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Supply Chain Manager

Onsted, MI, 49265
March 29, 2018

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Keith J. Morgel

**** ********* ***. • Onsted, Michigan 49265 • 517-***-**** (home) • 248-***-**** (cell)


“Specialist in multi-plant supply chain and materials management with a history of extraordinary results”

Proven, multifaceted, highly motivated and results driven Supply Chain Senior Executive seeks a position with an organization that can benefit from extensive past experience in multi plant supply chain management, demand and operations planning and new facility / product launches in a high-volume manufacturing environment. Offering more than 30 years of high level Materials, Supply Chain Management and World Class Manufacturing (WCM) expertise complimented by solid business acumen and a proven ability to meet and exceed objectives that significantly enhance the bottom line.


• Strategic Planning • Materials Management • Supply Chain Operations

• Project Management • Lean Manufacturing • World Class Manufacturing (WCM)

• Launch Coordination • Operations Management • Team Leadership

• Staff Development • Supplier Management • Supplier Quality Strategies

• Process Improvement • Multi Plant Management • Leading Cross Functional Teams

• Purchasing • Leadership • Demand / Operations Planning


FCA - FIAT Chrysler Automobiles LLC

Division Logistics Manager – CTC Auburn Hills 2018 – Present

Appointed Division Logistics Manager for the Powertrain Engine Division. Responsible for the day-to-day Material Logistic Management (MLM) operations, demand, and volume planning. Responsible for 3 US and 2 Mexican Engine facilities. Activities include actions necessary to provide standardization on process, SOX audit compliance score 3 in the WCM LCS pillar.

Launching 2 new engines; GMET4 at Trenton North and Pentastar Upgrade at Mack Engine

Managing engine requirements / plant loading to support 3 million vehicle assembly production plan for 2018 CY

Served as coach / trainer for WCM LCS process. Certified as an instructor through LCS 300

FCA - FIAT Chrysler Automobiles LLC

Plant Logistics Manager – Dundee Engine Plant 2012 – 2017

Logistics and Material Manager for the Dundee Engine Plant and served as the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Logistics and Customer Service pillar lead with a score of ‘3’ in WCM. Part of the WCM team that was awarded the first ‘Silver Award’ for North American FCA Powertrain facilities in May of 2015. Managed the Tigershark engine launch as well as coordinated the build and ship plan between the 3 producing facilities.

Improved supplier to finished goods lead time by 53% through GEMBA and Value Stream Mapping

Reduced Net Working Capital by 51% and Finished Goods by 54% which resulted in a 53% improvement in inventory turnover (15 to 28).

Initiated strategic transportation reviews which led to over $11 million in in / outbound transportation savings

Served as coach / sponsor for WCM Lite (Supplier program). Mentored the LCS pillar team at CEVA Logistics, Tower Automotive and Venchurs (Service packaging). Cell: 248-***-**** Confidential Resume of Keith J Morgel, Page # 1

Chrysler Corporation LLC

Head of Manufacturing, Planning and Control – Powertrain Division 2007 – 2012

A member of the Powertrain Executive Team responsible for platform lean enterprise initiatives. Responsibilities included the day-to-day operational management for 11 facilities in North America and the launch in 2009 of 2 new NA facilities.

Reduced Powertrain inventory by 33% ($190 M), utilizing lean principles: Value Stream Mapping, build to demand and Kanban.

Initiated strategic review and restructured integrated supply chain processes that achieved system wide cost reductions of $9.8 million (2007 -2010).

Administered the supply chain process for vendor management, capacity and demand planning, material ordering, scheduling and customer shipping process for 1.9 million Powertrain vehicle sets (engines, transmissions, axles, etc.). On-time service reliability improved by 40%. Finished goods turn increased 30%.

Prepared Lean Manufacturing and Full Cycle Problem Solving materials for comprehensive mandatory salary training within the Supply organization and extended supply chain.

Developed and enforced governance procedures and processes to support Sarbanes Oxley, corporate audit and provide standardized work methods across the division.

DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Toledo, Ohio

Manager Production Control Complex Operations 2003 – 2007

Developed and directed the Materials and Supply Chain Management process for the largest manufacturing complex within Chrysler. Responsibilities included the management or $54 million in daily inventory and the management of 2 assembly facilities and 1 stamping facility. Responsible for the launch of a Greenfield assembly operation with an on-site Supplier Park (BIW, Paint and Chassis) and 20 offsite Tier 1 supplier operations.

Provided strategic oversight for the decommissioning of an assembly and stamping facility while simultaneously launching a new Greenfield assembly operation and Supplier Park

Implemented inventory, materials management and sequencing with an onsite Supplier Park and 20-offsite supplier operated plant extensions consisting of 69 commodities and a daily dollar inventory of $32 million.

Oversaw the procurement, logistics and materials management for over 5,000 sku’s and $54 M in daily inventory

Reengineered and integrated supply chain/manufacturing activities. In two years, reduced cost by $11 million and improved delivery performance by 50%. In 2005, facility received the Operational Excellence Award.

Co-Developed and launched consumption based electronic KANBAN system

DaimlerChrysler Corporation,

Warren Truck Assembly - Warren, Michigan 2001 - 2003

Indiana Transmission Plant – Kokomo, Indiana 1996 - 2001

Manager, Production Control

Conceptualized and organized breakthrough change initiative. Prepared and trained key process leaders to focus on urgent performance improvement opportunities. Trained and engaged over 80 suppliers and 200 employees that led to a reduction in operating costs of $9 million and an inventory reduction of $22 million.

Developed the corporate standard launch planning template and ‘Supply Lean Model’ which future assembly plant launches would follow.

Boosted on-time delivery from 82% to 97%, reduced operator footprint by 33%, increased inventory turns by 33%.

Responsible for the launched of the Supply ‘lean model’ and supplier plant extensions in support of the new Dodge Ram launch.

Received the award for Production Control Operational Excellence in both Powertrain an Assembly Divisions Cell: 248-***-**** Confidential Resume of Keith J Morgel, Page # 2

Chrysler Corporation Early Career Accomplishments

Logistics Operations Manager 1994 - 1996

Managed the Chrysler Logistics Distribution system, to guarantee timely, error free vehicle delivery to the dealer network. Responsible for the system design, routing, and carrier performance metrics for the delivery of 2.4 million vehicles utilizing 5 truckload carriers, 6 RR and 48 distribution ramps and mixing yards.

Supplier Delivery Executive 1992 - 1994

Served as the initial Supplier Delivery Performance Executive, providing training, and support and evaluation criteria for the supply base as input for continued or expanded business with Chrysler.

Advanced Systems Planning Specialist 1990 - 1992

Led a team of process specialists who developed and provided onsite implementation of new and standardized systems at all of our 14 US, Canadian and Mexican assembly plants.

Material Control Supervisor 1986 - 1990

Responsible for the day-to-day operations management of the Trim Department. Directed the activities of 39 hourly associates


M.S.A., General Business Administration

Central Michigan University

B.B.A., Accounting / Finance

Western Michigan University

WCM Academy – WCM introduction, LCS 100, 200 and 300 – Warren Michigan 2010, 2012, 2015

Six Sigma Leadership Training, University of Michigan, 2008.

Shainin Transaxtional Problem Solving, Michigan State University, 2007

Learning to See Process Workshops, Chrysler – Port Huron, MI 2005


• Able to quickly interpret weakness or inefficiency in supply chain operations and implement swift effective solutions

• Experience in managing multi plant facilities with employment of 400+ employees

• Spearhead all aspects of managerial support, including communication, troubleshooting, overseeing daily operations, documentation and conducting personnel management

• Natural talent for building and leading a strong team and providing superior customer service

• Identify, establish and manage strategic relationships to leverage long-term business opportunities

• Solid understanding of corporate objectives and strong ability to achieve bottom line results

• Able to successfully establish, communicate and implement strategic vision by engaging all levels within the organization

• Coordinate resources and develop processes to launch new programs or facilities


• MS Office Suite Cell: 248-***-**** Confidential Resume of Keith J Morgel, Page # 3

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