Jit H.

Supply Chain Consultant Loves Solving Challenges|Keen to Support Timely, Quality Delivery of Supply Chain Transformation

 

Jit Hinchman believes in building and nurturing healthy business communities that in turn will encourage its people’s ability to collaborate, innovate, and succeed as a team. She is a passionate Supply Chain Leader and driven Business Engineer. Jit is an APICS certified Supply Chain Professional. She also holds Master Degree in Supply Chain Management from Florida Institute of Technology. Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor degree in Telecommunication Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology.

Jit Hinchman is one of the most talented and well-rounded professionals. She possesses a rare combination of experienced-based operational expertise and practical strategic perspectives. Jit has been working with many industries in which, it enhances her unique hands-on experience and ability to provide strategic lens as end-to- end Supply Chain Management on how improved Supply Chain not only lower costs, improve efficiency and profitability but also helps drive top-line growth for organizations. Jit has been leading Supply Chain Collaboration between companies, its suppliers and customers and seamlessly managing the flow between upstream suppliers, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, retailers to downstream customers. She helps organizations develop holistic strategies and operating models that integrate planning, procurement, product design, manufacturing and fulfillment functions and connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain. Jit believes in giving back and helping others succeed. She volunteers to help others in need and is mentoring other professionals as well.

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Jason K.

Experienced medical device M&A integration manager and quality systems expert open to new opportunities

 

Jason has over sixteen years of quality system improvement and product development experience in finished medical devices from concept to market introduction. Widely recognized as a results-driven performer with a successful track record of delivering innovative products, experienced project management and quality system process solutions to meet strategic company goals. He has significant FDA/ISO regulatory compliance and quality systems expertise with specific areas of focus in design controls, risk management, cybersecurity, NC/CAPA and change control. Jason has a proven ability to analyze customer, technical and regulatory requirements to deliver compelling technologies to the market.

Jason is a certified merger and acquisition (M&A) integration leader in the areas of due diligence execution, integration strategy planning and commercial business and quality system integration management.  He has successfully implemented FDA and ISO compliant processes and procedures across multiple integrations, including product line portfolio assets, entire business unit products and team members, and whole organizations.

Jason holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Dayton.  He has experience working with customers and suppliers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

As an advisory board member, Jason will continue to serve Michiana Lean and its clients with his expertise and help them in implementing effective solutions.

Vikram N.

Senior Manager at Cummins Inc. | MBA, MS | New Product Development | Quality Management | New Product Launch | Strategy

Vikram has 9 plus years of experience in New product development and Quality management with a successful track record. Since 2010 he has effectively launched new products, earned Chairman’s award for problem solving complex product issue and has solved more than 150 product/process problems. His expertise includes strategic consulting, developing strategies for new product introduction planning and roadmap integration, gathering voice of customer requirements, market analysis, risk based thinking, new product introductions, cross functional collaboration techniques, new product launches, product risk assessments, regulatory quality compliance, continuous improvement, supplier performance improvement and customer engagement. Vikram has extensive experience in Industry 4.0 digital manufacturing systems, business intelligence capabilities, digital quality gates and product failure prevention techniques.

Vikram holds MBA from Kelley School of Business – Indiana University in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Master of Science from Michigan Technological University in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelors of Engineering from University of Mumbai in Mechanical Engineering. His is a certified lead auditor for Quality System compliance IATF 16949 and ISO 9001:2008. Vikram has completed certifications in Six Sigma, Advanced Product Quality Planning, Project Management and Labor Relations.

Vikram has experience working with several customers and suppliers in US, India, Europe, Mexico and China.

He enjoys solving complex challenges that occur throughout the product lifecycle ranging from initial concept generation to prototyping, product testing, manufacturing, product delivery and aftermarket.

As an advisory board member, Vikram will continue to serve Michiana Lean and its clients his expertise and help them in implementing effective solutions.

 

Denise G. – Principal Consultant

denise@michianalean.com

Corporate Process Improvement Specialist with an extreme focus on the VOC. I endeavor to facilitate change and productivity for every organization I commit utilizing Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies.

A partner-leader with team building characteristics that leads people, processes, and organizations to profitability; a proven team-builder. My adult education skills enable successful delivery of comprehensive learning solidified by hands-on use of the training.
A strategic and hands-on leader, an accomplished change agent with 20+ years track record of leading improvements; lean transformation, driving Quality & Operational Excellence, linking VOC to operational metrics and performance and maximizing ROI/ROP on all OpEx areas including Supply Chain and Operations Risk Management. Colleagues refer to me as caring, honest, passionate and dedicated to overall improvement from the Gemba to the Organizational bottom-line. I aim for a “home run”; yet we do win a “hit’ at a time.

Specialties: CAPA Development, Documentation and Training; CAPA Verification Design for Implementation and Sustainability. Management and Training. Organizational Development, Communication both verbal and written. Customer Service, Supply-Chain Replenishment and Distribution. Active ASQ Member. Certified Management by Strengths Trainer.