Operation Excellence Course

Striving to achieve operational excellence is one of the most important contributors to an organization’s sustainable performance and growth. … It isn’t necessarily a destination; rather, it is an ongoing journey that organizations continuously travel. A philosophy and systematic approach at work place where problem solving, Project Management, Team work and leadership results in the continuous improvement in an organization to achieve excellence.

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. It is not a skill but is an Ability, Motivation, Attitude and Mindset.

Ability is what you are capable of doing,

Motivation determines what you do and

Attitude determines how well you do!

Excellence can’t be achieved by an accident. It is the result of High intention, Sincere efforts, Intelligent Direction, Skill-full Execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.

High intentional continuous improvement requires Proactiveness and intelligent direction in various Project identification. Identification of good projects and Strategic alignment with organization KPI is an important.

Project is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a focused team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.

Teamwork is when a group of people work together cohesively, towards a common goal, creating a positive working atmosphere, and supporting each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance by overcoming team environments and geographical location, Organization change management, Internal/External politics and cultural issues.

There is distinction between skills and competencies needed to manage team resources v/s physical resources. A good leadership should be aware of different aspects and leadership style that influences team to achieve excellence.

Skill-full Execution, System execution compliance and Executable systems are inevitable during implementation and effective monitoring phase.

Error avoidance, belief that Error can be prevented with positive attitude and Can-do approach are key factors to achieve excellence.

Good Communication skills can motivate people internally as well as externally. External communication, Customer communication it takes months to find a customer but second to loose. A customer more likely to buy from competitor after experiencing service/communication issues.

Positive mindset, Willing to change and Quality mindset is very important to sustain gain achieved by project execution results. Quality means doing it right when nobody is watching….

Please register your interest for the event by
dropping an email to delia@ssia.org.sg


SSIA Members: S$1,000 nett per pax
Non-Members: S$1,250 nett per pax


This is meant for all engineers to apply on their daily work, in terms of planning, trouble-shooting and execution. It is a mindset every engineer should have when dealing with work, and even in our daily lives. It is a way of living which we should practice, regardless of industries.


Process engineer, product engineer, NPI, R&D, FA, engineer in semiconductor and electronics industry.


Mr Sandeep Kulkarni

Consultant, Impact Volution Consultation

Sandeep is an accomplished professional with 22 years of progressive experience working with blue chip companies in the electronics and semiconductor industries such as Global Foundries and National Semiconductor.

He was the Director for Yield Improvement, Defect Management and Metrology at Global Foundries Singapore. He joined Global foundry in 1996 for the Fab3 start up. During his 15 years of stay with global foundry he significantly contributed for 0.25,0.18 ,0.16 &0.13 um process from ramp to highest yielding stage.

He was also in-charge of Defect Management and Metrology group for LSI & Global alliance fab in Singapore. He significantly contributed for Analog, Memory, RF and Mixed signal product defect limited yield improvement by effective use of metrology tools, smart and dynamic tools sampling and Continuous Improvement with module. He led various cross functional Project team to achieve Operational Excellence by first time proto type success, process improvement, Scrap reduction & automation.

Sandeep was also the champion for Cost of Non-conformance across the Singapore fabs. He conducted various soft skill training development programs for Pro-activeness, Execution compliance, Error Avoidance and Excellence to drive quality mind set behavior and achieved less than 1% CoNc for high volume manufacturing. On top of that, he is well versed in Six Sigma, DOE, FMEA techniques, SPC, as well as wafer inspection and failure analysis tools.  

He is currently heading a consultancy firm specializing in Operational Excellence, Project Management overview, Communication Skills and program on Project Management a journey towards operational Excellence. He is also part of the training panel for Impact Volution Consultation in Malaysia.

When he is not trotting the globe training, he is a homebody who likes to do volunteer work in his beautiful hometown in India.

We look forward to your participation.