J P Yadav is currently the Senior Advisor – IT at Maruti Suzuki India. He joined the auto manufacturer as a Graduate Engineer Trainee after completing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Production) from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. An industry veteran, Yadav has over 35 years of experience in production and IT across manufacturing, sales, finance, HR & supply chain business functions.

Maruti Suzuki India is developing IT system for empowering the employees for their HR related process, which will effectively combines people, process and technology intelligently to deliver transformational value at optimized cost. This will provide more time, capacity, budget and accurate information to HR for decisive people management. An AI based tool named ‘Chika’ was implemented to provide fast and detailed search of employee related policies. A mobile application called ‘HR ASSIST’ was also developed for employees to avail many HR related services which includes employee lookup, attendance and leave, access salary slip, and tax computation slip. ‘KIOSK’ is another self-service machine installed at many places inside the Maruti Suzuki India for employees to get their relevant information in both Hindi and English language by using their ID card.