Leaders in Value Chain

#149: Vijayan Chinnasami, Chief Operations Officer of Ultra Clean Technology

June 07, 2023 Alcott Global Season 1 Episode 149
Leaders in Value Chain
#149: Vijayan Chinnasami, Chief Operations Officer of Ultra Clean Technology
Show Notes

Vijayan Chinnasami is the Chief Operations Officer of Ultra Clean Technology (UCT). UCT is one of the leaders and providers of products and services for the semiconductor industry. They are the ones that make the tools that make the semiconductors. An extremely essential key point in this extremely valuable industry that we've read about and seen so much in the news lately.

Vijayan is a seasoned professional within operations and supply chain and manages roughly 29 plants in UCT. Within his career, he's done a lot of different things. He started from an industrial engineering background and ended up in operations then general management positions running full P&Ls. He also worked for some large companies like Ericsson, Jabil, and Flextronics.

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Some of the highlights of the episode:

  • Inflection points in Vijayan’s career - expanding portfolio and exposure and avoiding boredom
  • UCT’s growth journey for the last three years and principles for building relationships with suppliers.
  • The importance of transparency in the supply chain
  • Diversifying the supply chain and investing in Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Getting people excited to join the company 
  • Supply chain as a business enabler

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