Anushka Perera

Supply Chain Manager at APL Logistics

Senior-level Supply Chain and Operations leader with extensive experience in creating strategies and leading execution of all global supply chain activities, including procurement and distribution management. Manages and leads cross-functional teams to drive product supply and productivity improvements. Leads risk mitigation while driving supply chain strategies for end-to-end pipeline management and supply planning. Skilled in negotiation and strategic decision making, perfected by 14 years of experience in leading organizational business units.

Previous Brands
APL Logistics
Work Experience
Aug ‘14 - Dec ‘21
APL Logistics

• Oversaw supply chain and supported tech transfer projects, batch release testing, change management and resolution of customer complaints. • Integrated financial and operation plans with strategic objectives to deliver improved operational and financial results to boost customer satisfaction, profitability and working capital. • Collaborated with internal teams to improve outputs to meet demand and supply requirements, ensuring inventory integrity targets for finished goods. • Drove cost reduction efforts for supply chain AOP to meet annual operations targets. • Formulated demand planning and generated supply chain management metrics. • Deployed logistics systems and outsourced transportation to maximize efficiency, cost and benefit. • Identified, selected and maintained logistic suppliers and achieved optimum costs and service qualities. • Established vision and master plan for regional supply chain end-to-end structure, sourcing and delivery. • Managed distribution network, including logistics, trade compliance and warehouse management. • Drove key performance indicators and continuous improvements throughout logistics and supplier operations. • Challenged teams to improve performance within distribution network to meet inventory targets. • Led implementation of effective supply chain planning systems while improving sales and operations planning processes for distribution network. • Facilitated change management strategies and incorporated functional area infrastructure to support demand planning and supply initiatives. • Optimized supply chain infrastructure by assessing and initiating targeted changes to reduce operating costs by 6 % • Developed and managed global supply base that contributed to growth of 5 %

English - Fluent
Education & Training
Robert Gordon University
‘21 - Unknown
Procurement And Supply Chain Management
Edinburgh Napier University
‘16 - ‘18
Logistics And Supply Chain Management
Colombo International Nautical &Engineering College
‘09 - ‘10
Freight Forwarding
Glasgow, UK