Resume for Robert L. for Executive Manager / Manufacturing in Tacoma, Washington
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Robert D. L., MBA
PO Box ? Tacoma, WA
Plant Management ? Production Management ? Organizational
Risk Management & Loss Prevention ? Labor Relations ? P&L
Experienced senior operations manager with more than fifteen years of success in
manufacturing, production, general management and business development. A cost reduction,
process improvement, equipment and product reengineering expert. Communicates and
engages effectively throughout all levels of management and labor.
Institutes and drives initiatives that create positive change, efficiency and increased profitability.
Highly regarded for improving facility safety and awareness and implementing reliable
performance methods. Leads and ensures successful plant revitalization campaigns in critical
environments where productivity, compliance and accountability are paramount. Extensive
qualifications in the following competencies:
? Lean Manufacturing
? Process Improvement
? Asset Redeployment
? Performance Management
? Union & Labor Relations
? Project Management &
? CrossFunctional Management
? Direction, Reengineering
of Mission & Focus
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc., Seattle, WA
Led and directed all aspects of the manufacturing site including safety, environmental, quality,
manufacturing and profit/loss results.
. Reduced raw material on hand by % and workinprocess inventory by %, reducing
costs and streamlining the flow of goods by leading facility training and implementing the
Toyota “Lean Manufacturing” processes, including Kaizen events, S organization and
development of reliable methods.
. Improved facility safety record from recordables annually to zero recordable accidents
for a month period by implementing strong reliable methods, strong accountability and
increasing daily safety awareness.
. Implemented an effective performance management system resulting in the turnover of
% of the salaried organization. This resulted in an overall increase in efficiency in all
Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, WA
SITE MANAGER, CORPORATE OFFICE
Manufacturing subject matter expert SME, teamed with IT to develop written processes for SAP
deployment in the manufacturing environment.
. Developed written SOPs for the Solid Wood Division to allow ontime delivery of product
to customers during SAP computer outages. This included all manufacturing processes
from entering the original order to delivery of the product at the customer dock.
SITE MANAGER, AUSTIN, MN
Leadership and comprehensive management of facility, including safety, facilities management,
distribution and logistics, employee scheduling and process reengineering. Direct reports
included production, quality, customer service, HR, accounting, and maintenance managers.
Generated low customer turnover due to consistent quality and ontime delivery. Sustained
strong relationship with local union president; received minimal grievances/issues.
Weyerhaeuser Company, continued
. Recognized for no labor stoppages by mentoring and managing unionized
employees across three shifts; and directing labor contract negotiations and a partnership
with the union leadership to improve the bottom line performance of the facility.
. Increased plant throughput % with no additional capital dollars employed by devising
and streamlining processes to reengineer and benchmark processes and optimize
. Led and directed facility ranked fifth in highest sustained quality and lowest returned
goods out of plants. Accomplished by implementing solid reliable methods throughout
the process from order entry to shipment of product.
. Awarded "Supplier of the Year" two consecutive years for quality and service from Hormel
Foods, the facility’s largest client.
. Ranked second out of plants for lowest accident rate.
. Earned and maintained highest level of certification annually for plant sanitation from the
American Institute of Baking.
GENERAL MANAGER, DENVER, CO
Handled P&L management, facility management, quality control, and cost control and resource
allocation. Responsible for the sales effort to develop new business and increasing profitability of
the product mix. Changed workforce safety culture to lower accident rates.
. Improved bottom line by $. million through effective preventive maintenance and
performance management processes.
. Halved accident rates in the first year by implementing effective safety and housekeeping
processes to attack both unsafe conditions and actions.
. Managed successful annual recertification for ISO .
PRODUCTION MANAGER, LYNCHBURG, VA
Led eight supervisors and hourly employees, overseeing safety, quality control, logistics, and
waste management. Reengineered facility operations to upgrade the business mix, reduce costs
and increase profit margin.
. As a three person leadership team, we took the facility from breakeven revenue to a $.
million profit by implementing an ISO program, upgrading all production processes
and changing the mix of business.
. Increased productivity over % primarily by streamlining processes and adjusting product
. Eliminated redundancies and lowered waste % by creating, documenting and training
employees on process improvements.
. Led successful ISO certification.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
George Washington University,Washington, DC
Master of Business Administration degree in Industrial Management
Mercer University,Macon, GA
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
Achieved top cadet leadership position within the ROTC Battalion organization
Weyerhaeuser Leadership institute, Federal Way, WA
Advanced Leadership Techniques for Managers
Rank st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Ret.
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER AND PRODUCTION MANAGER
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