Summary

OBJECTIVE: 

Supply Chain Manager

PROFILE

A highly resourceful, effective and collaborative manager with over 15 years experience in all facets of supply chain and logistics management who streamlined and implemented business processes and practices that achieved operational excellence, real cost savings with improved customer service, while employing effective inventory strategies, integrated procurement practices on both local and international fronts while maintaining lean manufacturing processes, managing 3rd party manufacturing operations and implementing full life cycle ERP and EPM systems.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

·Trained in Green Belt Lean Six Sigma program designed as per ASQ requirements

·Received prestigious VAMOS award for outstanding customer service for meeting critical new product launch that added $1.million in incremental sales

·Improved customer service level from 96% to 98.5% on case fill rate maintaining it for over 500 skus valued at over $400 million plus

·Redesigned non compliant business process by ensuring materials procured were correctly received & inventoried in system to conform to Sarbanes Oxley

·Managed supply operations of 3 manufacturing sites with 3 direct and 19 indirect reports to support manufacturing

·Renegotiated INCO-term contract with South American affiliate on inland transportation reducing import duties by  2% (up to $25,000)

·Reduced Mexican product landed costs by 47% by boosting shipping capacity.

·Reduced lead time from Mexico by 30% decreasing inventory levels saving $750k a 4 % saving on working capital

·Developed and initiated an integrated supply chain process for 15 international vendors

·Achieved and maintained a class “A” of Oliver Wight operational performance of excellence managing and leading monthly site supply review meetings

·Managed 6 full life cycle ERP , 1 Saas EPM, 1 Time Management implementations

·Computer skills: BaaN; SAP; PackManager™, TimeTek, MS Office 2007/3, MS Projects, Visio & Lotus Notes *

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Bussiness Consultant

Belvika Trade & Packaging Ltd.

·As project manager implemented new Enterprise Performance Management Saas system - PackManager™

·Selected and implemented TimeTech™ time management system

·As a technical writer prepared, documented and trained end users in the new Business Process

Apr 2007 - Feb 2008

Business Management Consultant

Hitachi Construction Truck Manufaturer Ltd

·Redesigned non compliant business process by ensuring materials procured were correctly received & inventoried in system to conform to Sarbanes Oxley 

·Educated new end-users in earlier implemented ERP system considered unreliable, resulting in improved use, extended life and Return On Investment

·Acted as a change agent and trained over 40 engineers in a new business process

Mar 2002 - Mar 2007

Supply Manager - Planning, Imports & Con, Mfg.

Cadbury Adams Inc Canada

Supply Manager – Import/Export & Contract Manufacturing2005 – 2007

·Renegotiated INCO-term contract with South American affiliate after discovering areas for cost savings on inland transportation; supplier agreed to show separately, reducing import duties by up to $25,000

·Reduced Mexican product landed costs by 47% by strengthening packaging and boosting shipping capacity from 24 to 38 skids

·Reduced lead time from Mexico by 30% by adding second driver, cutting transit time from 10 to 7 days; increased driver cost off-set by decreasing inventory levels saving $2million on a working capital of over $400 million

·Conceived and initiated Service Level Agreements with 10 international affiliates, 3 local suppliers and 2 USA contractors setting up framework for future

·Received prestigious VAMOS award for outstanding customer service for meeting a critical new product launch that added $1.1million in incremental sales

·Managed$150 million /120 skus in Finished Goods inventory

·Prevented potential $1.2 million write off vetoing marketing procurement request for minimum order quantity that exceeded product shelf life.

2002 - 2007

Supply Manager -Imports & Contract Mfg

Cadbury Adams Inc.

·Improved customer service level from 96% to 98.5% on case fill rate maintaining it for over 500 skus valued at over $250 million

·Managed $120 million in raw and packaging material inventory

·Facilitator for monthly site review meetings for 3 manufacturing plants involving Production, Maintenance and Supply management measure and assess plant performance.

·Achieved and maintained a class “A” of Oliver Wight operational performance of excellence managing and leading monthly site supply review meetings

·Managed supply operations of 3 manufacturing sites with +20 direct reports to support manufacturing operations ensuring minimal material shortages to meet planned production

·Played key project role to manage over 200 skus during relocation of manufacturing plant to new facility ensuring seamless customer deliveries over 18 month transition period

·Planned and managed inventory process to simultaneously stock 2 new US warehouses via direct plant shipments while maintaining normal uninterrupted customer service out of local warehouse

·Part of project team to upgrade from SAP 3.0 to 4.6 responsible for BoM and MM integrity

·Part of implementation team setting up Sales & Operational Planning process, establishing realistic Supply ChainKPI’s for monitoring business performance against business plan

Supply Chain Manager - Planning2002 – 2005

Jan 1998 - Dec 2001

Principle Consultant- Project Manager

SE Global Canada

·Seconded to over 6 clients located across southern Ontario and in Buffalo, New York to facilitate full cycle ERP implementations ranging from $750,000 to +$1 million; managed 3 Consultants per site, completing all projects in time and on budget

·Analyzed client’s current business processes mapping and piloting new process and after performing GAP analysis migrating to new process, training the trainer followed by final implementation

Clients served include amongst others; Hitachi Construction Truck, Teknion Office Furniture, Fileco Industries, Voortman Cookies, Visteon Motor Industries, GE Glegg, Berger Precision Engineering

Education

Education
1970 - Present

National Senior Certificate ~

Christian Brothers College

Skills

Skills

SAP 3.0 and 3.6

Baan Logisitcs

Manufacturing and Distribution

Certifications

Certifications

Materials Management

PE -Consulting - Johannesburg

BaaN Logisitciscs

BaaN Foundation
1994 - 1995

Prodcution & Inventory Management

(SAPICS) - Natal Trainging Centre ~ South Africa