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Inventory Control/Materials Manager/Buyer

Mesa, Arizona, United States
December 28, 2015

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Keith DeBerry

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Mesa, AZ 85202



Results driven individual with proven experience with scheduling in lean manufacturing that added value.

Excellent attention to details, ability to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure.

Critical thinker with excellent analytical abilities to drive improvement.

Solid planning, organizational, leadership, and administrative skills.

Computer proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Project, and QuickBooks).

Recognized for good written and oral communication skills by supervisor and team members.


Production Inventory Control Analysis II

Mandall Barrierworks LLC Chandler, AZ June 2015 – October 2015

Reviewed cycle count reporting and assisted in reconciling discrepancies.

Reported necessary information to the Materials Manager to ensure the accuracy of inventory is maintained including spreadsheets, charts/graphs, etc.

Created and maintained Inventory Control spreadsheets and/or data bases (Made-2-Manage, Access, etc.) to track and control inventory.

Supported daily Operations needs related to BOM review from a Materials perspective.

Coordinated Physical Inventories with Finance, Production, Engineering and any other support groups.

Shipping/Receiving Clerk

Aspen Optical Mesa, AZ January 2015 – May 2015

Received and counted stock items and recorded data on computer system.

Kitted and packed stock item for shipping and recorded data on the computer system.

Inventory Specialist

Aviall, Inc. Tempe, AZ October 2014 – December 2014

Verified inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stocks.

Investigated discrepancies and adjusted orders.

Inventory Auditor

RGIS LLC Mesa, AZ January 2014 – September 2014

Audited the inventory for establishments and determined scope of investigation required.

Reported to management about asset utilization and audit results.

Buyer Coordinator

Republic Services, Inc. Phoenix, AZ June 2013 – August 2013

Solicited bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.

Determined if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs.

Contacted suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.

Prepared, maintained, and reviewed purchasing files, reports and price lists.

Compared prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.

Inventory Control/Materials Manager

Nivisys Industries LLC Tempe, AZ April 2006 – March 2011

Coordinated an increase in inventory from $10 Million to $40 Million during 3 year period. This included a successful building expansion (relocation) and organization.

Implemented Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) system indicating locations of all materials in Inventory, Production, Sales, Engineering, and Shipping that ensured material availability and minimized waste.

Supported project management by reviewing Sales Orders, generating Bill of Materials (BOM), reviewing specifications, drawings, and Engineering Change Orders (ECO), developing short and long term inventory projections that maintained inventory levels per budget, setting up the weekly Master Production Schedule (MPS) that directed materials into Production and included tracking assemblies and subassemblies, and completing pull sheets. This included weekly reports to the management team.

Analyzed and reported inventory levels that reduced risks from slow moving or obsolete materials.

Maintained records of materials ordered and received that ensured accuracy of quantitative history.

Recorded production data, including volume produced and consumption of raw materials.

Conducted periodic cycle counts and year-end audits that averaged less than 1% variance.

Buyer/Sales Engineer

DEP, Inc. Tempe, AZ July 2003 – December 2005

Ziemer and Associates, Inc. Tempe, AZ January 1994 – June 2003

Negotiated contracts with vendors and customers that achieved optimum best purchase and sale prices consistent with quality and quantity requirements.

Created Request for Proposals (RFP) for vendors, evaluated their quotations, and issued Purchase Orders.

Evaluated Request for Proposals (RFP) from customers, created quotations, and received Sales Orders.

Compared prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.

Planned, scheduled, and prepared purchase orders for raw materials, components, supplies, and services from requisitions and order level prompts.

Monitored backlogs, generated on-time delivery reports, and reconciled supplier issues in a timely and professional manner. This included expediting shipments to assure proper delivery.

Maintained inventory levels consistent with lean manufacturing supply chain principles.


B.S. Electrical Engineering Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 1992

CCL Business Management Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 2012

CCL Supply Chain Management Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 2013

CCL Project Management Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 2014

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