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Logistics / Supply Chain Manager

Decatur, Alabama, United States
May 18, 2018

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Kenneth Shepard, DBA, CM - - 256-***-****

Logistics & Supply Chain Professional

A seasoned professional with 20+ years of domestic and international experience spanning the full spectrum of Supply Chain and Logistics operations - successfully leading, managing, supporting, and enhancing organizational objectives through effective Leadership, Communications, Team Building, and Continuous Improvement Initiatives, such as:

Prepared Strategic Planning documents used to move the Aegis missile system to the Middle East under Presidential Mandate.

Successfully established a functional Material Management system for a startup manufacturing operation in under 45 days.

Resolved manufacturing product flow problems using Lean and Six-Sigma tools - reducing processing time by 10 percent.

Project Team Lead successfully fielded the AMDCCS / FAADC I Unmanned Intelligence gathering drone at Ft. Lewis, WA.

Manager, Business Development successfully winning a $1.2 Billion five year NASA Contract to refurbish Shuttle boosters.

Participated in Contract negotiations with Suppliers achieving a three (3) percent cost reduction on materials and services.

Areas of Expertise:

Organizational Leadership & Team Building

Strategic Planning & Resource Development

Problem Solving of Logistics / Supply Chain Issues

Life Cycle Logistics Operational Planning

Skilled In MS Excel. Word, PowerPoint, and Project

Certified MRP in Production & Material Management


Adjunct Professor - Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2016 - Present

Athens State University, Athens, AL

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN 2013 - 2016

Completed Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program in Global Operations - Supply Chain Management.

Conducted Post-Doctoral research in the Transportation and Distribution functional areas of Logistics operations.

Sr. Logistics Analyst, V 2011 - 2013

QuanTech Services, Inc., Huntsville, AL

Recognized by MDA for professionalism in the deployment of the Aegis Missile System to Qatar under the Presidential mandate.

Prepared Transportation Plans for movement of a pre-fabricated missile control center to the Pacific Test Range in Hawaii.

Successfully managed - for three years, the annual MDA resupply mission supporting the MDA radar site at Thule, Greenland.

Recognized for Cost Reduction Suggestion that reduced rental equipment cost in Alaska, by an estimated $150,000 the first year.

Sr. Program Analyst 2010 - 2011

Intrepid Corporation (formally DMD Corporation), Huntsville, AL

Conducted oversight of transportation activities and the status of missile hardware at worldwide locations for MDA/GDPO.

Prepared contingency plans and cost estimates to transport missile defense assets worldwide.

Conducted system-wide analysis of support equipment and the ability to meet MDA/OPCON surge requirements.

Project Manager 2002 - 2010

L-3 Communications Corporation, Huntsville, AL

Provided on-site logistics oversight and management for MDA/GMD Program Office during missile silo construction in Alaska.

Conducted budget reconciliation meetings weekly to validate Project status conformed to actual expenditures.

Successfully authored and executed transportation plans for movement of Aegis missile systems hardware to Alaska.

Served as Government Customer Representative in Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews (PDRs, CDRs), Physical Configuration Audits (PCAs), Provisioning Conferences, and In-Process Reviews (IPRs).

Briefed Senior Program Leadership weekly on the Alaskan missile field construction status and unresolved issues.

Principal Transportation SME and Advisor to the Division Chief, Directorate of Logistics, Missile Defense Agency.

Provided MDA/GMD oversight of Boeing QA activity ensuring capture of critical data on system level component failures.

Additional Experience:

Sr. Program Analyst,

IITRI, Huntsville, AL

Provided oversight of Boeing's RAM &T and T-FRACAS Programs supporting MDA missile tests

Sr. Logistics Analyst, IV/

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Huntsville, AL

Developed and implemented the Satellite Resources Management and Tracking System (SARMATS) to manage NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) assets and support the on-orbit maintenance program for NASA satellites.

Identified Life-cycle critical component requirements to support HST On-orbit maintenance over its 15-20 year life expectancy.

Identified satellite on-orbit replaceable components no longer available through supply chain sources and initiated urgent procurement action.

Sr. Logistics Analyst, IV

Cobro, Inc., Huntsville, AL

Conducted failure analysis of UH-60 helicopter tail rotor failures using FEDLOG and OSCR databases to track failure history.

Conducted RAM analysis of the data collected.

Materials Manager - Manufacturing Team Lead

United Space Boosters, Inc, Huntsville, AL

Managed the procurement, storage, and accountability of space rated materials for NASA Programs.

MRP certified Production Control scheduler.

Business Development Manager successfully winning a $1.2 Billion NASA Contract to refurbish Shuttle boosters.

Staff Logistics Officer, U.S. Air Force Retired (40% disabled from combat injuries)

Wing aircraft Maintenance Officer managing 400+ personnel supporting 100 F-4 Phantom aircraft.

Commanded a 15 man EOD Team at Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam. Wounded while attempting to neutralize a Viet Cong booby trap.


Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2015. Major: Global Operations – Supply Chain Management.

MBA, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. Major: Logistics Management.

BS, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL. Major: Marketing Management.

Completed Level 1, DAU Course ACQ 101 - Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management.

Publications & Presentations:

Doctoral Dissertation: A Survey Of The U.S. Intermodal Freight Transportation System To Meet Future Requirements: A Case Study.

The Role of Inventory Management in Satellite Servicing. Presented to the First International Space Logistics Symposium, Huntsville, AL.

Enhancing Orbital Servicing Operations – Providing Positive and Effective Management of Spare and Installed Hardware – A Case Study of the Hubble Space Telescope. Presented at the Third International Space Logistics Symposium, Huntsville, AL.

Community Activity and Professional Development:

An active member of American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS).

An active member of the Program Management Institute - Preparing for certification as Project Management Professional (PMP).

Certified Manager (CM) - Nr. 2582, Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM).

Past Commander of Chapter 2201 Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Escorted WW II Combat Wounded soldiers to the WW II memorial in Washington, DC, for the Honor Flight Program.

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