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Automobile production

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
October 18, 2018

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S. Sundaravel

Contact: +91-875******* / 739-***-****



Service Operations / Production Operations/Quality management

Multi-faceted professional, possess team-based management style coupled with zeal to drive visions into reality and achieved the same through effective mentoring, training & career planning


BE (Mech.) & MBA (Marketing) with 26 years of experience in:

Automobile Service Operations Field quality management Production Operation Quality control

•Over 26Yrs Comprehensive experience in Automobile service operation, Field quality management, Production operation, Quality control/Assurance, cost reduction, installation, and devising significant solutions and managing day-to-day operations & projects for making effective utilization of man, machine, method & materials

•Experience in developing manufacturing & testing of tools jigs & fixtures

•Extensive experience in managing inventory control, resourceful at strategizing techniques for maximum utilization of manpower & machinery

•Effective Communicator with assertive and strong leadership qualities and analytical,

•Possess a clear understanding of industry, technology trends with distinction of Automobile service techniques to achieve repair quality excellence at the lowest overall costs

•Proven track record in implementing cost saving measures to achieve substantial reduction in terms of manpower & machine utilization.

•Distinguished abilities in managing & leading teams for running successful repair yard operations for achieving repair quality excellence.

Skills in developing and implementing Repair Monitoring System to ensure adherence to technical specifications and quality manual & standards

Proficient in managing all documentation/record maintenance/paper work to ensure accuracy as per the requirement

Proven interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with the ability to work under pressure



Overseeing service related tasks including planning, scheduling, control and trouble


Setting up service clearance targets and achieve the same by day & month wise with cost


Developing new service process concepts for repair optimization and setting up

of guidelines such us Work Standard sheet(SOP),

Minimizing bottlenecks & enhancing the repair methods


Overseeing production related tasks including planning, scheduling, control and trouble shooting

Setting up production targets and achieve the same by day & month wise with cost parameters

Developing new process concepts for production optimization and setting up of production guidelines such us Work Standard sheet(SOP), Part identification sheet(PI), Work instruction sheet(WI)

Minimizing performance bottlenecks for achieving high C/V op Eff (up to 98.7%)


Ensuring & adherence of quality standard ISO9001 and maintaining all related documents

Actively participated in quality pass ratio improvement team, Cross functional team, Identifying major areas of major quality failures, major defect identification, collecting data, and working with team for devising suitable countermeasures

(O.K line: 88%~95%, T/UP : 81%~95%)

Improving the Water test pass ratio for various models (i20 achd up to 98%)

Handling Quality assurance system such as Keeper system, line process audit, IMIS feedback system

Effectively participated in Assembly related field quality problem, Field study at dealer end also.

Conducting Line process audit for ensuring Torque values, accurate employment of manpower, Assembly standard sheet deployment, correct usage of tools, Equipment parameter, Consumption details, critical process validation.

Conducting campaign for pass ratio improvement activities.


Coordinating with Mfg Engg Dept. for new equipment erection, Commissioning, Providing utility services, Testing, and carrying out line test trails.

Ensuring effective site management & discipline to ensure safe execution of the projects.

Along with M.E & Assy Engg Conducting C.B.U training programme for new model cars

Actively participated along with M.E for preparing Job Allotment, Initial line try out, pilot production, Line balancing, End item & material feeding, Torque management system, Process Sheet and keeper check points

Summarizing all equipment punch points, Workmanship problems, Design & part quality problems, highlighted to the Management & devising countermeasures

Successful implementation of UPH Increment from, 18~23, 23~32, 32~38, 38~45.

Headed the Assembly new vehicle project coordinator for i20 model & actively participated in other model New Vehicle TFT(Eon, New Elite i20)


Managing the overall tool room & consumables operation

Scheduling of daily tool room activities such tool repair modification depends on priority

Scheduling daily weekly monthly & yearly preventive/overall maintenance activities for over all tools

Weekly updating & confirming the line tools, Daily & Weekly consumables checking


Spearheading Value Analysis continuous improvement initiatives in processes.

Implementing strict measures in operating procedures, work instructions, work flow charts, quality attention sheets etc to optimize resource/capacity utilization.

