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Production Planner

Fontana, California, 92335, United States
February 23, 2009

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Sergio Rico

***** ******** ****

Fontana, CA ****5

Mobile 760-***-****

Operations /Procurement / Manufacturing/ Planning & Inventory Control / Product Management

** ***** *****ience in Manufacturing / Distribution. Consistently successful in controlling manufacturing / purchasing cost and improving net profitability. Experienced in all phases of Material Management, Production Planning, Manufacturing, Inventory Management & Distribution. Excellent negotiations and deal-making skills. Key qualifications include

• Budget Forecasting & Strategic Planning • Purchasing / Procurement

• Total Quality Management • Developing Strategic Management

• Cost Analysis & Containment • Cost Reduction

• Plant Operations / Distribution • Quality Programs

• MRP/MPS/MRO/ERP • Domestic & Offshore Purchasing Operations

• Inventory Planning & Control (JIT) • Cycle Count / Audit Procedures

• 5S / Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen • Human Resources

Professional Experiences

WOODGUARD – San Bernardino, CA 2005-Present

Manufacturing / Material Manager

• Develop production plan (MRP/MPS) / schedule by coordinating requirements with sales and engineering.

• Monitor and maintain finish goods inventory to satisfy customer requirements while supporting our business objective of inventory cost control.

• Project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing, support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix organizational structure

• Bill of Materials / Blue Prints. Create and maintain all bills of materials for all products and projects.

• Purchasing – Lumber, Hardware, Steel, Packaging, and Plastic Resins

• Issue Purchase Orders and work closely with Finance Department to ensure adherence to budget and financial policies

• Prepare and review contracts, proposals, and vendor agreements for, price, and acceptability of items to specifications and budget planning

• Develop written policies and procedures for all manufacturing areas, In charge of Safety Committee

• Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff. Responsible for conducting personnel evaluations, implementing training programs, and establishing wage incentives

Achievements: Improved lead-time (delivery date) to customers to 5 days from 10 days, lowered cost 21% on lumber and resin by sourcing new suppliers / products. Improved productivity by 20% by reducing manufacturing downtime and planning. Reduced Inventory Variance from 78% to 98% accuracy.

Orbital Holdings – Fontana, CA 1997 – 2004

Material / Production Manager

• Control master production schedule MRP/MPS, including forecasting and performance and supervise all production departments

• Bill of Materials. Create and maintain bill of materials for all products.

• Purchasing Manager. Steel, and Tubing, Powder Coatings, Paints, Plastics, Wood, and Packaging, Import / Exporting product overseas Asia, Hong Kong, and Mexico, work with cooperate buyer in UK

• Oversee Shipping/Receiving departments. 100% on time delivery record with customers (Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, BJ’s, Menards, Costco, and Sam’s)

• Inventory Control - manages inventory levels Inbound / Outbound and research inventory variances.

• Control all material throughout plant, production process and production components suppliers via scheduling, material handling, and shipping.

Achievements: Implemented cycle counting and spot-checks, maintained accurate inventory levels at 99.7% five years in a row. Lowered cost in purchasing (Raw Materials) about 35% and labor cost from $2.16 to $1.61 a unit.

Cascade Die Casting (AS400) - Industry, CA 1993 to 1997


• Production Planner. Plan production in three departments monthly

• Shipping/Receiving Supervisor. Made sure deliveries shipped and materials arrived on time.

• Inventory Control. Controlled inventory levels in WIP and FGS and prepared quarterly physical inventories.

• Outside Processing. Dealt with outside suppliers and fabricators.

• Purchasing. Purchased aluminum and zinc materials. Entered receipt of goods and invoices.

Achievement: Improved our delivery shipments to our customers from 80% to 99% on time. Lowered production cost by 16%.

Education and Training


San Bernardino, CA

Complete by 8/2/08 2 exams left passed 3

• CPIM – Certified In Production and Inventory Management

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Master Planning of Resources

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Argosy University

San Bernardino, CA


• BS, Business Management

Chaffey College

Ranch Cucamonga, CA

2002 - 2003

• AS, Business Management

Nogales High School

West Covina, CA

1989 – 1993

Bilingual English/Spanish

Self-starter, Self Motivated, and fast learner

Computer Skills: Word, Excel (spreadsheets), Project, Access, Power Point, Lotus, EDI, AS400, MAS90, MARC, and UPS, Fed Ex system online Crystal Reports.

Forklift Certified, RF Units, Bar-coding


MAS90 - Bill of Materials, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Sales Order, Journals

MRP/ERP, Crystal Reports, Bargaining with Vendors and Suppliers, Cycle Count and Physical Inventories

Management Skills for New Supervisors, How to Handle Multiple Tasks


Furnish upon request.

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