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Manager Operations, purchasing, materials, planning

Brea, California, United States
January 12, 2018

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Renee Lewis

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oManagement with over 20 years in operations, purchasing, procurement and production control

oSpecialist in work and manpower planning and quality improvement

oExperienced in inventory control software development and application (SAP and MAPICS)

oProficient in inventory management, lean principles and managing a solid supply chain

oWell versed in all major commodities

Professional Experience

Operations Manager- Troy –CSL lighting 2012-2017

oManaging manufacturing throughput for custom lighting through shipment

oResponsible for managing international inbound product through final product shipment

oManages safety program for both shop and office employees


oReduced headcount through improved flow and processes by 10%

oReduced inventory adjustments by 15% through improved BOM and accountability process implementation

oMember of the implementation team for the new upgraded system for AS400 and SAP B1

oImplemented 5s and lean principles to work on the assembly lines to increase flow and output by 5%

Operations Manager - Deco Lighting 2010 to 2012

oManaged Assembly, Production Control, and Shipping and Inventory Control

oResponsible for shipping/receiving on all domestic an international procurement


oCreated forms and policies for new SAP system, including bin locations, add on programs and physical inventory modules

oUpdated inventory/planning module with safety levels and min/max allowing the organization to utilize MRP system verses a manual planning and ordering system used prior to my arrival

oIdentified excess inventory to decrease inventory levels as well as increase space

oMoved the assembly lines into one common area to cross train and increased production flow

Production Services Manager - Architectural Area Lighting – Hubbell Lighting 2000 to 2010

oManaged production control and the production planning team. Responsibilities materials, planning, and procurement

oManaged receiving, picking, packing, and shipping of customer orders

oEvaluated and set action plan for Low Cost Country sourcing and Supplier Development

oScheduled drivers; negotiated rates and routes with truck lines/carriers


oDeveloped and implemented new MRP system (SAP)

oConducted MRP training for employees using SAP

oDeveloped and implemented performance and quality improvement program

oRedefined warehouse positions, established hourly production standards

oStandardized receiving, stocking, checking, and housekeeping procedures


oReduced freight cost by 25% by consolidating loads and improved packaging for better cube rates

oIncreased on-time shipments from low 50% to 90% year over year

oSaved 10% in packing costs by recycling and using alternative packing materials

oDecreased raw inventory from $5 million to $1.9 million

oReduced inventory D.O.S. from 58 to 30

oIncreased employee productivity 15% by establishing production standards

PURCHASING MANAGER - Lithonia Lighting 1996 to 2000

oDrove priorities consistent with overall purchasing strategy as developed in the Procurement Leadership Team

oCoached and mentored direct reports to build competencies throughout the organization

oDeveloped and implemented processes within direct materials to achieve standardization

oSupervised Receiving, Inventory Control, Storage, Distribution, and Traffic


oDeployed a plant closure action plan to move inventory to other facilities

oIncreased productivity 10% by applying computerized systems

oIncreased inventory turns 10% by standardizing inventory control procedures


Fullerton College, Business Management/Information Management Courses

American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Certified in Inventory Control and the Manufacturing Environment

Completed courses/seminars: Transportation: Traffic: Safety: Employee Involvement, and Leadership

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