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Manager Supply Chain

Maryville, Tennessee, United States
January 30, 2018

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David R. Poe 276-***-****

Abingdon, VA, *****


A seasoned professional with a broad range of management experience, with expertise in building/optimizing organizational processes and measurement systems to maximize business results in manufacturing operations. A skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions, benchmarking performance against key operational targets/goals. A leader in team based environments that believes in engaging the hearts and minds of the employees to achieve and sustain measurable improvement.

Strategic Planning Problem Solving Continuous Improvement

Lean Principles Budget Preparation Development and Training

Performance Management Customer Satisfaction Change Management

Operational Improvement Decision Making SQF/HACCP

Team Leadership Value Stream Mapping


Scholle Packaging, Chilhowie, VA, 1999-2015

Supply Chain Manager, 2013 – 2015

Managed the Supply Chain function and site S&OP process to achieve high levels of on-time complete delivery, inventory accuracy and inventory reduction. Led site efforts in implementation and utilization of ERP process.

Achieved 99.6% On Time Complete Delivery

Developed annual production and inventory targets, maintaining Inventory within 2% of monthly targets, while obtaining 100% of production targets

Utilized Lean tools to reduce inventory value by $600K per month

Implemented and trained all site personnel on site ERP system, meeting Go Live Target

Directed all Manufacturing Scheduling for three departments ensuring uninterrupted work flow throughout the facility, resulting in reduction of downtime due to material shortages by 83% and reduction of plant overtime by 9.2%

Developed Supply Chain Department, elevating 7 employees through 3 Levels of Pay for Skills Program

Production Manager, 2003-2013

Managed a 4 shift, 24/7 manufacturing operation consisting of 135 employees and 4 shift supervisors. Responsible for improving plant production output, scrap reduction, safety performance and plant layout/flow. Support Continuous Improvement efforts by leading the development of Lean philosophies throughout the manufacturing department.

Developed the plan and successfully managed the change from a 24/5 operation to a 24/7 operation seamlessly

Trained and developed Lean tools with Supervisors and hourly personnel in problem solving techniques, resulting in 80% of all hourly personnel leading Problem Solving exercises

Led scrap reduction efforts that resulted in a reduction of $1M in scrap costs over a 2 year period

Led project to re-design plant layout and product flow, achieving $240K annual reduction in labor costs

Implemented a behavior-based safety program, reducing plant RIR from 4.5 to 1.2

Developed process changes and improvements, increasing plant OEE from 70% to 81%

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Quality Assurance Manager, 1999 - 2003

Develop a Quality Management System tailored to reducing customer complaints and scrap, while working closely with customers to develop a better understanding of critical-to-quality requirements and creation of a partnership relationship. Develop and Implement a product safety program to meet AIB standards

60% reduction in customer complaints

50% reduction in destructive testing scrap

Implemented a product safety program that achieved Superior rating during annual AIB audits/inspections

Kawneer Architectural Windows, Johnson City, TN, 1989-1999.

Quality Systems Manager, 1989 – 1999

Develop a Quality Management System compliant with ISO 9001 standard. Work with Manufacturing and Engineering Departments to create work processes that deliver high quality while improving workflow and reducing scrap. Deliver required training to Sales and Customer base to ensure proper product selection and installation.

Achieved ISO registration with initial audit and maintained registration until plant closure.

Implemented improved workflow concepts, reducing lead time by 7 days

25% scrap reduction

Successfully delivered more than 60 training sessions with Sales and Customers, lowering field complaints 30%.


BS, Mathematics

Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN

Professional Development courses

Lean Tool Kit, Sustaining Lean Results, Essentials to Planning and Leading Successful Kaizen, KT Project Management, KT Problem Solving.


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