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Supply Chain Manager

South Lyon, MI, 48178
March 31, 2018

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Gregory M. Logas

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South Lyon, MI 48178


My vast experiences provide the insight to move an organization forward and optimize a company’s supply chain globally. I desire to obtain a Supply Chain Director position within a global company that will allow me to utilize my experience in both production environments and distribution networks, domestically and internationally.

Background Overview

I have been fortunate to experience many different environments within the automotive industry. The automotive industry is known for its fast pace, high stress, demanding goals and stringent cost cutting targets. As reflected in all my performance appraisals, I have excelled in all tasks presented to my teams and myself. I have a proven track record of learning new operations quickly and excel in making positive changes to teams. My accomplishments throughout my career have led to expanded roles with increased responsibility in each of my new assignments. I am proficient in all Microsoft applications and well diverse in both manufacturing/production and warehouse management systems.

Work Experience:

Gestamp N.A.

North American Supply Chain Engineering Manager May 2017 – Present

•Design, Launch, Optimize and Standardize the end to end supply chain for 9 facilities across the US

•Coach plant MP&L managers in lean material flow concepts and assist plant teams with the transformation of supply chain initiatives

•Work with plants to create, document, launch, and sustain supply chain processes and procedures to align with newly developed corporate standards

•Drive discipline across US plants to fully utilize SAP MRP

•Collaborate with IT on plant personnel implementation & training of SAP

•Tactical lead and support on CI projects (RCA and CA) as related to end to end supply chain

•Corporate lead on production planning & control to optimize inter-company SC operations (level releasing, transportation optimization, material order management and inventory reduction)

•Benefit/Cost analysis and development of MHE, IT solutions, line-side display concepts, internal and external routing, and visual management of new and existing GNA facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Inter-Regional Flow Program Manager – Premium Brands Dec 2013 – May 2017

•EMEA Ducato, Maserati, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Pernambuco Operations

•Design and launch of supply chain for parts flowing inter-regionally for multiple premium programs

•Approximate revenue of managed programs $100M

•Coordination of all task associated with program launch from a supply chain perspective

•Development of processes to increase Affiliate satisfaction, network efficiencies and decrease cost

•Business development support for contract development and ordering guidelines

Mopar Commercial Strategy and Operations Manager Aug 2013 – Dec 2013

•Establish stocking policies to support commercial operations, including referral policies, backorder escalation and retention requirements in alignment with commercial needs

•Mopar business development lead for future programs and joint ventures

•Develop KPIs providing clear vision of program opportunities

•Future commercial program strategy outline to expand business development and increase profits

•Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) end of life resource strategy

•Mopar’s lead support of VWGoA supply chain re-alignment, supporting the launch of a new RDC

•Supply chain development for re-introduction of the Alfa Romeo brand in the United States

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•Support global convergence alignment with production for service requirements

•Global part distribution strategy with multi-regional vehicle production

•Up-fit center coordination with service obligation for global part serviceability

•Service direction for conversion center operations

Mopar World Headquarter – LATAM & CEE Regional Supply Chain Operations Manager Dec 2011 – Aug 2013

•Responsible for all supply chain operations for part distribution in Central and South America and Central and Eastern Europe Markets

•Led regional team in Argentina to realize over 20% fill increase and a reduction of backorders from over 30 days to under 9 average days (50% reduction in part numbers on backorder / over 4,000 lines to 1,200 lines) in under 6 months

•Order pattern realignment within regions, optimizing warehouse efficiencies and reducing complexity of overall supply chain

•Brazil market launch and post operations support accounting for over 15% increase in fill, including a reduction of over 4.0 average days of backorders since launch of new operation

•Russia market transition from Daimler part distribution – pre-planning through go-live operations (SOP)

•Long term supply chain operational enhancements to optimize overall distribution and reduce cost and complexity

•Regional supply chain strategic direction

Mopar World Headquarters – International Launch Support Manager Aug 2011 – Dec 2011

•Distribution and part set-up for worldwide market launch of new vehicles

•System integration with Fiat distribution for vehicle cross-overs

Sterling Height Assembly Plant - Production Planning, Timing & Change Manager Aug 2009 – Aug 2011

•Added responsibility of Acting PC Manager while successfully coordinated the build-out of 2010 MY and launch of MCA 2011 MY vehicle while preparing and leading the Logistic Pillar in a WCM audit

•Acting Logistic Pillar Lead for WCM audit in November

•Plant lead for coordination of Step 3 Logistics with corporate logistics

•Manage Production Control/Logistics daily office operations (Production Scheduling, Inventory Mgmt, SOX Requirements).

•Inventory management – Responsible for over $50m in productive inventory. Achieved a reduction of $10 million in plant productive inventory through improved management.

•WCM Logistic Pillar coordinator and support for 10 Technical Pillars and 10 Managerial Pillars

•SPD insourcing initiatives – Lead and Coordination of insourcing of commodities ($1.5m annual saving)

•Lead Plant CMA restructuring for improved efficiencies. Achieved a reduction of $1.1 million in plant productive inventory through improved management and CMA redesign.

St Louis North Assembly Plant - Area Manager/WCM Lead Apr 2009 – Aug 2009

•Manage all daily Logistics/Material floor operations throughout plant - including Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost & Morale

•WCM Logistic Pillar coordinator and support for 10 Technical Pillars and 10 Managerial Pillars

St Louis South Assembly Plant – Materials/Logistics Manager Oct 2007 – Apr 2009

•Coordinate all material activities within the St Louis South Assembly Plant

•Manpower planning for all material related activities across all shifts

•Lead floor contact for production and outside Extension Of Plant issue resolution

•Plant Coordinator for all productive material movement, disposition and Engineering Change coordination.

