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Operations Manager

Chicago Heights, IL
March 09, 2019

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Robert J. Collins

CPIM, Supply Chain Specialist

Griffith, IN



Driven, experienced, career-minded Manufacturing Professional looking to progress in Manufacturing/Procurement industry. Proven results in progressively responsible roles in the Supply Chain department; sourcing, procurement, planning, and operations. Strong skill set including problem solving, project management, analytics and relationship building. Ability to communicate successfully with all personnel within a business; Delivering presentations, creating and executing strategies, Supervising staff, and mentoring coworkers.


*Lean Manufacturing

*APICS Certified

*Manufacturing Resource Planning

*Continuous Improvement

*Production Planning

*Plant Operations

*Inventory Management- trained in SAP/ERP systems

*Highly adaptable to changing environment, well organized, strong interpersonal skills

*Analytical thinker with a positive attitude & flexibility to accommodate evolving business needs.

*Significant Purchasing/Procurement, Planning, Shipping/Receiving, Customer Service, Inventory Control, Production Control, Operations Management and Warehousing experience.


Supply Chain Specialist I- Buyer/Planner/Scheduler- March 2011 – August 2018

Behr Process Corporation- Chicago Heights, IL (7 years 6 months)

* Achieve company high Service Level of 99.78 surpassing company-wide goal of 99.5

* Supply Chain buoyed local Manufacturing Department producing 22,116,748 gal of paint in 2017, more than a 10% increase over 2016 total of 20,028,838 gal

* Arrange weekly average of 580k gal/manufactured for 2017- max week produced 672k gal

* PROH level of $1,496,634 with inventory turns of 13.7; utilizing SAP & MRP processes

* Manage DC sellable inventory 2,172,221 gal total; inventory turns for 2017 were 8.81, increase over 7.67 turns in 2016

* Primary contact for DC rework coordination- 140,535 gal for a total of $2,878,238; Company goal set at 100k gal; 2016 rework total- 78,761 gal

* Employ Lean, JIT & Six Sigma Methodologies to execute schedule & control inventory levels

Robert J. Collins

CPIM, Supply Chain Specialist

Griffith, IN


Experience- continued

Procurement Specialist- April 2007 - August 2010

Fuchs Lubricants Company- Harvey, IL (3 years 5 months)

* Inventory Management- review daily reports to certify on-time delivery of raw materials based on stock levels/production requirements for each location throughout the country

* Develop working relationships with company personnel and supplier contacts to ensure an effective flow of product within the supply chain- 60+vendors; @ 50+orders/week

* Manage daily Inventory Replenishment tasks; communicate with suppliers and internal contacts- requirements for 400+raw materials and 3 production facilities nationwide

* Purchase Order Management- evaluate & relay order status to suppliers/production staff

* Inventory Control – routinely update key data elements that drive the replenishment system (i.e. stock levels, minimum order quantities and lead times)

* Maintain raw material levels between $500,000 and $800,000- achieving company targets

Operations Manager Chicago- January 2005 - April 2007

Fuchs Lubricants Company- Harvey, IL (2 years 4 months)

Operations Coordinator- January 1999 - January 2005

Fuchs Lubricants Company- Harvey, IL (6 years 1 month)

* Corporate-based resource for communicating and implementing planning initiatives

* Coordinate with Sales to schedule production based on usage, history and upcoming events

* Reduce delinquent orders from 20% in 1999 to less than 2% (1.7%) in 2005

* Production Management- accomplish company stated production goal of 30 batches manufactured per day- an increase from 28.4 in 2002; with Sales of $150 million annually

* Utilize the available 44 kettles by batch type/size ranging from 6500 gallons to 55 gallons

* Implement procedures to ensure proper work distribution- 14,000+orders shipped/year

* Finished goods lead-time reduction plan- decreased by 18% by stocking critical SKUs and reducing non-critical SKUs seasonally; engage safety stock analysis quarterly

* Regular analysis: capacity, inventory levels, sales orders & shipments using Excel and SAP

*Ability to maintain perspective within exceptionally tight deadlines and expectations.

Account Manager/Inside Sales- January 1996 - January 1999

AW Chesterton Company- South Holland, IL (3 years 1 month)

* Provided support to Sales Managers for 16 Nuclear Power Stations

* 3-time recipient of Company's Excellence in Customer Service Award

Robert J. Collins

CPIM, Supply Chain Specialist

Griffith, IN


Experience- continued

Service Team Manager/Material Control Systems Analyst- January 1992 - January 1996

UGN, Inc.- Chicago Heights, IL (4 years 1 month)

Production Control/Inventory Control- January 1990 - January 1992

UGN, Inc.- Chicago Heights, IL (2 years 1 month)

*Design and implement Barcode Inventory Control System

*Champion the restructure of warehouse layout for Lean/JIT manufacturing environment

Sales Support Coordinator- January 1988 - January 1990

UGN, Inc.- Chicago Heights, IL (2 years 1 month)

*Assist 5 Japanese salesmen and their families


Columbia College- Chicago, IL; B.A. Advertising

Calumet College- Whiting, IN; A.A. Journalism

Honors and Awards

CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management- 03-21-2013

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