Avon, Indiana, USA

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EXPERTISE

Removing the fuzziness

GLOBAL SOURCING

India - China - Africa

ENGINEERING COMPONENTS

Low Cost Country
Sourcing

CUSTOM AUTOMATION

Making Automation
Affordable

LEAN | SIX SIGMA

Driving out waste
Reducing Variation

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Systems thinking
for success

For advice on any of the above, call me today to see what I can do for you.

PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS

Working to Make Manufacturing Effective

RAHUL SARKAR

Your Global Sourcing Specialist

I have been living and breathing Global Sourcing for the past 20+ years. I have worked with clients and companies from all over the world.  I am a degreed post-graduate engineer with a background in Metallurgical/ Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.  Needless to say, the focus of my attention in global sourcing, has primarily been the manufacturing of precision engineering components and more recently, affordable custom automation systems.

 

Over the years my team(s) and I have discovered, built and nurtured networks of manufacturing companies, engineering design companies, and a support structure to achieve the desired results.  All the while, we were learning and improving our processes.

 

I am focussed on getting nothing less than the best results by successfully executing global sourcing projects. Whether it be sourcing from China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Africa, Europe, I can help deliver results.  Get in touch to discuss how I can assist you with your global sourcing challenges. 

 

TESTIMONIALS

I have known Rahul for more than 20 years.  Since his younger days, he has always been entrepreneurial in nature, goal oriented, intelligent, hard working, and extremely resourceful.  He is the kind of person that I would love as a business partner.

Kirit Mehta

President at Adept Consulting Services, Inc.

We used Rahul to source proprietary products from India. Rahul found suppliers who provided a quality product within the promised lead time. This was no easy task as our product was complicated and there were many manufacturing practices which had to be learned and taught to his team.Rahul was always available and he was very diligent at getting things done.

Harold Kalich
Director Finance and Accounting at Lee C. Moore, A Woolslayer Company

Rahul is very experienced in global businesses.  He is ambitious and persistent in achieving his goals.  He is a learner, always keeping himself up to date with the latest information.

Linda Bi
Owner, Chicago Expert Importers

Rahul has successfully started new ventures and is always looking for business expansion opportunities.  He is full of ideas, a serial risk taker and proven entreprenuer.

Shubhro Ghosh
Group Head - ASEAN, Middle-East & Africa (AMA) at Apollo Tyres Ltd

Rahul’s comprehensive knowledge of Lean Practices and quality systems allowed him to play a pivotal role in our pilot Lean transformation process. He personally created and taught class curricula introducing the principals of Lean to six groups of employees and one consisting of managers. Rahul is highly analytical in his approach to solving problems and is driven by data.  His math skills and command of statistical methods are very impressive and helped measurably in getting to the root cause of problems.

James Fitch
Vice President of Engineering,
Nu-Way Industries

India is a big country with many manufacturers, and trying to find the ones who have good processes, systems in place at competitive prices is a challenge. Having “Feet on the Ground” in India is paramount. So many buyers now try and do what I call “Internet Buying”, but unless you spend time and money visiting facilities in India, China, or even the United States for that matter, you do not know what you are truly getting yourself into, and if you may have been deceived. As a Purchasing and Sales Professional, I am not willing to jeopardize my reputation and career over someone I find on the Internet. I understand the vital role and value Rahul provides.

Ron Sommers
Vice President of Operations,
Elite Manufacturing Technologies, Inc

Rahul is one of those rare individuals that possess analytical intelligence as well as the tenacity to chase his dreams.  He is always looking for the next big idea and does not stop until he accomplishes his goal.  He is a very inspirational person and I am better in my career because of him.

Pedro Andino
Director Of Materials & Supply Chain Management, Nu-Way Industries

I have known Rahul for a number of years and worked with him on a number of projects.  He is well-connected, knowledgeable, polished, energetic, diligent, and resourceful.  Rahul works tirelessly to attain, goals, and is very passionate about achieving results.  He is also a very savvy businessman.

Jeff Dresow
Director of Engineering, Chart Industries

PRODUCT SOURCING - INDIA, CHINA

A decade before it was in vogue to seek a China-alternative, I was advocating a Plan B for companies sourcing from China.  People tend to forget that it takes months to get a new product developed in Asia, especially India.   The devil is in the process details.  Been there done that......

AFFORDABLE CUSTOM AUTOMATION - CHINA

Developing custom automation in China was an interesting challenge.  The capabilities of the Chinese machine builders are boundless.  My team and I had to work through many issues before finally figuring out an optimum and effective process.  The cost savings is incredible.

ENGINEERING SUPPORT SERVICES - INDIA, EUROPE, USA

India has always been the go-to country for IT, CAD and other support services like China has been for goods.  My team in India and partner companies have been able to get a lot done in delivering Engineering support services.  Recently I have been developing a Western Europe network.

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CONTACT ME

rsarkar@chiketa-phoenix.com

Avon, Indiana. USA

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