• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Vilasini Krishnan

4D Supply Chain Consulting

Vice President

Vilasini Krishnan is a Vice President with 4D Supply Chain Consulting. She has been with the company for almost six years, consulting clients on their supply chain challenges and delivering solutions. More recently, she has focused on the sustainability topic to deliver solutions in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and training and competence development with a passion for attracting and retaining diverse younger generation in the industry.

Vilasini Krishnan has been in the supply chain and logistics industry for the last 17 years, with a focus on the oil and gas and the power industries. She has worked out of Asia and Europe, having gained extensive experience in working with clients globally.

Vilasini Krishnan holds a degree in biomedical sciences and enjoys field hockey, yoga and baking in her free time, when not busy raising her two young girls.  

Sessions With Vilasini Krishnan

Friday, 26 April

  • 12:15pm - 01:15pm (CST) / 26/apr/2024 05:15 pm - 26/apr/2024 06:15 pm

    Structure and Stretch: Building the Next Generation of Breakbulk and Project Logistics Professionals

    Teaching a new generation of breakbulk and project logistics practitioners the ropes has never been more important — and yet newcomers often face a sink-or-swim, ad-hoc introduction to breakbulk and project logistics that offers little in terms of structure or a clear path forward. How can breakbulk shippers and logistics service providers attract and train a new generation into this little-known, complex, and challenging industry segment? How should veterans hand down their hard-won institutional knowledge, and how can a famously non-diverse industry demonstrate that it values diversity in newcomers? Conversely, what can the industry learn from a tech-savvy generation that values flexibility and innovation but also needs support and guidance? In this final session of the Journal of Commerce’s 2024 Breakbulk and Project Cargo Conference, breakbulk and project industry logistics executives will discuss successful efforts to attract, train, and retain newcomers eager to launch successful careers — and hear from audience members willing to share their experiences.