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3517 English Oaks Drive NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Inventory & Training Manager
23 years experience W2
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A versatile and innovative manager with 32 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in Logistics, Supply Chain, and Inventory management with intensive experience in Labor relations. Expertise includes outstanding skills in turnarounds, team alignments, employee relations, and supply chain system implementations.

  • Staffing and Employee Development/Onboarding Process/Management and Organization Development (B.S.) Concentration pertaining to my Bachelor of Science degree
  • Change management tools
  • P & L Responsibilities/Budget Control
  • OSHA, GMP And FDA Guidelines
  • Governance, Risk, & Compliance Controls
  • Managing Customer Complaints through PPM Data/Customer Interaction
  • Procedures/Labor Relations: input and guidance on Labor Relations Strategy, preparation & negotiation of CBA within agreed parameters/ Experienced in Union Facility Policies
  • Push/Pull Systems Methodology-Kanban/Lean Manufacturing/Continual Improvement
  • Oracle 11i/R12 and SAP Implementations
  • Distribution Operations and Management/ISO9000 & 9001
  • BMC Service Request Management/Toad SQL Queries for Oracle
  • Inventory Management/Audit Analysis/Reporting
  • Yantra/ Baan/Kronos/ Manman/Red Prairie, RTCIS WMS Applications/AS400/ MRP/ERP Applications

Inventory & Training Manager
Nov 2019 - Jun 2020
Union City, GA
  • Drive improvement of the Inventory Control function with the goal of minimizing shrink / inventory losses, by ensuring improved reporting for decision making, and ensure best possible alignment between inventory related activities at the Southeast Mixing Center and the organizations financial statements.
  • Balance finished goods inventory between SAP and RTCIS warehouse management systems both systemically and procedurally.
  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement opportunities through standard cadences in support of operational excellence for business wide system enhancements.
  • Meets with the customer and coordinating officials to assess customer satisfaction, explain organization policy and procedures, and resolve problems that arise.
  • Directs Over Short & Damage resolution process to include documentation, investigation, and root cause analysis.
  • Provides supervision, training, development, and performance management of direct reports. Organizational Change Management and update and enhance company culture.
  • Utilize a wide range of training modules in a classroom environment for employee driven programs.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships to provide consultation and guidance on best practices, employment practices, performance management, and development, feedback, processes and tools.
  • Oversees warehouse space allocation to ensure maximum storage and efficient processing capabilities.
  • Analyzes and interprets data and trends while recommending solutions for inventory deficiencies along with reporting KPIs related to inventory management.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to distribution operations and inventory management with a goal to maximize efficiency and optimize workflow.
  • Lead or participate in cross-functional projects with internal and external partners to improve all aspects of material flow and logistics.
  • Review and improve SOP's and work instructions as required and help ensure adherence to Inventory management processes.
  • Responsible for the daily cycle counting functions and conduct causative analysis.
  • The key liaison between external 4PL logistics providers (Impact) and internal operations by identifying inventory management trends and report on gaps that need process improvement.
Change Management Microsoft Excel MS Visio Performance Management Process Improvement SAP
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Inventory & Material Flow Manager
Jan 2011 - Nov 2019
Memphis, TN
Recon Inventory & Material Flow Manager
  • "Oracle Super User" for the Materials Warehouse in system development and implementation activities for Oracle (which included change control, release management, UAT Training/Testing, and "GO-LIVE" support.
  • Service Request Coordinator who monitors and approve requests with BMC service request software.
  • Inventory Management/Cycle Count Program, control, and valuation >30 million in purchase parts inventory. Conducted regular cycle counts. Maintaining a 98% accurate level of efficiency.
  • Assisted Finance with internal control policies and ensuring audits were performed accurately under short deadlines. Performing Inventory Month End procedures regarding WIP (Salvage & Purchase Parts) for three plant sites with supporting system report (s) from Oracle.
  • Decreased inventory cycle count adjustments on total inventory balance from 25% to less than 10% in one year.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate client relationships at all levels (internal & external) to include internal departments and liaison to 3PL providers to maintain inventory accuracy and high service level standards.
  • Periodically review dashboard metrics to ensure schedule attainment for production is being met and assisted in the determination of work priorities for employees.
  • Assisted in implementing a Two-Bin Kanban system for purchased and remanufactured parts.
  • Accounts for accuracy of inventory, lost inventory, and location accuracy through the use of accepted cycle counting procedures and ensures monthly/quarterly inventory audits are conducted during each fiscal year.
  • Leads material flow strategy and execution utilizing Lean manufacturing principles, including PFEP using Push/Pull systems. Participate in Kaizen events as required.
