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Top Manufacturing Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Manufacturing Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Manufacturing Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.2% of Manufacturing Director resumes contained Process Improvement as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Manufacturing Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Manufacturing Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Implemented and maintained operational procedures, reported performance shortfalls, and initiated process improvements to achieve company objectives.
  • Managed extrusion tooling development, coordinated production ramp up, process improvements and extrusion equipment setup.
  • Directed management operations which included process improvements and implementation of new technologies while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Partnered with process owners in the identification and monitoring of process improvement teams.
  • Implemented process improvement at simplified and increased the effectiveness of corporate asset recovery.
  • Reduced customer complaints by 37 % utilizing six sigma process improvement methodologies.
  • Achieved reductions in labor costs through implementation of process improvements.
  • Directed efforts in process improvement and selective outsourcing.
  • Established process improvement programs for under-performing product lines.
  • Coordinated material research and process improvements.
  • Applied Lean Manufacturing practices and principles for each job ran and consistently applied strategies for process improvement and expedited jobs.
  • Realized savings of approximately $5 million in FY15 through proliferation of Lean Six Sigma process improvements and culture change.
  • Boosted manufacturing profitability by 10% and reduced waste 8% through skilled implementation of TPS/LEAN process improvement initiatives.
  • Led a process improvement team to reduce net giveaway, which resulted in annual savings of over $200,000.
  • Established new company standards and practices that increased sales, saved on costs, and raised process improvements.
  • Led day-to-day operations at five plants in U.S. and process improvement/Six Sigma initiatives for three additional facilities globally.
  • Slashed scrap and rework 50% through continuous process improvement, improved training and mistake proofing fixtures.
  • Led manufacturing cycle time reductions and process improvements leading to a 3x improvement in sales.
  • Implemented new work standards using lean concepts to increase productivity and process improvements.
  • Reduced costs by $250,000 first year by reorganization and process improvement activities.

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2. Facility

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Here's how Facility is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Organized/Directed complete relocation of manufacturing facility.
  • Developed strategic raw material supply relationships and established a byproduct relationship that will ensure the long term success of this facility.
  • Joined the company to lead the modernization of the manufacturing facility and to build a quality and efficiency oriented production organization.
  • Achieved a 56% improvement in productivity at a turnaround facility by developing and implementing a strategic operational improvement plan.
  • Directed 80 person metal fabrication manufacturing facility and divisional Industrial and Process Engineering groups that supported three manufacturing facilities.
  • Ensured competitive advantage, increased production and facility utilization by adding a third shift translating to a 24-hour operation.
  • Integrated an acquired manufacturing facility in Cork Ireland and transferred manufacturing processes to support commercial manufacturing within 18 months.
  • Participated in planning and execution of expansion to Phase III manufacturing and participated in design of commercial facility.
  • Managed production scheduling and all production activities for manufacturing facility of over 100 staff and production personnel.
  • Managed four (4) textile manufacturing facilities initially that were eventually consolidated into a single facility.
  • Directed facility performance metrics and cultural turnaround to consistently deliver on customer, business and employee commitments.
  • Assumed additional role of Project Manager to coordinate the relocation of two distribution operations into the corporate facility
  • Managed operations for facility manufacturing modular complexes for government, school, and commercial markets.
  • Assured that manufacturing facility was properly maintained and operated, subject to stringent regulatory standards.
  • Designed and realized all facility support including RODI and Waste Water Neutralization with metal removal.
  • Led and directed unprecedented $100M Brownfield optimization program at Harley-Davidson's largest manufacturing facility.
  • Developed comprehensive facility maintenance management system, enhancing up-time and reducing MRO parts costs.
  • Maintained critical customer relationships & confidence while downsizing & consolidating to a single facility.
  • Managed relocation of manufacturing to separate facility and stayed within budget and schedule guidelines.
  • Initiated and completed the disposition of off-site warehouse facility as a contract closeout pathfinder.

