Joshua Kuriakose

  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Supply Chain Supervisor

Summary

  • Results-oriented, strategic manager offering an extensive history of success in both Procurement & Logistics combined with 17 years’ experience and expertise in end to end supply chain process. Self-motivated, goal-oriented individual with a drive to succeed and a burning desire to build and grow the company.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Supply Chain Manager

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.,

Supervise and administer the Pre / Post Purchase Order award for successful execution of orders on multiple major projects. Manage, coach and train Materials, Inspection, Quality Department consists of Buyers, Expeditors, Quality / Inspection Coordinators and site Material Coordinators. Responsible and Accountable for Warehousing, Materials Management, Reconciliation, Preservations, Audits, Asset Management, Surplus disposal, Safety. Evaluate performance of Contractors and compliance to the company policies. Provide information on procurement practices including: strategic procurement, contract law, proposal solicitation, negotiation strategies, treatment of irregularities, securing best value, contract preparation, performance management and recommend process improvements accordingly. Discuss and work with the various project teams to develop scopes of work, safety and loss control, quality standards and other relevant issues.

Manages workflow, operations, apportioning the work, develop SOP’s, Reports, KPI’s and practices continuous improvement, Implementation of RACI’s, Revamped Expediting strategies to create an integrated plan and reduction of lead-times, reporting and defined accountabilities with vendors. Responsible for Logistics on and off site, and control of multi-point storage facilities at Oil Sands.

Established department goals and objectives (and manage progress toward goals), Plans and oversees the budget, Monitors and implement legal or policy compliance measures. Direct the development of all Material management activities including, but not limited to, material identification, equipment and material delivery, installation and project close-out.

Work closely with engineering, site superintendents and Construction managers to create strong working relationships to keep flow of materials constant with no negative schedule impact to the project. Read drawings, ITP to ensure conformance to specifications and work closely with Quality Control to correct any issues that may arise, and assist QC with Non-Conformance Reporting. Reviewing and processing claims against vendors for unsatisfactory equipment, materials or third party services. Identifies opportunities to evaluate and implement tangible cost-saving / cost avoidance programs. Provide cost benefit analysis on procure, lease or rent opportunities. Directs the review of material returns and approves the disposal of surplus materials identified as obsolete or having no foreseeable use.

Achievements:

Revamped the Expediting process, implemented Expediting procedure, RACI / KPI's, met on-time delivery performance of 70 -77% against RAS date on last two projects.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2013

Senior Project Procurement Lead

WorleyParsons Canada

Simultaneously handled multiple projects in various capacities in Canadian Oil Sands according to the project /client requirements:-

Projects:

Cameco – Cigar Lake Uranium Plant Project – Procurement Consultant     April 2013 – Dec 2013

Negotiations, Kick Off meetings. Establish formal and informal communications with assigned suppliers to enable timely, accurate and forward-looking analysis of supplier's progress at meeting interim delivery schedules of supplier data, manufacturing milestones, material deliveries, testing activities and material and equipment delivery. Track supplier data information movement to and from the supplier, documenting the progress in the progress management system. Prepare or contribute to preparation of frequent reports detailing supplier's progress, problems encountered and solutions to maintain fabrication, testing and delivery schedules. Provide pertinent information to the supplier evaluation program. Assist buyers in securing and validating the information that supports the timely processing of invoices for payment, especially partial and progress payments. Change Proposals approval and revision of Purchase Order. Development of Logistics plan, schedules and documentation / permit requirements. Negotiation of storage space, freight forwarding services.

Suncor Major / Sustaining Projects (Various Oil Sands Projects)          $1bn    Senior Expeditor      Jan 2012-May 2013

Closely work with buyers, engineering, planning, project controls, construction, HSE and quality to ensure purchase order requirements are understood and complied with by the supplier.

Arrange Kick-Off meeting to ensure the expectations, requirements of the Purchase Order are clearly understood by the Supplier. Ensure completeness/ delivery (but not correctness) of documentation against supplier documentation requirement lists/checklists including spare parts list, master Data, Turnover documents. May travel to suppliers' locations and fabrication shops to verify progress and to construction and operational sites to ensure deliveries are occurring as required by the project. Evaluate through visual observation, the assembly, testing and shipment of materials.

