George W. Boston, III
Trumann, AR 72472
Objective Experienced Supply Chain professional with a demonstrated history of
working in the wholesale industry. Skilled in Purchasing, Operations
Management, Logistics, Transportation, Microsoft Excel, Inventory
Experience Core-Mark International April 2012-Nov 2017
Forrest City, AR
Responsible for daily purchasing and shipping for a full line of meats, groceries, snacks, and frozen foods for multiple re-distribution facilities.
Negotiate pricing with food and transportation companies for inbound and outbound shipments; manage the scheduling of daily fleet movement for multiple distribution facilities.
Management of a cross-functional team project focused on the elimination of inventory that was at-risk.; which reduced over $400,000 in inventory.
Manage SKU’s, turns, forecasting, service level, and overstock management within budget.
Created opportunities for buy-in on proprietary items that led to merchandise income for the organization.
Schwan Food Company Dec 2008-Feb 2012
Sales Distribution Manager
Managed all aspects of Supply Chain from demand planning to product distribution, with overall responsibility of purchasing, logistics, inventory management, personnel, and transportation.
Facilitated weekly employee warehouse meetings on food safety and DOT safety; ensured regulatory guidelines were followed.
Managed forecasting and inventory levels to ensure superior service levels to customers and sales force through use of industry standard Best Practices procedures.
Manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines, achieve objectives, manage confidential information, and work cooperatively in groups.
Recognized for implementing a monthly budget for warehouse’s operations and sales department that improved the scorecard by 20% for customer service.
Sherwin-Williams Company Jan 2008-Sept 2008
Maintain proper inventory controls, vendor transactions and compliance standards in line with company guidelines.
Performed cold-calling to increase sales and gain new customers for the region.
Supported the Store Manager to achieve all financial and operational objectives relating to cost control and loss prevention activities; analyze P&L statements for improvement opportunities.
Coordinate inventory control, receiving; merchandising (plan-o-grams) and store maintenance.
Staple Cotton Cooperative Association June 2002-Jan 2008
Export Document Specialist
Coordinated documentation for overseas shipments, including legalization of documents and compliance with requirements of Letter of Credit with U.S. and foreign banks.
Developed a system that help the company save $2,000 weekly in bank discrepancy fees by recommending a screening process.
Created working relationships with the U.S., European, and Japanese customers through different forms of communication in regards to contract negotiations and terms.
Develop working relationship with freight brokers, truckload carriers, and railroad shipping companies to ensure shipments clear customs without any delay.
Skills Expert in Microsoft Office, AS400, SAP, Oracle
Education University of Phoenix Nov 2004-Aug 2006
MBA – Management
Delta State University Aug 1999-May 2002
BBA – Business Administration
Northeast MS Community College Aug 1997-May 1999