Meticulous Continuous Improvement Professional, who undertakes complex assignments, meets tight deadlines and delivers superior performance. Possesses six years of experience in Operations and more than four years of Lean Manufacturing experience. Applies strong analytical skills to advise the senior management about the improvement potential in Operations and Implements sustainable processes to deliver excellence. Executes the responsibilities with a strong sense of passion and thrives in a fast-paced intercultural setting.
Kaizen * Production Management * Lean Coaching and Implementations * Change Management
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) * Project Management * Analysis of Flows * Just in Time (JIT) * 5S MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, Outlook)
Plant Simulation, AutoCAD, Windows SharePoint server 2010
Public Speaking, Organisation, Coaching, Workshop Execution, Cross Communication
Continuous Improvement SpecialistApr 2013 to Current SMED － Hamburg, Germany
Cost Reduction * Space Utilization * Quality * Problem Solving * Analytics Responsible for analysis, identification and presentation of improvement potential in the existing business processes for Turn-around and Business Development projects worth more than 10 Million Euros.
Formation and Leading of Continuous Improvement teams at the client's premises in areas of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Production Processes.
Implementation and controlling of Lean solutions through techniques such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, SMED, 5S and TPM.
Organised workshops on Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Kanban and Just in Time (JIT).
Refer attachment for individual Project responsibilities) Reduced die change time by 78 % leading to an annual savings of € 250.000 through SMED Reduced Downtime by 25 % in a high volume Plastic extrusion production line Demonstrated a consistent productivity increase by 19 % within 15 days Implemented Lean concepts and coached production leaders in eight manufacturing sites in a roll-out project Eliminated 28 % of loss time in a Customer Care department with 20 employees Organised workshops on Lean, Kaizen and TPM in several countries Industries - Aluminium, Automobile, Cold Storage, Container Shipping, Logistics, Manufacturing, Packaging, Textile Management.
Dec 2011 to Feb 2013 Hamburger Logistik Institut － Hamburg, Germany
Develops innovative supply chain and logistic solutions for its customers from different industrial sectors by combining research and consulting.
The solutions vary from implementing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems in supply chain to programming automatic container handling, etc., Consulting Intern & Master Thesis Analysis of present business processes and advising of possible RFID solutions to improve efficiency.
Recommends recent technologies in logistics and supply chain to research teams and senior management.
Works with different project teams and assists them in research and implementations.
Carryout master thesis and work for a national level Supply Chain Security project (www.seflog.de) worth more than 5 Million Euros.
Developed a Container security system using Voice of Customer approach Reduced 18 % of lead time in a packing process by implementing RFID Technology Delivered results to project partners like Kühne + Nagel, Fraunhofer, etc., Worked with various Supply Chain optimization projects in sectors such as Intra logistics, Pharmaceuticals, Textile Management and Humanitarian Logistics.
Production EngineerMay 2008 to Sep 2010 Sri Ganesh Industries － Hosur, India
Manufacturers of second tier automotive and railway components to cater the needs of India's top original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
Manages production of five fast running products and supervises more than twenty production employees.
Plans production, quality and delivery based to customer needs.
Optimizes machine layout, transport plan and supplier coordination.
Attends training sessions on Lean, PPAP, APQP, 5S, 5W, ISO 9000, PDCA, FMEA and transfers knowledge to junior level operators.
Achieved productivity increase of 35 % in less than two months Fostered "Safety First" approach, leading to zero incidents between 2009-2010 Reduced machine down time by 21 % and cut idle time by 14 % through efficient planning Reduced customer complaints by 82 % Implemented more than 15 Poke-yoke systems and lead 4 continuous improvement teams Top contributor on Team building, Lean seminars and workshops Spearheaded a SAP Implementation program which resulted in a 36 % time saving Vignesh Sivaganesan +49 (0) 176 705 65332 * email@example.com * Skype: vignesh.sivaganesan.
Dec 2007 to Mar 2008 Gabriel India Limited － Hosur, India
A leading OEM Supplier in India delivers diverse ride control products such as shock absorbers, struts and front forks catering to passenger cars, utility vehicles, commercial vehicles and two wheelers.
Bachelor Thesis Student Analysis of existing production process of front forks for two wheelers and identification of the reasons for scraps.
Implementation of cost effective methods to eliminate the reason for scraps and monitor the results for a period of 3 months.
Execution of the entire task based on DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) principle with careful usage of quality tools such as Pareto diagram, Ishikawa, control charts and check sheets.
Implemented 10 cost effective Lean solutions for reducing the scraps Reduced 72 % of scraps within the period of 3 months Worked with the Quality Department to coach the operators about Six Sigma and Lean Concepts.
Certified by International Academy of Certification and Training (IACT)
*Six Sigma (Green Belt), Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic SystemsMay 2008SASTRA UniversityIndiaManufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Systems
Masters, International Production ManagementApril 2013Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)GermanyInternational Production Management Majors - Production Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management
Bachelors - Mechatronics (Full Time Course
English & German (Business Fluent); Spanish & Swedish (Basic)
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Certified by International Academy of Certification and Training (IACT)
*Six Sigma (Green Belt) , Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Systems May 2008 Masters , International Production Management April 2013
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