CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Mr.K.Gnana Prabhu
Senior Technician
Academic Qualifications
    B.E (Mechanical), Diploma in Industrial Safety, Diploma in Pedagogy
Contact Details
Mr.K.Gnana Prabhu
Senior Technician

Shoe & Product Design Centre (SPDC)- Footwear, Shoe & Product Design Centre (SPDC)- Leather Accessories
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: kgprabhu@hotmail.com,
Phone:91 44 24437121


Qualification
 

B.E (Mechanical), Diploma in Industrial Safety, Diploma in Pedagogy

Area of Interest:
 

Machine Maintenance, Calibration, Men, Material productivity and Occupational Health & Safety accepts of the Footwear industries. Faculty for Diploma and other HRD programmes of SDDC. (Cutting and Clicking Module)

Experience
Over 22 Years extensive experience in the area of Footwear Manufacturing, Machine Maintenance and Material Optimization
including handling inland and overseas consultancy assignments in various aspects related to footwear.
Fellowships obtained from UNIDO
  • Trained in France on Pedagogy and acquire training on Material Optimization and also Cutting &Clicking Operations.

  • Trained in Italy on Best Manufacturing Practice of Footwear Industries

Overseas Consultancy services rendered
  • Establish Leather Unit Sole plant at M/S Bettans Shoes (P) Ltd. Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Establish Insole plant at M/S Bettans Shoes (P) Ltd. Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Render onsite training on Material Productivity and Quality Aspects at M/S. D. Samson Industries (P) Gaul
    Sri Lanka 
  • Actively participated in the Twinning Project of LIDI, Ethiopia : August 2012
    • Installed Leather testing mahins at Physical testing lab of LIDI
    • Imparted Training on maintenace and calibration of testing equipments 
  • Actively participated in the Twinning Project Phase II of LIDI, Ethiopia : April 2016
    • Imparted Training on Leather prodcut machine maintenace.
 
Consultancy services in India
  • Rendered services in assessing the patterns for Indian footwear industry

  • Conducted  the safety audits Diechmann,  German, suppliers

  • Rendering calibration services of testing equipments for leather and leather products industries all over the country.

  • Rendered technical support in evaluating SME Footwear training Institutes. ( CFTI, Chennai, Agra)

  • Assisting in preparing the project reports for establishing footwear industries.

HRD Activities
  • Individually handling the Material Optimization and cutting module of Footwear training programmes

  • Involved in conducting short term ,tailor made, Executive Development

  • Extending technical support for establishing CLRI collaborative training centers

  • Co coordinating in conducting the societal development footwear training programmes (Artisan Skill development programmes)

  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of training programmes at CLRI collaborative training centers all over India.

  • Involving in imparting training to overseas persons of various nations (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Srilanka

 

International Conference

Participated International Footwear Cogress held at Leon, Mexico 2009.

  • Presented a paper on "SHE management in quality improvement of footwear industries" [Poster presentaion]

Participated International Footwear Cogress held at Leon, Mexico 2011.

  • Presented a paper on "Orientation of components to improve the logivity of footwear" [Poster presentaion]

Participated International Footwear Cogress held at Leon, Mexico 2013.

  • Presented a paper on "Signification of Machine in flexible manufacturing process of footwear industries" [oral presentaion]