Identifying various cost saving methods & implementing the same

Identifying various energy saving methods for cost saving


Training the employees for new model introduction at CBU training area. There by Preparing them for flawless pre pilot & mass production

Negotiating & amicably settling issues with union and maintaining discipline & harmonious across all levels of employee level

Coaching employees & counseling, appraising and reviewing performance, ensuring optimum performance.


May’90 – May’92 Gajaraj & Company, Thanjavur as Automobile Service engineer

Jun’92 – May’93 Govt.’s Motor Vehicle Maint Dept., Thanjavur as Apprentice engineer

Jul’93 – Aug’97 Tamil Nadu Agro Service Centre, Thiruvarur as Automobile Service engineer

Sep’97 – Oct’2016 Hyundai motor India Ltd As a Manager Section Head

Nov’2016 – Till date NVH Auto Parts India Ltd As a AGM Operations (PROD / QUAL / PMT)

AGM OPERATIONS – NVH Auto parts India ltd

Over all shop floor management & looking after Production / Quality / PMT

Looking after production of all Oven & Non Oven press 200T CAPA

Looking after of all Trimming press 500T CAPA

Ensuring that all working standards ISO & Daily, Weekly reports

Ensure the maximum utilization of manpower & resources to achieve the maximum productivity for the shop floor team

Co ordinating with Maint & mold maint for proper maintenance

Conducting audits & Maintaining 5S & 3C, FIFO,

Conducting training classes for technicians regarding new updates

Co ordinating with new product development - NPD

Ensuring Customer Satisfaction PPM targets

Maintaing Incoming & shop floor quality levels

Conducting periodical audit at supplier end & sqa activities

On time delivery of produced parts at cutomer point & fleet management

Maintaing stock level as per the plan & adherence of FIFO

Plan & execute the monthly / weekly / daily production plans

Maintaing of all pallets & modifications as per the customer requirement


Coordinating with the team members for meeting the production & s/off targets on time

Monitoring all the activities of Production Dept. (all Three Shifts)

Accountable for stabilizing new model variants

Conducting training programs for newly joined GTA, JE, GET and CBU Training Program New Models

Interacting with the team for providing them safety guidelines

Implementing suggestion improvement schemes and OS & D for saving cost

Introducing & stabilizing new model – I20,Verna, E ON, Elite20,

Involved in organizing daily meeting for improving pass ratio improvement

Handling process management system


Merit of introducing & stabilizing i20 that helped in achieving all assembly & quality standards

Steered efforts in improving the productivity through job re-allotment & reducing 180 M/PWR

Successfully performed line balancing & job allotment fine tuning for I20 model

Played a key role in increasing water test pass ratio for i20 up to 99%

Demonstrated excellence in stabilizing the assembly line and increased the production capacity from 23~30, 30~33, & 33~45 UPH and 3rd shift operation

Distinction of:

oAchieving highest conveyor production pass ratio of 98.7%

oReducing OS & D from 34Rs/car to 23Rs/car

Effectively participated in campaigns like Quality improvement, Cost saving, Safety improvement


Planning & daily management of workshop operations

Co-ordinate, controlling & monitoring of workshop activities

Over hauling & monitoring the Engine & Gear box sections

Organize & guide the team members to achieve high standard of job quality & accuracy

Ensure that documents such as job cards, job summary, quotation for billing purposes

Preparing Invoices

Ensure the maximum utilization of manpower & resources to achieve the maximum productivity for the shop floor team

Ensure & maintain all the workshop equipment & facilities in good condition

Maintain a clean orderly & safe working environment and help tp look after the welfare & interest of the staff

Handling of all warrantee claims

Conducting training classes for technicians regarding new updates

Foreign Assignments:

1997 September Ulsan, S.Korea

Participated for santro pilot car tryout training team

2005 Apr Seoul, S.Korea

Participated Seoul Motor Show

2007 Nov Namyang R&d centre

Participated for i20 pilot car tryout training team


2009 MBA (Marketing) from KARAIKUDI, Alagappa University

1990 B.E. (Mechanical) from Mookambigai college of engineering, Trichy, Bharathidasan University


MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Windows and Internet Applications


Date of Birth: 09th March 1969

Languages Known: English & Tamil

Address: B3/F2, Gokul Gardens, Sakthi Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600116

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