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Supply Chain Manager

El Segundo, CA
March 14, 2018

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Lourdes Ruiz




Chicken of the Sea (San Diego / El Segundo, CA) $450M Sept 2017 – Present Supply Chain Executive Consultant

Under the guidance and direct reporting to the CEO, managed the domestic and overseas Supply Chain for Chicken of the Sea. Responsible for five 3PL warehouses, Customer Service, Demand/Supply planning and total Logistics for product inbound and outbound distribution to retail and food services customers. In addition, provided oversight to remote Manufacturing site in Georgia.

Institutionalized key Supply Chain metrics, deployed S&OP process and implemented Demand Planning analytics and Inventory management processes

Reduced backordered items by 74% and total quantity of shortages by 48%

Managed the Supply Chain organization transition from the San Diego Facility to El Segundo, Los Angeles, inclusive new talent recruitment, knowledge transfer and physical move DiaSorin Molecular LLC (Cypress, CA) $100M Sept 2015 – July 2017 Vice-President Industrial Projects North America

Responsible for providing executive oversight to strategic and high complexity projects across DiaSorin’s two sites in North America

(Cypress CA and Stillwater MN). Reported to Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Led the Operations due diligence process for the acquisition of the 3M molecular diagnostics technology

Project managed the manufacturing and technology transfer from 3M to a new third-party manufacturer. Attained a 50% increase in manufacturing capacity and 10% reduction in unit cost Vice-President of Operations

Head of Operations for DiaSorin Molecular LLC reporting to Executive Vice President and General Manager. Responsible for total Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technical Operations, Facilities, EHS, Security and IT.

Led the Operations organization through the due diligence process for company’s acquisition and its subsequent transition and integration process

Deployed Lean methodologies to enable a reduction of backorder from $1.3M to less than $100k (22 products to 2); improved On Time Delivery to customer from 71% to 95%; increased manufacturing yields from 54% to75% and plan attainment from 74% to 98%



Comprehensive and global expertise in managing all aspects of Global Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality Assurance. Seeking a career opportunity that allows me to utilize my cross functional expertise and leadership skills to make a significant contribution to the business, while continuing to learn and develop my professional capabilities. It is my desire to provide organizations with a unique experience that helps them leap to the next level of performance while coaching and developing their talent to attain their full potential.

Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies Operational Excellence Strategies

Technology Transfers and Acquisitions Quality and Compliance Turnarounds

Deployment of Lean principles and methodologies Manufacturing Plant Start Ups

Project Management of Complex and Strategic Initiatives Strong negotiation and influence skills

Organizational transformations and talent development Exceptional communication skills

Work within matrix organizations and global environments Lean and 6-Sigma

Bilingual: Spanish and English



Recognized change agent with vast experience in the development and implementation of transformational strategies

Passionate about leading through innovation to drive excellence in the total customer experience

Advocate of talent development with a strong record of advancing employees to Senior and Executive positions and mentoring over 20 Green Belts and Black Belts

Mobile: 925-***-****


Wellesley College 2004 Lean Black Belt Certified

Bachelor of Arts 2017 Project Management Certificate Major: Chemistry

Danaher (Carlsbad, CA) $450M Mar 2014 – Aug 2015

Director of Carlsbad Operations

Managed the Carlsbad site which housed three Danaher companies: Beckman Coulter, AB Siex and Iris. Direct accountability for Beckman’s Reagent Manufacturing P&L and operating budget. Responsible for Manufacturing, Technical Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Facilities, EHS, Finance and Human Resources. Reported to Vice President of Operations.

Implemented Supply and Planning Process resulting in the elimination of stock out items and a reduction of low supply items from 394 to 35, while reducing inventory by 10%

Deployed the "stop the bleed" initiative to tackle Manufacturing Capacity, QC backlog, and First Pass Yield. This resulted in improved productivity (from 36.1% to 38.1%), 50% reduction in QC backlog, and improved first pass yield (from 92.7% to 96.8%)

Successfully passed onsite FDA inspection (zero observations) Johnson and Johnson (ASP & Lifescan) $1B Apr 1989 – Jan 2014 Plant Director May 2007 – Jan 2014

Managed the Irvine site for the multi-shift manufacturing of sterilization capital equipment and biological indicators. Responsible for Manufacturing, Materials Management, Engineering, Warehouse, Distribution, Facilities, Environmental, Health and Safety.

Enabled $300 million in increased sales revenue for the corporation through a 300% supply chain capacity increase to support key business opportunity

Reduced Irvine Plant overhead by 10%, improved productivity by 30%, and, reduced corrective maintenance rates by 40%, out of box failures by 55% and nonconformance incidents by 75%

Led the ASP domestic Distribution Strategy which increased global service level to >99% LIFR and delivered $1M in savings

In sourced and automated finished product assembly process for the manufacturing of biological indicator resulting in improved quality and process controls, and savings of > $1.2 million dollars Director Operations Improvement Oct 2004 – May 2007 Responsible for the development of improvement roadmap for the manufacturing sites in Scotland, Puerto Rico and California. Collaborated with Finance and Global Operations to develop Lifescan’s Worldwide Operations Improvement Strategic Plan.

Delivered $22 million and $56 million COGS savings in consecutive years

Led the Worldwide Operations leadership team to translate its Vision into global business indicators

Drove a competitive benchmark study to deliver strategic improvement roadmap

Spearheaded cross sector J&J team develop a ‘Make versus Buy’ decision making model adopted throughout J&J

Led the Facilities and Talent Profile teams as part of Lifescan’s manufacturing sourcing strategy Reagents Plant Director Jun 2001 – Oct 2004

Managed the manufacturing of coated membrane and glucose monitoring system. Responsible for Manufacturing in the Milpitas and San Diego sites, in addition to Engineering and Process Excellence (6-sigma and lean).

Led the transformation process of Reagent Plan into a quality driven and high performing organization

Decreased overhead by 30% and improved productivity by 12%; delivered $10 million in COGS savings

Deployed 6 sigma and lean methodologies that delivered a 60% reduction in global lead times, 30% yield improvements and 98% in LIFR

Led the organization’s Quality and Compliance turnaround which delivered transformational results and zero observations in three consecutive FDA inspections

Plant Manager Apr 1989 – May 2001

Business Unit Manager

Quality Manager

Managed the Puerto Rico site for the multi-shift manufacturing of glucose test strips. Direct accountability for plant’s P&L and operating budget. Responsible for Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Facilities, EHS, Human Resources and IT.

As Management Representative for the site, led the plant to obtain its ISO 9002 certification

Led technology transfer of strip packaging process enabling $500 million in sales revenue

Improved plant efficiency by 25%, which enabled a 30% volume growth; delivered $32M in GOGS savings

Deployed 6 sigma and attained a Cpk of 1.33 in manufacturing process resulting in a decreased number of customer complaints, went from 28 to 3 parts per million

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