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Management Supply Chain

Chicago, IL
February 27, 2015

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. TPS / A3 Management

. Lean Manufacturing and Quality

. Process Improvement

. Supply Chain Strategy

. Change Leadership

. Strategic Planning (Hoshin Kanri)

. Operations Management

. Value Chain Integration

. Operational Excellence

. Team Building and Communication

. International Vendor Management

. Organizational Development



Aug. 2013- Director of Continuous Improvement, Pure Health Solutions, Inc.

Vernon Hills, Illinois


. Leading the organization's global continuous improvement

efforts in the areas of: manufacturing, distribution, sales and

marketing. Including all planning, organizing, directing and

execution of operational excellence activities.

. Facilitating executive level corporate strategy sessions

(Hoshin Planning) while overseeing execution of key initiatives

and tactical plans to achieve company goals.

. Creating KPI metrics to measure success of strategies against

1/3/12 month goals.

. Developing quarterly operation review criteria and data

collection methods to drive results and accountability at the

individual channel leader levels.

. Managing international value chain subsequent nation-wide

distribution networks within the continental US.

. Realizing a 40% reduction of global on-hand inventory

requirements in the first year.

. Facilitating a throughput time reduction projects for

manufacturing leading to a 36% increase in capacity.

. Facilitating inventory control initiatives that reduced

domestic inventory by 67%, and reducing shrink by 91% in the

first year.

. Developing a LEAN and LSS program for our manufacturing

facility that lead to a 66% reduction in year-over-year

warranty claims and returns due to quality issues; resulting in

$200k+ of annual savings.

. Change Agent and Champion of all continuous improvement

initiatives, driving idea management and employee empowerment.

. Conducting facility assessments and benchmarking tours to

establish best practices and entrench results through standard

work policies.

. Leading cross-functional teams to optimize our CRM and ERP

systems to leverage efficiencies in the process to reduce cycle

times and increase daily capacity and value-add per headcount.

Dec. 2012- Continuous Improvement Specialist, World's Finest Chocolate,

Inc. Chicago, Illinois

Aug. 2013

. Creating and implementing 5S program throughout the entire

production facility and development of the subsequent auditing

system allowing for sustainment of achieved results.

. Executing LSS Black Belt projects in operational areas of the

business to increase profitability with an extrapolated cost

savings of $557k same year and $780k reoccurring.

. Sponsoring and mentoring Green Belts on their Six Sigma

projects aimed at cost reduction and equipment reliability.

. Development of a facility wide GEMBA walk designed to solve

problems in real time and further our efforts in Continuous


. Developing Leader Standard Work to develop supervisors and a

problem solving culture through Coaching Katas and A3


. Leading Value Stream Mapping sessions to identify opportunities

for improvement and connect processes to achieve flow between

processes for our Model Line concept.

. Design and implementation of Kanban systems to reduce process

variation, WIP and raw materials inventory.

. Leading changeover reduction / SMED workshops to aimed to

reduce downtime and increase flexibility in meeting customer


Nov. 2010- Lean Engineer and Trainer, LuK USA, LLC. Wooster, Ohio

Dec. 2012

. Establishing a pilot Plan For Every Part (PFEP) database to

help facilitate the company's lean efforts.

. Facilitating re-organization of plant supermarkets in support

of new contracts.

. Developing FIFO lanes for intra-company parts to be shipped

internationally, while assisting in the development of tugger

routes and corresponding E-KANBAN system updates.

. Participating in Workshops regarding order to reestablish one

piece flow between sub-assembly and final assembly by mapping

processes for sub-assembly to determine bottlenecks and

calculating buffer stock for push cart supermarkets.

. Performing analytical time study to determine potential cost

and time savings of purchasing an Automated Guided Vehicle for

in-house material transportation resulting in $150 k + in

annual savings and ROI less than one year.

. Creating an inventory analysis document to show a daily/weekly

snapshot of current inventory levels and materials management's

utilization of company's assets mapping material flows.

. Participating in an integrated planning workshop to create a

Lighthouse Value Stream in order to optimize and standardize

processes from purchasing through operations to final customer.

. Computing optimal sequence wheel and associated lot sizes using

an Every Part Every Interval calculation.

. Total Productive Maintenance workshop resulting in an

improvement to Overall Equipment Effectiveness, increasing the

available capacity within the department while reducing the

overall labor cost per unit.

2008. Petty Officer 2nd Class, Hospital Corpsman, US Navy

. As Assistant Leading Petty Officer (ALPO) I assisted the LPO in

all administrative duties as well as performed bi-annual

performance evaluations that were both qualitative and

quantitative for between 25-30 junior personnel.

. Conducted mid-term counseling for between 25-30 junior

personnel to provide feedback on performance as well as areas

of strengths, weaknesses, and progress since their last annual

performance evaluation.


. Microsoft: Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Outlook, Access

( Minitab ( JMP Pro 10 (SAS)

. Zontec (SPC) ( SAP ( Dynamics GP (

Dynamics CRM ( Viso ( WennSoft (Service)


Dec. 2012 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Major: Supply Chain Management Minor: Business Management

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

Magna Cum Laude



2011 Member: Association for Operations Management (APICS)

2012 Member: American Society for Quality (ASQ)

2012 Certification: Six Sigma (Green Belt), Green Belt Sponsorship /

Mentor Training (2013)

2012 Certification: Project Management

2013 Certification: Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt)

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