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Six Sigma Lean

Rochester, Michigan, United States
November 03, 2018

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Akbar Rizvi

**** ******** **, ********* *****, MI



MBA, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, 2003

Masters Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2000

Bachelors Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada, 1990

Six Sigma Master Black Belt trained, SBTI

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ASQ

Certified Quality Engineer trained, ASQ

Six Sigma Black Belt trained, Motorola, 1997-2000

Six Sigma Black Belt trained, Six Sigma Associates, 2002

Red-X Apprentice Training, GM, 2017


General Motors, Detroit, MI 04/17-08/18

OPEX Master BlackBelt, GPSCM

Support GPSC leadership goals in improving their KPIs through execution of OPEX projects with over $6M in savings

Assist leadership across global supply chain groups in identifying and maintaining pipeline of projects and active projects coaching using LEAN methodology and tools.

Provide OPEX transactional training to employees. Run project selection workshops.

S&C Electric, Chicago, IL 09/12-03/17

Sr. LEAN Consultant

Manager of 12 Direct Reports mixed with Inspectors, Quality Tech and LEAN practitioners and Summer Interns.

Reporting to VP Global Operations, working closely with US Directors and Managers promoting and developing, executing projects to improve inventory, lead time, on time delivery and other KPIs.

As a LEAN SME, coach and mentor LEAN and PDCA problem solving to corp LEAN practitioners.

Drive PPM levels down via tactical and systemic problem solving. Run monthly quality meetings. Collaborate with Global SCM qualifying suppliers. strategic outsourcing, conducting FAI, and following PPAP.

Develop strategic roadmaps and analyze strategic initiatives

Siemens Energy, Orlando, FL 05/10-02/12

Regional LSS Master BlackBelt

Provide technical consultant in leadership in improving operational KPIs and ramp up preparation. Work/coach with local OPEX use of SPS LEAN tools and data mining. Conduct LEAN, Six Sigma training sessions.

Share best practices site to site. Conduct LEAN/Kaizen events in work flow and business processes. Conduct LEAN maturity screening. Establish cadence for shop floor management and practical problem solving such as A3. Support and identify local project roadmaps. Resolve and assist complex issues hindering success.

TYCO International, Princeton, NJ 12/05-02/10

Global Operations Master BlackBelt

Define and manage LEAN Six Sigma projects from inception to completion and mentor Six Sigma Black Belt and green Belts on LEAN/Six Sigma tools applications. Manage continuous alignment to scope and stakeholders and manage cost, schedules and performance.

Engage with senior leadership PMO team to identify and assess business strategy to support improvements, innovation, growth and improve metrics of product and services. Manage these projects to completion leading teams and maintaining scorecards.

Develop and Manage SOW projects supporting corporate initiatives such as DFSS, NPI, Business Development/Sales, standardize best practices, SCM and LEAN Six Sigma training and deployment, and external consultant engagements.

Conduct LEAN/Kaizen events at various global sites targeting problematic areas to improve customer satisfaction. Develop and manage multi sites, WBS of large projects and related action plans and teams. Develop and Manage functional managers KPI dashboards, visual scorecards. Mentor/Monitor performance and advice corrections.

Strengthen Six Sigma/LEAN culture program across business divisions. Work with corporate business scorecards, KPI’s. Run OPEX seminars, project open-house. Publish OPEX newsletter.

Provide corporate LEAN Six Sigma class training to candidates (Blackbelts, Greenbelts and Champions). Manage all training certification activities. Manage project pipeline, Write status reports including financial performance.

SME special teams consultant to EMEA/Asia-Pac facilities and managing directors, improve operational metrics, across all facets of operations, inclusive of comprehensive APICS scope, SCM & global sourcing, global commodity managers, Post & Pre ERP parameters, LEAN, Six Sigma, BPR

Subject matter expert supporting transactional (Front Office, SCM, Systems and Sales/Logistics). Special team member for optimization of ERP and office automation transactions, Demand Planning,

Conduct LEAN in transactional at various sites accounting areas and in financial shared services, resolving variances and improving throughput around order2cash and Procure2Pay, A/P & A/R.

Awards & Recognition

Problem Solving – Using 8D broken battery contacts during housing assembly

Team Leadership - Team leader for achieving ramp up goal.

New Product Development – Launching and developing satellite phone in solving many DFMA issues.

Speaker at “Sustaining Innovation” Workshop at Northwestern University


Software: Visio, JMP, Minitab, Igrafx, SigmaPro, Powersteering, PumaWeb, Oracle, Baan, Autocad.

MISCL Professional Training:

Completed 40hrs Project Mgmt - Siemens Education Center

APICS - Completed 1/5 Exams towards CPIM

Completed 40hrs - Oliver Wright APICS Best in Class Training - UK

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