Akshat Sapra

Operations Manager
  • 608, Al Buhairah Hotel Apartments, Entifadah Street, Sharjah- 22909
  • $6,000 per month
  • July 27, 1993

About Me

Former Operations Manager at Amazon. Led a 250-strong team as an operations manager, in charge of Safety, Quality, Cost, Sustainability, and People management- driving the team to process up to 300k units per shift. Besides, I was the site owner for continuous improvement initiatives, wherein I led process improvement . . .

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MBA (Operations Management)

ESADE Business School, Spain

CGPA- 3.7/4 (Top 5% in class) Qualified for the Career Acceleration Program (CAP) in Consulting; Vice President- Manufacturing Innovation (ESADE Design & Innovation Club); Delegate & Speaker at the MBA World Summit 2021

Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

CGPA: 9.11/10 (Top 3%) Recipient of 'Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence' Dean's recognition for Best Final-Year Project in Electrical Engineering department -'Investigation of Dynamic Stability of Microgrid’; General Secretary of 'Energy & Environment Protection Club’; Head of Organizing Committee for ‘Vellore Green Symposium-2014’

Work & Experience

Operations Manager

01/03/2022 - 12/29/2022

>Lead and Manage Inbound Operations, with full accountability for Safety, People, Quality, Cost, Productivity, and Sustainability, for a 250-strong team of warehouse associates. >Lead Continuous Improvement initiatives using Six Sigma and PDCA methodologies. Train junior managers and associates on Lean concepts. >Develop an operational roadmap on daily/weekly basis, taking into account stock levels, customer risk, and arrival schedules >Identify, Design, and Improve the Overall Equipment Efficiency for Warehouse automation equipment, by collaborating with Reliability and Maintenance Engineers, and subject matter experts. In-charge of inbound flow automation and scheduling to optimise throughput and net efficiency

Project Manager- Lean Operations

07/22/2015 - 07/03/2020
Ford Motor Company

> Lean Six Sigma Project Leader (Black Belt) for Interiors, Powertrain, and Electrical modules > Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) Coach for Asia Pacific Quality team > Pre-Program Development: Translate competitive trends and customer expectations into vehicle-level attributes, architectures, and features > Train and Mentor Product Development Engineers in applying various problem-solving methodologies for lean manufacturing, lean operations, and Process optimization, during pre-production as well as production phases > Liaison with Module teams to review their Quality frameworks and processes (PPAP, APQP, FMEA, SCCAF, etc.), before presentation to Plant leadership > Competitive benchmarking lead for the Ranger pick-up truck > Collaborate with supplier network to ensure seamless implementation of quality metrics in supplier processes, in line with Ford's product development cycle > Systems Engineering for Fuel systems (Fuel efficiency improvement & emission control) > Integrate design verification system with field-testing plans > Collaborate with plant operations and manufacturing teams for product validation (prototyping and piloting) > Develop impact simulation testing protocols for C-segment SUVs > Research on electrolytic and shell combinations for the Li-ion batteries > Design a Repair, Validation, and Test-Bench facility for 22 variants of Engine wiring harness


Lean Six Sigma
Project Management
Business Analytics
Failure Mode Avoidance
8D Problem Solving
Quality Assurance & Control
R Programming
Operations/SCM/Logistics Management
Design Thinking/ Engineering


Credential of Recognition (Motherson Sumi Systems Limited)

Built a software to estimate manufacturing costs for CAD-designed parts for varying engineering compositions. In-house capability resulted in net savings of US$180,000 and cut down development cycle time by 2 weeks

President's Health and Safety Award (Ford Motor Company)

Designed a circuit mechanism to reduce/contain fires upon collision of electric vehicles due to battery rupture. Subsequent Crash Simulations revealed 85% reduction in incidence of fires in 92% of test-cases for 3 vehicle-models

Asia Pacific Recognition Award (Ford Motor Company)

Spearheaded 15 Six Sigma Problem Solving Projects across Asia-Pacific in 2018, achieving hard savings of US $2.1 million. Ranked 1st in India and 2nd in AP region for Six Sigma Deployment across 8 manufacturing plants

Engineering Excellence Award (Ford Motor Company)

Undertook Customer-Verbatim Analysis and Product Portfolio benchmarking studies for Asian and European Markets.Structured a comprehensive benchmarking system, covering 500 attributes of 30 models across 5 markets, for Ford's global portfolio, and collaborated with brand management to enable promotion of innovative features

Functional Excellence Award (Ford Motor Company)

Deployed and mentored 8 Six-Sigma Projects addressing ‘Fuel economy’ concerns at Ford’s manufacturing plants across India, achieving an improvement of 12% in the ‘city’ mileage, on an average