About the Author

The author, Arvind Dang, is a mechanical engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from the University Business School, Chandigarh, Punjab, India. He has also attained ISO 9001 certification for Quality systems from Cranfield University, U.K.; CISA-Certification from ISACA, U.S.A and BS7799 certification for Information security from BSL, U.K.

While in Job, Arvind has served as a President of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Delhi Chapter, and been a governing board member of ISACA, Delhi

With a rich professional experience of 41 years in the Engineering and Real Estate Industry, he retired as the President-procurement and corporate services of a prominent real estate

company in India. Currently, Arvind is a freelance management consultant.  


The author has hands-on experience as below


Vehicle manufacturing and Engineering Industry –

May 1976-Mar 2007

Real estate & hospitality industry -Mar 2007-Mar 2016

Purchase of raw materials and components for tractors, trucks and Capital Items, spares, Material Control, imports

Vendor development and negotiation & selection of Vendors of all types of vendors and service providers, consultants. 

Logistics & Inventory management of incoming stores 

Spares procurement and distribution to channel partners 

Internal Audit of Business Units-Tractors, Vehicles, Two-wheelers, Exports, Component’s manufacturing, Consultancy business, Lease & finance, ready-made garments, leather goods manufacturing 

  • Commercial audits - Finance, Sales and marketing, Purchase, Exports, HR, Regional Offices, Depots, Dealers, Distributors, after-sale service providers  
  • Technical audits – In-house manufacturing, Quality assurance, new product development/R&D, Vendors, Manufacturing, Finished Product quality (Tractors, Vehicles, Two-wheelers)
  • Legal & Secretariat – Statutory Acts and compliances 
  • ERP/IT Security audits – Outsourced co-ordination

Finance & Accounts Tractor Business Unit – MIS, Budgets, Collaboration agreement Tie-Ups, Financial accounting for manufacturing and sales/marketing functions at the business unit level. 

Corporate assignments – ERP-SAP sign off for all Business Processes across all businesses, IT/Systems, Due diligence coordination for new acquisitions (tractors, gears), Strategic Planning, coordination for outsourced manufacturing set up for tractors  

IT/Systems-infrastructure and software development 

R&D and New Product Development in manufacturing

After-sales service 

Preventive maintenance 

Negotiation & selection of Architects, interior designers, MEP, and other techno-commercial consultants and signing agreements 

Negotiation & selection of Contractors-all types of construction packages like Civil, Interior designing, MEP, and hospitality and signing agreements   

Purchase of BOQ and non- BOQ materials for residential, commercial projects, and hotels and Marketing Media buying and placing orders 

Corporate services like Internal audits, ERP& SOP Coordination, Insurances, Human resource development, Resident welfare association interface