IT Manager, North America July 2014 to CurrentTI Automotive － Auburn Hills, MI
2.9B Company with over 100 facilities worldwide. Customers include: GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, BMW, Kia, Mercedes, Nissan, Visteon, and TRW
Managing the IT Department in North America, 35 Direct and Indirect Reports
Accomplishments: Implemented mandatory site assessments for network capability and conformance.
Plans in place to have all facilities in NA at the same level within 18 months Managing the IT portion of a Corporate SOX compliance initiative Cross training of various departments and increasing the frequency of site visits for training.
Global ERP Project Manager January 2010 to January 2013TI Automotive － Auburn Hills, MI
Managed the NA ERP team in implementing Global ERP Systems.
Five Direct Reports Accomplishments: Completed the implementation of twelve facilities in the FCS Division in 2010/2013 (Alabama, Georgia, Michigan (3), Mexico (3), Canada (2) and Indiana (2)) Assisted with the Implementation of a facilities in Chalons, France and Shanghai, China Rolled out a On-Line planning tool where the operators in each work cell could determine on a local computer what they needed to produce for the day.
Production Control and Logistics Manager January 2007 to January 2009TI Automotive NA － Warren, MI
Led the North America Materials Group in the adaptation and implementation of global processes Assisted Purchasing Group to work with and develop low cost Suppliers (China, Korea, and Europe) Dotted line responsibility for all Materials Managers (14 plants) Managed continuous improvements in the logistics group Accomplishments: Implemented Consignment Inventory company wide, with the use of automated systems to increase cash flow Standardized plant and product performance metrics systems in N.A.
Reduced logistic spend 12% in 2007 by combining routes, elimination of premium freight, and the use of less frequent shipments because of consignment inventory.
Reduced perpetual inventory 30% by strictly enforcing "days on hand" inventory at all plants.
Manager of Manufacturing Systems, FCS NA January 2005 to January 2007TI Automotive － Warren, MI
Responsible for managing the direction and vision of the Manufacturing Systems used at the North American facilities Primary focus on the use of Lean Manufacturing principles Coordinated the efforts of the Materials department across 25 plants in the US, Canada, and Mexico Accomplishments: Implemented SupplyWeb throughout the company to connect our Supply base to our manufacturing requirements, and pulls.
Implemented "Auto Reorder" systems where consumption automatically sends a pull to our suppliers 25% reduction in inventory by utilizing SupplyWeb and Kanban processes Project Manager for ERP System Implementations at three new facilities in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Materials Manager at our Cartersville, GA facility for six months as we conducted a search for a new candidate.
Manager January 1999 to January 2005TI Automotive － Warren, MI
Project Manager for twenty five BPCS MRP Implementations throughout North America.
Responsible for configuration, training, and set-up in the INV, MRP, PUR, RSS and BOM Modules.
Assisted in the development and creation of on-line systems documentation.
Implemented RF Scanning Technologies Company wide.
Technologies included Shipment Verification, Lot Tracking, Kanban ordering, receiving, and cycle counting.
Implemented twenty one plants with the Kronos Time and Attendance System.
Provide daily support to company facilities with various application systems.
Document and evaluate user requested enhancements to applications.
Obtain approval for enhancement as appropriate, and act as a user liaison with programming resources throughout the development.
Senior Consultant January 1997 to January 1999Crowe Chizek － South Bend, IN
Supply Chain and MRP System Implementations Project Manager for five Manhattan Associates, PKMS Warehouse Management Implementations.
Project Manager for two BPCS, MRP system implementations.
Project Manager for two JD Edwards, MRP system implementations Managed five application Consultants and scheduled their hours, projects, and training.
Assisted Sales team on numerous product demonstrations.
Warehouse and Traffic Manager January 1991 to January 1997Unifrax Corporation － New Carlisle, IN
Coordinated the efforts of fifteen employees in the Warehousing and Distribution operations.
Directed the Implementation of a MRP system for the Warehouse Operation.
Increased cycle count accuracy and efficiency for five consecutive years.
Sales have more than doubled during this time frame ($23 - $49 Million.
Manufacturing Supervisor January 1990 to January 1991Texas Instruments － Attleboro, MA
Powder, Pressing, and Firing Operations.
Supervised thirty four hourly employees and three laboratory technicians.
New responsibilities: Control of two costs centers which entailed budgeting, forecasting, and monthly manufacturing quotas in excess of $500,000.
Manufacturing Supervisor January 1988 to January 1990Texas Instruments － Attleboro, MA
Supervised twenty four hourly employees.
Implemented SPC and yield tracking systems in the pressing operations.
Responsibilities included: Staffing, inventory, planning, and implementation of new equipment.
Introduced a granulator and filter press into production operations.