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Karthik Selvaraj

Karthik Selvaraj

Regional Industrial Engineering Manager - South Asia


Regional Industrial Engineering Manager - South Asia at Coats



Regional Industrial Engineering Manager - South Asia

Responsible to drive the Industrial Engineering function and Lean Six Sigma based Continuous Improvement methodology in the South Asia Region comprising factories in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Career medium 02
Career medium 02


Manager, Industrial Engineering

Responsible for delivering best practices in manufacturing resulting in improved productivity and efficiency. Identify areas for improvement using lean manufacturing principles and deliver world class performance. Lead teams in using the DMAIC methodology for problem solving and defect reduction projects.



Corporate Industrial Engineer

* Supply Chain Planning Improvements - Recommended weekly build quantities and Finished Goods Inventory levels to be maintained at the JIT hubs for high volume programs built at the focus factories based on a Statistical Supply Chain Model
* Lean Manufacturing principles - Implemented a Pull Production system for the Monitors (InSpectra StOs Tissue Oxygenation - medical device) assembly process
* Value Stream Mapping - Developed a value stream map of the BioMeasurement Supply Chain to help identify opportunities for improvement
* Capacity Modeling - Developed short and long term capacity models for the BioMeasurement Division including staffing and automation requirements
* Sales & Operations Planning - Coordinated monthly S&OP process with Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Inventory and obtain management approval for the Inventory Strategy
* Plant layout optimization - Modified the manufacturing assembly layout for accommodating next generation versions of the Monitor and optimized usage of available floor space
* Configuration Management Process Flow - Documented the existing Configuration Management (Document control & change management) process flows and brainstormed ideas for improvement as part of the CM Improvement team
* Cost Benefit Analysis - Led a Logistics team and presented Cost Benefit analysis results of increasing the shipping frequencies to a particular international customer lane

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

Estee Lauder

Industrial Engineer

* Presented Cost Savings including labor and material using Value Analysis
* Implemented Productivity Improvements yielding annual savings of about 7% of the Earned Hour Plan
* Conducted Training sessions on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) for Production Supervisors
* Production floor reviews - Generated daily/weekly/monthly reports on production floor performance (Direct Labor Utilization) and worked with Production Supervisors to improve the same
* Product feasibility studies - Completed feasibility studies for new products that assisted Marketing in decision making
* Identification of Capacity constraints - Presented detailed site capacity constraints and recommended solutions to management every quarter



Industrial Engineering Intern

•Developed a procedure for the monthly departmental audit/cycle count of inventory and prepared necessary documentation
•Developed value stream mapping for different channels to eliminate non-value added activities

Career medium 03

Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

Master Black Belt, Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma Academy (Malaysia)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma

MSME - a Govt. of India Organization

Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma

The University of Texas at Arlington

MS, Industrial Engineering

University of Madras

B.E, Mechanical Engineering

Vana Vani

High School, Sciences