SV Prasad Gandhikota Recognized for Dedication in Manufacturing Industry
With twenty-three years of experience under his belt, Mr. Prasad Gandhikota is a recognized leader in the fields of manufacturing and information technology. Since 2018, he has held a leadership position at Conagra Brands Inc., where he specializes in executing the food manufacturing supply chain management business transformation agenda using planning systems. of SAP and S/4 HANA Enterprise Resources as Senior System Analyst – Information Technology. technology enabler. Prasad Gandhikota is responsible for three pillars at Conagra Brands, namely application management services for 24/7 production support to manufacturing plants across the United States, heavy integration programs for SAP supply chain for mergers and acquisitions and continuous delivery projects for process improvement like the Internet of Connected Things. the workshop by contributing its expertise in the field of manufacturing and information technology. Prasad Gandhikota has successfully developed and implemented several custom IT solutions to solve the most complex supply chain business problems. These solutions have significantly improved the productivity and efficiency of supply chain operations, saving Conagra Brands cost savings. Some of these solutions integrate SAP with MES manufacturing execution systems for seamless data flow, a grading solution for packaged fresh vegetables, and SAP integration with Extend AG modernized crop management solutions for seamless management. effective contracts with fresh packaged tomato suppliers, solution design requires a thorough analysis, understanding of the business problem and expertise in information technology systems from both a functional and technical perspective, a solution developed never matches the same business problem in the same industry sector or in a different sector, hence the need for a diverse set of skills and domain expertise from supply chain manufacturing, module-specific configuration experience SAP and technical experience to customize systems. In addition to the above expertise, there must be an understanding of globalization versus localization bearing in mind the long-term impact on production support and project scope and timelines, therefore, these solutions cannot be easily copied by others in the same industry or in a different industry. Prasad Gandhikota has a unique experience where he worked in both manufacturing and information technology fields. His continuous learning is the key to providing more personalized solutions to unique supply chain problems. He is responsible for the overall scope, schedule, cost, technology, resources, communication and change management of projects for successful delivery. Prasad Gandhikota won the CIO award in 2021 for his cutting-edge SAP integrations and the Modern ERP award for impacting the international S/4 HANA Canada program at Conagra Brands.
Prior to his current appointment, he was a principal consultant for Deloitte Consulting USA from 2014 to 2017, advising Fortune 500 companies like Illumina, Caterpillar, Avnet, Hunter Douglas, etc. in supply chain transformation projects using SAP and S/4 HANA. Prasad Gandhikota has worked in the implementation of information technology systems for various industrial sectors such as life sciences and medical diagnostic equipment for cancer research and genomics products, consumer products, electronics, construction and mining equipment, textiles and chemicals, and automotive industries. He developed Information Technology Solutions for Custom Products, a multimillion-dollar business of Illumina that helped produce millions of product combinations faster with innovative solutions like variant configuration. Global available to promise solution for Avnet Inc, to meet customer demands by protecting and satisfying top tier customers. Solution for document storage and digital signature approvals for Caterpillar, S/4 HANA implementation for Hunter Douglas. Quality management solution to track country of origin for sourcing and manufacturing to take advantage of tax credits has saved Illumina Inc. millions of dollars. Prasad Gandhikota has developed unique solutions to unique problems that cannot be easily copied without understanding the exact business problem and his combined experience in manufacturing, information technology and management training is the secret sauce.
Prior to Deloitte, Prasad Gandhikota was Principal Consultant at Honeywell India from 2008 to 2013 and based on his critical and leadership skills in manufacturing and IT, he was delegated to UK and in the United States for implementing SAP enterprise resource planning systems to standardize operations. supply chain manufacturing process for Honeywell manufacturing plants. Prasad also implemented advanced planning and optimization (APO) systems to solve a complex supply chain business problem by providing consolidated forecast visibility across strategic business groups through its subject matter expertise. and project management skills to deploy the solution in Honeywell factories around the world. Prasad Gandhikota won the Team Excellence Award for SAP Deployment in the UK in 2009, won the Partner Award and the Individual Excellence Award for Aerospace Deployments in the USA in 2010.
Having held several other consultancy positions throughout his career, Mr. Prasad Gandhikota began his professional journey in 1995, working for textile process and machinery manufacturing companies where he mastered his production line manufacturing skills. sourcing and provided process consulting to textile companies for six years. before moving into information technology consulting in 2005.
Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Prasad Gandhikota pursued a formal education, starting with his time at Nagpur University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 1991. He has then continued his studies at the University of Bombay (now the University of Mumbai) from which he obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical technology with a specialization in textile chemistry in 1995. Mr. Prasad Gandhikota went on to obtain a postgraduate diploma in Management at the Indian Institute of Modern Management in 2004, specializing in Marketing Management and Information Technology.
In addition to his university degrees, Mr. Prasad Gandhikota holds several notable certifications in his industry. Namely, he has received a prestigious certificate in Solutions Consultant in Supply Chain Management-Manufacturing from SAP, he has received a certificate in Fundamentals of Supply Chain and Logistics from the prestigious institute MIT, he is Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from Honeywell. Along with his professional responsibilities, he is also well regarded for his contributions as a civic-minded citizen, regularly volunteering as a judge for the state science fair at the Minnesota Academy of Sciences. , Symposium Judge Award for Judging Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at University of Michigan, as Judge for Project Management at DECA Inc., as Judge and Industry Expert for the Global Information Technology Awards at the Globee Awards, as a judge to judge the American Business Awards at the Stevie Awards.
Prasad Gandhikota has published a research paper titled “Secrets of Successful SAP Integrations: Mergers & Acquisitions” in the peer-reviewed journal IJISRT International journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, which is indexed in Zenodo, OpenAIRE, ResearchGate, Scribd and Google Scholar. The research paper is based on his actual experiences of implementing information technology solutions for a distinguished food manufacturing company. The research paper that is aimed specifically at business and technology leaders in supply chain management is gaining worldwide recognition.
Prasad Gandhikota has been a member of the ASCM Association for Supply Chain Management since 2015 where he judges the ASCM Excellence Awards in various categories like making an impact, supply chain leader, etc. where reputable companies like Microsoft and individuals in leadership positions like Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel, Supply Chain Managers in Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Risk and Resilience, etc. . are named.
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