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Trumann, Arkansas, United States
September 25, 2018

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George W. Boston, III

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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

Category Buyer

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

Bartlett, TN

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

Philadelphia, MS

Assistant Manager

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

Greenwood, MS

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

Phoenix, AZ

MBA – Management

Delta State University Aug 1999-May 2002

Cleveland, MS

BBA – Business Administration

Northeast MS Community College Aug 1997-May 1999

Booneville, MS

AA-Business Administration

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