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Manager Lean Manufacturing

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
October 06, 2016

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Ike C Ozuzu **** Whitehall Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273 Cell# - 269-***-****/ H- 704-***-****


An extensive educational background in Manufacturing Management Technology. Over seventeen years of experience as a solid, supervisor/production manager. Familiar and participated in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Kaizen. Also, knowledgeable with Environmental Health Safety (EHS) procedures and policies, Key Performance Index (KPI) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Knowledgeable and proactive with ISO/TS-16949 and ISO/TS 13485 audit requirements. Responsibilities included but not limited to the employees’ appraisal performance, coaching, training, disciplinary measures and delegation of manpower.


Production Supervisor 09/2014 - 5/2016 (Provides lid closures to the food & Beverages consumer packaging goods industries.)

Aptar Group - Lincolnton, North Carolina

Direct over thirty employees through delegation of job responsibilities and duties, coaching, corrective action, problem solving and scheduling.

Maintain and improve quality and production standards.

Interface with Production manager, HR manager, tooling, technicians, material handlers and inspector auditors.

Coordinate material flow with warehouse, tooling, and maintenance.

Knowledge of SAP system and GMP rules. Support and implement all system procedures and company policies.

Maintain a clean and safe work environment utilizing company guidelines and 5s system approach.

Muller Systems- Cleveland, North Carolina 2013 - 2014

(A subsidiary of Mueller Water Products – manufactured both residential, commercial water and fire-line meters)

Production Supervisor/ Manager

Oversaw the entire daily operations of molding department consisted 4 crews (A, B, C, D) of twelve-hours rotating shift. Implementation of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing processes. Monitor and provide follow-up for KPI’s (Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost). Constant interfacing with Plant Manager, Engineers, Production managers Maintenance, and Human Resource managers, to ensure Continuous Improvement, budget, appropriate utilization of manpower and implementation of new processes. Conduct daily GAMBA presentations which provide a review of measurable goals and objectives of the Molding department.

Oversee and provide training and coaching to production employees

Monitor and audit SOP’s, (Standard Operating Procedures) ensuring sustainability Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

Oversee daily operations of the Molding department to meet daily performance requirements. Provide continuous improvement leadership to drive sustained improvement in molding department’s KPI.

Sarstedt- Newton, North Carolina 2012 - 2013 (Manufacturer of laboratory and medical equipment (tubes/caps) for the medicine and science fields)

Production Supervisor

Thorough Leadership knowledge of molding process operation. Mainly responsible for planning and organizing all production day-to-day activities for 18 employees. Assigned work, implement policies, procedures and recommended improvements in production methods, equipment and working conditions.

Addressed all floor issues in regards to reducing costs, labor and time.

Ensured proper documentation that all production schedule requirements were met.

Worked closely with managers, Human Resource, quality, and staff in order to meet production goals.

Provide immediate answers to questions about the current state of all equipment, inventory placement, personnel, progress to production plans, and other production activities.

Performed appraisal performance for the employees and provide feedback as needed.

Hold employees accountable for performance problems, and reward employees for exceptional performance.

Assist in resolving complaints. Communicate issues and results on a daily basis to team leadership members.

Alcoa – AEES (EPC), Mattawan, Michigan. 1996 - 2011 (Automotive Industry – Supplier of Wiring and Cable Connection Systems to Ford Motor Company and commercial vehicles)

Superintendent/ Production Supervisor/ Hands-On-Foreman

Provide overall leadership / supervision to over fifty employees. Promote the use of lean manufacturing techniques including, policies, objectives, plans, and organizational procedures. Ensure (EHS) Environmental Health Safety improvements in accordance with Alcoa guidelines are being followed. Making daily decisions, driving activities, and implementing ideas to meet or exceed the target performance goals. Investigate and implement methods of production that reduce costs, labor and time. Establish effective and consistent communication with operators, supervisors and superintendents. Develop operator assignments, rotations and restrictions. Track preventative tooling maintenance. Monitor production efficiency and adjust parameters to match standards. Establish consistent process improvement, goals and objectives through appropriate communication, quality training efforts, and education.

Reduced mold change time from1.7 hours to .75 hours, through appropriate training and monitoring of (SMED) Single Minute Exchange Die.

Ensuring that personnel is trained and Knowledgeable with - Quality, Labor, Material, Processing, Safety.

Report and investigates all accidents. Provide supervision with results and recommended corrective actions. Implementation of disciplinary action when appropriate.

Communicate production problems to appropriate help chain for resolution. Participate in customer complaints and 8-D reviews in order to determine root cause. Corrections of undesirable manufacturing variations, with the utilization of DMAIC Tools.

Developed and implemented a moisture testing step which reduces scrap, saves time, labor and material.


Villanova University 2008

Lean Six Sigma Certification Training

Sienna Heights University, Adrian, Michigan 1998

B.S., Manufacturing Management Technology

Minor - Plastics Technology

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