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Logistics Professional

Columbia, South Carolina, 29229, United States
$105,000 annually
November 10, 2010

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Matthew R. Bastos

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Columbia, SC *9229

Home Phone: 803-***-****

Mobile Phone: 803-***-****

Driven and adaptable logistics management professional with 15+ years of experience of continued career progression accompanied by key accomplishments in Customhouse Brokerage, Freight Forwarding and manufacturing. Consistently achieving both global and local goals for productivity and cost reduction as well as implementing process improvements that positively impacted the Market business line. Hands-on management approach used to create habits of excellence in both underperforming and stable operations.

Areas of Expertise

Transportation Management

Inventory Management

Customer Service Management

Customer Satisfaction Enhancement

Cross Functional Project Management

Sales & Margin Improvement

Teambuilding & Training

Cost-Reduction Strategies

Order Fulfillment

Professional Experience

Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. – Columbia, SC (10/05 to Present)

Logistics Manager

*Played an integral role with launching the Columbia, SC 250,000 Sq. Ft Distribution Center and managing the local 3PL with 50 plus employees

*Maximized the effectiveness of the existing carrier base (LTL, Expedite, Air, Ocean), succeeding in reducing costs while improving service on all accounts, directly leading to improved customer and carrier relationships

*Consolidated 30,000 SKUs from 4 warehouse locations into 1 DC which resulted in significant operating costs reductions and dramatic customer service improvements

*Designed reports to analyze and validate warehouse KPIs utilizing WMS and ERP systems

*Created queries in SAP to assist the Shipping and Receiving Supervisors in workload management.

*Initiated Best Practice and Process Improvement programs that reduced redundant functions and improved operating efficiencies which comply with ISO standards

*Defined, implemented and enforced local transportation, warehousing and Trade Compliance policies

*Member of US multi-divisional team and Global Logistics Team

*Project Manager for SAP IM development and implantation for the US operation

*Manage 6 direct reports and third party personnel

ABX Logistics – Charlotte, NC (11/04 to 10/05)

Operations Manager

*US Customhouse License holder for the district (North Carolina)

*Designed, tested and implemented processes to handle 25% increase in volumes without increasing staff

*Managed a staff of 8 and a Third Party warehouse supplier

*Managed and negotiated with facility suppliers such as the property manager, janitorial service, etc.

*Managed and maintained US Customs Bonded Facility

*Managed P&L of $9 million dollars of annual revenue

GEOLogistics Americas Inc. (Agility) – Charlotte, NC (01/00 to 10/04)

Operations Manager, 01/02-10/04

Import Manager, 01/00-12/01

*US Customhouse License holder for the district (North Carolina)

*Increased revenue from $600K to $1.2M increasing profitability by 5%

*Implemented standard processes for all departments to allow for cross customer coverage

*Developed Furniture Market Vertical with Indian, Indonesian, Chinese, and Filipino offices

*Created a new source of revenue by developing 10,000 Sq. Ft. for import/export de-consolidation and distribution

*Managed and negotiated with facility suppliers such as the property manager, janitorial service, etc.

*Managed import and export staff of 7

CorExport Corporation – Charlotte, NC (01/99 to 01/00)

Import Manager

*Hired to create the import department in the Charlotte office

*US Customhouse License Holder for Charlotte district

*Assist Sales in developing new business

*Support for export department

Fritz Companies Inc. (UPS Supply Chain Solutions) – Charlotte, NC (01/98 to 01/99)

Import Supervisor

* Managed inbound transportation and Customs clearance for retail customers such as Rack Room Shoes, GH Bass, Phillips Van Heusen, and Pic-N-Pay

*Assisted in developing groups defined by commodities as well as standardizing processes within the department

*Supervised staff of 3

Education and Training

NC State University – Raleigh, NC (8/93 to 5/94)

Course Study: Liberal Arts, Argumentation and Advocacy, Calculus, Forestry

License: US Customhouse Broker (Issued April 1997 - Active)

Training: Completed numerous US Customs and Bureau of Industry Security seminars

Software: Microsoft Office (intermediate), SAP (Modules: PP, SD, MM, SQ, WM), Lotus Notes, Various TMS programs

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