Director of Global Distribution and Services
Milind Balaji works with Georgia-Pacific’s Packaging and Cellulose division and is responsible for a range of initiatives spanning supply-chain technology and innovation, personnel training, product standards for pulp and global warehouse operations while streamlining distribution network design. Innovation is a key part of the supply-chain in Georgia-Pacific and Milind’s team seeks to lead the digital transformation needed in mill logistics operations while enhancing the product quality and customer experience by leveraging the best technology available and driving disruption in the supply-chain.
Within Georgia-Pacific, Milind started with the Marine logistics team handling ocean and air exports and was then was promoted to a position building the Cellulose supply-chain team initially focusing on GP Cellulose’s North American supply chain and finally to a position to help expand the Cellulose global supply-chain network. He joined Georgia-Pacific in 2010 after a background in the frozen poultry industry with Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. handing international exports.
Today, Milind is deeply involved in building the Global Audit Program of the Georgia-Pacific packaging segment, is tasked with setting product quality standards in the global supply-chain for pulp, driving load optimization, making structural improvements to address customer complaints, codifying warehouse operating standards globally and developing port infrastructure primarily to support the large export container and break-bulk position of the firm.
Continually working with the production facilities and various internal stakeholders, Milind seeks to embed benchmark processes into these facilities while helping the supply-chain stay at the forefront of digital solutions in the market and to understand disruptive technologies that help gain competitive advantage. Improving the customer experience with the Cellulose division is a key goal of the supply-chain team.
Milind has a degree in Public Policy Analysis with a minor in Human Resources from Indiana University and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration Marketing from Mercer University.