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Manager Supply Chain

Durham, NC
October 24, 2019

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Alex D. Blanco



Global supply chains professional experienced in design, implementation and operations management. Resourceful and strategic thinker who streamlines operations, reduces spent, improves performance while ensuring stakeholders and customers' satisfaction. Articulate and respected leader who builds, motivates and mentors dynamic cross-functional global teams to deliver consistently on expectations.

Work Experience

Director Global Logistics

Klockner Pentaplast 04 2017 to 02 2019

Directed the entire domestic and international Logistics activities (warehousing, distribution, trucking, air, ocean) of $100M spend.

Designed new delivery capabilities for the North America region (Mexico, US and Canada)..

Launched RFP/RFQ to change the status quo and bring bigger more capable providers.

Navigated change while transitioning providers thru effective coaching and support of staff.

Served as trade compliance and transportation regulatory advisor (i.e. DOT)

Negotiated terms and conditions with Logistics service providers.

Serviced the contracts lyfe cycle from award to termination.

Monitored performance monthly and quaterly through targeted KPIs and business reviews.

Guided strategically and worked collaborativelly with other Supply Chain organization leaders.

Worked closely with Divisional Presidents to support global market growth, new product introductions, quality of service and cost control.

Sr. Manager

LENOVO 07 2009 to 03 2017

Acted strategically as Worldwide Service Parts Procurement & Vendor Management role.

Engaged Global Services business towers and Logistics Providers to enable suitable solutions for a multi-million dollars complex worldwide forward and reverse parts logistics supply chain with customers in 135 countries with a variety of fulfillment models, diverse Forward Stocking Locations service levels, operational processes, regulatory and trade compliance requirements that ensured minimum risk exposure to the company and utmost customer satisfaction globally.

Led and managed the End-to-End logistics (including reverse and value-added services) procurement processes (RFx), supplier relationship management and performance monitoring. Monitored KPIs, applied Lean/Six Sigma tools and principles that supported corrective actions and improved overall operational performance at a Geo and country level.

Created and presented business cases for decision making and stakeholder approval.

Consulted as subject matter expert on tariff structures, trade compliance and regulations.

Approved, issued and administered Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Rate Schedules and other procurement documentation that formalized the legal framework for the commercial relationship with Suppliers for hundreds of millions of dollars in contracted services worldwide .

Earlier Work History

-Manager, International Logistics

CROSCILL HOME (Royal Home Fashions)

-Worldwide Freight Manager

DHL Global Forwarding (formerly Air Express Intl./Danzas)

-Export Coordinator,

Fritz Companies (now UPS Supply Chain Solutions)

-Operations Manager

SGS(Societe Generale de Surveillance) Government Programs, Inc.


DRIVEN, Inc. Business School, Entrepreneurship and Business Sucess (attending)

SCOR, Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional - Supply Chain Council – SCC

CSCP, Certified Supply Chain Professional - APICS

Bachelor's in International Business - U.A.D.E. (Argentina)


Sin Barreras, Charlottesville, VA

El Centro Hispano, Durham, NC

APICS Association for Operations Mangement, Triangle Chapter

Positive Life Kenya, Machackos, Mlolongo, Kenya


Fluent: English, Spanish

Basic: Portuguese, Italian

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