Prof. R. Natarajan

 Natarajan Professor
Prof R. Natarajan B.Tech (IIT) & PGDM (IIM-B)

Mr. R. NATARAJAN is a Mechanical Engineer & Post Graduate in Management with over 30 years of rich Supply Chain experience in corporate such as Murugappa Group, Saud Bahwan Automotive, TTK & Reckitt Benckiser, including working abroad and exposure to International business. In his corporate career, his last assignment was as Supply Director-India based at Gurgaon with M/s Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd, a FMCG company in Health, Hygiene & Home products. His career spans positions across all functional areas of Supply Chain such as Procurement, Manufacturing, Product Development, Inventory Management and Logistics.

His special expertise is on JIT Inventory, Lean Logistics, Jidoka, TQM & Toyota storage techniques including training through simulation models/games developed to demonstrate the concepts; gained working knowledge through regular interface with Toyota Motor Corporation during his ten years’ stint with Saud Bahwan Automotive, Oman. He possesses strong drive to adapt innovative spirit of Kaizen – continuous improvement.

He has been a Visiting faculty in Management Institutes such as IFMR, Chennai and TSM (Thiagarajar School of Management), Madurai, handling courses such as Operations Management, Materials Management & Total Quality Management.