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Material Manager

Fenton, MI
October 12, 2019

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Eric Thornton

**** ******** **.

Fenton, MI. ****0

810-***-**** - Cell


Team/goal oriented individual seeking employment in a Supply Chain/Materials/Production Management position that will utilize my procurement and business management skills to plan and execute all technical and operational aspects of Material, Planning, and Logistics management.


August 2019 – Present LLP Manager – Ford ODC, Penske Logistics Dearborn, MI

Manage inbound and outbound shipments at Ford ODC cross ship docks

Ensure Ford shipping and packaging guidelines are followed.

Ensure route efficiency is maintained

Ensure supplier container and rack return processes are followed.

Drive results in keeping premium freight charged to a minimum.

October 2017 – May 2019 Fleet Sales Planning Coordinator, Marketing & Sales Production Planning, Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI

Prioritize US Fleet orders for scheduling

Prioritize US Company Car orders for scheduling

Meet vehicle and feature weekly allocation requirements

Maintain the US Fleet order bank

Process order expedite requests from National Account Managers

Clean and preform spec changes to orders if required

Implement model year and vehicle options balance out process

Cancel US Fleet and Company Car orders when requested

Maintain the Fleet Daily National News Bulletin

December 2010 – September 2017 Powertrain Scheduling Analyst, N. American Order

Management, Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI

Create and maintain Powertain Manufacturing Plans

Incorporate vehicle release requirement volume changes into Powertrain plant manufacturing plans

Implement Powertrain manufacturing plan changes in to CMMS supplier release system

Discuss loss make up plan with plant management.

Maintain Assembly Plant's performance scorecard reporting system the Daily Production Report (DPR).

August 2002 – Nov 2010 Vehicle Programming Analyst, N. American Order Management, Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI

Create and maintain Assembly Plant Operating Plans.

Incorporate Sales & Marketing vehicle volume changes into Assembly Plant Operating Plans.

Implement Operating Plan volume changes into the 9270 Supplier Material Release System.

React to Assembly Plant production losses by rescheduling loss make up.

Maintain Assembly Plant's performance scorecard reporting system the Daily Production Report (DPR).

August 2002 – August 2003 9270 Broadcast Analyst, N. American Order Management, Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI.

Developed and maintained accurate build instructions consistent with Product Direction Letters (PDL), engineering specifications, and government regulations to achieve zero defect 2003 Lincoln Town Car Launch.

Actively drove Material Cost Reductions (MCR) actions into the 2003 launch.

Conducted Bill of Material (BOM) audits at Wixom Assembly Plant prior the new model year and cost reduction launches.

September 2000 – August 2002 Engineering Change/Spec & Audit Coordinator, Vehicle Operations, Wayne Stamping & Assembly Plant Wayne, MI

Implemented all Ford Focus new model and cost reduction engineering changes.

Established current level material cut off and shipment of new level material dates with suppliers.

Maintained accurate 8502 Broadcast for required coordinated changes.

Tracked shipments of new level material and ensured its quarantine upon receival

Established National Blend cut off for new level material and 8502 Broadcast on engineering change date.

Maintain Assembly Plant part record integrity

Initiated and finalized all plant stock transfers.

Initiated all new model material expedites and air charters.

Negotiated with Ford National Parts Depot and suppliers for the return of obsolete material resulting in a $279,000 savings for Wayne Assembly.

October 1994 – August 2000 Material Handling Supervisor, Vehicle Operations, Wayne Stamping & Assembly Plant Wayne, MI

Supervision of material handling hourly employees in Trim, Chassis, Shipping & Receiving, and the Wayne Stamping Plant.

Supervision of primary unloading docks throughout initial launch of the Ford Focus.

Managed the transfer of all stamped material

Supervision of contract trailer switchers from Industrial Transport.

Implemented Ford Production System (FPS) in Final Assembly's Doorline.

Supervision of the design and layout of Doorline Marketplace for the Ford Production System (FPS).

Education & Training

Grand valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 1988 – 1993

B.A. in Marketing

Professional Skills & Knowledge

- Material Requirement Planning - Supplier Management

- PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Word - Scheduling

- Cost Analysis

- Internet


Grand Valley State University Football Alumnus

Treasurer – Lake Shannon Sportsman's Club

Volunteer, Coaching Travel Baseball

Volunteer, Coaching Hartland Youth Football

Volunteer, President Hartland Wrestling Club 2010-2015

Volunteer, Hartland High School Varsity Football Assistant Coach 2014

Hartland High School Freshman Football – Assistant Head Coach 2015-2016

Hartland High School Varsity Football Defensive Line Coach 2017-present

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