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Manager Continuous Improvement

South Bend, IN
March 20, 2018

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Ken Bentkowski

***** ****** ****, ***** ****, Indiana 46619

Tel: 574-***-****

Personal Statement

I am an experienced manager/supervisor with a 20 year proven track record. I have 5S and Lean manufacturing experience going through the Gemba on-line classes. I have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Creative problem solver with ability to resolve conflicts. Solid background in both union and non-union companies. I have strong leadership qualities able to work all shifts. Proven ability to build and develop and train an effected work team to reach highest levels of efficiency. A hands on supervisor willing to lead by example.

Work Experience

Shipping Supervisor (May-2011 – Present)

Pylon Manufacturing @MIS II, South Bend Indiana

Make sure all safety rules are followed. Lead 5S and Lean Manufacturing in the Shipping Department. Train shipping personnel for startup company using BPICS and BOSS Computer System. Ensure that all orders are picked, audited, staged and shipped on time. 24 months and counting for 100 percent on time delivery. Follow all shipping requirements for major customers such as WALMART, Home Depot, Dealer Tire, Autozone, Advance Auto and COSTCO. Make sure proper shipping documents are filled out correctly. Cross train all employees in all aspects of shipping department. Cycle count picking racks ensuring correct inventory. Make sure trucks are loaded correctly without damaging product.

Warehouse Supervisor (Feb-2011 – May-2011)

Career Transitions @ KIK Custom Products, Elkhart Indiana

Make sure all GMP and safety rules are followed. Train and document Warehouse personnel on GMP\'s and safety rules and SOP\'s. Make sure that production lines are staged up to 48 hrs in advance with correct components and lot numbers as requested with the I/O\'s. Pre-stage orders for shipments to our customer\'s. Maintain inventory accuracy through the bar code system. Double check all completed requests and I/O\'s making sure that only requested lot numbers and item number\'s have been pulled and staged. De-stage material as requested when Work Order\'s have been completed. Making sure requests for West plant are loaded onto shuttles and then having them moved to West plant. Inventory of skids and pallets used. Make sure that materials are move safely through out the plant. Utilize and move man power based on where it is needed on any particular night.

Shipping/Packaging Supervisor (Apr-2009 - Feb-2011)

Specialized Staffing Solutions @ Bimbo Bakery, Elkhart, Indiana

Make sure correct product make it on correct truck going to designated depots then to market. Achieved 99.8 on time delivery of Fresh Product to reach market in time. Balanced production needs to shipping needs to meet market demands. Worked with MAST computer system. Worked with both Microsoft Word and Excel. Led and maintained safety teams to ensure safe work place.

Supervisor for Packing/Shipping/Warehouse (May-2002 - Jan-2009)

Hydro Aluminum, North Liberty, Indiana

Supervised 25 team members in union company. Trained and led continuous improvement using Lean, FIFO,Kan-Ban, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen. Led and trained monthly safety training programs ensuring a safe work environment. Increased on time delivery from 65% to 95%. Increased packing productivity from 430lbs man hour to 650lbs man hour. Was in charge of Warehousing select customers using Kan-Ban, and FIFO ensuring set inventories were kept on hand or if not scheduling production to meet demands.

Supervisor for Packing/Shipping/Warehouse (Jan-2000 - Mar-2002)

FAPCO, Inc, Buchanan, Michigan

Worked with WPS computer system. Implemented cycle count procedure to find and correct inventory discrepancies. Supervised and led continuous improvement project for changing over to customer computer system (WPS) for real time inventory and Bar Coding, eliminating inventory discrepancies for 20% savings to company. Setting up and meeting General Motors 72 hour turn around for on time delivery.

Quality, Production,Warehouse Supervisor (Aug-1997 - Jan-2000)

Scott Brass Inc, New Carlisle, Indiana

Supervised the start up and training of continuous brass foundry. Training in running of molten metal furnaces and extruders. Tested quality of brass stock by electrically burning surface on Spectrometer testing machine for Chemical content making chemical adjustments based on results. Led and maintained continuous improvements in both safety and production.

Supervisor /Quality Control (Mar-1997 - Jul-1997)

UNIROYAL/Rubatex, Conover, North Carolina

Contracted to Rubatex when Uniroyal was bought out to help set up and train Ensolite Division. Developed SOP\'s for Ensolite Division. Trained and help set up Quality Department for testing of the Ensolite stock. Traveled to customer\'s plant to follow up and to check quality of stock for any problems. Troubleshooted any problems that would come up with the stock based on test results.

Supervisor Control Room, Pro/Warehousing (Sep-1983 - Mar-1997)

UNIROYAL, Mishawaka, Indiana

Started on Production floor. Moved into Supervisor role in production/quality departments. Helped to develop and troubleshoot new computer system to enhance the mixing and quality of the Ensolite stock. Worked with process control and lab departments in analyzing test data making chemical adjustments based on test data.


Associate Degree-Accounting/Data Processing - Michiana College, South Bend, Indiana (Jan-1987 - Apr-1989)

Associate Degree in Accounting/Data Processing.

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