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Lean Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering

Louisville, Colorado, United States
October 25, 2016

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University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Expected Graduation: Dec 2016

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Specialization: Manufacturing Systems)

GPA: 3.875/4.0

Relevant Coursework: Systems for Factory Control and Information, Systems Optimization, Lean Manufacturing Principles and Practices, Lean Operations Management, Leadership in a Lean Enterprise, Microsystems, Analysis of Metal Cutting Processes

Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India Graduated: May 2014

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

Score: 74%


Lean Systems Program Intern, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Jan 2016 – May 2016

Managed factory simulation laboratory where hands on Lean Manufacturing training occurred during the certification of clients like Boeing, Metalsa, etc. The ‘cylinder factory’ simulates a production environment that evolves through 6 stages from a traditional “push” production system through a “pull” production system, which includes Standardized Work, Kanban systems, and incorporates production of multiple products through Heijunka (production leveling).

Eliminated waste in terms of Warehousing, extra motion, inventory (33%), transportation, using 5S and Visual Management through organization and reduction of lab inventory with respect to storage cabinets throughout laboratory.

Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Aug 2015 - Present

Worked under Dr. Michael Abbot Maginnis (Associate Professor) as his Teaching assistant for Lean academic classes, ‘Introduction to Lean’ and ‘Lean Operations Management’ and Lean courses for industry professionals.

Led preventative maintenance plan for lab equipment, inventory management for lab apparatus, made modifications to the equipment to provide students and clients with quality fixtures.

Designed and fabricated new teaching standard operating procedures for various stations (12) in a simulation that demonstrate the activities the students or clients would be performing.

Graded homeworks and exams of a class of approximately 40 students and provided them with feedback. Data from the gradebook allowed analysis of performance of class and areas for improvement.

Research Assistant, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Nov 2014-March 2015


A project for my Master’s degree thesis in Lean manufacturing, which deals with implementation of Lean manufacturing principles in Chick Fil-A Drive Thru processes by standardizing them.

University Of Kentucky Student Lean Certification, August, 2015

Certification included one-week intensive lectures and simulated application of Lean Tools based on the Toyota Production System

A project for a graduate level course ‘Lean Manufacturing principles and practices’ that dealt with applying 8-Step Problem solving approach in University of Kentucky’s Graduate School office’s processes.

SKILLS: MATLAB, SAS, Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint

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