Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

President

J-Excell

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Built and run profitable online advertising enterprise specializing in exotic and upscale necklaces, rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, flowers, free trails, DVD’s, teeth whitening and travel through social media and search engine optimization at http://caddyjoe.dealcenter.us

Actively manages all business functions including marketing and advertising, business development, sales and financial planning

Jan 2005 - Apr 2008

Lean Project Manager

LOWES

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Hired to eliminate customer complaints due to 3rd party manufacturing supplier quality and delivery issues.(2800 employees in four manufacturing facilities generating build to order Kitchen and Bath Cabinet sales $240,000,000)

OVERALL RESULTS: $12,000,000 in replacement and $60,000,000 in rework costs were eliminated and customer confidence was restored.Brought new vision and energy, influencing plant management to be Responsive to Change and Waste Minimization.

Jun 1998 - Jan 2005

Senior Lean Manager

Mar Mac Manufacturing

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Recruited to transform and improve this privately owned global matrix manufacturing company with four manufacturing facilities (2 US, 1 Xian China, 1 Juarez Mexico) plus 10 global sales offices with 1400 employees.

OVERALL RESULTS: Grew product line sales 30% over 6-year tenure by introducing a continuous improvement plan with employee involvement that included lean transformation initiatives, while reducing inventory $10,000,000, cost of quality $3,000,000 and labor costs $5,000,000.

Jan 1998 - Jun 1998

Program Manager

BaaN Automotive

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Hand picked to turn around wasteful operations of Echlin Inc $3,500,000,000 aftermarket producer of hydraulic brake master cylinders, brake shoes, disc pads, hoses, controls for electronic brakes, condensers, ignition coils, sensors, steering parts and wire & cable products operations to match synergies with Dana Inc $8,500,000,000 supplier of axels, drive shafts; and structural sealing and thermal management products as well as genuine service parts.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­OVERALL RESULTS: Amassed $140,000,000 in permanent annual savings for 107 domestic and international facilities.Increased product line throughput 75% for electro-mechanical assemblies, shrank inventories levels 80%, and reduced die change over 90%.

Education

Education
Mar 2011 - Present

MS

Walden University

Studying for Master of Science Management degree

Mar 2009 - Feb 2011

Bachelor of Science

DeVry University

Skills

Skills

Standard Work Activities

Multi-site project management

Business process/IT alignment

Lean Office

GEMBA Walk

Project Management

Performance Metrics

Lean Training

JIT/Kanban

Takt Time

Kaizen Events

Value Stream Mapping

Lean Enterpries

Certifications

Certifications

Six Sigma Lean Management

ExpertRating

Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Expert Rating

White Belt Certification

Robbins International