DONALD M. ALLEN Cell Phone: 313-***-****
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Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Experienced professional within the automotive and defense industries. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and rick analyses, Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Has supported bid strategies, contract proposals, engineering changes, problem solving, cost analysis efforts conduct special studies on labor requirements to establish (cost models) baseline costs for cost reductions methodologies. Identified and documented program’s technical and planning baselines forming Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) to support Capabilities Production Document (CPD) Understand elements of piece and investment cost for various manufacturing processing typical for the production. Requirements within internal organizations. Estimate all Engineering, Design & Development ED&D for all future projects. Prepare Negotiation Guidance for all programs for Piece and Tooling cost. Work a GAP Analysis for piece / tooling cost and negotiation when required. Generating cost reduction ideas through product process enhancement, works with suppliers to identify process/product efficiencies that will reduce overall costs. Performance objectives to assure optimum conformance with customer requirements. Has successfully developed cost models in excel and provided cost analysis support for large and small scale development and production programs. Performed CAIV (Cost as an Independent Variable)
Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance (3-2006)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Suitability Clearance (5-2012)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (September 2012 – Present) Sr. Cost Engineer Auburn Hills, Michigan
System Cost & Innovation Engineering-Engine Systems (SCE-Engine Systems/Body)
Duties included estimating component parts for piece and tooling cost, approving tool orders, assisting buyers in negotiating piece and tooling. Attending product reviews with and reviewing manufacturers’ plants for cost related purposes. Identifies the estimated cost for materials making up a product Bill of Material representing the purchased component of the estimated cost model. Responsible for defining technical cost solutions both variable and investment by using virtual manufacturing process maps and activity based cost templates of Frame Rails, Shock Towers, Upper and Lower dash panels, A Pillars, Hot Stampings, Fuel Tank Systems (plastic injection molding and Blow Molding), Metal Fuel tanks and Stamping Components. Prepares Cost allocations and analysis including overhead burden rates, process routing for FastCar estimates with NX and Teamcenter software. Estimate all Engineering, Design & Development ED&D for all future projects. Prepare Negotiation Guidance for all Engine Systems programs for Piece and Tooling cost. Work a GAP Analysis for piece / tooling cost and negotiation with suppliers when required. Evaluate proposals for various manufacturing processes and assembly equipment for quality, reliability, cost, machine rate, output yield, physical requirements, and overall effective efficient dependable performance.
ManTech International Corporation (contract with)
Booz Allen Hamilton (contract with)
Price Systems Inc. (contract with)
(October 2006 to August 2012) Cost Principal Engineer & Manufacturing Engineer
(Between Warren Michigan, Fairfax, VA. & Washington DC
(Working Misc. Contracts for DOD and DHS) (U.S. Government)
Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and rick analyses, Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Maintenance Cost Model (MCM) provides predictive estimation capability for the mean annual costs attributable to the field support maintenance, supply chain management and related administrative activities required to sustain the RITC system across its life cycle via a bottom-up probabilistic financial model. The model aligns with the general principles set forth in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide and reflects constraints that the evolving RITC program places on cost analysis. Acquisition programs and the technical integration of new vehicles performance systems into the existing border infrastructure.
Work with ground antenna systems module systems teams tracking designs and cost alternatives. Gather technical information from product engineering for cost estimating. Supported development of Acquisition Strategy for the Joint Service Equipment contract in Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected family of Vehicles (MRAP). Develop Independent Government System of Systems (SOS) Cost Estimates for Paladin and FAASV (Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle) parts and process management for the Army Depot. Modernization project costs for PM Fire Support Depot parts on government projects. Conduct cost analysis activities to support Federal Program Offices as required. Provide and supported evaluating technical and performance objectives to assure optimum conformance with Military Tactical Vehicles requirements. Has extensive experience with Army programs (Tactical and Future Combat Systems). Supporting development of full range life cycle costs, and software (ACEIT & PRICE H) functional size estimates, calibrates cost data, perform economic analysis/business-case analysis, and develop strategies for knowledge capture of cost, schedule, and technical data. Use parametric estimating methodologies to estimate emerging new technologies in Electrical components. Interface with all departments for Earned Value Management (work & planning packages, engineering, purchasing, direct cost elements, manufacturing, tooling cost, cost elements, performance measurement, variance analysis and operations, etc.) to insure assigned products receive regular product updates. Develop Independent Government Cost Estimates and Add-On-Armor modernization project costs for 9 military vehicles and numerous Government projects. Validate cost models for current and future program activities, and approval with Government personnel. Develop Independent Cost Estimates for software for future programs location at TACOM for future tactical vehicles using a new System of Systems (SOS) approach. Executing enhancements for Long Term Armor Strategies team at TACOM under the command of the U.S. Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicles. (Medium and Heavy Tactical Vehicles) Produce hardware and activity based cost estimates for military hardware and equipment. Establish current product cost baseline, and derive estimated cost from Purchase Descriptions (PD's) to integrate into baseline vehicle cost, and generate budgetary expense for program management.
