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Michael Ciolino

Supply Chain Professional with a proven track record of achieving results in fast-paced industries. Able to perform both strategically and tactically under pressure, meet deadlines and financial goals. Applies engaging interpersonal style and solid business acumen to collaborate with retail and wholesale customers. Utilizes excellent relationship skills to build and motivate high-performing teams. Expertise includes: Customer Service, Warehousing and Distribution, Logistics and Transportation Management, Project Management, Demand Planning, Change and Crisis Management, Sales & Operational Planning, Budgeting, and P&L

Work experience


Manager of Inventory Control and Planning


Chicago, Illinois

TTX Company is North America's leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. Our pool of railcars-over 250, 000 cars strong-is ideal for supporting shippers in the intermodal, automotive, paper & forest, metals, machinery, wind energy, and other commodity groups where flatcars, boxcars, and gondolas are required.

  • Reduced inventory by 20% within the first 6 months by educating employees on ordering best practices and performing returns of overstock material
  • Implemented SAP MRP ROP
  • Manage inventory at 58 different facilities over the US and Canada
  • Reduced overhead costs by 24% by reducing inventory and streamlining ordering processes
  • Maintained best practices all while expanding our company 20% in the first year

Senior Logistics Specialist


Mt. Prospect, Illinois

RotoZip and Dremel are the leaders in the power tool industry serving the DIY and professional construction markets, with annual revenue of $300+ million. Responsible for driving decisions on inventory procurement strategies, demand planning and maintaining inventory to business planning guidelines. Regularly interact with Logistics leadership to deploy Supply Chain targets and Inventory management goals to all in house and buyout manufacturing locations overseas.

  • Spearheaded an inventory reduction team which saved my business unit 9 DOS and $8MM within the first 2 years
  • Successfully manage annual Supply Chain Costs to below 12% of total sales despite a Supply Chain solely based in outside the U.S.
  • S&OP Manager for both RotoZip and Dremel business units
  • Consistently has service levels above 98%
  • 3 dotted line reports
  • Project leader, International Assignment; Mexico
  • Key Customers: Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, Amazon

Inventory Reconciliation Coordinator


Chicago, Illinois

With over five million customers in 26 states, U.S. Cellular is one of the largest wireless service carriers in the nation.

Responsible for reconciling various inventory processes within several systems. Helping develop process improvements, maintaining data integrity, analyzing observed trends, as well as working collaboratively within other teams to research and resolve inventory issues. Partner with cross-functional teams to analyze and recommend conclusions based on inventory data and operational issues.

  • Train new employees on system usage
  • Reconcile IDOC errors between POS system and SAP
  • Document and correct root causes dealing with SAP and other operating systems.

Demand Planning Analyst


Chicago, Illinois

With operations in approximately 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley's brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.

Forecasted orders on 24-period rolling forecast. Worked directly with customer teams to align forecast with customer requests and sales data. Conducted monthly S&OP meetings with the appropriate brand and sales teams. Evaluated as well as monitored shipment performance against monthly forecast goals. Collaborated with supply chain to determine requirements and with project managers on item launches.

  • Contributed proactively to marketing concerns, achieving seamless flow through projects.
  • Performed cross-functional duties with several departments simultaneously.
  • Achieved forecast accuracy above 80% consistently on a minus one rating.
  • Accomplished Case Fill Rate over 98% and Order Fill Rate of 99%.
  • Key Customers: Wal-Mart, McLane, Walgreens, Albertsons, Target, Kroger, Safeway, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Sam's Club, Costco, BJ's Warehouse

Inside Sales Representative/Intercommunications Systems

East Chicago, Indiana Inside Sales Representative/Intercommunications Systems





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