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Manager Supply Chain

Location:
Shelton, CT, 06484
Posted:
August 22, 2012

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RUSSELL E. SHIMER

** *** ****** 203-***-****

Shelton, CT 06484 ab8srs@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Hands on Manager with extensive experience in Warehouse Management,

Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Production Planning. Proven ability in

Cost reductions and Negotiations, Inventory Reductions, Inventory

Control/Cycle Counting, International Shipping, and Production

Planning/MRP.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

THERMOSPAS, Wallingford, CT

2007 - 2012

Manufacture of Hot Tubs and, Accessories.

Supply Chain Manager (2011 - Present)

Direct the daily activity of the receiving, shipping, fulfillment,

purchasing, and warehouse departments with 6 employees.

. Reduced staff by forty percent without effecting performance.

. Reduced order fulfillment time from 72 hours to 24 hour after order is

placed.

Purchasing Manager (2007 - 2011)

Manage the total procurement activity for the company. Develop and

implement policies and procedures for the purchasing department.

. Developed and implemented an MRP system.

. Increase inventory turn from 2 to 6 times a year.

. Negotiated freight contracts to save $100,000 a year.

WARD LEONARD ELECTRIC CO. INC, Thomaston, CT

1999 - 2006

Manufacture of motors, motor controllers, contactors, and relays for the

U.S. Navy, and Oil Industries

Warehouse Manager (2005 -2006)

Managed receiving, shipping, and all aspects of inventory through out the

manufacturing process, with a department of 5. Developing and implemented

policies and procedures for all aspects of inventory control, shipping and

receiving.

. Developed and implemented a program to reduce obsolete inventory,

saving $175,000 in the first six months.

. Increased inventory accuracy from 85% percent to 98% percent through

the implementation of a cycle count program.

. Oversaw the relocation of $2 million of inventory from England to the

U.S.

Senior Buyer/Planner (2000 - 2005)

Managed the planning and purchasing activities supporting the motor, motor

generator, and motor controller product lines. Tracked production and

supplier performance and advised sales and material management of any

potential delivery problems. Aided in the training of new buyers and

planners

. Key member of the continuous improvement team.

. Developed new sheet metal supplier reducing cost and lead-time from 8

weeks to 1.

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TECH SYSTEMS, Thomaston, CT (Acquired by Ward Leonard) (1999 - 2000)

Manufacture of motors for the U.S. Navy

Materials Manager

Managed the Materials Department including purchasing, inventory control,

receiving, and material issuance.

. Reduced cost by developing new suppliers and through supplier

negotiations.

. A key member of the implementation team for the Visual ERP software

system.

JAMES IPPOLITO & COMPANY, Bridgeport, CT 1996 - 1998

Operations Manager

SHAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, Elmsford, New York 1995 -

1996

Manager of Materials Operations

COLT MANUFACTURING, West Hartford, CT 1993 - 1995

Senior Buyer/Planner

RADIAL INC Stratford, CT 1992 - 1993

Senior Purchasing Agent

TEXTRON LYCOMING, Stratford, CT

1987 - 1992

Procurement Specialist (1989-1992)

Senior Buyer (1987-1989)

GENERAL ELECTRIC, Lynn, MA 1985 - 1987

Buyer

SANDERS ASSOCIATES, Nashua, NH 1982 - 1985

Buyer II (1983-1985)

Buyer/Expediter (1982-1983)

Education

BS, Business Management, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Training

Lean Manufacturing - Tunxis College

Crown Equipment Operator

Crown Equipment "Train the Trainer" Program meeting OSHA requirement

1910.178

Five S

Performance Dynamics Institute of Leadership - Giombetti Associates

Leadership and Team Building - Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster

Negotiation of Contracts - American Graduate Seminar



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