Shell S&D Terminal Projects     $250m    Senior Procurement Lead           June 2011-Dec 2012

Identification, Pre-qualification and evaluation of potential Bidders /Subcontractors, service providers. Review internal requests, prepare and release requests for quote (RFQ), tenders, and negotiate pricing and terms & conditions with suppliers. Preparing and issue Commercial Quilt, Purchase Orders/Service Orders, Commercial Bid Tabulation (CBT), Award Recommendation, RFC / RFA, Change Orders. Conduct Pre-award meeting with the Vendors/Subcontractors and the concerned discipline engineers for clarification any outstanding issues. Create and maintain pre-award correspondence log. Formation & Execution of Contracts. Participate in the Kick-off meeting (KOM) for the concerned project and discuss the Procurement role and strategy planned for the project. Negotiate and reconfirm terms and conditions including warranty, price, discount, warehousing, and delivery in line with the project requirement. To ensure that all bidding are done in a strictly confidential competition, has to ensure that Secrecy Agreement, where applicable are enforced. Mitigation of Supplier delays and defaults, including seeking for Higher Management intervention. Implement value improving practices and support continuous improvement plan. Make decisions and recommendations within policies and procedural guidelines recognizing the decisions may have a significant impact on project results and favourable to client. Attend meetings, prepare and issue status reports and procurement plans as required. Conduct negotiations with selected suppliers to tactically procure materials and services utilizing contracts created by Procurement Management, accountable to procure materials and services as required. Provide training to Buyers in purchasing tactics and strategies as required increasing the skill capabilities of the department to implement and execute commodity strategy to support cost, quality, and delivery sourcing goal. Assist Buyers or those employees needing skill training, to better organize daily functions and prioritization to boost employee quality and apportion of work in accordance with Procurement’s objectives. Work within and promote Lean practices to meet department and division goals. Manage the risk and constraints in a proactive matter to ensure the supplier implements and adheres to work around and / or recovery plans to meet on dock delivery dates and to mitigate scope and cost creep. Continually benchmark, negotiate with and select those suppliers who can meet or exceed company requirements in terms of best value for price, quality, and delivery. Ensure invoice discrepancies are corrected accurately and in a timely manner. Provide oral and written reports and correspondence as required, both internally and externally. Entry to PIPE, SAP platforms and run reports for management review.

ATM Project (Imperial Oil / Syncrude - Oil Sands)         $800m Supply Chain Lead      Nov 2011- Aug 2012 

Responsible for the development of Logistics Plan to Oil Sands, execution models, RACI charts in advance for the Project. Monitoring of KPI’s and performance levels. Tweak the Plan as the project / schedule progresses. Consult / revise the Logistics Plan to incorporate the Freight forwarder, multiple contractors’ requirements at site. Focus on the delivery of goods procured by the project, in accordance with project schedule requirements, Purchase order terms & conditions / incoterms. Obtain storage and preservation care, lifting points, Centre of gravity, labeling, markings of tag #’s are in conformance with the requirement besides shipping paperwork’s prior to collection of shipment. Monitor the validity of PoA with the Customs Broker, work with freight forwarders, brokers in multiple countries to ensure smooth and swift flow of goods. Establish guidelines on the requirements of the shipping paperwork’s to detail the values, description, Harmonized code, packing details are clearly mentioned to avoid any delays at border / customs. Monitor resolution of over short or damage reports. Align Free Issued equipment delivery in sequence to the schedule of the Electrical House / Pump House / High Voltage Control Building schedule. Prepare shipment authorization and track shipments. Witness shipment transfers if involved with other Engineering Houses. Facilitates and/or assists in the resolve of any equipment and material deficiencies at point of receipt, through the OS&D and NCR reports generated by the jobsite Receiving/Material Coordinator. Plan ahead for the movement of hazardous products, development of scope of work, guidelines for logistics aspects and tweak the guidelines as progress through various live events and changes in the market as well as regulatory requirements.

