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Milind Balaji


Director of Global Distribution and Services

Milind Balaji is Director of Global Distribution and Services in Georgia-Pacific’s Packaging and Cellulose division and is responsible for a range of initiatives spanning procurement of warehousing and terminal services globally, break-bulk operations and plant-to-customer optimization, including product quality in the supply chain.

Milind's team is tasked with helping bring structural change to streamline post-manufacturing operations while always looking to seek, learn and potentially implement disruptive technologies and methods that gain competitive advantage. Keeping the customer experience at the core of all efforts is critical to his mandate within Georgia-Pacific.

Upon joining Georgia-Pacific, Milind started in the Marine Logistics group before moving to the global supply-chain organization.

Prior to working at Georgia-Pacific, Milind worked in the frozen proteins industry with Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. in international logistics.

Milind has a degree in Public Policy Analysis and Human Resources from Indiana University and a Masters in Business Administration from Mercer University.

Sessions With Milind Balaji

Wednesday, 1 March

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (PST) / 01/mar/2023 07:00 pm - 01/mar/2023 07:45 pm

    Applying Charles Koch’s Virtuous Cycles of Mutual Benefit in the Ocean Space

    Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with their logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.


    Core to the principals that have enabled Koch Industries to transform over six decades from a small engineering firm into a multinational conglomerate with projected annual revenues of $125 billion and 120,000 employees in 60 countries is Chairman and CEO Charles Koch’s philosophy of Virtuous Cycles of Mutual Benefit. Simply stated, it is the process by which people and organizations continuously build capabilities that create value for others. At Koch subsidiary Georgia-Pacific, a leading producer of packaging and household goods, the transportation team seeks to apply VCMB in its relationships with all of its transportation and logistics partners. In the transportation space, that means, among other things, seeking to create a win-win approach by offering steady volume, making best efforts to honor allocations, focusing on low dwell including a willingness to work on reducing dwell, returning boxes in good condition and a desire to reduce touches, changes and e-mails. Georgia-Pacific’s view is that greater mutual benefit is achievable by reducing bureaucracy, eliminating multiple touch points, reducing changes including schedules and bookings, and improving data. In this case study, members of the GP transportation team will discuss VCMB as they seek to apply it in the ocean space, discussing their expectations, frustrations, and vision for continuous improvement.

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