Raam G. Vichare

Senior Consultant and Advisor

Work experience
 

Summary

Raam has significant experience managing major operations with over 200 employees, 600,000-sq. ft. of warehouses, $150 million stocked inventories, $400 million annual procurement activities, and $400 million property assets. Experiences include working in both commercial and government operations. He has worked in different capacities from floor operations to corporate executive levels for a major corporation. Raam has a strong background in both technical and business processes.



Warehouses Management - Managed more than 40 warehouse facilities with over 600,000 square feet of space (geographically distributed over a 300 sq. mile area) that contained millions dollar inventory with a staff of 150 skill personnel. Responsibility included receiving, quality inspection, stocking, inventory management, database management, delivery and financial control of inventory cost.



Asset/Property Management - Managed government property for a Department of Energy operation. Responsibility included maintaining accountability of real, related personal, and personal property from acquisition through final disposition.



Government Procurement - Managed $350 million of procurements annually in accordance with federal government regulations. Developed and implemented Supplier Performance Measurement and Government Procurement Practices Programs.



Commercial Purchasing - Managed a department with 60 buyers issuing procurements worth over $200 million annually for the commercial nuclear industry. Managed several contracts to support built-to-design equipment, field installation and related services for nuclear power plant construction, startup and operation.



Systems Implementation - Implemented several major computer systems for materials management and planning integration, purchasing and asset / property management. These systems included commercially procured systems and in-house developed systems.



WORK HISTORY:



GOVERNMENT FACILITY MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS CONTRACTOR
Manager of Asset Management, responsible for management of assets / property, warehousing, inventory management, material management, and chemical management.

Manager of Material Acquisitions and Systems, responsible for material purchases and purchasing computer systems.



COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONTRACTOR
Manager of Purchases for the Nuclear Industry with responsibility for materials, equipment, subcontracts, services, and International purchases.

Education
 

Awards

UNITED STATES
HAMMER AWARD:

 

Awarded by the Vice President of the United States of America in recognition of significant cost cutting measures developed and implemented.


DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD:

Awarded by the Department of Energy in recognition of being the Property Executive of the year for performance and innovative management.

Certifications

CERTIFIED PURCHASING MANAGER (CPM)
certification from the National Association of Purchasing Managers.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER (CPPM)
certification from the National Property Management Association.

CONSULTING FELLOW (CF)
certification from the National Property Management Association.

SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION
certified as Six Sigma Program Champion

2010 - present

2010 - present

B.S. Carnegie-Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering

M.S. University of Pittsburgh, Engineering Management

 

Professional info
 

Raam has over 25 years of management experience in Warehouse Management, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, and Government Property Management. He has extensive experience in analyzing processes, implementing improvements, and accomplishing measurable results. Raam has a history of establishing cost and manpower saving initiatives through identifying root-causes, detailed evaluations, and strategic thought leadership. He is also proficient and innovative in the development and implementation of Information Systems for materials management, warehousing management, government property management, and supply chain management.