Team DKSA

Dilip. K. Somaiya

Dilip founded D K Somaiya & Associates ( DKSA ) with a Mission to assist Indian industries to become World Class Organizations to bring pride to India and enhance happiness and prosperity of all stake holders engaged in business and industries. He is Mentor of DKSA with over 50 years of successful career in Consulting, Manufacturing, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Dilip has an unconventional way of partnering with companies for Lean Kaizen implementation. His working philosophy is , " HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT ADVISE ". He practices this philosophy by a bottom up approach heading straight to the shop-floor and lead by example. He spends 90% of his time on the shop-floor assisting frontline employees to bring out creativity and high degree of Total Involvement to enhance their abilities to contribute in the development of the company and the country.

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Ketan B.C.

Ketan B C has over 17 years of experience in multiple industry segments and domains with hands-on Lean/WCM implementation in various business processes.

Ketan started his career in 1992 with Dynaspede Integrated Systems Pvt.Ltd., Hosur, handling responsibilities like sourcing, inventory management and general administration. Until 2005, he was with Dynaspede, last as last GM – Admin. handling multiple responsibilities like joint venture and technical collaboration projects with several U.S. based companies, exports and imports, expansion projects, etc. He was also part of a steering committee driving implementation of Lean / WCM in all group companies of Dynaspede, with hands-on implementation of Lean practices in office, administrative, commercial and material management functions and actively supporting Lean / WCM in manufacturing and ISO9001 implementation.

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Krishnamurthy M.

Krishnamurthy has over 18 years of experience in variety of industry segments out of which 5 years in full time hands-on Lean management implementation with focus in manufacturing sector.

Krishnamurthy started his career in 1991 with Dynaspede Integrated Systems Limited, Hosur, as an Engineer handling after-sales support function and has rose to become Head for global customer support function in addition to application engineering for products. As part of this function, Krishnamurthy has visited over 1500 factories in sectors ranging from Engineering industries, Paper plants, Sugar plants, Power stations, Printing, Packaging, Flexible convertors etc., spread across India, UAE, Iran, Sri lanka and Bangladesh.

He was a part of three member steering committee driving implementation of Lean / WCM in Dynaspede, with hands-on implementation of Lean practices in manufacturing and administrative functions for over 8 years.

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Shivaa.K.R

Mr. Shivaa is a post Graduate with 21 years of operational experience in Manufacturing. He has handled Planning ,Merchandising , Sourcing-domestic and imports, Procurement , warehouse and Finished goods. He also has implemented Lean for 5 years on full time basis as Lean Champion and handled facilitation of Lean across multiple manufacturing facilities.

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Ameeta A. Patel

Ameeta has over thirty years of experience in diverse domains, including being an entrepreneur herself for nearly 12 years, before joining DKSA in 2007.

She has been actively engaged with clients in Lean implementation, especially in non-manufacturing areas, Service Organizations and Selling Point of Retail. She is well trained in deploying 5S, Kanban, Kaizen, Lean Daily Work Management System, Customer Orientation, Visual Controls and Inventory Management, etc.

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Manjunath G.

Manjunath G has more than 22 years of experience in Industry and Consultancy. He has Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University and M.Tech in Industrial Engineering for REC Calicut. Has exposure to precision engineering, jewellery, tool making, mining, engineering, weaving, leather garment & steel industries. Has strong experience in implementation of Business Excellence Model and implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques in Manufacturing and Retailing. He has experience in implementing SAP.

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Gopal Krishna K.R.

Gopal has over 18 years of successful career in manufacturing Industries with hands on experience in Process, Quality/Environmental Management System, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing. He started his career during 1994 with Reliance Engineers, Motherson Sumi Electric Wires, Hical Magnetics, Solectron Centum Electronics, & Tyco Electronics and his career path spans from a Trainee Engineer in Reliance to Operations Manager in Tyco Electronics


His career has been enriched with professional training including Six Sigma Green Belt, Operational Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO 9001, QS 9000, TS 16949, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, Lean Manufacturing etc., skills.

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