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Supply Chain Manager

Loogootee, Indiana, United States
May 21, 2018

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Tyler Whitlow

• Cell: 937-***-****•

Professional Summary

Lean focused Operations Strategist who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to engineer efficient & effective supply chains, streamline operations and increase profitability. Offering over 13 years of impressive success in running company-wide operational functions and leading large-scale projects from inception to successful completion.


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Business Intelligence

Supply Chain Management

Performance Management

Strategic Planning

Data Analysis

Project Management

Production Planning

Work History

Plant General Manager, 11/2014 to Current

Jam-Ko Engineering Company

Increased net profit margin from 30.1% in 2015 to 38% in 2017, currently operating at 48.3% net profit margin for 2018.

Reduced raw material spend by $180,000 annually, through resourcing efforts, supplier negotiations and contract revisions.

Established effective pull and Kanban systems that reduced inventory by $112,500 annually, minimizing material handling, while improving on time delivery and product fill rates.

Realized 20% increase in overall operating efficiencies through development and implementation of standard work, changeover reductions, and plant-wide 5-S program.

Quality management leader with an in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards. Achieved perfect audit when transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 standard in 2017.

Instilled culture of safety & quality in company-wide operations, resulting in zero accidents & customer quality complaints over the last two fiscal years.

Senior Performance Improvement Consultant, 03/2014 to 10/2014


Catalyst for culture of continuous improvement for entire health network through the use of lean methodologies and practices.

Developed framework for improved surgical orders management process for all physician specialty groups in order to improve communication and quality of care for patients requiring surgical procedures at TriHealth. Compliance of new work flow increased from >10% to over 25% in >90 days after implementation.

Taught and certified approximately 60 TriHealth medical and business professionals in Lean and Process Improvement using PDCA framework.

Partnered with IT department to streamline documentation locations and increased forms availability on TriHealth physician and patient portals.

Supply Chain Strategy Manager, 09/2011 to 05/2012

Cardinal Health

Spearheaded product standardization project across the entire health network, generating approximately $750k in cost savings in the first 6 months.

Achieved 20% reduction in supply chain touch points that improved supply tech efficiencies by successfully implementing standardized ordering process for e-commerce buyers. Departmental nomenclatures were developed and orders were palletized by user/department when shipped from distribution center. Re-engineered staging area at the receiving docks to ensure that critical departments (i.e. Emergency Room, ICU, etc.) received product immediately upon delivery.

Implemented bar-coded LUM and Par Optimization programs within central supply and floor stock areas in order to create greater visibility within the supply chain and improve inventory management practices.

Led supply chain steering committee focused on value and clinical analyses to enhance the supply chain, while maintaining service integrity levels and quality of care.

Project Manager- Healthcare Operations, 05/2008 to 09/2011

Cardinal Health

Project lead for 50+ inventory management implementations across the retail independent pharmacy space, average inventory reduction >25K, largest reduction >400K.

Standardized implementation process and developed direct relationships with pharmacy switch companies, reducing our implementation timeline from 45 days on average to approximately 28 days from date contract was signed.

Facilitated numerous Kaizen events focused on refining implementation processes, work flow & design, and enhancing user experiences.

Voice of customer for west region when Order Express was in development. Assisted with design and work flows of new web ordering platform: Order Express.


MBA: Management, 2011

Arizona State University, Tempe Campus - Tempe, AZ

Excelled in supply chain management coursework


Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Change Management Professional

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