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3. Supply Chain

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Here's how Supply Chain is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Strengthened supply chain reliability by forging supplier relationships, synchronizing material flow with process demand, and replacing problematic sole-source suppliers.
  • Developed manufacturing and capital strategies in order to achieve financial and operational objectives for supply chain, manufacturing and engineering functions.
  • Transformed the business model from one centered around in-house manufacturing to wholly supply chain management focused on assembly and testing.
  • Introduced advanced Material Resource Planning processes in Consumables Manufacturing that provided on-time delivery of parts through improved supply chain practices.
  • Established a culture of operational excellence, manager effectiveness and employee engagement throughout supply chain and network operations.
  • Established Supply Chain Management Systems - established formal vendor certification, scorecard system, and supplier monitoring program.
  • Directed Supply Chain Management for seven facilities by coordinating production from feeder plants.
  • Facilitated annual leadership meetings and supported supply chain improvements and link to retail/distribution.
  • Managed supply chain and procurement of all materials including logistics and warehousing.
  • Constructed manufacturing operation including methodologies, procedures, and supply chain relationships.
  • Implemented a contract manufacturing supply chain and worldwide product delivery system.
  • Led Supply Chain organization and expanded sourcing capabilities worldwide.
  • Promoted to Director Materials Management/Supply Chain.
  • Supervised supply chain activities for division.
  • Established Supply Chain Management system.
  • Spearheaded Lean Manufacturing/supply chain initiatives.
  • Interfaced with key business partners in Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Engineering, Sales and Supply Chain.
  • Developed global supply chain, primarily in China, to guarantee that strategy was implemented on time and within budget.
  • Designed a new supply chain, reducing the cost of launch by 30% and maintaining 99.8% accuracy.
  • Delivered initiatives, service, cost, inventory, quality and corporate governance goals across the supply chain.

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4. Product Development

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Here's how Product Development is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Managed product development and production process implementation along with the associated quality requirements and personnel training needed to obtain those requirements.
  • Interacted with vendors and suppliers to ensure timely delivery of services and materials to support product development and manufacturing schedules.
  • Developed, implemented innovative manufacturing processes to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and provide innovation into product development.
  • Managed group of eight engineers, supporting new product development through direct manufacturing involvement at five facilities.
  • Participated in operations planning group, coordinating manufacturing activities with product development and quality control departments.
  • Created standard business practices for department to follow during product development and commercialization.
  • Facilitated product development to ensure smooth transition from concept to manufacturing completion.
  • Implemented product development department that worked directly with the customer.
  • Provided technical and design support to all product development initiatives.
  • Developed and directed manufacturing with full ownership of product development.
  • Established New Product Introduction procedures, Product Development Team, Engineering Document Control and structured R&D activities.
  • Launched more than 80 new products each year by actively participating in new product development and sales teams.
  • Negotiated terms, quality, pricing to meet Engineering, Sales, Product Development, Marketing needs.
  • Implemented product development & UL, CE, KS (Korea), & CCC regulatory compliance.
  • Directed factories for licensee of Men's Sportswear on production, product development and quality.
  • Led the Product Development Team responsible for engineering, testing, and introducing new products.
  • Managed all new product development, purchasing and product approval for $12 million business.
  • Appointed to Corporate Product Development committee for creation of new products and marketing concepts.
  • Worked jointly with the Director of New Product Development on all business development initiatives.
  • Established the strategic direction for new product development and migration of manufacturing to Asia.

