Omer is a Co-founder of The Smart Cube and leads the firm’s business across The Americas. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organizations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led.
Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America,Europe and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America),Warner Lambert (USA) and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.
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Subash is a Vice President of The Smart Cube and leads the firm’s delivery teams and sales support functions globally. He works with procurement, risk and strategic functions across companies and enables them to gain higher visibility into innovation, cost transformation, industry best practices, forge new contracts, streamline their supplier relationships, restructure existing supply chains and establish long-term strategies. He has an engineering degree from Anna University (India).
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Why we wrote this book
From natural disasters and geopolitical shifts, to climate change and unprecedented pandemics, global crisis events are becoming more frequent — and our supply chains are more exposed to them than ever.
But, with little to no warning about where or when these major events may strike, what can Procurement and supply chain leaders practically do to safeguard against them?
Risk and Your Supply Chain: Preparing for the Next Global Crisis re-examines the fundamentals of risk management through the lens of today’s complex, global supply chains, sharing valuable lessons and insights from two decades of crisis management to help you prepare for whatever tomorrow brings.
How to buy the book
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Hear what readers thought
“When you’re managing a global supply chain, risk is the one thing you can always depend on in procurement. In Risk & your Supply Chain, Omer and Subash take a complex, ever-changing force, and provide meaningful insights for anyone navigating ongoing sourcing challenges”
Rajeev Nath, Chief Procurement Officer, Vice Media Group
“After any major crisis, procurement leaders have a choice—either learn from the experience and make changes to reduce future risk exposure, or move on and hope for the best. If you’re interested in the former, you’ll find this book extremely insightful”
Sanjay Setty, Vice President of Procurement & Supply Chain, Freshly
“Today, successful supply chain management is all about leveraging practical insights to identify and manage risk proactively—and you’ll find plenty of those here”
Alejandro Gusis, Global Vice President Indirect Procurement and Real Estate, Univar Solutions
“After any period of disruption, it’s a great idea to think about what you could do to better prepare your company for the next unforeseen crisis. For the thousands of procurement and supply chain leaders going through that process right now, the insights in this book will be extremely useful”
Jeff Amsel, Chief Procurement Officer CareFirst BlueCross, BlueShield
“There’s a lot to learn from here whether you’re in procurement or not. Omer and Subash share practical and strategic insights that can be applied in virtually any professional setting where risk is a factor—so, virtually anywhere”
Brian Slobodow, Experienced PE Operator and Advisor
“Throughout my extensive career in procurement, I’ve leveraged a lot of the insights within this book to great effect. From strategic fundamentals to actionable intelligence that you can apply today, you’ll find a wealth of useful advice here”
Eric Germa, Accomplished Senior Procurement, Supply Chain Leader and Consultant
Successful crisis management requires both a strong strategy, and the right immediate tactical responses. That’s exactly what you’ll find here—a blend of strategic and tactical insights that come together to make risk management feel much more manageable.
Steve Listzwan, Vice President Global Procurement, Moderna
“Risk & your Supply Chain does a great job of explaining one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in my career—that no matter where in the world you work, risk will always play a pivotal role in supply chain management. Wherever you work, if you work in procurement, there’s something to learn here”
Brian Golden, Global Materials Leader, Suntory Holdings
“Whatever sector or market you operate in, risk is a hugely complex variable to understand and manage. Omer and Subash do a great job of taking it back to its basics, in a way that’s understandable and valuable for even the most experienced supply chain and risk managers.”
Craig Libby, Former Head of Enterprise Third Party Risk Management Data Analytics and Report Quality Monitoring, USAA
“I’ve been fortunate enough to benefit directly from Omer and Subash’s strategic supply chain expertise over the past few years. In Risk & Your Supply Chain, you’ll find the kind of practical, actionable insights I’ve come to expect from them”
Jim Townsend, Chief Procurement Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance
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