Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Road to Reliability Prize

I won a prize in the Schlumberger "Road to Reliability" contest held in Stonehouse, UK.

The information about the project cannot be disclosed outside the company. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

5 Years and counting...

I have completed 5 years in Schlumberger this month. I am remembering the morning of 5th November 2008, when I flew to Moscow, Russia on a one way ticket.

I was selected for a prestigious “Tech and Field” program wherein I start as a field engineer and work for 18 months in a rigorous operations environment on the oil rigs. I was assigned to Western Siberia, Russia. During these 18 months; I went for training courses related to field operations and various inter-related technologies. These training courses were in Abu Dhabi and in Houston.

In Q2-2010, I was then transferred to Stonehouse, UK and worked as a production planner for around 2 years – ensuring on time delivery and lower inventory. During my role as a production planner; I started doing my CPIM certification from APICS. I also completed my Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

I then decided to get a different challenge and in 2012 I moved to the role of manufacturing engineer – ensuring improvements in the product quality; and improvements in the manufacturing processes. I completed my CPIM certification during this role, and also graduated from fixed step training program at Schlumberger. I did many Lean projects and one of my projects has been submitted for “Road to Reliability” contest organized at Schlumberger, Stonehouse.

In May-2013, I moved to a process engineer role working on a short duration project related to product records improvement and improving traceability and quality of the documentation that is supplied to the customer with the products. This was completed on time and received recognition from management. During this project; I completed my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

During my spare time in Stonehouse, I have continued with my hobby of programming and released a few applications under the banner of Anode Labs -

SCM Buddy - An android smartphone application for Supply Chain professionals. It received its 6000th download on 28th May 2013. I expect this app to cross 7000 download mark in the first half of Jan-2014. This app was mentioned in the October-2011 magazine for the Institute of Operations Management. This app was also made available on Blackberry App World in March 2012.

Physics Buddy - Another android smartphone application for Physics students. It received its 2900th download on 13th September 2013.

Cricket Pundit - A Facebook application which was in action during ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

I have learnt and extensively used programming skills to aid me in doing tasks at work in a simpler and quicker fashion.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Certified in C.P.I.M

I completed all requirements to get certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

APICS CPIM designees are tested on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

I completed all requirements for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification, by demonstrating expertise in application of lean principles, statistical problem solving, and quality tools.

The actual certificate will be awarded in January 2012.

Friday, October 07, 2011

SCM Buddy article in IOM magazine, UK

October magazine issue of "The Institute of Operations Management", UK has an article on my Android app - SCM Buddy.