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5. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Increased efficiency and decreased deviations from procedure by streamlining manufacturing department and the use of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Hired to launch Lean Manufacturing department and drive facility-wide cultural and process-oriented changes using Lean Six Sigma principles.
  • Provided leadership for continuous improvement activities using Lean Six Sigma tools.
  • Increased manufacturing efficiency 25% utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Implemented Six-Sigma/Lean manufacturing programs that focused on manufacturing stability.
  • Deployed operating metrics and Six Sigma continuous improvement methodology.
  • Initialized Six Sigma approach to eliminate process variation.
  • Championed corporate-wide Lean, 6 Sigma implementation.
  • Introduced Six Sigma as a method to drive operational improvements resulting in $90K reduction in crystal growth annual operating expenses.
  • Deployed PerkinElmer Six Sigma Process for Continuous Improvement (CI) at Downers Grove site and Torrance, CA sites.
  • Developed and executed Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma projects delivering $600M in labor and product change over downtime reduction.
  • Provided functional support and planning for key business metrics, Lean/Six-Sigma implementation projects, adaptation, and fiscal resources.
  • Conducted training for both Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts with a 97% certification rate to date.
  • Mentored over 150 Six Sigma projects; deployed and mentored high performance work teams - a corporate first achievement.
  • Designed shop floor layout and manufacturing processes utilizing lean and six sigma principles to minimize manufacturing cycle time.
  • Developed processes for manufacturing, administration, business development, and sales based on Lean Six Sigma principles.
  • Deployed Six Sigma methods on Ford engine controller line and reduced field failure rate by 60%.
  • Implemented six sigma quality initiatives, improving process capability from 1.0 to greater than 1.7 CPK.
  • Led six-sigma and continuous improvement initiatives for the site which saved over $100K each year.
  • Introduced continuous improvement programs, Lean Manufacturing, 5s, and Six Sigma to work groups.

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6. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Maintained excellent on-time delivery while driving cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
  • Initiated Lean Manufacturing principles improving on-time delivery by 10x.
  • Coordinated international shipments directly with foreign distributors which represented over 30% of worldwide revenues, achieving 100% on-time delivery.
  • Developed and maintained the production schedule for books, from content editing to on-time delivery of books to the warehouse.
  • Spearheaded quality assurance, cost control, on-time delivery, safety, morale, facilities, and customer care efforts.
  • Developed capacity model that permitted finite scheduling which resulted in on-time delivery improvement from 37.8% to 95.6%.
  • Increased On-Time delivery from 92% to 98% and was able to maintain 98% On-Time deliveries.
  • Increased the on-time delivery rate of product from 40% to 100% in less than one year.
  • Established continuous process improvements enabling an improvement of on-time delivery from 82% to 97% in 2012.
  • Improved on-time delivery from a 2.5 month past due backlog to 85% on time and improving.
  • Managed project to transfer 5 products between manufacturing sites while maintaining high quality and on-time delivery.
  • Created capacity planning reports reducing overtime 10% & increasing on-time delivery 5% points.
  • Improved On-Time Delivery to best in Aerospace group from 80% to >99.5%.
  • Worked with external vendors to reduce lead time, on-time delivery and cost reductions.
  • Improved on-time delivery completing projects in 90% of the total project time.
  • Implemented system logic enhancement which increased on-time delivery by 5% points.
  • Improved On-time delivery to customer from 34% to 90%.
  • Improved On-time delivery from 50% on-time to 95% on-time.
  • Improved on-time delivery 12% through improved scheduling and execution.
  • Improved production flow and on-time delivery by 33%.

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7. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Certified Trainer and Facilitator Project Management Certification
  • Participated on Project Management teams.
  • Assisted in the design, development, and project management for the construction of a new 23,000 sq.
  • Implemented project management process and project tracking to assure closure of high valued targets.
  • Implemented single point of contact project management for all Manufacturing projects.
  • Integrated agile project management techniques into corporate culture to focus efforts and significantly decrease productand process development time.

