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Hari Ramachandran

Hari Ramachandran

Senior Manager - Operations
Salzburg

Summary

A Strategic Operations Leader with 14 years of impactful roles in Manufacturing management, Supply chain management, Strategic sourcing, Project Management & Continuous improvement across corporates like Danaher, L&T, Fortive. Passionate believer of Lean methodology who prefers Hands-on approach.

Overview

15
15
years of professional experience
4
4
years of post-secondary education
5
5
Certifications
5
5
Languages

Work History

Senior Manager - Production

Gilbarco Veeder Root
Coimbatore
2021.06 - 2023.07
  • Responsible for Manufacturing operations of 3 Export oriented product value streams with an annual revenue of 55 Mil $.
  • Daily MIS Stand-up meet ( Own KPI’s - Safety, Quality, OTD, Cost & Productivity )
  • Lead and mentored team of 6 Engineers & 345 operators across 3 shifts.
  • Collaborate with Supply chain, Warehousing, Engineering etc to achieve goals.
  • Identify & drive LEAN project funnel aligned to organization's long term strategy.
  • Facilitate Kaizens (SW, 5S, 3P, Opex reduction)

Senior Manager– Sourcing, New Product Introduction

Gilbarco Veeder Root
Coimbatore
2018.06 - 2021.06

Handled dual role - Sourcing and NPI as part of Leadership Succession program.


Strategic Sourcing (Electronics, Electrical commodities, Annual spent - 10 Mil$)

  • Supplier selection, Price and payment terms negotiation, Replenish strategy
    RFQ, Producibility review, PPAP, Line-Of-Sight costing.
    PPV improvement via strategic negotiation, value stream simplification, make/ buy analysis, local sourcing & volume leveraging.
    Address operational issues, resolve performance bottlenecks.
    Assist Global sourcing team for part development at Indian suppliers.
    Align Sourcing team with Development team for time bound VA/VE actions.
    Mentored and lead 4 member team to meet PPV & project milestones.

Project Manager NPI - Lead CFT of Engineering, QA, Sourcing & Manufacturing

  • Anchor Steering Control meetings - Update program status, seek L1 leadership support for key Impediments.
  • Plan & conduct quarterly All-hands build for feature additions in BML cycle.
  • Tollgate review, track documents - FMEA, SOP, Control plan etc.

Manager - Production

Gilbarco Veeder Root
Coimbatore
2010.03 - 2018.05
  • Managed multiple value streams (High volume - Low mix, Low volume - High mix)
  • Quality & Safety Process adherence - Chair Kamishibai audit process & closures.
  • Led Ops on product line transfers to India for Nozzles (USA) & Dispenser (Germany).
  • Ensure functioning of sequencing (Kanban, Heijunka) for maintaining production line flow.


Over the years, I progressed to Manager role from Senior Engineer role with increased responsibilities.

Senior Engineer - Procurement

Larsen & Toubro
Coimbatore
2008.08 - 2010.03
  • Establishment of supply base for Electronics, Electricals & attained the OTD of 96%
  • Achieved 6% PPV on YoY in the assigned commodities thru Rationalization, Negotiation and Indigenization of Suppliers.
  • Managed 25 suppliers worth 5 Mn USD.
  • Conducting Supplier Audits on Quality & Delivery constraints periodically, Publishing of Supplier score card monthly based on QDC and drive CAPA.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Electrical, Electronics Engineering Technologies

University of Calicut
Kerala, India
2004.06 - 2008.06

Skills

Supply Chain Systems

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Accomplishments

Supply chain improvement projects

  • Supply chain simplification - Restructured sequential manufacturing processes across multiple locations (France, US & Germany) to single site (Germany)
    - 55% reduction in Lead time, 40% reduction of Logistics cost.
    - Order fulfillment time reduction and improved Inventory turnover.
  • COVID Supply chain risk mitigation - 2020
    - Fast track EMS source location change from China to Italy in 3 months.
    - Test tool dev & transfer, proto build approvals and PPAP completion.
  • Achieved 6% PPV YoY in assigned commodities by Rationalize, Negotiate & localize.
  • Implemented Kanban replenishment system for 85% of C-class items.


Leadership. Management & Quality

  • Pilot run “AGILE - Lean Start-up” concept in Project Management (Build, Measure and Learn) - Latitude (NPD) – 5 months Early to Market - 2019
  • India Ops. representative to Global Fish Bone Team ( Horizontal deployment of Lean initiatives across India, Germany, China, Brazil & USA locations).
  • Factory Project lead for SAP 6.0 ERP implementation - 2017
  • Initiated from Ops and led 3 Product Line Transfers over past 4 years from other OpCo’s (US, Germany, China) to India (adding 50+ Mil $ annual revenue).
  • Created Quality Kamishibai Audit platform to ensure Process adherence – 2018
  • Implemented IDT&R (Defect track, resolve) forum - faster issue resolution - 2018


Environment, OHS programs


  • Led Energy Kaizen - Created ESG framework for Energy sustainability audit and action planning guidelines for GHG emission reduction -2023
  • Led Environment Management Program on resource usage reduction - 2022
    - 33,900 litres reduction in hydrocarbon fluids consumption.
    - 22,300 Kg reduction in Plastics/ Polymer consumption.
    - 361 trees saved by Reduced Corrugated consumption.
  • Introduce AC4P to prevent work place injury - Warehouse and Production - 2022

Additional Information

I possess work permit for Austria (RWR+) and currently available to join immediately.

Languages

English

Hindi

Malayalam

Tamil

German

Certification

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Interests

Automobiles

Travel

Lean - Simplifying things !!!

Quality time with family

Hari RamachandranSenior Manager - Operations