Robert A. Samples
Lafayette, IN 47909-2608
To obtain a position as a distribution center shift manager or supervisor. Phoenix International Publications, Inc. April 2016 - Present Plan, direct, and manage the activities and personnel engaged in warehouse operations by implementing strategies to manage departmental operations, assist in developing a staff of associates, implementing strategies to manage the delivery of operations services, managing safety throughout the warehouse, assist in continuous improvement, and contributing to the total team effort. Primary focus is inbound, putaway, and service/return area. Helped to set up and design the layout and functions of a new warehouse in a startup operation. Gander Mountain August 2015 - April 2016
Weekend shift Supervisor of pick pack operation overseeing all aspects of personnel picking, packing. Was in direct supervision of 30 personnel ensuring quality and accuracy of product. Monitoring the KPI of personnel performing the picking operation. Responsible for training of picking personnel and quality of pallets being built for shipping to the main distribution center for shipping to stores.
Penguin Random House, Bertelsman March 2008 - August 2015 Crawfordsville, IN
3rd Shift Fulfillment Warehouse Manager
Responsible for direct supervision and development of 126 subordinates personal production. Meeting company expectations, training and development of group leads in each of the 7 departments, Built 2 Access databases to aid in the monitoring, shipping, production and quality assurance. Adapted the new databases to other departments to improve productivity and tracking. This resulted in more effective utilization of personnel to help increase productivity. Donaldson Company, Inc. May 2007 - March 2008
Operations Project Lead
Responsible for program configuration of WMS design implementation, testing and development of all shipping aspects for the Distribution Center. Primary responsibilities are to be utilized as the Super User. Additional duties included development of a Labor Measurement System using Access Database, Responsible for dock operations for a 700K square foot distribution center of shipping. Duties included personnel training and development of dock personnel. I trained management/personnel on the system.
Total Logistic Control, LLC June 2002 - May 2007
Lebanon, IN (New Management Contract)
Responsibilities: Dock operations for a 500K square foot distribution center to include All aspects of shipping and receiving. Direct supervision of 2 supervisors, 2 group leaders, and 40 plus employees to include employee review and observations. Provides training to all new employees. Responsible for maintaining stock records and other inventory documents. Responsible for product inspection and being responsible for producing verification documents for outbound and inbound shipments. Provide strong technical support on inventory, the warehouse management system and the RF scanners. Familiar with the use of Red Prairie Labor Management System and WMS.
Heartland Logistics December 2001 - June 2002
Lebanon, IN (Contract Ended)
Responsibilities: Dock operations, associate scheduling based on operational needs, performed customer satisfaction freight flow audits, prepare shift operational reports, monitor and coordinate freight flow to insure quotas are met. Direct supervision of 25 associates in all aspects of their jobs.
American Freightways Co., Inc. May 1994 - August 2001 D/b/a Fed-Ex Freight
Responsibilities: Operations supervisor for both inbound and outbound freight. Interim Customer Center Manager for 3 months during the absence of a manager. Direct supervision of 15 associates. New hire training and orientation. Update and train associates on new and changing safety standards for the Customer Center. Dispatch local and line haul drivers. Driver scheduling. Developed and maintained logistical charts for driver service statistics. Supervised breaking and loading inbound freight for the delivery routes and proper loading and routing trailers on outbound. Ensure that all equipment was serviceable and met DOT standards. Received training in OS&D and billing procedures. 50% of workday spent handling activities through our automated office system requiring heavy data entry. Priority was given to troubleshooting to resolve customer service needs and problems.
Purdue University August 1992 - May 1994
West Lafayette, IN
Fulltime Student Major: Industrial Technology
United States Air Force May 1986 - May 1992
Las Vegas, Nevada
Responsibilities: Supervision, training and evaluation of two to five personnel in all aspects of the job assignments. Responsible for clearing and rendering safe all ordinance on the Nevada bombing and gunnery ranges. Maintained a library of 20,000 microfilms of secret and top-secret technical order publications according to Air Force standards. Placed in lead position requiring decision-making on safety procedures, staffing requirements and proper disposal of unexploded ordnance. Performed explosive reconnaissance including use of photographic equipment, rendering safe techniques, nuclear surety and establishing safety requirements. Received training in nuclear weapons, equipment and safety and in disposal of chemical and biological warfare agents. Participated in several projects including assisting the U.S. Secret Service in safety support of presidential candidates in 1988 and various other times depending on need. Planned and instructed base wide training sessions on hazardous munitions and safety precautions.
United States Army Reserves January 1982 - April 1985 Evansville, IN
79 Credit Hours, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in Retail Management 1982 Graduate of U.S. Army Special Electronics Device Repair 1985 Graduate of U.S. Army Ordnance Missile and Munitions School 1986 Graduate of Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal June 1985 - May 1992 held Top-Secret Clearance
Computer Software Experience: Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Word, Crystal Reports, Several WMS systems.
Furniture building and designing
References upon request
DD 214 upon request