S. RAVI SHANKAR, PGDMM ,GDMM ,B SC.
Address: # 202, MEENAKSHI, Old # 97, New # 174,
Margosa Road, Malleswaram,
BENGALURU 560 003
Contact: 9866810825 (alt. 9886810864 /08023340717)
‘CREATING VALUE FOR THE COMPANY THROUGH PROFICIENCY IN OVERALL SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERSHIP ’
HEAD / SENIOR MANAGER – SUPPLY CHAIN & MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
Seasoned industry professional backed by +32 years of insightful experience with Medium & Large Scale Industrial
Units in all areas of Materials & Supply Chain Management (Domestic & Imports)
Vendor Sourcing , Development , Materials Requirement Planning , Project & New Product’s Materials Management ,
Indigenization Activities , Value Engineering ( Cost Optimization ) Activities , Inventory & Logistics Management &
leading cross-functional teams.
Significant exposure in Materials & Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Product
Development and Finance Functions of the Industry.
Proven ability in leading the entire Team of Materials & Supply Chain Management functions - covering Direct,
Indirect, Capital, Consumables, Maintenance & misc. Materials from Domestic & Overseas Vendors.
Well versed in Vendor Sourcing, Development & Management. Improved the Supply Performance and Vendor’s
Selection criteria by continuous monitoring of ‘the Matrix of Vendors’.
Experienced in Value Engineering & localization activities for Cost Optimization.
A proactive planner with abilities in devising strategies with complete involvement in Materials Requirement
Planning geared towards maintaining the Inventory levels of all regularly consumed inputs at the optimum point.
Competent in ensuring the practice of 7 R Principles of MM ( Right Materials , Vendor , Price , Quality , Quantity ,
Time & Delivery Point ) ,and also by implementing new solutions to achieve not only the desired but improved
results for the Organization.
Drove continuous Cost Reduction initiatives for CAPEX and Operational Cost Reduction.
Continuous CFT with internal customers for positively influencing the spending decisions.
Developed system for Payment monitoring and resolving payment issues with the Vendors and the Finance Dept.
Achieved least Logistics Cost by identifying the consolidation of the shipments ie., FCL or LCL depending on the
Volume and Export Value.
Engineering Industry – MM / SCM Functions
Vendor Sourcing, Development & Management.
Out sourcing solutions
Project/ New Product’s Materials Requirement
Creating Value as a Profit Centre
Integrity and professional ethics
Exposed to Working in Oracle platform
Managing the MM / SCM Team effectively for
meeting the Organizational Goals.
Mag Engineering, Bengaluru
an ISO 9001 &14001 certified company manufacturing hi precision sheet metal components for
customers like L&T, Komatsu India, Tata Hitachi , Caterpillar, Volvo Construction, Bharat Fritz Werner,
Doosan, Gilbarco , Leeboy , BEML , ELGI , SANY Eng.,GE Healthcare, Faiveley Transport , and also exports
to GE Medical and Caterpillar
Materials Manager (Head of Supply Chain) Mar 2004 – Aug 2015
Generated substantial benefits by out sourcing the in house manufacture of components & sub –
assemblies as part of Make Vs. Buy Project ( Ex. Machined Components , Window Sash ( Frames ) ,
Hinges , Latches , Profiles , etc ).
By introducing the Zero Based Costing – better visibility inthe Cost details of the offers for many inputs
was achieved for improved negotiations.
Indigenization of Rubber Beadings , Seals , Handles , Hinges & Latches etc. – resulting in substantial
reductions in the procurement and inventory carrying costs.
Achieved better price & deliveries with vendors by running the (consolidated )Master MRP ( Materials
Requirement Planning) for all the regular projects, and separate MRP’s for all the NPD’s ( New Project
Development) which improved the visibility regarding the volumes and the requirement timings of all
Implemented a system of firm and tentative staggered delivery schedules on the vendors for all the
runner items (regularly needed inputs) as per the PPC Plan. This resulted in a substantial reduction of
the periodical liability and the inventory holding costs resulting in achieving an improved ITR
(Inventory Turn-over Ratio).
Achieved Logistics Cost reduction in handling Imports & exports by identifying the consolidation of the
shipments i.e., FCL or LCL depending on the volume & shipment value.
Negotiated the conversion of payment terms with overseas vendors from 100% advance payment to
min 30 – 60 days credit from the date of Shipment receipt / acceptance.
Contributed to cost reduction of many NPD projects by identifying existing developed items as suitable
alternative available inputs instead of developing a new item by investing on the tooling’s & fixtures.
Acknowledged for enhancing supplier performance.
Responsible for entire functions of Procurement , Inventory and Logistics Management functions of the
Organization – included Direct , Indirect , Consumables , Maintenance , Miscellaneous and Capital items
from domestic & overseas Vendors.
Leading with motivation the Teams in Materials, Inventory and Logistics functions effectively for the
improved results as per the set guidelines / procedures of the organization. A team of +20 members.
Total involvement in all NPD Projects for achieving the desired results.
Initiate CFTs for all CAPEX requirements to decide on the most suitable / cost viable Capital items.
MM / SCM as a Profit Centre function to continuously focus on improving the EBIDTA of the
Vendor Sourcing, Negotiations, Development and continuous Management for the desired goals of SCM
function of the Organization.
Drawing a Contingency Materials Planning of all the Critical items / Vendor to avoid any possible Supply
issues affecting the smooth functioning of the SCM.
Continuous Monitoring of performance of suppliers. To work on the CAPA with those Vendors who
Total involvement with Finance Dept. reg. the Payment and C Forms issues pertaining to the Vendors.
Preparation and review of various MIS Reports pertaining to Materials and Inventory functions, and
timely actions accordingly.
Purchase Officer – Mar 2003 – Jan 2004,
Sua Group, Bengaluru, a company engaged in the production of Industrial Explosives.
Responsibility –Direct & Indirect Materials Sourcing, Planning, Negotiations, Buying and follow up for the
Sr. Materials Officer –Feb 1985 – Oct 2002
Mysore Lamps, Bengaluru, a company engaged in the Development and production of Electric Lamps &
Responsibility – Direct Materials Sourcing, Planning, Negotiations, Buying and follow up for the supplies.
Computerization of materials function and out sourcing / sub – contracting of branding activities.
Purchase Assistant –Aug 1983 – Feb 1985
Forbes Group Bengaluru, Electronics Division, A company engaged inthe production of Electronic Cash
Registers and related Sub - Assemblies.
Responsibility –Direct & Indirect Materials Sourcing (Project Stage / Indigenization), Planning,
Negotiations, Buying, Sub – Contract activities and follow up for the supplies. Also, handled Imports.
Post Grad. Dip. In Materials Management ( PGDMM ) from Indian Institute of Materials Management
Grad. Dip. In Materials Management ( GDMM ) from Indian Institute of Materials Management , 1986
Bachelor of Science, Bangalore University, 1979
Underwent training in Oracle for Materials Module.
Trained ISO Internal Auditor.
Languages Known: English, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil
Reference: Available on Request.