material planner resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Experienced in managing optimal supply of materials to meet customer demand. Masters level industrial engineer with 3 years' experience of progressive performance in a manufacturing management. Excelled in supply chain management, inventory control and optimizing business processes using ERP systems. Experienced in employing lean six sigma tools to reduce industrial wastes and utilize corporate resources productively.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
  • Supply Chain Analysis and Improvement Fall 2013 Studied AMUL's business strategy and supply chain model in detail to find out loop holes and suggest recommendations for the improvement with financial implications.
  • Developed procurement and distribution network road map for analysis and did the SWOT analysis of current model.
  • Improvement of organizational efficiency and service using six-sigma DMAIC methodology Fall 2013 Examined the overall operations to identify non-value added activities and successfully achieved 30% reduction.
  • Utilized various six sigma tools including KPIV-KPOV, Why-Why analysis, cause-effect analysis, Pareto charts and PFMEA to measure, analyze and improve the organizational efficiency and service.
  • Performed a customer satisfaction analysis and devised feedback mechanism for the organization.
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments Fall 2013 Extensively used Minitab 16 to develop and perform screening experiments, treatment designs and regression analysis.
  • Project 1: Used Randomized Complete Block Design to remove variability between various oven locations from the experimental error.
  • Applied experimentation techniques like randomization, blocking, hypothesis testing and ANOVA.
  • Project 2: Used Fractional Factorial Design to identify the most effective factor settings required to develop a medicine having <50mg by-product in each batch of 100gm.
  • Lean Enterprise Spring 2014 Part 1: Studied lean philosophy by web articles focusing on topic of 'Overproduction' as a waste in the various kinds of industries and presented a development of general discussions as well as conclusions from the theme of articles.
  • Part 2: Developed skill of A3 problem solving process for the three-day Kaizen event at ING insurance company and clarified the link between problems, root causes, countermeasures and end results on one sheet of A3 paper.
  • Part 3: Developed lean cell design for a given case study and evaluated multiple alternatives of improvement strategies.
  • Discussed the strength as well as weaknesses of the alternatives and selected the optimum design focusing on parameters like OEE, number or cells, number of changeovers, expected profit, investment and payback period.
  • Negotiating Partnership in the healthcare industry: The Pharmac and Respire Deal Spring 2014 Represented Respire Company in a negotiating partnership with Pharmac to develop and eventually market an inhaled form of parathyroid hormone to treat Osteoporosis.
  • Negotiated on key economic terms like royalties, milestone payments as well as equity enabling win-win situation for both parties and eventually developed final contract agreement for the partnership deal.
  • Logistics and Distribution Management Spring 2014 Extensively used various modules of LOGWARE to solve logistics, inventory and distribution management problems.
  • Project 1: Used router module to make transportation decisions for a distribution management firm.
  • Project 2: Used inpol module to develop a periodic review plan for a company facing inventory management issues.
  • Project 3: Used multicog and tranlp modules to optimize the distribution network with the locations of warehouses.
  • Optimization of energy efficient house using renewable energy sources Spring 2014 The project entailed writing a research paper focusing on environmental, social and economic aspects.
  • Reviewed over 18 research papers and mitigated previous research gaps.
  • Designed a model of integrated renewable energy system and developed an optimization based solution serviceable to average homes with variable energy source.
  • Assessed return on investment of the installation to ensure financial feasibility of energy system.
Professional Experience
Material Planner, 08/2014 to Present
HenkelChicago, IL,
  • Proactively performed Gap Analysis with suppliers by forecasting monthly material requirements based on historical and sales information that helped to resolve potential material supply constraints.
  • Periodically resized the Kanban levels with accurate demand, lead time, MOQ, supplier's OTD and safety stock that resulted in reduction in number of shortages from average 30/week to 2/week and inventory savings of $50k.
  • Reduced inventory exposure by $31k by practicing Spend Analysis to identify potential consignment candidates and diligently worked with suppliers to transfer them to consignment inventory.
  • Monitored supplier's delivery performance using eKanban analysis reporting to maintain system lead times, determine safety stock levels, and held suppliers accountable for performance improvement.
  • Developed and implemented standard consignment operating procedure.
  • Reconciled consignment inventory by coordinating with suppliers to ensure better visual management and lesser inventory discrepancies.
  • Maintained scheduled releases from Blanket Purchase Orders using Kanban in order to meet current and projected customer requirements assuring material availability and optimal inventory levels.
