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Logistics Management Reverse

Chicago, IL
January 30, 2024

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A results-driven professional with a strong background of success in distribution, operations, and logistics management within diverse and highly competitive industries. A skilled communicator and dynamic team leader with a proven track record of driving improvements to efficiency, productivity, profitability, accuracy, and cost.


Production Operations Management Process Improvement Capital Budget Management

Warehouse Management Project Management Employee Management & Development

Inventory Management Warehouse Management Systems (SAP & JDA) Reverse Logistics Management


THE BAZAAR, INC., Chicago, IL 05/2023 to Present

Director, Reverse Logistics, Production & Inventory:

Directed all aspects of daily production line operations, managed all aspects of inventory maintenance, managed a non-exempt workforce, and oversaw all production areas to ensure cost, waste, and quality standards are being met.

Worked with WMS software and Excel spreadsheets for daily inventory cycle counts.

Performed daily inventory reviews to validate inventory integrity.

Maintained record of accuracy, shrinkage, and levels of inventory.

Reported to CFO and COO on damages, shortages, and dollar amounts lost or gained.

Recommended and initiated cost reductions to improve profitability of operations through value analysis and process improvement.

Managed project to improve quality and increase asset recovery yields, from inception through implementation.

Tracked and managed costs to ensure profitability.

Managed monthly P&L review process by reviewing actual results versus plan and preparing monthly reports.

Ensured all SOPs, KPIs, and score cards were correct and followed.

Worked with IT to eliminate old WMS to reduce costs and FTEs.

Managed yearly end capital budget.

Established efficiency in cutting agency and reducing costs.

Relocated area and building size of Reverse logistics and production lines to smaller areas.

NOVO BUILDING PRODUCTS, Zeeland, MI 2022 to 05/2023

Supervisor, Inbound, Inventory & Quality Assurance:

Supervised the daily activities of 19 Associates; managed Inventory, Reverse Logistics, and Replenishment department operations; and maintained accuracy, productivity levels, and safety.

Addressed all inventory discrepancies with departmental Supervisors and Managers.

Contacted QA and Accounting PODs regarding discrepancies on purchase order receipts and damages received into the warehouse.

Maintained spreadsheets on damages and shrinkages and compared each site daily.

Contacted CFO and COO on details for damages within the warehouse for approvals.

Created pivot tables for tracking pounds per-hour for employees and updated SOP’s.

LTD COMMODITIES, LLC, Aurora, IL 2008 to 2022

Supervisor, Inbound, Inventory & Reverse Logistics:

Supervised the activities of 45 Associates in Inventory, Returns, and Administration and maintained departmental accuracy, productivity, and safety.

Coordinated year-end physical inventory.

Carried out annual performance appraisals and quarterly performance observations of full time staff.

Trained, coached, and mentored staff to ensure productivity and safety meets company standards.

Created multiple processes within the Returns, Administration, and Inventory Accounting departments.

Prepared quarterly budget plans per department.

Prepared hiring plan and coordinated interviews.

Counseled Associate's regarding behavior issues, productivity, safety, and attendance.

Oversaw other departments when shorthanded Supervisors.

Conducted monthly safety walks and addressed them with the Safety Chairperson.

Communicated daily movements from 3rd party warehouse to move product into the facility.

Addressed all inventory discrepancies with departmental Supervisors and Managers.

Contacted QA and Accounting regarding discrepancies on purchase order receipts.

Tracked and maintained all documents on MS Excel from WMS JDA Cycle counts and adjustments in SAP.

Led daily walkthrough audits on Associates and Team Leaders.

Navigated daily adjustments, discrepancies, and PO’s through SAP/JDA.

Reviewed and updated all processes on an annual basis.

Reviewed standards for all positions and updated/changed as needed.

Led meetings with upper management on system improvements.


Warehouse Supervisor:

Supervised all aspects of daily warehouse activities and departmental staff.

Managed cost and shortage reports and provided reports to Management.

Led the implementation of a process to track inventory movement from site to site.

Trained and strengthened a staff of 15 Warehouse Associates to ensure new process of year-end physical inventory was completed accurately and tracked for Auditors.

Generated daily inspections and audits for inventory.

Worked with other Supervisors at other sites regarding product movement and accuracy of inventory movement.

Reviewed all spreadsheets with management team on overages and shortages.

DANDEE, Romeoville, IL 2006 to 2007

Inventory Supervisor:

Supervised a team of Inventory Associates and hired and oversaw a team of seasonal employees for the yearend inventory count.

Performed daily variance reports on pick locations.

Carried cycle counts all locations and investigated discrepancies.

Adjusted counts into the system and updated management on shortages/overages daily.

ATCLE LOGISTICS & ELECTRONICS, Fort Worth, TX 2000 to 2006

Supervisor, Inventory & Profiling:

Supervised the day-to-day activities of a team of over 20 Inventory Associates, oversaw the execution of the annual inventory count, and profiled daily all pick locations for two sites to ensure product was in a flow state.

Validated and set up locations systemically and physically for two warehouses daily.

Developed a layout plan bi-weekly, for each shipping area for new products shipped out.

Maintained all reports and product movements on obsolete products through WMS.

Generated daily cycle counts through the system for Associates.

Produced daily replenishment movements for warehouse locations.

Trained all Associates in the department for the transition from old WMS to the new Red Prairie WMS.

Coordinated all temporary hiring through agency staffing.


Attended Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Graduate, Computer-Aided Drafting / Board Drafting, Kelly Thomas High School, Chicago, IL

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