Hrushikesh Ghatpande

Hrushikesh Ghatpande

Manufacturing Systems Engineer - Future Foam Inc. | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Work Experience

Manufacturing Engineer - Future Foam Inc. (2016 - Present)

Analyzing production data to optimize productivity and efficiency; Building systems and processes to measure and report real-time production KPI data; Fundamental redesign and improvement of manufacturing processes and systems

Manufacturing Systems Engineer - National Oilwell Varco (Summer 2015)

Collaborated with Global Manufacturing Strategy (GMS) Group at NOV; Designed and validated a process simulation model for capacity analysis in MPX simulation software to reduce manufacturing lead times; Implemented capacity management recommendations to reduce lead times by up to 70%

Project Assistant - The Wisconsin Idea Project (2014 - 2016)

Database manager for The Wisconsin Idea Project at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Responsible for updating, managing and maintenance of MySQL database for the project; Development of web applications for generating reports and assisting in framework redesign

Business Process Analyst (CRM Implementation) - GPC Pune (2013 - 2014)

Analyzed processes and systems to improve efficiency, workflow and data security using Lean methodology; Integrated best practices with software to achieve better productivity; Developed and implemented of web-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software in PHP and MySQL; Trained the employees on the new CRM system; Automated the workflow and business processes to improve overall efficiency by 50%

Productivity Improvement Engineer - Sandvik Coromant (2012 - 2013)

Choice of tools and process for higher productivity and process security on the customers' shop floor for Sandvik Coromant machine tools and economic analysis of processes for optimized ROI; Adjustment of cutting data for machine tools and inserts to provide reduced cycle time, extended tool life and better surface finish; Design and development of specially-made Sandvik Coromant tools and tool holders according to customized requirements

Industrial Engineer - Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd (Summer 2011)

Development of a standardized procedure for calculation of Design Standard Time Ratio (DSTR) value of workstations; Implementation of DSTR technique as a standard for productivity evaluation - simpler technique than MOST; Comparison and improvement of workstations using Industrial Engineering techniques, Manpower Management and Layout / Process Redesign at identified workstations having high DSTR value - Applications of JIT and Lean Manufacturing


Continuous Process Improvement - Rockwell Automation (Spring 2016)

Redesigned manufacturing assembly processes using continuous improvement principles and DMAIC approach; Developed new fixtures and layout for improvement in process flow and operator ergonomics; Improved throughput by optimizing material flow and inventory management

Quick Response Manufacturing: FTMS Development - QRM Center at UW-Madison (Spring 2016)

Working with Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) at UW-Madison to study and develop revised Focused Target Market Segment (FTMS) and Manufacturing Cells at Banner Service Corporation

Quick Response Manufacturing: Cellular Manufacturing - QRM Center at UW-Madison (Spring 2015)

Reducing manufacturing lead times by 60% at 'Driv-Lok Fasteners', Sycamore, IL under 'Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems' - Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) at UW-Madison; Analysis of processes and recommendations for reducing manufacturing lead times and thereby reducing overall manufacturing costs using Cellular Manufacturing, POLCA and Lean concepts under the framework of QRM