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Manager Supply Chain

Madison, Alabama, 35758, United States
March 23, 2011

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William W. Grimes Jr. H: 256-***-**** C: 256-***-****

*** ***** **** **. *-9, Madison, AL 35758

Professional Profile

** ***** ********** ** *********, Distribution, Logistics, and Supply Chain Operations Management. Proficient with ISO and Government Contractual Standards for NASA, NEXCOM, and LG Electronics.

• WMS, ORACLE, SAP, AS400, Manhattan, XCEL, POWERPOINT, WORD, Office Suite, PeopleSoft, and Kronos literate.

• ISO Technical Development and Compliance Management for NASA and LG Electronics.

• LEAN Management development

• ORACLE development , planning, and implementation team for Hart & Cooley Inc. • Software integration and implementation experience.

• Inventory Control acumen 99.4% accuracy.

• Productivity metrics development, facilitation, and successful execution for Hart & Cooley Inc. (51% annual improvement).

• Top volume and profit Distribution Center for Hart & Cooley Inc.

• HAZMAT Certified by NASA.

Professional Accomplishments

Warehouse Management

• Warehouse Manager for a 1,000-employee plant that distributes electronics, appliance parts, and cell phones. Major customers include Sears, Home Depot, Maytag, Whirlpool, Best Buy, Verizon, and Circuit City. Reported to the Director of Parts and managed 90 hourly employees, two Assistant Managers, and four exempt Floor Supervisors. Directed all warehouse, receiving, shipping, packaging, fulfillment, and vendor supply chain flow activities. Managed inventory control of the $27M inventory. Managed ISO9005 compliance.

• Divisional Warehouse Manager for a multi-unit warehouse with 300 employees. Reported to the General Manager while managing 30 hourly employees and two Floor Supervisors. Was responsible for all warehousing, receiving, shipping, fulfillment, logistics, and operations management. The major customer was the U.S. Navy and a contract position. Involved in strategic planning for $80M contract, implementing change management techniques and executing performance metrics.

• Operations Manager for SAK’S Inc. and Mercantile Stores Inc.•

Supply Chain Management

• General Manager for 220,000 sq.ft. $80M Distribution Center for Hart & Cooley Inc. (A division of Tomkins Industries). Direct daily operations for wholesale, retail, and web based order fulfillment for HVAC products featuring numerous private label brands. Dotted line P&L responsibility, lead facilitator, industrial safety leader, and responsible for all LEAN concepts, strategic planning, and Kaizen project execution. Well versed in Sarbanes Oxley requirements, and other applicable regulatory guidelines with respect to operational, administrative, customer service, marketing and sales functions.

• Worked with Tomkins IT and responsible for all Operations System Start up and Conversion Team for ORACLE Application for Hart & Cooley Distribution Ctr. In 2010. The project lasted approximately one year and I was directly responsible for the Distribution Center Operations conversion. We converted from a manual order pick system to a RF Scan Gun driven ORACLE based barcode inventory system.

• Responsible for $95M volume Grocery Division of Sam’s Clubs with a 250-employee staff. Large plant experience, (800,000+ square feet).

• Achieved Regional Best results for Sam’s Clubs operations.

• Involved in site planning and strategic planning board for four Sam’s Clubs.

• Developed and installed a “JIT” Supply Chain program for NASA procurement staff.

Logistics Management

• Logistics Manager for a 500-employee NASA-contracted operation at Marshall Space Flight Center. Compliance Management of a $65M ISO9002 Government contract. Reported to the Contract Manager.

• Awarded Government Excellence Awards in April and May of 2004.

• Changed the management procedures for NASA executives, sub-contractors, and the prime contractor.

• CEO for Hot Tropics Inc., a wholesale and retail clothing company.

Work History

-Distribution Center Manager

-Warehouse Manager Hart & Cooley Inc.

LG Electronics, Huntsville, AL 2007-Oct.2010


-Divisional Warehouse Manager

(Civilian Contract Position) NEXCOM, Norfolk, VA 2004-2005

-Logistics Manager

(Civilian Contract Position) EG&G Technical Services, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 2003-2004

-Logistics, Operations, Merchandise Manager Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Northeast AL Region 1999-2003


BS Education

Deans List, Presidents List

Mortar Board Scholar

3.3 GPA University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL June, 1983


References and early career positions are available upon request.

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