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Manager Supply Chain

Golden, Colorado, United States
May 16, 2018

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Michael R. Breaker

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Golden, CO 80401


Supply Chain Management

Value focused, problem-solver with 20+ years of leadership experience with increasing responsibility and proven results in developing business strategies, realizing cost efficiencies and obtaining profitable growth. A natural talent for creating innovative cross functional solutions, building optimal global processes and ensuring client satisfaction.

Key Proficiencies

Logistics & Supply Chain

Project Management

Six Sigma/ TQM Processes

Root Cause Analysis

Strategic Planning

Global Interactions

Inventory Management

Team Leadership

Managing Virtual Teams

Vendor & Contract Management

Multi-Cultural Business Advancement

Process & Procedure Development

Transportation Logistics

Financial Reporting

Excel & Microsoft Office


Capital Expense Avoidance

Process Design, Implementation & Enhancement

Metric Creation & Standardized Reporting

Operational Cost Savings

Global Integration & Alignment

Organization Development

Professional Experience

Level 3 Communications – Broomfield, CO (2015-Present)

Senior Inventory Program Manager

Manage warehouse inventory levels, consisting of over 70K SKUs worth $200M across 3 warehouses, which includes working with Finance to develop the budgets, reporting accruals and providing forecasts for each site.

Consolidated the planning and purchasing efforts previously performed by 14 separate organizations to a single streamline warehouse material handling and financial process to more effectively utilize capital and reduce transportation costs.

In 2016, responsible for improving inventory availability to 99.4%, inventory turns to 4.05 and successfully shipping orders from the optimal (most cost effective) warehouse 82% of the time.

Contributed to saving over $230M in capital expense as well over $2M in retired asset sales by maintaining item characteristics, ensuring replenishment calculations incorporate and drive the refurbishment and use of older equipment and actioning regular cross organizational excess reviews.

Led transformational change: developed, implemented, and transitioned from multiple budget owner and tracking processes to a new cross functional, value optimized warehousing materials methodology of using a single process and a commonly shared inventory.

Advanced a framework and reporting structure, inclusive of input from engineering organizations, for determining accurate stocking levels and replenishment needs.

Guided IT on how to capture and provide accurate data which could be consolidated to design a modeling tool to provide actionable information to support shift in methodology.

Provide weekly communication on actual warehouse consumption volumes, stock balances, potential inventory gaps and forecasted monthly totals. Work with Vendors to address low inventory items and Warehouse Managers to address equipment rebalancing as needed.

TW Telecom – Littleton, CO (2009-2015)

Director, Logistics Management

Collaborated with Purchasing, Engineering, Vendors, Field Services and 3rd Party Service Providers to design, resolve problems, and refine the North American supply chain process.

Reduced operational costs by an average of 12% per year, saving $6M over 5 years.

Fulfilled over 10% of client orders by coordinating the return and reuse of equipment, saving more than $68M in new equipment purchases over 5 years.

Created metrics and reviews for managing warehouse Vendor, have maintained over 99% on-time order fulfillment and accuracy against performance SLAs.

Developed methodology and processes to maintained inventory availability at greater than 98% while increasing inventory turns by 34% for more than 1,000 active SKUs.

Coordinated serviceability readiness for new product releases.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. – Broomfield, CO (2000-2009)

Program Manager- Vertical Disk, Sun Services – Storage Technical Service Center (2009)

Department Lead- North America Operations, Sun Services – Storage Technical Service Center (2008-2009)

Senior Program Manager, Sun Services - Supply Chain (2006-2007)

Manager, Global Logistics and Distribution (2002-2006)

Manager, Mission Critical Root Cause Corrective Action Control Tower (2001-2002)

Program Manager, Mission Critical Root Cause Corrective Action Control Tower (2000-2001)

Created methodology and reporting necessary for delivering globally consistent analysis of support delivery quality across vertical teams.

Implemented operational “best practices” focused on improving customer experience.

Led simultaneous projects with multiple functions and geographies.

Streamlined processes by creating a global organization consisting of 17 senior-level, international staff.

Implemented a global 3rd Party Logistics strategy by forming single logistics partnership who managed all sub-layered responsibilities and SLAs.

Integrated three diverse teams consisting of 27 professionals to create tools and processes necessary to provide reliable quality data for executive decision making.

Designed and implemented globally aligned processes for identifying people, process and product issues that impacted case resolution and drove those corresponding corrective actions to closure.

Additional Experience

City Express, Inc., – Denver, CO

Director, Transportation Planning, Quality and Administration

Nationsway Transport Service, Inc. – Denver, CO

Manager, Operations Quality and Planning

Supervisor, Transportation Planning

National Account Analyst

Supervisor, Rating and Billing

Account Manager

Operations Manager


Regis University - Denver, CO (1983 – 1987)

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

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