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Supply Chain Customer Service

United States
October 12, 2016

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Ronald L. Thomas, Jr.

**** ******* **. **

Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (Gaines Township)

Home Phone 616-***-****

Cell Phone 616-***-****

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SAP Supply Chain Specialist

June 2012 – Present Benteler Automotive Holland, MI

-Manage production cells to ensure PPAP and prototype manufacturing requirements are met.

-Logistics representative for production launch control and implementation.

-Logistics representative for engineering change control and management.

-Manage all purchased parts scheduling agreements and weekly releases for production.

-Manage subcontracted parts scheduling agreements, weekly releases and transportation of these materials to and from suppliers.

-SAP system specialist for engineering change, cost control and planning functions.

-Plan and purchase all card board for service packaging requirements.

-Plan and schedule the forge production area complete. Customer deliveries to raw material.

Production Control Planner/Buyer – Contract Position

March 2012 - June 2012 M.W. Watermark, Inc. Holland, MI

-Manage sub-item manufacturing process, sub-contract suppliers and purchase of components for final press assembly operations.

-Develop and control work order release process to the production floor to coincide with customer requirements and company goals.

-Perform daily packing and shipping of parts orders per customer request.

Senior Production Planner/Scheduler – Contract Position

June 2011-January 2012 Siemens Water Technologies Holland, MI

-Validate material master files, routing files and bills of materials in SAP.

-Negotiate delivery schedules with project management, input and manage engineering changes and updates.

-Scheduling to capacity plan, creating and releasing production orders to the floor.

Operations/Material Manager

January 2010-February 2011 Center Manufacturing Inc. Wayland, MI

-Manage all materials group functions, including purchasing, production scheduling and shipping.

-Managed inventory turns to achieve company goals.

-Responsible for meeting company inventory targets and initiatives.

-Implemented Vendor Managed Inventory solutions for shop floor consumables (MRO) and hardware.

Senior Production Planner

August 2006-November 2009 L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems Muskegon, MI

-Planning production, work orders for Turret Drive manufacturing and new customer products.

-Cross functional leadership with all divisions within the organization to accomplish production goals, reduce costs, and improve efficiency ratings.

-MRP Planning and rescheduling of turret drive assembly and all related machining cells to achieve lean manufacturing rubrics.

-Implementation Vendor Managed Inventory programs.

Supply Chain Specialist – Material Resource Planner – Contract Position

May 2006-August 2006 Alticor Ada, MI

-Production planning, purchasing and generating work orders.

-Project management of key customer accounts dealing directly with customer management.

-MRP and fulfillment of company objectives.

-Assisted Purchasing Department in the expedition of vendor supplied products.

Plant Master Scheduler / Material Resource and Production Planner

1996-2006 Siemens (formerly Rapistan Systems) Grand Rapids, MI

-Plant Master Scheduler

-Allocation and reporting of labor to optimize efficiency ratings.

-Master scheduling of the entire Eastern Avenue facility including forecasting, scheduling, cost reduction and quality assurance.

-Weekly and bi-weekly meetings with every department within the company to streamline all production goals.

-Managerial Experience 18 employees – all aspects of supply chain

-Material Resource and Production Planner

-MRP and production planning of powder-coat paint line, assembly operations, welding and machining cells.

-Master data configuration including bill of material review, part number creation, product change orders and distribution of all changes to management and distribution of all new revisions to production cells.

-Creation and monitoring of all material routings to optimize management and production deadlines.

-Field Order Processing for Manufacturing

Production Control Specialist

1994-1996 HME, Incorporated Wyoming, MI

-Sourcing and procurement of production line consumables.

-Manufactured versus Purchased part analysis

-Vendor selection and price negotiation to assure cost reduction and increased quality.

-Establish ordering points, safety stock and negotiate vendor managed inventory.

-Automated the processing of customer orders and production plans.

Lean Manufacturing Expert

-ISO Company internal auditor and facility ISO Officer.

-Creation and review of all company ISO documents.

-Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing Green Belt Certification.

-Continuous Improvement Team Leader.


1981-1986 Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI

-B.A.S. Industrial Technology

-Minors in Drafting and Management

Software Knowledge

-Microsoft Office Suite


-SAP Power User


-JD Edwards MRP/ERP Software

-Manugistics Fulfillment Planning Software

-INFOR Visual Manufacturing Software

Additional Training

-APICS Basic Supply Chain Management

-APICS Advanced Blue Print Training

-United States ITAR Contract Management Training

-Dale Carnegie Training

-Hale Fire Pump Certified Technician

-Customer Service Training

-Corrective Action Training

-Time Management Training

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