GERALD L. PLY CPPM, CPP, CISM
Redfield, Arkansas 72132
Cell Phone: 501-***-****
Secure a position utilizing my skills and experiences with a progressive company offering opportunity for personal and professional growth.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
JIT Continuous Process Control FAA Training
SPC Positive Employee Philosophy Forklift
Tool Calibration Fundamental of Purchasing EDI
Read Blueprints Basic Federal Contracts Seal/Torque Certified
Precision Measurement Shipping/Receiving Kaizen HVAC Inventory Management Techniques Communications Production Control Diesel & Farm Equipment Repair Acetylene Welding
Small Engine Repair EPA Certified
CPP Certified CPPM Certified CISM Certified
2008 – 2012 URS – Pine Bluff Arkansas
Destroying chemical weapons at the Pine Bluff Arsenal employed 750 people
Identifies sources for material and equipment, evaluates the capabilities and performance of suppliers, and selects qualified supplier based upon their ability to provide competitive pricing, acceptable terms, appropriate material quality, and timely supply of goods.
Perform purchasing functions in conformance with the requirements of the prime contract with the client including, as applicable, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements.
Issues requests for quotations, evaluates supplier quotations, plans and conducts negotiation, prepares cost and price analyzes, availability studies, risk analyzes, bids analysis summaries, and award recommendations that treat suppliers fairly and ethically, protects the company’s interests, and promotes best value awards.
Awards, issues and documents all agreements with supplier.
Monitors supplier performance, issues change orders, and manages supplier relation.
Resolves disputes with suppliers and evaluates supplier performance.
Prepares, compiles, and maintains audit able records of the material management process.
Maintains awareness of market condition, and delivery trends to determine future material availability and pricing probability.
Manages purchase orders to ensure timely completion, compliance with requirements and appropriateness of invoices and payment.
Keep materials management advised of significant purchasing issues and potential problems areas.
1999 – 2008 Charles River Laboratory Redfield, Arkansas
Research laboratory for MSDS and pharmaceutical studies, employing 120 people
Purchasing Shipping and Receiving, Inventory, Coordinator
Purchase everything that would keep the plant in operation. Maintenance equipment, supplies, laboratory equipment, animals, some office supplies and office furniture.
Work with accounting to correct errors on invoices, so Supplier would get paid.
Implementing JIT to keep inventory down.
Over see contract with subcontractor from Janitorial to Security.
Loading and unloading trucks.
Inventory supplies Monthly (syringe, needles, feed,bedding and miscellaneous items)
Over see vending machines vendors. Janitorial service, Petty cash
Review new Vendors for possible suppliers for Charles River. and make sure old vendors meeting our standards.
1988 – 1999 B. F. Goodrich Aerospace (Formally Rohr) – Sheridan, Arkansas
Manufacturing and assembling inlet cowls and exit nozzles for various aircraft with commercial and military applications employing approximately 275 people.
Production/Material Control Coordinator – One year Monitor production/material schedules and manufacturing operations to ensure proper supply and flow of production parts.
Monitor inventory levels and expedite when required.
Identify, notify and resolve schedule conflicts.
Requesting rush aircraft parts for AOG (Aircraft On Ground)
Standard Tool Analyst – 8 years Purchasing power tools, cutting tools, MRO items etc. Facilitate job assignments to tool crib attendants; training, performance reviews, and attendance. Ensure inventory integrity, order new parts and/or repair as required. Responsible for tooling; calibration and maintenance log. Maintaining log entries of tool box inventory.
Trained tool crib attendants to use calibration equipment and the function of the tool crib.
Assign asset number to new tooling and maintain log.
Repair pneumatic tools.
Contacting new vendor for possible cheaper price.
Interfaced with vendors regarding possible new tooling, pricing, quality, and delivery.
Purchase cutting tools ( drill bits; reamers; countersinks; deburr; files; sanding disk;)
Purchase hand tools, electric tools and pneumatic tools.
Preventive maintenance on all power tools.
Supervisor four Tool Crib employees.
Looking for supplier with the best price and quality.
Operations Technician – My first two years, I Performed assembly, sub-assembly, processing and other manufacturing support duties.
Working knowledge of blueprints, sketches, specifications, and engineering changes.
Perform in-process inspections in accordance with defined department, company, and customer specification parameters.
1976 – 1988 Armstrong Rubber – Little Rock, Arkansas – Manufacturer of inner-tubes and bladders for the tire industry employing approximately 250 people.
Warehouseman – Unloaded chemicals used in the manufacturing of rubber products from trucks and rail cars and managed inventory.
Graduate – White Hall High School – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Aircraft Mechanical Assembly Certificate – Southeast Arkansas Technical College
– Sheridan, Arkansas
Industrial Technologies – University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
HVAC and Welding – Southeast Arkansas Technical College – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Diesel & Farm equipment- Southeast Arkansas Technical College – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) – American Purchasing Society – Aurora,Illinois
Available upon request