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Richard C

Operations Professional with Global experience

Occupation:

Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assembler

Location:

Atwater, MN

Education Level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

YES

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Dynamic Operations Manager with proven history of success in a global environment. Extensive experience in Assembly/test, Customer Support, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management. Proven track record with a Fortune 500 company in leading teams in implementation and support of major systems and infrastructure. Also experienced in identification and management of outsource manufacturers.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

InnerWireless (Confidential) 11/2006 - 7/2007
EF Johnson (Confidential) 1/2004 - 9/2005
NEC America, Inc (Confidential) 2/1999 - 6/2003
NEC America, Inc (Confidential) 1/1991 - 2/1999
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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Business Administration 1968 Bachelor Degree
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Highlights:

Established Performance Metrics to track supplier performance ensuring availability of finished goods for North American market. Identified contract manufacturers in the Dallas area to assume all manufacturing functions previously performed internally by EF Johnson. Negotiated Master Service Agreements with selected vendors resulting in significant reductions in the company's fixed costs. Directly managed the move of all Operations functions from EF Johnson's plant in Minnesota to selected contract manufacturers in Texas and California. All phases of the move were completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Established Forecasting process credited with improving the planning cycle between production and sales organizations and improving On Time Delivery. Led a cross-functional project team to reduce operations costs by identifying the best vendor to perform cellular handset and pager repair resulting in reduced repair turnaround time at a lower cost per unit and savings in excess of $1,000,000 during the first year. Improved factory output by conceiving and implementing an improved final assembly/kitting process utilizing cell and Kan-Ban technologies which cut processing time in half and increased on time delivery. Implemented new operating procedures and improved physical inventory accuracy by organizing the warehouse resulting in a 30% reduction in physical inventory variances during the first year. Increased final assembly output from 80,000 units per month in 1997 to over 200,000 per month during 1998 with less than 15% increase in direct labor resulting in record revenues for the Division.

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Responsible for managing start up and ongoing activities of Contract Manufacturers engaged in assembly of RFID equipment used in Healthcare facilities to track location of high dollar capital equipment. Established Performance Metrics to track supplier performance ensuring availability of finished goods for North American market. Managed the ECN and Initial Document Release processes for RFID products ensuring proper implementation of Engineering Changes and resulting in average first pass acceptance levels of 98% for all assembles at final test.
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