SALINAS, Calif., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jimmy Anklesaria, a leader and advisor to Fortune 500 on supply chain cost management has joined Aggrigator™ as an investor and member of the advisory board today. He will number among leading pioneers in the Aggrigator investor group and advisory board.
Jimmy Anklesaria, FCA, LLB, MBA, is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Anklesaria Group, that specializes in consulting on cost management solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He has been a consultant to such iconic organizations as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Shell Oil and LG Electronics. Jimmy is the author of "Supply Chain Cost Management: The AIM & DRIVE Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results" and co-author of "Zero Base Pricing: Achieving World-Class Competitiveness Through Reduced All-In-Costs."
"Aggrigator's approach to the fragmented long tail Supply Chain challenge in perishables and connecting demand to the market is unique both in its business model and technologies," said Jimmy Anklesaria, CEO of Anklesaria Group. "Direct market access is the need of the hour and the food economy represents a whole new opportunity that can be driven by a marketplace approach. I believe that the same model can be extended well beyond the food economy in the years to come."
"Having a world leading supply chain mind in Jimmy Anklesaria as part of Aggrigator's business at this stage of our growth is critical," said Gerard Rego, co-founder & CEO of Aggrigator. "The benefit of what Anklesaria brings to the table will be leveraged by us in the organization and in our marketplace. His passion, depth, and experience help our buyers, farmers and food hubs to realize greater efficiencies that we need as we continue to scale."
Over the past three decades, Anklesaria has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in strategic cost management, finance, investments and supply chain management. Anklesaria recently founded the Institute for Supply Excellence and Innovation and funded the creation of a faculty chair in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC San Diego's, Rady School of Management. Jimmy Anklesaria is the Rady School's First Endowed Presidential Chair and serves on the board of several profit and non-profit organizations.
Aggrigator is a B2B "farm-to-shelf" marketplace: Our technology provides a platform for both the buyers and sellers of fresh produce to access markets across the entire fresh produce transactional pipeline. We bring participants in so they are able to buy, sell, and fulfill transactions together to create viable economies of scale and create a fresh produce supply chain capable of servicing large demand markets. To learn more, visit our website, www.aggrigator.com.
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