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Manager Lean Manufacturing

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States
April 29, 2018

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Senior Manager who specializes in production management, product development and lean manufacturing for global companies, with a proven ability to solve difficult business problems by applying strong analytic and creative skills to implement strategic solutions.


Vice President Manufacturing / Plant Manager Unionwear Inc 2017 – Present

Newark NJ

Increase Production on the Baseball Hats Division 33% from 1650/day to 2200/day

Reduced lead time from 8 weeks to 4 weeks and will continue to improve to be under 3 weeks

Implement 5S in 4 Different Depts

Change Layout from traditional Production to Lean Manufacturing Cell in 2 Depts

Reduced Manufacturing Cost 15% in the last 6 Months

Implement Quality at the Source to reduced the number of rework pieces

Create cross-training program to increase overall Plant Flexibility and Productivity

Train Production Supervisors on Lean Manufacturing Techniques

Manager, Productivity Assurance and Special Projects Decor Inc 2011 - 2017

Englewood, New Jersey

Handled special projects on the behalf of the company president

Implemented 5S in the major departments of automatic printing and spray lines

Created “quality at the source” program, which reduced rejection percentage in internal audits

Improved efficiency in spray lines by 16% on 1st shift and 21% on 2nd shift

Reduced machine downtime in spray lines by 15% in the last nine months

Oversaw an improvement in efficiency by 17% on automatic printing machines

Reduced downtime by 18% in automatic printing in the last nine months

Introduced new concepts in order to more accurately measure production output

Production Manager, Human Scale 2010 – 2011

Piscataway, New Jersey

Improved cycle time in the World Chair Line from a three-day deficit to five days ahead of schedule

Created a cross-training program to increase flexibility, quality and efficiency in the World Chair Line and in the seats and back assembly areas

Implemented a cross-train and rotation program in the seats and back assembly department to minimize safety issues due to repetitive motion

Worked closely with human resources to develop production, quality, safety, and training program

Senior Costing Engineer Manager, Coach Inc. 2005 - 2010

New York, New York

Developed and validated initial cost estimates for new handbags, accessories, and materiel through coordination with product development, design and engineering, and service provider factories in Asia

Provided initial cost estimates from Design Cards, bill of materials or samples to help Design and Merchandising Department determine proper target and price margins.

Negotiated yields, labor and overhead cost with factories in Asia with average savings between 5% to 10% from initial to final cost

Achieved an average reduction on material usage of 3% or better by creating materials layout markers using Optitex Program to minimize material consumption and increase efficiency with average savings of over $150k annually

Plant Senior Production Manager 2000 - 2005

Carlstadt, New Jersey

Recruited by Coach Operation Senior VP and Director of Product Development to manage the entire Production Facility

Planned and organized the Manufacturing process for Pilot Runs, Test Production, Visual Merchandise Special Projects and the Repairs Department while controlling or reducing inventories and operation expenses and reducing work in process from ten days to five or better

Directed production of repairs and reduced work in process from twelve days to three days using TSS 1-piece flow

Ensured a safe work environment by implementing and maintaining plant safety programs and

Achieved the desired zero accident” goal for three consecutive years

Production Manager, Coach-Division of Sara Lee Corporation 1991 - 2000

Medley, Florida

Coordinated efforts to re-configure and transform an entire mini-factory consisting of over two hundred fifty personnel into a highly flexible, quick response, and high performing team, managing six production supervisors and three equipment mechanics

Reduced cycle time from eight weeks in 1995 to one week in 1997 by implementing Toyota Sewing System (TSS)

Eliminated negative manufacturing and leather variances, which increased direct labor efficiency and reduction of work in process

Increased direct labor plant efficiency 18% by leading the creation of a team charged with diagnosing, designing, and implementing programs

Production Manager/Production Support Engineering, Hoover Industries 1985 - 1991

Miami, Florida

Supervised a number of different departments, including sewing, assembly, and shipping

Compiled with production schedules and balanced production lines in order to minimize waste

Provided alternatives and implemented process improvement procedures to reduce cost

Successfully expanded capacity in designated areas from fifty-five to one hundred fifty employees

Junior Industrial Engineer, Suave Shoe Corporation 1976 - 1985

Miami, Florida

Performed production time studies and method analysis for cutting, sewing, operations, and injections for shoe production

Established production standards by developing accurate time studies that were used by managers to implement manufacturing goals.


Computer: Microsoft Office, Groupwise, Optitex Program, SAP, Karat

Language: Proficiency in Spanish

EDUCATION Business Administration - Management, 1980 Miami Dade Miami Florida

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