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PRASANNA TAMILSELVAN (TAM)

2330 N Oliver Apt# 1009, Wichita, KS 67220


pxtamilselvan@wichita.edu (316) 200-7549
PLANNER & IMPLEMENTER OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN MANUFACTURING & QUALITY ENGIN
EERING
Quality driven professional with over 5 years experience in Manufacturing Engine
ering, Quality Engineering, Lean Implementation, Continuous Improvement, Process
Engineering, Process Planning and Layout Design demonstrating consistent custom
er satisfaction skills and dedication to organizational goals
IMPLEMENTED IMPROVEMENT CONCEPTS INCLUDING
KANBAN, Bottleneck Identification and Mitigation, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen E
vents, 5S, Statistical Process Control, SMED, Mistake Proofing System, Risk anal
ysis, FMEA, SAP
CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
* ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt holder (June 2008)
* Reduced 41 Minutes of Setup time in Sakkthivel Factory reducing costs by $40,0
00 per year using SMED
* Reduced 1 Material Handler employee (2 shifts) resulting in $25,000 savings a
year using Kaizen
* Implemented Cellular Layout using Kaizen-reduction in distance travelled resul
ted in $35,000 savings a year
* Reduced assembly cycle time by 15% and decreased bottleneck time by 30% by imp
lementing mistake proofing
WORK EXPERIENCE
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Instructor Jan 2010 - Present
* Taught basics of product design, fundamental of CAD and CAD drafting
* Trained bachelor students in CATIA software and helped in developing CAD model
s
Graduate Research Assistant Sep 2007 - Dec 2009
* Developed system simulation models and trained team members in ARENA and QUEST
* Led research group and conducted meetings to discuss different research topics
* Worked in Hawker Beechcraft and Learjet project to develop live simulation mod
els for aircraft assembly line
SAKKTHIVEL FACTORY, INDIA
Manufacturing Engineer Jan 2004- May 2007
* Managed day-to-day operations of machine shops and documented production repor
ts
* Lead process inspection team and implemented prevention of defects at source t
o achieve zero complaints
* Worked in a lean implementation team (KAIZEN) which resulted in 20% cycle time
improvement
* Conducted NDT inspection for supplier components and dispose them on the basis
of MRB results
* Analyzed and interpreted test results to develop performance charts and report
s
* Reorganized production schedules based on machine capabilities resulting in in
creased production by 10%
Implementation of Lean System to Improve Machining Process
* Lead inter departmental team for periodic KANBAN system inspection
* Detailed time studies were conducted and developed value stream maps for assem
bly process
* Optimal facility layout was modeled and reduced setup time to 7 minutes from 2
0 minutes (SMED)
* Applied 5S concepts such as Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
(Plus Safety in every step)
FMEA and Implementation of Mistake Proofing
* Analyzed the scrap values, customer complaints, and corrective action requests
with Risk Priority Number
* Lead quality improvement team and implemented mistake proofing system in 1HP m
otor assembly system
* Reduced standard time for assembly by 15% and decreased bottleneck time by 30%
PROJECTS
Analysis of Aircraft Assembly Line using Live Simulation,ADMRC
Sep 2008 - Feb 2009
* Identified lean implementation areas in the assembly line to reduce non-value
added activity
* Results: Throughput increased by 7% due to reduction in non-value added time b
y 18%
Supply Chain Network Configuration using LogicNetPlus, WSU Jan 2009
- Feb 2009
* Identified new distribution centers which minimizes costs by 17% by satisfying
customer service level
* Identified the best possible strategy to accommodate the increase in future de
mand
* Performed cost benefit analysis resulted in overall total cost reduction from
the current model by 13%
Optimal Buffer Allocation, WSU Aug 2009 - Sep 2009
* Proposed a new method for optimal buffer allocation based on bottleneck time
* Eliminated buffer bottlenecks and excess buffers in the system using QUEST
* Results: WIP is reduced by 41%, waiting time, and blocking time is reduced by
72%
Bottleneck Shifting in Production Lines, WSU Jun 2009 - Jul 200
9
* Developed new bottleneck detection procedure and new optimal buffer allocation
method
* Identified short term and long term bottlenecks in the system using QUEST
* Developed control strategies for different production scenarios
Ant Colony Optimization for Machine Scheduling, Eppinger Tools, India
Mar 2007
* Worked with cross functional team to design an optimal machine schedule softwa
re
* Reduced tardiness, cycle time and earliness by 21%, 34% and 25% respectively
Production Management of Aerospace Industry, WSU Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
* Forecasted demand from historical data using exponential smoothing with a line
ar trend technique
* Developed weekly production plan consists of production orders, purchase order
s and resource capacity
* Managed inventory, resources, and material cost in the most cost-effective man
ner
EDUCATION
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Wichita State University, Aug 2010
Thesis: Bottleneck Shifting in Production Lines Major GPA 4.0/4.0
Bachelor of Engineering (Mech Engineering), Anna University, India May 2007
Thesis: Kaizen Implementation in Production Line GPA 3.80/4.0
HONORS
Member of Alpha Pi Mu