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Manager Supply Chain

Florence, AL
$110,000 - $120,000
February 19, 2020

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Deborah L Huston *** Charing Cross, Florence AL **633

(M) 309-***-****

Purchasing / Inventory / Materials / Supply Chain Planning / Shipping / Receiving

Strategic Planning / Team Building / Performance Measurement / SAP / Plan for Every Part /

Inventory Management / Material Planning / 6 Sigma / WCM / Procurement / Lean Processing / MRP / SIOP / Web based applications (Cognos, Business Objects (Webi), MRC Connect, EDI, BITs, Sharepoint)

Proven leader with department and teambuilding expertise. Excellent track record in cost reduction and management, including continuous improvement through 6 Sigma and WCM. Solid background in the development and implementation of company standards, practices and procedures.

Key Skills: Leading cross-functional teams, managing multiple projects, organizing and motivating staff, lean processing, improving inventory turns, reducing surplus inventory, working with multiple departments to implement new engineering changes and new product introductions.

MBA, Business Administration, Capella University - 2009 (3.94 GPA); BS, Management, University of Illinois, Springfield - 2002;

6 Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Certifications

Key Accomplishments

Supply Chain Management

Responsible for reducing warehouse footprint from 11 warehouses to 2 and storage trailers from 108 to 10

Responsible for reducing inventory at the Distribution Center by 59% and at the plant by 80%

Improved Quarterly Physical Inventory results from $1.9m in 2015 to all results in 2019 under $50k

Improved KPI reporting for Schedule Attainment, On Time In Full for Customer and Manufacturing, Material Usage Variance, Global Yield and Process Waste Tracking

Launched the Supply Chain Customer Service Pillar with World Class Manufacturing

Logistics Planning

Completed startup from Greenfield of the Winston-Salem facility by completing the project below the established budget for Supply Chain

Communicated with all teams including Materials Requirements, Machining, Assembly, Facility, Procurement, and Quality to ensure that an efficient material flow will be in line with the Order-to-Delivery KPIs and the Velocity CSF

Introduced facility with new MEPS packaging system that will assist suppliers in packaging the product to send to the Winston-Salem facility

Reduced over all implementation of new engineering changes from 8 months to 3 months

Improved communication from Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineers, Requirements and Design Team

Key member of several 6 Sigma projects to improve efficiencies in EDS to Implementation, SAP material planning for the production lines, New Product Introduction process consumption process

Inventory Management and Planning

Led facility Inventory Record Accuracy (IRA) process resulting in accuracy improvement from 62% to 94% in 12 months

Set up IRA Team and developed IRA procedures / standard work

Reduced Production Stores Inventory from$195 million to $107 million in 16 months with production rates decreasing

Developed Inventory Forecast Tool with production rates and supplier commitments

Developed lot size and safety stock policies to meet inventory turn targets

Led project to transfer orphan material from Caterpillar Decatur facility to Caterpillar Axle Manufacturing facility

Led project / developed standard work to reduce excess inventory by $6 million

Logistics Manager

Provided leadership and guidance to procure, receive, store, and distribute material to the various production lines

Provided reporting for monthly S&OP meetings and input to the business planning and budgeting process

Successfully worked on efforts to reduce order board and safety stock, which resulted in a $10m reduction of schedules from arriving to the facility when the demand in 2009 took a downturn

Initiated efforts to reduce inventory in MS by $7m in 2009 by providing direction to the team to identify material that MS would not be using but may be of use to other facilities

Organized team to complete the monthly S&OP demand with Demand Supply Review and Pre S&OP meetings. These were coordinated with the production lines to ensure daily build schedules were met and POU was kept to a minimum

Professional Experiences

Tarkett Alabama Inc. Florence, AL (August 2015 – Present)

Luxury Vinyl Tile Manufacturer

Production & Inventory Control Manager

Responsible for Shipping, Receiving, Inventory, Production Scheduling & Purchasing for a vinyl tile company that produces four types of laminate tile.

Caterpillar Axle Normal, IL/Winston-Salem, NC (May 2010 – July 2015)

Global Manufacturer of Mining & Construction Equipment Division

Logistics Planning Manager

Leads the Supply Chain Team to implement and monitor compliance for supply chain processes according to the CPS Supply Chain Process Manual for a new facility start-up in Winston-Salem, NC. Oversees the population of the Plan for Every Part Database, analysis and design of POU plans, optimize material flow through supply chain, and leverage 3rd party provider Cat Logistics with plans for optimal material packaging and containerization.

Caterpillar Remanufacturing Plant Corinth, MS (August 2009 – March 2010)

Project Manager

Established project timelines in Microsoft Project and determined the team members, established scopes, guidelines, and priorities.

Caterpillar Remanufacturing Plant Corinth/Booneville, MS (August 2007 – August 2009)

Logistics Manager

Provided leadership and guidance to procure, receive, store, and distribute material to the various production lines. Provided reporting for monthly S&OP meetings and input to the business planning and budgeting process.

Caterpillar Logistics Morton, IL (March 2007 – August 2007)

Customer Parts Availability Consultant

Demonstrated my innovative abilities to work on a new team to assist several key suppliers who allowed their delivery performance and past due volumes to get out of hand.

Caterpillar Logistics Morton, IL (October 2006 – March 2007)

6 Sigma Black Belt - 2

As the 6 Sigma Black Belt for Inventory Management I managed a team to improve the Reman New Parts Introduction (NPI) process. Followed six sigma guidelines to reduce areas of duplication and create a process flow for each of the handoff points of an NPI. Delivered improvements toward the Velocity critical success factor by improving the effect dates of a New Reman part. Instrumental in developing a guidebook for reference to walk through the setup of a Reman part.

Caterpillar Logistics Morton, IL (April 2004 – October 2006)

Reman Team Lead

Provided leadership and guidance to a team of 7 employees to meet the needs of the Reman clients through NPI, record set-up, expediting, and inventory management of all Reman parts. This included contact with our Reman clients in Shrewsbury, Shanghai, and Mexico and all US facilities.

Caterpillar Logistics Morton, IL (March 1987 – April 2004)

Developing Supply Chain and Inventory Management skills

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