Destination Site Project Manager
Managed destination site activities for phasing out manufacturing operations at an existing 313,000 ft2 facility, which was relocated to a greenfield site in Mexico.
- Led all technology & knowledge transfer exchanges between facilities
- Implemented phone hot-line to address issues & concerns of destination sites
- Managed on-site training of destination site engineers for transferring product lines
Industrial Engineering Manager
Managed a centralized IE department with 8 Industrial Engineers responsible for implementing lean manufacturing concepts, coordinating manpower, developing new business quotes, identifying process improvements & standardizing processes.
- Implemented $2.1M in labor savings & 20% floorspace savings implementing work cells
- Identified $1.1M in indirect labor savings implementing pull systems
Coordinated production for an $8M automated assembly line producing over 14,000 daily units of safety restraints modules into 58 unique end items. Managed the production area consisting of 300 unionized shop floor employees, maintenance workers & shift supervisors. Established weekly production schedule to meet customer demand achieving 90% BTS while reducing WIP inventory by 23%.
Supervised an afternoon shift of 130 production employees manually assembling electronic driver information modules. Also supervised a midnight shift of 40 production employees on an automated assembly line manufacturing safety restraint modules. Mentored & coached employees on self directed work teams to attain high product quality.
Lead engineer responsible for a 2 shift manual assembly process producing automotive relay control modules. Implemented over $400K in labor & purchased parts savings through continuous improvement initiatives.
Established a newly created position at the customer’s location to improve customer relationship due to deteriorating product quality & customer service. Improved customer ratings by 50% by coordinating containment actions to protect customer’s operations & establishing process improvement teams to identify and eliminate quality concerns.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Analyzed warranty and sales return data to identify continuous improvement actions for production & for reporting out to management. Provided timely solutions to customer concerns by providing onsite support at vehicle assembly plants during new model launches. Supported zero defect policy by coordinating customer protection plans to prevent non-conforming material from reaching the customer's facility.
Material Planning & Logistics Industrial Engineer
Reduced purchased parts inventory on production floor to 1 day supply, by implementing a material replenishment system. Reduced supply chain inventory using just-in-time, by assisting a 3rd party warehouse to develop a vendor owned inventory program, and by developing a manufacturing efficiency program with selected suppliers.