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8. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Generated operational cost savings by introducing targeted business applications, developing and executing policies and procedures.
  • Participated in multiple focus group competitions which evaluated plant performance and developed cost savings initiatives.
  • Implemented co-manufacturing strategy and cost savings initiatives for $20MM in annualized savings.
  • Managed supplier cost savings programs cumulatively delivering over $35MM.
  • Realized significant cost savings through automation of secondary operations.
  • Directed budgetary, CAPEX, and cost savings programs at each facility; involved in acquisitions and overall cost reduction projects.
  • Consolidated business with existing suppliers to reduce complexity and gain scale, resulting in cost savings and reduction of supplier base.
  • Coordinated $875,677 in cost savings within manufacturing operations in four years, through productivity gains and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Achieved substantial cost savings by installing packaging department allowing product to be packaged in-house saving shipping and co-packing charges.
  • Implemented automated testing in production, leading to a $140K cost savings per year in testing costs.
  • Developed and implemented company's global contact manufacturing strategy that resulted in cost savings of $8MM annually.
  • Achieved $1.5M in hard cost savings through save or sell operation in South Carolina.
  • Developed an in-house Mold Making operation to achieve a cost savings of over $500k/year.
  • Used Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma concepts to drive significant efficiency gains and cost savings.
  • Attained 50% cost savings through high quality $2M outsourcing from an Asian supplier.
  • Managed the implementation of LEAN manufacturing that provided an annual cost savings of $150k.
  • Relocated a manufacturing process to an internal facility delivering cost savings of over $3.5MM.
  • Developed and implemented programs and improved processes for $817,000 of realized cost savings.
  • Realized cost savings of $425k annually through engineering design change of key component.
  • Facilitated identification of cost savings programs, staffing projects, and tracking results.

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9. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Developed goals and coached direct reports towards continuous improvement.
  • Managed 10 direct reports involving process engineering, manufacturing engineering, maintenance, planning, scheduling and direct supervision of factories.
  • Managed department of three hundred and fifty employees that included eight direct reports and expense budget of over $5M.
  • Managed a plastic and sewing manufacturing and technical department that consisted of 12 direct and 720 indirect reports.
  • Managed a team of 4 to 9 direct reports using coaching and mentoring to build high performance teams.
  • Trained department staff on laboratory job tasks, lead and mentored direct reports for growth and career development.
  • Managed up to 5 direct reports with ultimate responsibility for up to 600 salaried and hourly personnel.
  • Managed 6 direct reports: Operations, Quality Assurance Production, Roasting, Purchasing, and Engineering.
  • Directed $364,000,000 profit/loss in matrix organization, truck wheels and auto wheels including 145 direct reports.
  • Led team of six direct reports in managing safety, quality, cost containment and schedule adherence.
  • Managed a team of 6 direct and 250 indirect reports and budgets of up to $48M.
  • Reported to president and led a team of 6 direct reports and over 700 employees.
  • Managed 6 direct reports and over saw the day-to-day activities of 75 collective bargaining employees.
  • Managed 9 direct reports, 178 full-time employees housed in a 150,000 square foot facility.
  • Started with 0 direct reports and added 2 Six Sigma black belts to my team.
  • Reported to Managing Director with a budget of $3M and 20 direct reports.
  • Supervised 5 direct reports with total of 135 employees in a non-union facility.
  • Developed and mentored direct reports how to lead in a continuous improvement culture.
  • Managed 9 direct reports, 26 indirect reports and $3 MM/yr.
  • Managed 7 direct reports, 40 managers and 500 production teammates.

