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Muskego, WI
April 17, 2020

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Christopher Chier

Muskego, WI *****

414-***-**** ● ●


Team Leadership ● Lean Thinking ● ERP Implementation ● Quality Driven

Experienced Operations Leader, with strong ERP and Production Control knowledge. Operations mentor to production associates, and effective in driving cost and quality improvement initiatives. Focused on team driven customer satisfaction, and leading continuous improvement within the Value Stream.

Core Professional Areas of Expertise

● Operations Leader ● Lean Problem Solving ● Health/Safety Advocate

● Strategy Deployment ● Quality Auditing ● ERP Power User

Professional Experience

Lucas Milhaupt (A Steel Partners Company) - Cudahy, WI

Value Stream Manager / Production Planner, June 2011 – April 2020

Value Stream Manager for the Strip Value Stream at the Cudahy Headquarters Facility. Worked in parallel with Supply Chain, Engineering, Quality, Safety and Sales, including responsibility for Production Control of all materials through the Value Stream responsible for over $20 million in annual sales.

Led or participated in cost saving lean initiatives that resulted in a reduction of $2 million in inventory out of the Cudahy facility.

Key contributor to a successful implementation of a new ERP system. As a result, assumed the position of Production Control Manager in addition to the Strip VS Manager role.

Improved inventory turns by 25% by working collectively with the Lucas Milhaupt Warwick Rhode Island Plant Manager/Ops team to support efficient flow of strip materials.

Increased productivity by 15% by leading and participating in multiple kaizen initiatives to create multiple cells in the Strip value stream increasing productiv

Initiated multiple root cause countermeasure actions related to quality defects and/or other KPIs that failed to meet internal or external customer satisfaction metrics.

Reduced internal material defects by 25% with one over one inspection initiatives and carried that process throughout the plant.

Was part of a team that created a culture of Employee Health & Safety resulting in 0 injuries at LMM site for over 3 years.

Supported personnel budgeting, capital investment and other plant budgetary expenses.

Lucas Milhaupt (A Steel Partners Company) - Cudahy, WI

2nd Shift Production Supervisor, June 2008 – June 2011

Off Shift Supervisor for Plant Operations, reporting up to the Plant Manager

Evaluated production requirements and adjusted personnel and inventory to meet changing demands.

Provided daily handoffs to the first shift leadership team to assure continuity of Operations.

Education / Training

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Significant course completion towards an Associates Degree in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Business Management Certificate

MRA – Completion of Principles of Management Course

Steel Partners Lean Training and Problem Solving Coursework

Strategy Deployment Training

Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Implementation - Production and Planning SME

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