Hastings, Ne. 68901
Results-driven individual with over 20 years of progressive management experience
Proven record directing complete manufacturing facility operations
Solid cross-functional leadership skills
Experienced in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies
Committed to customer service, employee development and continuous improvement
Skilled at implementing change while delivering bottom-line results
Retained by several corporations to revitalize operations and led organization through period of significant internal changes resulting in 30-300% yearly growth.
Directed the overall activities of the manufacturing facility to ensure customer orders are received, scheduled, and produced at the lowest possible cost to meet the customer’s requirements while maintaining established safety and quality standards
Implemented new manufacturing processes including Point of use, Kan-Ban, Kaizen, Six-Sigma 5s, and Lean manufacturing tools to increase productivity levels and decrease operating costs.
Led cross-functional teams (manufacturing, purchasing, quality, inventory/production control, warehousing, shipping and safety) to ensure that customer expectations were met in a cost effective, safe and efficient manner.
Key leadership role in ISO and GMP training and certification, which fostered obtaining larger sales market.
Organized major company relocations and expansions from site selection to timely completion with minimal down time.
Purchasing, Supply Chain Management and Inventory Control
Managed corporate purchasing department overseeing several different companies in serval locations in the country
Managed all aspects of the materials function to ensure that all customer quality standards are met through the timely delivery of conforming materials/commodities, proper material storage and staging for manufacturing, and timely delivery of finished goods to customer.
Created system for maintaining BOM’s, BOO’s, parts master, and SKU numbers.
.Monitored and managed supplier performance for on time delivery, quality and pricing
Maintained optimal inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.
Located new sources of supply, and evaluated those sellers to ensure that they were the most efficient and economical.
Set corporate inventory strategies to include inventory stocking levels, JIT, Kan-Ban programs, and international warehousing.
Implemented and responsible for cycle count program and physical inventory management.
Logistics and Warehouse Management
Managed multiple warehouses simultaneously and assigned work and personnel to specific areas to provide maximum service levels.
Completely overhauled distribution process (receiving, put away, restock, production, shipping returns, maintenance, and inventory management).
Increased routing efficiencies, reduced transportation cost, improved customer service levels, and reduced inventory and return levels by implementing inventory management systems and developing inbound and outbound transportation networks including carrier selection, freight rate and service negotiations, special delivery services and carrier performance tracking.
Created comprehensive study plotting for long-range distribution needs and facility growth potential which resulted in over $600,000/yearly savings by maximizing cubic space thus eliminating excess warehouses
Improved inventory accuracy rates to 99.9%.
Marketing and Sales
Direct team efforts in creating new and innovative strategies to increase sales revenue.
Analyze data to determine which demographic groups to target in sales and marketing campaigns.
Create customer incentive offers utilizing customer database for direct mailings.
Perform analysis on marketing campaigns and determining needed changes for increased profitability.
Found new potential sales markets, which increased revenue.
APICS member and pursuing certification Various management training seminars
Inventory / Production Control / Manufacturing Training TQM and other Quality programs
International Shipping including NAFTA ISO 9001 and GMP training
Kan-Ban, JIT and Point of Use Continuous Improvement training
Kaizen, Lean & 5S training and experience OSHA and Safety training
Hazardous Materials training Radiation safety
First Aid Certified Six Sigma Black Belt training
Computerized MRP/ERP/DRP systems including but not limited to:
Mas 90, Inmas, Intuitive, Dataworks, Dataflo, AS400, Impromptu, Fourth Shift, Cognos, SAP, Macola, IQMS and Oracle
Eagle Manufacturing of North America, Mt. Vernon, KY Purchasing / Operations Manager
TMC Group of Companies, Inc., Alda, Ne. Corporate Purchasing Manager
Ingersoll Rand (Thermo King), Hastings, Ne Materials Manager
National Oilwell Varco, (NOV) Mexicali, Mexico Manufacturing Operations Management
Dexcom Inc., San Diego, Ca. Inventory / Warehouse / Production Manager
National RV Inc., Peris, Ca Director of Materials
Callaway Golf, Carlsbad, Ca. Senior Inventory Control Supervisor
Goldwin Golf, Carlsbad, Ca Operations Manager
Other positions held during career
Director of Plant Operations
Direct Marketing Supervisor