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Logistics/Warehouse/Supply Chain Manager

A logistics management professional with more than 20 years of increasing responsibilities in shipping, receiving, warehousing, inventory control and production management for a wide range of manufacturing companies producing electro-mechanical products, pharmaceuticals, plastics, DVDs, CDs, computers, apparel, cosmetics, medical devices and bicycles.

Expertise includes:

Logistics & distribution management

Warehouse management

Production management

Inventory control


Contract negotiations

Regulatory compliance


Organizational development

Multi-site management

Cost control and reduction

MS Word, Excel, Outlook, BAAN, Oracle


Zebra Technologies, Inc., Camarillo, California                                                                                   2007-2009

Warehouse/Shipping Supervisor

Managed the shipping and traffic of finished goods for the largest specialty label and bar code printer manufacturer serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, financial, retail distribution, warehousing, defense, transportation and logistics industries with sales of more than $900 million.

  • Developed and implemented new logistics processes and procedures for a labor cost reduction of $450,000 annually.

  • Established departmental and individual productivity criteria and measurements, including matrices and goals, resulting in a 19% productivity increase.

  • Received all inbound finished products from China by arranging pick up of containers on a weekly basis for delivery to Camarillo. Opened all incoming ocean containers, and verified and received all merchandise.

  • Assisted in the company’s outsourcing of all manufacturing to China by sending raw materials and tooling as well as testing equipment and fixtures to the Chinese subcontractor.

  • Managed a third party warehouse located in Ontario, California for finished overstock printers.

  • Ensured that company logistics met ISO-9001 requirements.

  • Assisted manufacturing departments for reworks of finished goods due to product irregularities from China and Camarillo.

  • Managed two shifts (day and night), including training, discipline, hiring, performance appraisals and payroll approvals.

Dako, North America, Carpinteria, California                                                                                       2001-2007

Distribution Manager/Productivity Consultant

Managed the shipping, receiving, inventory control and two warehouses for a medical laboratory materials manufacturer with headquarters in Denmark and 500 employees in California. Managed 20 employees processing more than 1,000 SKUs. Shipped up to 6,000 shipments monthly and 1.5 million individual units annually. 60% of all units shipped were for domestic customers and 40% went to more than 40 international locations. Managed an annual budget of $1.6 million for four departments.

  • Analyzed costs on supplies and renegotiated contracts, saving more than $1 million annually.

  • Hired, disciplined and trained all distribution staff, including annual performance appraisals and payroll approvals.

  • Assisted the production line by introducing automated equipment and procedures, increasing productivity from 150 orders processed per day to 1,200 with fewer personnel.

  • Established departmental measurements, including productivity, matrices and goals. From this data, the company could better plan its daily work, eliminated wasted time and increased productivity by more than 25%. Taught all department heads how to use these techniques.

  • Developed and implemented the company’s first cycle count program that ran continuously, ensuring accurate inventory levels. The inventory’s credibility improved from 50% to 99%, which radically improved sales and customer satisfaction.

  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures for all areas of distribution, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, FDA, ISO-9001 and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for hazardous materials.

  • Established the company’s first training and development program for the Distribution Department, including courses in handling hazardous materials, general safety, fire control, chemical waste disposal and general computer classes.

  • Implemented a continuous improvement program that improved the company’s standard operating and technical procedures.

  • Received two Point of Quality Awards in recognition for improved service and program development.

Thompson, Technicolor, Inc., Camarillo, California                                                                            1999-2001

Production Supervisor

Managed the Optical Department, which planned, scheduled and packaged finished DVDs and CDs into ready-for-shipment merchandise. The shift produced 465,000 units, representing 300 orders, in a 12-hour shift with 40 production workers. Principal customers included The Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista, Warner Bros., Modus Media and EMI Records.

  • Hired, trained and disciplined the department’s production crew, including performance appraisals.

  • Maintained production records and reported information on an hourly basis concerning production and rejected materials.

  • Approved daily payrolls to verify that the department followed company regulations.

  • Conducted four meetings daily, including two meetings with the entire department, to plan the work load and a final meeting for finished goods. Two other meetings were held during the day for all department managers concerning all customer orders.

  • Worked with maintenance engineers to schedule various maintenance on the entire department’s packaging machinery.

Bugle Boy Industries, Inc., Simi Valley, California                                                                              1995-1999

Distribution Supervisor

Managed picking and processing, receiving, shipping and inventory for a privately owned apparel manufacturer with 800 SKUs selling to 100 wholesale customers and 400 retail stores nationwide. Warehouse capacity was more than one million square feet with three buildings in Simi Valley and another in Carson.

  • Managed 75 warehouses, shipping, receiving and packaging employees, including performance evaluations.

  • Initially recruited all staff through temporary agencies and then converted outstanding workers into permanent employees.

  • Produced matrices for cost analyses and met or bettered cost goals.

  • When the company decided to move its entire operation to Atlanta, Georgia, moved all inventory and production operations.

Packard Bell, Westlake Village, California                                                                                           1994-1995

Production Supervisor

Managed the Packaging and Shipping Departments for a major desktop personal computer company with more than 1,000 employees. Personally supervised 45 packaging and 5 shipping staff. Suggested and implemented converting the entire plant to automated conveyor and assembly lines that permitted production expanding from 800 computers a day to 8,000 a day. Operations ran 24/7. The company moved to Sacramento in 1995.

Piranha Sports Gear, Thousand Oaks, California                                                                                1993-1994

General Manager

Established a distribution company for the sale of custom plastic water bottles that were sold in sporting goods, bicycle and camping stores as well as ASI specialty resellers. Produced large quantities for special and sporting events.


Began career as a Shipping and Receiving Specialist processing more than 10,000 SKUs of raw materials and finished goods for an international cosmetics manufacturer and distributor located in Westlake Village, California. Subsequently, was Warehouse Manager for a major medical test kit manufacturer and Production Manager for a bicycle manufacturer with operations in Illinois, New Jersey and California.


John F. Kennedy High School, Granada Hills, California

Academic Diploma

Other Courses: Breakthrough Thinking, Business Ethics, Teamwork & Communication, Computer Skills, Team Problem Solving, MS Office, Supervisor Accident Training Culture Diversity, ISO-9000 Audit Survival, Fire Extinguisher Training, General Safety, Material Handling, Forklift, Export, Import, Sarbanes-Oxley, International Business Controls, Sexual Harassment, E-Commerce, Leadership Development, Coaching for Success


Working toward APICS Certification (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
Forklift/Order Picker/Standup RR (Retractable Reach) Lift
ESD – Electric Static Discharge            

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