Rahul Mukerjee CV


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
  • Professional with 14 years of progressive leadership in Operations/ Supply Chain Management in international matrixed environment
  • Business & Technological educational background (Joint MBA from ESSEC Business School/Mannheim Business School), MSc in Electronics & Communication Eng. from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Bachelor in Electronics & Communication Eng. from Birla Instituta of Technology
  • Extensive experience in managing outsourced manufacturing for both NPI and high volume
  • Manage mission-critical business projects and drive cross-functional and cross-site project teams to accomplish goals.
  • Business Process/strategy development and implementation.
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills presenting to executives and engaging with business partners worldwide .
  • Global contract negotiation along with Supplier rationalization and transition within US, Europe and Asia.
  • Lead-time reduction by up to 6 weeks and Y-O-Y Production TCOO reduction > 5% / NPI > 15% .
  • Sustainable Commodity strategies to improve overall capacity > 60% with 25% flex capacity .
  • Extensive experience in business process development/ improvements.
  • Advance Office skills.
  • Business fluent in English & German.
CAREER PROFILE
Senior Manager Supply Chain, Lam Research Corporation, Tualatin, OR, USA (April 2014 till date)
Leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices
Achievements:
  • Saved product cost > 5% for production & > 15% for NPI parts
  • Optimized Supplier mix by transitioning $20M business to better managed smaller number of suppliers to support growth
  • Decreased lead time of complex assemblies by 6 weeks using Kanban/ JIT
  • Optimized business processes to scale for the business growth of 60%
  • Supplier development to grow and support business growth of 60% with a 25% flex capacity
  • Business process development and execution in escalation management, cost management as well as E&O management

Job Profile:

  • Strategic & Tactical supplier business management
  • Working with cross functional teams of engineering, product management, production, planning and finance on managing, measuring and executing to the corporate goals.
  • Ensuring adequate capacity management and ramp readiness for dynamic business cycles with strategic supply chain
  • Putting in place adequate business continuity plans to deal with financial geo-political and regional environmental events
  • Negotiate key commercial deals/cost reduction and overall relationship with supplier
  • Manage sourcing and supply strategy roadmaps
  • Accountable for overall sourcing strategy
  • Project manage transitions from supplier to supplier as well as from internal manufacturing to supplier
  • Presentation to cross functional teams from technical and business executives
Senior Manager Supply Chain, Lam Research, Villach, Austria (August 2011 till April 2014)
Leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices.
Achievements:
  • Saved product cost > 3% Y-o-Y
  • Introduced Business process for configurable cost management and cost tracking with > 90% accuracy for better cost prediction and saving to corporation at quarterly reviews.
  • Added Business continuity plans for configurable product manufacturing
  • Achieved lead time reductions by 4 weeks for a complex multi supplier outsourced manufacturing environment
  • Delivered supplier rationalization of 40% by moving business to three well managed suppliers
  • Improve transparency and supplier sustainability by introducing cost+ models for outsourcing (total cost of ownership
  • Introducing new cost tracking process of configurable assemblies to have 100% accuracy of configurable assemblies leading to better gross margin prediction for the corporation
  • Supplier rationalization leading to cost reduction by 3% and increase scalability by concentrating in low well managed supply base.
  • Business process development of measuring and tracking configurable cost reductions along with contract manufacturers

Job Profile:

  • Outsourcing management
    • Lead a team of strategic managers, delivery managers and buyers
    • Representing supply chain in Operation Performance Reviews presenting to executives
    • Strategic & Operational Outsourcing management
    • Total Cost of Ownership model optimization
    • Cost Transparency
    • Lead-time and Cost Optimization
    • Supplier rationalization to support cost reduction and increased service level from suppliers.
    • Working on Global Purchasing Agreements/ Local Service Agreements (depending on the supplier footprint and annual spend) with the suppliers for a win-win partnership between the two companies.
    • Definition and implementation of KPI’s (including On Time Delivery, Purchase Price Variance, Eng. Change Implementation, Configurable cost Reduction, etc.) and strategies for my group to meet the Annual Operating goal of the corporation.
  • Engineering Change Management - Supply Chain
    • Lead a Team of Manager and support staff from Supply Chain for managing engineering change management
    • Cost control for engineering change
    • Track engineering changes at outsourced suppliers
Head of Production & Supply Chain, Kobil Systems, Worms, Germany (Jan 2010 till July 2011)
Founded in 1986, the KOBIL Group, is pioneer in the fields of smart card, one-time password, authentication and cryptography.
Achievements:
  • Increased production volume 2 times by engaging new contract manufacturers in China
  • Reduced lead time by 4 weeks by optimized productions, inventory stocking agreements and mix mode transport from China to Europe
  • Saved 3% on cost by scaling, optimized production volume and introducing new contract manufacturers
  • Introduced direct ship to customers reducing lead time by 1 week and introducing supplier engineering at supplier sites
  • Setting up new third party logistic partners(3PL) for optimized end to end logistics (using cross docking to reduce lead time to customers by 2 weeks)

Job Profile:

