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Director of Supply Chain including operations and manufacturing

Hudson, OH
September 28, 2020

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High Performance Supply Chain management director with experience and expertise in establishing and optimizing orgranizational processes, infrastructure and key performance indicators to maximize business results. Manage manufacturing, production and supply chain globally. Demostrated to enhance ERP systems which in turn improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Proven track record to delivering optimal results in high growth environments and meet operational targets. Team player to build foundations for future growth.

Core Skill and Expertise

Operational Process Analysis and Redesign

Strategic Planning and Leadership

Productivity and Efficiency Improvements

International Business and Management Expertise

Supply Chain Management

Continuous Improvement

MRP/ERP – Mas500 (Sage), SAP, Microsoft Dynamics,


Direct SI&OP / Demand Planning Expertise


Shop Vac, Williamsport, PA.

March 2020 – Present Global Director Supply Chain

Engineering and manufacturing of wet and dry vacuum cleaners. A leading distributor for branded, industrial and automotive vacuum’s and accessories.

Currently, the company is in financial distress. The challenge and objective is to bring in fresh ideas to reduce complexity and raise cost effectiveness over the next 6 months as outlined by the banks and CFO.

Oversee 8 global and domestic distribution and manufacturing facilities. Facilitate three 3PL in US.

Implement reporting on cycle times, warehouse capacity, metrics and benchmarks.

Meeting with distribution channels to determine root cause on under performance and maximize ROI

Build supplier relationship – Initiating payment plans in procurement and logistics

Review and increase manufacturing capacity

Educate and implement SIOP

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Improve fulfillment urgency to assure on time delivery for direct and blind shipments.

Review and altered distribution categories. Increased profitability.

Americas International, Akron Ohio,

September 2016 – December 2019 Global Director Supply Chain

A leading distributor of polymers and rubber additives, representing world leading chemical and polymer manufacturers.

Leading and managing end to end supply chain. Developing analytics including key performance indictors and performance against set goals. Direct hiring, training, mentoring and performance evaluations of supply chain staff.

Develop CSR performance metrics to determine resource needs and requirements

Customers fill rate improvement 20% in 6 months.

Introduce and improve best practices. Create and lead positive business relationships with all customers.

Facilitate SIOP practices in collaboration with gap between sales and demand forecast.

Manage relationships with suppliers (Forecast, contracts, pricing)

Facilitate product commercialization and introductions while implementing supply chain principles.

Determine and maintain warehouse location strategy with multiple company sites and 3PL warehouses.

Develop corrective actions from suppliers to warehouses for non-conformance.

Manage continuous improvement via communication and coaching

Determine best value for supplier shipments both international and domestic.

a.Track and trace all international and domestic shipments and on time delivery

b.Approve freight contracts

The Tarkett Company, Solon Ohio.

May 2014- September 2016 Resale Planning Manager

A world leader in integrated flooring and sports surface solutions. Provides unique flooring experiences in homes, schools, workplaces, hospitals, retail, hotels and sports arenas.

Utilize analytical skills to solve problems and create plans to drive customer satisfaction. Manage a large volume of product through many channels including international and US suppliers. High volume production and distribution sites.

Provide analyses and solutions to drive efficiencies for balancing demand and supply, while achieving company objectives for customer service, inventory and associated costs.

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Work with production facilities, quality, planning and warehouse to improve processes and bottlenecks with occur within Supply Chain. warehouse processes

Monitor Supply Chain KPI’s, identify problems and perform root cause analysis.

Working collaboratively across the global organization to streamline planning activates.

Ensure new product launch are modeled for timing, pipeline inventory fill, cannibalization of existing products and capacity.

The Robbins Company, Solon Ohio.

2008-2014 Global Material/Warehouse Manager

Robbins is an international organization with four primary assembly facilities, 11 international sales and services locations. The Robbins Company is the World’s foremost developer and manufacturer of advanced, underground construction machinery. They have been involved in hundreds of tunnel boring projects around the world with corporate office in Solon, Ohio.

