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Engineering Six Sigma,5S, 8D, Pfmea, Dfmea, Pdca, Kaizen, Smed, Kanban

Auburn, Alabama, United States
February 15, 2018

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KARAN BHADANE 334-***-****


Auburn University, Auburn, AL Dec 2017

Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Pune University, Nashik, Maharashtra, India May 2015

Bachelor of Engineering, Focus: Mechanical Engineering


Siddha Engineering Works, Nashik, MH, India. July 2015 – July 2016

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Utilized Lean and Six Sigma principles to ensure that manufacturing requirements for efficient processes and practices are addressed on a timely basis.

Improved productivity by 15% and reduced overtime by 9% by performing line balancing to suffice present and future demand.

Aided in performing pre-production inspections, ensuring scrap less than 9% for the set-up change and 5% for daily production.

Utilized problem solving methodologies to determine root causes of problems and assisted facilities to implement effective and sustainable solutions.

Led and facilitated process improvement teams providing Lean tools such as Pareto charts, process flow charts, Value Stream Mapping, GD&T, A3 Reports, APQP, PPAP, basic statistics, control charts, ISO 9001 and Lean Daily Management (LDM).

Mahindra Sona Limited, Nashik, MH, India. June 2014 – July 2015

Trainee and Intern

Assisted manager in meeting quality targets and leveraging lean tools to streamline the manufacturing processes.

Reduced WIP by 22% by identifying areas of bottlenecks and Kaizen burst by mapping value stream in Visio for an assembly and raw material receiving station.

Completed periodic line checks, troubleshooting and resolve issues to determine compliance with the product specification.

Accomplished critical and complex tasks with optimization of waste, substantial reduction process time with the use of time and motion study, Lean tools, DMAIC and 8D approach.

Conducted time study on sleeve and slip yoke production line and analyzed the breakdown of value and non-value adding activities.

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA January 2017 – May 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Statistics and Probability Course in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Mentored and advised undergraduate students. Prepared and graded assignments.

Collaborated with professor on deciding course and grading policies.

Designed presentations for in-class and online lectures and tutored students on ‘Minitab’ (a statistics software package).


Lean Manufacturing: 5S, 8D, PFMEA, DFMEA, PDCA, Kaizen, SMED, Kanban, Lean Six Sigma, Just in Time, Time Study, Work Study.

Data Visualization: Minitab, Gurobi, CPLEX, AMPL, MS Excel, MS Access, Tableau, Statistical Process Control.


Programming Language: C, C++, SQL.

Software: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project), MATLAB.


Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by ISPE, Accredited by (ASLSS), USA.

Best Kaizen Award at Annual Mahindra Sona Competition for the final year engineering project.


Design of Future Car Technologies, Ladder Logic Design using Programmable Logic Controllers for crossroad traffic signals in the USA,

Warehouse activity profiling using database, Increasing Cath lab capacity through Six Sigma, Mobile Home Project (Safety Engineering), Car Sales website development (Project Management), Design and Manufacturing of Drive Center Mandrel.


Advanced Engineering Statistics (Design of Experiments), Manufacturing Floor Control, Vehicle Technology, Linear Programming, Quality and Process Improvement, Manufacturing and Production Economics, Safety Engineering, Automotive Manufacturing Systems, Reliability Engineering and Project Management.

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