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RAKESH THAKER

E-Mail: rakesh_a_thaker@indiatimes.com Mobile: 9879300273/079-25471126

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT / SENIOR MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE


Techno-commercial assignments in Process Industry

SYNOPSIS
• Over 15+ years of rich Techno-Commercial Experience in Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation &
Integration of Enterprise I.T tools and Business Applications.
• Proactive leader, planner and implementer with expertise in planning, product designing and cost
effectiveness.
• Adept in managing business operations with focus on top-line & bottom-line performance and expertise in
determining company’s mission & strategic direction as conveyed through policies & corporate objectives.
• Ability to get the best out of existing teams to win desired operational and strategic results.
• Good negotiator; earned results and respect from customers.
• Intelligent, flexible and nimble in making the organizations effective with optimal size, layers and skills.
• Industry expert and innovator; high performer in every new business / organisation.

Areas of Excellence include:


Project Management Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
Development & Testing GAP Analysis
Process Management Requirement Gathering
Quality Assurance & Compliance Program Monitoring & Control
Software Sustaining & Maintaining Vendor Management
Relationship Management Key Account Management
Setting Off of Developmental Process Project Co-Ordinating and Status Tracking.

SKILL SET

Knows the Business: Possessing demonstrative capability of transforming business by


beyond the boundaries of traditional people capital support.
Personal Credibility: Uses personal credibility to influence outcomes beyond own
business & functional area.
Strategic Contribution: Can direct business in new and growth areas and motivate people
to perform beyond their normal past demonstrated skills / levels.
Skilful Execution: Makes things happen, against the odds in a collaborative way.
Value Champion: Have courage to challenge counter cultural values / behaviour in
others, champion the organisation values & vision and create a
clear and compelling view of future.

ORGANISATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since Sep’01 with ASHIMA Ltd, Opp. Anupam Cinema, Khokhara, Ahmedabad as Sr. Manager – MIS
A 600 Crore group 100% cotton composite textile mill engaged in manufacturing and exporting of Fabrics
and ready-made garment.

Role & Responsibilities:


• Accountable for Project Planning, scheduling, Scope Management, analysing, designing, implementing
training & Documentation.
• Managing resources and its planning & interacting with clients at all level.
• Ensuring optimum control & security of data, application and business process.
• Providing IT-solutions for smooth & optimum Business Process (Functional & Technical – H/w, S/w,
N/w, Groupware, other infrastructure etc.)
• Strategic planning to meet organizational software needs.

Achievements:
• Established MIS System for top management of Ashima to analyze Workers Productivity, and, Wages
Cost of Workers of Garment Division by each job undertaken.
• Designed & developed SCM & Garment Production System for Garment Unit. The specific control were
established in the areas of PO to prevent procuring of excess Inventory resulting in prevention of
capital blockades, schedule based delivery, PO Monitoring and Analysis of Consumption, Production,
Productivity and their Variances to take effective and timely decision.
• Planned & developed integrated Workers Payroll & Attendance System for Garment Division,
integrated with Production System, i.e. wage cost, man-hours employed with each job undertaken,
number of machines used for each job, Analysis by workers / by Job includes over time payment.
• Design and implemented point of Sales System for Retail Outlet (Own Show Rooms and Franchisee)
integrated with HO SCM System resulted in HO control over stock lying at various locations, resulting
in effective and timely replenishment of required stock to retail outlet, also helped in prevention of
excess stocking of merchandise.
• Developed and implemented Machine Scheduling System that helps in assuring delivery date.
• Designed and Implemented Clearing & Forwarding System, integrated with HO SCM System & Debtors
Management System. Implemented Dealer Management System – Target Assignment Monitoring and
Achievement, integrated with SCM system for monitoring Dealers sales performance.
• Developed Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Solution for Retail Sales Operations (No need for large
data processing).
• Developed and implemented Machine Scheduling System that helped in determining delivery date to promise.
• Developed Order and Production Management System to monitor and control optimal use of fabric for
cutting, and satisfy order requirements before placing orders for new purchase orders. This system
facilitated faster and accurate processing of data, and production planning & forecasting.

