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Manager Plant

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
October 08, 2018

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Edwin W. Morse III 508-***-****


Leverage the management and mentorship experiences I’ve had in the Navy, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Saand INC’s diverse work force, and apply it to a successful career as Plant Manager.


Twelve years of experience as a leader in the United States Navy advising, managing, and coaching individuals to accomplish multiple critical missions and over five years of experience in Production and Plant Manger, Lean Six Sigma / Kaizen Leader.


Saand US LLC, Webster, MA December 2017 –Present

Plant Manager

Responsible for output, efficiency, quality and safety of All Departments while developing strategies for continuous improvement throughout the plant.

In less than one year improved output in Cutting by 20%, Polishing by 22%, Insulated Glass Units by 37%, and Tempering by 11%.

Improved On Time Delivery by 21%.

Improved material yield by $9,500 per month.

Reduced inventory by 10%

Improved PM on time execution by 25.93%.

Developed robust Basic-Equipment-Care program and Autonomous maintenance implementation.

Better performance to budget in all departments.

Manage and execute P&L for facility.

Coca-Cola, Needham Heights, MA May 2017 –December 2017

Production Manager

Responsible for output, efficiency, quality and safety of Production Department while developing strategies for continuous improvement throughout the plant.

Drive a culture of high performance and accountability on a daily basis to ensure consistent results.

Drive financial results by ensuring a realistic and fiscally responsible plan is driven on a weekly basis.

Created a departmental historical tracker that was utilized to find trends in downtime in each machine center on any shift allowing operations team to mitigate minor stops.

Developed Maintenance and Production weekly meeting for root cause analysis, Kaizen events, and Work order management.

Developed robust Basic-Equipment-Care program and Autonomous maintenance implementation.

Worked closely with all departments to ensure smooth and compliant operations.

Fast learner who works collaboratively with cross functional teams to achieve organization KPIs.

Organized thinker with the ability to maintain a safety first environment and mentality.

PepsiCo, Newport News, VA February 2014 – December 2016

Production Supervisor

Manage Plant operations of Production, Warehouse / Logistics, Quality and Maintenance to achieve daily goals in keeping with established standards. Sought out leader who leads change management efforts and conflict resolution in response to Union representation.

Led continuous improvement efforts production, safety, quality and maintenance and warehouse resulting in total cost reduction for production department by 3%.

Implementing and rework tracking mechanism that reduced waste and streamlined rework process resulting in over $25,000 in waste savings over the previous year.

I led Lean Six Sigma / Continuous improvement projects resulting in $200,000 annual savings for the business. Recognized for my ability to identify areas improvement opportunities and implement improvement measures. Able to use lean manufacturing concepts to achieve business targets and objectives.

Suggest new solutions to production issues and ways to improve the efficiency of operations leading to 3 of 3 production lines to be in the top-5 of all production lines in Mid-Atlantic Region.

Organize and facilitate production line activities to ensure conformance and establish requirements regarding quality, safety, employee- relations, productivity and cost scheduled volume outputs through TPM and Continuous Improvement Methodology.

Created Centerline and Clean-Inspect-and-Lubricate documents for production equipment to run more efficiently and effectively. Since inception, a reduction in minor stops by over 30% over previous year.

Responsible for approximately 30 direct reports including mechanics, machine operators, lab technicians, sanitation department and warehouse transport loaders and product pickers.

Work closely with Warehouse leadership in efforts to resolve shipping or transport challenges. Often supported Warehouse efforts by flexing manpower from Production Department to accomplish goals.

Develop high performing work teams within factory through coaching, training and engaging team members through effective cascading of goals, visual performance boards and ongoing communications of factory changes and performance.

U.S. Navy September 2010 – January 2013

Leading Chief Petty Officer

Command Equal Opportunity Manager for over 280 personnel. Conducted command climate (Org Health) surveys and focus groups to gather data from all demographics and present findings and steps to resolve any Equal Opportunity or Sexual Harassment issues that existed.

Responsible for long range and short range scheduling of maintenance, appointments, and training requirements for over 30 employees.

Managed dozens of projects simultaneously and to completion, constantly flexing manpower and commercial support throughout a demanding and frequently changing deployment schedule.

Advised the management in short term and long term mission requirements and projected maintenance plans to support all mission functional areas for Operations Department.

Responsible for 45 - 280 sailors’ productivity, professional development and well-being.

Led subordinate sailors to advancement rate of 98%.

As Recruiter-In-Charge, completed recruitment and mentoring of over 85 new recruits in preparation for recruit training.


Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

SAP, Kronos, Citrix, ADP and various business software knowledge

Safety Program Leader, OSHA compliance

Led successful SQF, ISO, FSSC, AIB audits, IGCC and SGCC audits

Respiratory Protection Expert

Lean Six Sigma


Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3 Awards), Good Conduct Medal (3 Awards), Recruiting Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Recruiting Service Medal, Rifle Marksmanship Medal (Expert), Pistol Marksmanship Medal (Expert).

A.S. in Business Administration~

References and DD214 available upon request ~

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