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Manager Management

August 04, 2012

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Thomas P. Ardise

** ********* **.

Monroe, CT.

Home Phone 203-***-****

Cell 203-***-****


To find a challenging position in Manufacturing Management, Materials Administration or

Production Planning with potential for advancement. Thirty five years Scheduling,

Inventory, Production Planning and MRP II experience, Order Entry, Forecasting, and

Supervisory experience for multi-million dollar corporations.


2004-Present Norden Systems, Norwalk, CT

Master Scheduler, Production Planner

RMR Planning (Program Repair Material Requirement) – all programs

All aspects of production planning and processing material requirements from forecasting

to capacity planning, ordering material through SAP and customer GOLD manufacturing

systems creating all transactions from release to stock of all materials both purchased parts

and finished goods.

All master schedule creation and updates – utilizing level by level Gantt charts, Line-

flows and Ship Schedules. Order Entry updates thru SAP/MRP system

Coordinate and analyze all low dollar floor material and establish reorder points and

coordinate cycle count activity while monitoring inventory levels

Ensure all material is in house when required and release/track/schedule/monitor kits to

floor thru finished goods for both high volume and high tech equipment

RFQ (quoting) preparation for all product lines quoting manufacturing and vendor lead

times and creating schedules for final customer contract awards

All monthly metric updates and presentations to senior management including

headcount, forecasted delinquent and planned manufacturing hours, release and build

charts, safety net analysis, lead time updates and analysis for all programs

RN processing for all programs

Procedure creation and updates for Planning Department

Extensive SAP/MRP knowledge

Lead role in “learn and grow” training and presentation to all departments

Analyze, recommend solutions and coordinate any work around plans that are required

Achieved 100% on time contract shipments to customers and 95% MRP build accuracy

1998-2004 Goodrich Corp. / Barnes Engineering – Danbury, CT

Master Planner / Scheduler – Goodrich Corp

Manager Planning & Materials – Barnes Engineering

Goodrich Corp: Responsibilities included Master Scheduling all optical programs from

sales order entry through final product shipment. Conducted bi-weekly production meetings

to review all progress across all programs. Capacity loading and leveling the entire Optic

dept. including manpower requirements, testing chamber capabilities and all computer

controlled grinding and polishing areas. Created monthly reports to management for

reviewing all optical departments’ internal and external “on-time” delivery requirement and

capacity capabilities. Ensured all customer ship dates and requirements are met.

Implemented protocols to trim lead times and solve overcapacity problems before they

existed. Assigned as a team consultant for the new MRP system.

Barnes Engineering: Responsibilities included managing all daily activities associated with

Production Planning, Material Control, Shipping department personnel. Ensured all

customer requirements were met through overseeing all activities with the MRP system.

Worked closely with the Plant Manager to determine manpower and loading requirements

for the entire company. Created a “Lineflow” tracking system to schedule, track, and report

on all programs from sales order entry through customer ship requirements. Analyzed and

reported on all material discrepancies for all Sensor and Optic programs.

1981-1998 Norden Systems - Norwalk, CT

Senior Program Planner

Responsibilities included coordinating the flow of work through production, assigning all

production completion and shipping dates for multi-million dollar production programs in

the radar / electronics field, expediting material from vendors and reporting on program

status to upper management. I was instrumental in the implementation of the new MRP II

software and am highly proficient in all aspects of MRP, inventory, order entry and master

production scheduling. Concentrated on the customer order entry module, initiating the set

up of all master production schedules for ongoing and future production contractual


1977-1981 Baldwin Gegenheimer Corp. – Stamford, CT

Expeditor Production & Inventory Control

Controlled all inventory for production lines. Expedited material through manufacturing

and vendors. Customer order entry and forecasting of major programs.


University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT. Course of study equivalent to two years toward an

Associate Degree in Advertising.

St. Basils Prep, Stamford, CT. College preparatory high school.


MRP II, Bill of Material, Customer Order Entry, Master Planning, Shop Floor Control,

Inventory Control courses taken, APICS certified in MRP, Inventory Control and Master


Microsoft Project and Excel proficient.

Supervisory Management courses, MBO management for Supervisors, Presentation Skills

courses - Norden Systems

Attended UTC Corporate Material Management Seminar (MATMAN)

Minimal Inventory Scheduling & Continuous Flow Manufacturing certificate – Barnes



Previously bonded for secret security clearance. Set and achieve goals with a high

standard of pride in all work performed.


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