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Production Planner

Canal Fulton, Ohio, United States
December 18, 2016

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Andrew Polony 330-***-****

Dedicated professional with 10+ years combined experience. Versatile skill sets with experience in production planning, project management, vendor management, and ERP/MRP systems. Advanced Excel user proficient in v-lookups, pivot tables, index/matching, and macros. Skilled at implementing continuous improvements resulting in cost savings. Effective team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously; work well under pressure.

Key Strengths:

Master Scheduling

Production Planning

Supply Chain

Vendor Management

Inventory Management

Kaizen / Lean

Cost Saving Initiative

Advanced Excel User

Contract Negotiation


B.B.A., Finance - Kent State University

Professional Experience


Republic Steel (laid off) Apr. 2015 – Aug. 2016

$1 billion steel manufacturer servicing 200+ clients for automotive, aerospace, commercial industries

Coordinated with multiple locations, departments, and outside processors to plan, schedule, and ensure the on-time delivery of customer orders.

Prioritized the conditioning of inventory to prepare for shipment to rolling mill for processing.

Researched out-of-spec. inventory for possible cross application to customer orders.

Vendor manager of all outside processors: ensuring on-time delivery, trucking/shipping, quotes, and scorecarding.

Investigate accounting discrepancies in regards to outside processors.

Analyzed and established long-range production planning and material requirements planning.

Key Accomplishments

Increased 20” mill yield by 4% through calculation, analysis, and review of forecasted production.

Increased on-time deliveries from outside processors by 11%.

Utilized the Kaizen approach to streamline and document all processes.


ComDoc, Inc. Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2015

A Xerox company with 17 regional locations

Developed and implemented process to automate manual procedure for calculating and entering journal entries.

Generated financial reports utilizing the company’s accounting software and MS Excel; including Income Statements and Revenue/COGS from sister companies.

Conducted account reconciliations for lease buyouts, check dispositions, and taxes collected for sales that occur out of geography.

Prepared monthly journal entries, assist with month end close, and calculated monthly fixed asset depreciation.

Key Accomplishments

Slashed man hours by developing complex MS Excel workbooks to automate manual processes; cutting one monthly 3 hour process into 20 minutes.

Discovered and corrected systematic errors during development and implementation of Excel automation process.

Collaborated with the controller to map the accounts of all regional offices


Diebold, Inc. (laid off) Apr.2012 – Jul. 2013

$2.5 billion global financial self-service, security and services corp.

Promoted to team lead and subject matter expert after 5 months with Terminal & Site Performance group; leading a team of 45 employees between two locations.

Implemented synergies and efficiencies through process and staff utilization to drive overall customer satisfaction and lower operation cost.

Ensured continuous improvements by recognizing gaps and deficiencies, recommending best in class enhancements and standardized processes.

Improved upon and documented all processes. This manual was still being used for new associate training as of September 2016.

Key Accomplishments

Created a cost savings of $47,000 through the streamlining and elimination of obsolete reporting.

Developed and implemented the automation of one daily report resulting in $23,000 cost savings.


Robert Half International Oct. 2011 – Mar. 2012

World’s largest accounting and staffing firm

Worked closely with senior level managers to identify and evaluate their business needs in an effort to provide support and project staff to accomplish specific goals

Sourced finance and accounting professionals based on skill set, experience and ability to be an asset to one of our clients.

Performed in-depth full cycle interviews, reference checks, negotiated terms and rates for each project and extended offers to candidates.

Provided ongoing and consistent contact with candidates while offering professional and value-added career guidance.


The Granted Wish Foundation Apr. 2009 – Oct. 2011

Nonprofit wish granting organization

Reviewed and negotiated multi-million dollar master services agreement.

Managed fundraising campaigns by developing partnerships with local and national organizations for monetary and in-kind donations.

Analyzed trends in donations, reported findings to senior management, and made recommendations to maximize donations.

Led review of qualified applicants for wish fulfillment and coordinated all aspects of wish fulfillment.

Key Accomplishments

Doubled the number of wishes granted in the first 4 years the foundation was established the first year as project manager.

Solicited and facilitated a wish to meet with President George W. Bush

For the Foundation’s Operation Haiti Relief; sourced the partial donation of an ambulance and medical RV, facilitated shipping, and partnered with international aid organizations to provide mobile medical support to victims of the earthquake.

Software skills

Microsoft Suite, OFS (ERP), Factory Planner i2, E-Automate (ERP)


Tom Kerhin:

Director of Planning

Republic Steel

“He questioned everything and wanted to know how to streamline the process and how to make the system work for him. He took pride in trying to solve the puzzle, to determine a better way.”

Bruce Rice:

Sr. Manager

Diebold, Inc.

“I have found him to be a great performer and leader in supporting the many clients of both internal and external facing. He is detailed in his approach and interacts well with all aspects of the Diebold organization.”

Rachel Ruegg:

Division Director

Robert Half

“Andrew possessed a positive attitude, and willingness to do whatever he could to help the overall goals of the organization. The Staffing Manager position is incredibly demanding and requires a great deal of multitasking and organizational skills, which Andrew displayed daily and handled with ease.

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