Supply Chain-EDI-Logistics Operations Professional
FRESHLINK DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS LLC DBA PREPARA, NY, NY 2011 -2018
Manufacturer and Importer of high quality kitchenware and kitchen gadgets. Primarily, selling to major department stores around U.S and Europe with distribution located in California.
SUPPLY CHAIN/ EDI/LOGISTICS MANAGER
Managed all logistical operations to include the planning, procurement, receipt, distribution, inventory, accountability and maintenance of over $5.5 million of Kitchenware goods.
Uncovered a loss of shipping Chargeback revenue (estimated at $80K) and corrected the issue.
Review purchasing decisions, orders and vendor contracts to ensure requests are met in a timely manner.
Address and resolve all order discrepancies immediately to ensure quality and maintain the organization's reputation.
Developed and implemented effective inventory controls, eliminating shortage to improve rapport with outside vendors.
Performed freight bids for ocean and trucking services that resulted in annual savings of $ 30K in the region.
Performed daily checks with warehouses and customers for verification on data transmissions, as well as, physical departures and receipt of merchandise.
Obtained membership in the American Import Shipper’s Association leveraging collective cargo rate with other small importers garnering an annual savings of approximately USD30,000.
Negotiated all shipping and freight forward contracts utilizing a combination of pricing, on-time shipments and service quality as selection criteria.
Coordinated arrivals with freight forwarders for movement of goods to company warehouse/distribution centers to meet customers’ stringent delivery schedules.
Managed all day-to-day, as well as, strategic importing and warehouse functions for the company.
Partnered with customs brokers to ensure all shipping information, tariff classifications, and other relevant documents have been properly completed in a timely manner for regulatory compliance.
Assisted brokers in resolution of any customs entry (7501) issues.
Coordinated with freight forwarders to expedite documentation and ensure timely delivery of international shipments.
Implemented an upgraded in-house EDI system resulting in over $120,000 in savings
Contributed to $1.5M in new revenue by enhancing the partnership with major retailers as Target, Amazon and Sur La Table.
Continually analyzed EDI/VAN technologies maintaining state of the art systems to ensure the seamless transactions with existing customers including, Federated Stores, JCP, Macys, Sur La Table, Kohl’s, S, Target and Walmart.
Managed all EDI processes internally and externally with exceptional attention to detail resulting in zero EDI chargebacks during tenure.
Reported all transactions and maintained documentation on activities.
Coordinated the initial setup with customers and ongoing technical support.
Conducted end-to-end transactional functionality monitoring transactions noting any anomalies, and providing timely solutions for an error-free environment with all customers.
Set up all new incoming orders reviewing each item for style color, size or other features.
Generated purchase orders to suppliers for over USD5.5 million net sales.
Reviewed inventory and forecast reports with the COO in weekly meetings and closely monitored replenishment forecast vs. sales to ensure proper inventory is maintained in all replenishment programs.
Maintained metrics and analyzed data to assess performance and implement improvements.
Responsible for annual, seasonal, monthly plans and updated inventory reports.
Communicated with overseas supplier to ensure on-time delivery and product quality.
Provided vendor with required packaging specification details.
Communicated with sales team on arrival dates or any possible delays.
LEEWARD INTERNATIONAL INC NY, NY 1993 – 2011
With $40 million in sales the company imports and manufactures knitwear selling to major department and clothing stores around the U.S. It has major warehouse/distribution centers located in California and Florida..
Reported directly to the President and Vice President of Sales.
Managed the execution of a wide variety of functions in EDI coordination, supply import logistics, and oversight of the warehousing and distribution centers.
Continually analyzed EDI/VAN technologies maintaining state of the art systems to ensure the seamless transactions with major retailers including, Federated Stores, JCPenny, Sears, Target and Walmart.
Developed all company-wide EDI applications relating to orders, shipments, billsof lading, accounts receivable including transactional activities codes 850, 856, 810, 870, 864, 753, and 754.
Responsible for all EDI processes internally and externally with exceptional attention to detail resulting in zero EDI chargebacks during tenure.
Reported all transactions and maintain documentation on activities.
Coordinated initial setup and ongoing technical support with customers.
Managed all day-to-day, as well as, strategic importing over 100 containers yearly from China, Cambodia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.
Leveraged the membership in the American Import Shipper’s Association collective cargo rate with other small importers garnering an annual savings of approximately USD80,000.
Negotiated all shipping and freight forward contracts obtaining maximum pricing considerations.
Partnered with customs brokers to ensure all shipping information, tariff classifications, ISF 10+2, and other relevant shipping documents have been properly completed in a timely manner for regulatory compliance. Assisted brokers in resolution of any customs entry (7501) issues.
Reviewed steamship departure and arrival schedules. Coordinate arrivals with freight forwarders for movement of goods to company warehouse/distribution centers.
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HERBERT H. LEHMAN COLLEGE
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