Gail Kelley

Gail Kelley

Summary

Extensive experience managing all aspects of Supply Chain and Materials Management including global sourcing and supplier development, purchasing, inventory management, production planning and control, master scheduling, forecasting and logistics and distribution. Supplier Negotiations and Contracts is an area I have extensive experience and success in. My lifetime annual costs savings is in excess of $200 Million. I have worked in a Lean Manufacturing environment and converted multiple product lines to Lean.

Work History

Work History

Production Manager

Purchasing Manager

Jul 2008 - Apr 2011

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Dec 2002 - Jun 2008

Materials Manager

Ingersoll Rand Company

Manage purchasing, planning, master scheduling, warehouse operations, shipping and receiving for a manufacturer of high capacity winches and hoists with international sales of $54 million and an annual operationg budget of $1.5 million.

I was given a temporary assignment as North American Supply Chain Manager for the Industrial Technologies sector of Ingersoll Rand from 2004 to 2005.  My assignment was to help identify and drive best practices across eight plants in North America. I continued to retain full responsibility for Seattle Operations during this time.

I outsourced a major assembly and it's component parts to suppliers in India to reduce costs and improve capacity in the Seattle plant.  This single project represents a $4 million annual savings to the Seattle facility out of a $25 million annual spend. 

To better manage supplier performance, I implented a supplier dashboard web tool to monitor four key metrics.  These are, On Time Delivery, Cost Savings, Days Payable and Lead Time.  The supplier dashboard was deployed across all eight North American plants in Industrial Technologies.  Future enhancements include adding quality and warranty cost metrics.

I was the acting Operations Manager whenever the Operations Manager was away from the plant.  These additional responsibilities included the functional areas of Production,Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance.

2001 - 2002

Materials Manager

Plexus NPI+

Managed purchasing, supplier quality engineering, master scheduling, production planning, inventory control, and shipping, receiving and warehouse for a contract manufacturer with $70 million in annual sales and 240 employees.  Plexus served numerous customers with a strong concentration in Medical Electronics manufacturers producing class 2 and class 3 medical devices.

Accomplishments included: 

  • Reduced raw material inventory by 61% over 12 months.
  • Created custom customer reports to highlight financial exposure
  • Identified and contracted with numerous custom mechanical suppliers negotiating over $5 million in savings and resulting in renewal of a key contract to manufacturer coin counting equipment.
  • Expanded a Supplier In-Plant Store to supply over 80% of a key customer's inventory resulting in an additional $1 million in savings as well as reducing lead times and inventory levels.
  • Automated purchase order generation through expanding the use of MRP share programs.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

CPIM

APICS The Association for Operations Management

C.P.M.

Institute for Supply Management, Inc
2012 - Present

CPSM

Institute for Supply Management, Inc.