Mar’00 – Aug’01 with Amtrex Hitachi Appliances Ltd., Ahmedabad as System Analyst

Role & Responsibilities:


• Mapping user requirements and analysing system & designing for present & future ERP.
• Developing & modifying procedures within ERP.
• Handling troubleshooting, educating, training & supporting users on ERP
• Designing, developing and maintaining data warehouse / BI on Sales & Payroll.
• Supervising regional office (ERP & Data Warehouse) of Mumbai, Delhi & Chennai and handling
Modules in ERP (AP, AR, GL, SOM, HR & Payroll).

Achievements:
• Successfully implemented Ramco Marshal ERP modules AP, AR & SOM at Chennai RO.

• Developed Data Warehouse and BI solution for Sales & Order Processing and, Payroll for the group
using Business Object 6.0. The Sales & Order part was implemented at Delhi R.O. as well.

Oct’93 – Jun’99 with A.T.E. Enterprises Ltd., Ahmedabad as Sr. Systems Officer

Role & Responsibilities:


• Identifying the requirements for augmenting business.
• Designing, developing and implementing various integrated business applications.
• Endow with implementation, training and support on integrated Business Applications at Mumbai,
Chennai & Delhi R.O.
• Ensuring optimal security of data.

Achievements:
• Received Merit Awards (twice) for outstanding performance.
• Successfully set up the EDP Department and LAN, and, modem based mail solution.
• Effectively converted the Accounting Data from Mercantile System to Pure Cash System and saved the
fees to be paid to external consultant during change over of Accounting System. The data converted
are of accounts, inventory, payable & receivable.
• Productively developed and implemented in-house ERP. The Modules are FAS, stock & inventory, sales
& distribution, payable & receivable. It was implemented at regional offices at Chennai, Delhi &
Mumbai.
• Established MODEM Network between 3 regional offices & product office.

Dec’89 – Oct’93 with Tata Press Ltd., Ahmedabad as EDP Executive

Role & Responsibilities:


• Designing, developing, testing & implementing application software on FAS, Yellow Pages System
Booking System & Payroll.
• Ensuring maintenance of existing system and support branch office on application.
• Handling System Documentation.

Achievements:
• Got Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance during production of 1st issue of Tata Press
Yellow Pages, Bombay.

May’89 – Sep’89 with Unit Trust of India as an Assistant

Role & Responsibilities:


• Handling data entry of application forms for various schemes.
• Managing Module development as per instructions of the Section Officer.

Dec’88 – Apr’89 with Kishan Mehta & Co., Chartered Accountant as Audit Assistant

Role & Responsibilities:


• Reviewing books of accounts such as Cash, Bank, JV, Sales, Purchase Book & General Ledger Vouching.

SYSTEMS WORKED ON

As Project Manager, Project Leader, Team Leader, Systems Analyst, Programmer

Ashima Ltd, Ahmedabad Sep’01

Hardware / Software
IBM Netfinity, Oracle 9i,
VB6, Crystal Reports 6.0,

System
SCM System
Allied Systems / Modules
Merchandising, Logistics, Sales & Distribution, Inventory, Production System 3 team members Role
PM/TLSA3

System
Garment Production/Inventory Management/Machine Scheduling Sys.

Allied Systems / Modules


Mat. Mgt. System - Raw, FG, Semi FG, Service Items 3 team members PM/TL/SA
Apparel Production System – Lay-Cut, Bundle, Sewing, Finishing, Packing, Dispatch & Invoice 3 team
members PM/TL/SA
Point of Sale System, Clearing and Forwarding System with 4 members PM/TL/SA

System
Attendance & Wage System with OT

Allied Systems / Modules


Shift, Shift Rotation, Weekly Off Change, Attendance, Pay Set, Wage Processing, Over Time Processing,
Leave Management & Processing, Bonus Calculation, Paid Holidays with 2 team members PM/TL

System
Merchandising Systems

Allied Systems / Modules


Inquiry Booking, Cost Sheet with Revision, Order Booking & Delivery Schedules, BOM integrated with
Inventory System, PO with Amendment and Cancellation, Material & Labour Consumption and Variance.
The entire system is integrated with Garment Production and Inventory System with 2 team members
PM/TL/SA.

