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Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Strategic Supply Chain

Minneapolis, MN
October 16, 2020

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Pareshkumar Patel

Minneapolis, MN +1-857-***-****


Master of Science in Engineering Management – GPA 3.6/4.0 April 2020

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Courses: Supply Chain Engineering, Sourcing & Procurement, Project Management, Lean Concepts, Operation Research

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering – GPA 3.5/4.0 May 2018

Indus University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-INDIA


Certified Supply Chain Management (CSCM) – D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) – e-Careers, UK


Databases : SQL, T-SQL, SaaS, SAP, ERP, JIRA, S4/HANA, Salesforce, CRM, R Programming, SAS, VBA, SAP – SD, MM

High Proficiency: Leadership, Detail-Oriented, Agile Project Management (PMP), Lean Process Improvement, Quality Control

Analytics Skills : Data Analysis, Oracle, Tableau, Power BI, Root Cause Analysis, Cost Reduction, Predictive Analysis, 5’S, Kaizen,

MS Excel (Macros, Pivot-tables, What-If Analysis, Data Visualization, VLOOKUP), VISIO, Risk Management


Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., Hamel, MN (HQ) Aug 2020 - Present

Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Manage macro-economic sourcing market research and provide actionable strategic sourcing plans for both direct and indirect spend, drive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and aligned it to business needs

Develop and maintain department KPI Dashboard to measure and control processes, generate GAP and risk analysis reports for decision making and enhance supply chain team performance by 23%

Conduct statistical analysis and root cause analysis for inventory performance issues, provide recommendation to Sourcing and Procurement teams to resolve gaps

Analyze market data through data visualization tools using Tableau and BI tools, track and communicate industry trends, competitive situations, commodity price trends and supply/demand using SQL and SAP-ERP systems

Collaborate with sourcing team to develop risk management strategies on a regional and global level by building cost models, enforce cost saving analysis to improve sourcing and drive business efficiencies

Lead change management processes by identifying GAPs in supply chain activities, coordinate with cross-functional teams and drive recommendations for improvement strategies to senior leadership team

Conduct detailed opportunity assessments, benchmarking, demand, spend, cost and market analysis in a structured approach to tendering, negotiating and contracting with suppliers

Establish external supplier assessments and scorecards to enable effective Supplier Management Performance

Wayfair LLC, Boston, MA (HQ) July 2019 – Dec 2019

Account Management- Supply Chain Logistics, Sales & Operations

Managed $35 Million supply chain operations utilizing SAP-ERP database, directed S&OP, Planning & Scheduling, Inventory Management and assisted in procurement services to accounts across 3PL vendor management

Engaged with leadership team and provided leadership and strategic sourcing support for process improvement, analyzed spend and sourcing data, market trends and benchmarking and presented to leadership team

Led forecast of demand over a short and longer-term horizon with documented assumptions, ran forecast scenarios for different spend levels, provide historical category performance and improved forecast level and ROI

Optimized inventory planning using SAP-SD, MM and prepared monthly / quarterly inventory reports, purchase orders (PO), strategized demand planning and forecasting and accomplished 40% decrease in lead time

Developed data visualization tracker, leverage demand planning tools, used advanced Tableau and SQL queries to create inventory replenishment proposals and kept track of supplier performance including delivery and lead time

Supervised KPI to measure and control processes, generated GAP and risk analysis reports for decision making and reduced forecast error and positive Forecast Value Add

Executed ad-hoc analysis reports and conveyed issues effectively to drive successful business solutions for cost-efficiency

Worked collaboratively with cross-functional business teams, elicited customer focused strategy, communicated issues effectively with stakeholders

Synthesized MRP system, evaluated targets and contributed AM team to support end-to-end supply chain in (RFI/RFP/RFQ)

Nita Steel Corporation, Ahmedabad, Gujarat- India May 2016 – July 2018

Supply Chain Analyst

Led an 18-person team, facilitated leadership aid to business development plans through data analysis and strategic planning

Built high-performance team based on delegation of responsibilities and stimulated leadership by motivating team on projects

Devised resource planning, allocation strategies and enforced LEAN principles that surpassed 97% on-time delivery of shipments, maintained quality control with safety measures

Proposed innovative ways to reduce cycle times and cost by 36 % utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodologies

Implemented supplier programs to maximized availability of supplies while minimizing inventory levels and cost of goods

Emphasis was placed on continuous improvement strategies, applied root cause analysis to identify underperforming areas, fabricated risk mitigation plans, analyzed and restructured standard workflow process in total supply chain

Recognized voice of customer, applied value stream and process mapping to ensure on-time launching of projects

Nita Steel Corporation, Ahmedabad, Gujarat- India May 2015 – Aug 2015

Sourcing & Procurement Specialist Intern

Assessed strategic planning in logistics services through risk management technique and yield $50,000 net profit

Bridged inventory assets by balancing maximum customer service with minimum inventory investment

Analyzed inventory planning by recognizing workflow areas to eliminate waste that resulted in net escalation of cash-flow


Northeastern University - Boston, MA

Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Regression Algorithms Jan 2020 – April 2020

‘Black Friday Sales Analysis’

Applied critical thinking on machine learning and regression algorithms to boost up sales of retail company during Black Friday

Executed predictive analysis on system error, sales and customer behavior to enhanced growth using R programming

Business Analysis / Risk Assessment Jan 2019 – April 2019

‘A Financial Plan for an Engineer’

Analyzed operational risk management methodologies, constructed risk profiling and reporting for investment fund based on retirement plans

Administered financial trouble, organized risk management budget using R programming, SQL and Tableau, applied predictive analytics to construct annual insurance


Graduate Teaching Assistant- Northeastern University, Boston, MA June 2019 – Aug 2019

‘Bridge to Calculus’

Facilitated academic guidance to 45 students in pre-calculus, assisted to simplify complex problems with tricks

Advised and graded students in coursework, contributed analytical research work for professor during coursework

Demonstrated areas of weakness to students, conducted individual remedial lessons and improved academic performance by 40%

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