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Manager Supply Chain

San Diego, California, United States
April 29, 2019

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Todd Bennett

Mobile: 760-***-****; E-mail:

Results driven leader of sharp business acumen with 14+ years of progressive experience in global supply chain and logistics management with emphasis on transportation (Ocean, LTL/FTL, Parcel), warehousing, materials management, 3PL and carrier relations, import/export compliance, P&L management, and employee leadership. Hands on expertise in developing strategic and tactical global logistics teams, and building complex distribution models across North America, Asia, LATAM, and EMEA in the material flow from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers, consolidation points, and customers. Proven interpersonal, technical, and problem-solving skills, with a phenomenal industry track record. Dedicated to operations excellence, lean, cost savings, accountability, strategy, quality centric processes and procedures, and the customer experience.


Sr. Manager, Global Logistics, Distribution, & Trade Compliance (Report to SVP of Manufacturing Operations) 2014 to 2018

Nortek, Inc: Security & Control (Electronics & Medical Devices) – Carlsbad, CA / Shenzhen, China

Oversaw global logistics, distribution, and light manufacturing plant strategies and operations, inventory replenishment programs, carrier and 3PL relations management, and global trade compliance for a security electronics and medical device manufacturer with an average budget of $85M. Directed and managed team up to 250 personnel in the USA, China, and the Netherlands responsible for order fulfillment, transportation, freight pay and audit, value added services, inventory control of 6,000+ SKUs, and import/export compliance. Managed product flow (raw materials, WIP,and FG) from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers and direct to customers. Directly responsible for the P&L management of 2 global warehouses, 3 3PL distribution centers, 12 transportation carriers, and 3 brokerage houses. Managed global 3PL and carrier relationships to include the sourcing, selection, contracts, negotiations, and KPI reporting. Led strategic projects with cross functional internal partners and carriers/3PLs for operational efficiencies.


5% reduction in annual operating costs by $4.2M

28% reduction in logistics costs by consolidation and strategic alignment of freight forwarders from 12 to 6

38% reduction in operating costs by consolidation of 5 business units and distribution points from 6 to 4

Implemented a Duty Drawback program with US Customs that realized a $3.7M refund to the bottom line

17% reduction in warehousing cost due to optimization and WMS/TMS enhancements at global warehouses

Led operations team to obtain ISO 9001 and C-TPAT certification for global warehouses and corporate facilities

Led Kaizen events with carriers, warehouses, and 3PLs to improve lead times and reduce costs

Manager, Global Logistics, Distribution, & Supply Chain Planning (Report to VP of Supply Chain) 2013 to 2014

Zumba, LLC. (Apparel) – Miami, FL

Oversaw global distribution and logistics operations, supplier and 3PL management, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), import/export compliance, and inventory control for high volume E-Commerce and retail distributor of apparel and electronics with an average annual budget of $25M. Directed and managed team up to 45 personnel responsible for order fulfillment, transportation, warehousing, production planning, forecasting, materials management, inventory control of 9,000+ SKUs, Quality Assurance, SOP adherence, carrier negotiations, and trade compliance in North America, EMEA, LATAM, and Asia. Directly responsible for the P&L management of 1 global warehouse, 4 3PL distribution centers, 21 global suppliers, 8 transportation carriers, and 2 brokerage houses.


56% reduction in operating costs by consolidation of 12 remote distribution centers to 1 3PL DC in the EU

25% reduction in inventory carrying costs thru optimization projects and sourcing of new logistics providers

12% reduction in logistics costs by consolidation and strategic alignment of freight forwarders from 8 to 3

Improved on-time shipping % at global warehouses from 87% to 99%

Analyst, Global Logistics & Supply Chain (Report to Director of Supply Chain) 2011 to 2013

ViaSat, Inc. (Electronics & Satellite Communications) – Carlsbad, CA

Oversaw global supply chain and logistics projects for high volume electronics and satellite communications manufacturer with an average annual budget of $25M. Developed and administered RFQs/RFPs to freight forwarders and suppliers for cost saving and consolidation initiatives. Managed reverse logistics (RMA) programs with manufacturing plants, suppliers, carriers, 3PLs, and engineering teams. Developed cost models and inventory analyses for cost reductions using advanced Excel applications, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Oracle MRP, and business intelligence tools. Performed competitor bench marking and gap analysis with global suppliers, carriers, 3PLs, inventory teams, and manufacturing plants to identify cost savings opportunities and cycle time reductions.


