Expert in Automotive OEM Supply Chain, Sourcing, Knowledge Management; Lean Operations, Business Excellence
Expert ID: 731812 India
Expert is a thought leader and participated in Future Global 100 Initiative to shape the future of Global Economy. He is a representative for European Foundation for Quality Management and helped in shaping Lean Implementation Guide for EFQM. He is a pioneer in Business Process Management and recognized as a Knowledge Management Leader globally.
Specialties: Supply Chain Management, Multi- modal Logistics, Import/ Export, Customs Clearance, Business Transformation, IT Strategy, Project Management, Business Process Management, Knowledge Management, Operations, Business Development
Expert has handled Supply Chain Management, Order to Delivery, In-bound, In-Plant and Out-bound Logistics, Customs, Multi-Modal Logistics, Vendor Development, Indirect Purchase, Capital Equipment Purchase in Global Automotive OEMs, Automotive Component Manufacturers and Steel companies.
He has led Production Planning & Control, Lean Operations, Inventory Optimization in Automotive and Commodity Industries.
He is a pioneer in Knowledge Management, Business Excellence, Business Process Management, Information Technology Strategy and Balanced Scorecard Implementation
Successfully led an IT Strategy and Cost Optimization engagement across continents for a Global Automotive OEM.
Successfully led a Business Process Management/ Business Transformation engagement for a Global Automotive OEM.
Transformed a Medium Size Clean Energy company and enable it to operate at next higher level of Growth and Profitability.
Led a IT Strategy Engagement in Middle East for a Global Automotive OEM
Facilitated setting up of an Automotive Financial Services arm in India for a Global Automotive OEM.
|Year: 2001||Degree: MBA||Subject: Materials Management||Institution: Indian Institute of Materials Management|
|Year: 1985||Degree: BS||Subject: Metallurgical Engineering||Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras|
|Year: 2012||Degree: Certified Corporate Director||Subject: Corporate Directorship||Institution: World Council for Corporate Governance, UK|
|Years: 2012 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: CEO||Department: Management||Responsibilities: • Consulting led IT selling for packaged products of Global Majors.
• Best Practices Implementation in Manufacturing and Services companies for improving Productivity, Scalability and Sustainability
• Board Advisory and Transformation Partner.
|Years: 2009 to 2012||Employer: Vedanta Resources PLC||Title: Senior Vice President||Department: Business Excellence||Responsibilities: • Implemented Lean Manufacturing System to reduce Cost of Production
• Implementation of European Foundation for Quality Management EFQM Business Excellence Model
• Implementation of Business Process Management and Knowledge Management Platform
• Implementation of Balanced Score Card in collaboration with Palladium founded by Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Norton
|Years: 2005 to 2009||Employer: Infosys Technologies Ltd||Title: Senior Principal/ India Head||Department: Manufacturing Consulting||Responsibilities: P&L for India Manufacturing Consulting catering to Global Manufacturing companies (Automotive, Aerospace, Discrete Manufacturing, Resources and Hi-Tech Industries).
• Executed mission critical ERP, BPM and IT Strategy engagements for Fortune 50 companies
• Successfully rationalized IT Applications across continents for Global Automotive OEMs
• Implemented Business – IT solutions across the Value Chain for Fortune 100 companies
• Conceptualized framework for Services Supply Chain for IT services industry
• Developed Indian Market for Automotive Consulting and IT
|Years: 2002 to 2005||Employer: General Motors India||Title: General Manager||Department: Supply Chain Management||Responsibilities: Head of Materials Procurement, Inbound Logistics, In-Plant Logistics, Outbound Logistics, Warehouse Management, Imports & Exports, Customs Clearance, Production Planning & Control, Supply Chain Systems.|
|Years: 1997 to 2002||Employer: Hindustan Motors Ltd||Title: Divisional Manager||Department: Projects and Operations||Responsibilities: • Set up Mitsubishi Car Plant in a record time of twelve months from Greenfield site to rolling out first car.
• Implemented Just In Time supply system for Local and Imported parts and achieved Inventory turns of 24.
• Implemented Production Planning and Materials Management modules of SAP R/3 as Process Owner.
• Implemented ISO 14001 in a record time of 5 months and certified by UnderWriter Laboratories, USA as the best and fastest implementation in the Asia Pacific Region.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2006 to 2007||Country / Region: Singapore||Summary: He led an IT Strategy and Cost Optimization engagement across 17 countries in 4 continents|
|Years: 2006 to 2006||Country / Region: Koea||Summary: He led a strategic Business Transformation and Business Process Management for Passenger cards division and culminated in Commercial Vehicle division also in 2007|
|Years: 2008 to 2008||Country / Region: United Arab Emirates||Summary: He led a Strategy engagement to redefine IT Practices and Management and align with the German Headquarters for a Global Automotive client|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Country / Region: Australia||Summary: He led a IT Application Rationalization/Centralization engagement at Melbourne for a Global Automotive client.|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Country / Region: South Africa||Summary: He led a IT Strategy engagement and Vendor optimization engagement for a Global Automotive client|
|Associations / Societies|
|Institute of Directors, Indian Institute of Materials Management|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Training / Seminars|
|Business Excellence, Business Process Management, Lean Operations, Knowledge Management|
|Automotive Components, Capital Equipment, Project Machinery, Indirect Purchase|
|Automotive OEM, Automotive Components, Natural Resources, Power, Information Technology Strategy, Manufacturing|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Business Excellence, Revenue Growth, Productivity, Sustainability|
|English||He is very proficient in English|
|Tamil||Tamil is his mother tongue|
|Hindi||He has spent more than 18 years in North India and fluent in Hindi language|
Fields of Expertise
automobile manufacturing, build-to-order, just-in-time inventory, lean manufacturing, logistics, manufacturing, manufacturing cost control, product variety optimization, productivity improvement, purchasing, supply chain, supply chain cost reduction, supply chain management, supply chain optimization, supply system, vendor, vendor control, wire rope manufacturing, wire rope product