Team

MADHUKAR KUMTA

Principal Advisor

Mr. Kumta brings half a century of Industrial work experience, initially as a business executive and later on as a consultant. He has been functional head of Materials Management, manufacturing & Engineering and later on worked at General Management level in highly reputed companies like Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. & Sona Steering Systems Ltd. Mr Kumta has been with VCT Consulting India since 2008.

Relevant Experience

  • Mr. Kumta’s Lean Journey began as a Consultant for Auto-Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra in 1993. Introduction of TPS in 1994 was the first major breakthrough
  • From early 1998 till 2003, Mr. Kumta was the Leader of SCM Group at Mahindra & Mahindra where in he was responsible to implement Lean practices all across the Group Companies.
  • Mr. Kumta there on has consulted multiple companies in a diverse array of industrial sectors including Automotive, Iron & Steel, Chemical and Pharmaceuticals.
  • Further, Mr. Kumta has conducted numerous workshops on Lean Management & associated topics across all industrial clusters in India. He has taken up In-Company workshops at Tata Motors Ltd., Cummins India & Kirloskar Brother’s Ltd.
  • Mr. Kumta has been associated with Automotive Industry since it’s inception. He has undertaken multiple study missions to Japan to observe the management practices from close quarters

Why will Mr. Kumta make a difference

  • Unparalleled authority on Lean in India
  • Brings extensive operations improvement experience through his deep industry involvement & Lean expertise
  • Garnered over 5 decades of experience

Representative Clients

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  • Cummins India Ltd
  • Ajay Metachem Ltd
  • Auto Ignition India
  • Kirloskar Brother’s Ltd

ABHIJIT DESHPANDE

Senior Partner.

Abhijit is a Senior Partner with VCT Consulting since it’s inception He is reputable for Supply Chain Project Execution through end-to-end planning, analysis & implementation. He has executed some of the signature consulting assignments with Ford Motors USA, Nissan Motors USA and Kirloskar Brother’s Ltd., India.

Relevant Experience

  • Abhijit has helped companies with Corporate Strategy, Lean Manufacturing consulting, Supply Chain re-design, Building a framework for Supplier partnerships and Logistics Network design.
  • Abhijit has gained TPS’s body of knowledge through working, learning and consulting with companies like Nissan Motors and Ford Motor Company in United States of America.
  • He served world’s leading Consulting Houses like Deloitte & Mckinsey - USA.
  • To hone his craft further, Abhijit has undertaken numerous study missions to Toyota Motor Company- USA, Boeing Company- USA specifically learning the nuances of Lean manufacturing.
  • He has since then applied all his international exposure in transforming Indian companies like Mahindra & Mahindra, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, among others. Applying Lean Concepts in Indian Constrained working conditions.
  • Abhijit is an Advisory Board member with the prestigious Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University USA.

Why will Mr. Kumta make a difference

  • Brings extensive knowledge of manufacturing operations in multiple industries; Automotive & Industrial Goods.
  • Has led enterprise transformations in major companies in India & USA.
  • Over a decade of Global Supply Chain management Transformation exposure.

Representative Clients

  • Ford Motors, USA
  • Nissan Motors, USA
  • JLG & Oshkosh Trucks USA
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  • Kirloskar Brother’s Ltd

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