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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Graduate Assistants

Srikanth Radhakrishna

Srikanth Radhakrishna was a MBA student at Krannert School of Management. Prior to joining the MBA program, Srikanth was an entrepreneur and also worked for Accenture in Retail Information Systems and Operations in Bangalore, India. In the summer of 2012, he was in Richfield, MN for his internship with a major electronics retailer.

Srikanth worked on a project with the center to study Supply Chain practices for an India-based ice-cream company. Additionally Srikanth is also closely involved with Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship Clubs at Krannert.



Vijay Sachdeva

Vijay Sachdeva was a MBA student at Krannert School of Management. Prior to joining the MBA program, Vijay was product managing 4G-LTE telecom products for a Japanese company in Tokyo. In the summer of 2012, he was in Washington-DC for his internship with a Switzerland-based telecom company.

Vijay was involved with Operations club and Boiler-Volunteer-Networks at Purdue. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading literary travelogues, and studying cultures and languages. Vijay also speaks Japanese, which he learned in Japan by attending weekly social gatherings. Vijay was a Graduate Assistant with GSCMI, where he was actively involved in center's activity in addition to his contribution with supply-chain game design for classroom setting.



Yipin Lu

Yipin Lu was a MBA student with concentrations in Operations and Supply Chain. During her junior year at Krannert School of Management, she was selected into the 3+2 program to pursue two degrees within five years.

 Yipin was involved with Women International and Operations Club at Purdue University. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering and making friends. As a Graduate Assistant with GSCMI, Yipin helped facilitate the TVS India Internship program in addition to center’s other activities.

As a 2013 MBA graduate, Yipin Lu earned a place on the Dean's List for the Spring semester and  joined Schlumberger in Houston, TX as a Procurement Specialist, as part of the Global Categories team.



Ivan Banchs

Ivan is currently in his second year of the Master's in Business Administration program in the Krannert School of Management. Ivan has 8 years experience in the field of manufacturing, mostly in the Procurement and planning side of Operations in companies such as Regal Beloit and Schlumberger. At Schlumberger, Ivan had the opportunity to be in the startup of the manufacturing facility in Mexico and be part of the core planning team for this operating plant. He started as a Planner directly working with Production supervisors and the production manager to monitor plant throughput and maximize utilization and efficiency with an optimal production schedule. Ivan interned with FMC Technologies over the summer. Ivan desires to explore the operations program that Krannert offers and would like to round that with some corporate valuation finance classes.

During Fall 2012, Ivan was involved with the ELI Project associated with Verallia. He is currently involved with 3 student clubs, the KOC (Krannert Operations Club), KHMA (Krannert Hispanic Management Association), and the Golf Club.



Mirant Desai

Mirant Desai is a second year MBA student at Purdue University. Previously, he worked in the manufacturing sector with one of India’s largest engineering conglomerate, Larsen and Toubro in its shipbuilding industry. At L&T, he worked as a naval architect designing the Navigation and Communication systems.

His work role required him to work in several cross functional teams in domains such as strategic sourcing, procurement, inventory management, and project management. He is a Lean Six sigma Green Belt and interned this summer as a Supply Chain Program Manager at Amazon, Inc .



Arjjodev Mukherjee

Arjjodev has experience in strategic technology consulting, project management and data driven strategy development in a wide variety of industries namely IT, Retail , Energy and Chemicals. At Krannert he is concentrating in Marketing and Finance. This summer he worked at SunCoke Energy, creating financial models for feasibility analysis of business diversification.



Yesh Yalanahalli

Yesh Yalanahalli is currently pursuing his MBA at Purdue University with concentration on Operations and Strategy. Yesh has completed his Bachelors of Engineering in Information Science and Technology. After his graduation, he worked in consulting and services field for more than six years. His last assignment was at Oracle Corporation where he helped his clients to increase the productivity and efficiency of their supply chain and manufacturing systems.


Surnaik Srivastava

Surnaik Srivastava is a second a second year MBA student majoring in Operations and Supply Chain. Prior to his MBA he was working with a leading IT exporter in India. He interned in Sears Corporation last summer and will be joining Amazon for Full-Time as operations manager. Apart from academics he is active in various clubs at Krannert and enjoys photography during his free time.



Andrejs Strateicuks

Andrejs Strateicuks is a second year MBA student at the Krannert School of Management with focus in Finance, Operations and Strategy. Andrejs has over six years of experience driving improvements at “Cemex” and “SPI Group” in Europe and Russia.



Yeshvanth Gowda

Arun Mohan

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