CAPT N RAMESH
Tel. (Res) 080-26590471 Mobile: 09894633776 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Objective: Senior to top level positions in Strategy Planning, Procurement, Vendor Management, Supply
Chain Management with leading organisations in the Automobile, Heavy Machinery sectors and other Capital
A seasoned professional with 30 years of rich experience covering diverse area including Strategy Planning,
Procurement, Vendor Management, Supply Chain Management, Six Sigma and Administration with well-
known organisations. Currently designated as Platform Purchasing Manager - Indirect Materials (INDIA) with
Caterpillar India Private Limited – Power Systems Division at Hosur. Expertise in steering the procurement of a
wide range of products; with skills in Global Sourcing, Vendor Management and Technocommercial Functions.
A Six Sigma Black Belt with rich experience in Strategic Sourcing Methodology and the execution of Green Belt
and Black Belt Projects. Well versed with QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949 as well as Class A Certification. Successful in
building relations with Vendors & Service Providers; resolving critical problem areas and delivering on
customer commitments. An enterprising leader with strong analytical, planning & organisational skills.
Presently handle all India facilities (Office Set Up and Manufacturing Set Up both inclusive) with 1000+ active
suppliers in Indirect Materials Functions (Site Services ; Operations and Capitals). Spend Value for 2010 is over
Areas of Expertise
Interfacing with Heads of Internal Departments for assessing annual requirement of material in line with
core organisational objectives.
Establishing Procurement targets; developing operational budgets and ensuring adherence to the same.
Devising and implementing policies & procedures to enable smooth functioning of operations.
Work towards achieving Critical Success Factors as derived by the Management with a vision 2010. 2020
Working rigorously towards implementation of Global common processes for Indirect Materials
procurement functions as per set processes and procedures.
Has Mastery in Purchasing functions of Indirect Materials and Services for more than 20 years.
Ascertaining Material Requirement for Operations & Projects; identifying and developing a reliable Vendor
base in India & overseas for procurement of the same.
Communicating technical specifications, negotiating and finalising Contracts with Vendors.
Monitoring Vendor performance to ensure cost effective supply of quality material(QCLDM approach)
Undertaking Localisation & Import Substitution as part of cost reduction and self-sufficiency initiatives (
through 6 Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt lead Projects )
Supply Chain Management
Devising and implementing Logistic networks to ensure seamless movement of Material; ensuring
adherence to Documentation and Internal Norms.
Managing Warehouse Operations and ensuring optimum inventory levels to achieve maximum cost
savings with minimum holding of stock. Arranging infrastructure for smooth flow of operations ( Lean
functions like 5-S , Kaizen, Kan Ban etc ).
Interfacing with transporters for selection of vehicles and conducting negotiations for finalizing freight
rates so as to optimize transportation costs and ensure minimum damage during transit.
Working for implementation of 3 PL in India facilities
Determining the feasibility and manageability of projects under consideration.
Assessing issues, problems and opportunities visible inside the company as well as identifying which
process improvements are beneficial to the business, customers and employees.
Executing Black Belt projects and mentoring Green Belt projects till completion.
Training and guiding teams towards identifying factors critical to quality, reducing process variation,
improving capabilities & increasing stability to support Six Sigma goals.
Completed 14 * 6SSS projects on Indirect Categories such as MRO , WELD WIRE, OFFICE
SUPPLIES/FURNITURES, PACKAGING AT APD LEVEL
Also , participating in 6 Sigma BB lead projects in various other CAT India facilities as SME, Process Owner
etc for successful completion.
Carrying out 4 X 6 SSS ‘Lite’ projects for India facilities to enhance the Source Plan / Compliance objectives
/ Goals of the GP-Indirect Management. Has achieved a Source Plan Spend of 60% + as on date and Source
Plan Compliance of over 98%.
Since Sep’89 at Hindustan Powerplus Ltd. (Caterpillar India Operations), Hosur as 6 Sigma Black Belt as
Purchasing Team Leader.
Joined as Purchase Engineer ; received various promotions and rose to 6 Sigma Black Belt ( Purchasing Team
Leader in July 2003.
Currently spearheading GP India Indirect Team of 10 personnel.
Managing annual Procurement worth 24 M USD (2008 Spend) through a network of 650 + local / Global
Vendors amongst seven CAT multiple facilities in India.
Procurement Incharge for Direct Material like Fasteners, Fittings, Springs, Washers in 1996 to 2000.
Initiated APQP-PPAP methodology at Supplier premises in Localisation / Outsourcing Projects.
Effectively resolved several Supplier related issues involving higher levels of management.
Achieved success in Imports Cost reduction / Lean / Warranty reduction / Process Improvement /
Localization / Outsourcing / Direct Sourcing Projects as Project Leader.
Six Sigma Project Leader as Black Belt in 17 Projects. Chief contributions include:
Organiser for Dept level Training on Effective Time Management, Green Belt Training,
Communication, Idea Generation Workshops, DMCR Reporting etc.
Lead Green Belt in many Projects geared towards achieving Cost Reduction / Process Improvement in
Have successfully led Six Sigma Strategic Sourcing Projects at Business Unit / Inter Facilities level in
India and at APD level with Multiple Facilities (Asia Pacific Division – India, China, Indonesia and
Japan). Category – Molded Rubber / Indirect Materials
Achieved value proposition of over USD 800,000 in 2005 (spill over for 2006 will be additional
600,000 USD) from 8 projects.
