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Supply Chain Manager

Location:
Seattle, Washington, 98103, United States
Posted:
May 29, 2010

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R. L. (SCOTT) KEEFER II

*** * **** ******, *******, WA 98103 (425) *** ****

abmqrw@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

. 11 years of experience in logistics, materials management, production

& inventory control, and supply chain management.

. Talented manager with successful experiences in green-field automotive

startup, multi-plant union environment, and corporate supply chain

management.

. Demonstrated ability to correctly select and apply best problem

solving method to any challenge (e.g., six sigma, lean tools,

simulation)

Specific skill areas

Inventory Control Production Planning & Lean Manufacturing

Management Control

Warehouse Management Value Stream Mapping Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Negotiations Six Sigma Continuous Process

Improvement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Genie Industries, A Terex Company (2008-Present), Redmond, WA

Manufacturer, Aerial Work Platforms

Senior Supply Chain Manager, North Campus & Building 8 (2009-2010)

Senior Supply Chain Manager, Center for 3P Operations & Building 2, (2008-

2009)

Currently responsible for full function lean materials organizations at 2

plants (7 direct / 40 total) with a combined spend of $50M annually.

Previous role included responsibility for the materials organization at 1

plant and accountability for supply chain operations standardization for

the company's globalization efforts.

. Developed Make to Stock strategy for Aluminum product lines to

guarantee a 99.5% fill rate from stock and reduce lead times from 5

weeks to 5 days for 60% of the business.

. Implemented Genie's first automated multi-unit materials distribution

signaling system.

. Negotiated favorable terms with our most significant catalog customer

and subsequently improved on-time delivery from 75% to 99%.

. Managed localization of supply chain for a new production system

launch in Coventry, England. Successfully transitioned operational

control to local management.

. Developed inventory velocity target setting method for all Genie

plants.

Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (2005-2008), Tallapoosa, GA

Automatic Transmission Manufacturer (325,000 units / year)

Logistics (Supply Chain) Manager (2006-2008)

Technical Specialist, Logistics (2005-2006)

Responsible for team of 100 associates, engineers, and IT professionals

(6 direct reports) that oversaw inbound transportation, on site

consolidation center (3pl warehouse), materials service (parts delivery),

inventory accuracy, packaging, finished goods line-off, inventory

control, & shipping, and parts handling & control in new aluminum

processing department for a 3 shift 600 associate automatic transmission

plant.

. Co-led logistics project team for green field plant startup. Designed

and successfully implemented Honda's first true pull manufacturing

system. Integrated ERP, line control, production scheduling, material

service systems, MRP, and warehouse management (PKMS).

. Designed flexible paperless materials replenishment process so that

the scheduling sequence could change until time of delivery with no

impact to parts replenishment. Lead time for schedule change at other

plants was 3 hours minimum.

. Reduced indirect labor by 55%, reduced direct labor by 22%, achieved

99.2% inventory accuracy, achieved 100% real-time supply chain

visibility, achieved 100% electronic lot traceability.

. Created just-in-time dynamic material service deliveries, real-time

material requests (e-kanban), and innovative predictive monitoring

systems.

. Served as North American lead for the materials service function in

Honda's Production Engineering Steering Committee (PESC).

. Designed and developed auto industry benchmark Plan-For-Every-Part

(PFEP) Access db to facilitate Value Stream Optimization (VSO) supply

chain planning. System facilitated packaging design process, change

point control, warehouse slotting, visual management, and materials

service routing. Utilized system to identify opportunity for

packaging change that reduced transportation cost by $300k/yr.

Benefits paid for packaging change and professional upgrade of db.

New system was integrated with MRP and BOM control system.

. Developed and implemented RFID parts control process & systems for

aluminum processing division. All activity was driven by pull signals

from line control systems. First time for Honda to use central

materials service function to control internally-produced parts.

. Responsible for managing on-site 3PL, mitigating co-employment risk,

and supporting 3PL selection process.

Hubbell Power Systems (2004-2005), Leeds, AL

$2B Electrical equipment manufacturer

Inventory Control Manager, Connectors Business Unit

Managed production planning & inventory control for the 4 plant $80

million connectors business unit of Hubbell Power Systems (HPS).

Responsible for managing flow of materials between plants and to HPS

distribution facility and for meeting aggressive customer service and

inventory reduction objectives.

. Led lean initiatives in business process kaizen events and by

implementing visual controls on the shop floor. Results included

standard work for the scheduling process and a 40% decrease in

inventory discrepancies.

. Negotiated and implemented consignment agreements with raw materials

vendors. Reduced company owned raw inventory by $500k.

. Supervised team of 6 master schedulers, responsible for diverse

product line of 1200 stocking items and more than 11,000 MTO catalog

items.

. Drove a $2M (15%) reduction in total inventory through scheduling

process improvements, MRP refinements, and diligent adherence to

policy.

. SAP project leader for data cleansing. 20,000 sku's needed to be

prepared for SAP startup.

Sanmina-SCI (2000-2004), Huntsville, AL

$11B global contract electronics manufacturer

Supply Chain Project Manager (2002-2004)

Global Supplier Manager (2001-2002)

Program Analyst, Supply Chain (2000-2001)

Held positions of progressing responsibility in the corporate supply

chain department. Assignments supported plant supply chain operations

worldwide.

. Managed simultaneous hub provider change at 2 Mexico locations.

Project moved 300 truckloads of 500 sku's for 60 vendors in 10 days.

In 30 days, all vendors signed new hub agreements, and new facilities

& systems were brought online at both locations. Continuity of

manufacturing supply was not interrupted at either site.

. Managed Interplant Excess Transfer project. This project yielded

intranet tools that identified excess for interplant transfer, tracked

transfer communication, and measured interplant materials transfers.

More than 40 plants were trained in the project, and more than $6M of

materials were transferred during my tenure.

. Responsible for project management of Global Logistics Agreement

negotiation with 70+ participating vendors for the start-up of a $1.9B

options fulfillment operation. Timelines were maintained for new hub

start-ups in 8 locations on 5 continents.

. Developed and implemented an Excel-based measurement tool to provide a

supply-chain scorecard at the customer level for the company's top 6

customers. Use of this tool contributed to improvement in corporate

inventory turns from 4 to 9.

. Provided research and reports justifying customer disposition of more

than $20M in excess inventory.

. Developed an intranet-based, automated, critical escalation tool that

facilitated the internal escalation of critical supply issues and

captured evidence of diligence for customer review.

Hart Intercivic (1998-2000), Tuscaloosa, AL

Privately-held government services provider, specializing in election

printing services

Production Control Supervisor

. Responsible for purchasing, inventory control, shipping/receiving,

scheduling, and production in highly cyclical election ballot printing

business.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

. MBA The University of Alabama 2003

. B.S. Production & Operations Management, The University of Alabama

1998

. APICS CPIM (1999) & CSCP (2008)

COMPUTER SKILLS

. Excel skills in analysis, modeling, and presentation are Best in

Class.

. MS Office, Oracle, SAP, PKMS, COPICS, webPLAN, Agile, Monarch,

MiniTab, Lingo, Visio, MS Project

. Quick to adapt to and master any productivity application.



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