Expert Details

Expert in Global Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Selection & Evaluation,Supply Chain Managment, Costing

Expert ID: 727504 India

Request Expert

Expert, a Mechanical Engineer and MBA (Materials Management), carries with him a rich experience of 20 years in Strategic Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, ranging from Supplier Selection Process to Supplier Performance Measurement.

Expert is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has an expertise in ISO9000, TS16949, ISO14000 Quality Management Systems. He was on the Examiner's Panel of IMC's RBNQA which assesses Overall Excellence of Businesses in India. RBNQA is an Indian equivalent of Malcom Baldridge and Deming Award.

Expert has been heading the Purchasing function of a large auto-conglomerate in India, and his initiatives have resulted in a cost reduction of 2- 5% for Raw Materials consecutively for 4 years. He has led a team of purchasing professionals of 55 engineers, spread across 7 different manufacturing locations which has resulted into a very cost-competitive, quality oriented supply chain of 330 suppliers. Categories of various commodities and parts handled by Expert are steel tubes, bright bars, sintered parts, springs, stamped parts, rubber parts, plastic parts, aluminum casting, oil seals, forgings, machined parts, sheet metal fabrication, etc.

ExpertPawar also carries a significant expertise in Global Sourcing, especially from cost-competitive manufacturing from China and Thailand. With deep knowledge of various Free Trade Agreements in the world, ExpertPawar deploys it to bring down the cost of parts by strategic sourcing.

Expert believes in Process-Oriented approach and has expertise in developing various Supply Chain Processes right from Supplier Identification to Performance Measurement. He is a trained expert in Value Engineering and deployed in Value Engineering Techniques to various parts successfully.

ExpertPawar has been trained on following subjects:
Value Engineering, TPM, ISO9000, TS16949, ISO 14000, Negotiation Techniques, Lean Management, Six Sigma, GRID Theory.

He has also presented various papers on Supply Chain Management in various conferences organized by Confederation Of Indian Industry, Indian Institute of Materials Management and Indian Value Engineers Society.

Expert has also championed the cause of Quality Circles and has facilitated his teams winning Gold Medals at division levels, state levels, regional level QC competitions, repeatedly.

ExpertPawar has spearheaded a Supply Chain function of a renowned, multi-locational, auto-compmonent MNC in India. JIT, Single Soucring, Vendor Managend Inventory, Comprehensive Cost Reduction programs through out the supply chain are a few of the initiatives launched by ExpertPawar. The supplier Quality Perofrmance has been below 500 ppm. As a Supply Chain Head, Key-result areas were-
1) 100% Delivery perofrmance of Suppliers
2) Qualty perofrmance- Less than 1000 ppm
3) Cost surplus of 2% every year

ExpertPawar has a deployed his experience as an ISO 9000 auditor and RBNQA examiner, for

1) Identification of Potential Suppliers
2) Vendor Assessment- Quality Management System
3) Vendor Capability Evaluation- Manufacturing Capability-Quality
4) Vendor Capacity Evaluation- Manufacturing Capacity-Quantity
5) Asses Organisational Excellence of potential suppliers

He has also evaluated the performance of various suppliers based on-
1) Supplier Porcess Capability Measurement
2) Supplier OEE measurement
3) Suppler PPAP audit
4) Supplier S-H-E audits
5) Supplier QMS audits

As a Global Sourcing head, Expert has initiated China & Thailand Sourcing Strategy for the organization which resulted in direct and indirect savings in raw material cost. Direct saving was on account of purchase of key commodities and parts from China and Thailand suppliers, while indirect saving on account of pricing correction of Indian suppliers due to competition from Chinese/ Thai Supplier base.

Due to his expertise on Free Trade Agreements, the strategic purchasing from FTA countries had also resulted into significant savings. The global sourcing strategy deployed by Expert encompasses time horizon of 3-5 years, which takes into account speculation on exchange rates, government policies, FTA phases, changes in customs duties etc.

Global sourcing program deployed by Expert was the result of a detailed critical study, SWOT analysis of Indian supplier base and SWOT of Chinese/Thai suppliers.

Due to his expertise is various manufacturing processes in meachanical engineering and costing thereof coupled with exposure to raw material pricing behaviour, ExpertPawar has adequate experience in estimating the costs of the manufactured parts. The well-practiced approach of why-why analysis to penetrate the costing details helped him bring out the optimal costing estimate of the manufactured parts.This has helped him retain the costs of RM and parts to the optimal levels year after year.

ExpertPawar has expertise in
1) Defining RFQ
2) Identifying Potential suppliers
3) Cost Estimation
4) Evaluaton of Offers
5) Negotiations Pricing
6) Negotiations Terms & Conditions
7) Finalisation of Commercial Contract
8) Finalisation of Technical Contract
9) Agreement with Supplier

ExpertPawar has assisted a Chinese steel tube supplier through PPAP process which helped them garner a significant business from Indian customer.ExpertPawar has also offered his consultancy to a Rubber part manufacturer in developing a QMS which resulted into a Zero PPM performance


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: MBA Subject: Pune University Management Programme Centre Institution: Pune University
Year: 1985 Degree: B.E. Subject: Mechanical Enginering Institution: Manipal Institute of technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Gabriel India Limited Title: Dy.General Manager- Central Purchase Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Strategic Purchasing, Global Purchasing
Years: 1991 to 2004 Employer: Gabriel India Limited Title: Sr.Manager-Purchase Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Purchasing

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: China Summary: ExpertPawar has been visiting China from Dec 2004 till today, every four months.

Purpose of the visit is Supplier Identification, Evaluation, Part Development, Production Part Approval, Supplier Audits, Negotiations.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Thailand Summary: ExpertPawar has been visiting Thailand from Dec 2004 till today, every four months.

Purpose of the visit is Supplier Identification, Evaluation, Part Development, Production Part Approval, Supplier Audits, Negotiations.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Malaysia Summary: ExpertPawar has been visiting Malaysia from Dec 2004 till today, every four months.

Purpose of the visit is Supplier Identification, Evaluation, Part Development, Production Part Approval, Supplier Audits, Negotiations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institution Of Engineers, Indian Institute of Materials Management, CII, NIMA
Professional Appointments
Awards / Recognition
Six Sigma Black Belt, Examiner-RBNQA, Gold Medal-QC-2 Times, Silver Medal-QC

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Vendor Selection, Vendor Evaluation
Training / Seminars
Six Sigma, ISO9000, TS16949, ISO14000,Value Engineering, Finance For Non-Financial Executives, TPM, Lean Management, GRID Theory, Talent Management, Negotiating Skills, International Trade
Vendor Selection
India, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia
Marketing Experience
Steel Tubes, Steel Sheets, Springs, Aluminum Gravity Die Casting, Aluminum Pressure Die Casting, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Stampings, Rubber Moldings
Other Relevant Experience
Free Trade Agreements, Global Sourcing, Cost Estimation, Value Engineering

Language Skills

Language Proficiency

Fields of Expertise

Request Expert

Dev Tool:

Request: expert/global-sourcing-strategic-sourcing-supplier-selection-evaluationsupply-chain-managment-costing
Matched Rewrite Rule: expert/([^/]+)(?:/([0-9]+))?/?$
Matched Rewrite Query: experts=global-sourcing-strategic-sourcing-supplier-selection-evaluationsupply-chain-managment-costing&page=
Loaded Template: single-experts.php