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Logistics Manager, Process Engineer

Dallas, Texas, United States
November 28, 2018

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Alex Farrar




Process Engineer and Supply Chain Specialist; 10+ years supporting NAVSUP.

Analyze, detect and remedy process deficiencies relating to quality, cost, and cycle-time.

Work with production teams to make successful process improvements.

Manage, plan and coordinate multiple process improvement projects, leading to established p1roduction standards to include new product development & integration with processes compliant under ISO 900.

Excellent communication and representation skills with intimate experience supporting NAVSUP.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

EXPERIENCE: PCM USA Inc. 1/2015 – Present

Process Engineer

Lead capacity analysis based on sales forecasts, service and satisfaction rates, and history data.

Detect and remedy 15 non-value added process deficiencies relating to quality, cost, cycle-time and inventory turnover resulting in labor costs reduction of $23k annual.

Coordination with production team resulted in 6 process improvement, allowing 100% validation & traceability of quality acceptance standards and reduction of production losses between work orders.

Plan equipment layout and workflow, equipment maintenance schedules, and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization for a high-volume manufacturing facility of Artificial Lift Systems and Positive Displacement Pumps.

Analyze and measure 5 CNC machines and Whirling/Peeling Lathes used in the production of finished goods related to programming, machine setup and personnel turnover utilizing SMED and tact time.

Sustain and improve 12 sub-processes, standardized 5 major product lines introduced into US manufacturing markets through full-scope analysis of end-to-end processes (receiving, manufacturing, QC/QA testing and shipment).

Utilize Sage ERP systems to monitor over $3M in overhead, incorporated, and capital expenditures, lifecycle management of assets, equipment, and consumables.

Utilize SolidEdge modeling software for development & improvement of products & manufacturing.

Research, identify, and locally source material and services within PCM quality acceptance criteria.

Vendor screening and analysis resulted in an annual cost savings of $200k for PCM Houston facility.

Manage, plan and coordinate US Lean Manufacturing Program to monitor over 30 manufacturing improvement projects, leading to the establishment of 10 major production standards: New product development and integration with 3A / FDA compliance, processes compliant under ISO 9001 (2015 Revision) standard.

United States Navy Reserve 05/2007 – Present

Chief Logistics Specialist

Administered logistics support operations, coordinating with 3 Area Logistics Support Officers for the fulfillment of GCC and Europe mission objectives, overseeing the performance of material procurement, expenditure, service coordination with host nation vendors, and regional customs compliance.

Improved DoD contract-provided services through forecasted planning methods resulting in a 20% increase in service satisfaction rate to over 90 supported commands.

Monitored overall training readiness of 43 personnel through coordination with upper echelon components; forward-thinking short and long-range training plans resulted in sustained 100% unit compliance in readiness objectives, impacting supported commands through over 35,800 man-hours in deployed logistical operations globally.

Developed an annually revolving short and long range training program outlining over 30 Navy-wide and locally mandated training requirements to 43 assigned personnel.

Special Operations Command- Crisis Response Element 10/2016 – 07/2017

Supply Department Senior Enlisted Advisor

Contracting Officer Representative

Mobilized under Operation Spartan Shield as Supply Department Senior Enlisted Leader of 15 Navy and 1 Civilian personnel.

Led improvement to logistical services to forward-deployed personnel ensured the execution of 3 Theater-engagements and 1 presidentially approved operation.

Planning and execution of 20 hours of professional development continuum to 12 junior personnel.

Managed 11 revolving Joint Service contracts valued at over $3 million ensuring the combat readiness of 200 forward-deployed personnel.

In coordination with the Contracting Officer, over $180k in spending were eliminated by identifying services provided by host nation.

Liaison between the Site element and 8 host-nation service providers, conducting over 60 service appointments for 36 contracted vehicles in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Bahrain 10/2013 – 09/2014

Logistics Support Center / HAZMAT Leading Chief Petty Officer

Mobilized under Operation Enduring Freedom in support of Naval Supply System (NAVSUP) site Bahrain. Led 37 Sailors and 12 Civilians in delivering over 35,000 pieces of cargo valued over $2,000,000 and 115,000 pounds of HAZMAT supporting 8 ships in the 5th Fleet AOR.

Continuous improvement management of LSC operations generated a 15% improvement in customer satisfaction and earned continuous praise from Senior Fleet personnel.

Improved customer services through forecasted planning resulting in increased customer service feedback responses from over 90 supported commands and continued praise from senior-level leadership.

Handpicked over 14 peers as Command Training Officer; Planned and developed command training program instruction outlining Navy-wide and locally mandated training requirements.

Targeted efforts resulted in 40% enlistment advancement, exceeding the Navy average of 25%.

Ensured long-term strategies for training compliance through NAVSUP FLC Bahrain were exceeded.

Management and control of purchase card management through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program administration.

Schlumberger Technology Corporation 9/2008 – 9/2013

Manufacturing Electronic Technician

Facilitated the full-scope assembly and functional analysis of 10 major product strings.

Integrated with Manufacturing, Engineering, Production, and Inspection teams on procedural improvements involving design, methods, and tooling resulting in improved quality control metrics upon delivery and a 96% field satisfaction rate.

Performed markups and drawing revisions directly resulting in improvement to bills of materials.

Revised and maintained 15 product instructions within the manufacturing scope ultimately leading to a 30% increase in First Pass Yield of 4 product strings.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification with project management focus on manufacturing space utilization and supplier shipping methods resulted in an annual cost reduction of over $300K.

Managed HAZMAT inventory and disposal compliance, shelf-life management, and manufacturing and shop supply maintenance parts within 93% inventory accuracy valued at over $250K.

EDUCATION: B.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

Grantham University, GPA: 3.90, Summa Cum Laude

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