Prasanna Kumar

Senior Consultant (Strategy & Operations) | Deloitte USI | IIM Kozhikode | IIT Madras

Gurugram, Haryana, India

Summary
Robotic Process Automation Educational Workshops Socio-political Philosophy Project Management Tableau Shipping
Prasanna is a Senior Consultant with Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice. He specializes in Process Management, and has worked with Financial, Consumer Products, and Telecom Media and Technology (TMT) clients across Asia-Pacific and U.S. He has experience in Business Case Development, Robotics Process Automation, Vendor assessment, Contract Negotiations, Process Improvement and Activity Analysis.

He holds an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and a B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Experience

Senior Consultant (Strategy & Operations) at Deloitte

Sr. Consultant (Strategy and Operations) at Deloitte India (Offices of the US)

May 2018 - Present

- Robotization of select processes for a global American footwear and apparel major o Identified business processes in Finance & Accounting that can be automated and developed Business Cases for Pilot and Phase 1 stages o Process Automated: Sales Forecasting, Credit Utilization, HR Monthly Reporting, Monthly settlement of open POs, Telecom Accruals o Business benefits delivered: 9 FTEs, Reduction in error rate, improved cycle time and savings in Outsourcing o Led a team of developers from design, User Acceptance Testing to Production and Maintenance Support for the bots o Established governance structure and a global Robotics Center of Excellence for future automation deployments - Identified cost reduction opportunities of ~$30M for North America’s largest operator of truck centers o Compared G&A costs to peers through external benchmarking; identified sub-optimal management structures (spans and layers) o Using activity based costing techniques, evaluated potential service delivery model options, including shared services and outsourcing o Reviewed indirect spend and purchasing group maturity based on number of vendors, degree of spend fragmentation

Education

MBA in Operations and Economics at IIM Kozhikode

May 2014 - Mar 2016

Elected Coordinator, Economics, Politics, Social Sciences (EPS) – Students Interest group o Security General of Model United Nations, Backwaters’15 - IIMK’s Annual management festival o Editor, Pragati, a bi-annual magazine on contemporary issues, a one of its kind in B schools o Initiated and Organized Horizons 2015, annual management and public policy conclave Core Events team member, Start-o-sphere, a two day start-up fair and entrepreneurship summit Member of Speaker Management Team, TEDxIIMKozhikode

B.Tech in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at IIT Madras

Jun 2007 - Apr 2011

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