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Location:
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Posted:
April 05, 2018

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SUZANNE S. BANNING

** ***** ****, *******, ** ***51

Phone 203-***-**** ac41vn@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Hands-on Materials Manager with multiple years’ experience in purchasing and distribution industries. A team player that communicates well with Executive Management, internal departments and vendors to ensure company’s goals are met. Searching for a position in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia or Florida.

CORE BUSINESS COMPETENCIES

Purchasing/Forecasting/Planning Inventory Control/Maintenance Materials Management Manufacturing/Distribution

MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Report/Presentation Software - Crystal, PowerPoint Defense/Government Regulations - DFAR & ITAR

Software Programs - SAP, ERP, MAP90, BPICS, MRP, MOVEX, Progression Series/Macola, INFOR Syteline (Super-User), Epicor, Warehouse Mobility, FileMaker PRO 3.0 SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Reduced time to pick orders by 50% by coordinating the installation of Syteline Inventory System.

• Reduced physical inventory count from 5 to 2 days by purchasing RF scanners and bar coded all inventory. Freed employees enable continuation of normal operations.

• Reduced physical inventory variances by 75% by implementing a cycle count procedure.

• Reduced supplier vendor base by 50% by evaluating all suppliers based on timely deliveries, quality of product and pricing. Action taken resulted in streamlining of purchase order and delivery of product.

• Achieved 15% reduction in shipping rates by reviewing all shipping carrier and consolidating both small package vendors and freight carriers.

• Achieved 50% reduction in purchase orders and associated shipping costs by instituting a semi- weekly forecast review meeting with Regional Managers, Marketing and Service to identify necessary purchases.

• Reduced inventory levels by 15% by identifying, recycling and disposing of slow-moving or obsolete inventory.

• Reduced weekly inventory received by $200K by creating on-time delivery process and working with suppliers to ensure they maintained necessary items in their inventory.

• Achieved 75% reduction in correction/error of Bills of Material by reviewing, evaluating and correcting information into AS400 system.

• Reduced inspection time for top 10 suppliers by 100% through creation of Dock-to-Stock program to determine which items could be eliminated from inspection upon arrival.

• Created and maintained approved supplier list; reduced supplier base by one-half resulting in increased competition, better products, more on-time deliveries and cost reduction for both raw materials and finished goods. Reduced Composites Finished Goods inventory by $300K.

• Reduced process preparations time by 75% by designing and implementing a Materials Requirements Planning system that automated entire purchasing and material control function. MRP was previously done using Lotus 1-2-3

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc., Wallingford, CT 2009 – 2017 Materials Manager

Managed & maintained inventory ($26M) located across the USA; provided shipping/inventory support to all personnel (internal and external). Coordinated all phases of shipping/receiving, purchasing, storage, maintenance, inventory control and tradeshow management; tracked & expedited all cargo domestically & internationally. Reviewed sales forecast/inputs (SOIP), procuring inventory to insure levels meet corporate expectations. Supervised 4 direct reports (Buyer/Planner, Warehouse Supervisor, Inventory Coordinator, Shipper/Receiver). Managed the physical inventory process (both internally and around the country with various field personnel) and formulated and communicated financial results.

• Materials Team Leader for implementation of new ERP system; INFOR Syteline (Super-User) and Warehouse Mobility

Radiall – Applied Engineering Products, New Haven, CT 2006 – 2009 Buyer/Planner & Commodity Buyer, Military Antenna Division Solitary buyer for all components for Military Antenna Assembly Division - Liaison between Production, Design/Mechanical/RF Engineers and Manufacturing on all antenna designs. Identified, reviewed and responded to action messages as generated by MRP (MAPICS System 36 AS400); purchased components globally utilizing Company’s ERP system.

• Developed software and instructed users in such computer programs; Agile (share forecast with suppliers, optimize procurement), SourcingParts (management of request for quotes) and PYXIS

(analysis of purchasing amounts and quality per supplier)

• Transitioned Military Antenna Division (manufacturing and purchasing operations) from Vancouver, WA to New Haven, CT

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RFS – Radio Frequency Systems, 2005 – 2006

Buyer/Planner (Contract Employee)

Goldilocks' Deli, Meriden, CT 2001 - 2005

Owner/Manager

VERO Electronics,Wallingford, CT 1997- 2001

Purchasing Manager

EDUCATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

B.S. – Business - Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT APICS – Basics of Supply Chain Management, 2008

SEA (Supplier Excellence Alliance) – Certified Master Trainer; Training Materials for Standard Work; Job Skills Advanced Planning; LEAN Enterprise System Workshop INFOR Syteline (Super-User) and Warehouse Mobility Implementation Team Member



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