Dennis Grant

Summary

Work History

Work History

Director of Supply Chain Management

ITT Aerospace

Radar Systems, Radios and Networks Responsible for supply chain management of programs with sales in excess of $550M annually

  • Centralized Procurement
  • Systems information standardization
  • Cost savings through leveraged buying
  • Improved inventory management
  • Improved operational and functional excellence
  • Developed off-sets to meet requirements of the UK MoD.
  • Procured both direct and subcontract material in excess of $250M per year.
  • Established the ITT Industries executive procurement and expense councils.
  • Chairman of the ITT Defense and Electronics procurement council.
  • Member of the ITT Defense e-commerce team

Member of the IIN e-procurement team.

Jul 2004 - Sep 2008

VP Supply Chain Management

DRS Technologies

DoD Heavy equipment, electronics, armament, contract manufacture

  • Lead Supply Chain for 4 to 8 divisions.
  • Directed Corporate buying groups in commodity buying and leverage for over $300M, $10M saved
  • Successfully reorganized Purchasing Department
    • Established commodity buying
    • Established planner/buyer
    • Met all material budgets with cost challenges ranging from 3-7%
  • Established system real time Supply Chain Metrics
    • Supplier quality 99+%
    • Days of inventory - A items under 20 days, B items under 60 days, C items under 80 days measured by program.
    • A,B,C classifications inventory accuracy A item accuracy 100%, B item accuracy 97%, C item accuracy 95%
    • Supplier delivery 92%
    • Number of suppliers. 650
  • Established barcodes for
    • Cycle counting
    • Receiving
    • Material put up and issue
  • Established the exception message use for planning and buying.
  • Established the Supply Chain concepts: VMI, Kan Ban, Min-Max on factory floors
  • Finalized the implementation of Oracle in four of the 8 factories.The other four sites implemented Deltec.
Jan 2001 - Nov 2003

Vice President of Supply Chain Management

GKN Aerospace Services

Metal fabrication, machining and composite aero-structures

  • Established a supply chain business (3PL) to service the requirements of the Aerospace industry.
    • Strategy and operating plans
    • Sales and marketing plans
    • The organization and manning budgets
    • P & L responsibility
  • Establish the GKN Worldwide Procurement Council with elements in Europe and the United States.
  • Applied the following supply chain techniques:
    • Demand flow
    • Supplier delivery to line side
    • Supplier managed inventory (VMI)
    • Min-Max replenishment

Kan-Ban replenishment

Jan 1991 - Apr 2001

Director of Materials

ITT Aerospace

Communication systems, satellites and networks

  • Responsible for all aspects of Supply Chain Management
    • Subcontract
    • Procurement,
    • Production Control
    • Logistics
    • Supplier Quality
    • Supplier Lean Initiatives
  • Reduced production inventory by 36% while continuing to lower line shortages.
  • Negotiated savings to programs delivering 30% reduction on bid and 10% better than budget ($7M).
  • Reduced supplier base by 60% (from 1,100 to 450 suppliers).
  • Introduced the concept of commodity teams into the materials department.
  • Supplied material to enable the production line to remain 60 months on contract schedule for the Sincgars Radio.
  • Lead the negotiating of subcontracts for both "secret" and "commercial" satellite programs.
  • Responsible for the team that introduced Supplier integrated product development/Robust Design to ITT A/CD.

Education

Education

BS

San Jose State University

MBA