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Samson Samuel is an Engineer with more than 22 years of experience spanning manufacturing, consulting, IT and supply chain industries. He has worked in India and US in various capacities with organizations of repute like BestBuy, Staples, Lowes, Mafatlal Consultancy, Wipro & Cognizant.
He has been working with Future Group from Mid 2008, He Joined Future Supply Chains (FSC) as their CIO and then became COO for the Contract Logistics business in 2010. His key mandate was to improve customer service levels and operational efficiency of the end to end supply chain of multiple customers of FSC including the many Retail formats of Future Group. In his role as the CIO of FSC he had overseen selection, design & implementation of multiple cutting edge IT Initiatives.
He has recently moved to a new role and is working on a Digital commerce Initiative – BB Direct. This project is part of the overall Omni-Channel imitative at Future Group. The vision of the project is to reach the segment of India’s population that is otherwise not reached by organized retail. The business model aims to tap the entrepreneurial talent in the country as Franchisees to book orders, thereafter order fulfillment and customer service will be managed by Future Group.
Brief CV – Sougato Shome
Sougato is a CFA and MBA- Finance & Marketing from ICFAI Business School, 97 Batch, with 16+ years of experience, mostly in Supply Chain and Information Systems.
He started his career with a Financial Services co in Kolkata and then moved to Shalimar Paints where he worked on an internal restructuring project on a “Production to Distribution” module for a couple of years. He then worked with Philips India Lighting Division where he spent 6 years working in various supply chain roles, handling a few zonal profiles before moving to HO for the last 2 years to manage the Luminaires Pan India Supply Chain & Inventory management.
In Jan 2006 Sougato joined Pantaloon Retail which subsequently became the “Future Group” and the Supply Chain division was hived off as a separate company “Future Supply Chains Solutions Ltd.”, known as FSC. He has managed various functions at FSC including Information Systems, Process & Productivity and Service Delivery for all Future Group businesses. He was also part of the core team that designed & implemented WMS & Automation in FSC DCs.
Lately Sougato has moved to a new role with responsibility to look after Business Delivery for all External Contract Logistics customers. He is designated Chief - “Supply Chain Management”.