Lori Rivera


Animal Science student seeks a position in the agricultural field where academic preparation and solid business history provides the employer with a dedicated, motivated employee who takes initiative and exceeds expectations.


Working With Animals

Supply Chain


Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Research Lab Technician, Animal Welfare and Behavior Group

Michigan State University

Research Lab Technician, Animal Welfare and Behavior Group, Department of Animal Science

  • Researched, developed, and prepared continuing educational materials for USDA APHIS veterinarians
  • Materials covered normal animal behavior, recognizing sickness using behavior and using behavior to assess pain
  • Updated materials for the graduate-level online animal welfare course
  • Assisted graduate students with chicken behavior experiments at the poultry farm
May 2012 - Sep 2012

Research Lab Technician, Animal Welfare and Behavior Group

Michigan State University

Undergraduate Researcher

Animal Welfare and Behavior Group, Department of Animal Science

  • Viewed videos of individual chickens to describe behavioral movements
  • Created and performed a scientific study on egg-laying behavior and location of egg laying
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Meat Lab Technician

Michigan State University
  • Harvesting animals from Michigan State University farms
  • Cutting, cleaning, packaging of meat
  • Filling sales orders
  • Administration duties; running register, reconciliation of cash receipts, answering phones
Nov 2004 - Mar 2010

Supply Chain Analyst


Material Control / SAP Process Analyst (direct hire employee)                   

  • Managed the shipping of parts from 35 suppliers to three Nissan Production Plants in the US.
  • Increased $50K in annual revenue by collaborating on the development of an Access Database which identified missing parts, delayed shipments, and transportation costs reimbursed by Nissan.
  • Achieved 98-100% on time, accurate delivery of components monthly, consistently exceeding the target of 85%
  • Reduced returnable container costs by initiating a numbering and labeling system that increased the ability to track container movement
  • Improved supplier relationships by reconciling advanced shipping notices (ASN) which ensured on timepayment
  • Improved senior management knowledge of shipping successes and concerns by creating a monthly summary of shipping activities for 35 suppliers
  • Eliminated obsolescence claims from the suppliers by partnering with Nissan in the coordination of parts usage at the end of model year and engineering changes
  • Rectified SAP system errors from global IT ensuring correct part flow to correct suppliers
  • Ensured SOX compliance by verifying ASNs, budget, and financial reporting accuracy
  • Quarantined parts and coordinated investigation for potentially defective parts, ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Assessed and presented monthly delivery and transportation cost metrics to peers and management ensuring clear, concise communication of business achievements
  • Prepared monthly department budget spreadsheets by analyzing actual expenses against budget and presented results to finance
  • Organized and managed the transfer of bankrupt supplier’s containers, shipping, and parts during supplier closing and transition to new supplier.
May 2002 - Nov 2004

Supply Chain Analyst

Schneider National


National Transportation and Storage Company.

Supply Chain Analyst, Powertrain

Contracted to Ford Motor Company for troubleshooting, order processing and problem resolution for Ford authorized distributors.Represented re-manufacturing with Ford Motor.

  • Met metrics for supplier shipping from and delivery to Ford Authorized Distributors using SAP for Demand Planning, Ford, Direct Ship and Central Order System
  • Located the ‘core’ for aftermarket transmissions by using Applied Systems Research Database gaining the respect of Ford Authorized Distributors
  • Improved delivery performance by collaborating with suppliers on development of action plans for poor delivery performance.
Apr 1998 - Nov 2002

Service Parts Assistance/Supply Chain

EDS / General Motors

EDS, Flint, MI

International Information Technology Solutions Company.

Service Parts Assistance Center Liaison                                                   

Customer Service Supply Chain Liaison                                                   

Customer Service Representative                                                              

  • Provided main point of contact for GM, Area Parts Managers, Field Service Managers, Customer Assistance Center and Technical Assistance Center
  • Ensured parts availability for aftermarket repairs, preventing General Motors forced buy backs of customer vehicles, by researching, analyzing and resolving critical parts issues
  • Managed GM Dealership calls for backordered parts and researched national parts availability
  • Responsible for setting up IT computer adds, moves, and changes.
Jun 1995 - Apr 1998

Logistics/Payroll/Accounts Payable



Residential and Commercial Drainage Systems Manufacturer.

Logistics Service Representative

Payroll and Accounts Payable Clerk                                                      


Jan 2011 - Present


Michigan State University
Sep 2000 - Jun 2002


Baker College for Graduate Studies
Sep 1996 - Jun 2000


Baker College



Power Point

MicroSoft Excel

MicroSoft Word


Jul 2010 - Present


Madonna University
Mar 2012 - Present

Masters of Beef Advocacy

Beeff Check Off