General Motors Corporation March 1997-August 2006: Senior Manufacturing Engineer,
Warren, Michigan - Knowledge Center. (Retired with early buyout)
Establishing cost drivers and cost standards for new vehicles piece cost and tooling for competitors’ vehicles using General Motors processes from Electrical components to Plastic injection molding / blow molding, chassis and body-in-white. Disassemble and comparison of competitors’ vehicles for cost reduction and construction techniques. Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Process, Cost Rationalization/Profit Improvement efforts. Provide solutions, input and recommendations to increase process reliability and to construct a project time line and execution schedule. Develop advance independent estimates for Systems of Systems approach for new future vehicles. Provide cost estimates considering product design, manufacturing processes and tooling cost. Gather technical information from product engineering for cost estimating/analysis/engineering. Team with purchasing to negotiate purchased parts costs from approved suppliers. Develop independent estimates and visit supplier facilities for the purpose of negotiating better value pricing. Provide sales with cost estimates considering product design, manufacturing processes, tooling and supplier costs to quote customers. Responsible for preparing cost analysis, analyzing and valuating to determining the price of products, tooling and fixtures, labor, (direct and indirect) and raw material. Establishing objectives, procedures and programs required for effective operation of Manufacturing procures in Operational Deficiencies, Cost Reduction, Cost Improvement and Life Cycle Cost Estimating.
Ford Motor Company (August 1990 – February 1997) Product Cost Engineer, Dearborn, Michigan
Duties included estimating component parts, approving tool orders, assisting buyers in negotiating piece
cost and tooling, attending product reviews, performing “teardown” studies, and reviewing manufacturers’ plants for cost related purposes. Spent two years in Value Management and supported Value Management Teams conducting benchmarking activities, value planning, value analysis, and value engineering (VA/VE).
Involved with Total Cost Management Process supporting purchasing and engineering supplier tooling and piece cost issues. Participated with new vehicles launches, organized and orchestrated systems engineering management activities in support launches. Establish labor and burdens rates for manufacturing estimating.
Evaluate proposals for various manufacturing processes and assembly equipment for quality, reliability, cost, machine rate, output yield, physical requirements, and overall effective efficient dependable performance.
Freedland Industries Corporation (October 1988 – July 1990) Chief Cost Manager/Buyer, Metal Stamping and Blanking - Dearborn, Michigan
Establishing objectives, procedures and programs required for effective operation of all Manufacturing and cost estimating activities. Management of annual business plans for all manufacturing (in-house/outside tooling) and cost estimating department. Improve processes and implement cost reductions while maintaining quality standards. Worked with state of the art robotic systems for safety and cost reduction. Responsibilities include analyzing, quoting tooling and implementing design changes with suppliers.
Components include: Suspension modules, Welded Stamped Cradle, Control Arms, Links, Ball Joints and Steering Gears.
LTV AM General (January 1986 – October 1988) Manufacturing Cost Engineering Livonia, Michigan
HMMWV Operations (U.S. Government Contracts)
Coordinate continuous improvement activities and lead in solving process and production for military vehicles with government contracts. Productivity improvements, Responsible for preparing cost analysis, analyzing and valuating to determining the price of products, labor, tooling (direct and indirect) and raw material. Department of Defense experience with manufacturing activities. Collect supplier cost data, analyze and evaluate piece cost and tooling, supply chain mapping, cost reduction initiative, Support vehicle launches. In the Manufacturing Engineering Department of Pricing Independent Government Cost Estimates were developed from Technical Data Packages. Direct support of purchasing, item management, and program management was provided to improve value to the Government.
Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, CEM Cost Estimating Models, GCS Globe Cost System, FastCar, Forming Suite, TruePlanning, PRICE HL, PRICE S, ACEIT, Monte Carlo, SAP, PentaSap, RISK, Decision Tree, Windows, ACE, Pro E, Lotus Notes, Access, CAPES, GMTOPS, PDGS, E-Square, Crystal Ball, CAD, GD&T and EDSNET
Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and rick analyses, Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Manufacturing and Estimating process: New Vehicle launches, Electrical (black box) items, Body-in-White, (Class A/B Stamping, Underbody, MTBF, Frame Rails, Hot Stampings, Headers, Deck Lids, Doors, Seats Frames, Engine Cradle, Cross Members), Body Armor, Hydro-forming, Electrical, HVAC, Fabrics, Rubber and Glass, Welding and Assemblies, Roll Forming, Plastic Injection Molding, blow molding, Twin Sheet Blow Molding, Extrusion Molding, Cold Forming, Screw Machines, Die-Casting. Experience with friction stir TIG, MIG, SMAW, Braze and Laser Welding. Metal roll-forming and spin weld.
Representative Project Types of Manufacturing:
Supporting programs within U.S. Customs and Border Protection for border security
Supported Department of Defense major vehicles overhaul and recap programs, also next generation of military vehicles.
Suspension modules, Welded Stamped Cradle, Control Arms, Links, Ball Joints, Coil Springs, Leaf Springs, Torsion Bars, Shocks, Struts, Pipes, Steering Gears, Brake Corners, Wiring Harnesses, Vehicle Level Sensors, Shifting Controls, Fuel Tanks, Vapor Canisters, Fuel Delivery Modules, Door Hinges, and Latches.
Aluminum Machined Cradle, Steering Gears, Brake Corners, Vehicle Level Sensors, Shifting Controls, Engine Sensors, Infotainment Systems, and Pods Seat Sensors.
Decontamination & Decommissioning of equipment
Established valid cost targets for piece cost and investment of assigned commodities and can analyze supplier quotes and reach agreement on appropriate piece cost and tooling cost using activity based costing.
Understand elements of piece and investment cost for various manufacturing processing typical to produce assigned commodities.
Heritage Baptist University Master of Business Administration, (MBA) June 1984
Central Michigan University: Bachelor of Science Degree, June 1979. Industrial Supervision and Management, with emphasis in materials processing and Manufacturing Safety
Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Master Cost Estimator
Participate in Engineering Review Boards and apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly tooling and materials.