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Position in Demand Planning / SCM APICS CSCP Candidate Scored more than 85% in Web based test of APICS CSCP MBA (Final yr ) from ICFAI University PG Diploma in Business Management ICFAI Business School 2010 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Sri Venkateswara University 1994 Scion International LLC 3 - 4 Weeks Sharjah Dubai English + Indian Holds valid UAE Driving License


Objective Analytical Power: APICS Certified Supply Chain Candidate

Involved in S&OP , demand planning , production planning , sales and distribution planning , inventory management Participated in regional Sales and Operations Planning processes in a matrix organization structure. Previous experience managing Asia-based vendors / Suppliers Expert proficient in JD Edwards ERP A keen planner & strategist with expertise in Materials & controlling the production operations as per the capacity available. Experienced in both Purchase and Planning activities with SCM exposure Proficient in Excel, Word and Power Point, Writes Blog for Excel in Linked in Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal), have demonstrated ability to manage total costs, execute, lead and implement process improvements, solid analytical skills, and the ability to work effectively within a fast-paced, team environment. Expertise in materials management including planning, sourcing, procurement and maintaining MIS. Significant experience in contributing to the formulation & execution of the units business plans. Exposure to central planning and handled capacity & supply planning, business distribution & network planning, demand planning & inventory management


Basic Functions:
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function. Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results. Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

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Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Forecast accuracy for product family mix & category mix Levels of bias in the country demand plan Gross Margin forecast accuracy Customer service levels Demand & Inventory Planning Primary responsibilities include Demand forecasting, inventory analysis
Receive FC form sales / Group Companies Generate sales forecasts by entering demand information into planning software to deliver accurate concentrate and material requirements to manufacturing, purchasing or scheduling operations; Managing the demand forecasting process in coordination with the sales, marketing and the supply chain teams Collaborate with New Products, Product Commercialization, Sales and Marketing to increase forecast accuracy; Establish performance criteria by tracking the performance of service agents, analyzing trends and benchmarking to identify areas for improved customer service Project short and long term volume estimates, using input from Sales, Production Plants, Distribution and Marketing to provide the system with accurate volumes to be used in budgeting; Challenge and validate FC based on full understanding of Scion supply capabilities and constraints Full understanding of Customers planning cycles and Supply chains , to ensure realistic demand flowing into the system Document the agreed process in SLAs. Provide support and consultancy to Sales planning teams when required Monitors Production delivery against demand plan Preparing reports to be presented in S & OP meetings Monitors and reports , slow moving stocks and leads liquidation plans with Sales team Represents commercial team targets in discussion with Supply and vice versa Leads FC accuracy enhancement project Identify , present and implement relevant Forecasting tools and modules Review historic sales trends, research of demand drivers, and preparation of forecast and evaluation of results Actively participate and contribute in Product Review, Demand Review & Supply Review of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) cycle. Conducting monthly Demand Review with the sales team Actively participate and contribute in monthly Product Review of IBP (Integrated Business Planning) cycle with sales & marketing team. Collaborative Contribution includes: Demand plan for new products based on target markets and geographies. Phase-in plan for new products and Phase-out plan for discontinued/selling off products. Product changeover plan Schemes/promotion finalization and impact on demand Rationalization of phased-out products Contribution towards: Actively participate and contribute in monthly Supply Review with Supply Chain and manufacturing team. Forward 8 months Sales-Production- Inventory planning Month end Inventory and future cover Supply performance - RSL (Range Service Level) & VSL (Volume Service Level) Production performance and capacity Utilization Work-out plans with marketing, logistics and finance team to reduce Cholesterol, Slow Moving and obsolete inventory from the system. Conducting S&OP to monitor performance and outcome of product review, Demand Review and supply review and action planning for improvement

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Central planning, responsible for supply planning, business distribution & network planning, capacity and production planning. This involved working closely with product development team, sales and marketing function and factories. Production and Distribution Planning for more than 2250 SKUs manufactured in 3 plants and distributed across US/ Europe / Far East & Indian Subcontinent markets. Redistribution planning from Central to Satellite warehouses. Yearly, monthly, weekly & daily production planning & scheduling. Monitor service levels and stock availability. Stock rebalancing plan in order to control cholesterol inventory. SKU Categorization- ABC & XYZ and replenishment strategy MTS, MTO Derivation of norms for each Plan-SKU and replenishing based on strategy. Improvement of availability of raw materials from 85% to 95%. Applying the Pull strategy for Customized Production ( especially for MTO items) Responsible for driving Pre-SOP (Pre - Sales & Operations Planning) meeting with the entire supply chain team

Purchase & Inventory Controller

Managed AED 2 -3 million inventory of more than 50,000 line items including short shelf lives SKUs. Primary responsibility includes Demand forecasting, inventory analysis involving main active 1000 SKUs with 25% new SKUs added per year Managed the demand forecasting process in coordination with the Sales team & Catering business teams. Projecting the demand on the sales history and preparing the material replenishment orders. Review of historic sales trends, research of demand drivers, preparation of forecast and evaluation of results Plans and conducts physical inventory verifications. & verifies adequacy of material preservation in the warehouse and recommends changes where necessary. Generate reports for management to make effective business decision. Effectively generate and monitor KPIs such as Levels of Safety Stock, Weeks of Sales in Inventory, forecast accuracies, and at the product, customer or market level, Average Order Value, Average number of SKUs per purchase.

Chennai, India Feb 1999 to Jul 1999

Responsible for managing the inventory levels of nearly 1400 SKUs of locally produced finished goods. Improved accuracy and timely delivery of supply chain metrics analysis and forecast results. Worked closely with sales, marketing, finance divisions and with regional offices creating and deploying cross-divisional systems in order to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Solved operational problems by analyzing feedback from customer service and operations teams. Reduced inventory holdings and delivery time of key products by developing suppliers located close to the site. Provided dept level information and ad hoc reports at the vendor / group / classification levels to assist in the planning of the advertising. Marketing, Promotions and special events

Chennai, India Aug 1996 to Feb 1999 Production Planning Executive Coordinating with the Deputy General Manager in planning and forecasting the production of the drives according to the Shipment Order.

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Giving the required instructions and following the production & stores departments for the timely production & packing of the Finished Hard Disc Drives. Coordinating with the IQC (Incoming Quality Control) Dept. for the clearance of the goods and to transfer the goods to the production dept with the help of Stores. Preparing the dispatch plans for the FG to European Distributors.

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