Dealer & Inventory Planning Supervisor November 2005 to CurrentMercedes Benz USA － Montvale, NJ
Responsible for supervising inventory planning and dealer support activities in support of MBUSAs Parts Logistics and Customer Services areas.
Direct reports include eight management employees
Responsible for leading, supervising, and developing a team in alignment with the administration of Human Resources policies and procedures, interviewing, hiring, training requirements, planning assigning, and directing work, appraising work, recommending rewards, and disciplining employees.
Lead and develop dealer support strategies.
Establish continuous improvement strategies for inventory forecasting and planning systems which ensure the optimization of multiple resources across the Parts Logistics organization.
Lead team initiatives on SOA/ISO which reduce the organization expose to risk.
Project management of strategic and cross functional initiatives which include Daimler AG and various departments from within the MBUSA organization. Specialist PDC Systems Portfolio Responsible for the development of functional PDC system process optimization concepts within the MBUSA PDC network and on-going PDC systems functional support.
Utilize project management techniques to develop and maintain standard system processes and methodologies within all PDC processes to optimize performance with MBUSA PDCs to ensure PDC annual targets are met, and to support lean-sigma projects at the PDCs
Manage IBM relationship & execution of contractual requirements. This includes providing input to I.T. as to needs/functional requirements that are requested for yearly contract. Ensure IBM is delivering on all functional PDC contract inputs and to ensure PDCs are aware of what they are entitled to yearly so that PDCs fully utilize IBM services
Project manager for functional systems integration for network design studies and projects that arise as a result of network design studies. This is to include but not limited to developing system best practice to achieve process results, training of system best practices, point person for I.T. questions/needs, and potential vendor management as needed depending on size & scope of network design results. Following the network study, lead the execution of the new PDC systems platforms Supervisor Parts Distribution Operations Responsible for the processes and support of the MBUSA US parts distribution network.
Direct reports includes three management employees and five administrative employees
Responsible for directing and supervising the day to day Regional Master PDC office functions
Responsible for MBUSA PDC network design strategy
Develop parts distribution system experts and direct system enhancements and optimization
Direct Parts Distribution process optimization and standardization through lean six-sigma implementation throughout the network
Ensure accuracy and timeliness of Parts Distribution network consolidated purchasing, budget, and metrics performance reporting
Distribution Operations Manager March 2005 to November 2005Starbucks Coffee Company - Carson Valley Roasting Plant & Distribution Center － Minden, NV
Responsible for the operating performance of a 200,000 square foot distribution center which services six states and over 1600 retail stores.
Direct Reports include six management employees and three administrative employees and indirect reports of over 130 employees.
Plant Meetings, round tables, and employee communication.
Member of World Class Manufacturing steering committee.
Identified inefficiencies and actively promoted lean concepts and support their implementation.
Actively assisting in the planning of $4 million conveyor system enhancement project.
Driving development of SOPs and training plan for all area of distribution.
Participating in project plan development and launch of all business units in the distribution center.
Warehouse Management Systems Specialist May 1998 to February 2005DaimlerChrysler- Mopar Division － Center Line, Michigan
Successfully launched IBM based 2 million dollar WMS system as pilot facility for all DCX divisions
Developed, tracked and reported on project budget for system implementation
Presented project justification and payback period to senior management obtaining project approval
Worked with operations management team to develop new reports that would be instrumental for tracking and measuring performance
Provided classroom and hands on training to UAW and Management, prior to, and during system implementation to decrease potential down time
Utilized employee involvement to effectively process map all operational functions resulting in successful project launch
Assisted operational team on proper building layout based on velocity and commodity stocking concepts resulting in an average space reduction of 14%
Increased throughput 4% and fill rates 2% by integrating lean inventory concepts with the WMS
Named support mechanism for system support and launch for DCX division including MBUSA/MBUSI/Freightliner/DC Mexico SAP System Romulus National Distribution Center- Warehouse Manager Responsible for the operating performance of a five hundred thousand square foot distribution center with a yearly operating budget exceeding twenty million dollars.
