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May 2019 "PDM" Professional Development Meeting - Pravin Tampi
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Keynote Speaker - Pravin Tampi, Vice President Global Sourcing & Supply Chain, Newpark Fluids

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: The HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas  77056
United States
Presenter: Pravin Tampi
Contact: Director of Programs

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Title: "Breaking New Ground" - A Supply Chain Transformation

Keynote Speaker(S): Pravin Tampi, Vice President Global Sourcing & Supply Chain, Newpark Fluids 


Short Narrative on Presentation Subject:

Newpark Fluids Systems is a leading global provider of customized fluids solutions to the oil drilling industry. Driven by technology and service, Newpark is focused on continually developing innovative approaches to deliver technology to its customers in the most efficient manner.  

Recognizing a significant opportunity to further drive efficiencies for our customers, Newpark embarked on a journey to drive Operational Excellence throughout its supply chain. This included revamping the global Supply Chain organization, top grading the supply base world-wide, deployment of innovative material management and sourcing practices, developing a LEAN and 6 Sigma culture, and implementing contemporary technology and Business Intelligence platforms. These have yielded substantial improvements in Inventory, Service, Supplier Delivery, and an organization singularly focused on adding value to our customers. Following the significant investment in a top class Technology Center in Katy, TX.USA, Newpark is building a world-class blending and distribution center in Conroe, TX,USA that is purpose-built and based on LEAN principles, where many of these practices are being adopted. 

The presentation will be focused on this transformation - the vision, the journey so far, learnings, and the next steps as we continue on a path towards a top tier and global Supply Chain.


Pravin serves as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Sourcing for the Newpark Fluids Systems division of Newpark Resources (NSE:NR). In this role since 2012, the primary focus has been on building a best in class and contemporary and global Supply Chain and Sourcing organization. Pravin brings 20 years of experience in multiple facets of Operations, in roles of increasing responsibilities, and of global reach. Prior to his current position, Pravin has held senior leadership roles in Manufacturing, Quality, Integrated Supply Chain, Global Sourcing with Honeywell and Eaton Corporation. His expertise includes building world class supply chain organizations, driving organizational transformation, and LEAN 


He holds a Masters in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, is LEAN expert trained, and has work and study experiences in Asia, Europe and North America. Pravin has been the recipient of the Honeywell Presidents Club award, and multiple leadership and technical awards.

Meeting Agenda 

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Check-In
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner + Presentation + Chapter Announcements
8:00 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Event Cost                                By May 12                       After May 12
Houston Chapter Members        $25.00                                $35.00
Student Chapter Members         $10.00                                $20.00
Non-Members                            $30.00                                $40.00

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