- Valsad Gujarat
To explore challenging assignments and Lead the Value Chain Operations in a dynamic international professional environment as yours where my extensive experience, expertise & skills in ERP, Logistics and entire gamut of supply chain operations will add value towards the growth and success of the organization attaining an industry dominant position in quality and price competitiveness
Award Winning Senior Supply Chain Professional offering 17+ years of experience accompanied by key accomplishments with an exemplary record for surpassing target goals, result oriented with a strong performance, cost management and bottom line orientation, maximising corporate capital efficiency with advanced expertise in Projects and Materials management. Sound experience working on ERP systems and Processes - JD Edwards/SAP, PC skills with spreadsheets and database applications backed with an Engineering & Management Degree.
Hands -0n and leadership experience across a range of logistics functions including production & material planning, inventory planning & management, forecasting, transportation & distribution with a diverse group of companies.
An organiser and forward planner who relishes challenges and demonstrates adaptability and versatility within fluid, ever-changing and demanding situations.
Result - Oriented
Proven track record utilizing a fact base process oriented approach towards reaching aggressive goals in support of cost, profit, service and organizational objectives.
Sourcing Management & Execution - Global Sourcing ,Strategic Sourcing/E procurement/ Procurement - (Imports & Local for Direct & Indirect Spend), Contract Manufacturing, Material Planning, Warehousing, Logistics & Distribution, Vendor Management- Stores/ Inventory Management VA/ VE/- Commercial Operations, SAP, JD Edwards Super User Relationship Building....Chemicals Commodity Expertise ...
ü Distinction of reducing the cost of materials by 20 % in record time of six months by eliminating several off line systems that was redundant to ERP system.
ü Cleaned up corrupted database. Reset costs over 15,000 purchased items, setting new accurate standard costs.
ü Procurement of all material required from vendors. Reduced inbound freight costs by 40%. Negotiated long distance carrier contract.
ü Played a Stellar role in converting Internal customer forecasts and orders into a delivered product aimed to deliver all customer orders in full, every time (OTIF).
ü Instrumental for planned and programmed execution of operations from Line Operations Management, warehousing, Stores and Inventory Planning at Factories to Supply Planning, Sourcing and Supplier Management at APAC Regions.
ü Successfully managed smooth flow of material as per sales forecast despite facing big price hikes in the cost of raw materials, packaging and utilities.
ü Collaboratively worked with QC, Technical Service Dept, and Production & Marketing to build an integrated cross functional project team to deliver targeted results.
ü Created Cycle Count Program; conducted inventory reconciliation training for stockroom personnel, resulting in an accuracy rate jump from 54% to 98 % in 6 months.
ü Merit of bringing down the SCM into a streamlined, disciplined and efficient functioning mode of operandi by self training in SAP to Supply Chain Executives.
ü Played a stellar role in outsourcing the manufacturing operation function to 3rd party logistics for reducing the cost of operations and streamlining the whole operation.
CORE COMPETENCY PROFICIENCY MATRIX
Global Sourcing / Procurement
ü Overseen all aspects of global supply chain, Managing the overall procurement of all equipments, consumables, raw materials as well as other project requirements etc by devising various sourcing strategies implementing good GMP and regulatory awareness.
ü Overseen the purchasing for product required based on planned demand from Supply Chain Planning module or input from marketing for new product launch or tests
ü Worked with product development to integrate new supplier or brand launches as well as regulatory upgrades to existing packaging or formulations
ü Budgeting and planning the funds for procurement and sourcing of materials ensuring optimum utilization of materials & maximum cost savings.
ü Identifying the alternate sources in case of critical components to reduce the cost & meet schedule as per the MRP (Material Resource Planning)
ü Reviewed and enhance forecasting processes and tools for use with Oracle Global Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) module
ü Integrated monthly brand level marketing forecasts for domestic and international markets with ASCP process
ü Overseen management of parameters and settings for ASCP module to optimize safety stock and lead time values for all domestic and international markets
ü Tracked forecast accuracy and consumption versus forecast for all markets
ü Monitor the KPIs and metrics associated with final shipments to customers to prevent/ reduce out of stock situations, watch for trends impacting forecasting needs or marketing changes impacting forecasting requirements.
ü Steering strategic sourcing through identification of cost effective vendors/suppliers for procurement with an aim of reducing cost while improving quality & reliability.
ü Assessing performance of the vendors based on various criterions such as percentage for rejections, quality improvement rate, timely delivery, credit terms etc.
ü Carrying out vendor localization/ indigenization for curtailing costs of materials as well as negotiating the terms of credit with vendors as well as the cost of material required.
Stores/ Inventory Management
ü Planning physical layout of stores/ warehouse for storage of materials, spare parts & consumables and ensuring smooth accounting, issue of material to production & project sites.
ü Managing stores operations ensuring optimum inventory levels to achieve maximum cost savings without hampering the production process.
ü Streamlining the system and procedures for effective inventory control for ensuring ready availability of materials to meet the production targets.
VA/ VE/ Quality
ü Effectuating cost saving initiatives by eliminating/ substituting process use of alternate material for optimizing drawing specification.
ü Implementing quality improvement programs for enhancing performance and ensuring compliance with quality control standards for improvement in quality.
ü Ensuring compliance to regulation as per EHTP/STP/EOU schemes & and handling customs clearance at the customer premises to take care of customs clearance & following customs compliance activities.
ü Liaising with suppliers/transporters, for ensuring smooth operations, systems and procedures for distribution and logistics.
ü Champion for the CPP Plant at Sabero Organics Gujarat Limited - TPM.
ü Major Contribution in Successful Implementation of SAP (MM Module) at Sabero Organics Gujarat Limited
ü Major Contribution in Successful Implementation of AVLON ERP for the MM Module at United Phosphorous Limited
ü Awarded Exceptional Performance Reward 1999 with an Indian MNC.
ü Awarded Certificate Of Appreciation for Highest Percentage Marks in Materials Management.
ü Welingkar Topper