Due to the management
structure changes, I was given the flexibility to drive process improvements
cross-departmentally, that resulted in 20% labor reduction with a 18% increase
in overall efficiency, a 2% decrease in yield loss, with no adverse effect to
plant established safety or Quality KPIs.
a team that created and implemented a leadership training program designed to
focus on key competencies and regularly test for retention and comprehension at
both the lead and supervisory levels.
By implementing standardized settings for equipment start-up procedures, OEE was increased 12%, waste loss experienced a 2% improvement and 100% Schedule Attainment for 2nd Quarter.
Inventory material handling procedures from the warehouse to production and back were standardized using key stakeholders. Inventory adjustments due to lost or damaged materials decreased by 18% for 2nd Quarter over FY 2016 baseline.
Seeking a senior management position within a manufacturing or logistics company where I can leverage my experience as a plant operations manager in a fast-paced production environment. I have a strong commitment to results, and enjoy coaching my employees and helping them succeed.
Lean Manufacturing Certified with special emphasis on 5S, TPM, Standardized Work, and Quick Changeover.
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Cost Reduction & Avoidance
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Continuous Improvement Teams
Team Building & Leadership Training
Current Good Manufacturing Procedures (CGMPs)
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Quest NutritionCity of Industry, CASr. Manager of Operations / Plant Manager10/2015 to Current
Originally brought in to oversee production, management turnover and restructuring presented me with the opportunity to instead oversee all operations in regards to Production, Packaging, Sanitation and warehousing. I put together a leadership team focused on understanding the current process using established employees, proven leaders from my network and mentors with experience and skills honed in other major manufacturing plants. Our primary focus was:
Eliminate OSHA recordable and lost time incidents by firmly establishing a focused safety culture.
Improve First Time Right Quality initiatives, while preparing the plant for SQF certification.
Reduce over all Cost Per Unit by standardized procedures for crew size, run rates, machine settings, yield/waste loss, and changeovers.
Eliminate Out Of Stock for all Tier 1 vendors and adjust stock levels to reflect a more robust consumer demand.
Herbalife Innovation and ManufacturingLake Forest, CAProduction Manager11/2013 to 10/2015
Overseeing the day to day operations of all
areas of manufacturing production and packaging. Provide guidance and
support for the Lake Forest manufacturing plant as interim plant manager while
director oversaw start-up of our Winston-Salem plant.
Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs.
Implemented a plant-wide safety initiative to drive engagement at the floor level.
Partnered with the Sr. manager of Quality to create a robust and reliable reporting system for all quality related challenges.
Revised pre-weigh operations to increase efficiency, reduce changeovers and minimize cleaning.
Amway; Nutrilite DivisionLakeview, CAOperations Supervisor01/2000 to 11/2013Subject matter expert in warehousing and logistics, having created all standardized work instructions and cross-trained all warehouse employees, I was assigned to do the same in production. In 2010, it was announced that the plant was going to close, and my role became to help create developmental plans for all employees that would encourage them to stay through the shutdown while not adversely affecting safety or quality. I was also asked to train the leaders in the new production plant that was transitioning to a High Performance Work System (HPWS)
Amway; Nutrilite DivisionLakeview, CAWarehouse Team Lead06/1996 to 01/2000Brought in to learn the pre-weigh and mixing operations, the company underwent a globalization initiative that provided me with the opportunity to cross-train in all aspects of the powder drink facility, including scheduling, planning, inventory, cycle-counting, production records and warehousing shipping and receiving. I was part of the team that implemented the Warehouse Management System (WMS) for the facility.
Education and Training
Communication Studies and EducationBIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, CA, USA
High School DiplomaTemecula valley High School, Temecula, CA, USA
Activities and Honors
Dale Carnegie Program; Graduate and Coach
Creating and sustaining High Performance Work Teams
Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
Developing on-boarding and cross-training programs