  • Supported daily production operations by ensuring an optimal supply of material required for manufacturing to meet >97% customer demand.
  • Led DMS kaizen for lean conversion to ensure better visual management, maintain FIFO and developed standard process to handle excess inventory that resulted in $34k (72%) excess inventory reduction in 3 months.
  • Performed daily Inventory Management at Gemba, including a comprehensive and detailed daily audit to identify, rectify and develop countermeasures for elimination of Kanban execution errors.
  • Maintained supermarket 5S at a minimum 3S level by daily audits and working with Supervisors, cell operators and indirect operators to standardize and sustain.
  • Collaborated with buyers, manufacturing and quality engineers to reduce lead time for approval and implementation of ECNs and ensuring to follow ISO rules.
Supply Chain Planner, 08/2011 to 07/2013
Ati MetalsNatrona Heights, , India
  • Performed periodic review for on-hand inventories and strategically reduced 38% of total non-moving and surplus inventories in a period of 3 months.
  • Managed storage and flow of material effectively in order to maintain balanced on-hand inventories with respect to demand.
  • Defined safety stock levels based on lead time consumption in order to reduce delivery lead time.
  • Implemented KANBAN using ERP system that resulted in shorter lead times and reduced inventory.
  • Automated purchase cycle for 72% buy items using blanket orders, sourcing rules and approved supplier's list that resulted in significant reduction in pre-processing lead times and was adopted by other divisions of the company.
  • Managed sub-inventory and inter-company transactions through job orders, move orders and IR/ISO module.
  • Developed strategy for scheduling of purchase and production activities in an organized way through ASCP.
  • Improved on-time delivery performance from <75% to >93% successively for 8 months.
  • Implemented routing philosophy with real-time framework that resulted in flawless scheduling of materials as well as operations and emend delivery guide.
  • Delivered training sessions for 6 out of 13 separate engineering departments on "the significance of Routing post ERP Oracle R12 implementation".
  • Controlled and scheduled the fabrication of a bowling hoop furnace required for a critical order at supplier's site.
  • Collaborated with business process officers for data and migration strategies specific to boilers division in order to implement ERP Oracle R12 and advanced supply chain planning modules.
  • Conducted various tests on ERP cycles and provided consultations to the various functions of the boilers division for issues related to purchase, planning, inventory, manufacturing and engineering modules of ERP system.
Intern, 01/2011 to 06/2011
Crc Insurance Services, Inc.Little Rock, , India
  • Implemented zero loss study, a six sigma tool on a bearing manufacturing channel that resulted in reduction of efficiency losses, increase in productivity from 366 to 545 nos./hr.
  • and saving $83,030 manufacturing cost per year.
  • Implemented DMAIC six sigma methodologies that resulted in 33% reduction of grinding oil consumption on a bearing manufacturing channel.
  • Improved process capability of a grinding machine by 48% that resulted in reduced scrap percentage and increased productivity of a manufacturing channel.
  • Implemented DMAIC six sigma methodologies that resulted in reduction of shoe tip consumption of an external grinding machine by 7/month to 4/month, saving the company $6400 per year tooling cost and reducing wastage of time for changeover.
R&D Engineering Intern, 06/2009 to 12/2009
Spirax Marshall Pvt. LtdCity, , India
  • Successfully modified and eventually implemented a design of pressure powered pump package unit on SolidEDGE designing software that resulted in 39% reduction in overall assembly time and 18% in overall weight.
  • Designed and developed a compact module thermodynamic steam trap to sustain 115 bar design pressure.
  • Developed a prototype of a new product - inverted bucket steam trap and managed its fabrication, assembly, testing and inspection followed by developing the final 3D model and 2D drawing on SolidEDGE.
  • Rectified bills of material and routing data for a product family by setting up, reviewing and processing ECOs for production release.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Industrial Engineering, Expected in June 2014
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York - ,
GPA: GPA: 3.7/4.0
Industrial Engineering GPA: 3.7/4.0
Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in July 2011
University of Pune - ,
GPA: Placed in top 10 of all engineering students at university
Mechanical Engineering Placed in top 10 of all engineering students at university
3D, boilers, business process, conversion, delivery, designing, ERP, forecasting, drawing, hr, inspection, inventory levels, inventory, Inventory Management, ISO, materials, 97, migration, oil, Oracle, philosophy, quality, real-time, reporting, Routing, safety, sales, S at, scheduling, six sigma, strategy, supply chain

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  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • University of Pune

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  • Material Planner
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Intern
  • R&amp;D Engineering Intern


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

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