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Manager Customer Service

Sandusky, Ohio, 44870, United States
March 28, 2011

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Lawrence Yanachik

**** **********'s Drive

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

419-***-**** (H)

419-***-**** (C)

Insightful, results-driven Operations Professional, with extensive multi-

plant manufacturing, distribution, sales/customer service, including tier 1

clients, and supply chain management experience, in a fast-paced global

environment. Recognized for obtaining bottom-line results, utilizing

leadership and cross-functional team building skills. Comprehensive

understanding in developing and implementing continual process improvements

(CPI), focused on quality and exceptional customer service. A strategic

planner, with excellent analytical and financial skills, who takes

ownership and leads by example.

Areas of Expertise

Lean Manufacturing P&L Responsibility

Continuous Improvement

Change Agent Inventory Control

Multi-plant responsibility

Quality Materials Management

ERP/MRP Systems

Professional History

The George S. May Company, Park Ridge. IL

2006 - Present

Staff Executive

Established proper use of the QAD ERP system, using the Inventory,

Inventory Master, Purchasing, Shop Floor, BOM and Capacity modules, to

reduce inventory through the implementation of best materials practices

regarding safety stocks, working effectively with China operations and

capacity based scheduling that reduced inventory by $3 million.

Fenner Dunlop, Port Clinton, OH

2004 - 2006

$200 million Rubber Conveyor Belt manufacturer with applications in mining

and rock quarries.

Plant Manager

Direct P&L responsibility for all functions in an $80 million sales

facility operating 24/7, in a 250,000 sq. ft. plant. Led a union team of


. Increased operating profit by $3 million, from 9% to 13%, through team

building, effective leadership, more efficient scheduling and

instituting Lean Manufacturing procedures.

. Increased on time customer on time deliveries from 50% to 80% with the

implementation of cross-functional manufacturing and materials teams.

. Reestablished good relationship with union, after employees were told

of plant closure

Yanachik Consulting, Oceanside, CA

2003 - 2004

Business Consultant

Consulted for various businesses in Lean Supply Chain, Lean Manufacturing

tools and proper application and use of the JD Edwards ERP system, in

multiple industries, including manufacturing and distribution of textiles

and electronics manufacturing.

C-Cor Corporation

1992 - 2003

$280 million Fiber Optic and PCB electromechanical devices for a

manufacturer of cable television transmission equipment.

Director of Operations, Oceanside, CA

2000 - 2003

Accountable for $95 million in sales with facilities in California and

Mexico. Led a team of 850.

. Strategically planned and implemented the product transition, from

Pennsylvania facilities into Mexico facility while maintaining

continuous on-time shipments to customers of 98%.

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. Coordinated completion of the Oracle 11i ERP system, replacing the

Dataworks system, as a member of steering committee and implementation

team, focusing on the Manufacturing and Supply Chain modules, in six


. Leader of S&OP monthly meeting that defined the production plan, from

sales forecasts communication with sales personnel and history.

. Leader of three-plant change teams, using Lean Manufacturing,

establishing value streams, flow manufacturing, theory of constraints,

and Root Cause analysis that reduced product cycle times from 15 to 5


. Project leader for three facilities ISO 9001 registration that

achieved and maintained registration on initial audit, in 6 months.

Plant Manager, State College, PA

1997 - 2000

. Led cross-functional lean manufacturing teams that increased, on-time

delivery from 50 % to 95%, for two facilities, while introducing new

products, in a KPI driven environment.

. Established, with the Master Scheduler, demand-planning bills for

products, to forecast future material usage requirements, that reduced

product cycle time from 20 days to 10 days.

. Increased first pass cycle counting percentage from 82% to 98% through

implementation of first in, first out material cycling, date labeling

and tighter controls on handling material.

. Initiated a team that negotiated the outsourcing of assemblies to

Pacific Rim companies that resulted in a savings of $2.5 million


Materials Manager, Tipton, PA

1992 - 1997

. Reduced inventory by $2 million through implementation of floor stock,

Kanban systems, EDI replenishment system and streamlining processes.

. Negotiated vendor managed inventory program, with EDI with major

suppliers that increased inventory turns from 3 to 7 turns, while

sales doubled, saving $1.5 million annually.

GTE Corporation

1981 - 1992

A $17B telecommunications and manufacturer of machined mining tools,

cemented carbide, machining operations and PCB's.

Materials Manager, Chilhowie, VA

Materials Manager, Muncy, PA

Production & Inventory Control Manager, Project Manager and Department

Supervisor, Pleasant Ridge, MI

. Established vendor consigned inventory that increased inventory turns

from 3 to 9 and reduced inventory by $500K.

. Designed and implemented a production control and planning system,

with capacity constraint loading and material reordering system that

increased customer on time performance from 65% to 93%.

. Managed cemented carbide cutting tool mini-plant within the facility

that manufactured customer special orders for the automotive industry.

Department Supervisor; Dana Corporation

1978 - 1981

Picker Corp.; Purchasing Agent, Dept Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer

1971 - 1978


Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Education

Relevant Courses / Seminars

Bartell and Bartell Servant Leader Training . Lean Manufacturing

Principles . Practicing Preventive Employee Relations . Project Management

University of Virginia . APICS Certification Courses .

GTE Total Quality Program . Oliver Wight 5 day MRP Course . Statistical

Process Control .

American Management Association Courses . Zenger Miller Supervision

Trainer Course . GTE

Investment Management Program

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