Eric Kaplan

Eric Kaplan

Summary

Analytical, highly focused Logistics Management Professional with 12+ years documented local/ regional/national success. Impending dual MBA and Technology Management/e-Business Focus Masters.

Work History

Work History

Inventory Control Manager

Sephora

·Manage $80M of inventory, as well as hire/train/supervise 25+ Inventory Control Associates.

·Work as critical member of overall management team to coordinate a diverse range of organization-wide work activities and oversee problem identification, analysis and resolution.

·Identify each opportunity and implement shrink reduction program throughout entire distribution center.

·Assist in the implementation of a new Warehouse Management System, including overseeing system selection, user acceptance testing and initial/ongoing user training.

·Assist in the analysis, design and start-up operation for a new West Coast distribution center.

·Coordinate with San Francisco corporate office for as needed inventory planning and other projects.

·Identified specific logistic challenges, then designed and implemented individualized ABC cycle counting programs to eliminate the need for yearly wall-to-wall physical inventories.

·Developed and implemented unique strategic initiatives, including facility re-design and implementation of focused process changes, enabling fulfillment process to increase output and allowing Dotcom operations to grow at 40% rate over two years.

·Oversaw second shift operation of extended team of both temporary and full-time employees, that together with the first shift, processed 1.4+M packages during 2005.

·Selected to serve as critical member of Warehouse Management System selection committee team.

·Managed the timely and accurate induction of inventory into the CDC, receiving 2.2M units/month.

·Oversaw and implemented strategic initiatives including the implementation of blind receiving process to significantly increase quality.

·Implemented priority receiving process to speed the induction of critical purchase orders into inventory.

·Communicated and served as liaison with all members of supply chain team, including the Merchandise Operations and Transportation, ensuring timely receipt of purchase orders to the MDC.

Jun 1998 - Mar 2001

Department Manager

Rite Aid
• Served as source for cross-dock operation for three Distribution Centers supporting 2800 stores. • Oversaw the reverse logistics operation of organizational supply chain and coordinated all store returns (RTV and Damages) to the various returns processors. • Ensured the timely replenishment of 26,000 pick locations to maximize order fill rate. • Initiated process changes and improvements to increase store order fill rate from 92% to 97.9%. • Performed audits of replenishers work to monitor quality.
1997 - 1998

Traffic Coordinator

Sweetheart Cup

·Served as traffic planner for four nationwide distribution centers.

·Routed freight to customers and between distribution centers, and scheduled inbound raw materials to different production centers.

·Reduced transportation costs for my distribution centers by 10%.

·Assisted in the selection of motor carriers for various centers and audited each carrier’s performance.

Education

Education
2006 - 2009

MS/MBA

MS in Technology Management to be completed 8/09 MBA to be completed 8/10
2001 - 2005

BA

Drove for Shuttle UM