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Engineer Quality

Detroit, MI
October 20, 2020

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Results-focused, dynamic Industrial Engineer highly regarded for providing exceptional analysis and strategic solutions for industry leaders, with the educational and professional background to excel in Industry 4.0. Extensive cross-functional expertise in developing improved processes that increase the overall quality of operations and services. Proven ability of developing processes that result in decrease in costs while increasing efficiency. Highly capable of analyzing existing systems and processes to devise notable enhancements to integrate technology and automation to maximize revenues. Out-of-the-box thinker committed to driving Continuous Improvement culture, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvements to achieve ambitious organizational objectives. SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Data Analysis DMAIC Enterprise Resource Planning Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Kanban Lean Manufacturing Material Resource Planning Process Development & Improvement Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Production Planning and Control Project Management Quality Assurance Quality Auditing PFMEA Problem Solving (A3, 8D, DMAIC) Root Cause Analysis SAP Statistical Process Control (SPC) Value Stream Mapping


Minitab Tableau ProModel ProE AutoCAD Creo 3.0 SolidWorks VBA SQL Microsoft Office PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Industrial Engineer 10/2020– Present

Dana Incorporated, Warren, MI

Collecting data of machine downtime & analyzing it using Pareto charts to understand the factors affecting OEE

Working on improving throughput efficiency

Standardizing workplace environment using 5S and working on making standard work instruction Volunteer Industrial Research Associate 02/2020 – 04/2020 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Researched and documented Lean Six Sigma techniques for teaching graduate students

Conducted industry reviews of Lean Manufacturing, Root cause analysis on real-world case studies

Performed data analysis and visualized data by building dashboards using Tableau and Minitab Process Engineer (Project Intern) 01/2019 – 08/2019 AXLE9 Automization, Kalamazoo, MI

Reduced wait times by 4 minutes/car and improved process efficiency by crafting a simulation model of the auto shop in ProModel by analyzing current processes and monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Increased daily throughput by ~20% after assessing and managing WIP limits to eliminate bottlenecks and re- allocating resources according to the newly designed layout.

Revealed $25K/year revenue increases as a result of overhauling the simulation model.

Maximized overall efficiency of auto shop by ~9% by analyzing labor standards and planning of workforce utilization, space requirements, and designing equipment and workspace layout. Industrial Engineer (Intern) 12/2015 – 06/2016

Forbes Marshall Pvt Ltd., Pune, India

(Senior year project - Sandwich course)

Evaluated cost & material requirement for boiler welding to theoretically reduce cost by $116,470/year

Assisted to develop a product with high efficiency using DFM concept

Implemented 5S and systematic layout planning (SLP) for tool room to increase accessibility Akshay Patel, Resume – Page 2

Assisted senior engineers in yearly supplier quality audit and documenting PPAP during new product launch Quality Engineer (Intern) 06/2013 – 12/2013

SKF India Ltd., Pune, India

Prepared SOP, work instructions, One-point lessons for all the machines and production lines

Designed an inspection training program to be used for new recruits and coordinated in APQP charts

Developed PFMEA, conducted 8D study and Root cause analysis (pareto charts) to identify & eliminate quality defects, suggested necessary corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) PROJECTS

Continuous Improvement Project Fabri Kal, Portage, MI 2018

Assisted in Kaizen events to identify problems using visual management and implemented Hoshin-Kanri to develop employee feedback solution

Designed a standard template to submit feedback for organizational policy’s impact to maximize response rate by 15% and reducing manager’s action time from months to a week

Analyzed VA/ NVA activities in daily productions Capital Budgeting and Simulation Project 2018

Achieved impressive ROI by applying Excel calculations for investing capital and selecting most profitable projects with greatest returns using capital budgeting methodologies.

Selected best projects by using VBA code using ranking methods like ROI method, IRR method, NPV, AW, etc. Design of Experiments and Regression Analysis Project 2017

Applied DOE to design a catapult, determining maximum distance travelled by a projectile and optimizing catapult response using design of experiment tools and solving regression equation.

Improved performance by identifying nuisance factors, using 2k factorial design and observing impact. Other Experience

Customer Service representative 07/2016 – 06/2017

Amazon Inc, Pune India

Managed a team of 10 people to align weekly objectives towards goals

Resolved 350+ inquiries in any given week and consistently met performance benchmarks in all areas

(speed, accuracy, and volume)

Provided timely follow-up with customers ensuring highest quality of service & build customer relationships

Trained and mentored new staff members


Master of Science: Industrial Engineering Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI: 2019 Bachelor of Engineering: Production Engineering University of Pune, Maharashtra, India: 2016 Project Management Certification Western Michigan University 2019 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Six Sigma Global Institute 2020

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