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10. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Administered internal functions involving production, manufacturing engineering, test engineering, product quality, tool design and calibration.
  • Introduced production procedures to maintain a high standard of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability and safety.
  • Demanded and achieved improved product quality by creating an in-process quality control program and improving final inspection documentation.
  • Worked closely with senior management to facilitate efficient operations with minimal costs while maintaining maximum product quality.
  • Directed manufacturing operations to ensure product quality of medical devices that provided innovative solutions to medical practitioners.
  • Instituted a team operation between manufacturing and maintenance technicians, to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Implemented product quality program and established reporting procedure to ensure standards were maintained.
  • Led cross-functional engineering management teams to improve product quality and production yields.
  • Improved product quality and consistency by implementing statistically proven quality control.
  • Improved Product Quality at Delivery to Customer.
  • Delivered better than plan results within 30 days of hire, with significant improvements in operational efficiency and product quality results.
  • Led manufacturing and technical services teams; accountable for product quality and ingredient specifications; implemented HACPP, e.g.
  • Managed external OEM commitments, including contracting, product quality, and delivery worth more than $50,000,000 annually.
  • Realized 25% reduction in scrap and rework costs by improving first pass yield of product quality.
  • Developed Supply Chain strategies to drive safety, enhanced productivity, product quality, and cost-efficient production.
  • Improved product quality, elevating customer recognition, resulting in market growth.
  • Increased product quality from 5 defects/ system to 0.5 defects/system.
  • Led and participated in Kaizen events to solve product quality issues, increase productivity, reduce equipment changeover time and scrap.
  • Established comprehensive training and good house keeping practices to ensure product quality, regulatory compliance and workplace safety.
  • Provided technical guidance,executing solutions to problems affecting product quality, yields, and product cost.

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11. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Developed and drove implementation of manufacturing procedures that enabled company to secure ISO certification, enabling international distribution of our products.
  • Directed 250 hourly manufacturing associates with 10 Production Supervisors, Distribution Manager with 70 hourly associates and 8 materials salary personnel.
  • Led production supervisors on shift ensuring overall production line management and collaborated with engineering to address key equipment down time.
  • Developed financial budgets, performed variance analysis and metric comparison, recommended course of action, capital budget development.
  • Developed an annual performance review policy for non-supervisory personnel that had a direct impact on annual increases and bonuses.
  • Reviewed and approved all engineering Auto Cad assembly and schematic drawings and documentation for production floor ISO requirements.
  • Re-invented isolation and purification unit operations to address the different impurity profile presented by the new biomass.
  • Managed 75000 square foot of facilities space including responsibility for security, facilities maintenance and sub-contractor liaison.
  • Designed, coordinated construction, outfitted a manufacturing assembly area employing a supervisor and 15 assembly personnel.
  • Promoted to Production Supervisor in 1983: Managed machine shop operations through subordinate direct labor machinists.
  • Instructed managers and supervisors in root-cause problem-solving process while setting up employee involvement teams in manufacturing.
  • Supervised Director of Quality Assurance, including some functional oversight of Quality Assurance Supervisors in plants.
  • Directed quality and manufacturing activities to implement and certify plant quality systems to ISO 9002 certification.
  • Tailored process and initially introduced to Assistant Production Managers, Supervisors then to Group Leaders.
  • Established corporate guidelines and workmanship standards to assure compliance with customer specifications and ISO-9001-2000.
  • Provided annual performance reviews for departmental supervisors and participate in hourly employee's evaluations.
  • Promoted with full responsibility for isotopic and non-isotopic product manufacturing including IVD and RUO.
  • Developed, verified and documented manufacturing processes leading to ISO 9001 certification.
  • Led company-wide initiative in successful achievement of ISO 9001 certification and renewals.
  • Upgraded bench-strength from Plant Manager through Supervisory level to enhance organization.

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12. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Designated and implemented manufacturing operations into computer based accounting system for supplier invoice payment tracking and inventory management.
  • Defined and implemented technical and GMP procedures within manufacturing, inventory management, planning and technical services.
  • Directed manufacturing and packaging operations of solid dose, semi-solids and inventory management using SAP.
  • Implemented RFID enabled, database-driven inventory management solution to replace 3-ring binders and spreadsheets.
  • Reduced lead-time through strategic purchasing and inventory management changes.
  • Improved warehouse inventory management to 99.95% accuracy.
  • Directed activities in Transportation, Scheduling, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Compounding, Packaging lines and Distribution.
  • Established inventory management system for the equipment operation that reduced order fulfillment time from 10 to 3 days.
  • Re-organized inventory management procedures and physical layout to reduce quantity on hand by 45%.
  • Implemented improvements to inventory management which resulted in a 7% decrease in freight costs.
  • Instituted Kan Bans, Dock to Stock, Supplier Managed and ship-to-point-of-use inventory management.
  • Prepared financial reports for CFO and worked with finance team on inventory management.
  • Increased working capital through WIP and FG inventory management.
  • Coordinated all manufacturing, procurement and inventory management functions for this start-up home furnishings importer.
  • Implemented Lean fundamentals of:* 6S* In process Kanbans* VMI inventory management* Seven Waste understanding and elimination.

