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Supply Chain Manager

Location:
Marrero, Louisiana, 70072, United States
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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Greg J. LaCaze

**** **** ********* *****

Harvey, Louisiana 70058

(C) 504-***-****

acw9x0@r.postjobfree.com (Please see Entergy experience toward the bottom of this document)

SUMMARY

I am a purchasing, logistics and supply chain manager with over twenty years of achievement at both the line and corporate, staff levels. I am a life-long learner, customer and technologically focused, with an ability to adapt to changing environments. I have a strong record of accomplishment in new business design, process implementation, customer service, and training.

PROFILE

Over twenty years of experience functioning in Materials, Purchasing, Transportation Management, Warehousing, Inventory, and Logistical capacities.

Experienced in the leadership of others, in both military and civilian environments.

Accustomed to responsibility; Self-motivated.

Proficient in Oracle / PeopleSoft, PowerPoint, Access, Word and Excel. Some experience with SAP platforms.

Superior customer relation skills.

Strong background in training, development, scheduling and motivation of personnel.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Perceptive in recognizing the causes of problems and creative in finding solutions to them.

Fifteen years of experience as a manager in a variety of work situations.

EDUCATION

University of New Orleans - B.A. – Marketing/Communications - 1989

U.S. Army School of Logistics - (Secret Clearance)

U.S. Army School of Hazardous Cargo

WORK EXPERIENCE

Pacorini Logistics

New Orleans, LA Supply Chain Logistics Manager (Position Eliminated) 12/13 – 12/15

Managed all supply chain operations to include process implementation, project management, regulatory compliance, maintenance, scheduling, configuration, personnel, systems enhancement and new construction.

Coordinated all transportation and drayage, over the road, multi modal, cross docking, reverse logistics, warehousing and trans-loading operations nationwide. I had responsibility for five logistics/dispatch personnel, thirty-five truck drivers and nine warehouse employees.

I oversaw all D.O.T. compliance for an asset and owner operator based truck fleet.

I used my extensive multi modal contract negotiation and contract management experience to negotiate new agreements to leverage corporate freight volume resulting in reduced transportation costs and maximized operational efficiency.

I oversaw a load board based brokerage to assist in maintaining one hundred per cent load volume for Pacorini’s private fleet.

My group managed all inbound and outbound port container cargo stemming from contracts with a major U.S. coffee roaster and other commodities secured by spot contracts.

I worked closely with Pacorini’s in house customs broker to ensure customs compliance and timely release of all client cargo.

I coordinated with the traffic group to monitor all free time and to minimize demurrage exposure.

I ensured that all contractual scope related details on the vendor and client side were met and carried out to exceed the internal and external client’s expectations.

I presented all cost saving and performance enhancement initiatives and measurement results of key performance indicators to senior mgmt.

RPC, Inc.

Houma, LA Strategic Sourcing /Supply Chain / Inventory Manager 3/12 – 12/13

I provided regional, national and global supply chain guidance, project management, inventory and logistics leadership at a corporate level for this oilfield services company.

I coached and mentored a staff of three professionals who were responsible for scheduling raw materials and finished goods in a timely manner in order to fill bill of material requests that would be used to manufacture finished assemblies. I maintained a logistical focus on all sand and chemical inventory moved by ocean, truck and rail.

I analized stock run rates on bulk sand and chemicals. Determine necessary steps to ensure availability domestically. I played a key role in managing all private fleet rail car shipments from our Wisconsin sand mining facility to multiple points in the U.S. I managed car movement with RMI software system.

I operated with a “First In, First Out” mindset. I identified obsolete SKU’s and determined a use for that inventory.

I negotiated supply chain contracts that leverage volume to improve service and reduce costs.

I managed all return material authorizations and processes for “kitting” of raw material into finished product. Managed customs clearance for all inbound finished product from China.

I also managed company inventory residing in 3PL warehouses located in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Australia, Brazil and China.

I accounted for all inventory entries to include purchase in, transfers, returns to inventory, etc… into inventory management system.

I was responsible for month end inventory accounting and financial reconciliation.

I coordinated with purchasing to provide accurate forecasting of parts and bulk sand and chemicals. I oversaw logistics of inbound inventory and managed all transportation modes (rail, barge and truck). I monitored PAR levels of all inventories.

Apex Logistics

New Orleans, LA Logistics /Supply Chain Mgmt. / Consultant /Agent 7/01 – 6/11

Owned and managed a business that provided logistical consulting, supply chain management and freight products to consumer driven, industrial, oilfield (upstream and downstream) and utility accounts. Provided project management guidance for key clients.

Provided expertise in domestic and global markets. Sold same day, next day and deferred freight products to industry. Filled logistical gaps up and down the supply chain.

Responsible for maintaining existing as well as generating new market share.

Provided turnkey service to atypical freight clients. Provided order fulfillment and packaging services. Handled container de-consolidation, reverse logistics, cross-docking and warehousing.

Filled logistical gaps in supply chain for niche market clients e.g., customs clearance, door to door delivery of expedited air freight, turnkey set up of trade show displays, door to door NVOCC ocean freight, over-dimensional cargo shipped via all transportation modes.

Utilized available asset based and non-asset based resources and knowledge to provide solutions that resulted in unique customer value. Created and defined value for customers by understanding their business model, along with their specific needs and competitive position.

Negotiated and implemented contractually based pricing programs that maximized growth and profitability.

Consulted with a complete supply chain mindset. Educated clients, to the point of understanding, the trends taking place within the logistical world, specifically involving transportation (all modes).

Conveyed the impact of technology, along with the many global supply chain issues that the customer will face in their business on a daily basis.

Entergy Corporation

New Orleans, LA Strategic Sourcing/ Logistics / Contracts / Supply Chain 2/96 - 7/01

Handled development, negotiation, administration and execution of domestic and international supply chain, logistics and transportation contracts.

Provided in depth freight lane analysis and cost modeling; prepared and analyzed quotations. Provided historical reporting of shipments, weight and revenue.

Participated in implementing a system wide purchasing and freight standard operating procedure.

Responsible for sourcing, selecting and qualifying vendors and freight carriers.

Managed the entire freight carrier selection process.

Worked closely with all contract managers attached to the Corporate Purchasing group to establish service related, construction and MRO agreements. I provided assistance in developing the scope and logistical components to all of these agreements.

Assisted in the rollout of Corporate Purchasing Cards and Dell Computer Hardware system wide. These were long term projects which touched every Entergy location.

Negotiated the agreement to provide for the outsourcing of all freight bill payment and then led the process rollout.

Determined the most economical shipping methods and routing for inbound and outbound shipments (domestic and international). Handled all Customs clearance.

Handled all freight claims, shipment tracing, material classification, hazardous material, freight bill audit and freight insurance requirements.

Performed liaison activities with Entergy Nuclear, Fossil and Transmission and Distribution business unit purchasing and client groups.

Participated in the Transmission and Distribution restructuring of its warehousing operations from four locations to two locations.

Negotiated agreement and rolled out third party logistics provider for freight and transportation services for Entergy prior to departure from the company. I outsourced my job at the request of the incoming Chief Purchasing Officer.

Assisted in and acted in support of the Investment Recovery process. Provided logistical and supply chain support to wire chopping operations and worked to position “assets for sale” at regional auctions. Supported Transmission and Distribution group with asset recovery in “post storm” operations. Deployed resources into targeted areas to assist in recovering salvageable assets to be reconditioned and resold on the open market.



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