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Continuous Improvement Supply Chain

Wichita, Kansas, United States
December 11, 2017

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Gerardo De la O

**** *. ****** **. • Bel Aire, KS 67226 • 806-***-**** •


Fulfillment Steam Management / Business Analytics / Manufacturing Engineering Talented and accomplished business strategist enthusiastic about developing and implementing tactical plans, improving fulfillment stream flow, quality management, increasing customer satisfaction, and providing revenue growth opportunities. Extensive experience using visual and analytical techniques to find inefficiencies in processes and improving their performance by implementing Lean, Six Sigma, and TOC methodologies. Exceptional track record in the development and delivery of ERP systems that increase productivity and efficiency while maintaining a positive environment.

Certified Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma Black Belt


Logistics Continuous Improvement Specialist November 2015 – Present Excel Industries, Hesston, KS

• Used analytical methods such as LP and MS Excel to identify insights and conclusions from complex data.

• Established milk runs for small, medium, and big parts to increase their delivery efficiency by 70%.

• Reduced receiving and put away time by 50%.

• Used visual monitoring management to coach, to solve problems and to track performance. Assistant Professor of Management August 2012 – July 2015 Graduate School of Business, Friends University, Wichita, KS

• Designed and implemented a Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration for MBA program.

• Developed six statistics and business analytics decision and simulation models for training.

• Mentored six graduate students to master DMAIC and DOE systematic methods to obtain their Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

• Provided challenging course work for 50 graduate students using dynamic instruction and innovative teaching methods in Business Analytics, Supply Chain and Operations Management, Logistics Systems, and Managing Operations Lean/Six Sigma.

• Created coursework to manage and execute real world business processes in SAP ERP 6.0. Visiting Assistant Professor of Management August 2011 – July 2012 School of Business, Quincy University, Quincy, IL

• Created a concentration in Operations Management as part of the MBA program.

• Instructed 50 undergraduate students taking Statistics and Quantitative Methods and promoted utilization of the latest decision modeling software tools such as POM in addition to Microsoft Excel. Senior Lead Management Consultant January 2000 – December 2003 Durango State Treasury Office, Durango, Durango, Mexico

• Enhanced management processes by defining strategies to implement administrative large scale change and efficient process workflows.

• Directed a team of sixteen individuals that succeeded in transforming an obsolete IT infrastructure to improve efficiency and productivity in essential government processes.

• Increased the state of Durango’s ranking in external reporting from #28 among 32 states to #5 by improving the effectiveness of tax collection processes and lifting data accuracy to 100%.

• Conducted the implementation of a $2 million ERP system that managed a $600 million budget using Sybase ASE, Sybase Replication Server, SQL Anywhere, and PowerBuilder. Page 2

6414 E. Odessa St. • Bel Aire, KS 67226 • 806-***-**** • Chief Information Officer December 1987 – February 2000 Coahuila State Treasury Office, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

• Led four projects to re-engineer processes for managing expenditures, investments, tax administration, and human resources, which simplified process flows by 20%.

• Achieved a 50% reduction in process repetition by leading a continuous improvement team, which also consolidated business forms to reduce paperwork and limited redundancy of data.

• Created an efficient and positive work environment by motivating and working collaboratively with 80 staff members, including four managers, to meet and exceed diverse departmental goals.

• Directed the implementation of a $3.5 million ERP system that managed a $800 million budget, reduced budget preparation time by 75%, and increased tax collection efficiency by 15%.

• Introduced new software, hardware, and network technologies to improve citizen service processes. SQL Database Developer August 1984 – July 1985

Software House, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

• Developed and implemented a database system to manage 15,000 credit union members by identifying business needs and solution options.

• Maintained SQL scripts, indexes and complex queries for analysis and extraction.

• Ensured implementation of best practices to maintain security and integrity of data. Financial Planning Manager January 1980 – July 1984 Grupo Industrial Saltillo Headquarters, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

• Developed eight financial production master plans based on annual sales of $800 million and production capacity for multiple divisions, including tile and appliances.

• Presented financial information to a Board of Directors composed of prominent area business leaders. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Associate August 2010 – July 2011

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

• Collaborated with the Bio imaging Science and Technology group to develop new imaging technologies. Research Associate January 2010 – June 2010

Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

• Proposed an international commercial corridor between Mexico and the US that reduced transportation distance by 460 miles and travel time by six hours, which was approved.

• Influenced the construction of a strategic highway-connection that supports NAFTA by evaluating the potential market of container flow.

• Peer-Reviewed Publication: De la O, G., Matis, T. (2013). Supply Chain Strategies for the Mazatlan- Houston Interoceanic Logistic Corridor. Journal of Applied Research and Technology (JART), 12(4). EDUCATION

Ph. D. Industrial Engineering and Computer Sciences August 2004 – December 2009 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX

MSc. Industrial and Systems Engineering January 1985 – August 1987 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

MBA in Finance January 1980 – May 1982

BSc. Industrial and Systems Engineering August 1974 – December 1978 Monterrey Institute of Technology Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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