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Rajiv Raikar, Managing Partner - Bengaluru

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Mechanical Engineer with Post Graduation in Materials & Financial Management and over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations, Project, Maintenance & Supply Chain Management. Certified Energy Auditor by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India.

At VCS, he heads South India consulting operations along with taking care of Energy Audits for our clients along with heading IE projects.

Have worked with various organisations pan India. Last job as Head-Engineering at Sanand, Ahmadabad. Worked with various organisations, heading Manufacturing Operations. Track record of improving plant, equipment efficiency & availability, Operation & Maintenance cost reduction, process & equipment automation/modification & energy conservation.

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Mechanical Engineer with Post Graduation in Materials & Financial Management and over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations, Project, Maintenance & Supply Chain Management. Certified Energy Auditor by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India. Excellent team management skills having handled over 200 members in the team in manufacturing operations. Able to maintain motivated & performing teams, build team cohesion and inspire team members to strive towards ever-higher levels of achievements. Implementation knowledge of TPM, 6-Sigma, Kaizen, 5S & other manufacturing related management techniques/tools.

Track record of improving plant, equipment efficiency & availability, Operation & Maintenance cost reduction, process & equipment automation/modification & energy conservation. Excellent team management skills having handled over 200 members in the team in manufacturing operations. Able to maintain motivated & performing teams, build team cohesion and inspire team members to strive towards ever-higher levels of achievements. Implementation knowledge of TPM, 6-Sigma, Kaizen, 5S & other manufacturing related management techniques/tools.

AREA OF CORE COMPETANCE

  • Production/ Operations (Steel, Glass, Pharmaceutical & Plastics Industry) 
  • Planning & executing production operations with focus on cost control, enhancing efficiency, optimising resource utilisation & reducing wastage.
  • Material procurement & WIP planning, ensuring optimum inventory level and ready availability of material to meet the production demand.
  • Managing workforce for achieving periodic production targets as per defined quality levels.
  • Ensuring Statutory Compliance- Labour, Pollution & D.G. Sets, Electrical & Factory acts/laws.
  • Implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 systems.
  • New product development.

He has a vast industrial experiance and has worked in the following domain

  • Plant/ Facility Maintenance (Mechanical & Electrical- Steel, Glass, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Plastics & ITES Industry) 
  • Supply Chain (Steel, Glass, Pharmaceutical, Plastics & IT Hardware Industry) 
  • Project Management (FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Steel, Plastics & ITES Industry)
  • Process Improvement-VA/ VE
  • Team Management

He has worked in the following Organization

  • Parixit Industries Limited, Sanand Ahmadabad
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Graham Firth Steel Products (I) Ltd 
  • Atco Industries Ltd             
  • Associated Capsules Ltd
  • Borosil Glass Works Ltd
  • Naik Environmental Engrs Pvt Ltd
  • Lakme Ltd.
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