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Dr. S. LAKSHMI NARASIMHAN has held various managerial positions in TVS Group for more than three decades, rising from the modest position of Engineer Trainee to the top management level of Senior Manager.
Dr. Narasimhan‘ s brilliant academic career began at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai with his First Degree in Mechanical Engineering and he did his Masters Degree in Manufacturing at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, (BITS) Pilani, India. His was awarded PhD by BITS, Pilani for his thesis entitled ‘Transform and Intercept Models for Bivariate Cascade High Sigma Manufacturing Processes’. Throughout his carrier he was involved in planning, design, production, finance, statutory compliance, continuous improvement of process and machinery and development of managerial and supervisory staff. He has handled many international technology transfer assignments from 10 countries. He has transformed Sewing Machine Needle production processes involving machining to metal forming. After his illustrious stint in industry Dr.Narasimhan is serving the academic fraternity as Professor/Dean in Mechanical Engineering for the last 3 years.
His area of research has been Cause Selecting Control Charts and his broad area of work has been Six Sigma Manufacturing systems. He has published many research papers in various reputed international journals. He has attended many national and international conferences. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Chinese Institute of industrial Engineers (Taylor and Francis), African Journal of Business Management (Academic Journals), International Journal of Agile Systems and Management (Inderscience) and International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage (Inderscience). He has served on Boards of Studies for BE, ME. He has been on the Research Board for many PhD Scholars. He has guided project thesis for many BE, ME and MBA students in the areas of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering. He is recognized as Doctoral Research Supervisor by the Anna University and as Thesis Supervisor (Academic) for the Warwick Manufacturing Group of Warwick University, UK. He has conducted an Anna University sponsored faculty development program for the faculty of engineering colleges on Total Quality Management in the year 2011. He is a Fellow of institution of Valuers (Plant and Machinery), India and Member of Indian Council for Arbitration.
He is a certified lead Auditor for ISO 9000 Quality Systems.