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Production Manager

Sewell, New Jersey, United States
June 03, 2019

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Dan W. Chesnut

Sewell, NJ ***** (***) *******

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.

Process Improvements

Inventory Management

Conflict Management & Resolution

ISO 9001 Certifications

Operational Leadership

Root Cause Analysis

Quality Assurance & Control

Kaizen & Lean Manufacturing

Scheduling & Forecasting


Cross-Functional Collaboration

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

Production Scheduler

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

Production Manager

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.


Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

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