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Expert in Automotive OEM Supply Chain, Sourcing, Knowledge Management; Lean Operations, Business Excellence

Expert ID: 731812 India

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Expert has more than 28 years of Leadership experience in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Operations, IT Strategy and Business Transformation in Global Automotive OEMs, IT services and Global Natural Resources companies. He has led strategy engagements for Fortune 50 clients across continents and pioneered in bringing Lean Manufacturing System to commodity industry in 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 Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

International Experience

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

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Directors, Indian Institute of Materials Management
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Director
Professional Appointments
Mckinsey Panelist

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Business Excellence, Business Process Management, Lean Operations, Knowledge Management
Vendor Selection
Automotive Components, Capital Equipment, Project Machinery, Indirect Purchase
Marketing Experience
Automotive OEM, Automotive Components, Natural Resources, Power, Information Technology Strategy, Manufacturing
Other Relevant Experience
Business Excellence, Revenue Growth, Productivity, Sustainability

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
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

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