VINAY GOVANDE

Vice President | PMP® | Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Mr. Govande has 25 years of progressive experience in supply-chain, information technology, and continuous improvement. He is a certified project management professional and a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has directed multi-disciplinary teams on over 80 different projects to achieve significant results. He has been instrumental in creating transformational and sustainable change in a variety of organizations. Mr. Govande’s clients include fortune 500 companies such as Stanley, Tyco, and Alcoa as well as mid-size and small companies such as East Penn Manufacturing, Just Born, B|Braun Medical, Transcontinental, Infinera, TrayPak, Custom Processing, etc… He began his career as a manufacturing engineer at Cummins Engine Company in India. He worked as a project manager at the Enterprise Systems Center at Lehigh University. His expertise includes supply-chain planning and execution, demand management, S&OP, ERP system selection, implementation and optimization, as well as lean six-sigma manufacturing, business process analysis, factory design, plant layout and design and implementation of information systems. Mr. Govande has assisted several clients in the reengineering of their business processes through implementation of supply chain and ERP systems, such as Oracle, JDA, SAP, Epicor, Visual Manufacturing, SyteLine, Macola, PowerCerv, and PrintStream. Mr. Govande holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, India, and a graduate degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Auburn University. He is certified in Demand Flow Technology and Business Strategy by JcIT and teaches lean manufacturing as a visiting lecturer in Lehigh University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and DeSales University. His papers have been published in IIE, Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, and Modeling and Simulation Conference. He is a member of PMI and is a past member of APICS, SME and ASQC.