The award recognizes influential individuals whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped our industry and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain. From early pioneers and entrepreneurs to non-conformist thinkers and executive standouts, this award aims to honor remarkable leaders and their contributions.
"Our 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award reflects the expanding diversity that is emerging in our industry, both in terms of demographics and talent," said Lara L. Sowinski, Editorial Director of AC Business Media's Supply Chain Group. "The combination of experience and wisdom complemented with a new generation of professionals is resulting in a food and beverage supply chain that is in sync with consumers' demands while simultaneously adept and staying ahead of the logistical requirements."
"Rohan absolutely deserves being recognized in this space. Over just a few months, he has brought transformational change to one of the largest food and beverage companies in North America and worked tirelessly to deliver a satisfied customer. He is a rock star in his ability to quickly and successfully help customers leverage optimization-based prescriptive analytics to solve their most important decision-making challenges," said Carlos Centurion, President of River Logic. "He's intelligent, energetic, positive and never shies away from a challenge — and our customers say the same thing."
Food Production Use Case Example
One of Guthal's projects includes a well-known snack-food manufacturer with dozens of North American manufacturing plants. The company had no visibility into supply chain planning trade-offs across production and logistics; it used more than a dozen spreadsheets to create production allocation plans and knew it was missing out on significant profit opportunities. In just a few months of using River Logic's supply chain optimization solution to tackle their planning challenges, he was able to help the company reveal hundreds of thousands in cost savings per week, and $2.5 million in opportunity cost.
Guthal joined River Logic six years ago, after graduating with a Master's degree in Operations Research from Rutgers University. Prior to Rutgers, he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the Bangalore Institute of Technology.
As a recipient of this year's Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, Guthal will be profiled in the March issue of Food Logistics and online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world's most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain, and other industries with print, digital and custom products, event planning, and social media.