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Supply Chain Management

Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
October 12, 2016

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Keith Vollbrecht

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Moorhead, MN ***60




An adept Supply Management Professional with experience in Materials Management, Planning/Scheduling, procurement, and Supply Chain Management. Successfully meets corporate goals and objectives drawing on strong technical skills, knowledge, and training. A diplomatic negotiator who reduces costs by working with carriers ensuring timely deliveries, and manage resources to reach the company's objective. Drives company-wide implementation of new programs and business plan activities using excellent communication skills to motivate cross-functional business partners.


Personnel Management

Leadership and Teamwork Skills

Cost Reductions

Business Partner Relationships

Vendor Management

Project Management

Supplier Performance Reviews (SPR)

Inventory Management


Cost Analysis

Excellent Written/Verbal Skills

Problem Solving Skills


John Deere Electronic Solutions, Fargo, ND 2012 - 2016

Supply Chain Integration Specialist / Senior Prototype Buyer

Responsible for ensuring correct purchasing parameters are entered into and correct in various purchasing systems.

SCI Specialist (May 2012 - Sept. 2013) - Assisted on development and maintenance of new Quality Plan system

Interface daily with Program Mangers on rolling up costs and various gateway reports to ensure correct pricing is loaded in all systems.

Align with all Supply Chain Personnel in gathering quotes, lead time, supplier, and pricing information.

Was assigned to take over manager's projects while she was on maternity leave

Senior Prototype Buyer (Sept. 2013 - June 2016) - Create POs and ensure correct level of inventory is on hand at all times, both tooling and materials

Investigate and purchase alternate materials as needed to keep projects on time and under budget

Responsible for average of $15M in spend per year supporting 100+ project builds per year

DMI Industries, Fargo, ND 2010 - 2012 Master Production Scheduler/Logistics

Responsible for controlling and developing Master Production Schedules for three international plants; reported this information directly to Senior Managers to make decisions that affect course of entire company. Developed systems that calculated and tracked available inventory based on variable projections for Supply Chain managers.

Developed new production reporting methods comparing various databases for three different plants

Manage MRP system to ensure correct information is being directed to company buyers

Create, manage, and maintain work and sales orders in JD Edwards/Oracle for new projects and engineering change orders for three locations

Work closely with logistics vendors on expediting materials as well as various special projects as required

Track and report on logistics spending company wide; work with vendors and DMI personnel to minimize logistics spending

Analyze and report on engineering changeovers to minimize obsolete inventory

Work closely with Supply Chain Managers to reduce inventory based on a variable and evolving schedule.

J.M. Smucker's, Fargo, ND 2009-2010

Logistics Coordinator

Purchasing agent responsible for all incoming and outgoing shipments including hazardous material shipments for entire plant, managing 2-3 staff members, created and tracked purchase orders for all raw materials coming into plant. Manage and maintain main warehouse and 2 additional off-site warehouses.

Develop new and existing quality vendor relationships while coordinating with corporate personnel

Minimize costs by developing contracts, relationships, and working closely with local carriers and all indirect material vendors

Minimize obsolete materials by coordinating inventory levels during plant closure. Without production changes; was able to come in $68,000 under budget

Optimize new and existing products while working closely with Product Development

Reduced inventory costs by 26% by leading teams to implement LEAN Manufacturing tools

Ability to finish year below budget every year while developing monthly and yearly budgets

Ensure correct inventory levels are reflected in systems by maintaining MRP and SRP systems; tracking and reconciling any destroyed materials throughout plant; auditing, maintaining, and reconciling inventory cycle count system; and produce and analyze daily, weekly, and monthly reports

Synchronize new indirect purchasing system with warehouse by developing and maintaining new receiving system for all indirect materials

Sustain proper inventory levels on all finished goods across four national distribution centers by developing and maintaining weekly and monthly production schedules

Amity Technology, Fargo, ND 2008

Materials Management Assistant

Tracked orders for service parts department to ensure replacement parts were received in a timely manner without interfering with production. Managed 4 staff members

Reduced inventory and waste by developing, implementing, and maintaining new warehouse inventory system using LEAN Manufacturing tools

Streamlined purchasing and receiving systems by processing and receiving material orders along with purchase orders

Ensured customer satisfaction by tracking parts sold to outside vendors and producing shipping papers for customer orders

Assisted purchasing department and ensured correct and timely deliveries by tracking purchase orders, entering cost information, and maintaining purchase order filing system

Comstock Construction, Inc., Wahpeton, ND 2005-2007

Project Manager

Managed up to 15 laborers and craftsman and indirectly managed up to 75 subcontractors, laborers, installers, and craftsman. Coordinated subcontractors and laborers, material, and equipment needs.

Developed project management skills through tracking accurate, completed, and current costs; budget; purchase orders; and schedules


BS, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota


APICS RRIV Chapter Vice President of Education

Completed various college classes in Engineering, International Management, Project Management

Microsoft Office software, CADD software programs


Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Member of APICS - The Association for Operations Management


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