Degreed Engineer with significant cross-functional work experience
Experienced in Engineering, Supply Chain leadership, Inventory Control, Master Production Scheduling, Program Management, and Customer Service.
Heart of a Teacher
Business operations organization
Successful in launching and integrating VA/VE process into Arctic Cat culture
First Commodity Manger to explore and implement "creative" Purchasing Agreements by utilizing alternative payment methods, Terms and discounts based on increased Year over Year spend
Implemented a wholly new ATV design in under 13 months through a cross functional development team
Significantly reduced incoming raw material inventory through analysis of historical supplier delivery data and utilization of Lean Tool histograms (SAP and Excel)
Supply Chain- Program ManagerSep 2013 to Current Arctic Cat Inc － Thief River Falls, MN
Managed a cross functional team comprised of Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply-Chain, Tooling, and Quality personnel for the specific purpose of creating/improving new processes for the designing and manufacturing of ATV products.
Created and maintained a project tracking system that kept all parts of the business informed of current schedules processes and issues throughout the life of the project.
Supply Chain -Buyer ManagerMay 2011 to Jul 2013 Arctic Cat Inc － Thief River Falls, MN
Managed all Buyers to guarantee on-time delivery of product into the Thief River Falls and St. Cloud manufacturing facilities.
Responsible for delivery issue resolution, as well as, in-plant inventory levels.
Reduced supply-chain delivery issues by 22% in first year
Reduced year-end raw material inventories from 24 million down to 8.5 million over a two-year period.
Obtained Six Sigma Greenbelt
Created new processes and techniques for procuring materials as well as reducing/eliminating low value work
Master Production SchedulerMay 2011 to May 2013 Arctic Cat Inc － Thief River Falls, MN
Responsible for scheduling all 3 production lines in the Thief River Falls Manufacturing Plant.
Ensured accurate scheduling for over 460 Finished SKU's annually Key Member in SIOP- Responsible for planning execution inside 8 weeks and forecast out 6 months Accomplishments
Created a way for APO to interface with excel to reduce scheduling time/effort.
Began to utilize APO for scheduling KYMCO shipments/Receipts
Designed an automatic scheduler in Excel that would download to APO with less manual effort
Commodity ManagerMar 2008 to May 2011 Arctic Cat inc － Thief River Falls, MN
Responsible for over $22M in spend
Due to having an engineering degree, I was responsible for all safety critical components
Responsible for US, as well as, China and Taiwan
Responsible for over 45 suppliers
Consolidated to 37 over 2 years Reduced over $40/unit
Reduced inventory in the plant
Introduced a new tire manufacturer that became one of our top 20 suppliers
Proficient in SAP and APO.
Began utilizing SAP to redefine terms for each supplier and used this ability to leverage cash back to the bottom line
Value Analysis EngineerDec 2000 to Mar 2008 Arctic Cat inc － Thief River Falls, MN
Work with Cross-Functional Teams to increase Arctic Cat's value proposition
Coordinated simplified designs that would yield overall cost reductions, manufacturing simplifications and part number consolidation (Increased Volume)
First Year Savings of over $850K
Average savings each year thereafter of over $485K
Kept running total of saving in Excel an reported to VP of Snowmobile Engineering every other month
Created/Machined prototype parts and "pitched" them for further investigation/approval
Created a cost roll-up program (Excel) that is still used today to evaluate current project costing against targets
RepresentativeFeb 1999 to Dec 2000 Entech Personnel Services － Madison Heights, MI
Release performance accessories for Saturn (Powertrain, Chassis, Body components)
Create and perform validation schedule on all retail installed accessories
Work with Saturn marketing to insure market segment penetration/demand
Responsible for engineering feasibility studies
Support Marketing directives and enhance the product with quality performance accessories
Ensure cost competitive product and uphold Saturn's friendly image
Responsible to create possible accessory attachments early in vehicle design for cost savings later
Ride CoordinatorFeb 1999 to Jun 2000 Saturn Motor Corp － Milford, MI
Provide testbeds to support engineering development and validation
Coordinate shop preparation and engineering evaluation of engineering vehicles
Assist Saturn Development Team in the development of special performance packages
Create Analysis/Development/Validation (ADV) usage plans and submit to ADV core teams
Responsible for vehicle coordination and preparation for VDT rides
Present ride plans and progress to the VAPIR on occasion
Work with Marketing to ensure market segment competitors are in VDT rides
Follow Platform ADV usage and schedule testbeds for retrofits around ADV plan
Work with suppliers to receive prototype and newly released components
Business AnalystJul 1996 to Feb 1999 Electronic Data Systems － Detroit, MI
Assist in GM commonization including all divisional field staffs and executive reorganization
Provide support for all General Motors dealers and wholesale employees
Maintain a database of all GM wholesale information and make corrections to old policies
Advise General Motors dealers of policies and procedures, assist in dealer claim submission, and inform dealers and wholesale employees of upcoming and current recall campaigns.
Bachelor of Science, Engineering1996Mankato State University － Mankato, MN