Pooja Desai

Pooja Desai

27 years

Result-oriented professional with a comprehensive experience in project management, process improvement and production scheduling in the manufacturing sector, believes in delivering quantitative and qualitative results.

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • ...

... Functional Expertise

  • Operations

... Education

  • B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering), Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

... Achievements

  • Kamayaabi Award winner in September-2017 and February-2020.
  • Plant awarded a 5-star rating for best practices in EHS by CII in 2019, played a crucial role in enhancing the focus towards safety and quality. 

... Certifications

  • Certified Internal Auditor in Quality Management as per ISO 9001-2015 from Bureau Veritas.
  • Completed Inventory and Warehouse Management Course from GOPS.

Work Experience | 57 months

  • 57 Total Months
  • 57 Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Pvt. Ltd.

... Career Highlights


  • Led a cross-functional team of 20+ people aimed at optimizing raw material inventory & WIP, improved production adherence by 7%.
  • Led a multi domain team of around 25 employees for implementing 5S in the plant.
  • Spearheaded a team of 5 to strengthen planning through SAP CRM server, improved accuracy of MRP implementation in SAP by around 50%.

Project Management

  • Part of a Cross-functional Team aimed at reducing the cost of inventory and WIP; delivered the set target of 10% reduction within four months.
  • Led and coordinated with five departments for the introduction of new aggregate, liquidated the accumulated inventory of around one crore in the span of 10 months.
  • Part of a small group activity targeting to improve the productivity of an assembly line to cater to the increased market pull. 5% improvement in line efficiency.

Process Improvement

  • Focused approach on customer satisfaction, introduced the monthly rolling plan for spare parts & monitored weekly adherence, reduced delivery time by 14%.
  • Implemented levelled production at plant & shop level to mitigate stockout and production disruptions risks, achieved higher delivery compliance (improved by 20%).
  • Co-leading team of 30 members across eight departments aimed at improved cost accuracy  in SAP and reduced stock inconsistencies, improved the System of Bill of Materials accuracy by 5%.