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Manager Manufacturing

Rancho Santa Margarita, California, 92688, United States
October 19, 2018

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SCOTT O. HOWE Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 949-***-****

Operations Management Leader

Leader who creates, executes, leads, and evaluates efficient operational and manufacturing strategies Dedicated, results-focused, accomplished, and energetic operations and project management leader with 20+ years of diverse and progressive experience in fast-paced manufacturing settings. Seasoned in collaborating across all organizational levels to implement and improve critical operations processes. Proven track record of creating and sharing visions with teams of all sizes. Hands-on team leader and collaborator with excellent communication, creative thinking, time management, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills. Areas of expertise include: Operations Management Program Management Lean Manufacturing Team Leadership & Mentoring Capacity Planning Vendor Management Content Production Process & Procedure Development Strategic Development & Leadership Proposal Development Conflict Resolution Process Manufacturing Industrial & Mechanical Engineering Employee Development Continuous Process Improvement TFR/NCMR Technical Snapshot: Microsoft Office Suite, MRP/ERP Systems, Big O, Syteline PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Spearhead manufacturing operations and oversee the workflow of all company products. Create and implement operational and manufacturing strategies that all processes, including master schedule planning, materials requirements, and testing. Hold total responsibility for strategic inventory management efforts, including tracking material flow from initial order to completion and shipping. Continuously improve product processes throughout the organization.

Conceptualize, develop, and implement manufacturing processes and procedures that enable highly-engineered communication systems across the defense industry.

Consistently exceed revenue targets by 10-15% year-over-year and meet or exceed an on-time delivery goal of 99.1%.

Reduced inventory by $800K+ in 2018 by identifying obsolete materials, reducing the number of steps from 15,000 to 7,100, and by removing nonvalue process inspection points.

Led multiple Kaizen events focused on configuration control processes, inventory reduction, failure reporting, layout linkage and flow, and other key areas.

Consistently reduce touch labor on major assemblies by 1-3% on average for five consecutive years. MANUFACTURING MANAGER (1998 – 2009)

Managed a host of programs and strategies designed to meet established schedules and resolve any planning, scheduling, or manufacturing issues. Led and mentored a team of 14 staff in delivering high-quality work.

Established and implemented a Lean initiative that reduced manufacturing touch labor by 31% while simultaneously reducing test times by 29%.

Identified critical Lean paths, created standardized manufacturing processes, developed process flow documentation, sourced test issues, aligned test procedure and setups, and drove test automation efforts.

Managed an additional major Lean initiative on-time and under budget by leading all aspects of a three-day facility upgrade project ($350K and 35K square foot), including coordinating with contractors, redesigning office layouts and space utilization, upgrading the manufacturing floor, creating work cells, installing machines, and improving product flow. AUDIENT, INC. 1995 – 1998


Directed operational and business growth strategies for a startup contract manufacturing company specializing in low volume and high mix turnkey manufacturing and fabrication. Oversaw all manufacturing and operational processes and procedures.

Secured multiple long-term orders totaling over $300K in annual sales. SCOTT O. HOWE Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 949-***-**** Additional Career Experience as Material & Production Manager with Distributed Motion Control and as Manufacturing Program Manager with Hughes Aircraft Company


Lean Manufacturing Training

International Traffic in Arms Regulations Export Shipments (ITAR) Total Quality Management (TQM)

Just-in-Time Training (JIT)


Member, Surface Mount Technology Association


Navy Nuclear Industry Department of Energy Defense Industry Department of the Navy

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