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Arun Kumar.G

Production Planning Control & Procurement

Objective

Intend to build a career with leading corporate of hi-tech environment with committed & dedicated people, which will help me to explore myself fully and realize my potential. Willing to work as, a key player in a challenging and creative environment.

Work Experience

Over 9 Years of Experience in Production & Material Planning, Procurement & Process Improvement.

Work History

Jun 2017Present

Senior Engineer- Material Planning & Procurement

Flextronics (P) Ltd- Flex provider of designs, manufacturing, and supply chain services & packaged consumer electronics and industrial products for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) service.
  • Planning Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for demand uploading & MRP execution in ERP (BaaN).
    • Work with management in coordinating and planning production activities to improve run time.
    • Plan production tasks and schedules according to customer orders
    • Analyzing the Time phase data.
    • Creating Product BOM Structure, Part-list, Product specific Instructions based on Customer documents, “Release and Hold” the part-list based on the results of the design products through (BAAN & SAP).
    • Work Order Shortage Report Analyzing.
    • Inventory Ageing report generating
    • Responsible for materials availability to avoid production stoppages.
    • Daily production Plan Vs Actual review to avoid gap and to adhere weekly plan.
    • Waterfall analysis of Customer demand for forecasting.
    • Provide weekly capacity report to support new project allocation to BCU and operations.
    • Proactive monitoring of capacity issues to avoid machine overload.
    • Assist in the completion of the overall Capacity Expansion Plan.
    • Ensure data accuracy in ERP for 100% materials & capacity planning compliance.
  • Procurement Responsibilities:
    • PO creation based on the MRP and follow the supplier for the PO confirmation within 48 hours.
    • Following up suppliers in advance to get the shipment plan and required documents for timely delivery of goods
    • Coordinate conference call with critical suppliers on weekly basis.
    • Efficiently managing the inventory levels for ensuring availability of materials.
    • Expediting, push out and cancellation of open orders as per the demand.
    • Supporting logistic operations viz., Sea freights, Air freight & inland transportation up to factory warehousing.
    • Coordinating with Customs Agents for ensuring timely clearances.
Feb 2013May 2017

Coordinator - Planning and Procurement

Prolec GE, Chennai - A JV between Xignux, a major Mexican industrial group and General Electric.. Prominent player in the Indian Electrical industry for Power & Distribution transformer.
  • Preparation of MRP for Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly look-ahead Schedule as per customer contract delivery.
  • Loading plant capacity to maximum utilization of 4M’s.
  • Preparation of Quarterly sales plan based on the yearly sales budget.
  • Weekly update of job status and customer inspection to Marketing team.
  • Close monitoring with marketing team for drawing approval, upcoming orders and slot booking.
  • Regular follow up of manufacturing drawings & discussing with production team for manufacturing feasibility & constraints to meet OTD.
  • Ensure timely release of purchase order for all the materials in production planning & establishing base for production schedule.
  • Telephonic follow up and visiting supplier end for material readiness status and delivery commitment at factory.
  • Visiting supplier end to follow up of out-sourced units to meet customer commitment date.
  • Instruct, Review & Control the production schedule with production engineers / supervisors to meet the monthly targets.
  • Close monitoring of consumable stock items & effective utilization of non-moving stock materials for cost saving.
  • Working closely with the inventory leader for reviewing the RM, WIP & FG inventory and the actions to dilute the accumulated non-moving inventory & follow – up.
  • Responsible to handle daily shop floor review for material status, production progress & dispatch plan with supply chain, production, marketing team respectively.
  • Updating daily production output & monthly billing achievements to the top level management.
  • Handling weekly update on production review calls with CEO, Operation head and cross functional team at Mexico.
  • Regular monitoring & maintaining MIS report:                                                                
    • Production output, WIP status, Dispatches, Over dues, Promises kept, Stock out items, Drawing outputs (BOM’s & Drawings), Cycle time, Slot management & Stock diversion details. 
Aug 2010Jan 2013

Engineer- Process improvement 

  • Experienced in doing Time study and method study to improve the productivity
  • Regular monitoring of production plan, Cycle time, 5s, Inventory, sequence etc..
  • Preparing Manuals & work instructions for production operations for the unit and Maintaining MIS-Reports for facilitating decision making for the management
  • Manage the supervisors, process engineers to meet daily production activities.
  • Managed projects in scrap reduction and Supply chain.
  • Involved workers and supervisor to generate kaizen.
  • Modified the Layout design to reduce the throughput time
  • Co-ordination & negotiation with suppliers to implement new tools and machines.
  • Coordination with PPC, Quality, Safety & Commercial to ensure timely delivery of good quality products in safe work environment.
  • Expertise to improve productivity at vendor end.
  • Weekly review meeting with cross functional team.
May 2008Aug 2010

