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Supply Chain Manager

United States
November 12, 2018

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Joshua J. Minzlaff

** * ****** **** ** Appleton, WI 54915 • 262-***-**** •

Goal Oriented • Leadership Experience • Strong Communication Skills

Highly Adaptable • Cross Functional • Emphasis in Project Management Methodologies



Bachelor of Business Administration May 2009

Supply Chain Operations Management

Finished college in 4 years with 20+ hour workweek

Prolific performance in all supply chain, operations, project, and management coursework



Warehouse Manager December 2015-Present

Responsible for logistics, inventory control, and material handling in 300,000 ft2 production facility

Manage team of 10-15 spanning three shifts

Drove complete review of systems to automate, standardize, accelerate, and create inherent continuous improvement design

Speak to all department quality issues with root cause analysis and corrective action measures

Develop training methods, instruction documentation, and department metrics

Assess floor plans, material flow, capacity, equipment, and staffing requirements

Revised standards and layouts to provide simplified visual process control

Led initiative on interdepartmental process connections, reaching solution on numerous longstanding issues

Collaborate with IT on ongoing system and reporting enhancements

Scheduler/Buyer May 2012-November 2015

Designed and implemented new technical scheduling solution sought by business for several years

Coded excel macros, providing repeatable tools and processes for analyzing data

Produced and distributed calculations for determining break even and optimal schedule decisions

Managed raw material procurement, supply items, and all outsourcing

Assessed forecasts and historical data for determining purchasing, scheduling, and inventory strategies

Analyzed data to determine strongly correlated factors for indicating future need of capital commitments

Advanced standardization in supply chain and procurement through development and implementation of improved standards, processes, and automation - prioritized by impact and cost savings.


Senior Buyer November 2011-May 2012

Represented aftermarket purchasing for implementing system improvements/changes

Responsible for Product Distribution Center’s purchasing projects

Experienced with international suppliers

Led team for mapping lean procedures to better integrate and align with the company

Coordinated between departments, leadership, and external parties to conduct rfp bid package determining international 3PL partner

Mentored tactical buyers

Tactical Buyer July 2009 – November 2011

Contributed successfully as purchasing lead on cross functional teams

Resolved conflicts with multiple parties: conducting conference calls, meetings, and supplier site visits

Implemented process improvements for efficiency, organization, and standardization

Displayed technical aptitude, organization, and multi-tasking ability in a demanding environment

Analyzed internal and external data sources to drive improvement of metal fabrication, electronic component, and armored product supply chains

Responsible for managing supplier relations and performance; communicating between supplier, subject matter experts, senior management, and manufacturing

MAGNETEK, INC Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Buyer/Planner Intern November 2008- June 2009

Used technical aptitude managing inventory for facility transition and all supplier quality rejections

Exemplified strong interpersonal skills in daily communication with internal and external parties

HEIDTKE BUILDERS, INC Jackson, Wisconsin

Carpenter May 2006 - November 2008

Worked cooperatively and effectively throughout the construction project cycle

Helped train new employee on all tasks, skills, and knowledge relevant to the general trade of rough and finish carpentry


Knowledgeable use of Microsoft computer applications, Microsoft Project, Inventory Control Software, ProModel, CAD, Visual Basic, Minitab, OnBase, PRISM, JDE, Sharepoint, QTMS, and Spreadsheet Applications in Operations Management

Strong communication across various mediums and with a variety of audiences

Ability to review and analyze raw data

Strong technical aptitude has led me to successfully represent my department in working with consultants and internal departments on system improvements in each role held

Experience with Matrix-structured originations and cross-functional teams

Proficient application of project management methods and practices in everyday work

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