  • Coordinates and monitors the flow of purchase and remanufactured components, subassemblies and finished goods from production lines to customers. Initiate, coordinate, and enforce operational and personnel policies to maintain inbound, production support, warehouse operations, and distribution activities.
  • Prepares risk assessments while acting as a liaison to internal and external auditors, develop and implement mitigation plans, review and document processes and the effectiveness of corresponding controls.
Auditing Release Management
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Support Supervisor
Mar 2010 - Jan 2011
Southaven, MS
  • Increased productivity over 5% and improved safety over 11% through process flow redesign, purchase of capital assets to automate processes, use of contingent workforce.
  • Reconciles inventory inaccuracies and Analyzes inventory levels. Listens and resolves, within established guidelines, customer's questions and complaints concerning quality and mis-ships. Running Queries in AS400 for frozen transactions.
  • Lead, coordinate and direct inbound/outbound shipments in an efficient manner that meets both customer and company objectives regarding shipping, tariff codes and Hazmat procedures.
  • Reduced shipping error rates from an average of 150 errors per month to 30 errors per month by making adjustments to existing procedures.
No skills were added
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Sr. Procurement Management Specialist
Jun 2006 - Jan 2008
Nesbit, MS
  • Responsible for sourcing and procurement activity for business units within Olive Group Security. Business units will include Training/Risk mitigation/Logistics.
  • Manage and evaluate complex high dollar military procurement projects.
  • Provide procurement leadership on cross-functional project teams. Work as part of a team to develop and write contracts through negotiation and/or a competitive bid process, work with subject-matter experts.
  • Conduct negotiations with contractors to establish contract terms, mitigate risk, and reduce cost.
  • Plans and manages the planning, staffing process, workload distribution and workflow analysis of the procurement staff. In conjunction with the Director Of Logistics, evaluates performance
  • Managed and Monitored contract funding documentation for Logistics and Construction Operations
Project Management Workflow Analysis
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Supply Chain Analyst
Jun 2005 - Jun 2006
Memphis, TN
  • Performs regular data integrity validation checks to ensure information is flowing accurately through the supply chain systems and applications.
  • Obtaining information from several sources and verifying its accuracy and timeliness to provide accurate product arrival information to Yantra systems, Senior Management and the Customer.
  • Managed analysis reports which can include the following: reporting and forecasting of daily statistics on inventory stock levels, space utilization information, detailed shipping information, and metrics reporting.
  • Interfaced with the Customer, Order Fulfillment, Management and Outside Third Party providers to ensure accurate and timely product availability information.
  • Lead improvements to the processes, systems, user tools, and value stream analysis and optimization, and other special projects.
No skills were added
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Materials Manager
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
Memphis, TN
  • Identify key performance metrics related to inventory and distribution center management
  • Reduced total downtime, by modifying the existing employee structure and challenging the organization's culture and attitude about ownership of the process
  • Develop an automated reporting process that provides a summary and detailed management reports
  • Create a Cost Model that captures all of the operational costs associated with the distribution operation
  • Work with Divisions to identify the cost of operations
  • Develop an expediting report incorporating On Hand, On Order, Min Stock Levels, and Order History
  • Review Min/Max Stock Levels and recommend changes based on inventory carrying costs.
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Randstad/Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Jan 2003 - Jan 2003
Memphis, TN
  • Improved shipping loading accuracy resulting in a cost savings of over $350,000 per year
  • Shipping accuracy improved from 88% to 99.8% and physical inventory came in at 99.9%
  • Served as a "Change Agent" and modified culture through improved communication, increased expectations, empowerment of the workforce and shared accountability
  • Developed more efficient outbound loading procedures increasing trailer volume utilization by 25%
  • Coordinated the TL and LTL pickup activities.
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Distribution Manager
Jan 1999 - Jan 2002
Memphis, TN
  • Efficient execution of all warehouse operations, maintaining inventory control and maximizing staff productivity to meet shipment requirements. 825,000 square foot facility that includes brewing, packaging, yard management, and warehousing operations
  • Maintained customer satisfaction by encouraging and monitoring the result of the team efforts by facilitating meetings with internal customers and negotiations with outside vendors, and develop methods and programs by which customer needs are met
  • Managed monthly/quarterly review of inventory including compiling statistical information about usage, loss, and transfers resulting in establishing and implementing new policies to increase productivity
  • Interfaced with Finance, Accounting, Purchasing and Quality on a daily basis to support plant cost reductions and quality objectives.
  • Served on the SAP implementation team. Responsible for business rule development, process documentation and user acceptance training. Adhered to Y2K implementation deadlines.
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Bethel University 2019
Bethel University 2017
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Logistics/Transportation Certification
Release Management
MS Visio
Project Management
Workflow Analysis
Change Management
Microsoft Excel
Performance Management
Process Improvement
Operations Management