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Manager Supply Chain

Katy, Texas, United States
February 11, 2018

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Ronald Lynn West

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Katy, Texas 77494




A proven logistics professional dedicated to the coordination of domestic and international shipments supporting global operations for the benefit of internal and external customers. Expert in the operational logistics function as well as major projects at both domestic and international locations. Developed and managed marine and shore based strategies, processes and practices that leverage the synergies of scope and scale. Expertise in turning challenged logistics departments into organizations with improved service, performance and efficiency.

Specific Expertise:

US Customs Management Trade Compliance Operations Management Supply Chain International & Domestic Logistics Negotiations Crisis Management Air/Vessel Chartering

Inventory control Contracts Transportation (TMS) Warehouse (WMS) Carrier Management Personnel Maritime Logistics Procurement

IT Skills / Software

Windows Vista & XP, All Microsoft Office applications as MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, Outlook, Outlook Express, PowerPoint.

Professional Experience and Work History:

Global Geophysical Services Inc. Land Geophysical Data Acquisition (Oil and Gas) 2014-2016

Global Logistics Manager, Missouri City, Texas

Managed and directed all logistics activities worldwide for land based seismic data acquisition crews located

In various countries. These include, the Middle East, South America, Africa and domestic locations in North America and Canada.

In charge of all negotiations and appointment of service providers including Freight Forwarders and various types of land/ocean/air transportation.

Tasked with all aspects of customs and trade compliance as it relates transportation of controlled items and hazardous materials-inbound and outbound.

Worked closely with procurement department to insure proper receipt of purchase items and maintenance of pool items in warehouse.

Supervised warehouse personnel with assignment of tasks and day to day operations of warehouse and yard.

Geospace Technologies Inc. Seismic Acquisition Equipment Manufacturer (Manufacturing) 2013-2014

Logistics and Trade Compliance Manager, Houston, Texas

Managed and directed all aspects of the transportation and trade compliance with regards to the inbound and outbound movement of raw materials and finished products,

In charge of all export compliance licensing with US Department of Commerce.

Person in charge of all documentation used in Letters of Credit presented to banks for international sales of products.

Negotiated all freight rates (Less Than Truckload/Truckload/Freight Forwarders/Small Package) and contracts covering the movement of inbound/outbound freight.

Insured compliance with DOT rules/regulations and training governing the transport of hazardous materials via all modes of transportation.

Worked closely with manufacturing production staff to insure proper schedule is maintained to satisfy production and shipping targets.

CGGVeritas Services US Inc. Marine Geophysical Seismic Data Acquisition (Oil and Gas) 2005-2013 Logistics Manager Houston, Texas

Supervised department tasked with the procurement of all services including air, ocean and land logistics associated with a fleet consisting of 30 plus vessels worldwide from facilities located in Houston, Texas.

Responsible for all customs and compliance related areas for both the importation and exportation to and from vessels and global hubs.

Managed all operations of the Houston Hub and logistics functions. Including day to day interaction with various vendors, suppliers and freight forwarders.

Managed all negotiations with carriers including freight forwarders and various other providers of transportation related services.

Supervised the operations of multiple offsite warehouse locations covering the consolidation of shipments to and from various hubs, vessels, and foreign countries.

Maintained relationships with all 3rd party providers with respect to logistics and various functions as they relate to the seismic industry.

Global “Go To Person” for Logistics Crisis Management solutions-Vessel out of service due to breakdowns. (Charter aircraft, vessels, spot contracts for dedicated movement etc. in excess of 1 million dollars in air charter costs)

Unicon division of Bureau Veritas (Testing, Inspection and Certification) Houston, Texas 2002-2004

Commercial Manager

Developed and launched of new products into the Bureau Veritas network of services.

Responsible for all business plans including budget figures to establish business viability.

Implemented all marketing and sales efforts with respect to new products.

Successfully marketed “Unifresh” Product into current business line of Unicon B.V - A worldwide network of inspectors dedicated to the inspection of perishable commodities and refrigerated containers.(international shipments)

SYSCO Corporation. Supply Chain Services Department (Distribution) Houston, Texas 1997-2002

Manager-Intermodal 2000 Corporate Program

Manager-SYSCO Transportation Services

Developed and implemented a corporate Intermodal program to consolidate Intermodal Marketers from over 20 to a corporate program consisting of 2 generating annual savings of 1.5 million dollars.

Directed negotiations with Intermodal Marketing Company partners and Railroads.

Analyzed current lanes for conversion of traffic from over the road to intermodal for additional savings.

Marketed program to over 70 Sysco operating companies across the U.S.

Responsible for the conversion of over 5,000 truckload shipments per year from transportation brokers to dedicated core carriers managed at corporate level.

Analyzed and converted brokered traffic lanes used by over 70 operating companies throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Training/Continuing Education

Hazardous Materials Transport-ERC (DOT, IATA and IMDG)

CFR 49

Export Trade Compliance-ECTI

Finance for Non Financial Managers

Soft Skill Training-Working with Other Cultures

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