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Manager Supply Chain

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
February 08, 2019

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Donald James Birmingham

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Washington, Pa 15301


Professional Summary

To apply over 15 years of leadership experience in driving productivity, immediate results and increasing profitability for facilities such as: Transportation, Distribution, Production, Supply Chain and Logistics Operations. All with a heavy focus of one-on-one with customers. My Software experiences range from a wide array of utilization: AS400, 5S, TPX, CITRIX, SAP, Red Prairie, Manhattan, Dynamic NAV, MS Office, Excel, Word, LEAN.


Levin Furniture / Art Van Furniture – Smithton, Pa 2017 – Present

Distribution and Facility manager (Director Level)

Duties include, but not limited to the evaluation of facility requirements such as: Productivity Requirements, Staffing Levels, OPEX Management, Budget Justification and requirements, P&L evaluations and processes that include R&D plans to solidify and improvement upon our operating facility SOP’s.

Training Programs.

SOP Implementations.

Writing and implementing new policies.

Implementing Labor Standards.

Finalizing payments for operating facility utilities

Reduction and managing of all operating costs.

Creating time studies for best practices.

Strict and firm execution on new processes.

Create a culture of productivity expectations.

Hiring and adjusting staff levels.

Cabela’s Distribution Center – Wheeling, WV 2016 – 2017

Distribution and Facility Manager

Responsible for all facility requirements regarding:

Implementing new SOP process and improving old ones.

Work Flow implementations.

Maintain and create budget forecasts for Labor and Productions.

Creating process improvements and proposals backed by an acceptable ROI.

Managing staff and labor based on facility volume and budget requirements.

Implemented new Labor Management standards. (Production Measures)

Implemented safety protocol supported by Health and Safety Services. (OSHA Regulations)

Coca-Cola Distribution – Houston, PA 2014 - 2016

Operations manager

Responsible for all aspects of production, distribution, transportation, pick accuracy, load accuracy and safety in a 275,000-ft2 facility, distributing over 600 different SKUs.

Develop reviews, updates, and implement goals and objectives as needed, with respect to sales, financial performance, new project development, etc.

Communicate throughout all departs in the supply chain operation to reach optimal clarity for distribution and production.

Create and follow current SOP’s to adhere to all processes while improving old ones.

Prepare all weekly, monthly and quarterly budget reporting for forecasting and standards, to ensure all reasonability’s and tasks have been successfully completed.

GNC Distribution (General Nutrition Center) – Leetsdale, PA 2012 - 2014

Operations and Facility Manager

Responsible for all production requirements, distribution accuracy, safety regulation, scheduling and cost effectiveness per employee labor in a 350,000-ft2 facility. Responsible for 85,000+ SKUs.

Regulated and controlled the Logistics and Supply Chain side of the business to press exceptional visibility on the operation.

Implemented and led new safety training programs for all employees to decrease time lost incidents/accidents.

Successfully adhered to all stringent industry standards for OSHA and DOT regulations.

Coca-Cola Distribution – Houston, PA 2010 - 2012

Plant Coordinator

Responsible for all aspects of production, pick accuracy, load accuracy, distribution and safety in a 275,000-ft2 facility, distributing over 7800 different SKUs.

Implemented new production plans and set expectations to increase production by 25%.

Reduced time and labor on the clock by holding team members accountable for lack of production; this action achieved the objectives at a faster rate and reduced warehouse cost.

Extensive use of SAP, Excel, PowerPoint, Basis, MS Word and Warehouse Management Systems.

UPS Freight – Meadow Lands, PA 2008 - 2010

Operations Manager (Transportation/Distribution/Production)

Responsible for the distribution and transfer of all freight in a high volume 375,000 ft2 terminal, powered by 60+ union employees under my supervisor at the height of hub operations.

Certified by OSHA and DOT to safely transport hazmat materials such as explosive, corrosive, combustible, inhalation, dangerous when wet and acidic products.

Extensive use of Citrix, TPX, Lotus Notes and Edge computer systems.

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