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J. R., Jr.
• Hixson, TN
Supply Chain / Distribution
/ Logistics Leader
Consumer Packaged Goods
• Food & Beverage • Third Party Logistics
Accomplished logistics / supply
chain strategist and tactical leader of enterprisewide initiatives
that help stabilize company
operations and produce sustainable, profitable growth.
Expertise in building competitive
supply chains for large organizations using viable management strategies,
operational models, decisionmaking techniques, and information technology.
Effective and wholly accountable; welldocumented track record for outstanding
performance in a variety of fast track environments. Strong leader and
communicator able to liaise between departments to ensure % customer
satisfaction. Outstanding team player. Helped successfully navigate
two companies through Chapter bankruptcy while acting as the primary
contact for vendors/unsecured creditors.
Core Competencies: Warehousing
& Distribution, Turnarounds/Change Management, Operational Streamlining/
Restructuring, Process Improvements, Cost Reduction, Negotiations, Purchasing,
Staff Hiring & Training, Team Leadership, Collaborative Planning,
Forecasting & Replenishment, Supplier Relations & Strategic
Sourcing, Inventory Management, Distribution Network Optimization, Transportation
Systems, Performance Measurement, Budgeting
Professional Experience &
WURZBURG, INC. – Memphis, TN
Wholesale distributor of packaging
materials and equipment
LOGISTICS AND PROCUREMENT to Present
Recruited to rationalize and
consolidate distribution network and improve overall supply chain effectiveness.
Closed underperforming branches and expanded branches to reduce
cost and improve customer service. Generated $MM annual cost savings.
Direct/oversee all warehousing, transportation, logistics and replenishment
across all company warehouses.
· Completed consolidation
on time and under budget with a very aggressive timetable.
· Increased warehouse productivity
by % in first months through training, process improvement and better
· Negotiated favorable LTL
contract to replace company drivers, reducing freight cost/order by
HINES HORTICULTURE – Irvine,
Wholesale nursery with national
distribution, annual sales of $M, and a seasonal range of to
VP Planning & Supply
Built a distribution organization
and created a competitive advantage for the company through supply chain
expertise. Directed/oversaw Corporate Planning, Corporate Purchasing,
and Distribution departments, leading crossfunctional teams in reducing
costs through implementing process improvements. Directly manage
people, with responsibility for + people overall.
Reduced annual expenses
by $M in assembly and dock operations by applying lean principles to
eliminate waste, reducing number of product touches, reducing assembly
travel time, and improving dock checking process through intensive training
which reduced credits/claims.
costs by $M over two years by consolidating Distribution operations
to take advantage of scale, optimizing routing to reduce “empty”
miles, sharing resources between sites for greater efficiency, and renegotiating
fleet leases to lower costs.
Increased carrier capacity
by % through comprehensive lane bid project soliciting bids for all
freight lanes. Opened up bidding to carriers Hines had not previously
done business with, and standardized accessorial charges across all
vendor relationships with + suppliers during company’s Chapter
SENIOR DIRECTOR DISTRIBUTION
& SUPPLY CHAIN
Manage distribution operations
including a fleet of tractors and trailers across seven sites
shipping , loads per year with a $M operating budget.
carrier lane bid project which increased capacity and resulted in $.M
cost savings in vs. prior year.
Created a Centralized
Dispatch team to more effectively utilize assets between sites, resulting
in $K savings in the first three months.
Implemented web based
load tracking, providing greater visibility and improving customer service.
Reduced annual operating
expenses by $K through negotiating existing third party logistics
WISE FOODS, U.S. East Coast
Large regional snack food company
with employees and an annual sales volume of $M.
Director Branch Sales &
Operations Carlstadt, NJ
Recruited to increase profitability
and efficiency in a route sales distribution network and within company
branches creating a collective annual sales volume of $M.
Led a project selling
underperforming branches to a third party distributor. Reduced truck
fleet by % through increasing effectiveness in route/vehicle/manpower
utilization and developing improved routing. Reduced annual costs by
Managed all sales and
operations at remaining five companyowned branches.
Took over a failed
distributor whose warehouse was destroyed by fire and set up a new company
branch within two days.
Director Branch Operations
– Kennesaw, GA
Directed operations of warehouses
and route vehicles. Oversaw inventory, fleet, facilities, and
a $M operating budget.
headcount by improving productivity, resulting in an annual savings
Reduced route truck
fleet by % through improved routing.
+ year old confections manufacturer
with annual sales of $M and employees.
Director DSD Logistics, Fleet,
Facilities, Inventory Management
and led operations of the Direct Store Delivery DSD business unit.
Managed all logistics functions warehousing, transportation, fleet,
inventory, routing and customer service and handheld information systems
for the DSD business unit. Analyzed new market opportunities and
developed expansion plans.
Designed and started
up new markets, growing first year DSD business from $M to $M in
a new delivery and merchandising system to better utilize fixed assets
resulting in a % increase in operating profit.
Developed and implemented
improved routing to increase stores per route and reduce expenses by
Evolved inventory management
processes to improve inventory accuracy to a less than .% variance.
Senior Manager Logistics
Planning – Chattanooga, TN
Charged with developing the DSD
distribution network in pilot markets for eventual national roll out.
Rolledout SAP to the DSD markets. Developed SAP inventory management
Manager National Warehousing
– Chattanooga, TN
Managed all warehousing operations
including two plant warehouses, two third party distribution centers,
and one company run distribution center.
Serviced a $M sales volume on an annual budget of $.M.
Reduced expenses by
% vs. budget and by % over prior year in FY . Identified, documented
and implemented best practices at all DC’s, improving GMP audit scores,
reducing lost time accidents, and improving efficiency.
Reduced annual operating
expenses by $K by initiating planttocustomer direct shipments from
Chattanooga plant $K and renegotiating third party storage, handling
and shuttle contract in Chattanooga $K.
Managed SAP warehouse
management and RF scanning implementation.
Large national snack food manufacturer
company; $B in sales ; + employees.
Manager DSD Deployment
– Elmhurst, IL
Managed all company distribution
centers in the deployment of all finished goods inventory from the point
of manufacture through a distribution network consisting of eight shipping
departments and distribution centers.
Led significant distribution projects and managed the distribution planning
Increased case fill
rate by .% in from .
Identified and helped
implement sourcing changes that resulted in a million dollar freight
Rapidly promoted through Keebler
from positions as Distribution Center Manager Indianapolis, Special
Projects ManagerDistribution OperationsDistribution Center Manager
Miami, Assistant Distribution Center Manager Nashville
BA, Economics – Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, TN