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Operations/Distribution Manager, LEAN Six Sigma Certified.

Brea, CA, 92821
October 04, 2018

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Michael Donaghy

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Highly Recognized Senior Warehouse/Operations Manager. Confident, capable, and professional with 18 years of proven supervisory experience paired with 10 years working in the financial sector. Certified LEAN Six Sigma Green belt. Adept at leading efforts including the ongoing reduction of RIR rates, as well as leading initiatives that have increased efficiency and productivity metrics. Driver of reductions in OT rates and improved inventory accuracy. Call on superb communication, workflow development and team building skills to boost employee retention by conveying clear expectations that pave the path to success. Recognized 5 times, displaying an outstanding track record of promotions during 18 years with Uline, most recently serving in a senior management role. Now in search of a Senior Warehouse, Operations or Distribution Manager opportunity in a vibrant, innovative new setting that will call on transferable planning, leading and scheduling aptitudes.

Areas of Expertise

Operations Management, Logistics & Distribution, Service Delivery, Leadership, Creative Problem Solving, Teamwork,

Analytical Thinking, Budgets, Project Management, Communication, MS Office (Word, Excel). Windows, Lotus Notes, AS 400

Professional History : Uline


Coordinated operations across two facilities totaling 1.2M sq. feet, multiple shipping/receiving/restock and inventory departments with $41M in inventory

Skillfully appraised organized and reviewed productivity, accuracy, staff performance, annual review measurements and preparation of organizational charts for 10 departments, 2 facilities

Implemented LEAN Six Sigma principles, improved productivity by 10%, increased accuracy by 20% and reduced overtime by 75%

Contribute to decision-making at senior management level to develop and implement logistical strategies that are aligned with the business objectives

Update and collaborate with stakeholders across regional departments and corporate facilities for initiatives and programs


Involved in the creation and implementation of Management training programs for new and existing talent, welcomed with 18- and 6-month flexible growth programs resulting in 25% increase in employee retention

Stocked new Ontario facility totaling 750K sq. feet; controlled layout, stock, inventory and facility opening, simultaneously de-stocked $15M in inventory at Orange County facilities while seamlessly maintaining additional Ontario operations

Directed and coordinated labor planning, scheduling, safety, regulatory compliance, proper space and equipment usage for 140+ employees and 10 direct reports within assigned areas


Measured performance metrics and process improvements for 200 Pick, Pack employees and 10 direct reports, safety and support departments including management of all direct fulfillment processes

Determined the direction, coordination, and assessment of cross-dock, audit procedures for LTL, FTL loading for 10+ outside contract freight suppliers to achieve same day shipping

Collaborate with management to ensure inventories are maintained at optimal levels


Adhere to and hold associates accountable to all SOP’s and best practices

Assist Management in Supervising, training, developing and coaching all associates

Responsible for warehouse and yard security, accurate inventory, safety, orderliness and cleanliness

Manage the balancing of warehouse staff between departments, product flow between departments and conduct regular staff meetings.

Earlier Roles

General Manager (Warehouse), Complete Business Services UK, 1997-2000

Senior Derivatives Broker, Financial Sector: Hong Kong & Japan, 1987-1997

Warehouse Supervisor, Gateway Supermarkets UK, 1983-1987


Master of Arts, Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

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