Results oriented supply chain/logistics professional with experience in customer and/or supplier collaborations, demand planning and forecasting, material planning, transportation, distribution, and retail supply chain.
Rebuilt demand planning processes, procedures, and reporting after a system transition. Improved purchase order forecast accuracies by more than 17% by collaborating with key partners. Reduced inventory by more than $4M by implementing a new safety stock strategy, reducing lead times, and improving inventory management. Delivered program cost savings of $1.4M through packaging improvements, freight and ship unit optimization, and product flow changes.
Manage the demand planning and transportation teams. Oversee all international and domestic transportation activities. Designed and implemented a Sales and Operations planning process. Collaborate with key retail partners in an effort to ensure operational excellence in support of the business (Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace, etc).
Responsible for material and demand planning for 800+ items and $9 million in inventory. Placed purchase orders with suppliers and worked with global sourcing function to ensure flow of product meets the supply plan. Project management of key product transitions considering timing for key customers and total inventory in the supply chain. Served as supply chain representative on distribution center relocation from Union City, GA to Freeport, IL.
Lead tactical planning of logistics strategy, reset execution, seasonal product plans, and promotions for $285M of inventory. Supply chain contact for vendors. Collaborated with vendors on purchase order forecasts, promotional plans, seasonal buys, and inventory management. Managed vendor compliance through weekly reporting holding vendors to a 98% fill rate.
Responsible for vendor compliance, product flow, damage, and cost reduction for three product categories. Collaborated with vendors on capacity, supply, and transportation issues. Resolved product flow issues for regional distribution centers. Held vendors accountable to a 98% fill rate through weekly reporting and collaboration.
Executed planning, purchasing, and distribution of 1000+ SKU's in three product lines using SAP for both company owned and 3PL managed DC's. Controlled average monthly inventory of over $20 million. Partnered with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to achieve targeted sales and inventory goals. Managed supplier relationships, contracts, negotiations and adherence to logistics requirements.
Supervised team of Logistics Service Representatives. Team was responsible for order management and troubleshooting, van inventory of $9 million, logistics support to more than 1200 sales personnel and 110 sales centers. Oversaw Hilti Center inventory totaling $10 million. Directed Consignment Inventory program of $3 million and more than 35 accounts. Handled customer complaints, return scheduling, reporting, and freight recovery.
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