Thomas P. Ardise
Home Phone 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.
CERTIFICATION COURSES / AWARDS
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.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST