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Warehouse Supply Chain

Vancouver, WA
October 30, 2018

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John M. Duncan

**** ** **** ****** • Vancouver, WA 360-***-**** •


An Inventory Control Supervisor position where my extensive experience in warehouse, supply chain and inventory management will enable me to reduce costs and improve efficiency, as I have throughout my career.


Experienced inventory control specialist with history of successfully managing all aspect of inventory processes for organizations with up to 23,000 SKUs. Held full responsibility for slotting and item set up. Effectively managed up to 24 inventory professionals. Certified by Ivy to train and certify employees on all motorized warehouse equipment, including Forklifts (sit down and stand up) pallet jacks, and narrow aisle reach trucks. Areas of expertise include team leadership, shipping & receiving, transportation & logistics, new system implementation, inventory count and reconciliation, audit support, report generation, process improvement, JIT methodology, and vendor communication / management.

Professional Experience:

AJINOMOTO FROZEN FOODS, Portland, OR, 2008 to 2018

Inventory Control Supervisor

Trained and managed three inventory team members at three warehouse locations; supervised anywhere from four to 24 indirect associates for this producer of ramen noodle products.

Also served as warehouse supervisor; oversaw all receiving, transfer, and shipping functions, and hired / trained new employees.

Identified, analyzed, and reconciled raw materials (~300 SKUs) valued at up to $2M daily.

Performed all inventory adjustments using proper reason and GL codes, and reported adjustments during managers’ weekly meeting.

Generated all reports and transfer documentation regarding inventory, receiving, shipping, cycle counts, and perishable / discontinued, items.

Instituted JIT inventory; checked BOM for items, verified product availability, and created documents for remainder of SKUs to fulfill production requirements.

Cut POs, established shipping and receiving appointments, communicated logistics to vendors, and tracked shipments.

Monitored data flow between systems, balanced inventories, and ensured alignment by providing reports to QC and production management.

Handled USDA audits; provided auditor with information regarding product manufactured in facility. Never failed an audit.

Set up both WMS and Microsoft Dynamics systems, input data regarding shelf life, reorder points, and warehouse locations.

Streamlined processes by creating time calculation spreadsheet (for use in posting process).

Wrote and published step-by-step manual to facilitate and enforce proper shipping, receiving, cycle counts, returns, and posting processes.

Limited incoming traffic by creating RTS and AMR (Additional Material Request) to ensure accuracy of information provided to warehouse regarding returned product; significantly reduced warehouse discrepancies.

Facilitated inventory removal via in-house disposing, vendor return, or employee sale.

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Selected Accomplishments:

Collaborated with Purchasing Department to institute JIT; reduced in-house storage and implemented transfer process to improve inventory tracking and reduce cycle counts and outages by 30%.

Created WIP (in-production) reports to cut 20% from posting process and reduce error rate from two per day to day to one per week; raised inventory accuracy to 99%.

Established account with CHEP (which provides all pallets for shipment to COSTCO to achieve less than 1% variance between POs and shipment to their locations.

Tested and implemented Savant (WMS used to pull and ship product); verified functionality and suggested changes to software engineers to simplify process.

Contributed to successful JD Edwards software integration.

Previous position: As Inventory Control Supervisor at Gourmet Award Foods, managed eight team members while overseeing $25M in inventory.


Bachelor of Technology – Automated Manufacturing/ITT Technical Institute of Portland

Associate of Applied Science – Electronic Engineering Technology, Portland OR

Certifications & Training:

US Army Specialist 4th Class Tank Commander/Honorably Discharged - Fort Hood, TX

Computer Skills:

JD Edwards, Great Plains, Savant, AS400, Sequoia, Word, Excel, Outlook, Advanced Food Systems


Aaron Hill 503-***-****

Victor Jurgens 360-***-****

Doug Stringham 503-***-****

Jorge Salas 503-***-****

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