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Expert in ISO 9001-2000/TS 16949 audits, documentation, training, assistance for certification, APQP, SPC

Expert ID: 723337 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is an ISO 9000 Lead auditor. He has been implementing developed by ISO like ISO 9000, ISO 13485, and ISO 17025 for many years. He has assisted several companies from various industries to become certified from scratch. He has helped with developing documents, manuals, procedures, formats, work instructions, training of internal auditors, management representatives, and auditing the system. He is successful in helping certification at first instance without any major non-conformances. He has also done pre-certifying, certifying, and surveillance audits with certifying registrars- SGS, DNV. He has also given several seminars on implementation of ISO standards.

He has assisted companies in preparation for the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Improvement Award by providing training in several key areas. He has over 30 years of experience in Aluminum alloys as well as the heat treatment practices and issues connected with it. He has experience with new product development. He has developed new products for various users with the exclusive of use of Advanced Product Quality Planning used by automotive suppliers. The product development cycle time has been reduced for various products by use of concurrent engineering, with reduction of over 30%. He also has experience with rapid prototyping and product development. New products have been developed well before the needs of customer on a number of occasions.

He is an AIAG certified second party assessor for QS 9000. He has assisted several companies to achieve certification to QS 9000, by developing manuals, training on APQP, MSA, FMEA, SPC and PPAP. He has also assisted in developing vendors for compliance as QS 9000 second party assessor. He has developed supplier quality engineering inclusive of SCAR, SPC and other data on line review. He has done vendor quality auditing in respect of their products, process and systems. He has worked in quality control for automobile pistons- castings, forgings and final product for over 15 years. He has audited product, process and system quality. He has trained various auditors as well. He is proactive in quality engineering by using mistake proofing. He was worked to link the needed quality standards to the processes to ensure optimum results.

Menon Pistons, Kolhapur, India: (Manufacturers of Aluminum Die Cast Automobile pistons)
Quality Engineering Problem solving Engineer
Non conformance management, Analysis of data, Corrective action, preventive action, 5 Why, Root cause analysis, Training, Control Plan revisions, FMEA analysis, product realization & manufacturing process design parameters optimization, process audits.
Auto Liners, Vijayawada, India: (Manufacturers of Cast iron centrifugally cast, machined cylinder liners)
Quality Engineering Problem solving Engineer
Non conformance management, Analysis of data, Corrective action, preventive action, Cost & scrap, PPM reduction, Pareto, Cause Effect, Training, Control Plan revisions and product realization process parameters optimization
Suprajith Engineering Private Limited, BANGALORE UNIT 1, UNIT 2, DODDABALLAPUR UNIT, GURGOAN UNIT, GUJARAT UNIT, Chemicals division: (Manufacturers of Automobile clutch, brake, speedometer and other cables, Speedometers, chemicals) - MULTI-SITE OPERATIONS
ISO 9000/QS 9000/TS 16949 Quality Management Implementation Consultant/ Six sigma coordinator:
A) Preparation, review and finalization of needed documentation for ISO 9000- Quality Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, Process Manual, Work Instructions, Formats for records, Awareness training, Internal Quality Auditing, Product, process and system audits, conducting of Management review Training, Leading corrective and preventive action, Continual improvement teams, Supplier's audits and development, Pre-certification audits, leading management representation role in certification audits, effective closure of findings for successful certification, continuing process and system surveillance audits, association in audits, effective closure of findings, 5 Why, Root cause analysis, 8D, Pareto, Cause Effect, implementation of-process & continuous improvement.
B)Training, implementation and Team leader for core tools- APQP, SPC, FMEA, Development of control plans, Gage R&R, Calibration verification, PPAP-, Customer complaints resolution, Company level data analysis, activities as in a) in respect of system elements as above for QS 9000/TS 16949-2002
New Product launch: Training, implementation, Participation in APQP team activities for- Analysis of warranty& rejection data of similar products, Process bench mark data analysis for needed inputs/revisions for equipment, training, process instructions and monitoring, customer interaction regarding needed quality data, Preliminary bill of materials & related quality plan, assistance in supplier development, in-process inspection set ups as per flow process charts, Special product and process characteristics listing, determination of needed SPC activities, assessment of new technology and it’s related process parameters controls, development of preliminary engineering standards & related equipments for inspection, measurement, DFMEA development, verification, review, validation checks, development of prototype control plans, engineering & material specification testing facilities, New IM&T equipment, gages and facility requirement planning coordinated with Gantt of equipments delivery date, team feasibility commitment review, Product/process quality system review in respect of additional controls or changes in procedures, updating as per checklist, Finalized flow process chart, association for PFMEA finalization, pre-launch control plans, process instruction review & needed control measures definition, Measurement system analysis plan, Initial process capability study, participation in trial run, process audits, Measurement system evaluation- Gage R&R, linearity if applicable, PPAP, production control plan finalization, Quality planning sign off in respect of all above, supplier, in process control chart analysis, process stabilization, improvement.Incoming, in process and final inspections and audits, Resource management, skill matrix development, Management review process, customer satisfaction data analysis.
12) SKP ENGINEERING COLLEGE, TIRUANNAMALAI. (Education for Bachelor of Engineering of different branches)
ISO 9000 Quality Management Implementation Consultant:
13) SJ POLYTECHNIC, TIRUANNAMALAI. (Education for Bachelor of Engineering of different branches)
ISO 9000 Quality Management Implementation Consultant:
14) DEEN DAYAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE, MADRAS. (Education for Diploma in Engineering of different branches)
ISO 9000 Quality Manager:
15) NEW HORIZON ENGINEERING COLLEGE, BANGALORE. (Education for Bachelor of Engineering of different branches)
ISO 9000 Quality Management Implementation Consultant

