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Supply Chain Manager

Round Rock, Texas, United States
March 05, 2018

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Nate Harper

**** ***** ***** ** • Round Rock, TX 78665

512-***-**** •

Manager of Supply Chain

Leadership ~ Strategy ~ Growth

Visionary business leader with demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and implementing solutions that achieve business goals and streamline operations. Proven success in strategically enhancing productivity and profitability while developing strong customer relations. Vast competency in manufacturing operations and supply chain. Adept at translating complex needs into technical requirements and consistently delivering tangible results.

Strategic Planning ● Cost Control & Avoidance ● Budgetary Adherence

Operations Leadership ● Cross-Functional Teams ● Staff Development

Continuous Process Improvement ● Production Planning ● Collaborative Communicator

Notable Achievements

Led staff of 60, (4) direct reports for corporate supply chain, manufacturing, project management and engineering services for tier one rack-mount IT server, storage and software public company with annual revenues of $250M with $50M spend.

Helmed merger, organization, and transformation efforts in Supply Chain Management, resulting in process improvements, cost savings estimated at $7M 2015, $8M 2016. and receiving 2% bonus on savings.

Directed cross functional sourcing team for all 3rd party software, hardware, professional services and system interface with $122M electronic health records project. Negotiated $33.7M over 5yrs in hard savings on the initial contracts for software and professional services.

Instituted corporate wide vendor management inventory and JIT programs. Reduced inventory exposure cost from $12M to $2M and improved on time delivery from 75% to 100% in 1st year of implementation.

Directed cross-functional development teams, achieving 22 new product launches and steering several programs into production with expected annual revenue of $20M.

Professional Career History

Booz Allen Hamilton, Austin, Texas 2015–Present

Management Consultant

Lead and drive strategy development through the execution of transformation, merger and organization consolidation of 2 federal contracting sites in process improvement, cost management, resource allocation and training activities across all facets for SCM, Manufacturing (non-classified) and IT sourcing.

Restructured procurement department into strategic sourcing roles by introducing commodity management principals and training tactical Buyers. Established new roles, process, procedures, and department goals.

Implemented supply chain strategies in a collaborative team based environment, achieving tactical and strategic goals. Led and drove SCM implementation project and sourcing strategies.

Achieved $2.5M in efficiency savings by implementing lean techniques to consolidate client’s business process and migrate 1 enterprise resource planning system.

Led the integration of SAP Warehouse Management system and consolidated inventory management business process for both production sites; reducing materials transit time to the end user and improved inventory turns, cycle counting accuracy, inventory turns and return materials process.

Established inspections and containment plan, performed management audits and disqualified deficient suppliers, reducing defects by 61% and warranty costs by 32% while gaining 25% of market share.

Achieved $2.5M in efficiency savings by implementing lean techniques to consolidate client’s business process and migrate 1 enterprise resource planning system.

Instituted safety committee and auditing teams, addressing safety violations and reducing $50K+ worker’s compensations claims, resulting in zero Lost Time Accidents and zero Recordable Injuries.

Contracted Employee 2009–2015

Supply Chain and Operations Management Consultant

Contracted and employed with 3 companies to provide supply chain, sourcing, procurement, and project management services.

Right Sourcing Solutions / Superior Group, Houston, Texas (2014–2015)

Powell Industries Inc., Houston Texas (2012–2014)

Adecco. Austin Texas (2010–2012)

Precision Resources, Austin, Texas (2009–2010)

Led staff of 2 contractors at MD Anderson Cancer Center, providing service in strategic sourcing, vendor management and project support for $122M budget highly visible Electronic Health Records (EHR) software and professional services.

Managed global strategic sourcing at Powell Industries, overseeing $125M spend for indirect and direct commodities for IT software/hardware, capital improvements, metals, HVAC, injected molded and machined parts.

Develop and implemented Vendor Management Program for indirect and direct materials, incorporating incorporated metrics, KPI analyses and reporting, scorecards and business reviews.

Strategically sourced and selected global supplier for carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel with an annual spend of $17M, achieved savings of $2.2M and consolidated supply chain at Powell.

Successfully awarded 8 new contracts, covering $20 million Maintenance Repair and Operations Equipment (MRO) with a guaranteed $4.2 million saving over 3 years on behalf of Powell.

Accountable for Applied Material’s global sourcing activity for software, hardware and professional services, tracking global annual spend of $141M. Mapped vendor spend, performance and relationships to long-term IT technology roadmap.

Sourced, consolidate and selected procurement construction suppliers for the $22.1M new power generator installation and construction project at Lower Colorado River Authority.

Open Text Corporation (Vignette Corporation), Austin, Texas 2007–2009

Senior Purchasing Manager

Directed staff of Global Commodity Managers and Buyers in the procurement department. Developed new policy and procedures, strategic sourcing strategies, and e-sourcing tools to manage $215M in indirect spend and $60M in IT hardware, service and software. Saved $1.4M over 3yrs.

Coldwatt, Inc., Austin, Texas 2005–2007

Supply Chain Manager

Managed all supply chain activities, outsourcing PCB and PCBA manufacturing, product development and system integrations for startup power supply company. Sourced and negotiated long term agreements with logistic/freight forward, semiconductors, electromagnetic components, PCBA/PCB manufactures and sheet metal fabrication suppliers in China, Mexico and India.


Supply Chain Manager, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (Rackable Systems, Inc.)

Supply Chain Manager, BeamReach Networks, Inc.

New Products Program Manager, Electronics for Imaging, Inc.


Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

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