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MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

North Carolina State University

Supply Chain Management

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MBA/MIE - HIGHLIGHTS

During the course of my dual degree, I maximized the value of my time in the program. Below are a few highlights from my time in school as a full time student

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2016 - 2018

Vice President & Treasurer

  MBA student association

2016

Second place
NBMBAA graduate case competition
$15,000 scholarship award
34 participating business schools

2017

First place
Merck Grand Business Challenge
$16,000 scholarship award
Partnered with Questrom school of Business, Boston University

NC STATE - SCRC SCHOLARSHIP

Graduate Research Assistant

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SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative serves as a thought leader in the increasingly complex and competitive supply chain industry; documenting and disseminating new supply chain management knowledge to help companies, practitioners, and students.

THE SCHOLAR/GRA PROGRAM

SCRC GRAs gain valuable knowledge and experience by leveraging faculty resources from the Poole College of Management, the Jenkins Graduate School of Management, the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and corporate supply chain practitioners and professionals. This program builds a talent pipeline of future supply chain leaders.

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MY SCRC ASSIGNMENT

One year project to optimize supplier data management
Built an integrated tool for data manipulation and visualization using Qlik sense, R Studio and SQL server to drive bid selections from global suppliers
Identified ~$5M in potential savings by designing an automation process for bid submission and selection

SUMMER INTERNSHIP
2017

Ancestry.com

Optimized and developed of supply chain processes enhancing end to end procurement visibility

 Managed three projects from scoping to delivery and successfully implemented them to help position supply chain for scale up (~50% increase in QoQ revenue)

WHAT I DO

A Day in my Life

Senior Strategy Manager, Supply Chain

 
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MY SUPPORT SYSTEM

PARENTS

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

LONG DISTANCE RUNNING

Two full marathons, three half marathons and many "fun runs"

CONTENT CREATION

Professional quality video creation using Adobe Creative Suite applications

TECHNOLOGY

From headsets to laser projectors - I LOVE technology

LONG STORY SHORT

Background & Expertise

May 2018

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC          

Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Industrial Engineering (ISE)

Focus - Supply Chain Management

May 2013

VIT University, Tamil Nadu, India

Master of Technology, Software Development & Management 

May 2011

VIT University, Tamil Nadu, India

Bachelor of Technology, Biotechnology

LENOVO

June 2019 - Present

SENIOR STRATEGY MANAGER - SUPPLY CHAIN

June 2018 - June 2019

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIST

Lenovo US Headquarters, Morrisville, North Carolina             

  • Digitally connect the supply chain to drive operational improvements and create a “trusted supply chain”

  • Build a portfolio of customized and manufacturing value-added services to reduce costs and drive incremental revenue

  • Design a set of supply chains to support business segment objectives and enhance customer experience

  • Deploy advanced analytics to automate manual processes, manage risk, and to create ‘smart margin’ opportunities

  • Energize cross functional teams to collaborate on 4 ongoing blockchain based proofs of concept

  • Create a Blockchain strategy for DCG Supply chain in collaboration with business partners, suppliers and customers

Aug 2017 - May 2018

DATA ANALYST INTERN, SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

Lenovo US Headquarters, Morrisville, North Carolina

  • Worked on optimizing supplier data management

  • Built an integrated tool for data manipulation and visualization using Qlik sense, R Studio and SQL server to drive bid selections from global suppliers

  • Identified ~$5M in potential savings by designing an automation process for bid submission and selection

Ancestry.com

Summer 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT INTERN, PRODUCT

Lehi, Utah

  • Optimized and developed of supply chain processes enhancing end to end procurement visibility

  • Managed three projects from scoping to delivery and successfully implemented them to help position supply chain for scale up (~50% increase in QoQ revenue)

Cognizant Technology Solutions

June 2011 - July 2016

BUSINESS ANALYST, TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 

  • Oversaw project management and product maintenance while interacting with 12 internal and external teams

  • Executed requirement gathering and detailed impact analysis for change requests resulting in client business growth of 24% in three years

  • Managed the SDLC and associated contracts from inception through delivery: more than 300 change requests and enhancements delivered

  • Designed functional improvements and shortened P&C claims process from 20 days to as little as four hours

  • Mitigated a possible loss of $1.5 M and saved our client from disastrous consequences during a delivery miss by offering a counter solution and implementing it. Awarded ‘Most Valuable Player’

To be successful, your "why" needs to be strong enough.

Your "why" can be strong only when your logic is paired with your passion and  emotion!