Accomplished Manager with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results with a complimentary blend of business process and technical expertise. PMP certified Manager has proven process improvement skills with over 10 years of experience in manufacturing & Operations, ERP, project management and BI with expertise in systems implementation, process automation and change management. Offer ERP expertise in manufacturing and operations, Business Intelligence through data management activities, KPI, enables performance measuring and reporting. Possesses excellent leadership, PR and communication skills, ability to lead, influence, and train and develop individuals or teams.
•Designed developed and implemented a central planning system for 03 manufacturing divisions and 03 companies of the organization to replace manual planning system using Infor Syteline ERP system implementation
•Designed developed and implemented Manufacturing Data Automation System (Production Monitoring System) and integrated to ERP system
•Automated the daily profits and loss account report for the costing department for management reporting with the assistance of ERP and Manufacturing data automation systems. It reduced the lead time of daily profit and loss account availability from 03 days to 1 day.
• Developed an incentive proposal for manufacturing divisions in order to increase productivity, reduce overhead costs and meet compliance requirements to avoid excess overtime.
• Developed and implemented the project for product safety & compliance operation integration into SAP PP module, which enabled the adherence of metal free product safety policy
•Implemented Visual management Lean project to reduce WIP inventory by 5% and waste by 2%
•Identified and promoted to the Management Representative of the organization for ISO 9001:2008 quality management system to represent and hold the responsibilities of Top management.
•Awarded an overseas training to work as the project officer for the project of new product launch
•Won the best performer award of the time management program out of 50 plus participants of executive and mangers
•Lean Yellow belt certified
•Around 10 years of management experience, 08 Years of project management experience, 06 years of ERP Experience
•02 years as the Internal project manager for Infor Syteline PP module design, development and implementation and integration with Customer, Vendor, Materials and Finance Modules. Led developers to develop PHP, Crystal reports and spreadsheets reports for performance measuring and reporting.
•04 years of SAP ERP experience as a guardian of PP module and understanding of MM, SD and FI and CO Modules, Data management in SAP environment business analysis and performance reporting. Product safety and compliance requirements management in SAP environment
•06 years of project management experience process improvement, participated in projects for Lean process improvements, Lean visual management project implementation and obtained new product launch project training in overseas.
•Performed role of change agent for the organizational change through systems implementations as management recognized the ability to handle concurrent projects in different areas.
•Project management experience with global manufacturing, supply chain, retail and distribution industries. Overall understanding of global supply chain operations from design to delivery. Experience in product safety and compliance standards of global leading brands such as Limited Brands (Victoria's Secret, La Zenza), GAP, Target, Sara lee, Marks & Spencer (UK), Tesco(UK),ASDA-Wal-Mart (UK).Experienced as the product safety compliance officer in dealing with international buyers and auditors, third party auditors, ISO audits, international product safety and compliance audits.
•Extensive experience and ability to deal with variety of stakeholders especially with shareholders cross functional teams, vendors, service providers. Led all departmental heads, managers and executives for the ERP implementation as the key person. Trained and developed team members, trained top management, cross functional department heads and teams, managers, executives, supervisors and operators when necessary.
•Expertise in developing plans effective allocation of resources and utilization for timely delivery of deliverables, timely appraisal of plans, deliverables and team member performance.
•Managing communication within organization and outside the organization, extensive communication with shareholders, top management and team members. Collaboration with service providers and negotiating project requirements and transforming business requirements to technical solutions and aggressive control of scope, time, budget and change.
•Infor Syteline ERP System expertise in PP module and knowledge in Customer, Vendor, Material and Finance Modules
•SAP ERP system knowledge in PP module, understanding of MM, SD and FI & CO modules
•Data Science basic knowledge (Beginner knowledge in R programming, Python programming, SQL Server)
•Microsoft office-Excel, Word, PowerPoint
•ISO Quality Management System 9001:2008
•Lean Process improvement methodology (Yellow belt certification)
•Product safety & Compliance
AQUA group is a Packing solution provider for US & Europe (France)-Principle buyer The Cannon Group, Inc OH, USA. It manufactures plastic products for circulation and retail markets in the United States- buyers -Subway, Dayton Daily News, Scotts lawn care
Worked as an executive manager and reported directly to the shareholders of the company (Chairman & Director Board).Appointed as the change agent for ongoing projects of ERP, Production Data Automation, Lean Process Improvement and ISO review and recertification. Worked concurrently in the Capacities of ERP project Manager, Planning and BI Manager, Management Representative for ISO 9001:2008 Quality management System.
•Liaised with the service provider, Consultants, Developers and cross functional teams of the organization to identify the requirements
•Identified deliverables of the project, the resources required and allocated resources adequately.
•Identified the requirements in order to design, develop & customize the production and planning module to suit the organization's purpose.
•Identified & carried out required changes & customizations in Vendor, Customer, and Material and Finance modules to facilitate ERP integration.
•Performed necessary data analysis & testing in order to assure proper functionality of the system.
•Monitor & communicate project plan deviations/contingencies to provide appropriate measures.
•Integrated the production module with other modules.
•Developed and implemented a Production Data Automation system to integrate with ERP system.
