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Aug 2003Present

Logistics Manager

Continental Automotive (former Siemens VDO Automotive)

§ In charge of the entire Supply chain process for Tijera Plant (60 persons).

    oMaster planning scheduler,

    oMaterials buyers,

    oProduction planning groups and

    o Micrologistics, materials flow

    oInventory control group for Tijera Plant.

§Main customer: DaimlerChrylser, Ford, Nissan, GM, International Truck, Honda, Suzuki, TRW,

Mercedes Benz and Delphi

§In charge of VMI (Vendor Management inventory) program for Tijera and Periferico facilities

§In charge of reimbursementcostdue to quality and suppliers issues (70% achieved) for Tijera

and Periferico facilities)

§Responsible for Warehouse management and micrologistics (2 years -60 persons)

§Responsible for sales forecast and forecast planning (Budget)

§Implementation of Milk runs for inbound as well as consolidate shipments (double stacks) and sea


§Implementation of Supplier performance system

§Implementation of individual ERP system for both plants (Materials procurement for common


§Responsible for maintenance of Ford Q1 and DaimlerChrysler Gold Awards

§Responsible for definition of six sigma projects within the Logistics Department.

§Crisis management (Allocations, sales drop, quality issues, etc...)

§ Developed and Implemented newtools and reports to improve the Logistic day-to-day work in the

Material’s Supply Chain process

§In charge of Supplier’s Delivery Performance Evaluation

§Main achievements over the last year

                    o Logistics cost saving (for 5.08% to 4.76%)

    oInventory turns saving (for 19.4 to 29.7)

    oIncreased 20% of warehouse capacity

Jul 2002Jul 2003

Procurement Material Planner (Karben, Germany)

Continental Automotive (former Siemens VDO Automotive)

§Material buyer for PCB, IC and memories in Karben, Germany, as training for future development

Apr 1998Jun 2002

Logistics Group leader

Continental Automotive (former Siemens VDO Automotive)

 §In charge of the Master Production Scheduler, Materials buyers and production control planner for

Body electronics and Power train groups (Main customers: Ford, Chrysler, GM, Nissan and

International Trucks).

§Member of Ford Q1team during the Q1 Award certification (1999)

§Leader of Chrysler Gold Award (Pentastar) group for Gold Award certification (2000) 

§Implementation of a Third party warehouse in USA for Finished goods saving 80% of finished goods

inventory costs.

§SAP training in MM and SD modules for new personnel

§Coordination of contingency plans for the logistics point of view (Y2K, Allocations, Quality issues, Shutdowns)

§Continuous improvements within the logistics department (savings in transportation, customs, logistics costs, etc...)

§ECR coordination for Body Electronics and Power train products

§Definition of logistics concepts for new projects

Mar 1996Jan 1998

Materiales Manager

Interelec SA de CV

§Coordination materials department (7 persons): Purchasing or raw materials, purchasing of supplies, inventory control, production planning customer service and warehouse

§Implementation of a complete MRP System.

§Implementation of an effective cycle count process for raw materials and finished goods.

§Implementation ofa replenishment (kanban) system for the shop floor.

§20% savings on import costs implementing “Consolidate pedimentos”.

§Price negotiation and bid coordination for new components.

§Suppliers development

§Leading the transfer projects from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes plant from the materials point of view

§Member of ISO9000 team during the ISO9000 certification

Apr 1995Feb 1996

Planner Buyer

Interelec SA de CV

§Handling and maintenance of MRP system: Purchasing of raw material, inventory control, production planning and customer service

Oct 1992Dec 1994

Process Engineer

Nissan Mexicana SA de CV

§Elaboration of Instruction/Operation manuals for the Assembly Plant

§Improvements of Production lay out

§Improvements of Production process flows

§Coordination of Production trials for new models introductions


Aug 1995Dec 1998



Diploma in International Business

Aug 1988Aug 1992

Industrial Engineer



Bilingual:English, Spanish
Bilingual: Spanish (native) and English (able to communicate, negotiate and write any document). German (basic knowledgement)
SAP ERP system
Eleven years working experience using SAP ERP system as keys user for  MM, SD & WH modules.
MS Office
Proficient in MS Office: MS-Project, Visio, Excel, Word, Power Point
Leadership and interpersonal performance
Initiative, leading and steering
Team building
Creative with strong communication
Problem Solving, decision making and negotiation skills.
Entrepreneurial Spirit and drive


Armando Cadena

Haraldo Baron de Grote

Juan Hilario Padilla Rivera



Interview Techniques


Siemens Leadership Framework


High Management Learning


Taller de equipos de Alto rendimiento


Six Sigma Champion Training


How to interview and hire the correct person


Effective Negotiation





Supply chain manager


Optimize the productivity as well as the profitabilitty within the Supply Chain management process:

  • Logistics, material management & procurement
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Micro logistics, material flow
  • Warehouse Management