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Supply Chain Six Sigma

Houston, Texas, United States
May 30, 2017

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Dhruv Patel 832-***-****


Highly motivated, goal oriented and results-driven professional with 3 years of experience in the field of production planning, supply chain management project management, and process improvement with strong problem solving and analytical skills. Educational Qualification

MS-Industrial Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, GPA: 3.78 May 2017 BE-Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, India, GPA: 4.0 May 2015 Related Coursework: Supply Chain Management, Production Planning & Inventory Control, Statistical Process Control, Advance Linear Optimization, Probability & Statistics, Process Simulation, Project Management, Business Intelligence Work Experience

Warehouse Supervisor, Aramark, Houston, Texas Sep 2015 – Present

• Increased warehouse cubic utilization, facilitating higher service level.

• Conducted Product Velocity analysis for the pick line and establishing baseline performance to analyze different driving factors using multivariable regression.

• Leading and managing a support staff of 40 in a high paced work environment to ensure customer satisfaction.

• Ensuring fill rate of 95% meeting peak demand forecasted by qualitative methods.

• Communicating and coordinating with management and support staff for continuous improvement of processes and operational efficiency.

• Awarded SPOT award for implementing 5s and displaying exceptional safety standards in workplace.

• Analyzing inventories to determine how to increase inventory turnover ratio, reduce lead time to ship products. Supply Chain Intern – Blackwell Plastics LLP, Houston, Texas May 2016 – Aug 2016

• Monitored line performance from injection molding to packaging area and performed root cause analysis for material handling, production planning and Implemented corrective and preventive actions with Lean six sigma DMAIC approach, resulted in increased Process Efficiency by 13%.

• Analyzed data with Statistical Process Control (SPC), SIMIO, SAS (JMP) tool to understand inefficiencies, variances, wastes and equipment utilization to establish baseline performance.

• Ensured the appropriate key measures are tracked and visible within the plant to sustain the benefits achieved

• Conducted training and prepared work standards for operators to sustain the improved efficiency

• Played a key role in creating customized products mold design that resulted in the accurate quote for the order.

• Performed design and cost optimization using ERP manufacturing tool (IQMS software) and Solid works.

• Schedule preventive maintenance based on the stock order and updated RFQ logs to achieve production documents. Process Improvement Intern – Airoil Flaregas Pvt Ltd, India Jun2014 - Mar 2015

• Developed Mobile Flare System design using CAD model and Solid works tools.

• Performed redesign, GD&T, FMEA, and design optimization tool to reduce the mounting cost by 15%.

• Specified system component and directed product modification to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.

• Evaluated the Value Stream Mapping of Flare system and Identified the waste activities for continuous improvement.

• Eliminated various MUDA using Lean techniques and KANBAN. Skills

• Technical skills: Optimization, Lean Six Sigma, Forecasting, FMEA, SAP, Vehicle Routing Planning, Simulation

• Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt, AutoCAD, Lean Manufacturing

• Leadership: Lean six sigma teams at Blackwell Plastics, Supervised team of proctors at CASA

• Software/Tools: Minitab, Stat fit, Solid works, MS Visio, MS Project, MS Office, MS Excel(advanced), Stat Tools, SIMIO, JMP, VISIO, AutoCAD, IQMS (ERP Manufacturing), SAS, Sketch Up

• Achievements: Instate Tuition Waiver, University of Houston. Graduate Projects

Increase Throughput of the Manufacturing Process for Blackwell Plastics LLP

• Applied lean six sigma methodology and DMAIC concept to increase the throughput of the product line by 13%.

• Used JMP tools and VISIO to developed RFQ logs and create the control flow chart for the process.

• Rectified root cause of a problem and analyzed the process for problem solution to reduce process cycle time. Optimization of Inventory and Supply Chain Cost

• Inspected the level of business supplies and daily demand at mill operation to identify shortage and transportation availability.

• An ensured wood stock is adequate for all mill distribution channel to bring down operation cost by 16%.

• Recorded daily wood deliveries, shipments, and trucks requirement to reconcile inventory.

• Identified optimal order quantity and reorder point to achieve 95% service level and cost effective operation.

• Used statistical analysis tool to identify demand distribution and simulated model to optimize the inventory carrying cost, transportation cost.

Transportation Optimization & Improvement for Distribution Center & Retail Stores of Academy Sports

• Performed Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology for optimization of current transportation system using 4M, FMEA & 5WHY tools and suggested new improved distribution and replenishment system.

• Developed Cluster formation model resulting reduced trailer requirement & cost saving by 16%.

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