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Manager Supply Chain

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
March 08, 2019

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Jeff C. Browning

***** **** ***** ***** *********, NC 28273 704-***-****

Profile of Qualifications

Dynamic Leader who offers a background in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Consumer Product Development, Logistics, CNC Machining / Fabricating, and Offshore Manufacturing.

Proactive Director who contributes talent in Team Building, Training / Development, Strategic Analysis / Planning, Project Management, Inspections, and Quality Control, and works to see the “big picture” at all times.

Top Performer who boasts above-average career results, and can make sound decisions to reflect positively on operations in alignment with a company’s vision, value, and goals to achieve a significant competitive advantage.

Ambitious Self-Starter who demonstrates experience within domestic and international logistics and purchasing operations, and effectively ensures strict companywide compliance with EU, CPSIA, ETL, UL, and FDA testing.

Excellent Communicator who builds synergistic relationships with executives, operational teams, regulatory agencies, third-party inspectors, and clients, and can lead staff by example and with integrity across aircraft and helicopter purchasing, industrial manufacturing, direct response, and retail product purchasing and fulfillment services.

Professional Synopsis

Crawford Composites 2017- Feb 2019

Materials Manager -

Created custom MRP forecast for products requiring weekly shipments over the calendar year on a weekly basis. This program was incorporated by accounting to track project cash flow. Program enables company to make quick adjustments to incoming inventory should customer request production to increase or decrease throughout the production schedule

Expertly negotiated new 30 day terms with key suppliers of carbon fiber materials. Eliminated over $100,00 of prepayments which dramatically improved the company cash flow position.

Implemented production program for the mold visor press room. Enables operators to keep on top of weekly shipment requirements as well plan material needs for future orders to be shipped. On time shipment improved by 40% and production over run was reduced by 19%.

Improved on time deliveries of supplies by 34% for raw materials.

Created Purchasing program for ISO9001 for certification.

Increased inventory turns of high dollar materials from 2 to over 10 turns in calendar year.

Created a supply chain program that contractually required all suppliers to provide Net 30 day terms.

Edison Nation Products 2008 – Feb,2017

Director – Purchasing & Logistics

Capitalize on the opportunity to develop new patented and protected products for the retail business market, including taking final approved products through the engineering and prototyping process to meet goals.

Cost-effectively secure pricing from China factories and manage all tooling, samples, and final production products.

Complete regularly scheduled travel to the Orient to review projects and manage changes on wide-ranging orders.

Expertly handle all inbound logistics, including HTS coding for lowest duty rate possible, as well as performing documentation and securing proper compliance testing for wide-ranging products sold in the U.S. and internationally.

Secure and manage international and domestic logistics contracts for the company, including establishing contracts for international container rates to the U.S. and other high-volume destinations, as well as performing importing documentation and logistic coordination for imported goods.

Contributed efforts on six patents for new consumer products.

Consistently ensured all products met quality control standards.

Engaged with a third-party inspection company on all final shipments.

Developed and produced value-engineered products from sketches and written descriptions into high-volume production products (e.g. Mister Steamy, Eggies, Gyro Bowl, Hot Huez, Emery Cat) to achieve recognition on numerous patents with total estimated sales for products worth $300 +million.

Vertical Branding, LLC 2001 – 2008

Senior Director – Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing

Strategically steered development of a key supplier program in China to develop high-volume products (e.g. Hercules Hook, Zorbies, and Steam Buddy), including managing $100+ million in direct response and retail sales programs.

Developed and expanded lucrative international logistics contracts with supplemental domestic optional deliveries to warehouses via a mini land bridge program, and also expedited team trucking or FTL and LTL shipments.

Built and sustained a proprietary ERP program specifically based on weekly media spending forecast for all products in production, and led forecast planning based on supplier lead-times to create JIT delivery of materials.

Improved quality to 97.8% based on companywide quality control standards.

Negotiated and implemented custom MRP/ SAP system based TV media spend requirements

Regularly traveled to China to improve the supply chain program and develop new suppliers.

Created a supply chain program that contractually required all suppliers to provide Net 30 day terms.

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Professional Synopsis (continued)

E4L Corporation 1999 – 2001

Director – Materials Management

Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward directing forward-thinking purchasing and inventory control operations, including mentoring and managing a team of three buyers / planners responsible for purchasing a high-volume inventory of infomercial products, as well as handling new product development to boost success.

Conceptualized and created a new supplier quality program and quality control and worksmanship manuals.

Successfully established the first corporate preferred supplier program.

Achieved a standard of 99% quality acceptance on all new product inspections.

Managed Corporate ERP systems, managed RFP process and created implementation team

Education & Professional Development

Bachelor of Science in Biology & Education

Carroll University

IBM Statistical Process Control (SPC) Certification

Total Quality Management (TQM) Certification

CPM Certification (Former)

Technical Summary

Sceptre MRP MRPII PICS ERP Systems Great Plains Planning Macola 3PL Central SAP - Basic WMS

Excellent Professional References Provided Upon Request

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