Charles Le Doux

Charles Le Doux

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Daimler Trucks North America

Mentoring employees involved with Continuous Improvement Workshops.

With the teaching scope of: 

Value Added vs. Non-value Added, Waste Elimination, POKA YOKE (mistake proofing), Development ofStandard Work Instructions, Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, 5-S Techniques and several other Lean Process Tools

Additional responsibilities:

  • Planning and facilitating of Continuous Improvement Events
  • Assemble cross-functional teams to address improvements impacting multiple areas and processes
  • Identify product improvements and work with engineering on revision changes
  • Document employee suggestions and assist in implementation 
  • Quantify cost improvements 
  • Communicate successes using practice sharing techniques 
  • Assist managers in achieving their goals
  • Perform weekly audits on lean manufacturing tools and provide action items for moving forward
2001 - 2005

Team Leader, Finished Cab and Cab In White

Daimler Trucks North America
  • Responsible for leading a team of 20 material handlers in their day to day operations
  • Training of team members in the tools needed to perform their tasks including the functioning of appropriate equipment, utilizing computer systems and problem solving techniques
  • Conducting team meetings to focus on concerns of team members and supervision
  • Working with management to implement and reinforce company goals and policies
  • Interdepartmental communication to address issues affecting the daily operations including purchasing, engineering and quality assurance
  • Planning daily labor balancing to deal with attendance deficiencies
  • Helping team members with decisions that are out of the scope of their responsibility
  • Inventory adjustments according to inventory audits
  • Tracking and ordering shop controlled parts
  • Follow up on all shortages leaving my area
1993 - 2000

Materials Expediter

Daimler Trucks North America

  • Worked with production team leaders in addressing the needs for my responsible area

  • Accountable for finding and stocking parts for production lines

  • Working the shortages assigned to each truck

  • Report to any unresolved difficulties to appropriate supervision
1990 - 1992

Production Planner

SAPA Extrusions
  • Responsible for scheduling aluminum extrusion orders in accordance with available press capacities
  • Implementing better utilization of computer systems to organize and document scheduling
  • Direct interaction with Engineering, Customer Service, Production, Quality Assurance, and System Manager
1986 - 1990

Shop Floor Planner I

Sony Trans Com Inc.
  • Responsible for planning the daily work load for 2 assembly lines
  • Duties included scheduling, expediting materials, purchasing and work order variances
  • Worked closely with Engineering, Accounting, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and Contract Department
  • Member of the Material Rejection Board to evaluate vendor discrepancies with