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Supply Chain Sales

Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
April 08, 2018

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Tom Glines

**** ****** ****** *** *******, IL ***18 408-***-****(mobile)


Proactive, results-oriented individual with more than 20 years of hands on experience in Purchasing, Planning, Inventory Control, Supply Base Management, Supply Chain Management, of Aerospace, Automotive, Computer Electronic Components, Food Industry, Medical Device, Telecommunications, Optical Hardware, Software, Connectors, PCB, IC s, transformers, Memory, Power Supplies, Cable Assemblies, Precious Metals and Alloys, Resins, Mechanical Assemblies, Sheet Metal Casting, Ball bearing, Gearboxes. forgings, fasteners, Plastic Injection Molding, Hydraulic fitting, hoses, MRO, NPI, AP, IT, Outside Services, Capital Expenditures, Technical and administrative items, pharmaceutical, nutritional, diagnostic and Hospital Medical Products, Hazardous Waste Chemicals for FDA Regulations, and Order Processing for import export international shipments.

Self-directed, Self-motivated individual with the ability to interact with all levels of management; managing support of inventory accuracy, lean manufacturing, and decrease costs in excess inventory..



Inventory Reduction

Negotiation Strategies

Project Management

Lean Manufacturing

Purchasing Contracts

Supplier Performance Metrics

Food Industry Procurement

MRP Analysis


Experienced Sr. Buyer / Planner: Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management worlds.

Good presentation skills to effectively share the success and ideas.

Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills.

Excellent communication skills to lead and support employees in a team environment.

Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to launch new products.

Develop/review highly complex contracts/licensing agreements for FAR, DFAR suppliers.

Develop negotiation strategies. Performs cost analysis as needed as part of negotiation strategy price reductions derived from changes resulting from continuous improvement projects.

Lead the management and transition activities related to strategic procurement to include the Six Sigma continuous improvement projects of price, quality, delivery, quantity, technology and lead-time.

Oversee implementation of corrective actions reports; develop long-range business/plans strategies for company improvement projects.

Proven track record to save company revenue in excess material.

International regions for Supply Chain Management include: Guadalajara & Monterrey Mexico, Penang & Johor Malaysia, Taipei Taiwan and China


Blistex SR BUYER Oakbrook IL 01/18 to present


-. Prints purchase orders and email them to the supplier.

-. Contacts suppliers to follow up on late orders.

- Expedites delivery of critical orders, makes special arrangements for delivery, and communicates the expected delivery

- Enters Purchase Order confirmations and supporting documentation

- Maintains an up-to-date filing system and database on Purchase Orders, pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to this information.

- Obtains Certificates of Analysis for the QC Department.

- Processes returns.

- Updates supplier pricing within MRP.

- Handles miscellaneous projects, mailings, etc.

-. Updates supplier address and contact information

Arrow Electronics Material Planner Itacsa il 02/15 to 8/ 17

- Understanding a customer's MRP for pipeline evaluation

- Analyzing a customer's buying patterns against forecasts

- Analyzing/adjusting product pipelines

- Evaluating a customer's forecast information and making recommendations

- Communicating with product management teams to support and relay customer requirements

- Managing inventory to financial goals

- Data compilation, comparison and analysis

- Entering and maintaining sales order and expediting product delivery

- Process purchase order change requests/schedules

Juno Lighting Group by Schneider Electric – Chicago, IL 09/2013 to 2/14

Providing innovative solutions to your lighting challenges.

Buyer - (Contract Assignment) Volt

Analyze MRP requirements and Engineering drawings for procurement of required goods and servic es for select group of products as required for production of Prototypes.

Negotiate with suppliers to obtain optimum quality, cost and service levels; maintain supplier data and performance.

Meet departmental objectives in productivity, delivery and inventory.

Provide purchasing representation as a member of cross functional teams.

General Electric - Chicago, IL 10/2012 to 11/2012

Solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance

Material Planner contract Radient

Developed capacity and production plans to meet business requirements. Managing input information such as production routings, Bills of materials, available capacity, production rates and labor availability.

Developed inventory plans and projections based upon current demand and supply plans.

Identified and communicated gaps; worked with Operations and SIOP teams for resolution.

Coordinated supplier plans with sourcing to ensure supplier capacity and production plans are in alignment with internal plans, and maintained supplier performance details.

