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Resume for Ronald J. for Executive Manager / Manufacturing in Johnston, Rhode Island

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Manufacturing
Country: United States City: Johnston
State: Rhode Island ZIP: 02919

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Ronald R. J.       Johnston, RI

Lean / Six Sigma, Operations, Engineering 

Supply Chain and Profit Realization Professional  

Executive Profile  

Core Competencies

* Lean / Six Sigma / CI

* Change Management

* Gemba Style Management

* Certified Engineer

* Finance Expert

* Project Leadership

* Cash Flow Prioritization

* Value Stream Engineering

* Strategy Deployment

* Training & Development 

Professional Summary 

  • Expert in Process Improvement, Turnaround Management and Seeing “LEAN” spanning companies from the Fortune to privately owned and startup entities. Proven success providing “Change Agent Leadership in both domestic/international organizations that experienced X capacity improvement in output and % year over year growth in less than year.
  • Accomplished Integrator who uses a Dynamic and Highly Diversified skill base centered on Lean methodologies and Six Sigma practices into Union, NonUnion and International environments. Total value created exceeds $ Million dollars while increasing quality, customer service fulfillment and ontime delivery rates to levels above .%.
  • Effective Communicator and Team Builder with superior metric development and finance centric reporting skills. Creator, Implementation Lead and Overall Champion of Continuous Improvement Program Deployment, Cultural Paradigm Shift Management, Integrated and Visual Communication tools and User Friendly process development that have consistently led to Creative, Flexible and OutsideTheBox Solutions and other winwin interpersonal collaborative relationships.
  • Education    

    Master of Business Administration, Operations Management / Finance

    Charlton School of Business University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA.   

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

    Career History  

    SELFEMPLOYED   Johnston, RI                                                                                                                         Present

    Contract operations management providing Lean/Six Sigma based customer value added solutions

    Lean / Six Sigma Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain Professional

    Scope: Provide new business startup, organizational/operational performance improvement, distressed asset turnaround guidance and creative lean/six sigma based deployment to solidify total overall process stability, capability, and best in class customer value propositions in companies up to $ Billion in revenue.


    Selected Engagement Highlights 

  • Provided Operational Assessment, Project Mgmt. and Change Leadership for a $ MM FDA regulated food producer. Management/Supervisory training, mfg. improvements using process reengineering, lean, six sigma, cellular layout, job consolidation and DMAIC based project management delivered over $ Million in value, $K in labor reductions and productivity increases greater than % in less than days, a X ROI. Additional recommendations made that altered a plant capital expansion project served to reduce project installation costs by %, restored operations % ahead of schedule, and provided in excess of $K in further value, a full X ROI.
  • Provide facility startup, strategic, yr. forward looking operating business plan and turnaround management for a privately owned, highly automated and CNC based, outdoor casual furniture manufacturer. Installation of cellular flow, reductions in warranty claims and production scrap, process enhancement, safety program development, and HR stabilization yielded a +% gain in overall factory productivity within days. These improvements were calculated to be worth in excess of $K annually. A full % profit increase and X ROI.
  • Provide ongoing continuous improvement, process engineering and support to drive inventory turns to greater than X, while driving DL cost to below .% of total cost. These figures represent a % improvement in turns and a % reduction in DL cost when measured against baseline data.
  • L COMMUNICATIONS / ESSCO  Ayer, MA                                                                                                        

    A $B global military/defense contractor specializing in mobile Satellite, Electronic and Radar Communications

    Operations Manager / Small Business Liaison Officer  

  • Delivered over $ Million of positive cash gain versus standard cost on a $ Million annual spend % savings in FY . Savings were realized through highly improved forecasting, creation of structured partnership agreements, creatively engineered nonconventional procurement channels, and collaborative redesign of customer finished product.
  • Led the negotiation of contractual agreements to save $K in financing costs through the aggressive scheduling of payments to vendors on $ MM of capital equipment to support a brown field plant expansion.
  • Increased the total certified small business supplier base by % over fiscal . This was accomplished through highly focused efforts to identify and develop Small/Disadvantaged businesses in order to comply with all Governmentally Regulated SBA/GSA contract schedule goals and objectives.
  • Formulated and executed a detailed plan to eliminate, broker and consign over $. Million dollars of reserved, obsolete, severely aged and operationally distressed inventory that generated immediate cash flow of $K, ongoing cash flow of greater than $K/month, eliminated over , Sq. Ft. of leased space $.K/month savings and avoided ongoing inventory control/cycle counting costs worth $K/yr.

