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RssEnergetic, detail oriented and self-directed Supply Chain professional with significant experience in Materials and Purchasing. 20+ years of experience in manufacturing including Materials, Purchasing, and Shipping management within the Plumbing, Commerc

I am looking for a position where my 20+ years of manufacturing materials experience can be utilized to the benefit of a new employer.

Department Manager

Columbus, NC

About Me


Manufacturing & Production


Department Manager

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Columbus, NC

Work Experiences

2/2007 - 3/2009

Concept Packaging Group


  • Manager in charge of insuring the cost effective, consistent and timely supply of materials to plant and 9 distribution centers. $214K annual savings from cost reduction projects. Located and developed new suppliers for core business as well as special application materials. 37% reduction in stock-outs from establishment of visual KanBan for replenishment of supply materials. 42% reduction of landfilled material from Green initiatives. Managing two direct reports with current projects including reduction in order-processing time from 24 hours to 3 hours and providing real-time Purchase Order status information. 2.5 day reduction in billing cycle for direct shipments to customers

1/1997 - 11/2006

Kohler Co.


  • Responsible for Purchasing, Receiving, Production Scheduling, Materials Control, Warehouse, and Shipping Departments. Championed Materials Department implementation of SAP and ISO9000 - inception through certification. 20%+ improved savings year-to-year from cost reductions. 1.6 turns increase in inventory turns per year. 45% reduction in plant material handling cost by implementation of Vendor-Managed-Inventory. 73% of purchased materials converted to SAP E-KanBan utilizing Pull methodology. $150K annual savings from Kaizen projects averaging 5 per year. 18% increase in supplier on-time via lead-time clarification and PO follow-up. 23% increase in cubes shipped and 11% cost savings from 7-day shipping implementation. 5,937 average truckloads shipped from this location annually. Directed program to identify need for company establishment of regional distribution center at plant. 24% growth in local product offering via interplant transfers as a result of this.

12/1994 - 12/1996

Kohler Co.


  • Accountable for plant Purchasing, Receiving and Materials Control. 21% inventory turns increase over two year period. 33% reduction in departmental headcount without affecting operations. $72K calculated annual savings from roll-out of procurement card program. 44% reduction in supplier-base from Impact Supplier Program yielding 27% cost reduction.



Certification Degree

Kohler Co. sponsored

  • Six Sigma - Green Belt


Bachelor Degree

Mississippi College

  • Business Administration