Manager, Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement
Cessna Aircraft Company
Oversee all supply chain functions, including scheduling, logistics, planning, and purchasing, with an annual $300 million spend. Lead 32-person staff with eight management-level direct reports. Implement and champion Lean manufacturing principles (focusing on variation and cost reductions). Emphasize the importance of individual contributions to safety, quality, delivery, and cost; provide Six Sigma training and certification (5 Black Belts and 140+ Green Belts as of March 2010).
§ Process Enhancement - Developed third-party logistics to maintain a forward-stocking location and ensure inventory availability which resulted in over $1M savings annually.
§Led reporting and workflow innovations that included company-wide metric reporting and the design and implementation of a single unit kitting pull process (now adopted company-wide) to improve parts availability, eliminate line side stock , and reduce employee inefficiency. These efforts dramatically affected 2009 results, as demonstrated by:
oWorld-class safety performance of <.97 TRIR.
oQuality and productivity improvements of 30% and 25%, respectively.
oFinancial results that were 4% under target, despite troubled economy, multiple lay-offs, and non-budgeted restructuring costs.