A positive, results orientated, motivated and confident professional with over 20 years of distribution experience coupled with in-depth working knowledge of distribution product flow in both manual and state of the art material handling systems. Departmental experience includes:
Administration and MPB areas
Inbound/Outbound Manager, 01/2008
to Current Walgreens Distribution Center – Windsor,
Inbound/Outbound Manager: Location Control, Full Case Stock, Receiving, Detrash, ASRS picking (Full Case Pick), SPS picking (Schaefer Picking Systems) Shipping and several Conventional picking areas.
Responsible for initial recruitment and hiring of all Function Managers, Function Leads during the startup phase of the operation.
Managed all Inbound operations once operations commenced, which included all set up of locations and matrix, training of all Receiving personnel, working with our Corp IT team to test and implement many new process, Vendor communications and solely responsible for initiating and maintaining the purchasing budget for supply usage and reorder for both Inbound and Outbound areas.
Specific to this DC was our commitment and work with team members with disabilities.
Maintained an over 50% employment hire rate of people with disabilities (physical and cognitive) and have proven a model successful for this environment by being the most efficient and successful Walgreen Co.
DC in the Division.
High focus on lean and production flow processes in all areas.
In addition, over the past 6 years I have managed up to 12 managers and 300 team members around all aspects of the DC operation.
to 01/2008 Walgreens Distribution Center – Woodland,
Inbound/Outbound Manager: Location Control, Full Case Stock, Receiving, Full Case Pick, Shipping, and Split Case.
Managed all Inbound and Outbound operations and 6 Function Managers.
Responsible for receipt and processing of merchandise, the replenishing and stocking of full and split case areas, and the maintenance of the Distribution Centers building, grounds and equipment.
Manage the Distribution Centers location control operations to ensure that proper procedures and controls are being followed with regards to inventory integrity and accuracy.
Responsible for conducting MBWA to ensure management team and team member safety and address concerns, communicate essential information, and enforce distribution center policy guidelines.
In addition, responsible for building and cultivating team member morale, motivation, and loyalty by encouraging participation in distribution center activities and special events.
Conduct needs assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of existing training programs: make recommendations and assist in the development/modification of training curricula as necessary.
Training consists of classroom training, coaching sessions, and one-on-one.).
Function Manager, 01/2001
to 01/2005 Walgreens Distribution Center – Windsor,
Location Control, Full Case Stock, Full Case Pick, and Shipping.
Managed and coordinated activities of team members engaged in Full Case Stock/Location Control operations.
Responsibilities included inventory control functions; coordinated distribution releases to manage workload volume; set up, release, and picking of outbound transfers; managed internal product flow from inbound receipt to outbound shipment as well as the off-site auxiliary building activities.
Prior responsibilities included running 1st shift Full Case Pick operations and start up of 3rd shift Shipping operations.
In addition, master equipment trainer, responsible for monitoring and tracking of all certifications for up to 1200 team members.
Created and implemented cross functional use of multiple File Maker Pro databases including a detailed database program for an interactive annual inventory-training module and interactive AS400 query writing tutorial and multi shift productivity databases used to initiate process improvement programs in Full Case Pick, Shipping, Receiving, and Full Case Stock/Location Control.
Graduate: Deer River High School - Deer River,
Have completed multiple course work, most recently at Fort Hayes State University, including English, Business and others with the emphasis on Operational Leadership at several learning institutions compiling 93 credits.:
RF Counts and Inventory Control Full Case Stock/ASRS Dynamic systems Receiving Operations Full Case and Split Case Operations Shipping Operations Replenishment and supply systems Worked in tandem with Walgreens Corp ISE in several occasions including efforts to refine and improve the entire replenishment process resulting in accurate visibility, effective forecasting, and a 50% improvement in product availability for our stores, and an 80% reduction in product mark outs.
Strong commitment of Lean, product flow, and process waste removal.
Committed to educating and developing management and team members in complete value stream relationships.
Safety Action Team Coordinator which resulted in the Walgreens division leading fewest DART and safest DC in the division for 3 years running.
Maintained 100% accuracy with inbound accounts payable for over 2.5 years by not incurring a single improper receiving charge and having a near perfect inventory (99.9%) over $100,000,000 of on hand product.
Orchestrated several lean process improvements for Walgreens such as Inbound's 340B project in where annual savings were over $79,000, and Shipping departments loading process reducing it total hour usage by over 25% saving 100+ hours for an annual cost savings of $291,841.
Strong commitment to working with people with both physical and cognitive disabilities.
Coordinated and implemented many new multi shift and departmental operational processes including: Standardized training (Lean philosophy and Toyota trained) BCS ordering and process cycle organization SLS/MFS Inbound operations and Anderson Scheduling Manager and Function Lead development programs Capabilities: Proven ability to analyze, evaluate and implement process improvements through use of Lean, Kazan process, SPC, Work Out, NPG, Spin Committees, Shaping and OCR.
Effective, patient, flexible and versatile manager with a proven ability to motivate personnel and work through tough challenges in any environment.
Detail-minded and perceptive: Can identify and correct problems impeding operational progress and performance.
A personable self composed professional with a good sense of humor and a strong sense of commitment toward communication, supportive management, and Lean philosophy.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with knowledge of: Lean, SPC, Access, File Maker Pro, Microsoft Offices, SQL, Netscape, Access, Kronos, SIMS AS400, RF, SLS and MFS systems, Sort View and Demag systems.
Graduate : Have completed multiple course work, most recently at Fort Hayes State University, including English, Business and others with the emphasis on Operational Leadership at several learning institutions compiling 93 credits. :
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