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Experienced Planning Professional Seeks New Opportunity

Linden, NJ, 07036
Open but generally quoting 53K to 71K range
November 10, 2009

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Home: 908-***-**** Cell: 908-***-****


Supply Planner ~ International Experience ~ Supply Chain and Manufacturing Settings

Results driven logistics professional with a proven track record for high customer service levels through the optimal use of inventory, production and transportation. Integrated new or alternative processes to create unique solutions that improve efficiency and achieve corporate goals. Experience includes forecast and demand analysis, ERP system proficiency, collaboration with international vendors and expediting expertise. Excellent computer skills and reporting abilities as well as an intrinsic aptitude for leading and motivating a team. Certification in Materials Management and a corporate membership to APICS.


• ERP System- expertise with J.D.Edwards One World includes usage of the Distribution Planning, Purchasing and Order Entry modules as well as experience with previous releases of JDE.

• MS Excel- expert level usage includes proficiency with pivot tables, V-lookups and, function formulas.

• Data Warehouse and Data Mining Software- advanced level skills in Stratum Planner 4.1 by Silvon and Monarch 4.0 by Datawatch.

• Office Communication Software- experienced with MS Word, MS Outlook and Lotus Notes.

• Additional competencies include proficiency with Macola 7.0 and IBM AS 400.


MEGABRANDS AMERICA, INC., Livingston, New Jersey 2006 to2009

$300 million Consumer Goods Manufacturer

Senior Planner- Inventory and Production

• Increased fill rates of key product lines 15% for top eight US customers in peak season by realigning schedule priorities with Asian suppliers and placement of demand with sales teams.

• Saved $4 million in expedited freight expenses over a three year period by improving strategic capacity planning with Asian vendors and utilizing alternate shipping modes.

• Boosted Mexico market segment from $5 million to $12 million. Minimized inventory investment while maintaining quality standards and ensuring brand identity across the product range.

• Reduced the purchase of new inventory 12% via the substitution, rework or transfer of stocks with alternate language and packaging configurations between global DCs (as revealed by DRP analysis).

• Decreased inventory investment by $10 million via the identification of excess and obsolete stocks to the sales teams with follow-up to ensure liquidation according to the inventory projection plan.

• Lowered backorder levels by $10 thousand per month using inventory optimization techniques such as: repackaging, re-sequencing of foreign vs. domestic assembly operations and BOM component subs.

• Provided proactive collaboration with foreign and domestic cross functional groups, Asia vendors and senior management resulting in reduction of delays and achievement of on time delivery.

• Effected the accomplishment of departmental performance objectives by directing the activities of five planners. This included the establishment of goals and metrics with the follow-up and mentoring necessary to ensure each staff member’s success.

THOMAS G. SEMINARA Cell: 908-***-**** Page Two

EXPERIENCE (Continued)

CR BARD INC. ~ JAPAN DIVISION, Murray Hill, New Jersey 2001 to 2006

$2 Billion Medical Device Manufacturer

Materials Planner and Forecaster

• Diminished domestic inventory levels of endoscopy, irrigation and hernia mesh products by 15 days per quarter (using a Days-On-Hand metric) due to improved planning of foreign demand.

• Supported a $45 million growth in international sales while managing global inventories to corporate target levels through improved purchase forecasting to the manufacturing divisions.

• Realized a 5% annual reduction in dead and slow moving stock via reallocation to alternate foreign markets or domestic source divisions for rework and subsequent distribution to US markets.

• Attained a targeted 12% sales growth across product spectrum while reconciling variances in actual sales to budgeted projections via continuous realignment of the product mix in the ship plan.

• Saved $500,000 of foreign inventory from moving to closeout status due to improved execution of phase-in/phase-out management of upgraded items.

• Decreased inventory requirements for new product launches by 8% via improved tracking of actual results to forecast and communication with the sales teams to confirm underlying causes and expected future trends.

VESCOM AMERICA, INC., Rahway, New Jersey 1998 to 2001

$30 million Wallcovering Manufacturer

Shop Floor Planner and Purchasing Agent

• Boosted inventory fill rates by 8% while cutting raw material scrap and wastage by 15% through the introduction of new lot sizing parameters.

• Doubled inventory turnover of domestic make to stock goods by implementing a two-tiered ABC analysis of product lines (based on historical or forecasted performance by pattern and color).

• Reduced raw material costs by up to 15% without a compromise in the quality of purchased goods via an optimization of supplier quantity/price structure and a widening of the supplier base.

• Decreased production costs of manufactured goods by 5% via scheduling improvements that leveraged common elements of set-up between production runs of differing products.

• Diminished the freight and unit costs of imported branded products by 10% due to the optimization of purchase volumes as revealed by historical sales performance analysis.

IMTT-BAYONNE INC., Assistant Traffic Manager 1993 to 1998

NJ HARDWOODS, INC., Production Planner and Purchasing Agent 1989 to 1993

JERSEY MILLWORK CO., Warehouse and Receiving Manager 1987 to 1989

AMERADA HESS CORP., Inventory and Loss Control Coordinator 1981 to 1987


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1981

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Minor, Statistics


Certification, Materials Management, Bloomfield College 1991

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