Improved Turn-Around-Time (TAT) of returns/refurbishments to customers from 90% to 98%

Implemented ASN EDI connectivity with transportation carriers for improved product visibility and cost reductions

Sr. Supply Chain Manager, Global Logistics (Report to Group VP of Operations) 2008 to 2010

AT&T, Inc. (Telecommunications & Electronics) – San Diego, CA

Oversaw the supply chain logistics and procurement strategies, distribution operations, import/export compliance, and materials management for telecommunications and electronics programs with an average annual budget of $100M. Managed team of 5 direct reports responsible for supplier and transportation management, 3PL warehousing, carrier/supplier negotiations, inventory control of 1,400+ SKUs, and material flow from global suppliers and manufacturing plants in North America and Asia direct to distribution centers and customers. Collaborated with customers, suppliers, carriers, and distribution centers to improve on time delivery, quality, logistics cost, and customer service metrics.


3% reduction in annual overall operations spend by $3M

12% improvement in OTD (85% to 97%) by sourcing of new transportation carriers and contract renegotiations

10% reduction in inventory carrying costs via network optimization and automation projects with carriers and 3PLs

Program Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics (Report to Director of Supply Chain Program Management) 2006 to 2008

URS Corporation, Inc. (Electronics & Automotive) – Washington, D.C.

Oversaw supplier and carrier management, inbound and outbound logistics, S&OP, and materials management for electronics and automotive programs with an average annual budget of $200M. Managed team of 3 direct reports responsible for transportation, inventory planning, materials management of 3,000+ SKUs, and supplier base in North America and Asia. Measured operations costs, quality, reliability, timescales and resources necessary to achieve production and budget requirements, and customer satisfaction. Implemented supplier/carrier scorecard practices and KPIs to support manufacturing and logistics strategies, sourcing objectives, and customer expectations.


6% increase in on-time delivery (93% to 99%) by sourcing of new carriers and network optimization strategies

Logistics optimization project completed 2 months early at $750K under budget with $1.5M annual savings

Project team earned the Undersecretary of Defense David M. Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award


MBA, 2016, University of Massachusetts: Isenberg School of Business – Amherst, MA

Concentration: Industrial Engineering & Finance

AACSB Accredited Executive Program

3.9 / 4.0 GPA – Pass with Distinction

B.S. Economics/B.A. International Affairs, 2005, University of Mary Washington – Fredericksburg, VA

3.7 / 4.0 GPA - Magna Cum Laude


Six Sigma Black Belt, 2014

Lean Enterprise / Toyota Production Systems (TPS), 2015

Certified Project Manager, 2013

Certified Scrum Master (SCM), 2017

Six Sigma Green Belt, 2012

DOT, IATA, & IMDG HAZMAT Certified, 2017 (US Customs)

Certified Lean Manager, 2011

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)


Microsoft Office: Word, Access, PowerPoint

ERP/MRP: Oracle R11, SAP R/3, NetSuite, Dynamics 365, QAD

Microsoft Excel (VLookup, Pivot Tables, Macros)

Forecasting: SalesForce, Smoothie, Just Enough


WMS: Red Prairie, J.D. Edwards, Manhattan SCALE

Process Mapping Software: MS Visio, I-Graphics

TMS: MercuryGate, Processweaver, SureShip, UPS & FED EX

Business Intelligence: Power BI, Incorta, Tableau

Project Management Software: ASANA, WAVE, MS Project




QMS (ISO 9001 & ISO 13485)

HTS Code Classification

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002

Cold Chain


Six Sigma


Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP)


Import/Export Compliance (DOT, IATA, IMDG)

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