Stu Ellish

Summary

A result oriented Supply Chain Professional with experiences managing a wide variety of processes and functions in a Manufacturing environment. Extensive Purchasing/Materials accomplishments. Known for being goal driven and having effective hands on approach at all levels. Operates well in a team environment that is focused on Quality, Customer Service and Financial results.

Core Competencies include:

V.M.I.

Global Purchasing

Master Scheduling

ERP/MRP/SAP

Capacity Planning

Master Scheduling

Budget Creation and Control

Warehousing

Shipping & Receiving

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Sr. Purchasing Analyst

Pratt & Whitney

A United Technology Company, Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most powerful jet engines,

Sr. Purchasing Analyst

  • Manage all aspects of the supplier relationships, including delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage purchase order execution and product delivery, including placement of on-time schedule agreements, billing adjustments / terminations mitigation and cost reduction goals execution while utilizing SAP purchasing and materials functional systems.
  • Reduce quality-related turn backs through weekly QCPC / MRP turn back meetings. Attend and support VCAB meetings to resolve quality issues.
  • Actively drive Supplier Gold by participating in supplier improvement activities, supplier program reviews and assisting Supplier Gold Specialists.
2000 - 2009

Materials Manager

Kongsberg Inc. (formerly Teleflex)

A high volume manufacturer of stainless steel hoses in a make-to-stock and make-to-order environment servicing the Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace and Marine Industries.

Materials / Purchasing Manager

  • Reduced inventory levels by 25% from $2 million to $1.5 million dollars through J.I.T. principles for both purchased and manufactured items in during 2009.
  • Cradle to grave responsibilities for purchase orders for a $25 million annual purchased inventory with over 400 SKU’s to support internal and external customers.
  • Negotiated supplier agreements to establish long term partnerships, including Vendor Managed Inventories (VMI) and consignment inventories while obtaining lower pricing and shorter lead times.
  • Increased supplier payment terms allowing for improved cash flow.
  • Sourced and implemented new suppliers to allow for competition and dual sourcing to ensure material availability and lower pricing.
  • Generated master schedules for seven departments utilizing machine loading techniques and rough cut capacity analysis to achieve customer service level goals.
  • Increased inventory turns by 100%.
1998 - 2000

ERP System User interface Consultant

Standard Motor Prods Inc., Electronics Division
  • Implemented corporate ERP system for varying levels in the organization.
  • Improved operational measurements and reporting.
  • Developed and implemented user training program.
1989 - 1998

Production and Inventory Manager

Standard Motor Prods Inc. , EIS Brake Division
  • Supervised a staff of seven people.
  • Developed and implemented a cycle count program.
  • Increased inventory accuracy to 99.2%.
  • Eliminated the annual physical inventory saving $50,000 annually.

Skills

Skills

Management

My management style is to take a hands on approach at all levels of the organization as required to meet goals and objectives from upper management to shop floor personnel. I have the ability to work well at all levels of an organization while getting things done through a open and involved approach to problems, issues or change.

Buyer Responsibilities

I am able to utlize information obtained from the ERP system to create timely RFQ's, purchase orders, delivery reports allowing for a high level of on time quality delivered parts thus meeting the production needs of the shop to maximize sales on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

Vendor Relationship

I have been able through out my career to establish a solid working relationship with a supply base allowing me to utlizie that relationship to obtain favorable results in regard to deliveries, costs and communication.

Microsoft Office Suite

I have obtained a strong knowledge and use of Microsoft Ofice suite of programs with a advacned level of knowledge with Excel and Word allowing me to utilize the tools for data analysis and communication.

SAP/ERP

One of my strengths is my ability to learn and then utilize the tools of an ERP system to maximize information to assist inthe decision making process. I have worked with several ERP systems and have experience most recently working with SAP.

Education

Education

SUNY @ Stonybrook