse operating standards and developing port infrastructure primarily around break-bulk operations. Additionally, Milind works very closely with the GP Cellulose mills on their quality standards, personnel training and product loading processes seeking to embed benchmark processes into these facilities.
Milind has a degree in Public Policy Analysis from Indiana University and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration Marketing from Mercer University.
Conference Session 7: Breakbulk Carriers
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Breakbulk carriers are facing tougher and tougher challenges. This panel will discuss the current breakbulk shipping landscape and how they are weathering the storm.