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Distribution Manager

Dunkirk, New York, 14048, United States
May 17, 2018

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Phillip D. Van Vlack

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Dunkirk, NY 14048



Redesign of 56,000 sq ft frozen foods warehouse, adding 8 % for pallet storage and 9 % for SKU availability

Designed a new layout of finished goods warehouse, increasing speed of product movement which increased loadout by 20% using the same workforce

Successfully launched system and paperwork upgrades for Distribution and Inventory Control of $150 MM shipping department

Reworked lease agreement for forklift and equipment to save over $12,000 per year while increasing the amount of equipment

Worked my way from entry level to manager of each field in which I was employed


Director of Warehouse Operations

Directed 12 Person Supervisory team who oversee up to a 150-person staff

Oversee Inventory Control

Work directly with Distribution Team to ensure outbound and inbound loading is covered and executed

Handled the company’s contracts for lease of Forklift and equipment

Responsibility for reporting to Executive Team on current warehouse space and flow

Communication for Warehouse to Union Stewards and Leadership

Work with Human Resources on staff development, safety, discipline and Company policies

Customer Service Manager September2014-December 2015

Train and oversee Customer Service Representatives

Contact customers for orders and planning

Interact with Production Planning and Purchasing

Enter and maintain the finished goods forecast

Report to Vice-President on daily sales figures

Warehouse/Distribution Manager February 2004-Septmenber 2014

Oversee Inventory Control of finished goods

Involved with daily operation of finished goods warehouse as pertains to Distribution and Quality Assurance

Point person for information flow between dedicated and contract carriers

Manage inbound and outbound product movement, inventory levels and invoicing for outside warehouse facilities

Customer Service/Sales Operations Manager April 2000-May 2003

Train and oversee Customer Service Representatives

Manage finished goods inventory on site and in outside warehouses

Oversee the size and invoicing of the in-house dedicated carrier

Report to Executive staff on the daily, weekly and monthly sales figures

Enter and maintain the finished goods forecast

QUALIFICATIONS Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word, Cape Pack pallet program; high math aptitude, great oral, written and phone skills

EDUCATION Tri-State University, Angola, IN

Bachelors Degrees in Computer Technology/Mathematics

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