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Robert P. Davis Decatur, IL 62521
Professional An experienced manufacturing professional with an extreme desire to contribute to the productivity and
Profile proficiency of a progressive company. A conscientious individual with a strong work ethic and the ability
to interface with others at all levels. Possess a valuable blending of creative and analytical abilities that
combine efficiency with imagination to produce bottom-line results. Able to work independently within
fast paced environments while demonstrating strong leadership qualities.
Strengths Supply Chain Management Resource Management Supplier Development
QS and ISO 9000 Lean Manufacturing Systems Project Planning and
Implementation Kaizen, Kanban Management
Strategic Business Planning Cost Analysis and Control Continuous Improvement
Organization and Time Staff Development and Bottom Line Profitability
Employment Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. (GSI Locations) – 1004 E. Illinois St., Assumption, IL 62510 6/13
History – Present
Establish and maintain a Professional relationship with key Customer contacts
Attend regular Customer production meetings
Work with supplier representatives to improve processes through improved products and
Work with Customer regarding forecasts, dead stock, obsolete inventory, and excess
Monitor inventory levels- service levels; Approve all stock adjustments
Train and Coach all associates in SOP/JWI’s
Komatsu America – 2300 NE Adams St., Peoria, Illinois 61614 8/12 – 6/13
Member of Special Project Team (LOP) implementing Line-On changes for Australian bound
Work closely with all the commodity Sourcing Leaders in an effort to reduce costs.
Responsible for domestic casting suppliers that had been having quality issues and worked to
improve both their quality and delivery performance as we were able to streamline their
Travel and review supplier processes, machinery, fixtures and overall condition of their facility.
Safety Storage Inc. – 855 N. 5th St., Charleston, Illinois 61920 9/10 – 8/12
Work closely with Operations Manager on establishing timelines for scheduling receipt of
Manage Purchasing personnel and also responsible for coordinating our year-end physical
Continue to lower our cost of materials by providing annual steel usage, and working with both
existing and new suppliers to acquire product that will allow us either a cost reduction or cost
Instituted a VMI program by having a vending machine installed which provides 24 hour access
to small dollar materials eliminating potential down time.
Team Leader on 2 successful 5S Kaizen event.
Lean Manufacturing trainer on all future events.
Coordinate and advise Accounting on weekly payments to key suppliers. In addition lead
department meetings and sit in on weekly meetings with upper management.
Volt Services (Caterpillar) – 27th St. & Pershing Rd., Decatur, Illinois 62525 5/07- 12/08
Collaborate and work with suppliers on NPI projects to derive the most efficient and
economical way of manufacturing the part while staying within budgetary monies.
Acquire cost estimates and lead time from qualified suppliers for proto, pilot and production
build parts as well as production tooling.
Responsible for informing the suppliers of all engineering changes by conducting SameTime
collaboration meetings and would visit the supplier when necessary to verify project status.
Work with each supplier to establish timelines (Gantt Charts & PSO Schedules) for meeting
Caterpillar’s prototype, pilot and production build dates and follow their progress closely by
conducting weekly teleconference calls when necessary.
Work with GP in sourcing family parts to same supplier, therefore eliminating the total # of
suppliers needed and leveraging ourselves with our preferred suppliers.
Was part of the initial decision making process and the implementation of the TeamCenter
software package. Team Center encourages communication between departments by
requiring buy-in or sign-off’s from many internal departments prior to a part becoming viable.
Work closely with design engineers to develop workable models and then communicate with
the supply base to acquire their acceptance while maintaining Caterpillar’s high standards of
quality at a reasonable and fair price.
SPPC department was responsible for acquiring all information for the duration of the product
(PLM), from the design engineering, to building prototypes and then to final production as well
as the assembly process.
Green Valley Mfg. – 100 Green Valley Dr., Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549 9/06 - 4/07
Responsible for all facets of the product from the supervision of the engineering dept. to
efficiently manufacturing the product to final buy-off and delivery.
Prioritized production based on feedback from sales, engineering and accounting.
Lead weekly production meetings and initiated weekly meetings with all shop floor personnel.
Successful in implementing 5-S in both the shop and office areas.
