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Customer Service Supply Chain

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
January 19, 2017

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Ronald M. Keegan

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Somerset, NJ ***73

Cell: 908-***-**** Home: 732-***-****


Leadership – Strategic Planning – LEAN operations

Supply Chain Management – Negotiations – Team Building – Pharmaceuticals

Profitability Improvement– Transportation - SAP

Strategic, results-oriented supply chain professional with high-level business vision and P&L operating experience leading a global business. Track record of success aligning supply chain and IT initiatives with primary business objectives to create efficiencies and cost reductions. Highly effective in a team environment, with comprehensive knowledge of key business processes including procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, import, export and customer service.


SUN PHARMA, Cranbury, NJ (formerly OHM, Princeton, NJ) May 2011 – December 2016

Director Logistics

Sun is a rapidly-growing, $4.0 billion per year company owned by SPIL (Mumbai). Sales in the NA market include branded, generic RX and OTC products. My position reports to the Head, Purchasing and Supply Chain for North America. Primary accountability for logistics of imports/exports, third-party sourcing and NA transportation (TL, LTL, parcel), including FDA and USDA port releases.

Responsible for procurement of packaging, labeling and chemicals for Sun Pharma.

Saved $600,000 in LTL/TL shipping costs by leading reverse auctions using Ariba software platform.

Planned and implemented successful logistics for the $600 million launch of first-to-file generic Atorvastatin in U.S., including imports of active ingredients and finished product from multiple global locations (India, Germany, China).

Managed master data file creation and maintenance for global SAP systems, including MM (material master).

Revalidated OHM Sun Pharma sites as C-TPAT Tier 3 companies with CBP (Customs Border Protection), which included on-site audits by agents at manufacturing sites near Mumbai, India. North American facilities were also audited, with Tier 3 approvals resulting in faster Customs approvals and fewer inspections.

Planned and implemented logistics network for NDA and ANDA products as new FDA approvals are gained by OHM Sun Pharma companies.

MARCAL MFG, LLC, Elmwood Park, NJ November 2009 – February 2011

Sr. Director Supply Chain

Report to the VP Operations for leadership of supply chain activities. Functional accountability for all warehousing, distribution, transportation and material handling areas. Procurement for all raw materials, services and packaging is also part of supply chain responsibility. Production forecasting, planning and inventory management of finished goods, raw materials, parent rolls and customer service also are included in the position’s scope.

Saved $1,300,000 per year in transportation by outsourcing with a 3rd party logistics company.

Improved cash flow by $2,200,000 through inventory reductions and better tracking of finished goods, raw materials, and parent rolls (intermediate).

Saved $1,000,000 per year by consolidating multiple warehouse locations in New Jersey while improving PPH (pallets per hour) handling KPIs by 28% year over year.

Instituted Kanban replenishment system for key SKUs.

Delivered over $1,500,000 in purchase price variances for paper mill and converting raw materials supplies.

ARKEMA INC., Philadelphia, PA 2007 – June 2009

Director, IS&T Business Support

Reported directly to the CIO to develop strategic plan to assure alignment with business and functional requirements. Analyzed advanced planning and optimization tools to reduce inventory levels for the global enterprise.

Increased revenues by implementing a customer relationship management process using, delivering over $3 million in additional operating income.

Reduced costs by installing a transportation management system for all North American business units, resulting in $600K in cost savings.

Identified costs savings while integrating IT systems of a $30 million acquisition into existing hardware and software systems, with cost reductions of $500K.

CHEMLOGIX LLC, Blue Bell, PA 2005 – 2007

Consultant, VP International Logistics

Partner in a third-party supply chain consulting firm providing domestic and international support for pharmaceutical, automotive and chemical companies.

Provided international consulting for global pharmaceutical and chemical companies, developing logistics and distribution networks in compliance with CFR 19 regulations.

ENGELHARD CORPORATION (BASF Catalytics), Iselin, NJ 2003 – 2005

Director, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Managed global transportation including air, ocean, rail and highway for a $4 billion per year chemical business. Responsible for shipping, distribution and slurry make down of 1.3 million metric tons per year of kaolin clay and specialty pigment products. Scope of transportation transactions included 30,000 ocean containers, 650,000 metric tons of bulk ocean shipping, a rail fleet containing 1,800 cars and 50,000 highway (TL and LTL) moves and air shipments.

Designed and implemented a certified and audited CTPAT program for all international shipments.

Improved customer service by building an integrated supply chain including procurement, order entry, pricing and distribution for the $750 million Appearance and Performance Technologies business group with products based on kaolin clay, mica, attapulgite, colors and effects pigments.

Redesigned contract negotiations by implementing new processes for a $250 million per year logistics budget including services, major transportation modes, warehousing and packaging.


RHODIA Cranbury, NJ

Global Business Director

Director Corporate Services Sourcing

Director Logistics and Customer Service

RHONE-POULENC Inc. Cranbury, NJ and RTP, NC



MBA, Marketing and Finance, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

MS, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

BS, Natural Sciences, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

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