Amtrex Hitachi Appliance S Ltd., Ahmedabad Mar’00

Hardware & Software


HCL-HP Sybase 10, VB 6.0, Business Objects 4.0

System
RAMCO Marshal ERP 2.5
Business Objects 6.0 – Universe Designer

Allied Systems / Modules


GL, AP, AR, Sales Order Management, HR & PAYROLL Module with 4 team member TL / SA
Data Warehouse / BI on Sales, Payroll with 4 team member TL / SA
Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence (MIS Reporting) – Sales and Order Management

A.T.E. Enterprises Ltd., Oct’93

Hardware & Software


Novell Netware 3.1, Clipper, Power Builder

System
In - house ERP.

Allied Systems / Modules


FAS, Inventory, AP, AR, GL, Sales & Distribution and Target Monitoring System with team member of 2
TL/PR

Tata Press Ltd., Dec’89

Hardware & Software


Novell Netware 3.1, Clipper

System
In House Systems

Allied Systems / Modules


FAS, Sales System, Adobe Page Maker with team member of 2 PR

TRAININGS

• Organisational Behaviour 3 Days Tata Press, Ahd.


• Sales Engineers Training Program 5 Days A.T.E. Ent. Ltd., Ahd.
• Windows & MS Office Professional 10 Days A.T.E. Ent. Ltd., Ahd.
• Managerial Effectiveness & Team Building 3 Days A.T.E. Ent. Ltd., Ahd.
• Programming with Clipper 1 Month Academy for Computer
Technology, Ahd.
• Programming with Developer 2000 & Oracle 1 Month Specialty Engineering
Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Ahd.
• Programming with Power Builder 1 Month Academy for Computer
Technology, Ahd.
• Programming with Visual Basic 6.0
& MS-SQL Server 6.0. 1 Month Advance Technology
Centre, Ahd.
• Project Mgt. Professional (PMP) 36 Hrs PMI – Mumbai Chapter

• Business Object Data Intigrtor XI R2 4 Days Euthenic It Services,


(Warehouse Builder) Ahmedabad
• Business Objects Universe Design XIR2 4 Days Euthenic IT Services

• Business Objects Dash Board Management XI R2 4 Days Euthenic IT Services

• Business Objects Performance Management XIR2 3 Days Euthenic IT Services

• Business Objects Web Intelligence Reports Design XIR2 3 Days Euthenic IT Services

OTHER SKILLS

• Business Process Reengineering & ERP Implementation


• Analysis, Design, Development & Integration of Enterprise Applications
• Project Development, Planning, Monitoring & Controlling, Scope Management
• Large Database Design, Integration and Administration

EDUCATION

M.B.A (pursuing) ICFAI University (Cleared Group A&B)


P.G.D. (System Mgt) NIIT, Ahmedabad 1992
P.G.D.I.R. & P.M. Bhavans H.B.Institute of
Commerce & Management, Ahmedabad 1990,
B.Com. Gujarat University 1988

IT SKILLS

OS: WinNT, Win95/Win98, Win 2000


Languages: Visual Basic 6.0, SQL, PL/SQL
RDBMS: ORACLE 8i, Sybase 10
ERP: RAMCO MARSHAL 2.5, Modules: AP, AR, GL, Sales Order Management, HR & Payroll
Documentation: ISO 9001, 14001

PERSONAL DOSSIER

Date of Birth: 6th October 1969


Address: B/31, Gopal Kunj Society, Opp. Vallabhvadi, Maninagar, Ahmedabad -380008
Passport No : M-259652, Date of Issue:25-Sep-1992, Date of Expiry: 24-Sep-2002