Dan W. Chesnut
Senior-Level Production Management
Production Distribution Scheduler
Accomplished and reliable production manager with success meeting production goals while maintaining safety and profitability of the manufacturing process. Exceptional leader with 28 years broad experience from US Army to Production Supervisor, building brands and overseeing product production logistics. Track record devising, evaluating, and implementing continuous process improvements, Kaizen events, and Lean manufacturing principles to minimize waste, reduce costs, and maximize quality and yield. Superior communicator, success building cohesive teams focused on production goals, safety, and throughput.
Conflict Management & Resolution
ISO 9001 Certifications
Root Cause Analysis
Quality Assurance & Control
Kaizen & Lean Manufacturing
Scheduling & Forecasting
Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Robern – A Kohler Company, Bristol, PA 2011 - 2018
Supervisor, Production & Distribution
Delegated tasks, monitored production results, and ensured budget rates were exceeded.
Ensured all processes and quality specifications were followed in production of scheduled components.
Held daily Tier One meetings, sustained knowledgeable staff, and administered temporary labor contracts.
Focused on delivering high first shipment fill rates, reducing order fulfilment cycle times, and minimizing order management costs.
Improved operational efficiencies by nearly 20% overall in a seven-year period by hosting 12 Kaizen events.
Successfully directed logistics of $20M in finished products located in four separate warehouses, using three carriers, and executing delivery on-time to a 69-floor high rise in New York for installation.
National Chemical Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA 2009 - 2011
Scheduled manufacturing activities and monitored schedule adherence to established metrics.
Validated schedule feasibility, resolved issues with scheduling horizons, and ensured scheduling met clients needs.
Led root cause analysis and developed corrective actions for process failures in relation to scheduling and planning execution.
Sustained 95% scheduling adherence to allow distribution center to meet 99% daily shipping requirements.
Diversified Foam Products, Pennsauken, NJ 2002 – 2009
Coordinated and monitored work of various departments; maintained inventory control; and recruited, selected, and trained personnel.
Clearly communicated job expectations, coached and evaluated personnel performance, and reinforced policies and procedures.
Minimized inventory costs by maximizing Just-in-Time production completions.
Successfully completed documentation to attain ISO 9001 certification for the organization.
Incorporated Lean manufacturing principles in training for shop floor associates boosting overall efficiency by 15%.
Additional experience as a Planning Manager at Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, as a Materials Project Manager at International Home Foods, as a Production Manager at The Minute Maid Company, as a Production Supervisor at Concurrent Computer Corporation & Revlon, Inc, and served in the United States Army, Field Artillery, Captain.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY