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Customer Service Supply Chain

Putney, Vermont, 05346, United States
October 13, 2016

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Brenda DeMaestri

Putney, Vermont ***** 802-***-****

Logistics & Supply Chain Professional, SCMP

Supply Chain Planning, Inventory Management, Improving Efficiencies and Cost Savings

Driven, detail-oriented professional with experience in all aspects of project management, inventory management, production / assembly operations, and scheduling coordination. Proven track record of consistently scheduling production, controlling inventory flow, and managing logistics and operations, meeting shipping deadlines. Implement process improvements resulting in cost savings through improved inventory management processes and effective use of operating expenditures. Lead by example and execute effective training, exceeding organizational goals.

Areas of Expertise

Production Scheduling Inventory Management Demand Analysis Root Cause Analysis

File & Database Management MRP / ERP Microsoft Office Suite

Staff Training & Development Strategic Planning


MBA Degree, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

BS Degree, Management, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT

APICS CPIM Certification: Estimated completion date of May 2017

Microsoft Certification: Word and Excel

U.S. Air Force, Information Management

Professional Experience

GE HEALTHCARE., Troy, NY (Sunrise Systems Inc.) 2016

Logistics Technician

Responsible for material and logistics, including receiving, inspecting, packaging, delivery, and shipping of final product, direct and indirect materials, and equipment in support of XRD business initiatives.

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Rensselaer, NY (Linium Staffing Solutions) 2016

Drug Supply Coordinator, Supply Chain

Maintain shelf-life information on all products, gather data, and assign shelf-life value. Maintain history of allocation of material and manufacturing yield; create batch analysis when necessary for Biological License Application. Maintain accurate information in database, schedules and spreadsheets. Assist in coordinating shipments; maintain shipping schedule, create monthly shipping and distribution reports for clinical and commercial products.

CRANE & CO., North Adams, MA 2015

Planner, Stationery Division

Planned and released Work Orders (WO) for both Boxed Finished Good (FG) items and Personalized Component items which supported sales according to forecast detail, actual sales history, ABC analysis, inventory on hand, Kanban signals, and seasonality of demand analysis. Release all work orders via input/output control methods, maintaining level work load for production operations. Performed related activities, including product life cycle planning, supply chain team meetings, team/project meetings, and continuous improvement.

Served as key player in Kanban improvement project, saving minimum of $500K in 1st 6-months through inventory analysis, lot size reductions, and lead time adjustments.

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BIMBO BAKERIES INC., Albany, NY (Linium Staffing Solutions) 2014

Planning & Inventory Control Specialist

Created Preventative Maintenance (PM) orders and tracking PM tasks, equipment failures, and other maintenance related tasks that ensured FDA compliance. Conducted inventory counts, including organizing, labeling, and auditing. Reconciled discrepancies between physical count and MRP system.

NSK STEERING SYSTEMS INC., Bennington, VT 2010 – 2013

Production Control Specialist

Worked as primary contact for 46 material suppliers. Scheduled mass production for 12 individual production lines, 20 sub-assembly lines, and service part production lines. Managed inventory schedule for long lead time and parts in route from overseas suppliers. Developed inventory tracking system for long lead time materials and external secondary processing.

Saved $2.3M in 1-year by reducing in-house inventory provided through overseas suppliers.

Reduced annual inventory losses from 3.5% to 2% by implementing process improvements in inventory management, supply chain flow, and scheduling.

APPLEJACK ART PARTNERS, Manchester, VT 2006 – 2009

Archive Manager

Supervised 5 employees. Archived and tracked more than 70K digital images. Fulfilled customer orders and provided training to new employees on proper use of specialized digital imaging equipment. Ensured orders for Art Licensing Division were completed and to client within 48-hours

MACK MOLDING, Arlington, VT 2004 – 2006

Inventory Analyst / Production Planner

Developed and maintained 6-day production schedule, assigned labor, and forecasted production needs. Communicated with purchasing, customer service, and outside facilities for materials. Completed daily inventory transactions based on production, cycle counts, and customer orders.

Reduced manpower hours transporting inventory from warehouse to production floor and improved personal production by supervising structure and implementation of Kanban inventory restocking system which had inventory near workstations.

Accounted for high-volume and expensive inventory using Kanban system and improved cycle counting methods, reducing losses. Managed inventory for company’s $6M production line.

Reviewed inventory on production floor daily and aided where necessary, eliminating stock outs and work stoppages while overseeing daily flow of inventory for up to 80 assemblies using more than 1K components.

Met production goals by assigning personnel and resources to appropriate production lines in absence of Material Manager and Finishing Department Manager.

Additional Professional Experience

KB TOYS INC., Pittsfield, MA, Store Replenisher

EZIBA.COM, North Adams, MA, Liquidation Coordinator, Retail Inventory & Auction Manager

Professional Development, Affiliations, and Awards

Member Council Supply Chain Management Professionals

Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal

Strategic Air Command (SAC) Superior Performer Award

Commander’s Superior Performance Award

Past Finance Officer, American Legion Post 160, Adams, MA, 2014 – 2015

Past Commander, American Legion Post 13, Bennington, VT, 2010

Past Senior Vice Commander, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4, Bennington, VT, 2008 – 2010

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