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RssA Strong Fleet, Transportation, Logistics, Warehouse Distribution Operations Professional

JW SANDERS, JR. 5091 Club Vista Point Stone Mountain, GA 30088 H: 770-323-5585 OBJECTIVE To apply acquired skills and knowledge in logistics and distribution leadership and to gain experience to further enhance these skills. QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY Over twenty years of experience in transportation and logistics management with skills in: • Operations • Production Management • Product distribution • Receiving • Safety • Strengthening third party partnerships • Labor/cost controls • Customer relations • Strategic thinking and planning • Overseas container shipments to Central America & China • Team building • Hazwoper, Transportation Security trained PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL STONEWORKS March 2013 – Current Warehouse / Logistics Manager FRESH EXPRESS/CHIQUITA September 2005 – January 2013 Transportation Manager (August 2006 – January 2013) • Implemented the driver’s safety program for the Morrow facility. • Reduced cost from 1.01 to .71 per case • Reduced line-haul cost per case from .63 to .43 per case average • Reduced private fleet cost per case from .39 to .28 per case average • Reduced cost per mile average from 2.23 to 1.85 per mile • Maintained, audited and trained HR reps. on driver qualification file maintenance • Set-up a contingency plan for continuous coverage, on the yard and hot shot runs. • Worked with shipping department, carriers and customers to achieve on time deliveries. • Proficient in routing customer orders, via Lean Logistics for the Southeast Region as well as handling routing issues, and or customer service add-on’s to orders after hours. • Currently responsible for supervising Fresh Express private fleet drivers with an on-time delivery performance of 98.51 % vs. the budgeted goal of 97.50 %. • Led a cross functional team implementing E-Logs for three facilities within the network, Grand Prairie TX, Harrisburg PA, and Morrow GA. • An estimated $98,000 annual savings corporate wide, in idle reduction due to implementation of Xata-Turnpike XRS. Receiving Supervisor (September 2005 – August 2006) • Performed the Sarbanes & Oxley audits for procedural compliance in receiving, inventory, and gate-keeping on a daily basis • Maintained 90.3 avg. on monthly safety inspections & audits • Reduced labor costs to .08233 using plan vs. actual. • Reduced production down time to 2 % • Monitored inbounds for quality, accuracy & acceptable temperatures JW SANDERS___ _____ PAGE TWO PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued) Winn Dixie Logistics August 2004 – September 2005 Fleet Operations Manager • Managed 96 drivers with 75 tractors and 175 trailers • Setup bid packages; condensed and streamlined routes • Reduced time paid (but not worked) by 40% • Increased on-time deliveries by 2.3% (from 97.4 to 99.70%) • Increased driver retention rate by 3% • Reduced both cost per mile and fuel costs by 6% • Reduced total delivery expenses by 2.37% Ecolab, Inc. September 2000 – August 2004 Operations Manager • Managed two warehouses in support of distribution and production • Helped implement a process improvement plan that took the McDonough Distribution Center from last place to first place within the corporation from 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. • Set-up bid packages for warehouse team and routes for drivers • Managed third party carriers and carrier performance • Increased efficiency by more than 30% and on time deliveries by more than 28% • Decreased transportation costs by 21% • Monitored and addressed all shipping errors, decreased errors by 28.5% • Created a monitoring system that tracked/ measured the percentage of on time deliveries, damages, and carrier performance. • (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)1910.120, 8Hr. Hazwoper Refresher Training • General Awareness, Familiarization, bulk function specific, emergency action procedure and security, an accordance to 49cfr parts 172.600, 704, and 174 EDUCATION Murray State University - Murray, KY Bachelor of Science Degree: Journalism & Sociology SKILLS Able to operate computers with proficiency, in Microsoft Office software, YMS, WMS, AS400, TMS, Lean Logistics, Red Prairie, Xata-Turnpike, Trucks, Cadec, R/F ID, McLoud, (Cargo Watch)- Par Logistics, CAS, and Manugistics. Strong interpersonal skills are enhanced by excellent written and oral communication. Leadership experiences have contributed to the ability to build strong cohesive teams, coordinate multiple tasks and follow through with program implementation. Adept at optimizing physical and labor resources, improving key processes, driving safety awareness and building effective business relationships to ensure service excellence to customers.

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Stone Mountain, GA

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