Responsible for global material management. Reporting to Director of Operations and Logistics with 15 direct reports globally. Support the China operations and provide training on all standard operating policy and procedures. Dotted line reporting. Accountable for all results of department (financial, HR, budget, metrics, etc.); responsible for relationships with department heads.

Manages all warehouse and supporting personnel in accordance with policies and procedures

Provide strategic leadership to Supply Chain Departments

Domestic and international supply chain, logistics, and inventory control for multi-location in US and in China

Manage and alleviate risks in material management and supply chain

Supply chain departments P&L and monthly budget review

Ability to define problems, collect data and manufacturing management in resolving issues, coordinating resources and managing activities

Contribute to corporate organizational development to optimize work flow. Material flow domestically and internationally.

Manages and schedules work centers to complete small electrical and hydraulic assembly

Guides and supports the correction of all supplier and supply chain discrepancies both physically and systematically

Developed and facilitate MRB for obsolescent and slow moving materials.

Edgepark Surgical, Twinsburg, Ohio.

September 1999-June 2003 Material Manager

$250 million national medical supply distributor serving wholesale and retail health care markets. Distribution Centers in New York, Ohio, Texas, California and Florida. Products include; Ostomy, incontinence, wound care, diabetic, chiropractic, physical therapy, message, podiatry and acupuncture.

Responsible for inventory control, demand planning, forecast analysis, purchasing, Internet sales and administrative functions. Reporting directly to the Vice president and managing five people.

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Reduced number of Sku's by 14.5% over 12 months.

Collected $85,000 from Suppliers by negotiating returns on discontinued products.

Inventory turns increased from 8 to 13 in 16 months.

Eliminating year-end inventories creating a savings $70,000/year.

Reduced the number of returns by 43% in 12 months.

Reduce daily inventory errors by 71%.

Customer Order Fill Rates increased from 88% to 98%.

Developed Forecast intelligence into purchasing module.

Reduced number of stock transfers by 84% with an annual cost savings of $30,000.

Negotiated with key suppliers and reduce the total number of purchase orders by 84%.

Obsolescence and expired product reduced by 58% in first 9 months.

NESTLE USA, Cleveland/Solon, Ohio.

May 1990- December 1999 Supply Chain Management

Process Engineering / Product/Process Commercialization 1990-1994

Responsible and facilitate plant design and product development. Test and purchase new process equipment while conducting all training to personal. Work closely with Sales and Marketing on label development and quality performance. Manage product development in assuring promotions and customer requirements are delivered on time. 10 direct reports and 70 indirect plant employees

Oversaw three manufacturing facilities and 12 warehouses.

98% approval on first commercial trial

97% on time delivery

Consolidation of 10 satellite warehouse. A 4.3M reduction in operating cost.

12% reduction on raw material cost

7% reduction in number of suppliers.

15% reduction in productivity.

Planning, Scheduling and Inventory Management. 1994-1997

Managed planning, scheduling and inventory personnel. Responsible for long term planning and daily production. Introduced forecast intelligence into planning tool. Communicate with operations, sales, marketing and finance daily. Report to VP of Sales. Responsible for 15 direct reports.

Improvement in GCM and increase turns on high volume sales.

Reduced number of errors on receipt, pick, pack, ship cycle by incorporating a reliable and consistent cycle count program.

Eliminated year end physical counts.

Incorporated supplier quality index. Audit incoming materials.

NESTLE USA, Cleveland, Ohio.

SIOP Manager/Demand Planning 1997-1999

Managed monthly short and long term demand plan for two manufacturing facilities. Facilitate SIOP process for key foodservice and retail accounts. Super User in SAP implementation. Owner of account and inventory budgets. 10 direct reports and 42 indirect reports. Managed 3 accounts (Darden, Piggly Wiggle and Aramark).

Improvement in forecast accuracy by 23%, this showed increase in sales revenue.

Increase in cash flow by improving inventory turns from 6 to 10%

Completed orders increased from 88-94%

Decrease lead time in retail distribution.


Bachelor of Science Degree, Food Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, MI

APIC certification; CPIM - production/inventory management

Experience includes Excel, Access, and Word, MRP, DRP, ERP and VMI reporting.

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