Jan R. Guritz
Proven executive-level professional with more than 30 years of relevant and strategic experience, and with a quantified history of generating exceptional results. A recognized and rewarded leader with broad exposure to transportation, operations, supply chain, financial management, fueling transportation and facilities oversight. Regular promotions demonstrate a consistent track record of successful P&L activities and multiple initiatives to improve brand visibility. Expertise in start-ups, developing and implementing updated best practices, supporting critical growth initiatives, employee engagement, and utilizing insights gained from hands-on experience to drive ROI.
Strategic Planning Business Re-engineering National Account Management
Inventory Management Written & Verbal Communication Project Management
Employee Communications Trouble shooting Relationship Building
Facility Operations and Maintenance Quality Control Financial Management
Flexible travel schedule Managed Revenues of $120 million Managed 1.6K employees
Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Jacksonville, FL, (3/17 to present)
Oversee the Northern fueling region of FRTL, (TN Operations and Northern GA). Provide guidance and support to senior management teams and target supply chain partners to optimize the outsourced supply chain model, including effective supply chain liability control mechanisms. Operational, financial, customer service and safety responsibilities for the greater Atlanta, Macon, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga locations. 150+ drivers, 6 managers
DHL Supply Chain, Charlotte, NC, (2016-2017)
Oversee DDS (Dedicated Delivery Service) automotive transportation and cross-dock operations for General Motors in Charlotte, NC. $17M in revenue, 109K sf warehouse, 88 drivers, 50 warehouse employees, 12 clerical/management personnel. Servicing 350 dealerships in 4 states, NC, SC, GA and FL. running over 6M miles annually. Develop and operate the required end-to-end product supply chain in alignment with safety, cost, customer quality/reliability and other key company deliverables. Provide guidance and support to senior management teams and target supply chain partners to optimize the outsourced supply chain model, including effective supply chain liability control mechanisms.
DHL Supply Chain, Canton, MS, (2016-2016)
Oversee automotive warehouse operations for Nissan Motors in Canton, MS. 1.5 million sf warehouse, 900+ associates and 400+ daily deliveries. Provide guidance and support to senior management teams and target supply chain partners to optimize the outsourced supply chain model, including effective supply chain liability control mechanisms.
CEVA Logistics (Formerly TNT Logistics, CTI, and CTI Logistix), Kansas City, MO, (1985 - 2016)
Global logistics provider
Director of Operations (2004 – 2016)
Dedicated and focused resource trusted to ensure the peak operations and growth of this successful logistics operation. Responsible for the successfully supported clients by ensuring all best practices were followed for the Automotive Logistics 3PL Division consisting of 4 warehouses/cross-dock of 550,000 sf, 1 intermodal site and 20 remote rail sites throughout the US, which includes 650 associates (8 direct and 642 indirect) spread across eight North American contracts. Rail division consisted of 250+ drivers in 50+ domiciles. Developed General Managers throughout the network for Automotive manufactures along with Rail operations. Valued for consistently demonstrating superior strategic planning skills while developing and enhancing a complex end-to-end product supply chain. Consistently helped develop senior management teams by targeting gained efficiencies among supply chain partners. Provided oversight on annual budgets, capital expenditures, and pricing models. Business units consisted of two sequencing warehouses, one small lot and container management warehouse, rail cross-dock facility, intermodal facility and 20 remote locomotive fueling and servicing.
Recognized for consistently delivering and developing $60M in revenue objectives that included 8 contracts throughout the US and 25 different sites. From 525,000 sf warehousing for Ford Motor, multiple rail service sites supplying locomotive fueling, servicing, rail crossdocking, 4PL and intermodal.
Strategically generated a 45% sales increase by securing multiple new contracts and driving business growth through the new additional business launch for the Ford F150 that included launching a new sequence warehouse, hiring over 200 warehouse, drivers, clerical and management.
Delivered $17M worth of new business through demonstrating improved management practices, reducing logistics costs and integrating critical LEAN principles.
Hired 200+ associates and managed a new business launch, implementing a sequencing system flawlessly.
Grew Norfolk Southern rail fueling and services division by 25% through additional business growth by applying additional safety measures and processes to meet the customer needs.
Current growing "Steel to Wheel" business by 20%, bringing in and unloading railcars by putting freight on trucks reducing the customer transportation costs by railing automotive product from Mexico and metering into the assembly plants.
Operational activities focused on turning around an underperforming distribution center, improving distribution processes, and building a new infrastructure capable of sustaining best practices and evolving performance goals. Significantly reduced damages and freight claims to less than 1% after implementing new processes to better address ongoing challenges.
Successfully initiated and implemented liP, EQS, and LEAN control programs at all eight sites, reducing overhead costs, improving communication, cutting turnover, and adding standardization as required by key customers and corporate governance.
Earned multiple honors in 2004, 2006 and 2007 for exceeding financial, operational, quality, and safely goals.
Awarded the prestigious Superior Leadership Award in 2006.
elected for Masters Award in 2000.
Granted the Award of Excellence in 1998
Project Manager, Chicago, IL, 1998 – 1998, (TNT Logistics)
District Manager, Northern Ohio, OH 1996 - 1998 (TNT Logistics)
Contract Manager, St. Louis, MO, 1994 – 1996, (CTI Logistix)
Operations Manager, Munster, IN, 1989 – 1994, (Customized Transportation Inc.)
Supervisor, Munster, IN 1987 – 1989, (Customized Transportation Inc.)
Forklift Operator/Lead Person, Munster, IN, 1985 - 1987
Education and Professional Development
Basic Principles for a Collaborative Workplace (2007) - E-Learning Courses (2004 - Present)
LEAN Training (2006) - 4 Roles of Leadership (2001) - Project Management (2000)
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1999) - Managing for Productivity (1998)
Leadership Effectiveness Training (1996) - Performance Management (1990)
Kansas City Transportation Club