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This is the biography of the author of this site, Mr. Santosh Karkhanis - The Business Transformation Strategist.

Mr. Karkhanis is consulting independently to various companies and helping them to plan and execute strategies.

Prior to that he was working for a few years as 'Vice President (IT-SAP)' for Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. - The biggest private sector Power Utility and Infrastructure organization in India.

He was a senior SAP R/3 free lance consultant, consulting worldwide for many years & helping Senior Management to get maximum benefit of SAP implementation. He has implemented SAP in USA, UK, Australia, China, South Korea, India etc. with big consulting firms like IBM USA, PWC USA, SAP America etc. for big Multinational clients in various industries. 

He is expert in using 'Theory of Constraints - The Logical Thinking Process' developed by Mr. Goldratt  and Mr. William Dettmer to give simple solution to apparently complex problem.

Experience Summary

  • A highly experienced, result-oriented individual with Eighteen years of SAP R/3 implementation experience and over Eleven years of domain experience (Total 29 years of Industry experience).
  • A first class B.Tech Engineer from IIT, Mumbai. 
  • First rank in Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from NITIE, Vihar Lake, Mumbai. Completed many Management courses from institutes in India & abroad. 
  • Worked on SAP IS-Retail with a big retail group.
  • Worked as a Project Manager on a mega SAP implementation in South-East Asia.
  • Actively involved with SAP AG in developing SAP R/3 ver 4.x.
  • Trained by SAP through their ‘Training for Partners’ course. 
  • Experience of implementation, upgrade, Support & training in SAP R/3
  • Global experience of implementing SAP worldwide with Big consulting firms.
  • Background and skills are unique as a result of working as a Project mentor, Project manager, functional analyst, ABAP/4 technologist and SAP report developer 
  • As a senior information technology professional, is thoroughly familiar with system development life-cycle methodologies. Is familiar with ValueSAP methodology (the latest version of ASAP), Accelerated SAP (ASAP) methodology and Price Waterhouse SAP Tool Kit. 
  • Was involved in designing strategy for ‘Organizational Change Management’ for SAP R/3 implementation.
  • Familiar with Quality standards. Was a core team member in implementation of 'ISO9000' standards in many organizations and was a 'TQM' program facilitator in software industry. 
  • Involved in the delivery and training programs in SAP R/3. 
  • Implemented SAP R/3 in South East Asia (China, Korea) where user representatives were not familiar with English. 
  • Bagged a prestigious award in ‘Supply Chain Management’ in ‘Lakshya-2002’ event organized by NITIE, Mumbai and ‘Confederation of Indian Industries’.
  • Got 'Certificate for Excellence in IT 2012' by 'Computer Society of India (CSI)'.

Modules implemented

  • Warehouse Management (WM)
  • Service Management (SM/CS)
  • Plant maintenance (PM)
  • Quality Management (QM)
  • Production Planning (PP)
  • Materials Management (MM)

Trained by SAP Asia, Singapore in

  • SD Module (in 1995)

Industries worked with

  • Retail
  • Utilities (Power generation & distribution)
  • Electronics (including PC manufacturing)
  • Apparel Footwear
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Light Engineering Goods
  • Oil & Natural Gas
  • Automobile


SAP Versions worked with

  • ECC 6
  • ECC 5
  • R/3 ver 4.7
  • R/3 ver 4.6x
  • R/3 ver 4.5x
  • R/3 ver 4.0x
  • R/3 ver 3.1x
  • R/3 ver 2.1x
  • R/3 ver 2.0x
  • R/2 ver 5.x
  • R/2 ver 4.x

Implemented SAP R/3 in countries

  • UK
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Mexico
  • China
  • South Korea
  • India

Implemented SAP R/3 with big consulting firms like

  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers, USA
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Hong Kong
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Australia
  • IBM, USA
  • IBM, Hong Kong
  • IBM, India
  • SAP America, USA
  • Origin, USA

Special Skills

  •  Team Building
  •  Very cool & calm personality. Can take decisions calmly in very demanding situations.
  •  A result oriented person. 
  • A very fast learner. Can learn new skills (Software & others) very fast.
  • Application oriented. Can think of application of any new software/ package.
  • A born leader. Can lead & motivate sub-ordinates.
  • Very good team member. Can understand feelings of colleagues & keep them comfortable.
  • Excellent communicator. Can understand exact needs of customer & can direct the delivery team to work on fulfillment of the needs.

Educational Background

  • A first class B.Tech. Engineer from IIT, Mumbai (1983 batch)
  • First rank in ‘Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications’ from NITIE, Vihar Lake, Mumbai
  • Completed ‘Supply Chain Management’ and ‘Production Planning’ courses from APICS, USA
  • Completed ‘Gemba Kaizan’ from JMA,Tokyo, Japan with 92% marks
  • Cleared 'Theory Of Constraints Fundamentals Examination FE' conducted by TOCICO USA.

 For complete profile of Mr. Karkhanis' career, visit


Supply Chain Improvement - Role of Human Intellegence
One day training By Mr. Santosh Karkhanis
The Business Transformation Guru 

Date: Friday 19th February 2015  9:30am - 5:00 pm
Venue: CII Naoroji Godrej Centre of Manufacturing Excellence,
           Godrej Station-side Colony, 
           Opposite Railway Station,
           Vikhroli (East), 
           Mumbai - 400 079 India



We consult in

  • 'Beyond Analytics' : Ensuring sustained business value from SAP / ERP implementations
  • Project Management expert support for SAP implementations
  • Process Improvement in Supply Chain : Reduction in inventory, Reduction in processing cycle time, Rejectin/rewoek control etc.
  • Soft Skills Training : Problem Solving, Project Management, Customer Orientation, Goal Orientation etc

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