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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Blue Island, Illinois, 60406, United States
March 25, 2012

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Blue Island, Illinois *****

(574) ***-****

Management professional with experience in manufacturing and logistics. Cost effective operations and continuous improvement leader using lean manufacturing. Supervision experience with union labor forces maximizing efficiency and productivity while maintaining quality of product and safety.

Business Development … Inventory Management … Labor Relations … 5S

Budget Forecasting … Lean Manufacturing … Margin Improvement … Kanban Systems

JIT … World Class Manufacturing … Cost Control … Budget Administration … Quality Assurance


AM General, Mishawaka IN 2002–11/2011

Warehouse Supervisor: Logistics Warehouse (2009–11/2011)

Supervised 11-member team picking 1200 parts per shift with 99.5% accuracy to support military vehicles (Humvees) production.

Reviewed daily work orders, assigned tasks to employees, and monitored performance and controlled inventory using SAP software.

Reduced inventory 10% through hands-on-management and implementing new scanning process.

Improved efficiency 25% by cross-training and reassigning staff to rebalance production and staffing.

Improved on time delivery 20% by increasing inventory accuracy.

Material Handling Supervisor: H2 Plant (2005-2008)

Used General Motors system to determine daily workload and allocated staffing; performed material requirements (MR) analysis, investigated losses or recorded errors, reviewed past histories to identify misuse, specification problems, and unaccounted scrap.

Improved on time delivery 20% by increasing inventory accuracy.

Reduced inventory 15% by setting Kanban levels in body shop and paint department, using customer order points for min/max requirements.

Trained, developed, and reallocated manning and resources to adjust for constantly changing production requirements.

Production Supervisor: H2 Plant (2002-2005)

Encouraged team work while managing 17 union employees and team leads to empower decisions to affect quality and production.

Reduced downtime 18% by using team empowerment concepts, implementing continuous training, using charting system, and fostering attitude of accountability.

Increased productivity and safety by increasing 5s adherence through developing SOP and training matrices.

Facilitated production start-up of Greenfield plant for second shift operations in Paint Department.

Ford Motor Company, Chicago IL 2000–2002

Production Supervisor

Optimized productivity leading 40 union employees in assembling 68+ Ford Taurus and Sable per hour by monitoring quality, limiting downtime, and minimizing scrap.

Improved management and union relationships by serving as group champion.

Saved 5% per year by rebalancing production line.

Reduced scrap materials 10% by coordinating vendors, Quality, and Engineering departments.

Improved zone quality 11% by implementing departmental in-station quality control points.

Federal Signal, University Park IL 1998–1999

Production Supervisor

Used Kanban scheduling system to set effective lead times and cut inventory.

Decreased work cell inventory 15%, saving $100K in production costs for vehicle warning device manufacturing.

Maximized production efficiency and satisfy customer needs by coordinating with scheduling department.

Corrected technical problems before manufacturing process was affected by collaborating with engineering.

Managed 35 union employees and oversaw production of horns, signals, lighting, and PCB boards; set hourly and daily production goals, trained new staff, and tracked material costs.

Cooper Lighting, Elk Grove Village, IL 1996–1998

Production Supervisor

Managed operations and 50 employees, coordinating projects and creating schedule to maximize labor efficiency.

Reduced annual labor costs $291,000 by re-establishing production rates, improving BOM’s, and coordinating with engineering.

Effectively managed diverse workforce of majority Spanish speaking assembly employees.

Used Material Requirements Planning (MRP) software to ensure high productivity levels.

Increased productivity 17% by setting up new work cell stations and applying new production standards and line rates.

United States Steel, Gary, IN 1990–1996

Supervisor of Production and Maintenance

Administered $1 million annual budget.

Met production schedule deadlines 95% by following PPM programs, cleaning programs and maximizing manpower utilization.

Oversaw monthly budgeting, capital expenditures forecast, and inventory control.


M.B.A., Finance Concentration, St. Xavier University, Chicago IL

B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Management, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL


Computer Software: MRP, SAP, MS Office, and Dataworks

World Class Manufacturing for Computer-Aided Production (Train the Trainer, 40 hours)

Hazardous Waste & Emergency Response (24 hours)

DOT Hazmat Training (8 hours)

Sexual Harassment and Diversity Training

Lockout/Tagout Training

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