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Operations Manager

Atlanta, GA, 30316
90,000 neg
September 29, 2008

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Shawn Thomas

**** ***** ****** ** * Atlanta, Georgia 30316

Home Phone: 404-***-**** w *************@*******.***


Thermo Fisher Scientific Suwanee, Georgia

Operations Manager February 2007 – Present

§ Lead an automated 235,000 sq. foot distribution facility in supplying healthcare products to the company’s end customer.

§ Work with Regional Operations Manager to manage facility’s monthly profit and loss (P&L) statement.

§ Manage $63m in hazardous, time and date sensitive material, ensuring items are received and stocked according to hazardous codes.

§ Managed daily operations and provide leadership to 4 supervisors and 82 warehouse associates.

§ Review weekly key performance indicators (productivity, overtime, inventory lines received and shipped) and provide analysis to company senior management.

§ Develop best practices with shipping vendors to ensure timely receipt and distribution of products.

§ Conduct daily plant management meeting to review performance, set daily objectives and resolve operational conflicts.

§ Developed an inventory receiving and stocking process which improved productivity by 10 percent.

§ Manage operations staff including recruitment, development, evaluation and disciplinary actions.

§ Perform facility inspections to ensure security of assets and safety requirements are maintained.

Ford Motor Company McDonough, Georgia

Manager September 2005 – February 2007

§ Reported to Plant Manager to lead a 245,000 sq. foot parts distribution facility in supplying manufactured parts next day.

§ Managed daily operations by providing leadership to 5 supervisors and 122 union employees.

§ Worked with management and union leadership to improve inbound processing by 10 percent and outbound by 12 percent.

§ Devised and communicate receiving and picking operations plans to ensure warehouse objectives are met.

§ Monitored picking and packing process to ensure continuous flow to shipping dock and on-time shipping.

§ Worked in tandem with Traffic department to ensure timely delivery of inbound and outbound freight.

§ Managed $40m inventory consisting of 32k part numbers to ensure parts are allocated to their location utilizing the ABC slotting methodology.

§ Reviewed warehouse grievances and negotiate settlements with union leadership in accordance to the national agreement.

§ Performed facility inspections to ensure security of assets and safety requirements are maintained.

Industrial Engineer May 2003 –September 2005

§ Implemented corporate picking and shipping process for 10 new parts distribution facilities.

§ Maintained critical timelines to implement supply chain process and ensure on-schedule warehouse launch.

§ Developed picking process improvements in compliance with Joint Safety Committee regulations.

§ Served as Lead Engineer for warehouse stabilization project to achieve next day delivery standards.

§ Hosted launch meetings with local management to identify union employee roles and responsibilities.

§ Updated warehouse training manuals with new picking process policy and procedures.

§ Maintained 8 distribution warehouse layouts, updated changes on AutoCAD drawing.

§ Worked with supply chain management to negotiate 10 percent reduction in supplier pricing.

§ Spearheaded warehouse slotting project that optimized parts locations and improved order fulfillment efficiency.

§ Consulted for a tier 1 supplier on how to optimize warehouse operations and improve their order fulfillment process.

Material Control Supervisor March 2001 – May 2003

§ Supervised inbound and outbound shipment operations for 600,000 sq. foot parts distribution facility.

§ Introduced order bundling process which increased picking efficiencies by 12 percent.

§ Prepared and analyzed $2 million average daily inbound shipments to ensure accurate receipt of inventory. Reported material shipment irregularities to plant senior management.

§ Monitored weekly fluctuations of $70m inventory to ensure ample stock levels are maintained for key products.

§ Performed process reviews and provided recommendations to improve employee work methods and picking efficiencies.

§ Supervised 35 union employees in product warehousing and order fulfillment.

§ Conducted daily team meetings to discuss safety issues, productivity, work plans, and resolve any employee concerns.

§ Maintained Facility Appearance Program Standards to minimize work injuries and lost workday cases.

MCI WorldCom Atlanta, Georgia

Accountant June 1999 – February 2001

Norrell Corporation Atlanta, Georgia

Billing Analyst June 1998 - June 1999

Certifications and Proficiencies

§ Six- Sigma Green Belt

§ Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, AutoCAD, People Soft-Financial, Oracle, and Web Focus


Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia

Bachelor of Arts Degree – Finance May 1998

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