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Manager Supply Chain

Hixson, Tennessee, 37343, United States
May 24, 2010

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Hixson, TN 37343

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CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management).

CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) in 3 of 4 modules.

Certified Instructor for APICS certification classes.

Seasoned Professional with 8 years Materials experience. Includes

applications of Lean Manufacturing, MRP, APS, ERP and Kanban

materials control principles in multi-facility environments.

Effective Communicator across all organizational levels. Excellent

verbal, written, presentation and training skills.

Successful Start-ups. Created/managed purchasing, production, and

inventory control procedures for four new manufacturing facilities

(two companies).

Extensive Practical Experience in purchasing, planning, inventory

control, cycle counting, scheduling, shipping, receiving,

warehousing, and distribution.

Software Proficient. Excellent skills on Microsoft Office software

and others.

Systems Literate (AS400). Includes: J.D. EDWARDS, MAPICS,

PANSOPHIC, AMAPS, and PRISM. Liaison between materials and

manufacturing needs and I/T programming.


Owner, APTLY SPOKEN PRESS, Hixson, TN. 2003 to Current. Responsible

for all aspects of a small publishing company: inside book design,

cover design, procuring editorial services, distribution to all major

on-line and brick and mortar booksellers, marketing (including press

releases and radio / TV interviews). Closing business.

Buyer, DJO CHATTANOOGA, Hixson, TN. 2008 to 2009. Manufacturer of

therapeutic medical devices. Hired based on the plan to segue into a

Materials Management position that was coming open in a few months.

However, all positions were phased out when corporate made a surprise

announcement that all plant operations were moving to Mexico.

Materials Manager, KILGORE FLARES, Toone, TN (Jackson, TN area). 2001

to 2003. Manufacturer of flares and heat-seeking decoys for the U.S.

military and others. Required a secret level clearance from the U.S.

government. Responsible for all aspects of Production and Inventory


Control, Shipping / Receiving / Warehousing, and Purchasing

departments. Three direct reports: Purchasing Manager,

Production/Inventory Control Manager, and Shipping/Receiving Manager;

and 30 indirect reports. Accountable for maintaining department

budget, establishing salary levels, and class "A" material

negotiations and cost reductions. Worked closely with outside

suppliers, sales, accounting, operations, and quality departments to

maximize communication and efficiencies. Taught Basics of Supply

Chain Management (an APICS course) company-wide to promote a better

understanding of these principles. Contact person for on-site

government auditors. Coordinated year-end inventory and worked

closely with Accounting to develop cycle-counting program that would

eliminate or reduce the need for annual physical inventory. Reported

to the VP of Operations. Left due to husband's relocation.

Supply Chain Manager, NOWDOCS, Memphis, TN. 2000 to 2001. A dot-com

company. Reported to the VP of Operations. Succumbed to the fate of

so many other dot-coms of that time.

Supply Chain Development & Integration Manager & Corporate Trainer, AC

HUMKO, Cordova, TN. 1998 to 2000. Corporate headquarters for a multi-

plant food manufacturer of cooking oil, coffee creamer and rice, among

others. Duties included analyzing Supply Chain practices and

developing new best practices. Corporate training involved bringing

new plant acquisitions onto the corporate ERP systems (MAPICS & JD

EDWARDS), as well as conducting APICS Supply Chain classes. Utilized

verbal and written presentations in group settings as well as one-on-

one; created an in-house training manual for satellite plants,

including step-by-step instructions, flow charts, screen prints, and

explanations of how the action affected other departments and areas of

the company. Played an integral role in developing a new corporate-

wide S&OP process. Required excellent project management and

oral/written communication skills, as well as a thorough understanding

of both strategic and tactical Supply Chain processes. Project

leadership team member for the sourcing, selection and implementation

of a new corporate APS system (a $6 million dollar project). Involved

mapping out communication flow between departments, and from customers

and vendors. Included developing weighted questions and conducting

extensive interviews with the final three potential vendors. Project

timeline to finalized selection was six months; one year for beginning

implementation. Reported to the Sr. VP of Operations. Company merged

with another and downsized corporate and my position was eliminated.


Jackson State Community College, one year completed.

APICS Certified Instructor

CPIM Certification

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