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Manager Production Control/Material Control

San Diego, California, United States
February 08, 2018

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Earl D. McCabe

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Management leader with 20+ cumulative experience in supply chain, logistics, distribution, operations, production control, sales and marketing. A leader who thrives in fast paced, change oriented environments. Collaborative problem solver who uses LEAN technology and practices, financial input, project management, and training strengths for process improvement to obtain company goals.

Proven experience in all aspects of supply chain management including: planning, forecasting, inventory, negotiating, purchasing, outsourcing, warehousing, manufacturing, direct and indirect supplier fulfillment, customer relations, continuous improvement, profit and loss management, and logistics.

A leader in the aerospace industry with years of experience in strategic and tactical decision making to foster innovation, team building, S&OP, and organizational development. Have an understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), FAR supplements, and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). AS9100, ISO, ITAR, Safety compliance. Ability to interact with clients and various departments.


Started first rotable exchange program resulting in reduced turn times by 50%

Reduced logistics cost by 20% by developing a min/max system for inventory procurement

Adapted and implemented six sigma and lean principles to reduce casting inventory by 62% and reduce rework from 35% to 7%

Developed process and procedures to ship 20 engine sets per month for a major airline

Implemented procedures to develop vendors to become partners in goals of the division

Developed and established procedures to sell excess inventory

Created and maintained consignment agreements with vendors

Negotiated price, quality, and TAT requirements with vendors.


NPI(New Product Introduction)support

KPI and metrics driver

Six Sigma methods and disciplines

LEAN technology and practices.

Customer relations management

Goal oriented

Cross functional team building

Materials Management

Knowledge in FAR and ITAR

Program Management

Product Management

Operations Management

Planning Management

Production Control Management

Process oriented

Technical and Analytical skills

MRP/ERP experience

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Professional Experience

EDM Enterprise, San Diego, CA

Consultant 2017 to present

Specializing in Manufacturing and Supply Chain functions. Able to interface with Finance, Engineering, and Quality to obtain desired goals and objectives. We can view an operation as a whole or target a department using Lean Management and Cost Saving techniques.

Improved process flow and reduced cost for a $2.5M/year division in Irvine, CA.

Improved information flow between operations and finance for a $1.2M/year in Riverside, CA

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation, San Diego, CA 1986 to 2016

Chromalloy San Diego (CSD) and Pacific Gas Turbine Center (PGTC): Divisions merged in 2011 and became CSD. CSD is a 145 FAA Repair Station which specializes in the repair of jet engine components, involving honeycomb for commercial and military, and overhaul of commercial jet engines.

Material Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Inventory Manager: 2005 to 2016

Oversaw $22M in stocked inventory and $7M/month in direct cost expenditures. Developed and implemented a standard/automated re-order system to reduce cost of shipping and number of orders placed during the month. Developed and identified excess inventory to sell on the open market. Managed the SMO (Slow moving/obsolete) inventory and identified items of concern on a monthly basis. Set up consignment agreements and how the material would be handled in the computer system and in the stockroom. Organized and set up the distribution warehouse. Decided on leased building to use, type of equipment, and staff requirements. Member of the Senior Staff.

Departments reporting: Purchasing(Procurement), Receiving, Stockroom, Inventory, Shipping, Honeycomb, and PMA detail production.

Reduced inventory and reserve requirements by 45%

Sold 10% of inventory in first year of implementation

Reduced cost from repair and procurements by 18.5%

Reduced turn time from vendors by 53%

Reduced inventory for engine requirements by 59%

Stream lined personnel in the Supply Chain by 40%

Reduced stocked inventory by 90% in 8 years.

