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Supply Chain Manager

Canton, GA
April 28, 2014

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Vaughn White

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Canton, GA *****


Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Import/Export,

Aerospace, Automotive

. 11 years of Purchasing experience

. 11 years of Sales experience


. Bilingual Japanese

. Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Selling

. Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills

. International Business



Meggitt PLC, Rockmart, GA 11/13-3/14

Logistics Manager

. Managed supply chain for polymers division of Aerospace


. Worked with SAP team on implementation of SOP

forecasting and demand management.

. Consolidated several Supply Chain reporting mechanisms

into one using SAP queries.

. Conducted risk analysis of supply chain including vendor

financial analysis

TIGHITCO, Inc. Atlanta, GA 1/11-10/13

Supply Chain Manager

. Managed supply chain for $25 Mil Aerospace company with

responsibility for both U.S. an Mexico Facilities

. Negotiated LTA's with major suppliers in excess of $1Mil

each, reducing raw material costs by 5%.

. Created Supplier Quality section of internal quality

manual, including vendor scorecard.

. Implemented an internal RTP system bringing annual

savings of over $100K first year. Able to decrease

consumables budget by 20%.

. Managed a team of seven staff controlling inventory and

warehouse for Atlanta location using Infor Visual ERP.

Instructed team on ERP, reviving moribund functionality

and increasing operational efficiency.

. Used MS Access extensively to query SQL database

directly to create more relevant reporting for upper


. Managed ERP implementation project at two Mexico

facilities, leading a team of troubleshooters/SQL

experts. Reported directly to VP and President for this


. Identified engineering master structure flaws within ERP

system and worked with SQL experts to rebuild all

engineering masters in database, improving MRP planning

and production scheduling.

Piolax Corp., Canton, GA 11/08-9/10

Purchasing Manager

. Purchased raw materials (including resins and metals),

MRO, indirect, and components for Tier 1 automotive

manufacturer, utilizing SAP in MM/MRP.

. Negotiated contracts for capital equipment realizing

$60,000 in savings.

. Managed importing and logistics of raw materials from

Asia and transfers to Mexico facility.

. Realized $285,000 of direct cost-down saving through

price negotiations.

. Managed a team of three buyers.

. Created first SQAM . Worked with SQE to develop first

Supplier Scorecard to evaluate approved vendors.

. Introduced a new internal RFQ process for raw materials.

PolyOne Corp., Maryville, TN (Home Office) 7/06-10/08

Account Manager, Automotive Color and Additives

. Drove sales and business development in the automotive

market in the Southeast United States for Color

Concentrate and Masterbatch Additives. Customers

included OEM as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 to Big 3 and

New Domestics.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc., Maryville, Tennessee 10/00-7/06

Senior Account Representative, Chemicals & Machinery


Functions included business development, purchasing,

logistics (import /export), material selection assistance,

contract negotiating, trading, inventory control, budgeting,

and customer service.

1) Raw Materials Trading

. Purchased a wide range of chemicals and plastics and

sub-materials, including from a variety of domestic

and foreign suppliers.

. Managed Chemical, Plastics, and Sub-material sales

to several Tier 1and Tier 2 automotive accounts

including Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Denso

Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Denso Mexico (through

Toyota Tsusho Mexico), ARNECOM, NACOM, and ELCOM.

. Delivered cost savings to the customer through

driving procurement/logistics efficiencies and as a

facilitator between manufacturer and customer.

2) Production/Inventory control

. Obtained accurate production forecasts from the customer and

from the end-user to ensure material flow from around the

world is sufficient to meet demand, as well as managing on-

hand levels to meet strict just-in-time delivery.

3) Quality Assurance/Control

. Handled all quality claims from the customer, including Root

Cause analysis, Countermeasure Activities, Traceability,

Material Quarantining, Return Authorization, and Credit/Debit


4) Logistics/Scheduling

. Managed import and export of materials from Asia to

US and Mexico. Ensured that all aspects of

transporting, handling, importing, exporting of

material are controlled and completed in compliance

with NAFTA, TSCA, and other regulatory requirements.

5) Customer Service

. Single contact point for all ordering, questions,


6) Business Development

. Maintained and developed contacts among the engineering,

purchasing, and business planning staff of our customers in

order to meet their needs for the best materials at the

lowest prices. Sought out new customers, assessing their

needs, and developing the business to meet their needs

Eastman Kodak, Billings, Montana 12/96-10/00

Account Representative, Kodak Retail Services

. Serviced and managed the sales to retail photo-finishing

accounts and merchandised Kodak film in those accounts.

Territory included virtually all of Montana, northern Wyoming

and western North Dakota.

Ultra, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan 6/92-6/96

Business English Instructor

. Instructed (at a wide variety of Japanese companies)

Japanese Executives, Managers, and international

department staff, in all aspects of the English Language

for use in their business activities.

Education: Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana 9/88-5/92

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration

Major: Business Economics Minor: Japanese Language

Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan 4/90-4/91

Courses: Japanese, Comparative Economics, Multinational

Corporations, Japanese Management

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