Devashish Kumar

Devashish Kumar

10 Years 8 Months Experience
10+ years of experience in operations and supply chain management in the manufacturing sector. Strong experience in digital transformation projects, manpower management, process improvement, strategic thinking, planning, decision making, and project implementation.


Steel Authority of India Limited, Bokaro Steel City

Senior Manager

Sep 2010-Apr 2021

  • Led a team of 10 executives, 200+ staff, and 5 contractor teams across grades as the Operations Head in shifts producing output worth INR 40 billion.
  • Increased production throughput by 11% by identifying bottlenecks, eliminating breakdowns, and introducing the Kaizen methodology.
  • Initiated digital transformation projects worth INR 50 Million at Blast Furnace. Trained and mentored our resources to adopt the new technology.
  • Spearheaded an automation project of critical equipment on the shop floor of the blast furnace at a CAPEX of INR 60 million.
  • Reduced shutdown time by 20% through parallel job identification, and preventive maintenance of critical equipment.
  • Conducted Root Cause Analysis for eliminating the wastage of input in the process, saving INR 5 million per Annum.
  • Implemented the production plan by coordinating material movement and equipment operation to meet customer specifications – including quality and delivery requirements. 
  • Handled the operational activities for successful commissioning of SGP (slag granulation plant), a 100 Crores (INR) project in Bokaro Steel Plant.
  • Improved material requirement forecast accuracy by 25% on the elimination of manual monitoring of bunkers and conveyers
  • Expertise in supply chain planning areas like demand planning, supply planning, operations planning, inventory planning, and logistics planning.
  • Collaborated with the technical team of Paul Wurth to develop the roadmap of the Level 2 automation project and handled end-to-end commissioning of the project worth INR 50 million.
  • Reduced inventory turnover period by 10% by implementing TOC.
  • Conceptualized and led the integration of IoT devices in the outbound logistics system, reducing turnaround time by 20%.

Functional Areas



B.Tech (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)


Operational Excellency Award 2014
Steel Authority of India Limited

Youngest Production Manager ever at BSL
Dept. of Blast Furnace, Bokaro Steel Plant (SAIL)

Director, Bokaro Club Limited


Internship under the guidance of H.O.D., Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China

Spreadsheet Modelling
Harvard Business Publishing

Financial Accounting Online Course
Harvard Business Publishing

Theory of Constraints and its Application