GERRY D. BLANCO
Westminster, Ca. 92683-7015
Phone: 714-***-**** mobile
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in the warehouse and distribution industry utilizing experience and training receive through formal education and military.
I am proficient with Ship Station Shipping Management, Finale Inventory Management, Woo Commerce Order Management, Fishbowl Inventory Management, Ecom POS Open System, Lightspeed Retail POS, MS Word, MS Access, and MS Excel. My background includes 15+ years in warehouse, distribution, logistics and vendor agreement to include USPS, FedEx & UPS, Ascendia, and Endicia & Stamps.com. I have 15 years of retail management and supervisory. I oversee and manage entire warehouse operations, production, manufacturing, ship and receive distribution, warehousing, fulfillment and transportation logistics. Strong knowledge of FIFO, JIT, and ABC Analysis
1995-1998 Degree not obtained, Tacoma Community College-Business Management
Certificate Planning, Strategizing, Vendor and Contract Management 2000
Certificate OSHA Forklift Operator Training Course 2019
Certificate Food Safety and HAACP Workshop BSI Group Training Course 2003
Graduates of the Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist (CWDS) 2013
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)
2015 - 2019 Warehouse Operations Manager Home Life Media dba iheartdogs.com
Responsible for multichannel operations including Retail Distribution, Ecommerce & Returns. Develops warehouse operations systems by determining product handling, fulfillment and storage requirements; developing, implementing, enforcing, and evaluating policies and procedures; developing processes for receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management, and shipping. Develops warehouse design by planning layout, product flow, and product handling systems; Responsible for keeping track of KPI’s & Warehouse Metrics. Develops warehouse operations system improvements by analyzing process workflow, manning and space requirements, and equipment layout; implementing changes. Setup layout and ensure efficient space utilization. Administering stock control, check and verify shipping records, handle questions or concerns of shipping shortage or overages and address problems with inventory control. Process orders and ensuring delivery deadlines are met. Work with Product & Merchandising team to ensure timely arrival of all products. Experience with small package, LTL, and local 3rd courier logistics. Manage the transportation, handling, and control of materials and products to and from the site, working with Quality Control (QC) to ensure effective packaging and quality controls for transfer and work in process (WIP) inventory. Supervise safe and effective warehouse operations and activities. Collaborate with Marketing, Customer Service, and Production to achieve site business continuity and sustainability program goals. Manage transportation vendor relationships and vendor agreements.
2005-2015 Distribution Center Manager SurfStitch HQ dba swell.com
Manage and Supervise the Distribution Fulfillment E-Commerce Centers retail operations, assets, multiple facilities, products, and personnel to ensure the timely and correct shipments of finished retail apparel goods to customers at the lowest practical cost consistent with established policies and procedures. Responsible for efficient loading of trucks, work safety management, regulatory issues and coaching and management of up to 130 non - exempt warehouse personnel and 20+ staffing. Responsible for accurate record keeping, inventory, fleet management issues, and the consistent enforcement of company policies. Resolves problems without direction until conclusion; identifying warehouse system improvements. Consistently meet and/or exceed budgeted and demand sales. Manages relationship with freight providers to minimize freight cost. Implement logistics cost management strategies, & provide data extraction, quality control metrics, KPI, trend analysis and cost benefit analysis. Identify further process improvement opportunities that reduce cost and increase speed.
2000-2005 Warehouse Supervisor Genesis & Cardinals Logistics 7-11 Distribution
Supervises and coordinates retail warehouse activities of workers engaged in food distributions receiving, loading, unloading, transporting, stacking, order filling, shipping, and maintaining stock records in a storeroom and warehouse using voxware and POS system. Supports the operations team to achieve their goals while operating within the food safety regulatory guidelines. Supervises labeling, casing and packing of materials and raw products. Trains new workers. Establishes operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current. Inspects physical condition of warehouse and equipment and prepares work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment. Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with activities, such as production, sales, records control, purchasing labor management and inventory control. Screens and hires warehouse personnel and issues work assignments. Directs salvage of damaged and used packages.
1998-2000 Warehouse Supervisor Galls Long Beach Uniforms Company Inc.
Established a distribution system for law enforcement, military,& ems which is being implemented within the company. Customer care, E-Commerce, Business retention, National account and technical support. Supervise daily production and directed of work to designated personnel. Negotiate with carriers and vendors. Knowledge of OSHA procedures. Skills and knowledge of costing, specification forecast report and meets upcoming production demands. Reviews inventory stocking levels and make recommendations. Follows up on outstanding purchase orders and expedites shipment. Conducts external, outbound pipeline investigations and brand protection/counterfeit merchandise investigations, including necessary surveillance and travel. Support field loss prevention’s focus on high shortage stores to address shortage areas that the pipeline may be experiencing.
1988-1998 Senior Logistics Specialists United States Army Sgt/E-5
Supervises coordinates and expedites flow of material parts and assemblies within departments in accordance with production and shipping schedules and department priorities. Reviews production schedules and determines material required or overdue and locates materials. Requisitions materials and established delivery sequence to department according to job priorities and anticipated availability of materials. Logistic specialists are tasked with maintaining ship or company military supply stores. Specialist responsibilities generally include purchasing and procurement, shipping and receiving, and issuing of equipment, tools, consumable items or anything else obtained through the army supply system. Specialist utilizes financial accounting and database systems to perform inventory and financial management functions.