Shanmugam - Purchasing / Supply Chain Management - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Karthikeyan Shanmugam

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Purchasing / Supply Chain Management


Worked with Ashok Leyland Ltd in Materials Dept as Asst.Manager- 13 Years
 Power train ( Engine,Transmission & Axle) Castings & Forgings (Gearbox Housing, Block, Head, Brake drum, Hub, Axle Beam, Crank Shaft, Axle shaft, Con rod Cam shaft etc), Non ferrous castings, Proprietary parts and BOF parts
 Source Selection / Supplier development Techno commercial negotiations
 Evaluation and finalizing the Tooling cost
 SOB allocation / Optimising Pocurement cost. E-Sourcing .
 Supply Chain Management Value Engineering
 Data Management / statistic reports
 Process Improvement / capacity enhancement
Worked with Best & Crompton as Sr-Engineer in Purchase Department
I have worked with BEACON NEYRPIC LTD, Chennai (Subsidiary of Best & Crompton) as Sr.Engineer-Vendor development for a period of 3 ½ Years.
Beacon Neyrpic is basically project oriented division (Technical collaboration with GEC ALSTHOM), manufacturing Small Hydel Turbines (Kaplan, Pelton and Francis Turbine) and I was responsible right from planning and procurement of all raw materials to till feed the Finished goods for assembly shop.
I had good exposure on all Turbine components by name and its function. I am also aware all the assembly procedures. I had assisted with all the vendors during machining all the major parts in order to improve the quality and to avoid error in the process / rejections. I have been involved in design of Turbine parts in order to take care of production feasibility. I have also been involved in preparation of tenders.
During this period I gained enough knowledge on almost all production process of Machining, Fabrication and Assembly of Turbine Parts etc (consists of heavy Forgings, castings, Machined parts, Fabrication, Oil seals, Bearings etc.)

Work History

Sr.Manager-Cost Planning (Power Train)

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd

October 2008 - October 2008

Good Exposure in Power Train (Engine, Transmission, Axles), Air Intake, Exhaust, Clutch, Power Steering,

Manager-Strategic Sourcing (Power Train)

Ashok Leyland

July 1995 - September 2008

Good Exposure in Engine, Transmission and Axles, Proprietory Parts
Castings, Forgings,Machining


M/s.Best & Crompton Engineering Ltd

January 1992 - June 1995

Hydel Turbines

Castings, Forgings,Machining
Heavy Fabrication

Production Engineers


May 1987 - December 1991

All types of Machining process
Job Scheduling
Shop Management



Power Train


Worked with Ashok Leyland Ltd in materials and handled All casting, Forging,Machining and Skin panels

Qualifications & Certifications

MS (Engg Mgmt)

BITS Pilani

Mechanical Engineering

Instititions of Engneers (I)

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Bhakavatasalam Polytechnic, Kancheepuram

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