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Project Manager

Orland Park, Illinois, 60462, United States
March 24, 2011

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Donald Dulcis

***** **** ****, ****** ****, IL **462

H: 708-***-**** C: 219-***-****


A high-impact operations manager with a strong background of planning, organizing and completing a broad variety of complex projects. Especially skilled at making continuous improvements in safety, quality, productivity and efficiency. Proven capacity to identify, analyze and solve tough problems -- designing workable strategies and leading successful solutions from concept to completion. An excellent trainer and developer of professional talent, building teams that deliver excellent results on time and under budget.

Extensive professional skills and experience, including:

• Developing Realistic Project Plans & Budgets

• Planning & Designing Efficient Warehouses

• Improving Key Processes & Procedures

• Running Union & Non-Union Operations

• Implementing Inventory Control Systems

• Purchasing, Procurement & Vendor Management

• Ensuring OSHA, EPA & Code Compliance

• Negotiating Contracts with Vendors & Suppliers

• Managing Construction & Capital Improvements

• Controlling Costs & Boosting Profits

Professional Background

D. W. Dulcis, Inc. (Custom home building) Orland Park, IL 1995 – 2009

-- General Contractor

• Launched a construction company and built custom homes in seven sub-divisions. Negotiated costs with subcontractors, realtors, lenders and buyers for homes ranging in price from $239,900 to $500,000.

• Implemented revisions to blueprints to suit client’s home specifications while maintaining safe structures. Created unique specifications and designs to implement the changed plans.

• Supervised 20 construction subcontractors through the various stages of building structure. Scheduled the delivery of materials to project sites as needed.

PULLMAN STANDARD Chicago, IL 1976 – 1979

-Production Supervisor

• Supervise the complete super structure of 1,000 passenger cars (New York Car and Amtrak Car). Directed 45 employees in the installation of all car components. Developed techniques and methods of installation increasing efficiency and reducing employees from 45 to 30.

• Developed prototype for Boston passenger car which determined feasibility of fabrication and production...

METRA (metropolitan railroad system) Chicago, IL 1979 – 2007

-- Materials Management Coordinator (1999 – 2007)

• Led a corporate team in the development of a Materials Management System. The new system reduced redundant employees, and also eliminated over-stocking and duplications.

• Improved the procurement and re-ordering of materials by developing a parts catalog. The development of the catalog resulted in a more controlled method of re-ordering, providing a concise record of part numbers, descriptions and cross-referencing of vendors.

• Organized data for the implementation of an Information Systems generated weekly Cycle Count Report for over 30,000 line items. The report succeeded in the elimination of duplicate ordering and over-stocking of parts, which significantly reduced inventory costs.

• Coordinated the development and implementation of one central ordering department that managed 120 blanket purchase orders and $25 million in inventory. Duplication of ordering was significantly curtailed, generating a major reduction of unnecessary expense.

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• Managed a $150,000 budget for the operation of four warehouses, and stayed within the budget constraints for over five years. Actual operating expenses were reduced each year.

• Led a recovery team to retrieve company-owned parts and equipment from an out-of-state vendor filing bankruptcy. Coordinated the emergency travel agenda, the recovery team and the shipping of the parts and equipment (valued at $500,000) before lockdown of the facility.

-- Warehousing / Stores Supervisor (1989 – 1999)

• Designed shelving systems for five warehouses (labeled bins, sectioned warehouse by commodity type and erected section location signs). Fewer employees were needed because the location time for material was reduced significantly.

• Produced a system to identify procedures to handle hazardous chemicals in the warehouses and in the field. Tied the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSD) instructions to the part numbers for quick reference and for quick responses in the event of a spill.

• Re-designed five warehouses for maximum efficiency, which led to the closing of one warehouse. Operating expenses of $40,000 a year for the closed storehouse were eliminated.

• Built a rear loading dock for an obsolete warehouse and made physical improvements to the structure. The dock and the improvements resulted in a fully functioning warehouse for minimal cost.

-- Mechanical & Engineering Inspector (1979 – 1989)

• Inspected all materials purchased for the Mechanical and Engineering Departments to assure the material complied with the corporate specifications. Assured the conformity of all contract specifications with outside railroads for compatibility with corporate operations.

• Coordinated a $30 million project to rehabilitate 300 rail cars. Responsibilities included daily inspections to ensure that the workmanship for the project was in compliance with the specifications.

Training & Technical Skills

Professional training in accounting principles, mechanical drawing, engineering and Six Sigma.

Technical skills: Microsoft Word and Excel. RMIS (Rail Materials Inventory System)

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