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Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Leadership skills

Evansville, IN
March 09, 2020

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Bonifacio D. Malana

**** ***** ***** ***., ********** IN 47711 Cell: 812-***-****


Start-up Leadership - Member of the leadership team in two domestic greenfield manufacturing and new product launch programs responsible for the infrastructure, operational, and organizational development of the Supply Chain Management organization. Guided development of operational processes employing Lean principles for the Purchasing, Production Planning, Inventory Control, Logistics, and Supplier Quality functions.

Program Management – identified, structured, and developed supply base to support Wolf Appliance Company start-up delivering high performance, innovation driven, sophisticated features. Applied technologies were recognized as “industry first” in the June 2003 issue of Appliance Magazine.

Strategy Development – Developed and implemented a comprehensive Tier 1 sourcing strategy supporting Whirlpool’s new freestanding gas range program resulting in the reduction of $2.3 million in start-up capital investment and $180,000 in ongoing annual operating budget. The initiative also resulted in the establishment of only 50 suppliers supporting plant operations as compared to 250 suppliers supporting similar size company operations. The first Tier-1 structure attempted in the company’s history and featured in the November 1996 issue of Appliance Manufacturer trade magazine as “industry first”.

Lean Transformation - Conducted the company training of hourly and salaried personnel and led lean transformation of machining operations at West Irving Die Cast Company achieving dramatic improvements in throughput, quality, and inventory that led to the company’s delisting from GM’s Top Focused Supplier List 6 months ahead of schedule.

Process Improvement - Awarded Whirlpool Corporate Procurement Certificate in recognition of developing and implementing an Early Supplier Involvement and Selection process considered “best-in class” which resulted in over $1,500,000 in annual cost improvements, through the application of new technology and operational efficiencies. The process also led to reduced risk in the on-time launch of new product line and the start-up of the Tulsa Division. The process became the foundation for a company-wide structured Early Supplier Involvement and Selection program.

Professional Development - Recruited as the first internal candidate into Whirlpool Corporation’s elite and industry recognized Executive Management Development Program. A structured training and developmental assignment program that establishes a pool of talent from which the company draws candidates to fill leadership positions.

Innovation - Awarded U.S. Patent 5,175,413 for the design of a watchdog safety circuit preventing lockup conditions in electronic controls for cooking applications.


Vuteq Operations Support Center, Vuteq USA – Princeton, IN

Production Supervisor (09/19 – Present)

Oversight of Gold Shift operations inclusive of Production, Shipping, Receiving, Quality, and Safety. Oversaw the staffing and production start-up of body weld component kits for Toyota Motor’s Highlander model changeover. Guided the identification and implementation of kaizen projects to adapt to the dynamic pull process across 3 Toyota Manufacturing production lines. Performed daily safety, 5S, and Powered Vehicle Inspection audits.

MacLellan Integrated Services @ Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana – Princeton, IN

Group Leader (07/19 – 08/19)

Oversaw team members’ assignment, scheduling, and completion of TMMI daily maintenance and 5S buy-off activities of the East Paint process. Prepared and submitted daily reports to MacLellan and TMMI management teams. Performed daily safety, 5S, and Powered Vehicle Inspection audits of assigned areas. Certified powered vehicle operator.

SRG GLOBAL – Evansville, IN

KAIZEN Associate Trainer (10/16 – 07/19)

Assisted in “TPS 101” training by demonstrating contrast between traditional and LEAN manufacturing processes through simulation of Kaizen, Kanban and one piece flow concepts Member of process improvement team to identify, analyze, and recommend improvements to reduce/eliminate process wide scratch issues related to Toyota product lines.. Held prior assignment as a Plating Technician to maintain, repair, and monitor filtration system for plating process;

CAREER HAITUS (08/09 – 07/16)

Owned and operated small retail business and held various non-career related jobs, as a single parent, to focus on the well-being and psychological development of minor daughter subjected to life changing circumstances.


Operations and Continuous Improvement Manager (02/08 – 11/08)

Oversaw manufacturing, production planning, staffing, safety, and customer liaison for the machining plant operations serving OEM and Tier 1 automotive customers. Supervised 115 direct and indirect reports in a non-union environment.


Director, Supply Chain Management (08/06 – 12/07)

Proprietary plating company supplying tier-1 automotive customers and non-automotive OEMs. Developed and implemented short and long-term sourcing strategies to support restructuring initiative. Supervised 11 direct and indirect PIC professionals.


Owner and Principal Consultant (03/03 – 08/06)

Operated private practice consulting company specializing in Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing with emphasis on small and medium size companies. Retained by two clients listed below.

TECH GROUP INDUSTRIES – Evansville, IN (01/05 – 08/06)

ARCHERWIRE INCORPORATED – Bedford Park, IL (03/03 – 10/04)


Director, Materials Management (10/99 - 03/03)

Led the infrastructure and organizational development of the Supply Chain Management operations in a greenfield and new product development/launch program. Guided operational process development structured on Lean principles. Oversaw the staffing and on-going operations of the Production Planning, Material Control, Logistics and Purchasing functions. Chaired quarterly executive S&OP meetings and co-lead development of annual operations profit plan and forecasts.


Manager, Component Value Teams - Dayton, OH (09/96 - 10/99)

Led procurement and supplier development initiatives applying Six Sigma and Lean transformation on high return value projects. Supervised an 11 member team comprised of Buyers, Black Belt Engineers, Quality Engineer, Lab Technicians, and support personnel. Oversaw foreign and domestic sourcing representing an annual purchase of $230MM in electrical/electronics components, gas systems, wire harnesses and fabricated metal commodities supporting 3 North American manufacturing divisions.

Project Manager, Supplier Development - Tulsa, OK (09/93 - 09/96)

Member of the leadership team responsible for the development of a new line of freestanding cooking appliances and the start-up of state-of-the-art greenfield manufacturing facility structured on Lean manufacturing principles. Oversaw the infrastructure and organizational development of division-based procurement organization which included Supply Base Management, Supplier Quality, Material Control, and Logistics operations. Oversaw start-up capital budget of 180MM in tooling and capital equipment.

Strategic Commodity Buyer - Evansville, IN (10/88 - 09/93)

Developed and implemented domestic and foreign sourcing strategies in support of established global commodity strategies. Oversaw annual purchases of $40MM in electromechanical, electronics, motors, and aluminum tubing commodities.

Manager, Joint Venture Operations - Madras, INDIA (11/87 - 10/88)

Acted as business strategy liaison between foreign and local parent companies to support start-up of indigenous greenfield washing machine manufacturing operations.

Asst. Manager, Sales & Distribution Planning - Benton Harbor, MI (10/86 - 11/87)

Residency assignment for MMDP program. Performed planning and analysis that led to recommendations for change and improvements to channel efficiency, sales productivity, customer service and business processes.

Marketing Management Development Program – Benton Harbor, MI (06/86 -10/86)

First internal candidate recruited into the company’s elite and industry recognized executive management development program.

Project Engineer - Cooking - Marion, OH (04/84 - 06/86)

Design Engineer – Cooking (03/81 - 04/84)

Assumed project responsibility from concept to production. Performed competitive tear down and feasibility studies. Awarded US Patent 5,175,413 for the design of a safety circuit for cooking electronic control applications.



Master of Business Administration (01/83 – 03/86)


Bachelor of Electronics Engineering Technology (01/77 – 02/81)

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