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13. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Directed development and implementation of export compliance regulatory policies and GMP programs.
  • Created HACCP plan, Implemented SOP's, Implemented GMP's, Implemented a product tracking and recall plan.
  • Prepared, reviewed, and revised documentation required for GMP operations and IND submissions (CMC sections).
  • Initiated / enforced GMP's in the production environment pertaining to both sterile and non-sterile molded products.
  • Interacted with QA and other support groups to resolve technical and GMP issues in manufacturing.
  • Interfaced with QA teams to re-establish EU certification for GMP manufacturing in one year.
  • Prepared operations to meet GMP compliance and production requirements for new global products.
  • Chaired corporate GMP, Safety and Health, and Employee Relations committees.
  • Conducted CMC and GMP due diligence audits of acquisition targets.
  • Established GMP s and SOP s at all manufacturing locations.
  • Facilitated GMP's, 5S, PPE, SOP's.
  • Established and perform the clean down procedure in accordance with SOP and CGMP, and clean and sterilize all production equipments.
  • Ensured temporary labor pool was trained in basic cGMP compliance before assignment on site by partnering with local temporary agencies.
  • Planned and executed in alignment with QA SOP improvements, Change Controls, and CAPAs, maintaining GMP compliance.
  • Directed all engineering activities for the design of the facility to meet cGMP and other regulatory requirements.
  • Redesigned and converted R&D facility (Hayward), with QC Laboratory, to cGMP.
  • Improved CGMP by facility upgrade, revising critical SOPs, and provided continuous training.
  • Conducted technical, cGMP, safety and compliance training sessions for manufacturing employees.
  • Ensured functional unit's compliance with cGMP and all its related elements.
  • Led a 16 member staff for process development and cGMP manufacturing.

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14. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Reported to Senior VP of Operations - Responsibilities included managing Daily Operations of the PreMedia/Press/Finishing/Maintenance/Logistics Departments.
  • Collaborated with logistics, shipping and quality control to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Managed logistics for 42 contractor facilities for manufacturing and distribution centers.
  • Developed logistics and customs support.
  • Introduced ten new product brands into export markets by developing country specific marketing campaigns, materials, logistics and distribution channels.
  • Recruited, mentored, and directly managed Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Logistics, Planning and Inventory Control staff.
  • Led an integrated team of 35 manufacturing operatives, 5 manufacturing engineers and 2 logistics staff.
  • Interfaced with Corporate Engineering, Logistics, Sales, Procurement and Warehousing functions.
  • Implemented One Source Logistics to reduce overall freight by $800k in 2013.
  • Streamlined Singapore warehousing operations, reducing 3PL logistics costs by 40%.
  • Managed planning, logistics and purchasing support organizations for PC products.
  • Led purchasing as well as warehousing and shipping logistics.
  • Managed Warehouse, Logistics and Export Control.
  • Managed inventory programs, cost solutions, inventory logistics for Reptron Corporation.
  • Received consecutive annual Manufacturing and Logistics best Business Unit awards for KPI, and Cost performance.
  • Directed Purchasing, Planning, Logistics, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production for X Ray machines.
  • Developed a model of a novel, agile logistics strategy for millwork manufacture and distribution.
  • Managed 10-15 sales associates *Cost Analysis *Logistics
  • Managed the scheduling, manufacturing, quality, purchasing and logistics for the Des Plaines plant.

