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Manager Supply Chain

Mapleton, Utah, United States
October 10, 2016

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Layne A. Argyle

International Business – Operations Professional


Skype: layne.argyle

Cell: 801-***-****


I grew up on a farm where I learned the value of hard, honest work. I am a “get it done” type of guy that does whatever it takes to accomplish the goal. I love a good challenge and solving problems. I have structured and managed Supply Chains reaching into and across more than 60 countries. I am a global supply chain, distribution, operations, transportation, and fulfillment professional with 20 years of verifiable and successful experience. I am a results oriented manager that has the knowledge and experience to build strong teams and make an immediate contribution to any organization. And most importantly, I love what I do! EXPERIENCE

Director Global Operations, Rain International. 2014 – 2016

• Responsible for Rain’s global supply chain. From sourcing raw materials for the company’s products, packaging, and marketing tools to delivering the finished goods to our global customers.

• Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, and carriers.

• Develop logistics strategies and processes for entering new markets on a global basis. Rain International opened 8 new markets in 2016 (Colombia, Mexico, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam).

• Evaluate trade-offs between transportation costs, inventory costs, and service levels.

• Work closely with our third party manufacturers, marketing team, finance, and the legal team to create timely, cost-effective import/export supply chains.

Sr. Director Operations, Agel Enterprises LLC. 2007- 2013

• Oversaw the day-to-day operations, including global supply chain, warehousing and distribution, purchasing, regulatory compliance, all third party manufacturers.

• Led the effort to turn underachieving markets based on negative P&L in to a new model showing positive results.

• Opened Distribution Centers in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Indonesia, Russia, Iceland, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, and Japan.

• Managed 21 DCs worldwide, supplying 62 global markets.

• Collaborated with the COO and managing director of global supply chain to shorten lead-times and carry less inventory in a new global distribution model.

• Full purchase responsibility for all office supplies, material handling equipment, and anything relating to the Operations department and distribution centers.

• Oversaw Quality Assurance department and its compliance with QA policies and procedures.

• Worked closely with third party manufactures concerning raw materials, production, forecasting, logistics, purchase orders and budget.

• Managed all imports/exports, F2F movements, freight budget, 3PL selection and implementation, and carrier negotiations and contracts. Sr. Manager Global Logistics & Warehousing, Tahitian Noni International

(formerly Morinda Inc.) 2002-2007

• Created internal customs compliance and procedures manual for imports as mandated by US Customs and Border Protection.

• Developed and implemented an export compliance program to satisfy the requirements of the (EAR) Export Administration Regulations established by the Bureau of Industry and Security.

• Managed the global freight insurance policy and claims.

• Assisted with establishing and implementing the Duty Drawback program.

• Global import/export rate negotiations, compliance, and documentation.

• Managed warehouse team in a 100,000 square foot facility.

• Maintained 98 percent inventory accuracy with over 7000 SKUs.

• Implemented symbol RF technology, which accomplished the goal of real time inventory and higher inventory accuracy.

• Hazardous materials: DOT 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code Certified.

• Assigned Schedule B/HS classification codes for all products. Global DRP/MRP/Logistics Manager, Morinda Inc. 2001-2002

• Managed forecasting and inventory in 31 countries.

• Utilized Oracle ERP system for demand planning.

• Negotiated freight rates, coordinate shipments with freight forwarders, and follow-up to ensure timely arrival.

Global Logistics Manager, Tropical Express Company, a division of Morinda, Inc. 1999-2001

• Managed inventories in 34 countries.

• Management of orders ensuring they are placed and shipped on time. Transportation Manager, Morinda Inc. 1998-1999

• Completed export documentation for 22 international markets and one regional distribution center.

• Negotiated freight rates for ocean, air, and ground shipments.

• Audited all freight bills for accuracy.

• Organized and facilitated fork lift training classes. Distribution Supervisor, Nature’s Sunshine Products.1994-1998

• Negotiated ocean, air, LCL, and LTL rates for 24 international markets and four regional distribution centers.

• Supervised nine employees in the operation of a 69,000 sq. foot facility.

• Responsible for budget creation and administration.

• Managed a budget in excess of $900,000 and accountable for $1M in inventory.

• Taught inventory control and cycle counting systems.

• Directed weekly cycle counts, reconciliation of variances, analysis of errors, and recommended corrective action.


B.S. Health Sciences, Brigham Young University.


Enjoy spending time in the outdoors, fishing, archery hunting, rappelling/bouldering, triathlons, traveling, horse riding, and doing any activities with my family.

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