EGM, Operational Excellence @ GM International Quality
Soumen De is an experienced leader, having a strong background in Innovation management, Technology development, Warranty analytics, and Integrated Vehicles Health Management (IVHM) and Vehicle Telematics. He had worked on developing the Quality Connected Vehicle Telematics strategy for GM China connected (OnStar Enabled) vehicles that would provide value added to Engineering Quality function and the OnStar Customers. Presently, he is the EGM, Operational Excellence for GM International Quality. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategies that would improve Cost of Quality (CoQ) across 8+ business units of GM International . The role involves using Big Data Analytic approaches and working with the Cross-Functional teams to identify high impact cost reduction opportunities of several $M project/s in each of these business units. He is a GM DFSS Black Belt certified, PMP certified and ASQ certified (CMQ/OE) professional with 20 patents (authored or co authored, filed/granted) in the area of analytics including Vehicle health Management, Data Analytics, Reliability and Text Mining. He has presented paper and lecture on both Analytics and Innovation at several and national and international conferences and is the recipient of GM Charles McCuen award, which recognizes excellence in driving innovation in the organization.