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Materials Planner

United States
November 23, 2009

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Address: ****, * ********* **, ******* KS-***** SUMANTH PANDITH S CSSGB

Phone – 214-***-**** E-mail:

Summary Profile

• 5 years of extensive experience in Supply Chain/Manufacturing/Production Planning & Materials Management.

• Hands on Experience in SAP R/3 with Forecasting, Consumption Based Planning, Inventory management, Purchasing of the Materials Management module & Project Systems Module.

• Experience in Executing MRP, Bill of Materials (BOM) and Master Scheduling and Capacity Planning.

• Lean Manufacturing Experience with Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Tools and Techniques.

• Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Pursuing CPIM from APICS.

• Certified Lean Practitioner by Wichita State University.

Work Experience:

Supply Chain Research Assistant: Clients: Boeing, Hawker Beachcraft & Spirit Aero Systems,

Employer (Wichita State University). Wichita, KS Aug’07 - present

• Designed and Developed Metadata Enabled Systems Thinking Tool’ (MESTT) tool for Supply Chain Managers in Hawker Beechcraft, Boeing and Spirit Companies.

• Managed the Supply Chain data in an existing system like ERP/PLM/PDM/SCM using the MESTT tool and organizing the complex data in a systemic and structured way for problem solving and decision making.

• Involved in Developing Supply Chain Model based on SCOR Model using MESTT tool.

• Determined the complex interdependencies among Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return of the SCOR Model.

• Using Interpretive Structural Modeling for Supply Chain Logistics Data and performing Systems Analysis for analyzing complex Interdependencies of the supply chain network

• Involved in improving the Structure of the supply chain system by reducing the complexity.

Lean Manufacturing Student Engineer Project: Learjet Bombardier. Wichita, KS. Aug’07 – December’07

• Detailed present state and future state value stream maps (VSMs) for materials management department.

• Conducted detailed time and motion study reports for material handling (from docks to stocks).

• Implemented 5S and Kaizen for the process improvement in the materials handling section.

• Reduced Lead time from 8 days to 3 days for the Processes from docks to stocks.

• Developed storing system by part families (standardization) ,mistake proofing (Poka –Yoke)

• Ascertained TAKT time for Material Request Vouchers for receiving, quality inspection, and storing and data entry.

Manufacturing/Production Planning Engineer, Falcon Tyres Limited, India July’ 05 – July’07

• Analyze Demand Forecasts, Review S&OP Documents by Interacting with Sales & Marketing.

• Measure actual to forecast supply and demand, and provide recommendations for appropriate inventory levels and decrease inventory levels by 12-14%.

• Work with Master Production Schedule (MPS), Process BOM & Executing MRP for Production in SAP R/3.

• Evaluating the requirements & processing planned orders into purchase requisitions.

• Increasing order efficiency by 18-20% and reducing process times by 10%.

• Increase Customer Service levels by 22% by decreasing the lead time from Stocking to Shipping

• Working with RFQ’s from vendors and performing vendor evaluation and processing purchase orders.

• Performing Supplier Quality Procedures through PPAP by interacting with Quality Department.

• Scheduling/Expediting Vendor consignment stock materials by interacting with suppliers on a regular basis.

• Inventory Management of the Procured materials such as goods issues, goods receipt and entering into G/L Accounts and maintaining the stock levels in the warehouses and SKU’s.

• Performing ABC analysis for cycle counting & maintaining physical inventory documents in SAP R/3 Materials management module.

• Update the ERP system to adjust inventory levels to meet overall demand, including reorder points, reorder quantities and safety stock.

• Tracking Raw Material, WIP and Finished goods Inventory in SAP and Optimize inventory levels.

• Sub contracting some parts to 3rd party suppliers (3PL) through transfer posting & stock transfers to other plants.

• Materials invoicing and verification against purchase orders, G/L Accounts and entering and updating the logistics information systems in SAP Materials management module.

• Involving with cross functional teams for continuous improvement Lean implementation projects and involving suppliers for Total quality management.

• Decreasing Overall Lead time by 8% by applying JIT, Kanban, Lean manufacturing strategies.

• Applying Mixed Model VSM’s for the Production with the help of Heijunka Boards for Production Leveling.

Manufacturing Trainee Engineer, Falcon Tyres Ltd, India. Jan’ 05 – July’05.

• Training in Materials Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) tools like SAP R/3 for carrying out business processes in an organization.

• Training in Consumption based Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Costing/Material Ledger, Invoicing, Vendor evaluation systems of Materials Management module of SAP R/3.

• Training in Quality, ISO 9000/TS 16949, ISO 14001 Quality Standards, PPAP and Continuous improvement with Lean manufacturing Strategies and techniques such as Kaizen, 5S, Reduction in Lead time and Set up time of the Processes.

• Facilitate the coordination of an integrated Materials Requirement Plan (MRP) of the supply chain across plants.

• Involved in Capacity Planning for the shop floor activities by interacting with Sales Department and giving Production schedules for the Production Department

• Plan, Prepare work schedules for the shop floor and control production schedules and coordinating with Material requirements to ensure production requirements.

• Reporting higher management with status of work in progress (WIP), Inventory, equipments and personnel needed on time for the production.


M.S. (Industrial Engineering) – Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. (GPA 3.66/4.0) Present

B.S. (Industrial & Production) − Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. (GPA 3.66/4.0) May ‘06

Software Skills:

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project), SAP/R3 (Material Management), eVSM, MS Visio 2003, CORE(Requirements Management Tool), Basics of SQL Database Software, Statgraphics 5.0, Basics in Visual Basic 2005 and VB in Excel Macros, Solid Works & AutoCAD Software.

Relevant Coursework:

Supply Chain & Logistics Management, Lean Manufacturing, Operations Research, Quality Engineering, Production & Operations Management, Statistical Methods, Systems Engineering & Analysis, Project Management, Industrial Ergonomics.

Certifications, Awards, Honors, Affiliations & Positions of Responsibility:

• Certified Six Sigma Green Belt From American Society for Quality (ASQ)

• Vice President, APICS – S232, Wichita State University chapter (Platinum Chapter) Spring & Fall ‘08

• Randall chambers AD Astra Kansas Award for Excellence and innovation in engineering at the Wichita State University 2008 Engineering Open House. Spring ‘08

• Won 2nd place in the 2008 Graduate competition of paper entry conducted by APICS Terra Grande and Heartland Districts, the paper was on ‘Manufacturing Execution Systems Integrated with ERP & Six Sigma for Process Improvements’.

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