Dynamic Leader and Supply Chain Operations Strategist with a 20+ year record of achievement in driving cost savings opportunities and efficiency improvements through the effective management of people, processes, and technology.
Director of Global Logistics and Demand Planning
Infinity Global, Danville Virginia - January 2013 to Present
Directed strategic Logistics Operations (11 global distribution centers) for a global retail distributor.
Reduced ocean freight costs by 15% through RFP process, renegotiation and container optimization.
Reduced parcel freight spend by 10% through effective re-negotiation with carriers.
Improved customer lead times in Italy and the Middle East from 5+ days to next day, while reducing freight and storage costs by 25%.
Implemented new inventory management strategy that improved out of stock position to less than 1 percent, while reducing working capital costs.
Re-structured the internal Supply Chain organization to include position rationalization, normalization of job titles and job descriptions, standardized training, mentoring.
Created and implemented the corporate supply chain KPI (key performance indicator) program to grade and effectively manage suppliers, carriers, and service to internal and external customers.
Regional Manager of Supply Chain – America’s Region
Essel Propack America, Danville, Virginia - March 2007 to December 2012
Managed Sourcing / Purchasing and Logistics for 4 world-class factories in the United States, Mexico, and Colombia.
Cut 7 million USD in direct spend in the first year thru supplier re-negotiations and improved sourcing.
Lead a sustainable packaging (recycling) project, resulting in a 1 million USD annual savings (ongoing).
Lead the Procurement and I.T. portion of an ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Reduced inventory on hand by 7.5 million USD, thru value stream mapping and collaborative planning.
Lead the re-design and implementation of Essel Propack’s global sourcing program.
Project Leader for the design and implementation of a world-class warehouse management system (WMS)
Lead a Lean Six Sigma Project that improved customer on-time shipments from 76% to > 99%
Established a supplier scoring program, which improved on-time receipt of goods by 21% in the first year.
Supply Chain Manager
Andrew Pearson Industries, Dongguan, China - February 2004 to March 2007
Managed Supply Chain Operations in 12 furniture factories in China (Lived in Dongguan, China).
Developed extensive Asian sourcing program, which reduced lead times, costs, and improved quality.
Reduced costs by over $550,000 USD in the first year via product re-design projects.
Reduced ocean freight costs by more than $400,000 USD per year through packaging re-designs and container optimization.
Improved out of stock rate from +/- 20% to less than 1%, while reducing inventory investment.
BCJ Transportation and Logistics, Mount Airy NC - January 1999 to February 2004
Managed daily operations for a domestic trucking company.
Reduced fuel costs by 5% by implementing satellite tracking, standardizing onboard computer setups for trucks, and driver training for efficient fuel consumption.
Managed the purchase of new trucks and trailers, as well as the sale of existing equipment.
Supply and Logistics Technician
United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg NC - 1991 to 1999
Airborne paratrooper Assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, which is the largest rapid deployment combat unit in the United States military. Consequently, the 82nd Airborne has one of the most complex and fastest paced supply chains in the world. Honorably discharged.
Infinity Global Stewardship Foundation - 2014 – Present
Board member for a non-profit, philanthropic organization that provides the means for access to clean water, food, shelter, and adequate living conditions for people from all cultures and nationalities.
Committee Member – Management and Marketing Curriculum Advisory Committee
Danville Community College - 2012 – Present
Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Administration
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina - 1997
Professional Development Courses:
ISO 9001 Auditor Certification, Danville Community College; Project Management Certification, Virginia Partnership for Manufacturing; Six Sigma Certification, Villanova University
US Army Supply and Logistics School (exceeds CPM / CPSM certification); US Army Airborne School; US Army Ranger School, Multiple courses on leadership