Achievements: Introduced several Formats / Templates, restructured the Expediting / Logistics process, Developed focus on Risk assessment and impacts for equipments. Tangible measures to hold accountable for on-time delivery.

Apr 2008 - Jun 2011

Procurement Manager

Halliburton

Supervise, train and administer Procurement Dept. personnel (8 people) in the Directional Drilling, Fracking division. Spends the majority of time achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff who report to me, through the performance of the following managerial functions with a very high degree of autonomy: - Assumes accountability for decisions made by subordinates, Manages employee performance (for example, guides, coaches and disciplines staff). Development of IDP / Succession planning. Manage 300M inventory annually inbound to meet production, spares requirements based on input / output model. Supply / Demand Analysis and Expedite / hold off shipments to ensure ON TIME delivery, Monitor GR/IR issues. Negotiation of pricing, delivery and quality – Vendor performance and monthly expediting reviews. Development, Negotiation and monitoring of contracts. Monitor and update the vendor performance reviews and continuously ensure SAP is in sync with Supplier database to avoid any anomalies on high lead time machined parts.  Manages lease and hire contract arrangements with external suppliers where necessary. Engaged in Safety programme- BBP, STOP and TALK exercises, Roll up the sleeves and go to the warehouse to see the process and observe safety concerns to make appropriate changes to streamline the Receiving functions. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment that expects the highest level of customer service and ethical business behaviors. Continuously monitor and mitigate Non productive Times on Production demands with Planners / Manufacturing schedulers. Supervise and continuously work with Suppliers for top notch quality products and reduction of lead-times / safety stock, process examination. Develop and prepare alternate low cost countries / international sourcing for Eastern Hemisphere Manufacturing developments. React to lean manufacture by keeping sufficient stock. Maintain contractor insurance and safety agreement files.

Achievements:

Introduced multi-sourcing to avoid single source situation that can jeopardize business. Stringent measures to avoid deviations/ substitutions with greater focus on Quality.

Feb 2007 - Apr 2008

Logistics Manager

Halliburton

Orchestrate all logistics related activities to achieve optimum efficiency and economy of operations, while maximizing profits. Regional & International Shipping of Oilfield service equipments from the manufacturing plant. Define, develop logistics strategy within the Halliburton policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of logistics operations, Cost control & effective inventory management. Preparation and verification of Export / Import Documentation for various countries (52 countries) in compliance with Export regulations. Negotiation of freight rates, reconciliation of invoice statements from Freight Forwarders / Crater. Monitor and update the Freight Status, preparation and submission of NAFTA Certification, DGR. Supervision and administering the logistics operations related to contingency planning, expediting. Own the Logistics Practice Manual review and update process for the area of responsibility. Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley logistics issues are precluded from global logistics operations Coordination and consultation with Compliance Department.

Achievements: Introduced Spot quoting to leverage better rates available in market place. Lead-time reduction, better pricing strategy based on economies of scale.

Apr 2001 - Jan 2007

Procurement & Logistics Controller

FLAG Telecom UK Ltd.,

Projects:

FLAG Europe Asia – Maintenance and sustaining project on 28,000 kilometer-long optical fiber (10Gbit/s) mostly-submarine communications cable that connects the United Kingdom to Japan carrying over 120000 voice channels put to operational in 2001.

FLAG Atlantic-1 - Maintenance and sustaining project fibre optic cable connecting USA, UK and France put to operational in 2001.

FLAG Alcatel-Lucent Optical Network (FALCON) – Materials management and execution of supply chain services to the cable service connecting India and various Gulf countries put to operational in 2006.

International purchasing from major suppliers like Alcatel, Cisco, Juniper, ADC, Tycom Generation of Export/Import Documentation for 34 countries, expediting, Inventory Report production. Follow-up with temporary shipments, Export/Import and Third-party movements of spares throughout Middle East, Europe, US, Asian & some African markets. Negotiation of freight rates and reconciliation of invoice statements from Shipping Companies. Warehousing – Manage an inventory of US$ 182m Telecom spares. Administer and monitor movements of sub-sea heavy equipment – Cables, Repeaters – from worldwide Cable Depots.

