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Supply Chain Manager

Claremont, CA
April 16, 2020

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Jeff Hubatka



University of Phoenix B.S. Business Administration

USC Marshall School of Business Certificate in Supply Chain Management


Led material and production teams through sustained 30% growth periods.

Maintained inventory accuracy at more than 98%.

Reduced late deliveries from 20% to less than 2%.

Defined KPI requirements and implemented as regular metrics.

Led training efforts for implementation of ERP systems – SAP, Epicor.

Managed production and material requirements for diverse product lines in multiple facilities.

Established inventory levels to reduce carrying costs by 15%.


Astrophysics - City of Industry, CA

Materials Manager January 2018 to Present

·Develop and manage planning process incorporating capacity, scheduling, inventory, and associated cost elements. Oversee inventory control system, identify discrepancies in inventory counts and take corrective action to guard against inconsistencies. Manage procurement to obtain best value and product delivery.

·Lead the transition to new ERP system, working with internal and external sources to determine parameters for each affected department. Establish standards used for all material and production control across multiple manufacturing and warehouse locations.

·Monitor material inventories, production, and all factors that affect schedules. Ensure inventory accuracy across all transactions. Coordinate demand changes with production.

·Coordinate with Engineering, Sales, Production and Quality to identify and address issues that will affect on-time deliveries. Collaborate with all departments to achieve and drive cost reduction targets.

·Work closely with with existing and potential suppliers of goods and services to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets. Research new sources to ensure supply availability and maintain cost structures.

·Ensure proper shipping and packaging of products and equipment, documented quality receiving, and completion and accuracy of warehouse weekly cycle counts.

Luminance - Commerce, CA

Supply Chain Director November 2016 to May 2017 (Temporary)

·Established sales forecasting module within MRP system. Set parameters for safety stock items with high volume or random demand. Revised structure of New Product Development group to ensure timely product releases.

·Established KPI to measure total supply chain effectiveness. Formalized monthly sales reporting and forecast reviews based on input from Sales Channels & Marketing.

·Reviewed inventory to identify slow moving items and recommended dispositions.

·Established criteria for new supplier verification. Worked closely with Asia operations and vendors to ensure the supply chain organization could support ongoing customer needs and new product initiatives.

·Streamlined receiving process and incorporated warehouse organization to reduce flow times.

·Worked across the entire organization to teach and mentor on continuous improvement practices and root cause analysis to promote employee development.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - Adelanto, CA

Production Control Manager July 2016 to November 2016 (Temporary)

·Participated in the study of manufacturing policies and practices to convert facility to full-rate production while determining and implementing necessary changes. Aided in development of material master creation through procurement, material receipt and consumption on the manufacturing shop floor.

·Established performance standards for support groups such as purchasing, contracts, finance, and quality.

·Ensured scheduling of material and production to achieve commitments for delivering quality products with optimum utilization of resources.

·Established relevant audits, work standards and performance levels to ensure that uniformity and appropriate staffing levels were maintained.

·Led team to develop and plan annual, short- and long-term objectives.

Carl Zeiss Meditec - Ontario, CA

Planning & Supply Chain Manager May 2014 to October 2015

·Managed overall supply chain operations, including production planning, purchasing, inventory, shipping and customer service. Interacted with customers regarding accounts, orders and expected deliveries.

·Led transition to full MRP system, ensuring that various levels of manufacturing were fully implemented. Coordinated with production departments to develop standards based on quantity and complexity of products.

·Created Master Schedule, monitored weekly manufacturing plans. Balanced capacity with demand to create smooth product flow. Directed, coordinated and determined the priorities for order fulfillment and work in process.

·Assisted Engineering and New Product Development groups with strategies, timing and procedures for launching new products in manufacturing. Determined strategic planning requirements for all product lines.

·Promoted Customer Service group understanding of customer-specific requirements and assisted in their communication and accurate integration.

·Developed and implemented company-wide KPI measurements.

Philips Lighting Technologies - Baldwin Park, CA

Sales Support Manager January 2009 to April 2014

Supply Chain Manager August 2004 to December 2008

·Led SIOP activities for global requirements, developed and monitored all global forecasts. Provided material availability, lead times and schedule status for all customers. Determined alternate products as required.

·Managed the Customer Service functions, including order entry, returns, invoicing, credits, expediting and returned goods. Coordinated the complaint and return processes from initial contact to final resolution. Investigated and responded to select quality complaints at the end user level. Provided users with technical bulletins or training when necessary.

·Developed application programs and training on products and feature functions for distribution. Provided training through seminars and presentations to distributors and end users. Tracked and monitored related support materials.

·Coordinated cross functional teams including Production, Engineering, end user customers and R&D on new product development plus ongoing design and improvement testing.

·Managed company-wide, multi-task activities of the Purchasing function; responsible for all phases of material control, purchasing, inventory, shipping and receiving. Worked with suppliers to support schedule needs.

·Established and monitored weekly/monthly build schedules for all product lines. Oversaw and reviewed monthly inventory process for quantity, cost, scrap, R&D and loss adjustments.

·Established labor, material and overhead cost standards for raw material, assemblies and finished goods as introduced. Ensured Bills of Material were entered correctly in MRP system to confirm inventory costs were correctly calculated and relieved via completions.

·Sourced and developed new suppliers and parts as required for process and/or cost requirements and manufacturing flexibility. Processes included sheet metal fabrication, machining, design, surface treatments, hardware, molding and tool design/fabrication.

·Developed manpower capacity/capability matrix to encourage employee development in production departments.


Forecasting Production Planning Logistics

Customer Service Purchasing Inventory Management

Supply Chain Operations Management Supplier Management

ERP (E21, SAP, Sage) Excel, Word, PowerPoint SIOP Development

Training Programs and Certificates

Lean Operations - Philips sponsored ISO 9001 Auditor

Project Management - Philips internal IATA Dangerous Goods handling

Six Sigma Green Belt

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