To become an integral part of a team working within the Manufacturing Industry focused on a common goal and to provide the expertise, knowledge, and leadership to maintain an environment of professionalism thus creating continual growth resulting in a successful future for my employer and myself. Strong background in all phases of the manufacturing industry with a focus on the stamping, tooling, quality, manufacturing processes, and production management.
Experienced manager in all aspects of manufacturing
Extensive background in tooling
Background in tooling design and function
Stamping and mass production processes
Advanced engineering knowledge
Supply chain managment
Global and strategic sourcing
Experience in project finance
Cost reduction and containment
Fluent in all aspects of quality and its processes
Lean manufacturing and design
Process improvement stratagies
Productivity improvement specialist
Root cause analysis
Facility and plant modifications
Supervision and training
Experienced in production scheduling
Excellent communication techniques
Cross-functional team management
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Research and Development
Purchasing Manager09/2013 to CurrentKaba Mas LLCLexington, KY
Manage the daily and long term projects of the commodity buyers, production scheduler, inventory personnel, and shipping/receiving to ensure all materials and inventory where maintained and on-time to meet customer demands.
In addition to my direct reports I held the responsibility of overseeing production to ensure all customer demands were being met within the schedule set forth and coordinated any changes to the schedule do to unforeseen issues to guarantee delivery of finished goods to the customer.
Oversee inventory levels and reduce overall carrying costs by maintaining adequate levels of materials and reduce overages.
Reduced annual inventory costs by $2 million.
Responsible for managing and coordinating inventory and delivery of materials and finished goods to sister facilities in Canada, China, and Kentucky.
Ensured proper forecasting was being performed to develop a consistent supply chain without interruptions in production.
Performed all strategic buying duties in accordance with the corporate vision and guidelines working as a key player in the Global Procurement Team.
Quoted and provided sources for all new tooling for new projects and replacement.
Developed new suppliers to increase supply chain quality and delivery while reducing overall costs.
Performed supplier audits and acted as a liaison with suppliers to resolve quality issues and drive improvements in processes to maintain the highest level of materials received.
Responsible for driving cost reduction requirements and meeting KPI's.
Average annual reductions exceeded $750k.
Worked directly with the engineering, product managers, sales, and marketing during new launches and implementing EC's.
Coordinated meetings within the facility with the proper departments to resolve issues at hand and form teams for lean events to drive improvements in processes and procedures.
Implemented a "Supermarket" system to reduce customer lead times and create a build to stock vs. build to order system thus eliminating overtime and excess costs.
Manufacturing Engineer09/2007 to 09/2013Kaba Mas LLCLexington, KY.
the daily functions of the production floor. This included developing work
instructions, implementing lean manufacturing processes, performing time
studies, line balancing, work flow improvements, and assembly equipment.
with the quality department to improve product quality when issues arise.
liaison to resolve supplier issues, direct contact for the purchasing group in
new suppliers when quoting new sources for production materials.
supplier audits when developing new suppliers.
or specify tooling and fixtures in support of new product launches or product
and debugged all purchased production equipment. Trained personnel on functions
all EC's and worked with engineering on product improvement to increase
manufacturability and reduce costs.
and restructured the facility to increase production flow. This included
implementing new work cells to reduce labor and increase production. Better
utilization of the floor space to increase inventory storage capabilities and
simplify the stock control process. Increased the ability to add production
capacity if by 50%.
the off-site facility in Jackson, main contact to the facility in resolving
production and quality issues. Maintained all production equipment, BOM's, and
work instructions for the facility.
of lean manufacturing teams to improve plant functions and process
Manufacturing Engineer10/2005 to 09/2007YH America, IncVersailles, KY.
Managed new product launches including quoting of the product and tooling associated to implementing the product to customer specifications.
Design, modify, and debug new and current production tooling and fixtures.
Design and implement work cells, process flow documentation, work instructions, and BOM's.
Lead or supported APQP teams during launches and continuous improvement projects.
Worked with the guidelines of QS/ TS documentation in support of the customer base that included: Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Chrysler, and Ford.