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Customer Service Quality Assurance

Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442, United States
March 01, 2011

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Van Barnum

*** ** ** *******; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Telephone: 954-***-**** Email:

________________________________________Manager / Purchasing / Buyer

Thirty-two years Purchasing / Managerial / Raw materials procurement expertise, in production and heavy manufacturing environment.

• Proven ability to work with and coordinate a variety of projects.

• Expertise in purchasing, inventory planning/ control and warehouse operations.

• Skilled in sourcing and selecting suppliers with a track record of consistently negotiating highest quality with best price, delivery and terms.

• Accurate in monitoring inventory levels for cost effective operation.

• Strong computer aptitude with mainframe and PC environment; software expertise with Macola, Excel, Word and others.

Professional Strengths:

Relationship / Team Building Negotiation Tactics Computer Savvy

ISO Experience Job Planning / Assessment Material Management

Supervisory / Leadership Lean Manufacturing KanBan Inventory

QA Experience AWS CWI Experience Customer Service

Professional Experience:

MWI Corporation, South Florida 1978 - 2011

Materials Process Manager (2007 - 2011)

Primary responsibilities included: purchasing and managing all materials, reviewing drawings, planning and implementing, working as liaison between manufacturing and engineering departments, purchasing and tracking all in-house raw materials and purchasing outsource cut to size material made all cut to size drawings using PDF DXF format, also purchased machined completed components working with Quality Assurance to verify vendor competence.

• Implemented a cost saving plan that kept vendors competing against each other to provide us with the best quality product and pricing.

• Saved the company millions in rework cost by my drawing review process. In fact, saved $170,000.00 by changing the way the part was manufactured for specific project.

• Streamlined what was needed on the manufacturing floor for best shop flow by serving as a liaison between Manufacturing and Engineering.

• Maintained a network of vendors that produced for me in a timely manner.

• Listened and understood my vendors, which made their job easier and allowed for a 3 to 4 day time savings in receiving a quote (led to win-win relationship).

• Kept inventory level sufficient to do all upcoming projects.

• Managed project that required me to review drawing for errors and made needed correction through Engineering. Ordered all material from south Florida vendors, keeping track of all heat numbers by the piece. Shipped some material to North Carolina for forming before shipping to vendor in Canada, the remaining material shipped directly to vendor in Canada to be fabricated and machined to drawing. Flew to Canada to do first part QA inspection, upon completion of parts they were shipped back to MWI for assembly.

• Served as key company liaison charged with travelling the world to review for competency manufacturing facilities to perform large manufacturing projects.

• Insured ISO directives were being followed.

• Worked closely with Accounts Payable to verify that vendors were being paid per contract.

• Completed make or buy comparisons based on experience.

Production Supervisor (1978 – 2007)

Supervised 2 departments (Cutting/Layout and Fabrication). Led day-to-day activities of the departments including job supervision and training of 15 + employees. In addition, interpreted blueprints, started the cutting process as well as tracked all fabrication in my charge for weld quality and dimensional integrity before moving to next operation.

• American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector from 1992 to 2010.

• Served successfully as Safety Director, while handling other assigned responsibilities.

• Ensured a safe working environment for staff as safety was job one – very few “loss time” accidents.

• Kept inventory level sufficient to do all up coming projects.

• Worked with purchasing to ensure we were getting what was needed to complete the projects in a timely manner.

• Reviewed drawings for content and would advise Engineering of any required changes for cutting and fabrication.

• Trained team to safely operate equipment, which led to nominal injury time lost.

• Motivated team to accomplish set objectives.

• Regularly produced product that required no rework.

• Made sure ISO directives were being followed.

• Tasked with setting up MWI factory in Nigeria to manufacture pipe. Managed entire process of ramping up operations, which included setting up equipment, hiring and training a team of 20 individuals. Team produced over 100’ of pipe per day (project successfully completed in 3 months).

Professional Training:

Welding - Atlantic Vocational Technical Center; Dale Carnegie - Effective Speaking and Human Relations; American Welding Society Welding Inspection Seminar; American Welding Society Welding Inspector; participant and past president of the Broward County Welding Advisory Board; ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing

Software Skills:

MS office, Word, Excel, Cadkey, Autocad, Macola, Turbo Nest

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