Talented Logistics Manager focused on process improvement and on-time project delivery. Budgeting and KPI metrics specialist, with advanced knowledge of distribution models and freight transportation networks
Effective team leader
Client account management
Consistently meet budget goals
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Reduced logistics spend
Manager, Service Logistics - 3PLApr 2004 - Current Quantum CorporationEnglewood, Colorado
Managed relationship with Third Party Logistics Providers to provide support for warranty and uplifted service contracts within data storage industry.
Spearheaded cross-functional projects to move two internal distribution centers to an outsourcing model with 3PL.
Developed and expanded global reach of forward stocking location network.
Exceeded company objectives with cost reduction initiatives that saved over 30% on annual operations budget, including freight spend and distribution cost.
Worked directly with internal departments to consolidate multiple logistics providers to achieve more efficient operations, inventory utilization/visibility, and cost reductions.
Distribution ManagerAug 2002 - Mar 2004 Styro-tech Inc.Denver, Colorado
Hired, trained, coached and mentored staff of 10 direct reports to ensure smooth distribution / warehouse operations for a food grade Styrofoam tray manufacture.
Worked directly with plant management to plan product production schedule to meet customer demand.
Initiated rollout of new physical inventory and cycle count program.
Negotiated all tariffs and rate schedules for FTL carrier network.
Global Logistics ManagerSep 1998 - Jul 2002 OEA, IncAurora, Colorado
Hired, trained, coached and mentored staff in the shipping and receiving operations of an automotive airbag inflator manufacture.
Exceeded company goals by reducing inbound shipment costs by 50%
Implemented innovative programs in reverse logistics reusable packaging program
Strengthened company's business by managing integrated carrier service level selection.
Spearheaded cross-functional initiative to get expedited freight activities under control.
Bachelor of Arts: 1987 Luther CollegeDecorah, Iowa
Continuing education in Total Quality Management and Industry Seminars