Accomplishments

Overview

    To whom this may concern at Scotlynn,

    Please accept this letter and resume as my application for the Logistics Coordinator position offered through your company. This is of particular interest to me as it would not only allow me to apply and expand my business skills, but it would also grant me the opportunity to channel my expertise in logistics and supply chain management. As a graduate of Niagara College’s 3 year International Business program I have successfully completed business, logistics and commerce related courses in both theory and application. It is through my study at Niagara that I developed an interest and desire to work in international trade and supply chain management. I spent my time at Niagara learning international business theory and real world applications of international trade. My diploma earned here fulfilled the requirements for myCertified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) organization - which I am writing the exam for in May 2014 as I now have the industry experience requisite for this certificate. In response to the skill set/knowledge required for this opportunity, my scholastic studies and experience in the 3PL industry partner very effectively in meeting the demands of a client focused position that requires an end to end supply chain understanding. As a whole I feel my work experience and scholastic accomplishments have been very influential in strengthening my ability to work independently and as part of a team, while effectively communicating with colleagues and mentors.

     I am currently a Workflow Specialist at Genco Distribution where I plan and direct product flow for the DC. I am responsible for scheduling /consolidating shipments and controlling the efficient flow of inbound/outbound TL & LTL product through our 500,000 square ft. multi-client distribution centre. I have extensive experience utilizing 3rd party ERP software(SAP, WMS/TMS) to fulfill orders and dispatch shipments. Before I joined Genco I was a Transportation Administrator then promoted to Transportation Coordinator at Transfreight Integrated Logistics, a leading 3PL serving the automotive manufacturing industry. In these roles I was responsible for monitoring, reporting and ensuring on time execution of all over the road international transportation operations across North America. In these roles I grew as a professional and an individual, exercising exceptional time management and communication with clients in various functional areas. My efforts in January of this year at my current company contributed to a successful start-up of a new Canadian warehouse for two of our clients. I travelled to an existing distribution centre in the Mid-West USA where I spent time studying their standard operating procedures which I brought back and implemented into the launch of the Canadian distribution centre, which just recently won start up facility of the year out of 23 new Genco operated distribution centres.

      With these skills and experience I feel I would be a beneficial addition to your team. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to further discuss my application.

Thank you for your consideration,

 David Steele

Skills

Skills

LTL

Customer Service

Transportation

3PL

ERP

Warehousing

Logistics

Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Present

Warehouse Workflow Specialist

Genco Distribution

·As a 3PL provider, work in conjunction with our client’s supply chain planners and partnered carriers to ensure the efficient flow of inbound/outbound product through the distribution centre.

·Manage and confirm workflow between 3rd party software applications (SAP, RedPrairie WMS RF technology)

·Allocate inventory, release and prioritize pallet/case pick work onto floor for warehouse staff of 20-25 lift truck operators.

·Research short orders and communicate discrepancies with client, liaising with customer to solve ordering issues and implement new procedures to fix issue and prevent from happening going forward.

·Schedule inbound and outbound trailers into dock doors to ensure continuous flow of product and on time loading/deliveries are met.

·Prepare shipping documentation for international transportation (Bill of lading, Commerical Invoice, Shippers declaration)

·Using lean logistics principles ensure efficient movement of product through distribution centre, minimizing wasted movement and reducing cost per pallet.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Transportation Coordinator

Transfreight Integrated Logistics

·Monitor all asset based and outsourced transportation of client’s freight in compliance with logistics design and regulations.

·Determine potential expedite options when standard transportation plans are not met; ensure customer is aware of freight status and potential impact on production lines.

·Manipulate delivery orders for parts in line with customer’s requests.

·Update inventory systems to capture variances in planned versus actual inventory.

·Participate in weekly kaizen continuous improvement meetings, solving operational problems and creating solutions to prevent these issues.

·Promoted to this position from previous position held within company.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2008

Transportation Administrator

Transfreight Integrated Logistics

·Acting as first line of contact for customer’s routine reporting requirements regarding status of freight

·Monitor transport of freight and escalate concern to appropriate contact

·Interact and provide information to third party resources (vendors, supplier, etc.)

·Perform various administrative tasks in support of transportation/logistics systems

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - May 2011

Associates

Niagara College

·Attained GPA of 3.5

·Worked on two applied market research internship projects for international companies presenting findings and offering solutions to these companies. (See attached letter from Client)

·Course load included: Supply Chain Management, International Trade Logistics, International Finance, Enterprise Resource Management, Legal Issues in International Trade, Market Entry/Distribution, Export Process Management

Certifications

Certifications
May 2014 - Present

CITP (Canditate)

Forum for International Trade Training

References

References

Cameron Brady

Cameron and I both attended Niagara College together taking International Business programs. Cameron is now in logistics management and we keep in touch and discuss industry from time to time.

David Pastirik

David led my 3 year international business diploma program and also taught me a number of courses during my time there.

Colin Mowbray

Hired by and worked in Colin's department during my time at Transfreight Logistics.

Matthew Carr

Directly reported to Matthew during my time in the Transportation Support Services department at Transfreight Logistics.