Teaching AssistantJan 2014 to Dec 2015 Arizona State University － Tempe, AZ
Graded assignments, projects and exams for courses 'Leading the Enterprise', 'Legal issues for Technologists', 'Industrial Human Resource Management' and 'Organizational Effectiveness' over a period of 4 semesters.
Took occasional lectures to cover for professor's absence.
Logistics InternMay 2012 to Aug 2012 Balaji Wafers Ltd － Valsad
Designed inventory control policy for 7 new product types for market expansion in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states in India.
Conducted ABC analysis to redesign warehousing layout to reduce order picking time by 16%, managed truck dispatching of 90 vehicles to cover 40 routes/day to satisfy existing market demand, and assisted a team to develop a distribution network to ensure availability of the product to 800+ retailers within 24 hours of production.
InternNov 2011 to Jan 2012 Atul Ltd
Handled procurement planning, ensured timely availability of raw materials as per materials requirement plan, balanced service level vs operating costs for 250+ SKUs.
Optimized pre and post-production inventory levels, automated the Q, R inventory policy calculation process that instantly displays order quantity and reorder level to reduce calculation time by 87.5% and eliminate human error.
Academic Projects Transportation, Distribution and Capacity Expansion decisions for Anadolu Efes Brewery, Turkey.
Spring 2015 With the objective of minimizing transportation, distribution and expansion costs for the planning horizon, linear programming was used to model brewery location and capacity expansion decisions Optimized malt and beer distribution decisions, resulting in reduction of distribution cost by 11% ($1.35 million) Location Modeling - P-median model for a multi retailer problem Spring 2015 Developed a Model for the location assignment of Warehouses to serve 20 retailers using Myopic algorithm and Lagrangian relaxation algorithm Used C++ and SITATION to code the algorithms and optimize the model to reduce transportation costs by 37% The Quick Battery - Business and Logistics plan for selling car batteries in the United States Fall 2014 Optimized sourcing and distribution network to maximize profits by Identifying 5 strategic locations with $30 million of sales potential across the US by analyzing 3 and 5-digit zip code data according to population density Developed a comprehensive logistics network to minimize total landed costs which included determining location of distribution facilities, devised transportation strategy, warehousing space and inventory policies for each facility to achieve balance between cost and Type-II service level to ensure maximum profitability Used demand pooling techniques to address uncertainty in demand and performed advanced queuing system analysis to determine the number of service vehicles required at each facility and design a dynamic transportation algorithm to replicate real life scenario for a service-based model Production System Design -- Avant Manufacturing Consultants Spring 2014 Used Regression Analysis to forecast demand, created a cellular grouping of 26 machines responsible for manufacturing 43 components, to maximize utilization and minimize operational costs Developed production schedule to meet demand and designed a final facility layout to optimize work-in-process inventory to finally minimize overall operational costs, resulting in savings of $ 20 million (57% of original cost).
Master of Science (MS), Industrial Engineering2015Industrial Engineering
Ira A Fulton Schools of EngineeringArizona State University － Tempe
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech), Instrumentation & Control Engineering2013Institute of Technology, Nirma UniversityIndiaInstrumentation & Control Engineering
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Companies Worked For:
Arizona State University
Balaji Wafers Ltd
Arizona State University
Institute of Technology, Nirma University
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Master of Science (MS) , Industrial Engineering 2015 Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) , Instrumentation & Control Engineering 2013 Linkedin Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/akashkumar-patel-b4503a8
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