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15. Safety Program

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Here's how Safety Program is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Discovered and maintained written safety program and quarterly site audits resulting in commendation by the insurance underwriters.
  • Developed and strengthened safety programs through increased interaction with employees and classroom oriented safety meetings.
  • Developed company health and safety program to include managing zero tolerance drug policy.
  • Developed and implemented a site safety program, dramatically reducing employee accident rate.
  • Led manufacturing safety program that implemented over 40 major safety improvement projects.
  • Coordinated safety programs and recommended corrective actions and improvements.
  • Facilitated a safety program to increase safety awareness.
  • Developed / implemented Safety programs across the organization.
  • Reduced workplace injuries by over 90% over 6 years by utilizing behavior based safety programs and encouraging plant-wide employee involvement.
  • Developed and executed plant safety programs which resulted in a 50% reduction in Occupational Safety and Health Administration reporting.
  • Directed environment health and safety programs to ensure a safe working environment and to prevent loss time accidents.
  • Implemented the DuPont Safety Program; earned #1 industry rank for eradicating fire safety incidents.
  • Formed Hazardous Safety Program to control waste and reduce workplace hazards with emergency action plan.
  • Achieved over 2,000,000 hours worked without a lost time incident through an aggressive safety program.
  • Implemented safety programs saving $35K annually in workers compensation and 2000 - 2007.
  • Implemented a Safety Program which resulted in 11 years without a lost time accident.
  • Implemented safety program that resulted in a 63 percent reduction in LT accidents.
  • Implemented safety program which improved plant safety performance to 0 lost time accidents.
  • Promoted, monitor, and ensured safety programs and regulatory policies were followed.
  • Spearheaded and implemented safety program that reduced incident rate by 90%.

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16. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Developed Manufacturing Skills Training group, integrating regulatory compliance of both FDA and ISO with Job Skills training and Lean techniques.
  • Coordinated validations of equipment and processes in accordance with EMA and FDA regulations, ISO standards using a risk-based approach.
  • Served as point of contact on manufacturing issues for the FDA, DEA, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Served as lead manufacturing representative for gap closures from ISO 13485 to GMP and FDA Class I registered manufacturing.
  • Presented commercial processes at FDA meetings to CM&C reviewers prior to Phase III clinical trials.
  • Developed and implemented process validation protocols and authored FDA submission reports for drug substance and drug products.
  • Encouraged and coached a quality culture that assured few or no findings in ISO and FDA audits.
  • Adhered to FDA and ETL guidelines in the manufacture and operation of all class 1 medical equipment.
  • Manufactured FDA regulated wheel chair cushions, backpacking air and foam mattresses and home bedding mattresses.
  • Guided FDA regulated manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution operations for the west region.
  • Navigated the drug through FDA approval and executed launch ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Designed, oversaw construction and integrated new FDA registered lab space in Cedar Creek site.
  • Completed FDA PMA application package for a new product as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Helped organization in getting ready for FDA audit by plugging gaps in manufacturing operation.
  • Led effort to provide technology tools to aid FDA reporting and process changes.
  • Developed manufacturing protocols and systems for FDA Pre-Market Approval (PMA) process.
  • Created and implemented controls and policies in manufacturing process to meet FDA regulations.
  • Resumed production and supply of the EVT AAA product after FDA clearance.
  • Complied FDA audits with no 483 in seven consecutive years
  • Led operations through successful FDA and MHRA inspections.