•Develop & implement necessary reports through PHP, crystal reports for Management reporting.
•Enabled the data availability for organizational measurement tool (Balanced Scorecard), cost accounting and Daily profit and loss account preparation.
•Educated employees from top management to bottom level of the organization on ERP
•Performed the role of “Change Agent” for the ongoing change management initiatives.
•Developed and implemented a central planning system with the assistance of Syteline ERP system for all three production divisions & three companies of the AQUA group to replace manual planning system
•Implemented material requirement planning/ intra company order subcontracting systems.
•Ensured the timely entry of Bill of Material and accuracy, timely availability of master production plan, order entry and order forecasting.
•Developed business performance measures in order to support company's Balanced Score Card.
•Performed data analysis of production input, output, waste, downtime versus the plan and make available the reports to support business analysis activities/ future planning.
•Monitored & communicated the deviations in the plan to alert cross functional teams for actions.
•Developed a proposal for an incentive scheme for the employees analyze past financial and production data.
•Scheduled and hosted management review meeting to assure the Quality management System is adhered.
•Reviewed and updated the quality manual for continuous improvements of ISO system.
•Scheduled surveillance and recertification audits with Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) to assure quality management systems are established, implemented, maintained and continuously improved.
•Led cross functional teams to adhere to quality management system, reported and did act on non compliance activities to take necessary actions.
•Accommodated the change management initiatives, process improvements in ISO system making necessary changes to fit ISO requirements.
Metric products is a Apparel accessory manufacturer head quartered in California USA.Metric products Sri Lanka is the vendor for USA, Europe and China markets.
•Identified deliverables, required resources, set the project plan and deliverables.
•Collected necessary information analyzed and did testing for decision making.
•Educated relevant employees and system users on Lean Visual Management.
•Designed, developed and implemented Lean Visual Management principles across all production divisions.
•Integrated the operational activities with lean deliverables to ensure streamlined manufacturing process.
•Established production standards for efficiency, minimum wastage and maximum utilization of resources.
•Monitored data on periodical basis to ensure required quality standards, efficiency and on time delivery are met
•Developed, implemented & monitored a preventive maintenance schedule for machine integrity.
•Reviewed quality audit reports for continuous improvement, preventive and corrective measures.
•Reviewed and monitored the KPI's for necessary actions, improvements.
MAS Holdings- Slimline/Slimtex Divisions –MAS Holdings is a $1.2 billion conglomerate and is positioned as one of the world's most recognized Design–to-Delivery Solution Providers in the realm of Apparel and Textile Manufacturing. The organization is headquartered in Sri Lanka with 42 manufacturing facilities placed across 15 countries, with design locations placed in key style centers across the globe and with over 72,000 people involved in its operation. Buyers Limited Brands (VS, La zensa), GAP, Nike, Reebok, Target, George (Wal-mart), Marks & Spencer (UK), Bhs(UK), Tesco (UK), ASDA-Wal-mart.
•Did set the annual data management objectives; monitor/control to ensure objectives are aligned to the balance score card of the business unit.
•Ensured the KPI's data are captured, monitored and communicated for effective decision making.
•Monitored the performance of team members to improve their performance.
•Ensured the accuracy of stock, WIP and other data in the SAP system for decision making purposes.
•Liaised with planning and operations to ensure the plan to progress is in line with the customer demand.
•Ensured an uninterrupted flow of raw materials to the production flow, monitor material consumption and take appropriate measures /actions in order to accomplish order requirements.
•Liaised with factory on deviations to plan and find effective solution to the deviations.
•Performed the role of advisor to plant manager/influence decision making in the plant using data.
•Hosted and presented the performance review meetings weekly, monthly basis on business unit performance in related to operations and individuals with the assistance of SAP data analysis.
•Coordinated with all cross functional divisions to perform business activities required for streamlined manufacturing process and to communicate contingencies for appropriate measures.
•Ensured all employees of the organization are adhered to product safety and compliance standards
•Carried out frequent audits to review compliance standards and take necessary actions
•Handled international compliance audits, ISO Audits, international buyer's visits.
•Integrated Product safety and compliance operations in to SAP PP module
•Led the team of data entry operators to assist data capturing, processing through ERP system and reporting for management decision making
•Prepared the Key Performance Indicator reports and presented to the management team for decision making
•Facilitated the planning process with the assistance of ERP system, prepared the master plans for the business unit.
•Disseminated the information to inter departments and other stakeholders in order to provide progress of business activities
•Performed the role of key member in Lean Project team and assisted to develop and implement Lean Process Improvement projects, awarded with Lean Yellow Belt certification
Recognized as a project officer for the project of new product launch and was sent to INDIA for training
Lead the team of 30 operators trained and monitored to assure daily targets and quality levels are met
Assisted the managers in the division with planning inputs and capacities in the department
•PMP, Project Management Professional (Active)-Project Management Institute (USA)
•Advanced professional Diploma in management- Edexel, United Kingdom
•Professional Certificate in Marketing –Chartered Institute of marketing (CIM)-United Kingdom
•Information Technology certification-Australian Computer Society (ACS)-Australia
•Data Science certifications- Johns Hopkins University (USA)
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