Engineer- Production

Schwing Stetter, Chennai - Head quarter located in German. It is the world's pioneering manufacturer of concrete construction equipment's. It is an ISO 9000, 14001, 18001 & SIX-SIGMA certified company.
  • Lead regular stand-up meetings and continuous improvement projects with measurable goals.
  • Reporting to the Production Manager on a regular basis.
  • Monitoring production schedules.
  • Co-ordinate with sourcing team to ensure material on time.
  • Storing raw materials in good condition before entering production.
  • Setting quality control standards for the manufacturing process.
  • Ensure continue operation by availing Man, Material, Method & Machine on time
  • Manipulating skills & performance of work force & provide training.
  • Monitoring lead times for each stage of the production process.
  • Listening to employees suggestions on how to improve the production process.
  • Making recommendations for process improvements.
  • Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times.

Education

May 2003Nov 2007

Bachelor of Engineering 

Pannimalar Engineering College, chennai

Electronics and Communication 

Apr 2002Mar 2003

Computer Science 

SMJV Mat. Hr. Sec School, chennai
Apr 2000Mar 2001

SSLC

Sri Krishnaswamy Mat. Hr. Sec School, chennai

Skills

Leadership skills

Experienced in Training & Development, Internal audit, Daily material review meeting & dispatches, Handled projects using PDCA & DMAIC methodology, Material Procurement.

Analytical skills

Strong analytical skills for forecasting Quarterly Sales Plan and Monthly Productivity.

Inventory control

Specialization in all inventory related transactions - receipts, storage, issues, WIP , right up to the dispatch of finished goods.

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

TPM, 5'S, Kaizen, SOP, Kan-ban, VSM, Poka yoke, Line & Batch production, 5W's&1H Roots cause Analysis, Time & Motion study, Shikumi.

Technical Skills

Good experience in MS Project, Office,  ERP- BAAN, Programming Language- C, VB.Net

Certifications

Aug 2014Aug 2014

ISO 9001:2008 Internal Audit 

TUV NORD, Chennai
Sep 2012Sep 2012

Six Sigma Green Belt 

AU-TVS, Chennai
Jul 2011Jun 2013

Project Management 

Prolec GE, Mexico 
Feb 2012Jul 2012

Leadership management,Conflict management, Negotiation Technique

Harvard Business School sales techniques by NEWAYS (Mexico)


Feb 2012Jul 2012

Finance for non finance background

ITESM (Mexico)

Projects- Implementing Continuous flow system

  • Get trained in TPS concepts necessary for implementing Continuous flow system
  • Defined the Project True north for Business needs- 20% reduction in Cycle time and WIP
  • Approached the project with PDCA methodology
  • Identifying and determining the area to implement continuous flow
  • Defined the appropriate indicators to monitor the continuous flow on weekly basis
  •  Utilized Lean Management tools like Shikume, Time study, Motion study, 5's, Kaizens, Kan Bans, 7 type of wastes and 4M's 
  • Re-designed the layout to deliver the job in less cycle time without Non-Value added wastes.  
  • Defined the Workstation sequence and Tools required in each station
  • Documented Standard Work Procedure for each stations

Projects- Develop the NPI commercialization process

  • Approached the project with DMAC methodology
  • Measured the channels used to Commercialize the product and Level of communication details 
  • Bench mark the commercialization technique from GE
  • Established the New Commercialization Tools applicable for Prolec GE, Mexico 
  • Define & finalize the sequence of commercialization by mapping with NPI process.
  • Document & standardize the NPI commercialization process for Prolec GE, Mexico.

Projects- Standardize the stock items

  • Cost saved by reducing the excess quantity of stock items up to 20%
  • Defined minimum and maximum quantity level for 291 stock items
  • Reduction in Production waiting time & Freight cost up to 10% (approx.)
  • Implement / strengthen mechanisms that impact the business.
  • Tools utilized for Analysis- Process Mapping using shikumi, Pareto Analysis, Material Lead time, Bar chart & Pie chart.

Language 

English, Tamil & Spanish 

Reference

  • Mr. Saravanan

Sourcing Head at Prolec GE, Chennai
Contact - +91-9894911470

  • Mr. Ramesh Balasubramanian

Head HR at Seapol

Contact - +919840598306