Srinivasan - Import Export Customs Clearance (Air & Sea) - Bangalore, KA, India

Lakshmi Narasimma Srinivasan

Bangalore, KA, India


Import Export Customs Clearance (Air & Sea)


MBA in International Business with Rule-8 Qualified Customs Broker. 20 years of rich experience in Import & Export Customs Clearance and Logistics. 4.5 years worked in SAMSUNG Electronics as an Incharge-EXIM Logistics and 4.5 years in Expeditors Intl

Work History

Sr. Manager - Head Logistics EXIM

N. Ranga Rao & Sons (Manufacturer & Exporter of Cycle Pure Agarbatthies)

From September 2011

•Currently heading the Logistics Team which consists of Imports, Exports, Warehousing, Dispatch and Transportation.
•Heading the team of 25 members and reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
•In-charge for import & Export Customs Clearance and Logistics
•In-charge for Transportation and Dispatches
•Handling more than 100 shipments per month through Sea (LCL & FCL) and Air.
•Handling all modes of transportation like Air, Sea, Road and Rail.
•Working as In-Charge for logistics, import & export, custom clearances of capital goods & raw materials, transportation and warehousing
• Actively liaising with DGFT, EIA, ECGC, Chamber of Commerce and Banks to arrange EPCG, advance licenses (authorizations), GSP/FTA, export credit, certificate of origin, suppliers remittances & letter of credit
• Accountable for customs clearance related to import & export materials at right time and cost
• Responsible for Controlling Demurrage & Detention Charges and On Time Clearance and Delivery
• Handling Imports, Exports and Logistics for NRR Group contains, NRR Imports Divn., NRR Exports Divn., Ripple Fragrances Pvt Ltd., and Natural and Essential Oils Pvt Ltd (NESSO).
• Handling domestic dispatches of around 400 consignments from Mysore to other parts of India and around 700 shipments throughout India (per Month)
• Responsible for vendor selection, negotiation & finalization, RFQ, vendor evaluation, etc

Assistant Manager-Head-Logistics Customs Clearance

Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd

June 2007 - September 2011

• Functioned as In-Charge for logistics, import & export customs clearances of capital goods, project imports and raw materials of Television Plant (CTV, LCD, Plasma & LED), Washing Machine Plant, Air conditioner Plant, Monitor Plant, Rotary Compressor Plant & Refrigerator Plant
• Reported to Director (Production Planning Control & Logistics Chennai Plant)
• Headed a team of 12 members (excluding contract people) and managed import shipments of around 300 shipments by AIR, 400 shipments through SEA (around 600 containers) & Exports around 150 containers per month
• Ensured the clearance of shipments within a day for Air and 2 days for Sea at port
• Picked up cargo from overseas supplier, shipment tracking, follow up and delivery at right time with right cost
• Provided support to planning team and delivered materials to production team on time as per planned schedule
• Interacted with higher officials such as Commissioner of Customs, Joint & Additional Commissioners and Deputy or Asst. Commissioner to resolve any issues or problems immediately for avoiding delays in clearance
• Formulated MIS reports on weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis, prepared logistics budgets and conducted variance analysis to highlight deviation between actual & estimated expenditure as well as took corrective measures
• Negotiated with transporters to achieve cost-effective movement of consignment to ensure timely deliveries
• Implemented adequate measures to monitor and analyse performance of transporters with respect to QSD norms
• Ensured 100% implementation and compliance of SAP for all transactions
• Monitored & controlled the operational cost and implemented corrective actions for innovation

• Managed Imports of Capital Goods of Samsung Chennai Unit where each shipment varies from 1 MT to 350 MT with the value of INR 1 Crore to 150 Crores
• Handled exports to East Asia, Middle East and Africa and with major volumes of Imports from Korea, China & Malaysia

Senior Executive-EXIM

Expeditors International (I) Pvt. Ltd

December 2002 - June 2007

• Looked after business across Asia, Australia, Europe, US and Latin America
• Managed more than 100 clients like British Airways, Nokia, Flextronics, Dell, Voltas, Brakes India, Ramco Systems, HCL, Wipro, Extreme Networks, Ingram, TVS Cherry & LM glass fibre, etc and in addition, handled 4 more agents
• Started a department for customs brokerage that yielded revenues of INR 6.6 Lakhs annually in 2002 to INR 90 Lakhs in 2007
• Ensured the acquisition of new customers by collaborating with marketing team
• Effectively scored 100% in headquarters audits for 3 consecutive years (2004, 2005 & 2006)

• Bagged Excellent Customer Service Award in 2 consecutive years for maximum nominations received from clients

Aug'98-Dec'02 Lakshmi Cargo Company Ltd. (Group of Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd.), Chennai as Senior Assistant-EXIM
• "Movable Computer Chair" awarded by my CEO after impressed on my successful performance
• Manually prepared Duty working sheets and manually typed 25 Ex-bond Bills of Entries with Hundreds of Line items on a same day (before implementation of EDI system)
• Successfully handled Import & Export Customs Clearance Documentation

May'94-Aug'98 Combined Freight Forwarders, Chennai as Executive-EXIM

• I was the youngest person who successfully handled the Cargo Examination / Inspection in Customs Area, inside Chennai Port
• Handled Export & Import Customs Clearance Documentation and Operations effectively and efficiently

Senior Assistant-EXIM

Lakshmi Cargo Company Ltd.(Group of Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd)

August 1998 - December 2002

Handled Import & Export Customs Clearance
Pre and Post shipment documentation
Preparation of Invoices, Bill of Lading, Bill of Entry, Shipping Bill, etc
Coordinating with DGFT, Export Inspection Agency, Port, Airport, Airlines, Shipping Lines, etc
Handled Operations, Customs Documentation, Customs Inspection and Examination
Arranging Insurance and Survey
Arranging Transportation and Delivery for Import and Export shipments


Combined Freight Forwarders

May 1994 - August 1998

Handled Exports Customs Clearance
Pre and Post shipment documentation
Customs Inspection, Examination, and delivery
Preparation of Invoice, Bill of Lading, Shipping Bill, etc
Customer service

Qualifications & Certifications

International Business

Alagappa University

International Business

Alagappa University

Pondicherry University

Business Administration

University of Madras

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