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Manager Continuous Improvement

Location:
Middletown, Ohio, United States
Salary:
150,000
Posted:
October 14, 2016

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James Fritts, Jr.

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www.linkedin.com/in/jamesfrittsjrtps/ acw11p@r.postjobfree.com

Lean Operations Transformation Leader

Develop Improved Processes, Saving Time, Money and Resources

Lean production control leader and coach of diverse team members that emphasizes methods which reduce inventory, lead-time and maximize resources. Known for driving continuous improvement across logistics and manufacturing operations based on business need and support of corporate goals and objectives. Collaborative, team leader, focusing on leveraging resources, and delivering high quality products.

Kaizen

Just-In-Time

Problem Solving

Logistics

Project Management

Budgeting

Experience

Hitachi Automotive Systems America Inc., Berea, KY Oct 2014 to Aug 2016

Senior Director, Production Control & Logistics

Led component ordering, production planning, inbound/outbound logistics and warehouse processes.

Reduced service part backlog 89%

Improved on-time delivery performance by reducing daily expedites 87%

Introduced smooth flow concept driving corporate initiative to implement smooth flow across entire facility.

TEREX CORPORATION, Westport, CT Jan 2013 to Oct 2014

Industrial Equipment Mfg.

Global Manager, Terex Business Systems (TBS)

Led Corporate Lean Group charged with driving direction of corporate lean initiatives.

Reduced Standard Work in Process 66% by implementing pull based internal logistics system.

Saved 85% of time during material receiving process by developing improved operating procedures.

Trained 300+ Terex employees in raw inventory reduction methods, supporting corporate raw material reduction initiative.

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TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NA, Erlanger, KY 1988 to 2013

Manager, Operations Management Development Division (OMDD)

Drove continuous improvement across Toyota North American Logistics and Manufacturing operations based on business need and support of corporate goals and objectives.

Realized $16M cost avoidance by leveraging logistics improvements and space utilization.

Spearheaded 98% reduction in excess inventory through coaching problem-solving PDCA cycle.

Improved operational efficiency by reducing line side part shortages 96% resulting in $2.3M cost savings.

Reduced 2 processes and 4 team members, implementing Kaizen vehicle performance flow.

Trained problem solving to Toyota suppliers, resulting in process ergonomic score improvement.

Implemented Standardized Work and stabilized vehicle processing across the United States.

TOYOTA – NEW UNITED MOTOR MFG. (NUMMI) 1988 to 2010

Joint Venture with General Motors, Fremont, CA

Manager, Production Control, Parts Management 2005 to 2010

Led section in ordering material, supporting daily vehicle production of 1,800 units.

Realized targets, managing phase out of model within budgeted 20% reduction in obsolescence.

Achieved zero part shortages during ramp-up of 326 suppliers.

Manager, Body Weld 2004 to 2005

Led 350 salary and hourly team members, producing 1,000 units per day across 2 shifts.

Drove efficiency from 93% to 96% by smoothing process work flow, resulting in reduced overtime.

Reduced 12 headcount, managing project, and automating internal logistics processes.

Manager, Production Control, Planning and Scheduling 2002 to 2004

Created vehicle and non-vehicle production plans based on customer orders and plant capacity. Monitored real-time actualization and created recovery plans as needed.

Optimized profitability $2.6M by strategically increasing high dollar option capability.

Increased profit by eliminating historic service part back orders.

Created challenging and successful ramp-up plans.

Additional Positions Held at Toyota:

TOYOTA – SUPPLIER SUPPORT CENTER (TSSC), Erlanger, KY

Operations Management Consultant

Introduced Toyota Production System to companies new to lean manufacturing. Implemented smooth-flow processes and Just-In-Time manufacturing methodologies.

Assistant Manager, Group Leader, Production Group Leader, Production Team Leader, Production Team Member

Education

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, California State University – East Bay / Hayward, Hayward, CA

http://www20.csueastbay.edu/



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