Achieved $ 130,000 in 2007 Level 1
Achieved $ 450,000 Level and > 2M USD in 2008
Achieved Support Global Indirect Team on Spend Reduction of Target 2B USD in the Recession
period of 2009
Achieved a Level 1 Cost Reduction of 750,000 USD in 2010 till date.
Developed Common Goal Metrics to be mutually agreed upon with the respective Business Units.
Conducted at least 10 QCLDM Audits at Key Supplier Locations to assess Supplier Capacity and
Participated in Global Purchasing Indirect Materials Leadership Meet on two occasions at US ( 2008
and 2010 ) for evolving Strategy for 2011 onwards.
A Key support member for India implementation for My Supply Cabinet to be in place in mid 2011
Achieved success in different projects with the highest level of interaction with authorities in USA and
Japan (Lean and Cost Reduction).
Executing Six Sigma projects for Cost Reduction and Process Improvement in different areas. Have
conducted Six Sigma Training as a Mentor in DMAIC / DMEDI Processes / Lite processes(continuing)
Ensuring the achievement of Smart Goals for Effective Communication, Change Management Principles at
Department / Inter Facility levels.
Achievement of Smart Goals for effective improvement in JRCs .
Certified 6 Sigma Green Belt , Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt. Several job related on line courses attended
and successfully passed. Recognitions / Appreciation Letters in Company level functions, Three times first
prize winner award offered by MD in social get together like Halloween parties , Sports award for Volley
Ball etc at Company level competitions. Safety competition award .
Worked as a team lead in charge of reception / communication team for organising All India suppliers’
meet involving more than 100 top suppliers.
Participated in GP-I Leadership Meet at PEORIA,US in July’08 to work towards GP-I Business
Transformation project to bring in significant and successful changes in GP-I organisation in India.
Working towards implementation of MSC ( My Supply Cabinet ) for GP-I area in India facilities in
coordination with GP-I Management , IBM and Deployment Team.
Have been supporting CPS process - - reporting of Dept achievements in PQVC model of CPS.
Striving hard continuously to build an effective GP-I Organization in India facilities to meet the Objectives
Have vast exposure to various types of Contracts for Manufacturing / Office set up facilities of CAI-India.
Have taken part in hundreds of CAPITAL procurement activities of GP through successful implementation
in all India facilities year or year right from 1989 - Field Installations, Machineries, Equipment, Lab Testing
Equipment, Buildings ( production , warehouses ) etc.
Have completed 8 6SSS Lite projects as part of S M A R T Goal during 2008 achieving Spend reduction of
more than 600,000 USD in 2008.
Jan’87-Sep’89 at Bifora Watch Company Ltd., Bangalore as Sr. Engineer - Materials
Oversaw Procurement functions for Capital Goods / Production / Maintenance / Office supplies; Warehouse
Management, Logistics with a team of 30 + personnel.
Established a Central Warehouse System; Transportation System and Procedure for Operation and
Maintenance of Company vehicles under centralised control.
Transportation Incharge for all staff vehicles used for employees as well as dispatch of Goods.
Set up a Purchasing Process for procurement through effective utilisation of resources.
Introduced Mobile Storage – a foolproof storage system for Finished Goods storage and dispatches.
Nominated by Management for Gold Procurement with the approval by RBI, Mumbai for conversion into
Gold Plating purposes.
Showed distinct success in Supplier Nomination and Supplier Reduction Processes while establishing a
Department procedure for strict compliance.
Bifora Cricket Team Captain to win many tournaments, in charge of company level annual sports meet
involving 600 + personnel.
Commenced career with the Indian Army from Aug’80-Sep’86 as a Short Service Commissioned Officer.
Served Army Engineers as a Short Service Commissioned Officer for 6+ years
Platoon Commander comprising of 50 people in an Engineering Unit
Officiating Company Commander of different Companies with strength of 250 people in an Engineer
Mechanical Transport Officer for as many as 180 Plant & Vehicles of the Regiment.
Regimental Canteen Stores Department In-charge
Regimental Officers Mess In-charge
Field Engineer / Intelligence Officer of the Regiment
Adjutant of the Regiment (Administrative Officer) having 1000 men.
Have worked in field areas as troop commander for training troops / excercises etc in various
Presiding Officer for various Regiment level and Brigade level operations / audits
Have taken part in various Games & other activities at cadet / staff / troops / Services Corps levels.
Train Adjutant when Regiment moved from Jodhpur to Chandimandir in a dedicated Train to the new
location on permanent transfer with total accountability for Logistics / Safety / Security arrangements
of Men and Materials.
Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from Indian Institute of Materials Management, Bangalore
in 1991. Secured 65% marks.
B.Tech (Mechanical) from GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, UP in 1980. Secured
Six Sigma certified Black Belt from CAT University. Qualified as DMAIC, DMEDI, LEAN, CPI, Six Sigma Strategic
Souring Black Belt.
On Line Training through Learning Management Systems on various Management topics like Data, Security,
Records Mgmt, Insider Trading, Communication, Fraud Detection, Conflict Management, Safety, Code of
Conduct, CPS, GP-Work Transformation Modules etc.
Well versed with MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word. Hands on knowledge of
working on SAP-CBS environment.
Date of Birth: 7 April 1958
Address: 202, Aishwarya, Enclave, 15 Main, JP Nagar, 5 Phase, Bangalore – 560078,