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Supply Chain Specialist

Rockford, Illinois, United States
May 29, 2018

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Accomplished and driven materials manager with over 20 years experience leading improvements in production planning and efficiency in manufacturing organizations. Eliminates costly, inefficient methods and develops innovative strategies for inventory control and supply chain operations. Excellent leader and communicator able to motivate teams to achieve and exceed company goals.


Materials Management: Master Scheduling, Inventory Controls, Vendor Negotiations and Relationship Building, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) Development, Logistics Planning

General Business Management: Training & Development, Continuous Process Improvement, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Service, Cost Reduction, Proactive Leadership, Project Management


MEGAFAB, Rockford, IL 2016 – 2018

Production Control Manager

Responsible for all purchasing, production control, and transportation activities. Responsible for all purchases made in China

Slashed import transportation costs by 10% through more effective purchases

Redesigned warehouse for more effective operation

Slashed UPS spend by over $200,000 by renegotiating contract

GKN ROCKFORD, Loves Park, IL 2015

Buyer (Contract Employee)

Responsible for the purchase of tubing, steel, bearings, domestic sourced forgings, and fastener inventory. Administration of consignment program of fasteners.

Generated over $45,000 in cost savings through aggressive negotiations with suppliers

Slashed inventory levels for responsible commodities by over 20%

YOUNG INNOVATIONS, Algonquin, IL 2014-2015

Business Systems Analyst (Contract Employee)

Responsible for establishment of system security during rollout of IFS Implementation, Established Integration with Freight Interface. Modified reports as required for multiple plant sites. Assisted in the successful launch of the IFS system at multiple facilities.

Developed System Security methodology in new ERP system

CENTRAL INK CORP, West Chicago, IL 2013-2014

Materials Management/Workflow Specialist

Responsible for scheduling activities for multiple departments that accounted for 85% of all ink produced. Maintained inventory levels at branch facilities in California and New Jersey. Created method to project min/max levels of inventory for all products produced. Optimized ERP system (Great Plains) by adjusting planning parameters.

Created Sales tracking tool to effectively project inventory levels required to maintain 100% shipping with minimal overtime

Slashed premium freight costs to near zero from $60,000 annual for shipments to California


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THE TESTOR CORP, Rockford, Illinois 2010-2013

Material Flow Specialist

Performed purchasing activities related to imported finished good model kits from China. Responsible for all scheduling activities for manufacturing operations. Corrected planning logic in legacy system by rewriting logic to match APICS principles. Power User for Legacy system.

Slashed inventory levels by over $2.8 million (26% reduction).

Increased On-Time shipping performance by 45 percentage points (to 95+%) through sequencing of manufacturing processes

GSI GROUP, Assumption, Illinois 2008-2009

Materials Manager

Led inbound operations, outbound operations and production control to ensure comprehensive inventory management for production needs. Managed and maintained shipping operations and customer satisfaction with shipping performance.

Slashed inventory costs by 58% through identifying and implementing improved inventory controls and strategy.

MONOGEN, INC, Waukegan, Illinois 2007-2008

Senior Buyer/Planner

Maintained inventory for production parts. Assisted and made recommendations on supplier selection. Developed policies and procedures for continuous process improvement of materials management.

Led Made2Manage ERP system development and implementation to improve effectiveness and efficiency of inventory.

Designed new warehouse layout to ensure ease of locating materials at new facility.

SSI TECHNOLOGIES, Janesville, Wisconsin 2004-2007

Materials Leader

Directed all materials management and inside customer service. Led and trained staff of 9 direct and 4 indirect reports. Served as member of Lean Steering Team for Division. Manage re-establishment of material management ERP system.

Reduced costs by $350K annually through creation of new supplier development initiative.

Created sales forecasting tool with historical and 2-year forecast views and capacity model linking sales forecast to part routings to track production needs more specifically.

Career Note: Previous experience as Materials Manager at Textron Fastening Systems, Production Control Manager at Monona Tube & Welding, Schedule Analyst at Caterpillar Agricultural Products, Master Scheduler at Mattison Machine Works and Senior Shop Floor Planner at Sundstrand Aerospace.


Bachelor of Arts in Production/Operations Management

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation

University of Vermont

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Certified in Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution (CLTD)

Member APICS International Board of Directors 2006-2010


IFS Great Plains Made2Manage MAPICS JD Edwards EpiCor Vista Legacy Systems RF Systems MS Office

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