Milind BalajiSupply Chain Manager at Georgia Pacific
Milind Balaji works with Georgia-Pacific’s Cellulose division and is responsible for a range of initiatives spanning supply-chain technology, personnel training, product standards for pulp, global warehouse protocols while streamlining warehouse 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 end-user experience leveraging the best technology available.
Within Georgia-Pacific, Milind started with the Marine logistics team handling ocean and air exports to the Middle East and Asia and was then was promoted to a position building the Cellulose supply-chain team initially focusing on GP Cellulose’s North American supply chain. He joined Georgia-Pacific in 2010 after a background in the frozen poultry industry with Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. handing international exports and before that with C.H. Robinson in domestic freight brokerage.
Today, Milind is deeply involved in building the Global Audit Program of Georgia-Pacific packaging segment, is tasked with setting product quality standards in the supply-chain for pulp, codifying warehouse operating standards globally and developing port infrastructure primarily to support a large export container and break-bulk position in the market . Continually working with the production facilities and various internal stakeholders, Milind seeks to embed benchmark processes into these facilities while helping the global supply-chain stay at the forefront of digital solutions in the market and to understand disruptive technologies that help gain competitive advantage.
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.