Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark

Work History

Work History
Jun 2011 - Present

Logistics Manager


Manage all aspects of distribution center and import operations. Responsibility including transportation, contract management, vendor management, safety & compliance, QA/QC testing and insurance, customer service, budgetary, cost analysis/reduction and  maintain relations with Austrian counterparts, Hungarian and Chinese supply routes and inventory stock levels.* Improved customer satisfaction score by 22%.* Negotiated new import broker resulting in 15% savings in import fees.* Closed import/export container maximization project resulting in a $125K savings annum* Company announced the intent to move operations to Michigan effective 04/2012

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

Distribution Manager

Black & Decker

Manage 360,000 square foot Hardware and Home Improvement Distribution Center with 30 associates & 2 supervisors with an average distribution of 9500 cases per day. Responsibilities in Six Sigma, budgetary, Inventory accuracy (98.05%), 5S (98.5%), Sarbanes Oxley compliance, Shrink reduction. Work in partnership with Sales group to satisfy needs of customers to include reductions in cycle times, demand planning and  rollout of new product  lines to meet deadlines for customer promotions. Maintain close relationships with Supply Chain to manage inbound workloads. Build relationships with vendors to negotiate service levels and cost reductions.  Active member of the Black and Decker Sustainability (Green) Team.* Dept achieved 1000+ days no OSHA LTIR, 1+ year no OSHA TRIR* Efficiency improvements of 10% YOY* Closed 3 Six Sigma Projects at +7% benefit over estimate* Achieved 1420 Internal DPM & 633 External DPM (99.997% accuracy)

Feb 2006 - May 2008

Operations Manager

CORT - Berkshire Hathaway

Manage all aspects of 45,000 square foot Charlotte District Distribution Center with $850K budget. Responsibilities in transportation, operations, distribution, inventory, and general manager roles. Provide leadership to sixteen salaried and waged employees. Average weekly distribution of 4115 pieces. Insure accuracy of $1.5M of District inventory. Negotiate and manage third party contracts. Develop daily delivery schedule to insure efficient transportation routing. Balance manpower to workload needs. Recruit, interview and promote prospective candidates. Provide employee reviews all direct reports, annually. Counsel and re-train employee shortcomings. Insure DOT, OSHA compliance. Strong focus on quality assurance and customer satisfaction.* Developed and introduced Labor Standards to insure accurate and unbiased productivity tracking and minimum standards.* Improved Inter-Company Distribution procedure compliance by 77% for 92% compliance.* Achieved over 99% "excellent" ratings of Distribution by customers.* Improved "Best Demonstrated Practices" compliance audit from 79% to 96% compliant.

Oct 1997 - Sep 2005

Perishable & Frozen Foods Superintendent

Winn Dixie, Inc

Perishable and Frozen Foods Superintendent;Manage all aspects of multiple shifts in dual cost center: HR, QA, Leadership, Financial (including budgeting), Sanitation, Safety and Productivity of 415,000 square foot Perishable and Frozen Foods Warehouses which maintains an average monthly inventory of 455,657 cases ($10,503,364) and ships/receives an average of 3,494,728 cases monthly. Interview potential Team members for placement. Assure Warehouse compliance with safety, proper sanitation levels, production standards and accuracy. Provide support, Interpret HR policies and procedures, provide leadership, training and Annual Reviews for 6 exempt Managers and 63 hourly Associates. Develop, manage and meet budget, forecast merchandise and labor needs. Chairman of the Northern Division Shrink Committee, an active member of the Safety Committee and served as the Logistics Officer on the Incident Response Team.* Increased Productivity (pieces/man hour) from an average of 113 to 119 per period (+5.31%) while simultaneously decreasing Overtime (-2.01%) and streamlining manpower (-15.38% of staff).* Maintain a 99.73% Shipping Accuracy rating.* Warehouses have maintained "Excellent" ratings (score 930 of possible 1000) for AIB, USDA and Inter-Company Sanitation/Environmental Audits/Inspections.* Maintained an average departmental tenure of 10.08 years with a 93.12% retention rate for FY 2005.* Condensed Warehouse layout, which decreased travel times and introduced available lease space.Winn Dixie (prior role) Dry Goods Foreman (Inventory Control / Receiving / Shipping);Directly manage overall activities of up to 110 associates and supervisors in all facets of the operation of a 650,000 square foot dry goods warehouse and repackaging department. Strong emphasis on quality control, strict bookkeeping, verifies all items stored at location(s) and insure proper date rotation of inventory. Insure compliance with frequency of cycle counts, empty reserve verifications, expiration date verification, inbound pick slot assignment. Insure appropriate quantities have been received, Sort and return damaged product, insure accurate dating of merchandise and return close dated or out of date merchandise. Work closely with security to move outside drivers onto appropriate doors and insure efficient unloading times. Mediate and delegate third party Contractors to serve transporting/delivery party while serving the needs of the Company. Manage out-of-stock reports so buyers are aware of possible inventory discrepancies. Average Distribution volume of 1,377,622 bases per month. Monitor, trend and track, and compensate (incentive) all production associates. Verify, correct and submit weekly Payroll. Direct third party auditing Company (LMS) to insure shipping accuracy* Increased Department production from 96.9 units/hour to 101.7 units/hour* Designed and Implemented "Mentoring Program" Training method.

Nov 1992 - Jul 1997

Airborne Forward Observer

US Army

Implement any fire support available (Missile, Artillery, Naval Gunfire, Rocket, Close Air Support, Mortars) to insure overall success of assigned mission(s). Strong emphasis placed upon high level of physical readiness. Proficiency with and maintain assigned equipment. Maintain high degree of technical and tactical knowledge. Comply with the highest standards of physical conditioning. Work closely with parent unit of assignment or attachment (i.e. Infantry, Cavalry, et cetera) and liaisons from other defense branches. Focused training in map reading, radio frequency, signal equipment, encoding/decoding, night observation equipment, laser range equipment.




Olympic Sr High School

Ohio University



Industrial Equipment License

Order picker, forklift, walkie, walkie rider, slip machine, clamp lift, wire guide, scissor lift.

NC Emergency Medical Technician


Computer literacies

**Microsoft operating systems; Win95, WinNT, Win98, Win2000, WinXP, WinVista. **Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Internet Explorer, Access Front Page. **WMS/IMS;  OMI TRICEPS (incl; RF and CRT), RTR V2 (WMS), Red Prarie (WMS), Voxware (voice recognition), Authoria, KRONOS (labor/attendance).    


NC Emergency Medical Technician IUS Parachute Association Member; Expert "D" licensed SkydiverHazardous Materials HandlerOSHA Certified Industrial Equipment License

USA Hockey youth hockey coach (CEP level 2)Adaptive Sports and Recreations Program (ASAP - Paraplegic sports therapy)