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Transportation/Supply Chain Manager

United States
November 12, 2009

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Trevor, Wisconsin 53179



Customer focused, results oriented professional with demonstrated success in supply chain management through total cost reduction in both international and domestic activity. Areas of expertise include:

Contract Negotiation/Implementation Freight Account Management

Supplier Pipeline Process Improvement Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Purchasing and Inventory Import/Export Compliance and Regulations


PROGRESSIVE COMPONENTS: Wauconda, Illinois 2005 to 08/2009

Logistics and Supply Channel Coordinator

Responsible for creating and monitoring product procurement schedules, positioning inventory across a global distribution network, and managing contracts with freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers to realize necessary service levels and reduce supply chain costs. Scope of position includes both domestic and international activity for a budget of $1.5 million.

• Managed two direct reports in purchasing and inventory.

• Negotiated new agreements with LCL, LTL, and parcel carriers and uncovered opportunities to reduce duty and US Customs costs through product analysis of HTSUS codes and preferential program use, which combined to save $150,000 in the first year.

• Optimized international supply channels to achieve efficiency from PO placement to door delivery by reducing inbound pipeline days by more than 10% (equivalent to a week’s reduction in time), improving consistency of PO placement and reducing safety stock levels 15%, and eliminating air cargo shipments, which saved $35,000.

• Researched and compiled a domestic and international routing guide that consolidated ocean shipment activities and saved $25,000 over prior year spend, balanced labor, and reduced inventory; designed a delivery schedule for inbound suppliers and intercompany transfers.

• Provided critical analysis of North American distribution network that resulted in the consolidation and seamless closure of two inventory locations.

• Instituted an internal freight bill audit process, resulting in $35,000 expense avoidance.

• Interacted with finance, customer service, engineering, shipping, receiving, sales, marketing, and external suppliers.

CARDINAL HEALTHCARE, INC.: McGaw Park, Illinois 1996 to 2004

Global Trade Logistics Manager (1999 to 2004)

Maintained a vital role in the establishment of the Global Trade Group and the development/ implementation of key processes and systems such as Vastera Tradesphere. Negotiated contracts with freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers to achieve high service levels reduce overall supply chain costs.

• Supervised two analysts and one freight payment representative.

• Recipient of Excellence Award for managing international carrier expenditures of $16.4 million in 2001.

• Achieved cost reductions of approximately $3 million over a three-year period.

• Developed import/export operational strategy to support and realize supply chain goals.

• Maintained compliance regulations, including US Commerce Department, US Customs Service, Food and Drug Administration, foreign government agencies, and internal procedures.

• Actively interacted with legal, tax, risk management, purchasing, inventory control, finance, and external suppliers.



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Distribution Support Manager (1996 to 1999)

Responsible for domestic and Asian freight supply chain management.

• Saved $50,000 annually in the selection and final implementation of new US Customs broker.

• Realized a 4% freight cost reduction over prior year by developing and managing annual budget.

• Met service improvement and cost reduction goals for business units and manufacturing sites.

• Reduced detention charges for containers, supporting cost containment goals.

• Created key reports to measure monthly cost per case activity by business unit.

BAXTER HEALTHCARE, INC.: Deerfield, Illinois 1988 to 1996

Surgical Logistics and Distribution Supervisor (1993 to 1996)

Developed and managed domestic transportation budget for the US geographic territory that included multiple business units and manufacturing sites in Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, and California. International responsibilities included working with third party vendors and related manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

• Identified and implemented effective service improvements that saved $20,000 per year for the Medivac business unit.

• Conducted contract negotiations that resulted in the savings of $230,000 over prior year’s international expense.

• Realized a $100,000 reduction in raw material freight expense by leveraging Trans Pacific eastbound and westbound lanes.

• Assisted in the development, implementation, and maintenance of divisional procedures regarding domestic and international transportation compliance in accordance with government regulations.

• Monitored compliance to Asia North East Rate Agreement volume contract.

Transportation Supervisor (1988 to 1993)


COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY: Grayslake, Illinois

Associate in Applied Science, Business Management

Certificate in General Management

Certificate in Supervision


US Customs Broker Classes; License Test

Microsoft Office 2007






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