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Engineer Engineering

San Francisco, CA
April 20, 2016

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Sharae Corlew

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Twinsburg, OH 44087


Swagelok Company SOLON, OH

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Developed processes to insource products from outside suppliers to our China facility in order to reduce overall external spending by $2.3 million and utilize available capacity

Led value stream mapping and kaizen events at our Switzerland facility that increased capacity by over 50% and eliminated the need to add a 3rd shift to the operation

Analyzed capacity requirements that included forecast volumes, 5% growth potential, and insourced products over the next 5 years to project our equipment, labor and facility needs for our China facility. This analysis led to purchasing 16 additional pieces of equipment that will completely fill the current building by 2017

Manage team of project, quality and manufacturing engineers that will execute and deliver assigned projects as defined in project contract objectives and deliverables including equipment procurement, process development and quality plans

Boehringer Ingelheim-Ben Venue Labs BEDFORD, OH

2012-2014 Industrial Engineering Manager

Interviewed, hired and on-boarded Industrial Engineers to establish an Industrial Engineering department to accomplish the initial onset of contemporary standards for direct and indirect labor

Collaborated with engineering and operations to determine the best use of facilities, equipment, and people for the most cost efficient and optimal production methods

Developed manufacturing standards for products that included labor, materials, and machine cycle times for the existing ERP system and aligned data for future migration to SAP

Created and implemented labor models for indirect labor resource planning for quality, supply chain, engineering and maintenance departments


2010-2012 Industrial Performance Specialist

Managed cross-functional teams on projects that reduce costs and standardize processes across nine factories. Projects included centralized meat processing and labor benchmarking that saved $2MM

Tracked and measured OEE and performance metrics for several factories. Assisted factories in DMAIC problem solving and lean deployment to meet stretch targets and drive improvement in performance and efficiency

Performed detailed cost analysis and capacity constraint studies to support factory improvements for existing and new innovation/renovation launches of products and equipment.


2009-2010 Focused Improvement Pillar Leader

Completed loss tree analysis, prioritized losses and executed sustainable kaizen approach to eliminate losses in throughput, downtime, supply chain waste and quality. Identified $30 MM in losses

Led over 50 kaizen events to eliminate 35% loss reduction in downtime and supply chain waste

Trained kaizen approach to all levels of employees. Measured and tracked number of kaizen projects initiated and overall salary and hourly employee involvement.

Leveraged cross functional team’s strength to solve problems with root cause analysis and problem solving tools


2005-2009 Industrial Engineering Manager

Developed annual budget and forecast that included required labor resources and overtime plan for 1600 employees. Improved $200 MM budget costs by 10% in 2009. Measured accuracy to plan daily and adjusted as needed to meet monthly forecast

Evaluated and implemented 4 day operating plan for factory that improved throughput, absenteeism, overtime and saved $600,000 per year

Initiated and implemented manufacturing projects that improved throughput, uptime and/or manpower utilization. Implemented $4.2 million in savings in 2007

Managed staff of four Industrial Engineers in unionized facility including hiring, performance evaluations, coaching and training

Direct liaison to Corporate IE and financial planners for long term strategic planning. Developed cost model to close factory and transfer over 600 employees to other locations in 2010

DDI Facilitator certified to teach over 60 subjects on leadership, change, conflict resolution and team building

1998-2005 Advanced Industrial Engineer

Identified and implemented $1.7 million in cost reduction initiatives in 2005 by optimizing workstations, establishing labor standards using standardized data, time and motion studies.

Demonstrated abilities in cycle-time reduction and process improvements by use of lean manufacturing, work measurement, material flow and capacity analysis. Implemented $2 million in savings for lean improvements in inventory movement and line-side inventory optimization and line balancing.

1995-1998 General Electric Lighting Company CLEVELAND, OH

Automotive Components Engineer

Managed component suppliers to continuously deliver new and existing products on-time, within budget and specification. Led initiative to switch from GE Plastics to Amoco Plastics due to product quality, competitive advantage and cost savings of $600,000 annually.

Led stamping supplier initiative to redesign component to eliminate outsourced secondary crimping process to save $2.5 million annually

Led coating supplier initiative to redevelop coating formula to reduce blacktop surface variations

Responsible for the technical expertise and development of entire product lines of automotive lighting components. Responsibilities included equipment specification and procurement, product design, financial feasibility and capacity analysis.

Achieved Six Sigma Black Belt Certification-major project reduced blacktop material surface variability on auto lamps by use of DMAIC, DOE and final control with SPC

Frequently interfaced with customers on several levels of communication and management. Topics covered severe quality excursions, new business opportunities, product improvements and monthly business updates.

3M Company

1993-1995 Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader MENTOR, OH

Led team of engineering resources to achieve cost goals and continuous improvement through productivity, process, ergonomic and quality improvements in a plastic injection-molding environment.

1991-1993 Process Engineer MENTOR, OH

Championed cross-functional team to develop comprehensive action plans to address key product quality issues.

Implemented and audited procedural documentation for QS9000 certification.

1989-1991 Industrial Engineer ST. PAUL, MN

Concentrated focus on layout design and implementation that optimized space utilization and efficiency. Designs included workstations, integrated manufacturing cells, warehouses and entire manufacturing plants.



Master of Business Administration August 2006


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering May 1989

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