    AIRWAVE NETWORK SYSTEMS & NK COMMUNICATIONS, N. Providence, RI                                        –

    Preferred materials and service provider to wireless telecom carriers like Verizon, AT&T/Cingular, and Sprint/Nextel 

    New England Region Operations Manager 

  • Provide start up and ongoing production leadership for new business venture NK Communications to support first year forecasted sales of over $ MM dollars. Inventory turns in year one were consistently maintained above x, while DL cost was driven to below % of total cost. Maintained % ontime delivery and DPMO level of . Sigma.
  • Managed all phases of facility startup to include: direction of process equipment installation, commissioning of operating assets, materials planning/procurement management, negotiation of international logistics contracts brokerage and customs clearance, development of distribution contracts trucking, LTL freight and parcel with common carriers and daily production operations. 
  • Provided simultaneous single POC customer service, program mgmt., field estimates, method of procedure, procurement of materials and technical management to support the New England Regional operation of more than wireless cellular communication locations and regional switch hubs for clients like Verizon Wireless. Program management, installation services and maintenance subcontracting maintained defect free performance, preferred installer status and consistent net profit margins greater than %.
  • KARL ZEISS VISION – ORACLE LENS MFG.,   Warwick, RI                                                                            

    A $.B provider of injection molded, vision correction, ophthalmic and eyecare technology products Operations Manager  
  • Led Six Sigma teams that reduced backorders from % of all outbound orders to less than %, and improved distribution efficiency by greater than % in less than six months of project start.
  • Reduced outbound freight expenses by more than $,/yr. This represented a full % increase to net profits.
  • Engineered and executed a plan to increase packaging and distribution efficiencies by % in less than months. This increased the total throughput capacity of operations by over $. MM with no additional labor or facilities expense.
  • HOME & GARDEN PARTY INC.,  Johnston, RI                                                                                               Present

    CoOwner – Independent Distributor  
  • Developed home based independent distributorship and direct marketing business which became a top % sales performer nationwide in FY . Sales were achieved through aggressive and creative sales campaigns and ebusiness development.
  • Earlier Career    

    ALEXANDER DOLL COMPANY,   New York, NY                                                                                     

    Warehouse Operations Manager

    SAMSONITE/AMERICAN TOURISTER INC., Various                                                                             

    Operations / Components Manager Jacksonville, FL. Interim Plant Manager London, England Manufacturing Operations Supervisor Warren, RI.  
  • Personally selected by Sr. VP of Operations to serve as interim Plant Manager for a new international mfg. partnership startup in London, England. This new plant startup achieved X increase in throughput and a X increase in productivity in less than eight weeks. Savings in excess of $ MM and lost revenue avoidance of $ MM were realized.
  • Professional Affiliations / Certifications  
  • EIT Certified – Massachusetts Board of Professional Engineers
  • Certified Lean / Six Sigma Practitioner – TBM Consulting, Wysowl Pty. Ltd., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Member – Lean Enterprise Institute, Superfactory, Kaizen Institute, APICS, Gemba Academy, IIE, SME
  • Past Board of Directors – Institute of Industrial Engineering, United Way – Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Client & Colleague Testimonials 

    "Ron made a great impact right from the start. He improved workflow which greatly improved efficiencies. From a Lean perspective, he developed our "Visual" plant, drove S, improved quality and trained our supervisors on Lean principles. It was a pleasure working with someone that shares the same passion for Continuous Improvement.

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