Direct reports included three management employees and a salary bargaining unit employee and Indirect reports of over one hundred UAW employees.
Material management of six thousand SKU's representing an inventory value in excess of seventy-five million dollars.
Achieved best ever overtime rate in past 5 years through process redesign, employee involvement, and continuous improvement workshops.
Worked closely with Process Teams to implement lean concepts throughout the distribution center. Worked jointly with union representatives to train all employees on lean concepts. Facilitator in continuous improvement activities utilizing the 5 step improvement process tool.
Town hall and employee communication
Improved quality by Increasing inventory accuracy targets by over 50%
Decreased severity rate through safety walks on the floor and joint commitment/participation of union representative
Redeployment of operation into existing distribution centers resulting in optimization of existing warehouse utilization resulting in a $5.2 million dollar annual cost saving. Completed redeployment project 33% ahead of schedule without incurring any excess overtime. Center Line National Distribution Center- Supervisor Responsibilities include daily coaching, developing and mentoring of UAW personnel in a one million square foot distribution center.
Increased receiving throughput by 25% through process redesign and employee accountability
Presented and trained receiving best practices in new supervisor orientation
Interacted with union officials to resolve union presented grievance issues to avoid arbitration.
Participated in health and safety and ISO9002 programs.
Increased record integrity 11% through audit programs and employee awareness.
Actively involved in continuous improvement development and implementation efforts. Company Sponsored Education Labor Relations, Sexual Harassment, Valuing Diversity, Root-Cause Analysis, Process Identification & Mapping, Trust & Teamwork, Time Management, Americans with Disability, Continuous Improvement, Power Facilitation, Leadership, Hazardous Material & First Responder, Performance Review, Employee Assistance Program, Logistical Analysis, Effective Communication, Ethical Behavior, Method & Measurement, ISO9002 Certification & Quality Auditor, Behavior-based Structured Interviewing, Performance Under Pressure, Microsoft Project 98, Report Building With Impromptu Series 7, Situational Leadership, Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Project Management, Human Resource Law: FMLA, Understanding Corporate Policies, Hiring a Winning Team, Managing Change, Workplace Harassment Awareness, Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt.
B.S.Oakland University － Auburn Hills, MI, USB.S. Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI
WMS Labor Relations, Sexual Harassment, Valuing Diversity, Root-Cause Analysis, Process Identification & Mapping, Trust & Teamwork, Time Management, Americans with Disability, Continuous Improvement, Power Facilitation, Leadership, Hazardous Material & First Responder, Performance Review, Employee Assistance Program, Logistical Analysis, Effective Communication, Ethical Behavior, Method & Measurement, ISO9002 Certification & Quality Auditor, Behavior-based Structured Interviewing, Performance Under Pressure, Microsoft Project 98, Report Building With Impromptu Series 7, Situational Leadership, Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Project Management, Human Resource Law: FMLA, Understanding Corporate Policies, Hiring a Winning Team, Managing Change, Workplace Harassment Awareness, Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt.
of World Class Manufacturing steering committee
Operations, Training, Best Practices, Budget, Continuous Improvement, Interviewing, Inventory, Optimization, Project Management, Six-sigma, Buying/procurement, Forecasting, Human Resources, Integration, Integrator, Inventory Planning, Iso, Logistics, Metrics, Network Design, Project Manager, Purchasing, Soa, Systems Integration, Vendor Management, Million, Audit, Coaching, Dcx, Disability, Finance, Fmla, Hazardous Material, Health And Safety, Mapping, Mentoring, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project 98, Operations Management, Performance Review, Process Redesign, Project Launch, Root-cause Analysis, Sap, Series 6, Series 7, Stocking, Time Management, Topo, Uaw, Warehouse Management, Wms, Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Conveyor, Operations Manager, Project Plan, Retail, Retail Marketing, Sops, Steering