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Supply Chain Management

United States
October 11, 2016

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Diane L McAllister

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

Horn Lake, MS. 38637

Phone: 901-***-****

GreenTech Automotive (MRO/Plant Buyer/Commodity Buyer/Logistics), 2012-Present

- Develop and execute material planning for a product line. Ensure that all material requirements for assigned programs are satisfied within the allocated time frame.

-Coordinate the flow of materials within the manufacturing facility. Coordinate the transfer of materials to and from inventory and warehouses.

-Schedule and control the release of materials, monitor inventory levels in the plant, and at critical suppliers.

-Develop Materials Management Plans for all development activities within assigned product line.

-Drive improvements in supplier payment terms and plant inventory levels.

-Maintain database of qualified and approved suppliers/manufacturers.

-Sourced tools & materials for the line.

-Sourced new vendor’s for prototype electric vehicles.

-Sourced Safety PPE items.

-Drive improvements in supplier payment terms and plant inventory levels

-Prepared purchase orders, according to acceptable quotes and payment terms.

-Monitor shipments to ensure timely delivery.

-Researched parts & MRO items pricing history utilizing different methods to negotiate best price.

-Source new vendors for new commodities that are introduced.

-Negotiate pricing on commodity items and PPAP.

-Reduce pricing by grouping similar commodities to specific vendor capabilities.

- Monitor supplier’s performance based on vendor scorecards, delivery, quality of parts.

- Source raw materials for MRO.

-Monitor shipments to ensure timely delivery.

-Mantain & grow relationships with carrier accounts including conducting account reviews & identifying new opportunities.

-Source carrier based on international and domestic requirements.

-Research new carrier new carriers in the marketplace and qualify new carrier relationship.

-Manage load boards to match freight with carrier capacity.

-Conduct calls with carrier to determine carrier availability and negotiate transportation rates.

-Ensure that customer load requirements are met on committed.

-Ensure goods received are matched to freight invoices, to ensure carriers are following requested method of shipment.

Machines, Incorporated (Buyer/Planner), 2005-2011

-Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions for goods and services.

-Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.

-Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

-Negotiate, or renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.

-Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and in the event of problems trace shipments and follow up undelivered goods.

-Interviewed vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services and prices.

-Evaluated & monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations to determine need for changes.

-Communicated effectively with other business unit procurement organizations, information technology, facilities, and finance to complete work assignments.

- Provided payment resolution for nonconformance supplier's.

- Purchased material for special orders from specified vendors based on customer demand, work orders or jobs.

- Managed the overall demand plan and capacity analysis for the business unit.

- Managed all inputs and outputs that support accurate inventory levels.

- Validate freight charges for invoices.

- Reduced freight cost.

Adecco, Material Buyer & Planner (sourcing engine components ), 2004-2005

-Responsible for dual sourcing key components, obtaining materials, components, equipment and services utilizing electronic systems and tools.

-Develop alternate sources for raw material.

-Develop new supply sources to optimize the supply chain for quality, delivery and price.

-Work with corporate purchasing material suppliers and facility buyers and operations to find and qualify new materials for existing and new products.

-Manage returns and replacement of materials not meeting company specifications and engineering changes.

-Coordinate purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments and other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels and achieve the target Inventory Turn levels.

-Monitor the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.

-Monitor and maintain active Purchase Orders to ensure on time delivery to support needs.

-Manage data elements for assigned purchased material.

-Select suppliers and ensure placement of orders in accordance with agreed procedures and schedule.

-Direct and control the processing of quotations and the preparation of issue of purchase orders to ensure compliance with purchasing policies and standards.

-Support actions to ensure the resolution of supplier quality or delivery problems and the achievement of agreed improvement targets.

-Manage product development and process improvement projects.

-Identify potential material and process savings through observation and analytical methods.

The Boeing Company Logistics Specialist (Buyer), 2000-2003

- Work at the group level to administer processes in such product support projects and programs as support system analysis and planning, estimating and schedule analysis, coordination and execution of inventory and provisioning processes, and execution of the basic processes related to spares, repairs, and supply chain management.

-Prepared purchase orders or bid requests using SONIC

-Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

-Reviewed, measured and analyzed supplier performance and nonconformance.

-Maintained procurement/logitic records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

-Maintained routine communication with customers on matters such as parts

availability and price, order status, and current schedules for delivery of products and services.

-Researched scheduled discrepancies and develop a resolution plan.

- Maintained automated ordering/scheduling system utilizing Xelus.

-Communicated with supplier defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

-Communicate with vendors, and consultant to develop solutions for business needs.

-Reviewed requisitions and communicated with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as pricing, availability, and delivery schedule.

-Provide input to management regarding issues, such as shortages, configuration changes, production backlog and other schedule problems.

-Arranged and attended weekly shortage meeting with management.

-Held telecon's with nonconformance suppliers on issues with past due schedules, rejected parts and high cost parts.

-Perform daily queries and reports utilizing Crystal reports and Access based upon -customer requirements.

-Prepare application documentation in compliance with established departmental standards.

-Develop reports and maintains file as directed & performed office duties as needed.

-Prepared financial statements and conducted analysis for submission to management.

-Summarized all transactions into suitable format for accountant/auditing review.

-Researched discrepancies between invoices and received data.

Educational Background

1996 - 1998 Computer Science, Renton Technical College, 3.8 GPA

1995 - 1996 Basic Education, Shoreline Community College

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