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Transportation & Inventory Analyst

New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 15068, United States
May 24, 2010

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New Kensington, PA 15068



To obtain a full time position where I can contribute my outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills to help enhance your company’s success.


• Solid analytical, organizational, and computational experience

• Exceptional versatility and adaptability

• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a high-pressured environment


Transportation Analyst II, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hudson, OH, Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2008

Audited small package invoices from FedEx, DHL, and other couriers weekly. Responsible for a direct cost savings of $10,000+ weekly thru billing audits. Saved the company over $500k by running analysis for drop-ship vs. DC comparison. Defined and implemented business rules for invoices to be reviewed. Created reports to track annual spend (budget), business trends, and cost savings in small package shipping. Developed metrics to identify issues and track improvements in the shipping process. Created and maintained MS Access databases to manage balance dues from vendors and small package carriers. Worked with stores, vendors, and merchants to consolidate small package shipments and limit freight spend.

Inventory Management – Natural Rubber, Exel Logistics, Akron, OH, Aug. 2006- Sept. 2007

Oversaw natural rubber inventory levels for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Gathered volume data from persons at port-of-entry and associates overseas. Identified and eliminated issues in the inventory process as necessary. Filed claims with producers for damaged product. Responsible for shipping over 300 million pounds of rubber per year from the US ports to the Goodyear plants. Assisted in improving cash flow through lean manufacturing, primarily with switch to container shipments and lower inventory levels. Created SOP for the handling/process of managing Goodyear’s natural rubber inventory for Exel associates. Produced weekly metrics for management to evaluate efficiency and accuracy in the process. Audited bills and storage charges from the ports. Prepared end of month inventory reports for Goodyear accounting and management.

Transportation Analyst, Exel Logistics, Akron, OH, Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2006

Handled the daily planning of two distribution centers while minimizing costs. Responsible for a direct cost savings of $20,000+ per year by combining shipments through scheduling and finding new carriers with a better rate. Monitored shipments to ensure 99% on-time delivery. Optimized shipments on dedicated fleet using the TMS system. Negotiated rates with new carriers. Maintained database to ensure planning for all distribution centers went smoothly. Provided updated metrics to management. Resolved transportation issues in the most efficient way possible.


John Carroll University, University Heights, OH

May 2004, B.S. – Mathematics, Minor – Business/Finance

Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA

Not completed, Major – M.S in Instructional Leadership, Minor – Teacher Certification


Proficient: Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and Power Point, Manugistics

Familiar: SAP, ERP, Cognos

Excellent analyzing, coordinating, and interpersonal skills

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