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Manager Supply Chain

Spring, TX, 77373
March 19, 2018

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Louis Herbert, CPIM

Spring, TX *****


Executive Supply Chain Manager and Senior Materials Planning Manager Accomplished Executive/Senior Leader with emphasis on Supply Chain, Operations, and Procurement. Highly diverse business experience in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), ERP system configuration, supply chain strategies, inventory management, procurement, strategic forecasting and warehouse operations with emphasis on Lean methodology. Professional Experience


Executive Leader Supply Chain Feb 2014 – Aug 2017

Executive Leader with strategic management responsibilities for all Supply Chain functions. Principal negotiator for all corporate agreements and supplier contracts. Executed Kaizen events and other Lean initiates throughout the procurement, manufacturing operations and supply chain processes.


• Implemented a Sales & Operations Planning process

• Reduced inventory investment by 20% while increasing inventory turns

• Reduced company exposure to long-term purchasing agreements by $14 million

• Negotiated a net profit of $140k year over year through freight company’s contracts DITCH WITCH, INC., Perry, OK

Master Scheduling Manager May 2011 – Aug 2013

The representative for Supply Chain on the Sales and Operations Planning team, participating in Demand Planning and Forecasting meetings. Created the Supply Plan and collaborated with Purchasing and Manufacturing Managers to refine the Supply Plan into an executable Master Schedule.


• Developed and implemented monthly production plan for 20 plus production lines

• Master scheduled more than 900 products per month and an additional 20,000 manufactured service parts

• Created comprehensive multi-echelon inventory strategy

• Maintained 95% customer fulfillment rate

Warehouse Operations Manager Nov 2009 – May 2011

The primary focus of this position was warehouse operations and to develop and implement a Lean Material Replenishment Process that ensured compliance with the corporate priority system guaranteeing materials arrived at the production operation as needed. Accomplishments:

• Developed Min/Max point of use Lean Replenishment process reducing inventory by 50%

• Increased operational efficiencies 30% by creating a more effective storage strategy

• Increased packaging efficiencies 40% by implementing Lean flow processes Louis Herbert, CPIM Page 2

Inventory Manager Oct 2004 – Nov 2009

Collaborated with CFO to establish corporate strategies for all categories of inventory for the business. Executed corporate inventory investment strategies and auditing process. Directed Inventory Analyst, Material Planners, Warehouse Operations and Inventory Reconcilers. Accomplishments:

• Executed annual inventory plan for $100 million of Purchased Materials, WIP, and Finished Goods

• Achieved annual inventory net accuracy of 98% year over year

• Implemented Lean Replenishment Methodologies in SAP SAP – Enterprise Resource Planning (dual role w/Inventory Manager) Oct 2003 – Jul 2005 Configuration and implementation team member of the Advanced Planning and Optimization

(APO), Inventory Management, and Warehouse modules. Designed and implemented Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP), Materials Management, Inventory Management processes. Module Knowledge/Experience:

• APO – Advanced Planning and Optimization

• WM – Warehouse Management

• IM/MM – Materials Management

Purchasing Mar 1994 – Oct 2003

Managed supplier relationships including negotiating cost, quality, delivery, and new product introduction. Manager for Material Replenishment team, Subcontracting, corporate transportation contracts, and MRO vendors.


• Primary member of Product Development Team for five years representing Purchasing

• Directed eight Material Replenishment Planners and Subcontracting Buyers

• Executed global strategic sourcing and developed Strategic Negotiating Team Additional professional experience provided upon request. Professional Development

Additional Classwork and Professional Education


• Theory of Constraints – Jonah Certification

• Value Stream Mapping Certification

• Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook – Advanced skill level

• Executive Leadership Training – 30 hours

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