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2006Present

Manager

General Motors

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the capacity planning and scheduling activities for Body-In white, Design, General Assembly, and Parts Fabrication operations. Improve production throughput by teaching and implementing Lean principles.

Challenge:

» Forecast future workload accurately, and make it a globally common system. Reduce lead time for Body shop and General Assembly production

Main Strategy:

» Create a workload forecasting database to track $86 million of existing & future projects in USA. Lead global teams (in Korea, China, Europe, Brazil, Australia, Mexico & Canada) to ensure the model is common and applies to each region. Led a cross functional team to reduce production lead times

Result:

» Using Lean Manufacturing principles, reduced lead times by 21% and 38% in 2009

» Workload model is used to track projects, and predict manpower requirements in all GM Pre-Production Operations around the globe. Saved $18 million in excess manpower at the US operations alone.

» Senior management uses the workload model to manage the business with hourly manpower reductions of over 49% in two years

20042006

Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:

Supervised daily production for the medium duty commercial trucks - General Assembly, Body shop and Paint shop on first and second shifts. Responsible for safety, quality and compliance of manufacturing processes and operations

Challenge:

» Reduce costs in General Assembly department by $600,000.

Solution:

» Reduce Non-Scheduled Overtime by 10% and Scrap produced by 15% in a year by using Six Sigma methodology and eliminating the bottleneck operations. Resulted in a overall savings of $1.3 Million

20022004

Supervisor, General Assembly Installation & Layouts

Supervised GM salaried engineers and numerous off-site contract installers and designers for Lordstown Assembly, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly plants, and Pickup Truck programs

Highlights:

» Completed the $10+ million Lordstown installation during December 2003 with Zero Safety incidents

» Successfully managed a budget of over $15 million per year, with a team of engineers & designers

19982002

Supervisor, Virtual Factory Group

Key Responsibilities:

Develop GM’s capability to model new equipment installation in 3D with real math data

Major Accomplishments:

» Led groups in North America and GM Europe, on the Virtual Factory Project (as the single voice from USA) to gather user requirements, evaluate virtual factory & laser scanning software, and provide feedback to software companies

» Collaborated with Engineers from various departments to develop the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software - TeamCenter Manufacturing, within GM

» Implemented a standard process for customers to request plant layouts, check on its status, and review live 3D models using the website

» Worked to assure common solution of Math tools between GM North America, Europe & Latin America

» Involved in the Discrete Event Simulation and Virtual Factory Integration

19951998

Lead Engineer

Classic Design

» Supported a GM-Suzuki venture in Canada, designing throughput simulations models to determine floor space, buffer sizes, and number of stations required for a plant body shop.

» Created and validated process simulation models in AutoMOD software for automotive and non-automotive clients. Improved manufacturing processes utilizing knowledge of design, tooling, production capabilities, and quality control standards

»  Created process simulation models in AutoMOD for Chrysler, Magna, and Corning.

19911992

Sales Engineer

Greaves Cotton Limited

» Created and executed high-impact promotional materials within strict budget constraints. Acquired new business by strategically networking and maintaining strong partnerships. »  Led successful product negotiations with buyers in diverse industries to implement items in stores, raising consumer awareness and significantly growing profit margins.

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1998Present

Professional Training

GM

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The key to my inner pleasure is to make an individual contribution, leave a legacy signature on my work, rather than strive for a paycheck

Summary

I am a Manager who’s driven by curiosity about how diverse teams work effectively to exceed goals.At General Motors, I lead an Engineering team to deliver 100% of the Prototype build schedules on time, plan a budget of over $89 Million/year, and manpower requirements for over 650 UAW employees.I‘m equally at home using Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing for improving production throughput. I believe strongly in Continuous Improvement -- and am passionate about standardized processes