Improved shop morale by having the stairs, break room and the entire interior shop floor walls
and ceiling painted which had not been done since the building had been constructed.
Increased much needed floor space by adding pallet racks and relocating machinery.
Initiated a VMI program for our large volume/small dollar fittings.
Also played a major role in the human resource department.
Henry Technologies – 701 S. Main St., Chatham, Illinois 62629 1/04 – 9/06
Commodities purchased: Steel tubing (2”-16”), brass forgings, steel forgings, bronze castings, cast
iron castings, stainless steel castings, machined valves and stems, stamped parts, filters, springs,
small fabricated parts, electric switches, gaskets, o-rings and fittings.
Material resource planning (MRP) via our BPCS software system was the primary source for
driving demand and procuring ‘BOM’ material.
Examined supplier base and increased the number of machine shops needed and consolidated
suppliers where appropriate.
Qualified and negotiated price and terms with new suppliers. Negotiated terms and increased
number of vendors offering open terms by over 100%.
Succeeded in outsourcing hundreds of machined valves utilizing both domestic and international
sources. Sourced material from Italy, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Mexico.
Wrote and introduced the 5S guidelines for the office area.
Established delivery priority and appropriate order quantities in conformance with supplier lead-
time and price breaks to ensure availability of parts for production usage as well as maximizing
Managed two directs and coordinate operations of the purchasing department that directly impact
the plant production objectives (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban and VMI) and quality requirements.
Developed and implemented a supplier rating system.
Played a major role in reducing inventory by 42% ($7M vs. $4M) over the 3 years.
Sourced two complete machined parts overseas and saved 30% & 66% from the original cost.
Analyzed staffing requirements and eliminated unnecessary costs (overtime) in my department.
Airfloat / HSI Systems, Inc. – 2230 Brush College Rd., Decatur, Illinois 62526
8/93 – 6/03 Purchasing/Materials Manager
Commodities purchased: Structural steel (angles, flat bar, channel, rd. bar and I-beams), steel
plate and sheets, pneumatic valves, air hoses, motors, engineered chain, drum pulleys, conveyor
belt, pillow block & flange bearings, machined keyed shafts and electrical equipment.
Initiated annual contracts where applicable and implemented a steel consignment program
supporting our laser machine operation.
In an effort to maximize margins, developed and issued an annual contract for the top 20 steel
commodity items. This had a major impact on the company’s profitability in 1995 and beyond.
Managed up to 5 directs and coordinated operations of the purchasing department that directly
impact the plant production objectives, cost constraints, and quality requirements. Supported all
continuous improvement ideas and programs. Material was procured via job packages/drawings.
Established and implemented supplier performance standards and evaluation.
Involved in writing the purchasing work instructions and implementing the procedures for our ISO
9000 quality system.
Managed the shipping and receiving departments as well as coordinated the end of year physical
inventory for six years.
Mueller Company – 500 W. Eldorado St., Decatur, Illinois 62522 1/88 – 5/93
Inside Sales Manager / Customer Service Representative
Part of the first centralized customer service/marketing department that was established in Decatur,
IL in 1988.
As customer service representative made trips to my key accounts in the Southeast region. These
meetings allowed for key customer personnel in the field to express any concerns or feedback
regarding quality of the product or customer service.
Supervised a staff of four customer service employees. Communicated regularly to the Sales
Manager, Sales Reps in the field and Upper Management.
Answered technical questions from customers, municipalities and engineers regarding Mueller’s
products appropriate uses and specifications.
Morgan Distribution - Decatur, Illinois (No Longer Operating) 8/86 – 1/88
Inside Sales Representative
Offered world class customer service.
Processed phoned in orders as well as faxed orders and followed them through our production
Expedited orders and would help load the truck if necessary to satisfy a customer’s needs.
Managed, coordinated and handled all branch transfers between our facility and two other
Played a lead role in year-end physical inventory.
Education Millikin University, Tabor School of Business, Decatur, Illinois 1986
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
6 Sigma Green Belt Certified
Computer Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, BPCS Software, Avante Software,
Experience Made 2 Manage Software, BAAN, Lotus Notes, Team Center/Workflow, IBM Lognet, EPIX,
SameTime and Application Sharing.