Alberto Culver – Melrose Park, IL 03/2011 to 9/2012

Sold to Unilever Group - Innovative leader in consumer products in key markets around the world

Buyer/Planner Contract Leber enterprises

Developed and maintained production schedules at the daily, weekly, and monthly time frames along with a distribution center inventory stocking plan that ensures enough labels, bottles and packaging and chemicals are a 100%

Managed factory production capacity, demand planning distribution center inventory targets, and seasonal sales promotions. Developed and maintained a production schedule that avoids overstocks as well as stock outs while coordinating raw material and packaging receipt with the production schedule.

Maximized plant capacities and efficiencies by proper batch sequencing and batch balancing with manufacturing plant management. Particularly with regard to customer promotions and working with Sales RVP’s, Sales Administration, and Supply Chain Demand Planning in the planning, execution, and fulfillment of Promotional demand using VMI.

Provided a scheduling solution for any material shortages, equipment downtime, batch reformulations or staffing imbalances.

Provided coordination and communication of all changes to the production schedule to supply chain partners, particularly in manufacturing, purchasing, distribution and sales. Maintain the integrity and timeliness of master data that is the basis of SAP forecasting and production scheduling algorithms.

Analyzed scheduling performance and plan appropriate resolution in order to remain an on time complete shipper.

Analyzed inventory position and forecasted sales to allocate finished goods production for distribution to Company regional distribution centers.

Electroglas Systems – Hayward, CA 06/2010 to 09/2010

Provides advanced Wafer Probing Products, Software and Services.

Sr. Buyer – (consultant)

Placed and managed purchase orders based using Visual and SAP.

Managed Inventory for base wafer probe instruments.

Outsourced new vendors for competitive pricing

Safeway Corporation – Pleasanton, CA 05/ 2003 to 06/ 2009

An American supermarket chain; it is the second largest supermarket chain in North America

Sr. Buyer/Planner

Placed and managed purchase orders based on MRP demands.

Resolved material shortages, receiving and A/P problem issues. Created and maintained item master for purchased parts profile in MRP system (lead time, cost etc.)

Coordinated MRB supplier issues and corrective actions.

Coordinated change-order implementation with suppliers.

Reviewed PPV costs on a quarterly basis, Manage the business relationships with strategic supplier scorecards.

Developed technical expertise and market knowledge of assigned commodities.

Understanding and communicating lead times, capacities, technology and pricing trends to align best-possible supply base.

Conducted semi-annual or annual supplier business reviews and technology roadmap meetings.

Participated in supplier audits in assessing materials/capacity/production capabilities and overall business issues.

Developed contingency plans in addressing sole source issues.

Responsible for negotiating supplier contracts including: pricing, warranties, supplier flexibility inventory programs.

Solectron Corporation – Milpitas, CA 04/ 2000 -09/ 2003

$12B leading provider of manufacturing and supply-chain services to the world's premier electronics companies. Two-time award winner of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

Sr. Buyer/Planner

Placed and managed purchase orders based on MRP demands

Resolved material shortages.

Resolved receiving and A/P problem issues.

Create and maintain purchased parts profile in MRP system (lead time, cost, etc.)

Coordinate MRP supplier issues and corrective actions.

Coordinated change-order implementation with suppliers

Managed the business relationships with strategic suppliers.

Develop technical expertise and market knowledge of assigned commodities

Understand and communicate lead times, capacities, technology and pricing trends to align best-possible supply base.

Participated in supplier audits in assessing materials/capacity/production capabilities.

Micrel - San Jose, CA 02/1996 -03/ 2000

A global manufacturer of integrated circuits with corporate headquarters in San Jose, California

Material Control Supervisor

Managed Inventory at planned levels and Transportation team to meet daily shipping needs for customer products.

Sales and purchasing and planning of electronics components for single board computers, negotiating vendor contracts for freight charges, and vendor outsourcing.

Planned assembly work orders to meet customer ship dates, tracking and expediting of material shortages and all RMA returns.

Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA 03/1995 to11/ 1996

An American corporation that manufactures innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of semiconductor, TFT LCD display, Glass, WEB and solar products.

Material Planner - (Contract)

Planned, scheduled and monitored the movement of materials through the production cycle and shipping schedules. Review and analyze production schedules per customer needs and specifications for all offshore production schedules, develop ERP Flow for procurement.

Created shortage reports in excel spreadsheet and expedite material.

Ensured the timely delivery of materials at the most economical cost, consistent with quality standards and affective quality by assuring that suspicious material is identified.


4TH Shift




JD Edwards

Oracle 10.0 & 11i


Baan IV

MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Windows 98

Windows 2000




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