Amit Kurhekar

Analytics | IIoT | Industry4.0 | Data Science| Keynote Speaker

Hyderabad Area, India

Performance Analysis Manufacturing Excellence
Accelerating P&G journey for Manufacturing. Driving strategy and execution for Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Delivering insights for Manufacturing through Business intelligence, actionable predictive and prescriptive analytics in Manufacturing and Supply chain.

Established Data Science department with highly passionate team of data scientists internally & externally.

Key Skills

Innovation, People management, Data Science, IIoT, Project Management, Simulation, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Smart Machines.

Professional Appearances:


• Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 at CYPHER- Sept 2018

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Senior Technology Manager at Procter & Gamble

Jul 2015 - Present

Started and established Data Science practice and group in P&G Beauty. Delivering Smart Machines an IIoT and Machine learning based initiative for P&G (Global). Own and Deliver exponential technologies masterplan for P&G Beauty including Machine Learning, AR/ VR, Digital Manufacturing, etc.

India Beauty Engineering Leader at Procter & Gamble

Mar 2013 - Jun 2015

• Managed and developed High performing technical organization with department size of >25 people. • Managed site wide capital and department budgets >$75 million with impeccable compliance delivery and ensured money was well spent giving maximum ROI over 2.5 yrs. • Increased throughput by 10%, reduced costs/waste >5% (>$1million impact) by utilizing Six Sigma concepts and design of experiments to optimize manufacturing process in Skin care Business. • Delivered long term capacity plans for P&G Hair care in India by designing Supply network design- Cost consciousness and business understanding. • Managed smooth project execution and zero compliance issues by delivering Impeccable results for Baddi site- High integrity and leverage systems. • Led life safety project impacting 400+ people. Delivered long Term siting study and supply network design proposal for a Plant (400+ people) ensuring life safety and long term synergy. • Delivered and exceeded year on year productivity targets through automation projects-30+ contractors/employees-Productivity focus.

Technology Leader Packing Simulation at Procter & Gamble

Sep 2010 - Feb 2013

Pioneered the use of Design of experiments and surrogate modeling for packing simulations (CAE) and developed a process to drive robustness in simulation driven solutions for P&G. Conveying Model technology owner- lead and developed breakthrough insights in Packing line conveying operations using CAE and design of experiments. Predictive simulation models (CAE/FEA)- development, deployment and application for Business building problems. Enabled future M&S organization in Asia- Coached and developed 10+ new Engineers and practitioners. Managed external partners/vendors (team of 15+ people) and improved efficiency 10% yoy for ongoing Global support.

Program Manager, Beauty M&S (CAE) at Procter & Gamble

May 2008 - Sep 2010

Set up delivery team of 15+ people with external partner to deliver work for global simulation programs. Managing ongoing capability and capacity needs delivering 10% year on year savings. Project management for internal Packaging and Simulation projects. Modeling and Simulation for Package and packing systems in FMCG environment. Capability and capacity mapping of potential players in Modeling and simulation based in India. Defined outsourcing strategy and goto partners for multiple disciplines.

System Engineer for GE Appliances at Satyam Computers

Apr 2005 - May 2008

Product development of GE Refrigerators at Satyam GE India Design Center (GE IDC), Hyderabad, for Product development (NPI), as a Systems engineer. Certifield Six sigma green Belt- GE Appliances. It is a CMMI LEVEL5 and Strategic Relationship unit dedicated for GE Appliances in Engineering services division of in Satyam Computer services (now Mahindra Satyam). Tools used- Pro E, Pro-MECHANICA, Six sigma tools for product development and prob. solving. NPI program for 2009 Profile Bottom Freezer Refrigerator: ● Key team member for Engineering, Analysis and DFSS requirements. ● Design and development of Door Hinges, case, FZ liner, door inner liner and door modules. ● Designed and developed of Cover Recess dispenser for Water Dispenser in Refrigerator (NPI Project)

SR. Engineer at Aditya Birla group

Feb 2004 - Mar 2005

Worked as a Design and QA Engineer in insulator manufacturing facility. This was medium scale, insulator manufacturing plant with batch process. A challenging environment for maintaining and sustaining process and yields.