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Manager Supply Chain

Los Angeles, California, 90018, United States
May 17, 2018

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Brian W. Winnick

Los Angeles, CA ***** 912-***-****


Visionary leader of cross-functional teams, facilitating training and development, promoting collaboration, and boosting performance. Driven operations leader managing efficient multi-facility operations, optimizing inventory, and standardizing processes. Proven track record of managing fast growth in volume, and collaboration with domestic / international vendors. Skilled in planning and managing multimillion-dollar budgets, incorporating new systems, increasing inventory accuracy and maintaining performance to KPIs through significant budget reductions. Build trust with internal / external customers, resolving complex issues, and reducing charge-backs.

Distribution & Manufacturing Management Strategic Planning Budgeting & P&L Team Leadership Shipping & Logistics Process Optimization Inventory Management Vendor Management


Diamond Foundry, Los Angeles, CA 2017 - 2018

Senior Director, Distribution

Hired to facilitate systems transition for diamond and jewelry fulfillment. Managed supply chain and facilities upgrade projects

Oversaw efficient daily processes to ensure shipping of up to $70K daily ecommerce orders.

Managed project to retrofit manufacturing to fulfillment supply chain.

Managed requirements and UAT for implementation of Net Suite including integration with shopify, ShipStation and parcel carriers’ software.

Standardized inventory process, transitioning counting from quarterly physical inventory to weekly cycle counts for diamonds and monthly counts for jewelry

oExpanded this improvement to inform regular conversations with sales and development right sizing inventory levels and creating supply chain certainty for new product launches.

Dutch LLC, Vernon/Chino, CA 2014 - 2017

Senior Director, Distribution

Hired to stabilize operations during expansion of business and establish operational goals. Managed total staff of up to 100 with a $3M budget for distribution operations.

Oversaw efficient daily processes to ensure shipping of 3.3M units annually, optimizing inventory valued at $22M, and manage ecommerce and direct-to-consumer expansions with 100% growth year-over-year.

Managed $1M project to relocate distributions center, consolidating 3 centers to 1 newer facility 33 miles away by working closely with vendors, management, and internal teams, shipped 1st order 3 days ahead of schedule.

Integrated new WMS software by leading CRP, UAT and adoption projects, analyzing and implementing 2 phase approach to minimize downtimes and meeting project milestones and deadlines.

Streamlined inventory process, reducing physical inventory count time 60% with higher count accuracy of 400K units over 130K sq. ft. in 2 days

Performance Team Redlands/Mira Loma, CA 2012 –2014

Sr. Manager

Recruited to standardize processes at high-performing facility operating 8 unique contacts. Led process integration of company’s largest contract in a new building.

Exceed goals across B2B and B2C (on-line) channels, shipping 1.7M B2B and 700K B2C units per quarter with 99.8% B2B fill rate, 99.9% B2C fill rate, and 99.9% pick accuracy.

On-boarded TOMS Shoes fulfillment operations using 2 phase launch and managing $2M payroll.

Delivered automated solutions by creating base processes in manual environment and integrating best practices.

Met / exceeded individual KPIs for 6 key customers managing receipt to ship operations of over 5.2M packages annually.

oOversaw value-added service operations, generating $500K in revenue

oMaintained location accuracy above 99.5% across contracts and maintained order fill rate in excess of 99.7% across contracts.

Reached agreement with key customer to convert from annual physical inventory to regular cycle count process.

Standardized yard management and open order management campus wide by identifying a critical gap in process mapping at one location, and carrying lessons learned to 3 other buildings.

CEVA Logistics Mira Loma, CA

Assistant General Manager/Interim General Manager 2009 –2012

Recruited to lead tactical functions of new facility start-up for Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division. Managed up to 200 employees over 5 lines of business totaling $500K in daily shipments.

Transformed low employee morale by promoting interactive associate involvement programs and accountability.

Managed $270M inventory to 99.98%+ accuracy using robust cycle counting, partnering closely with Microsoft Inventory Control, and creating strategic plans for optimizing annual physical inventories.

oIncorporated lessons learned in iterations of physical inventory plan to subsequent engagements.

Drove implementation of company Lean initiatives, earning building certification before deadline and under budget.

Oneida Ltd, Savannah, Georgia

2008 to 2009

Assistant General Manager

Recruited to improve efficiency and customer responsiveness. Supervised 120 employees with a budget of $9M including payroll of $3M, managed inventory in satellite warehouse in Miami, Florida. Maintained physical and operational integrity of a 500K square foot DC directed receiving, picking, and shipping $3.5M inventory/sales weekly.

Improved accuracy in accounting for $49M inventory from 90% to 97%+ in 6 months by implementing ABC cycle counting program and streamlining receiving and picking processes.

Spearheaded initiatives to reduce customer chargebacks from 3% to less than 1%, integrating customer visits, continuous improvement culture, and rewards and recognition programs

Pier1 Imports Distribution Services, Savannah, Georgia

2005 to 2008

Operations Supervisor

Recruited to implement new technology, standardize practices, and stabilize morale with direct oversight of performance and development of up to 40 associates picking $2.5M of inventory weekly.

Led initiative to integrate voice-picking technology into facility by becoming a SME through training, facilitating train-the-trainer sessions.

oRealized picking efficiency increases of up to 50%.

oChosen to train management at Baltimore, MD facility.

Dell Inc., Austin, Texas

2001 to 2005

Materials Supervisor, Operations Manager, Materials Manager Optiplex and Enterprise Operations

Managed Operations Center for highest volume factory in Dell Supply Chain. Directed inbound material flow, manufacturing, distribution, and shipment of 400K+ systems and peripherals monthly. Supervised up to 40 direct reports, 7 stock rooms valued at over $65M, and 8 processes.

Championed integration of automation, boosting productivity 40%.

Realized 99.9%+ accuracy of inventory in 7 stockrooms, including reclaim operation.

Represented operations team in delivering automated boxing solution, increasing efficiency 40% over counterparts.

Managed factory through contamination by “worm” virus minimizing impact to critical systems and customers.


Bachelor of Arts, Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Graduate with Honors

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