Pepperfry, the furniture, and home products marketplace, has appointed Piyush Agarwal as the Head of Supply Chain.
In his new role, Agarwal will be responsible for leading the next phase of growth in Pepperfry’s supply chain agenda across the country. His appointment is effective immediately and will be based out of Pepperfry House, Mumbai.
He has close to a decade-long experience in supply chain functions across various verticals like – materials, planning, operations, inventory management, warehousing, forecasting, and transportation. Previously, he was associated with Colgate Palmolive where he was instrumental in leading large-scale warehousing projects. His knowledge in operations and associated complexities is unparalleled. A Computer Engineer, he is also an alumnus of NITIE where he pursued MBA in Supply Chain.
Ashish Shah, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Pepperfry said, “I am delighted to welcome Piyush Agarwal as the Head of our Supply Chain. We have built India’s first and largest big-box logistics network specializing in furniture distribution and have mastered the art through first-hand experience in the category. Today we have a reach that is unparalleled and provides an experience that is world-class.”
“His appointment is to further strengthen our capabilities and beef up our distribution as we look to significantly expand our reach going ahead and offer our services to more clients in the space. I wish him great success in his new assignment,” he added.
Piyush Agarwal said, “Pepperfry has exhibited disruptive growth over the years and has displayed exceptional abilities in building a highly specialized supply chain for big boxes. I am thrilled to join the team and look forward to making this domain the strongest pillar of growth going forward.”
With the largest warehouse network, 40 distribution centers, 100+ experience centers, Pepperfry caters to 15,000+ pin codes in 500+ cities across the country. Pepperfry’s Mumbai fulfillment facility is India’s largest furniture warehouse and one-of-a-kind ISO certified WH for ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001.
The company has an in-house fleet of 400 delivery vehicles and more than 1,500 staff who make deliveries and assemblies across 500+ cities every day. With the use of advanced technology and innovative warehousing techniques backed with solid logistics infrastructure, Pepperfry today boasts of the lowest damage rates and fastest delivery of products across the country. Going ahead, the company is looking to offer Fulfilment Services to other furniture and large item businesses in India.