Selvam Ramaiah Paul
Recognized throughout career for being a visionary production leader leveraging in-depth knowledge of the marketplace and the manufacturing landscape to significantly increase revenue and operational efficiency. Solid organizational, communication, and time management skills. Adept at bridging engineering performance gaps to complete business interests, developing process improvement initiatives, and conveying complex product development concepts in a simple and compelling manner. Seeking an operations management position in Production, bringing 8+ years of experience as follows:
*Strategic Operations Management. *Lean Manufacturing
*Quality Assurance *Process Improvement
*Process Analysis *Product Development
*Cost Reduction & Budgeting *Project Coordination
#Results-driven with exceptional practical judgment and memory for details with skills in developing process improvement, risk management, lean-manufacturing and team management directives.
#Known strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks for performance against key operational objectives.
#Expertise in lean manufacturing with extensive scope of responsibility and proven track record of delivering optimal results in a high growth environment that exceeds operational goals and yields measurable outcomes.
#Strong operational process improvement background through effective cost reduction, tactical planning, productivity gain, and revenue growth strategies.
*DISHA RETAIL FIXTURES:(Steel unit) Bangalore, India. 2006 -2008.
Responsible for receiving work orders, issuing route-cards and update shop-floor on the production sequence.
Monitor bill of material generation and perform random audits.
Debrief the shop floor on complex designs, and elaborate production process.
Co-ordinate project completion dates with the logistics department.
Identify/trouble-shoot/escalate production issues.
Conduct process audits.
Implement and conduct 5S audits at various work zones.
Integrating steel-fabrication with wood working and carpentry departments.
*DISHA RETAIL FIXTURES PVT LIMITED:Karnataka, India. 2008 - 2010.
Planning and organizing production schedules for steel and wood fabrication units.
Assessing project and resource requirements.
Estimating, negotiating timescales with logistics manager/director.
Understand,analyze and trouble-shoot production line issues
Overseeing production process
Estimate, analyze and implement cell manufacturing zones
Monitor and execute scheduled maintenance/break down maintenance of machinery with junior staffs.
Implement lean manufacturing layouts.
Educate and train engineers and supervisors on lean manufacturing.
Conduct 5s review meetings and authorize Internal Quality audits.
Co-ordinate with Resource and development team for inputs on manufacturing feasibilities.
*DISHA RETAIL FIXTURES PRIVATE LIMITED: Karnataka, India. 2010 - 2014
LEAN OPERATIONS MANAGER.
Assumed full responsibility for managing all plant operations, including shipping and receiving, maintenance, production and other office responsibilities. Oversaw the generation of maximum profitability and ensured full production levels were met while simultaneously performing safety, quality, cost, and inventory management within operating budget constraints. Supervised and directed all employee disciplinary and training programs, safety programs, and plant improvement projects.
# Managed day-to-day operations,supervising 70+ direct and indirect reports in areas including production, logistics, procurement, inventory and compliance.
# Horizontal deployment of lean concepts throughout the different areas of the facility.
#Completed Value stream mapping for multiple product lines and reduced NVA’s .
# Led lean six sigma and lean manufacturing initiatives that reduced rejections by 18%,while catapulting productivity and quality metrics by 43% and 23% respectively.
#Implemented scrap reduction methods by initiating “single-piece flow”,that resulted an annual savings of $1.09M
#Prime contributor to implement ISO 9001:2008 standards and requirements.
# Developed very skilled work force and implemented rigorous training sessions to educate lean ideology.
#Organize weekly-Brainstorming meetings to improvise production process and let involve core team members to share ideas.
#Established an effective maintenance program and remarkably reduced machine breakdown by 14%.
#Developed excellent relationships between different departments of the facility.
LEAN CONSULTANT/NEW FACILITY DESIGNER.
Freelance lean consultant: 2015 - till date.
Bachelor of engineering(Mechanical)
MSEC ANNA University, Tamil Nadu- India.
*Lean Six Sigma (Black belt) - Anexas institute -Denmark
*Internal Quality auditor -Flame tao knoware - Bangalore, India.
*5S Champion. - Flame tao knoware - Bangalore, India
Lean thinker/ lay-out expert/kaizen leader/5S champion/Team-player/change management initiator/Behavioral scientist/Data driven expert/New facility design expert.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.