Newark Assembly Plant Sep 2004 – Oct 2007

•Materials Area Manager - lead for all Logistics/Material activities and responsibility for 2nd shift operations

•Extension Of Plant /Modular Supplier Launch Manager - launched 3 EOPs/Modular Suppliers to SOP

•PC Support Manager - worked with follow-up and traffic manager to ensure on-time arrival of parts

•Greenbelt Certified

Sterling Stamping Plant Apr 2000 – Sep 2004

•Responsible for scheduling all production on press and assembly CSA lines to support all customer requirements

•PC New Model Support - coordinated press (including tool & die) & assembly line releases to support new model

•Lead PC contact for major press line management restructuring

•Supervised material and assembly operations within the plant

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Ford Motor Company

New York Parts Distribution Center - Ford Motor Company Sep 1998 – Apr 2000

•Ford College Grad Program

•Supervised multiple operations/areas within a warehouse environment including bulk, pick & pack, carousel, stock-keeping & scheduling

•Restructured ABC slotting section of warehouse

•Production Control stretch assignment in warehouse design planning

•Traffic supervisor

National Parts Distribution Center - Ford Motor Company (Agency) Aug 1994 – Sep 1998

•Product Analyst - released parts for service and developed the parts catalog for light and medium duty truck drive-shafts, suspension & exhaust

•Updated cataloging systems to GMAT standard

•Supported the Parts and Service Department with the transfer of heavy truck operations to Freightliner

•Catalog Analyst - resolved dealership personnel catalog inquiries

•Customer Service Rep - worked with product analyst, merchandisers & buyers to resolve dealership back-order concerns

Key Accomplishments:

Gestamp N.A. Supply Chain Engineering Manager

Establishment of US Plant’s scrap procedure

Supply chain development for new facility scheduled to launch Q1-2018

Supply chain optimization for 7 of 8 existing plant launch new and additional products

Coordination of FCA DT program products to bridge gap for delay in the installation of a new press/facility

Supply chain validation and certification of a potential outsource operation for contingency planning

Mopar Supply Chain Operations

Development of Commercial Strategy and Operations role to increase support for fleet customers and grow business

Process development for RM end of life service direction with Volkswagen Group of America

Service and distribution guidelines for Alfa Romeo US

KPI improvement within LATAM region of over 20% fill rate and 50% reduction in backorders in less than one year

Redesigned inbound supply chain in both Brazil (face National) and Venezuela (dealer paper) to improve KPIs and efficiencies

Launch of Brazil market distribution operations on-time while overcoming significant road blocks due to market delays (obtained market lead position 3 weeks prior to launch)

Negotiated significant operational advantages with prior provider for Russia market launch

Coordinated business operations blueprint for conversion of Russia market

Led enhancement of the supply chain for codified parts in both Argentina and Brazil to decrease lead time and improve customer service levels

Coordinated conversion of over $100 million of inventory to newly formed distribution networks

Sterling Height Assembly Plant

Restructured dock matrix to improve dock operations (clean-up shipment errors)

Developed BIW batch scheduling report providing tool for proactive decision making

Led/coordinated insourcing initiative

Inventory reductions from $38 million average (2009) to $28 million average (2010)

Logistic live unload initiative

Kaizen database coordinator resulting in savings of over $500,000

CMA Restructuring project initiation improving efficiencies, reducing lineside inventories and improving part delivery quality

Led initiative to implement “hot key” resulting in more effective & efficient HOT Pick investigation

Adhesive/Sealer Chemical rotation program / reorganization to avoid expired material

IBT Logistic route restructuring plant lead resulting in cost savings of $200,000 (including GEO receipt with TNAP and route change for Yazaki Wires

Grand Rapids Plastic RDR and cube out condition root cause analysis and aided in implantation of corrective action

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St Louis North & South Assembly Plants

South plant closing lead coordination

Meramac River flood part protection lead (EOP and Plant)

Implemented and sustained “Last Rack Tag” process

Streamlined dock matrix for EOP deliveries

Plant lead for transition of EOP change (Linc to Syncreon) including inventory control


Bachelors of Science – Microbiology

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Greenbelt Certified

BRIC MBA Business presentation at Oakland University

Recognition of Excellence – SQ Director Award (caliper constraint management)

ISM CPSM (in process)

Skill Sets:

Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizens, Production Control, Planning, Scheduling, Six Sigma, Optimization, Transportation, Logistics (Inbound and Outbound), Packaging, MHE, WCM, WCL, Assembly Operations, Manufacturing Operations, Launch, SAP, CSPS, Materials Management, Inventory Control, SOX, Warehouse Management Systems, Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Improvement, Leadership, Coaching, 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action, Mistake Proofing, Error Proofing, Project Management, Strategy, FMEA, Kanban, Capacity Planning, Capacity Management, Cost Management and Reductions, Incoterms, Global Strategy, Demand Management, Forecasting, Cross-Docking, Lead Times/Cycle Times, Order Management, KPI, Reverse Logistics, Scheduling, SOW, Specifications, CN, Supplier Development Training, EOP, Modular Suppliers, Sequencing, Slotting, RFQ, S&OP, Microsoft Applications, Traceability, FIFO, Visual Management, Pull & Push Systems, ERP, MRP, BOM

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