A dynamic and knowledgeable Transportation Logistics Coordinator who recently graduated with a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management possessing an expertise in negotiation, analysis, data management, process and procedure implementation, strategic planning, and carrier and supplier relationships.
TMS, WMS, IBM, Logic Net, Logility, and Vanguard forecasting software experience. In-depth experience in Tableau, Microsoft PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Cognos, AS400, and SAP.
Transportation Analyst July 2012 to CurrentStepan Company － Northbrook, IL
Responsibilities (word sounds like a job description) Oversee the progress of established sourcing processes ensuring an effective and desired result is produced.
Solicit proposals for all worldwide locations; negotiate contracts with outside providers to reduce cost to the company and customer.
Implement strategic plans and develop relationships with carriers aligned with company's strategic goals and objectives.
Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of logistics operations utilizing simulation models and other tools.
Assist the development and implementation of IT systems in support of company's operations and in meeting customer's expectations.
Conduct carrier market surveys to establish competitiveness of current air, rail, ocean and over road rates.
Monitor carrier performance eliminating service trends negatively impacting transportation service to the customer.
Research, identify and implement efficient transportation processes and standard operating procedures in order to optimize overall transportation efficiencies.
Provide Transportation Monthly Reports including on time pickup percentage by carrier/facility; bulk load cancellations determining if cancellation due to Stepan or Customer Change, provide resultant lead time; cost out performance; incremental freight increases due to short lead times/line order reinstatements; on time pick-up for line order reinstatements versus no line order reinstatements; and raw data on customers who are causing the Stepan/Customer Changes.
Accomplishments Negotiated a significant cost out for 2015 on highest volume lane Wesseling for the ISO Routing Guide.
Maintained continuity of current ISO carrier case (Stolt, Hoyer & UTT) while reducing rates.
Reduced monthly lease from $1K to $750 which resulted in a savings of $50K per year and $25K per year for maintenance and repairs costs in lease.
Annual titling and licensing trailers at a savings of $5K per year.
Lessor responsible for the once a year DOT inspection; FHWA testing at a savings of approximately $10K a year.
Replaced Package Carriers for AN, LM, CB, WN, MW, FL and UD and assisted in performing package RFQ in April 2014 that replaced C.H.
Robinson with asset based carriers improving service to end customers.
Created truck load routing guide bringing back Metro, Prime, Marten, Conway, Werner, Barr Trans and JTS.
Worked in concert with team that solely sourced Marten as the dedicated carrier out of Columbus.
Created a new routing guide for FCL moves including NYK, Hamburg, Sud, American Cargo, and BDP rates versus current benchmark.
Collaborated with International Planning to replace Shipco with American Cargo a compelling cost out opportunity as we paid full truckload rates out of the distribution center for these moves.
Logistics Analyst January 2004 to July 2012Packaging Corporation of America PCA － Lake Forest, IL
Identified suppliers and purchased recovered fiber (OCC) and double lined kraft (DLK) for four PCA mills.
Performed as net buyer for approximately 175K tons of DLK from PCA competitors (RockTenn, IP, and Georgia Pacific) in addition to purchasing 175K tons of OCC from big box retailers including Home Depot, Meijer, and Wal-Mart.
Reviewed contracts and made decision with approval of CEO to replace or renegotiate with suppliers.
Accomplishments Achieved total freight savings of about $2M by utilizing the sample trucks for inbound OCC/DLK and outbound rollstock.
Realized due to long loading and unloading times at truck docks, a "drop and hook" operation would be beneficial for all four PCA domestic mills.
Interacted with transportation providers and internal departments to ensure 95% of containerboard was delivered on time.
August 2002 to September 2003C .H. Robinson － Chicago, IL
Master of Science : Supply Chain Management, 2014Loyola University － Chicago, ILGPA: GPA: 3.9 Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement.Supply Chain Management GPA: 3.9 Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement.
Coursework in Logistics and Transportation Technology with an emphasis in Forecasting, Inventory Management and Database Warehousing
Bachelor of Science : Finance, 2004DePaul University － Chicago, ILGPA: GPA: 3.7Finance GPA: 3.7
CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) conferred by American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), 05/2011
CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management) : 04/2010Institute of Supply Management (ISM)
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS); Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS); Traffic Club of Chicago (TCC); Institute of Supply Management (ISM)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Chapter, Volunteer in fundraising efforts locally
Master of Science : Supply Chain Management , 2014 Coursework in Logistics and Transportation Technology with an emphasis in Forecasting, Inventory Management and Database Warehousing Bachelor of Science : Finance , 2004 CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) conferred by American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), 05/2011
CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management) : 04/2010
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