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Round Rock, TX 78681

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Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Six-Sigma

Excellence in Supply Chain Controls, Lean-Six Sigma driven solutions & organizat
ional change
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ______________________________________________________
Roll-up-the-sleeves, hands-on professional who successfully satisfies internal &
external client needs. Able to evaluate requirements, prioritize and problem so
lve complex tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion. Highly effecti
ve communicator. Capable of influencing others. Adept at bridging between forec
ast/plan and actuals to reduce net bottom line spend. Provides recommendations b
ased on interpretation of results. Aggressive in expediting problems to resolut
ion. Bottom line driven. Global perspective in creation of sustainable supply ch
ain. New Product (NPI) Rollout experience. Project Manager w/Lean-Six Sigma expe
rtise ensures processes are brought into control using data-driven suggestions a
s standard operational modality to facilitate change.

CAREER HISTORY_______________________________________________________________
Future Endeavors Consultancy, Austin, TX October 2006-Pr
Supply Chain, Operations & Logistics consultant for SMB environments. Interim Ex
ecutive providing Optimization, Streamlining, Turnaround, Project, Program and C
hange Management services. End-to-end project life-cycle management, critical pa
th management & Lean Six-Sigma driven SCM leadership.
Partial Client List
Data Analysis & Results, Austin, TX
Boutique firm, providing Project Management/PMO services, COOI/CIO, Optimizatio
n, Streamlining, Turnarounds, Critical Path, Part-time & Project Management Tra
Project Manager - Developing Marketing Strategy for SEUPEC Project Management Tr
aining organization. Tasks include: creation & coordination of marketing activit
ies, executive presentations, training sales force in Project Management techniq
ues. Class room trainer in Project Management Creation of all collateral marketi
ng material, lead generation/tracking and integration of an upgraded CRM system.
Celestica Inc., Austin, TX
$100M 250 person Contract Manufacturer, providing turnkey solutions to defense/g
overnment contractors under FAR & DFAR agreements.
Production and Materials Planner Managed 4 client accounts ($20M book) ensuring
that product deliverables were met OTIF. Developed on-line data warehouse to en
able immediate traceability of deliverables by client. Active contributor in dai
ly production scheduling meetings.
Hur Industries, Cedar Park, TX
$6M, 25 person, Industrial Chemical manufacturer.
Supply Chain Management - Responsible for implementing manufacturing, purchasing
, production planning and inventory controls. Aligned MRP program with existing
operating practices, implemented processes & procedures to reduce overhead & inc
rease inventory turns. Developed coherent 3PL strategy. Implemented Hazmat hand
ling process & procedures.
Ten Thread, San Francisco, CA & Vietnam
Start-up. Custom Clothing Manufacturer.
Program Manager - End-to-End Project Management, Creation of sustainable supply
chain, vendor selection, logistics, production planning and manufacturing qualit
Future Endeavors, San Diego, CA, Austin TX September 1994 October 2006
Contract Manufacturing & Engineering Services Company - $4M 25 people. End to En
d Project Management of customer designed turnkey solutions, manufacturing and m
anufacturing services. Follow-on Project execution post Close (Design Engineerin
g, Proof of Concept & satisfying SOW) including creating sustainable supply chai
n to ensure continuity of service and post prototype turnkey manufacturing. Pro
ducts included smart enclosures for On-line / Near-line archival and retrieval s
ystems, data loggers and user interfaces for product demonstration kiosks.
Director, Supply Chain Management Created sustainable Global Supply Chain to su
pport Demand Driven manufacturing lines. Analyzed forecasts, developed inventory
plan and drove JIT procurement. Facilitated Planning and Master Production Sche
dule on 4 lines from one-off through volume production. Lines included SMT, PTH,
NPI and box build. Optimized productivity, managed demand peaks and actively ma
intained account control. In depth understanding of how to stage, set-up and te
st highly configurable products for rapid deployment to distribution centers. B
OM development & management experience including mentoring and training. Clients
include IBM, HP, SONY, ADIC, QUANTUM, DELL, SUN & Walmart.
Responsibilities included:
Reviewed demand requirements and P/Os with designated suppliers via MRP system
Managed turnkey vendors and ensured they manufactured in a JIT environment to s
upport continuity of supply, maintain service levels and improve quality levels
Managed & developed inventory forecasts and open-to-buy budgets
Drove cost reduction/productivity programs
Analyzed procurement data, including historical sales profile, profit margins,
sales trends, price, and supplier lead-times to set appropriate inventory levels
with JIT guidelines
Bottom-Line Contributions
Led cross-functional, multi-disciplined quality team (DFSS) to resolve quality,
reliability, safety and sourcing issues in cradle to grave in production life c
10% decrease in OBSL inventory through JIT purchasing
4% reduction in On Hand Inventory maximizing Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) pro
5% decreased in COGS through increased positive PPV through
3% increase in positive supplier Purchase Price Variance (PPV)
GigaTrend, Inc. (Wangtek), CA, Germany, France & Taiwan April 1990
August 1994
Manufacturer of Enterprise H/W & S/W solutions (Tape & Disc Subsystems & S/W (Sa
aS) solutions) to storage marketplace. $35M, 200 people, 10 direct, 50 indirect
reports w/international P&L responsibility. Global OEM client base.
Manager of Global Operations - Directed SCM, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality
and Customer Service of Tape Drive Manufacturer.
Bottom-Line Contributions
18% reduction in COGS by developing coherent global ERP/MRP strategy
21% increase in product reliability via DMAIC quality initiative
Directed purchasing of commodities to support manufacturing for Class A OEMs
5% increase in profitability through aggressive shortage analysis
EDUCATION _____________________________________________________________________
National University, San Diego, CA BBA, Information Systems
PMP Certification (St. Edwards University) Pending test & results *
CPPM Certified Professional Purchasing Manager continuing ongoing certification
Six Sigma, San Diego State University
SAP (MM), Galilee Focus
APICS, Austin, Board of Directors Special Projects
PMI, Austin Chapter
Business Ethics for Buyers Certification, American Purchasing Society
SAP, SyteLine, QuickBooks, Peachtree and Datamar
Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes, Adobe Photoshop
US Navy advanced leadership training, TS Security Clearance
SUMMARY OF HARD AND SOFT SKILLS_______________________________________
Supply Chain Quality Procurement Tech / Govt Acctg & Leadership
Demand Planning 5S, ISO, IEC Min/Max SAP, SyteLine Budgeting& Staffing
Materials Management SPC/Six Sigma Lean/JIT, VOI/VMI ERP/MRP Cash Flow Managemen
Supplier Compliance KPI, Metrics, Kanban Green Supply Chain Quickbooks P&L Cos
t Accounting
Contract Negotiation Agency Compliance A,B C Level buys MS Office Process Impro
Inventory Optimization Green Mfg. Start-up expert Lotus Notes Cross-Functional
Vendor Development Source & DCMA RFID DAR/DFAR PMP & CPPM training
Marketing Management Kaizen Generation Indirect Sourcing ITAR Training & Mentori