Chromalloy Engine Service Group (CESG): This was the division in Chromalloy involved with buying, selling, leasing of commercial jet engines and buying and selling components of jet engines. Warehouses located in the US (2), Europe, Asia, and Israel. 2002 to 2005

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Director of Engine Part Sales:

Set up the West Coast warehouse and oversaw all aspects of the operations: Buying, selling, inventory, shipping and receiving. Involved in jet engine component sales for the following engines: JT8D, JT9D, PW4000, V2500, CF6-50/-80A/-80C, and CFM56-3. Reduced the JT8D inventory by 58%. Identified and directed inventory to be repaired and then moved to appropriate area warehouse in order to be sold.

Chromalloy Southwest (CSW): CSW is a 145 FAA Repair Station specializing in LPT Hot Section of commercial engines, involving super alloys. Located in El Centro, CA and Mexicali, Mexico. 1986 to 2002

Director of Production Control/Production Control Manager/Planning:

Directed and managed of staff of 35 which directed work for 25 work centers, in three locations.

Division employed 1200 associates and with revenues of $48M per year. Divisional Sales Representative for clients in USA, Canada, India, Israel, Taiwan, and New Zealand. Departments reporting: Planning, Customer Service, Inventory Control, Spares Group, and Chemical Clean. Reduced complexity of quotes

to clients to ensure understanding of cost of repairs. Developed and implemented standards to use in future quotes to clients. Member of the Senior Staff.

Reduced Turn Around Time (TAT) by 37%

Increased sales from $2M/month to over $4M/month working with various teams.

Increased sales in two years by 33%

On Executive Committee for Six Sigma projects. Decided projects started every month.

Completed 5-year Sales Budget and Forecast for the General Manager each year.

Highest shipment month was over 77,000 components, which resulted in a $4.5M month.

Program/Operations Manager:

Used six sigma techniques to identify problems and bottlenecks in two different programs. With a team

effort, we were able to reduce turnaround times and rework in order to make customer commitments.

First years sales went from $48K per year to $2.4M per year. Second year sales were doubled.

Other titles included: Director of Business Development, Manager of Customer Service, and Product


Rex Precision Products, Inc, Located in Gardena, CA 1985 to 1986

Production Manager

Oversaw Plants 1 & 3, with 13 supervisors. Interacted with clients, vendors, and departments to accomplish goals and ship schedules. Major clients were General Electric and UTC Pratt & Whitney.

Established a three month rolling forecast and schedules

Reduced past due commitments by 82%

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Howmet Corporation, Located in Wichita Falls, TX and Whitehall, MI 1981 to 1985

Refurbishment Center

Production Controller

Plant start up. Established floor and ship schedules. Projected sales dollars per month. Interacted with customers and subcontractors. Supervised shipping, receiving, and warehouse.

Casting Facilities

Sales Coordinator

Handled 14 accounts, which included UTC Pratt & Whitney and General Electric. Involved in quoting new products and programs to capture new business. Projected sales forecast and budgets for one to five years.

Production Scheduler

Promoted from expeditor. Maintained schedules per client requirements by interacting with clients and various departments to ensure on-time deliveries.

Acid Technician A

Inspected grain structures of components to clients specifications for approval. Mixed and neutralized various acid solutions. Transferred to Texas.


Master of Business Administration, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Associate in Arts, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

Professional Development

Leadership and Management Program (LAMP), 2016

Ethics and Compliance Essentials, 2015

Situational Leadership II Experience, 2015

Lean Enterprise, 2014

Additional Skills

Repair knowledge in components for the following engines: JT3D, JT8D, JT9D, PW4000,

CF6, CF34, V2500, LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, and CFM56. Complete engine repair knowledge for

engines: JT8D-7/-9/-9A/-11/-15/-17/-15A/-17A/-17R/-209/-217A/-217C/-219, LM2500, CF6-6/-50/80C2.

Experienced in the following processes: MRP systems, TIG Weld, Electron Beam Weld, Electro-Chemical

Grind (ECG), ELB Machining Center, Laser cutting, Wire EDM, Beltsand/Blend, Cleaning/Polishing, Floride Ion Cleaning (FIC), Thermal Barrier Coatings, Plasma Spray, Brazing, and Honeycomb production.

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