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Supply Chain Manager

Sycamore, Illinois, 60178, United States
March 19, 2011

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Jason A. Roberts

**** ****** ***** ~ Sycamore, IL 60178 ~ USA (




Professional Summary

I am a result driven manufacturing and supply chain professional with hands

experience in manufacturing, project management, warehousing, operations

and supply chain / logistics with a demonstrated ability to select, train

and retain, engaged customer-focused employees.

Career Experience

Caterpillar Inc, Aurora, Illinois

Title held: Worldwide Project Manager (Worldwide Manufacturability/Supply

Chain) 6/2006 to Present

Strategic Logistic Planning Manager 12/2004 -6/2006

. Manage, standardize and execute material flow/manufacturing

processes for storerooms, distribution and point-of-use

replenishment on worldwide MWL assembly lines (5 sister

plants). Lead 6-Sigma projects/kaizens/5S/total cost of

ownership/total landed cost analysis to improve cost. Control

make/buy and supplier development decisions worldwide.

. Managed the development and implementation of green field end-

to-end manufacturing/material flow for Suzhou, China start-up.

Delivered a 17% gain in manufacturing efficiencies over

forecast by simplification of value stream. Developed the

start-ups processes for supply chain rationalization/cost

reduction, documentation of standard work for manufacturing,

machining and supply chain processes. Owner of make/buy

strategy for all worldwide sourcing of components.

. Green Belt, Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma (Toyota Production

System) Green Belt 6-Sigma Certified. Extensive professional

training in Continuous Improvement, Value Stream

Transformation and Lean Manufacturing.

. Comprehensive understanding of the entire

manufacturing/machining process and including the end-to-end

supply stream. Led a $1.5M cost savings, over the life of K-

series machines, by reviewing the individual plants

requirements and by driving one common process. The TCO

(total cost of ownership) or landed cost analysis was

completed with collaboration for our supply chain team in


. Eliminated 79% of light fabrication touches between supplier

and POU (point-of-use) by forced collaboration of logistic,

manufacturing, engineering and purchasing to work together on

NPI. (new product introduction).

. I am currently leading a cost reduction projects for our

entire division surrounding worldwide packaging, sourcing and

transportation. The project has already resulted in over $600k

in annual savings by leveraging domestic carriers and direct

shipments overseas for all three division's product groups.

Typically each product group works and manages like its own

separate business. This is a large collective effort and the

first time is has been done within the corporation.

Total Logistic Control, Rochelle, Illinois

Title held: Logistics Manager 4/2004 to 12/2004

. Recruited specifically to help manage all aspects of ConAgra Foods DC

green field start up operation.

. Coached 12 direct reports (Operations Supervisors/Inventory

Manager/Maintenance Manger) to receive ConAgra's Best of Best Award

for excellence. Non-union environment. Used demand planning to ensure

97% of better order fulfillment.

. Led and participated in continuous improvement programs to bring

forward new ideas from associates and management. Over 100 ideas

generated, review and implemented in 6 months.

. Exceeded facility metrics on safety and quality to constantly exceed

customer's expectations and expand relationship. Experience in all

aspects of Operations, HR, Procurement, P&L and I.T. solutions. TLC

is a smaller company that forces you to understand all aspects of

business. Fully accountable for all safety, cost, quality and

velocity of client's distribution business.

Exel Inc., DeKalb, Illinois

Title held: Operations Manager 04/2002 to 03/2004

Operations Supervisor 12/2000 to 4/2002

. Managed Kraft Food's Midwest refrigerated and ambient distribution

centers. Managed daily production of Goodyear Rubber's 350-employee

midwest distribution center to exceed client's corporate standards.

. Maintained food distribution center's inventory accuracy rate at

99.38% for over 2 years collectively.

. Experienced multiple distribution center startups; Scotts/ Miracle

Grow, Diageo & Home Depot.

. Over 6 years experience with the food and beverage product line and

highly regulated products such as baby formula. Both ambient and

refrigerated warehouses.

. Achieved or exceeded a safety rating above metric each year by

fostering employee engagement.

. Restructured warehouse layout for optimal velocity and efficiency.

Work to develop and implement labor management systems (LMS) for

hourly workforce.


B.S. in Business Administration,

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Major: Business Logistics/Supply Chain Management

Minor: Business Marketing

. Currently enrolled in APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)

course with a targeted testing date of 5/2011.

. Computers - A/S 400, MS Office and Lotus applications, SAP, Red

Prairie WMS/LMS most other basic MH applications.

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