20+ years of success in the planning and leadership of Warehouse and Distribution Operations for innovative, reputable Footwear and Apparel brands including: Crocs Inc., TOMS Shoes, and Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Ugg, Teva, Sanuk). Consistent achievement in unleashing the full potential of warehouse operations by BOOSTING PRODUCTIVITY and REDUCING COSTS, enabling SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, and COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. Catalyst in applying a holistic approach to workflow and processes, and implementing highly effective tools and practices: Standards Accountability, Financial Metrics, Inventory Integrity, Continuous Improvement / Lean / Six Sigma, Robust Reporting, and Employee Engagement.
Skilled in talent recruiting, asset protection, financial management and customer relations.
Driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with users, vendors and service providers.
Accomplished Executive with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results.
•Transformational senior director with a solid background in developing and implementing effective operations strategies to drive distribution organizations to continued success; particular emphasis on Best Practices, ROI, Lean Methodologies, Employee Development, Quality and Performance Management, Warehouse Design and Space Utilization, Inventory Management and Automation.
•Influential relationship builder with strength in developing and retaining top-notch talent, and instilling a working environment focused on growth and bottom-line performance; utilizing a coaching style of management that utilizes collaborative and team directed approaches to leading employees.
•A results-focused leader with demonstrated skill in resolving complicated and challenging roadblocks, priority setting, and anticipation of issues – with a track record of taking charge in high-priority crisis situations and delivering elevated levels of organizational productivity and customer satisfaction.
Directed a 400K sq. ft. high-end apparel distribution center included GOH (Garment on hangar) processing. Clients included top selling brands such as Kenneth Cole, Guess and Echo Red with annual sales exceeding $473,438,000 Reported to the VP of distribution
•Engineered end-to-end process flows, which identified opportunities for cost savings within the supply chain.
•Successfully applied G.E.'s Six Sigma principles and lean manufacturing philosophies.
•Carefully coordinated logistics with manufacturers, both domestic and international
•Oversee all facility maintenance, security, safety, purchasing & inventory control functionsInspire and mentor staff in their career development.
•Set clear goals emphasizing outstanding performance and accountability.
•Re-invigorated an open door policy to build trust with staff. This was highly successful
•Developed novel and creative solutions for employee incentives
•Seized opportunities to dramatically improve operating center layout, process flow and procedures with the ultimate goal of total customer satisfaction.
•Improved orders turn time by 30% through a comprehensive re-profiling of the warehouse.
•Extensively evaluated and improved vendor relationships and contracts, resulting in enormous cost savings.
•Improve divisional P&L through a well-managed budget and operating plan.
Managed all activities for with a campus of 800k sq. ft. servicing Direct to consumer and wholesale operations for high velocity complex pick and pack and light assembly environment spread across three facilities. Report directly to the President
•Completely revamped and modernized the operating facilities with automation. This was a highly successful endeavor that resulted in turning a major loss into a core profit center for the company this also included the returns and drove processing time down from 10 days to 24 hours.
•Restructured warehouses for optimum space utilization and capacity improvement.
•Maintained an inventory accuracy level of 99.5%.
•Recruited and mentored a top-notch team, conducted performance reviews for a large staff.
•Championed a company-wide safety initiative that resulted in a substantial decrease of OTJI (On the Job Injury), resulting in a 100% decrease in the first year.
•Responsible for staff of six directs and two-hundred indirect
Directed overall activities for a campus of distribution centers (200-300 employees). Reported to the VP of Operations.
•Increased picking production level by 55% from an average 60 to 115 UPH.
•Responsible for shipping, receiving, order processing, inventory, quality control and samples department.
•Improved rates on freight and vendor contracts.
•Successfully relocated entire distribution center, resulting in a 100% increase in accuracy and facility throughput
•Responsible for inventory with over 15,000 SKU's.
•Lead team on a computer migration and integration project. Migrated from an obsolete and proprietary system to an enterprise-grade JD Edwards based solution.
•Increased inventory record accuracy from 65% to 99% within six months through greater efficiency of procedures/resources and process controls.
•Brought the available stocked items in pull locations up 33% to a solid 97% in eight months through improved I.M.S. (inventory management system).
Certification work and Course work for BS Business Management
Course work for BS Operations/Logistics (Incomplete)
Course work for BA International Business and Marketing (Incomplete)
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