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Manager Supply Chain

Chicago, IL
October 24, 2018

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Roger Prahl

Chicago, IL • 312-***-**** • • PERSONAL STATEMENT

Experienced transportation and operations director with over 10 years of proven track record experience in developing processes and managing carrier/vendor relations to maximize profits and increase efficiency. Experienced in training teams to enhance organizational capabilities and deliver value. Passionate about driving business value through expertise in logistics, supply chain, procurement, and talent development. SKILLS AND EXPERTISE



Griffith, IN

Director of Regional Operations

Aug 2018 – Oct 2018

Managed all aspects of transportation operations and training for a dry bulk transportation services and carrier company Key Activities & Accomplishment:

• Directed activities in three terminal locations in Indiana and Illinois while also training and mentoring the management staff

• Improved annual customer audit by over 2% by managing regulatory compliance procedures and addressing customer complaints


Corporate Transportation Manager Apr 2015 –

Aug 2018

Managed the transportation side of the business with focus on enhancing efficiency, increasing profits, and developing talent pipeline

Key Activities & Accomplishment:

• Improved shipping efficiency by 60% by directing transportation across quoting, dispatching, routing, and shipment tracking

• Increased receiving efficiency by 30% by partnering with carriers and freight forwarders to streamline the flow of goods

• Achieved significant reduction in costs (25% in year 2 and 12% in year 3) by negotiating contracts and managing inventory

• Enhanced profit margins by negotiating carrier contracts saving the company over $1.5 million over the first 2 years

• Created key performance indicators to measure transportation operations effectiveness and implement improvements

• Developed organizational capabilities by designing formal trainings focused on equipping staff and cross- departmental support


Cicero, IL

Operations Manager, Northern Region Aug 2014 –

Apr 2015

Oversaw the transportation side of a highway trucking contractor achieving overhead cost reduction and high standards of compliance

Key Activities & Accomplishment:

• Managed 85 drivers across multiple locations in the Midwest and Northeast in addition to 1 dispatcher and 4 admin support staff and 4 shop personnel

• Reduced overhead expenses and increased efficiency by modifying processes and reducing waste in overtime hours

• Led planning and implementation of Loadtrek software to move the company to E-Log and ensure DOT compliance

• Ensured on time deliveries within DOT hours of service compliance by auditing current routes and implementing needed changes

• Headed the entire talent pipeline including recruiting, staffing, and training drivers to ensure skills and cultural fit BLACK HORSE CARRIERS Carol Stream, IL

• Transportation • Supply Chain Management • Cost Reduction • Case Management

• Global Logistics

• Imports and Exports

• Vendor/Carrier Management

• Contract Negotiation

• Profit Improvement

• Budget Management

• Product Management

• Talent Management

Operations Manager Mar 2009

– Aug 2014

Took a customer-centered approach to improve service and enhance processes at a fleet services and private fleet replacement company

Key Activities & Accomplishment:

• Led over 100 drivers and assistant managers in cross dock facility and in multiple locations ensuring adequate scheduling, training, and DOT compliance

• Ensured high levels of customer satisfaction by managing complains and resolving tracking and delivery issues

• Maintained high safety standards across warehouse and driving staff by conducting regular meetings and developing action plans

• Managed a warehouse servicing multiple independent grocery stores in the Midwest to ensure on time and accurate delivery


High School Diploma Neenah High School/Homeschool – Neenah, WI (Class of 1988)

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