Shuras Vasu, Associate Consultant, MALAYSIA

Shuras Vasu has served various multinational corporations, such as Sony, Motorola, Philips, and VDO in various function and Senior role. He has more than 24 years of operation excellence applying various analytical tools for decision making and continuous improvements. He carries with him strong expertise of Lean Six Sigma, Shop Floor Management, TPM,TQM,CQE and QMS. Shuras Vasu, holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering graduated from University of Technology Malaysia and MBA from NTU Australia. He joined Sony Electronic Malaysia in 1991 as a Production Engineer and was responsible in establishing production standard for assembly operation, performing risk assessment for New Product Introduction, train new operators on the required SOP, work with CFT team on resolving production quality issues using QCC tools, work with design centre in Japan for design change matters and perform time study with Industrial Engineer to improve the productivity of the shop oor. He has Master Degree from Northern Territory University, Australia.

In 1993, he joined VDO (currently known as Continental) German Automotive Speedometer Manufacturer at Prai, Penang. He was involved in the Customer Complaints Management especially for Audi, Mercedes, Proton, Ford, GM, Chrysler etc car assembly manufacturer. He handled the customer visit and audit and ensures that all issues raised are addressed with proper CAPA. He was than involved in the QS9000 certification process for the plant. He became the MR of the company when the plant was going through the ISO9001 certification. In 1995, he joined the giant semiconductor manufacturer Motorola and Philips JV in Seremban. He established the calibration and incoming inspection system as part of QMS requirements. He has audited many suppliers as part of supplier development program and even sent to Amsterdam, Netherland to perform QSR (Motorola Quality System Requirement) in 1995. Later after 3 years in the Quality Management, he took a major yield improvement effort in this plant. He managed to breakthrough the yield from 84% to 96% within 6 months of his leadership.

He was than promoted to Section Manager of Process Engineering. Alvinsuresh also implemented many TPM initiatives for his organization especially on the OEE improvement under the JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Management, Japan). After about 9 years of service, in 2005, he had the opportunity to lead a full functional role as a Manufacturing Manager in Textron Fastening System,USA. Under his responsibilities, he had Production, Tooling, Facilities, Maintenance and Process Engineering. He had a great opportunity to implement the World Class Manufacturing System called New Shop Floor Management, a Japanese Way of Managing Shop Floor – Glass Wall Methodology (Kiyoshi Suzaki).In this program he managed to change the traditional way of running shop floor into a new ideology of using the Glass Wall Management, involving people into continuous improvement, created transparent management, linking KPI with the problem solving methodology and leadership development among the employee for continuous improvement. As a result of this program, the company key KPI improved tremendously and got the Asia Region and HQ USA recognition. With his leadership trait, he was promoted to Senior Manager (Operation) taking additional responsibilities of Quality Assurance Department. He than took the lead implementing a stringent Quality Management System in the organization such as Aerospace AS9100,VDA German Audit system,TS16949 and Risk Management Methodology. While in Textron, he implemented Factory Operation Excellence -Lean and Six Sigma Management. He managed to cut many of the NVA processes using the 7 waste methodologies and turned them into a cost saving & productivity improvement opportunity for the plant. He served Textron for 10 years. Shuras Vasu is a UK certified Lead Auditor for ISO9011/Ts16949 for 1st and 2nd party audit. He is very familiar with 5 core tools application for Automotive Manufacturer (APQP,PPAP,FMEA,SPC,MSA).He was MR (Management Representative) for more than 5 years –ISO9001/TS16949/AS9100.