Performance driven, people centered leader with a strong background in transportation and safety management. Highly efficient manager with keen logistical, analytical, and problem solving skills. Complete understanding of all facets of transportation and distribution as it relates to commerce requiring bottom results which can be a benefit to your organization.
Aug 2007 - Feb 2010
Responsible for the management of all operations. This included the safe and efficient operation of 40 trucks and drivers. Avery served three major customers, Campbell Soup, Anheuser-Busch, and Packaging Corporation of America.
Sep 2004 - Aug 2007
Operations Manager for a dedicated just-in-time trucking operation serving Toyota. This operation involved 60 units and drivers running dedicated routes delivering auto parts to a cross-dock in Battle Creek,MI. Responsible for driver management, customer relations working with the 3/PL(Vascor,Ltd) and Toyota.
May 2001 - Jul 2003
Responsible for two dedicated operations in Battle Creek and Adrian,MI. The Adrian operation involved 12 drivers and units running 40 routes/week distributing auto parts to General Motors plants.
The Battle Creek operation involved 46 drivers and units running 64 routes/day from suppliers delivering auto parts to a Toyota croos-dock in Battle Creek,MI. Responsible for recruiting drivers, DOT regulations, designing routes to accomodate Toyota.
Jun 1970 - Jul 2000
Assistant Vice-President of Distribution
Responsible for five distribution centers in a 3 state area.
Cooridinated the flow of products from seven producing facilities to the distribution centers.
Supervised transportation of product to 50 plus sales locations and 140 drop-shipment deliveries to a large retail chain.
Negotiated and supervised an outsourced transportation company which handled distribution in Ohio and Kentucky via a distribution center in Sidney,Oh.
Developed documentation and control sheets for training, auditing, supplies and controlling inventory.
Expanded team from 60 to 125 drivers with no increase in managerial staff.