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LATHA HARSHAL

A Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt with more than 20 years of corporate experience in the field of Project Management, Operations, Lean 6 Sigma, Process Excellence, Supply Chain Management with strong Leadership, Training and Facilitation skills. Vast experience of around 12 years in training employees on various topics during corporate role and later as a Trainer/Consultant with a focus on continuous improvement.

Education & Certifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Lean Operations Management from Alliance University
  • Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM)
  • Bachelors of Commerce
  • Dale Carnegie® Certified Instructor
  • Certified Program Management Professional (PMP) from PMI
  • Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt from Caterpillar University
  • Trained Caterpillar Production System (CPS) Black Belt from Caterpillar University
  • Certified Psychometric Testing Professional (Carlton Advanced Management Institute, USA)

Trainings Conducted

  • Leadership Approach to Managing Projects (LAMP – Unique program for Project Managers covering both Technical & Behavioral skills)
  • Leadership skills for Junior and Middle Level Management
  • Change Management, Transition Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Microsoft Project (MSP 2016)
  • 6 Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt (DMAIC Methodology), Process Excellence - Lean Tools & Principles
  • Quality Management Systems and ISO Methodology
  • Behavioral trainings (Communication Skills, Coaching and others)

Corporate Summary

  • Last served in Caterpillar India for 11 years in Black Belt & Managerial roles. Prior experience of 10 years includes Fanuc India, IBM Global Services & BPL Engineering.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & 6 Sigma Black Belt experienced in leading and managing > 30 Six Sigma DMAIC projects.  Embedded Six Sigma DMAIC methodology into organizational operations by training and coaching employees
  • Rolled out new Program Management Process in Asia Pacific region. Imparted training on L-NPI (Caterpillar’s Program Management process) to Asia Pacific Business Development team, Delivery Leaders & Implementation teams as a Subject Matter Expert 
  • Led teams towards accomplishment of common business goals, managed SLAs/KPIs to meet top line and bottom line objectives of the company
  • Managed wide spectrum of tasks including Supply Chain Operations, Process Excellence and implementation, Strategic Supply Chain Network/Startup Implementation, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management and Logistics functions
  • Experienced in implementing Quality Management Systems, Caterpillar Production System (CPS) 
  • Experienced in leading and driving several projects to achieve cost control, process improvements and transitions
  • As a leader trained teams on leadership, project management, behavioral skills and soft skills