There are 2 parts to the certification, an exam and a portfolio. The exam pass mark is 75% and is administered by SME.
Vishnu Rayapeddi is a management executive with over 26 years of experience in End-to-end Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Business/Operational Excellence, and Process Re-engineering/Improvement.
Vishnu is a pioneer in Lean Management, combining the power of Lean Thinking, TOC, Six Sigma, TQM, TWI, Balanced Scorecard, cGMP, and other best-class methodologies like DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, 5S, Quick Changeovers, Quality and Reliability, TPM, Visual Management, Standard Work, Pull, JIT, and Kanban.
Vishnu has worked in Pharma Manufacturing and FMCG Supply Chain environments for over 21 years with some of the most reputed organisations in New Zealand and India, including Unichem Laboratories, Aristo Pharmaceuticals, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Standard Medical & Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Fonterra, George Weston Foods (part of AB Foods) and others. In the past 6 years, Vishnu has been providing consulting, training, coaching and mentoring services in the Operational Excellence arena.
" We asked Vishnu to run a workshop at a finance conference, introducing lean thinking to our finance and administration area, this was a difficult task as lean is most often seen as a manufacturing process, but Vishnu was able to create a great event, engaging the team in the concept and then leading them through to project start. Very creative use of the material and very worth while event"
- Roger Jordan, Manager at Transdev
" I highly recommend Vishnu for anyone looking to improve productivity and quality manufacturing systems. I hired Vishnu because I needed someone to teach basics of world class manufacturing systems to a production team in a short space of time. Vishnu is a powerful presenter and trainer in that he is without a doubt an expert in his field and also a very personable trainer who can get his message across through use of games and exercises. Through his training, the team has stepped up remarkably to be a strong and disciplined unit, improving quality and throughput and highly visible systems that manages itself. Thank you Vishnu, for your contribution!"
- Peter Liew, Director of Manufacturing, Coherent Solutions Ltd