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1960 Degree: ME Subject: Production Engineering Foundry Institution: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Year: 1958 Degree: BE Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Mysore University, India
Year: Degree: BS Subject: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Institution: Mysore University, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1994 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Quality Management Consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He is responsible for development of needed documentation- Quality manuals, Procedures, Process manuals, formats, records, needed for successful implementation and certification to ISO 9001-2000 for different products- automotive parts, consumer products, education, and hospitals. He is also responsible for TS 16949 inclusive of upgrades from QS 9000, training in core areas- APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, Control plans, Value stream mapping, Continual improvement, waste reduction, process audits, CAPA, vendor development, conduct of seminars on Waste reduction, Six sigma, and development of quality management systems for Colleges.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He worked on a 10 day assignment as consultant for fixing of score card for each process area.
Years: 1979 to 1994 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Dean Mechanical Engineering Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Responsible for development of the college, laboratory, lesson plans, modules, training of students, industry-institution interaction, conducting seminars, industrial consultancies, conduct of tests and assignments, developing all laboratories- Mechanical testing, material testing, fluid machinery, instrumentation, heat transfer, production processes, machining, workshops, welding
Years: 1969 to 1994 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Works Director- Owner Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He is totally responsible for new product development, design, manufacturing, marketing, reverse engineering, development of customer base, customer satisfaction surveys, and non-conformance management
Years: 1968 to 1969 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Works Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Development of new processes, design of machineries, fixtures, work flow optimization
Years: 1962 to 1968 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Foundry Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Erection, start of manufacture of Aluminum die casting and forgings, process management, development of dies for new products
Years: 1960 to 1962 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Trainee Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He is trained for foundry, die design, product design, die manufacturing, laboratories- chemical, engine testing, development and quality control
Years: 1958 to 1959 Employer: Indian Institute of Science, Madras, India Title: Undisclosed Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Start of institution, development of laboraties, hiring of personnel

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1958 to 1960 Country / Region: Germany Summary: He is trained for starting manufacturing plant in India for manufacture of pistons- foundry, forge, laboratories, die design and making, erection of machinery
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: USA Summary: Development of objectives and documentation for ISO 9000 and score card measures
Years: 1975 to 1975 Country / Region: Sri Lanka Summary: Assembly process optimization

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is Member of Institute of Engineers India, Associate member of Institute of Indian Foundrymen.
Licenses / Certifications
ISO 9000 Lead auditor;
QS 9000 Second party assessor
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published 18 papers in various educational institution magazines, conducted seminars on Waste reduction and Six sigma implementation.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for quality system audits of performances in industries
Training / Seminars
Seminars on Waste reduction;
Six sigma implementation
Training given on:
Mistake proofing, APOQP, SPC, Internal auditing, Management review meetings, CAPA, FMEA, PPAP, Control plans, process, product and system audits to ISO 9000, QS 9000, TS 16949, Continual improvement, 5S,
Vendor Selection
Selected vendors by initial survey, questionnaire design, analysis, audits, training and development, corrective action requests tracking, guidance and improvement, training on APQP, PPAP, SPC, improved vendors performance to 100ppm, just in time supplies
Marketing Experience
Reduced development time, translated customer changes effectively, done customer needs analysis
Other Relevant Experience
As Professor and Dean trained several groups for industry-institute interaction.
Developed management systems on time with different mindsets of personnel

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He is highly skilled
German He is skilled
Kannada He is highly skilled
Hindi He is highly skilled

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