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Supply Chain Exec

Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
April 25, 2019

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Greater Chicago Area 412-***-****

Supply Chain Executive

Elevate reactive purchasing groups to corporate-level, strategic, end-to-end supply chain functions, creating best-in-class global manufacturing and distribution organizations that capture significant long-term EBITDA growth.

Channels a fact-based, collaborative organizational problem-solving approach supplemented with extensive internal / external stakeholder change management interaction and team-based mentoring. Ultimately provides a high velocity and adaptable value chain, better aligning with rapidly changing customer demands.

Strategic Sourcing Inventory Management Demand Planning / S&OP

Risk Mitigation Distribution and Warehousing New Product Development

Cost Reduction ERP System Enhancement Supplier Performance Management


Sr. Director of Global Supply Chain 2017 - Present

$500M electronic products distributor with over 15 global warehouse locations.

Tripp Lite, Chicago, IL

Leading a 11-person team handling inventory, sourcing, supply chain analytics, NPI, compliance, and transportation.

Established the SIOP program which improved both domestic and international forecast accuracy leading to an 8% increase in Order Fulfillment.

Reorganized team by commodities, separating tactical buying from strategic sourcing and NPI and developed a sourcing team in China. This reduced product introduction time by 30% and increased the efficiency of the buying function by 25% through automation.

Procurement Project Consultant 2016 - 2017

$4B global manufacturer and distributor of food packaging products with over 50 locations in North America.

Pactiv, Lake Forest, IL

Managed a team of procurement professionals and a broad array of packaging commodities with $500M spend.

Partnered with Product Management and Engineering, implementing product standardization concepts that reduced SKU count by over 50% and lowered purchase price 7% at several large manufacturing facilities.

Drove over $13M savings by conducting a series of strategic sourcing projects.

Coordinated SAP/materials management improvements, enhancing ordering efficiencies and inventory turns 12%.

Director of Supply Chain 2015 - 2016

$30M North American Distributor of Fasteners and MRO Materials.

Fast-Rite International, Glendale Heights, IL

Led the strategic sourcing, costing, transportation, importing, and inventory management groups consisting of 12 people.

Developed strategic sourcing plans for major commodity categories, reducing vendor count by 12% and securing cost reductions of 8%. Established an NPD team that approved and prioritized all new products, reducing time to market by 30%.

Implemented a Vendor Performance dashboard in our SAP system and created a vendor portal which allowed vendors to schedule import bookings directly providing real-time visibility of all incoming materials.

Established an S&OP process and expanded demand planning to lower stock-outs by 6%. Lowered Days of Supply in Inventory (DSI) 20 days by restructuring planning parameters and reducing vendor lead times by 25%.

Director of Procurement 2010 - 2015

$500M leader in the global Outdoor Power Equipment market and largest Division of Yamabiko.

ECHO, Inc., Lake Zurich, IL

Oversaw a team of 10 people with $350M in direct and indirect spend and $75M of raw and finished goods Inventory.

Facilitated the Global Procurement program, working with our Japanese parent company. Developed a 5-year commodity sourcing strategy for all major spend categories, including corporate and local supply plans. Negotiated forecasting and pricing agreements with over 40 suppliers that resulted in lead time reductions of 25% and a 15% favorable pricing advantage compared to general market.

Established a Supplier Certification Program run by the Strategic Sourcing group, significantly improving KPIs including: DSI (30%), Schedule Adherence (90%), Quality (20%), and Delivery (30%). Initiated ECHO supply chain risk management program, qualifying 2nd-source vendors for critical commodities and creating operational contingency plans for primary suppliers.

Standardized MRP review and ordering process, transitioning from manual to automated material ordering process, increasing efficiency by 50%, and reducing administrative errors by 75%.

Coordinated global manufacturing plans, executing make versus buy strategic plans in plastic molding and machining operations that reduced parts cost by 15%. This included a Production Schedule Adherence project.

Created a formal corporate cost reduction program that prioritized savings projects, including new product designs, manufacturability, and vendor substitution that exceeded cost reduction targets all 5 years.

Director of Inventory and Sourcing 2007 - 2009

$1.2B global specialty metals distribution company.

AM Castle & Co., Franklin Park, IL

Managed at team of 8 people having $600M in global spend and $200M in inventory in 32 Global Branch locations.

Led an aggressive corporate-wide effort to set target inventory levels and define product mix strategies to match the drastically declining sales environment, developing tools and processes that facilitated 20% inventory turn improvement and 10% forecast accuracy increase.

Coordinated supply chain integration strategies for 2 newly acquired international distributor locations, directing all Procurement and Inventory Management efforts for comprehensive Oracle implementation that minimized customization and maximized utility.

Developed sourcing plans for 25 key supply chain commodity categories, reducing risk and improving the pricing structure by 5%, and creating an advantage in material availability and gross margins, including expanding international metals supply from China, India, Russia, and Brazil.

Director of Sourcing and Distribution 2002 - 2007

$60M supplier of suspension and brake system parts to both OEMs and aftermarket in the railway industry.

A. Stucki Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Orchestrated the supply chain integration of 4 acquired companies and a team of 15 people including the warehouse.

Facilitated the outsourcing strategy, qualifying an entirely new vendor base that manufactured our highest volume product family which was previously produced in-house; also added new product features that expanded sales by 20% and reduced costs by 10%.

Developed strategic sourcing program involving several newly acquired companies, driving modularization and standardization that rationalized vendors, reduced SKUs by 50% in certain product families, and expanded global sourcing by 40%, also reduced costs by 8%.

Reorganized warehouse assembly operations and implemented lean concepts, reducing space requirements by 35%, cut inventory levels by 40%, and expanded sales by 20% by adding a new DC in TX.

Additional Related Experience

A. Stucki Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Global Sales Manager and Sales and Service Manager

Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, MD

Program Manager and Project Engineer


Master of Science (MS), Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Technical University, Blacksburg, VA

Bachelor of Science (BS), Aerospace Engineering with Math minor, Penn State University, University Park, PA


Certifications: CPIM (APICS), CPM (ISM), CISCM (APS), 6-Sigma Green Belt, PE Lic. Mechanical Engineering (MD)


Alderman, Ward 2, an elected position for the City of Elmhurst (IL) 2011 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Supply Chain for Illinois Institute of Technology 2014 - Present

Board Member for Council of International Programs 2016 - Present

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