Kanchan - Quality Assurance Manager - India

Mahendra Kanchan



- 6 Sigma Black Belt level-1 – ACMA, Pune-2014
- Application knowledge of Shainin DOE tools to pinpoint the Root cause
- MYB – Mahindra Yellow belt for problem solving - 2013
- Familiar with M&M Supplier Quality System tools, Mahindra Supplier Evaluation Standard (MSES), Mass Manufacturing Audit (MMA),
- Pursuing ‘Supply Chain Management’ in Welingkars Institute Mumbai. – 2013
- B Tech – Mechanical Engineering, Appearing - 2014
- Process Excellence – Mass Production Assembly lines, Sheet metal, Surface treatment, Powder metrology etc..
- Manufacturing Engg. Projects Implementation – Continuous Process plant (Automotive Filter paper Manufacturing), High Speed assly lines – 2007 – 2013.
- Worked as a MR for getting certifications of TS:16949 & ISO 9001. – 1996, 2011, 2013
- Worked as a MR for getting certification of ISO 14001 - 2009
- Knows advance core tools: PFMEA, Control plan, Process Flow, APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA & had training sessions for ‘Graduate Trainee Engineers’.


Quality Assurance Manager

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Coporate Head - Quality & also Head, Supply Chain Management

Prabha Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

From September 2011

As a Corporate ‘MR & QA Head’ for both Pune & Mumbai plant.
- Played Key role in getting certification of TS:16949.from TUV- Nord.
- Restructuring of Quality objectives to get data of Cost of Poor Quality & corrective actions.
- Setting of plant level Quality objectives in measurable terms to report top management to highlight right resource requirements.
- Co-ordination of MSES & MMA audits of Mahindra, getting actions done.
o Achieving MSES B level.
o Upgrading MMA ratings
- Getting data of Customer satisfaction index from all the customers (Voice of Customer), started Customer Quality clocks, derived actions to improve satisfaction.
- Restructuring of Customer complaint record mechanism (Warrantee & Line rejection), started Quality meeting weekly basis for efficient tracking of Corrective actions.
- Restructuring of Vendor performance measurement & corrective actions.
- Supplier Process Audits, System audits.


o Achieving MSES B level.

Implemented Quality System as per M&M's prestigious & stringent 'MSES Standard' ..
There are 4 rating levels
A - Audit Rating >80%Very view around 2%
B - 60 - 80 % around 15% suppliers are in the B level
C - 40-60%
D - <40 %

Qualifications & Certifications

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Government Polytechnic Pune

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