Jun 1998 - Mar 2001

Procurement & Shipping Coordinator

Sara Trident LLC

Purchasing, forecasting and stock status review of FMCG - Personal care & Pharmaceutical products, Medical equipments. Import Documentation, Stores Management, Handling IMCO /3. 2 Class products, effective shipping cost including project budgetary review. Co-ordination with 3PL, L/C, TT, B/L, AWB, CoC, COO for cost effective and proper documentation. Liaising with Government Departments including Ministry of Health, Customs, Port Authority Provide high level advice to Materials Management Team on best practice of merchandising, transportation and fleet management. Plan and develop daily transportation for other emirates distribution for value added services.

Education

Education
Jun 1996 - May 1998

Master of Foreign Trade

VLBJCAS

Masters in International Business          Certificate Number : 9631N0049

Jun 1992 - May 1995

Bachelors in Physics

S S College

Physics Degree        Certificate Number : 38313/A'95

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2015 - Present

Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power (Certificate)

Macquaire Graduate School of Management, Australia

Certificate course on Leadership (ongoing)

Feb 2015 - Present

Strategic Management (Certificate)

Open Training Institute, Australia

Certificate course in Strategic Management (ongoing)

Sep 2012 - Present

Contract Claim Prevention Workshop 2012

WorleyParsons

WorleyParsons Contracts Training Program

Mar 2012 - Present

Managing Project Procurement

WorleyParsons

WorleyParsons Project Management Training Program

Apr 2013 - Present

Prime Contractor Course

Alberta Construction Safety Association

Certificate Number : 11323242

Sep 2011 - Present

Certified Expeditor (CE)

Expediting Management Association Inc.,

Certificate Number : 766

Mar 2015 - Present

Mining Engineering (Certificate)

The University of NewCastle, Australia

Certificate couse in Mining Engineering (ongoing)

Aug 2006 - Present

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Online Course

Eduwhere (www.eduwhere.com)

Department of Transport - Hazardous Materials Transportation Course

Aug 2009 - Present

Certified Purchasing Professional

American Purchasing Society

Certificate Number : 104461P

Jul 2009 - Present

Certified Professional Manager (P.Mgr)

Canadian Institute of Management

Certificate Number : 4561

Aug 2009 - Present

Certified in International Transportation & Logistics

International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute

Certificate Number : CITL 29080101

Dec 1997 - Present

Diploma in Shipping (DSM)

National Institute of Shipping Management

Certificate Number : 8101

Jun 2007 - Present

Operational Logistical Support

United Nations Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR)

Enrolment Number : 22611

Jul 2009 - Present

Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML)

SOLE - The International Society of Logistics

In recognition of demonstrated knowledge and competence in the field of logistics.

Dec 2008 - Present

Logistical Support to UN Peacekeeping Operations

United Nations Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR)

Enrolment Number : 22611

Mar 2013 - Present

Roadway Worker Safety : In the Zone

Construction Safety Association of Manitoba

Construction Safety Course

Sep 2013 - Present

Envirowise Waste Awareness Course

WRAP United Kingdom

Course on Waste Management

Memberships

Memberships:

Member : SOLE – International Society of Logistics, USA

Member : Canadian Institute of Management, Canada

Member : Expediting Management Association, Canada

Member : American Purchasing Society, USA

Member : Project Management Institute, USA

Member : Certificate in Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), UK

References

References

Walter Brusi - Senior Supply Chain Manager - Enbridge Pipelines Inc.,

Manager at Enbridge Pipelines Inc.,

Contact: 1 587 873 2560

Email: Wbrusi@shaw.ca

Mike Eadie - Regional Supply Chain Manager - Weatherford Middle East

Manager at FLAG Telecom UK Ltd.,

Contact: 97150 655 8127

Email: Michael.Eadie@me.weatherford.com