Aditya Sobti, PhD
Aditya Sobti, a principal with Oliver Wight, has 18 years of experience in the chemical process industry. He comes to Oliver Wight with international experience and a successful track record in streamlining global supply chains, optimizing operations assets, restructuring, and process improvement. He is recognized for being a business team partner, and has a passion for building and leading customer-centric teams focused on achieving company goals and improving customer satisfaction through continuous improvement.
Aditya spent many years in various Operations and Supply Chain Senior Management roles within several divisions of Merck KGaA. He led numerous Supply Chain integration and realignment activities which resulted in notable improvements, such as increasing gross margin, reducing inventory, improving cash flow, and increasing on time in full (OTIF) performance. Most recently, as Global Supply Chain Director for R. T. Vanderbilt (Vanderbilt Chemicals & Vanderbilt Minerals), Aditya led the design and implementation of a best-in-class Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process which resulted in improvements in forecast accuracy and service level, as well as reduction in working capital. Aditya has developed global sourcing strategies, leveraged robust “Make or Buy” decision processes, and implemented improved supplier management processes that enabled reduction of the supplier base, improved supplier performance, and optimization of supply chain costs. Aditya was instrumental in aligning the Supply Chain Planning organization with the IBP process, enabling alignment of the aggregate Supply Planning and Master Scheduling processes at the IBP level with the detailed Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Scheduling activities at the execution level.
Aditya received his PhD in Organic Chemistry and participated in the Merck International Management Program. He is a published author in many peer reviewed Chemicals journals.