  • Lead the production, logistics and supply chain teams with prime responsibilities of
    • Manage & Optimize Production directly in-house as well as remotely at outsourced supplier locations.
    • Manage Supplier Performance and lead Continuous Improvement Projects
    • End to End optimized Supply Chain Process(internationally including international logistics)
    • Reduction of Lead Time (to customers) and Total Cost of Ownership (for production)
    • Setting up new suppliers in China and new 3PL partners for end to end logistic solutions (including bringing up cross docking for improved delivery schedule to customers)
    • Work closely with Sales Teams towards a better forecasting (rolling volume forecast) for Suppliers
    • Running continuous improvement projects with suppliers and logistic partners
    • Single Point of Contact between Production, Sales, R&D, External Suppliers and Production partners
    • Reporting on a regular basis to CEO and CFO on ongoing business issues and status
Project Manager, Infineon Technologies/Qimonda AG, Munich, Germany (Nov 2002 – December 2009)
Second largest DRAM company worldwide with 300 mm manufacturing capabilities, and was one of the top suppliers of DRAM, Flash and microelectronic products.
Achievements:
  • Reduced lead time by 8 weeks by technical improvements at supplier
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO) by 25% by introducing dual sourcing and bringing technical differentiations
  • Delivered methodologies for re-use of old equipment for production saving company annual 10% spend
  • Achieved test time reduction by 20% by achieving full wafer test probe-cards

Job Profile:

  • Provide technical leadership to the group ( People Management) in addition to management of worldwide clusters covering strategic planning and maintenance of roadmap
  • Parallel management of several international multi-million Euro projects through inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural teams on Lean Manufacturing principles based on empirical process control
  • Conduct regular reviews of project plans and milestones with the internal and external stakeholders to ensure deliverables aligned to business requirements
  • Involved in making presentations to varied audiences covering technical as well as non-technical personnel in addition to coordinating with Key Account Managers, Technicians and Executive Management in the development of major contracts
  • Representation of the organization in international conferences on technical and commercial issues in addition to market research and evaluation of new suppliers
  • Implementation and participation in supplier inspections for identification of strengths and weaknesses of existing and future suppliers with the aim of eventual supplier development
  • Ensure adherence to best practice and resolution of potential issues through mentoring and reviewing the projects of fellow Project Managers in addition to specification, documentation, planning and sourcing of test equipment
  • Also involved in filing of internal patents and improvement plans within scope of work with the aim of overall process development and maximizing client/customer satisfaction
EDUCATION
  • MBA (General Management) ESSEC Business School, Paris and Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, March 2012 (17% scholarship for the course) (Social Project  Creating a Social Volunteer based solution for Germany similar to Passerelles et competences from France), (Entrepreneurial project  Integrated Health and Wellbeing solution)
  • MS (Information & Communication Engineering) University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002 (Siemens Youth & Knowledge Scholarship --> covering 100% education and stay) & (Multiple International Publications and Patent including IEEE publication)
  • B.S. (Electronics & Communications Engineering) Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India, 2000 (Multiple International Publications)

TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Software: ERP software (e.g. SAP), Project Management Tool (Microsoft Project), Visual Basic for Application (Excel, Visio), Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, FrontPage), Programming Languages (C, C++, Visual Basic)
TRAININGS/INTERNSHIP
  • Negotiating Solutions – Workshop created by the Mattford group on negotiating solutions with program focal on negotiations, attitudes, values and personal styles - The Mattford Group , June 2015
  • Introductory DRAM seminar to understand the working of DRAM manufacturing & testing, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich Germany, 2004
  • Introductory Memory-I training for writing test programs for using Advantest Testers for Memory Testing, Advantest Technology Europe GmbH, Munich Germany, 2003
  • Master thesis + Internship working on Joint Radio Resource Management for 3G Mobile Communication and Hyperlan2 (patents and publications during this time), Siemens AG ICM N, Munich Germany, 2002
  • Microsoft Access based interactive package for automation of monthly grid report, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, Calcutta, India, 1999
  • Interactive package for design and cost computation of industrial DC drives using C++, Siemens Ltd, Calcutta, India (Drives Department), 1998
  • Corporate Intranet Project involving development of web pages using HTML script and creation of “Data-Base” Package for CESC production management and billing procedures, RPG Enterprises Ltd. Calcutta, India, 1998
AWARDS
  • Mannheim Business School - Scholarship to study MBA in ESSEC & Mannheim Business Schools, France & Germany, 2010
  • IQ (Idea for Qimonda), Qimonda AG, Munich Germany - Awarded for development of method to reduce probe card cost and increasing probing stability, 2007
  • YIP (Your Idea Pays), Infineon Technologies AG, Munich Germany - Award for finding methods and automation programs for making equipment ordering process faster and error free, 2004
  • Siemens Youth & Knowledge Scholarship Siemens AG/University Karlsruhe - Scholarship to study Master of Science in University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002
  • IEEE National level Techno fest, BIT, Ranchi, - 1st Prize in on Spot Hardware Development Contest, 2000
  • Intra College Techno fest (BIT, IACGS), BIT , Ranchi, India - 2nd Prize Open Software Contest (Neural Network based forecasting in C++), Certificate of Merit Snakes & Ladder, interactive package (animated), VB front end C++ backend, 1999
  • Intra College Techno fest BIT Computer Science & Engineering, BIT, Mesra, India - 2nd Prize for on the spot Software Development; Certificate of Merit Open Software Development (menu driven editor in UNIX C), 1998
  • IEEE National level Techno fest, BIT, Mesra ,India - Certificate of Merit (CAD + Visual MIS in Basic), 1997
PERSONAL PARTICULARS
  • Date of Birth: 22nd March 1978
  • Languages: English, German, Hindi & Bengali  Business Fluent
  • Valid Indian Passport holder and U.S, lawful permanent resident
  • Reference: LinkedIn

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