Supply Chain Committee

Shailesh Solkar

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Head Merchandising & Supply Chain, Trent Limited

Shailesh Solkar heads Merchandising and Supply chain at Trent Ltd, a Tata enterprise, comprising Westside,Landmark, Zudio and Star Bazaar retail chains. He is responsible for driving the merchandising and supply chain strategies.

Shailesh is supply chain management graduate from SP Jain school of Global Management with more than 20 years of experience in supply chain and has been associated with Trent Ltd. since 1999.

At Trent shailesh has played a key role in establishing retail Buying and merchandising framework, business analytics framework and improving Supply chain practices across retail formats like Fast Fashion apparel, Books & Entertainment and Value Apparel. He has implemented ‘Theory of Constraints’ principles for the first time in Fast Fashion apparel category in India. He has a very wide experience in business process reengineering (plan/buy/move/sell) and in driving change management. He has spearheaded the SAP implemetations at Westside and Landamak as business lead. Shailesh has incubated and implemented the omnichannel marketplace strategy for trent alongwith TATA Cliq. Shailesh has been instrumental in creating a predictable supply chain for Trent by collaborating with other business leaders and is working on redesigning the supply chain network to address the future business growth.

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