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Manager Continuous Improvement

Location:
Jackson, New Jersey, United States
Posted:
December 28, 2015

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Ken Sardy

*** ********* ****

Jackson, NJ *****

732-***-**** acsxik@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Manager with emphasis on productivity improvement, cost containment, customer satisfaction and quality assurance. Recognized for incorporating a hands-on approach to personnel development and engagement, fostering a cohesive team environment. Expertise and demonstrated strengths in identifying opportunities to drive maximal production results with immediate impact.

Operational Excellence

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Kaizen Leader

Change Agent

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Visual Management

Cell Creation

AutoCAD LT

Time Studies

Process Mapping

DOE

MS Office

Plant layout

Standard Work

5S

MS Project

MiniTab

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DEJANA TRUCK & UTILITY EQUIPMENT, Cinnaminson, NJ 5/2014 – 10/2014

Operations Manager

• Manage all functions and staff at location

• Implemented Lean principles to increase through-put and streamline processes; vehicle location system

• Increased production 50% over previous year

• Review and modify production schedule to meet customer requirements

ANDERSEN CORPORATION No. Brunswick, NJ 2013 – 2014

(Accepted better opportunity)

Production Manager

● Support and drive Continuous Improvement from procurement to delivery

● Exceeded previous production record by 200 units

● Review production schedules to identify and resolve potential production delays

● Coach and mentor team members to achieve company initiatives for Safety, Quality,

Delivery, Cost and Team development

CENTRAL GARDEN AND PET, Neptune City, NJ 2011 – 2013

(Reorganization)

Plant Manager/Continuous Improvement Manager

Led site transformation to Operational Excellence. Conducted Kaizen events.

Completed LSS DMAIC project for savings of $312K, eliminating secondary production operation.

Increased production 33% by semi-automating annealing equipment.

Mentored new Belt candidate, improving machine OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by 30%.

Responsible for Quality Control, Sanitation, HACCP and GMP in FDA regulated facility

Implemented and trained staff in 5S, improving 5S audit scores by 41%.

Reduced setup time by 62%, from 2 hours to 45 minutes, by leading SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) event.

Drove Standard Work event that created cell and reduced walking distance by 6 miles per week.

Maximized productivity through VRK (Variation Reduction Kaizen) event, resulting in 68% increase.

Consolidated production and packaging operations into 1 building through implementation and leadership of 3P event.

Achieved $200K in savings by leading Standard Work event, reducing product cycle time.

Led Lean Leader Kaizen to train supervisors in Lean principles, resulting in $56K initial savings.

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GENTEK BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC., Avenel, NJ 2009 – 2011

(Division sold)

Production and Continuous Improvement Manager

Led Continuous Improvement projects.

Reorganized warehouse, reducing travel distance by 40%.

Established KPIs and implemented LDM (Lean Daily Management), resulting in productivity gain of 28%. Scheduled machines and assigned staff.

Increased fill-rate from 80% to 94% by leading SMED event.

NATIONAL REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING PRODUCTS, INC., Bensalem, PA 2006 – 2008

(Business decline)

Plant Manager

Mentored production staff to meet / exceed schedule and satisfy customer requirements.

Crossed-trained and engaged staff, increasing weekly output 25% from 300 to 375 units, and setting record of 408 units.

Implemented system to ID operators in need of additional training, reducing defects by 70%.

Improved assembly process, reduced labor cost by 17%, and eliminated defects 100% through Continuous Improvement and cost reduction efforts.

Rearranged door assembly operation, reducing travel distance by 80%.

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, Monroe Township, NJ 2004 – 2005

(Company relocated)

Location Manager (GM)

Managed all functions and operations of the division. Drove continuous improvement.

Consolidated and moved 2 divisions into new location, savings $275K in redundant functions.

Completed plant and equipment layout of new facility with AutoCAD, reducing space requirement 35%.

Increased productivity 30% through better material flow.

LIGHTOLIER, INC., Edison, NJ 2002 – 2004

(Accepted better opportunity)

Production Manager

Managed and directed all employees and operations.

Interacted daily with Sales Department in satisfying customer requirements; modified schedules as necessary.

Received Sales accommodation for achieving special delivery requirements during snow storm.

Integrated new products into production; established methods and standards, equipment and tooling.

Increased output 25% by using Industrial Engineering practices and Lean principles.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC., Elizabeth, NJ 1981 – 2001

(Company relocated)

Continuous Improvement Manager

Facilities Manager

New Product Project Manager

Production Manager

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

EDUCATION

BS, Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ



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