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17. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Initiated deployment of national service organization including regional support locations, integration with Eaton service organization, and Caterpillar dealer network.
  • Positioned company for $75 million in new sales growth through enterprise-wide facilities enhancement and sustained record of operational excellence.
  • Integrated ERP system to control purchasing and improve on-time customer delivery performance.
  • Spearheaded successful company-wide initiative in implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Incorporated ERP/MRP system (Microsoft Dynamics) into the manufacturing organization.
  • Focused on operations which under-produced, overproduced or were overburdened.
  • Interpreted architectural plans and engineering drawings into manufacturing schedules.
  • Selected and implemented Oracle ERP systems into manufacturing.
  • Selected and successfully implemented Expandable ERP software.
  • Led integration of supply chain into Eaton manufacturing facilities in support of joint venture formation between Caterpillar and Eaton in 2003.
  • Introduced ERP to the company and successfully implemented at HQ within 5 months and at 3 plant sites within 10 months.
  • Mentored implementation team on development and implementation of Item Master and BOM structures within customized Oracle ERP integration for BTO/CTO.
  • Introduced ERP system to allow real time costing, and digital imaging to improve transportation markings and graphic imaging.
  • Developed and instituted ERP (SAP) processes to more accurately capture total costs throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Designed and wrote a shop floor control software system and later selected and launched full commercial ERP system.
  • Managed implementation of an ERP system (MFG Pro) to replace outgrown materials and resource planning software.
  • Directed the operations of a wholly owned foreign enterprise in Shanghai manufacturing gun safes and large security safes.
  • Implemented an ERP system to facilitate the seamless flow of information from sales through production to delivery.
  • Implemented a scheduling program to process material efficiently using MRP and ERP to meet customer demands.
  • Specified and prepared implementation of new Enterprise Resource Planning System (MS Dynamics AX).

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18. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Evaluated new products, including specifications and quality standards, initiating interventions to support Lean business processes.
  • Reduced customer quality complaints by improving quality standards for in-house film and digital processes.
  • Maintained uniform quality standards of fabrics, trims and accessories among numerous manufacturers.
  • Developed new design products and manufacturing methods to produce at lowest cost while assuming highest quality standards.
  • Developed fit and quality standards for the product assortment.
  • Insured quality standards and income goals were accomplished.
  • worked with all buyers in Cache.. delivering on-schedule at highest quality standards and agreed-to pricing.

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19. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Managed human resources functions such as recruitment, employee relations, benefits, compensation and training for 600 employees.
  • Collaborated with legal departments, human resources, and executive leadership to accomplish tasks.
  • Impacted design, new product launch, manufacturing, human resources, and finance.
  • Involved in interaction between Human Resources and manufacturing and line support employees including maintenance and entry level engineers.
  • Maintained pro-employee environment by implementing state-of-the-art human resources programming to include peer review and appraisal and development systems.
  • Interfaced with Human Resources, Labor Relations and union representatives regarding disciplinary actions and other labor situations.

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20. Production Planning

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Here's how Production Planning is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Created and developed purchasing, material control, production planning, quality assurance capabilities.
  • Improved production planning and inventory control processes.
  • Coordinated production planning to meet customer demand.
  • Implemented a computerized production planning and control system, resulting in a reduction of 2 positions, saving $80M annually.
  • Supervised the production planning and production scheduling functions, as well as, the daily operation of the plant and facilities.
  • Implemented basic production planning and scheduling, which reduced back orders from $1.1M to $150,000 in 5 months.
  • Developed integrated manufacturing, production planning and HS&E programs from the ground up in a rapid growth environment.
  • Created the manufacturing planning position and hired the staff for all production planning.
  • Managed materials production planning, procurement, stockroom, and shipping/receiving.
  • Directed development of offshore capacity, new product introduction, production planning, quality assurance, logistics and contract management.
  • Assisted with the implemention of oracle production planning system to improve scheduling and forecasting of production.

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21. R

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Here's how R is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Restructured organizations in all locations to fill skill gaps, eliminate redundant overhead and establish clear lines of reporting and accountability.
  • Directed quality organization through successful QS9000 certification audit, two Pratt & Whitney Aerospace audits and several customer audits.
  • Facilitated $500,000 budget savings through enforcement of lean spending practices; continually ensured fulfillment of financial/budget objectives.
  • Provided Strategic, Tactical/Implementation coaching direction to the following departments: Manufacturing, Packaging, Production Equipment Maintenance.
  • Improved GMP compliance through development and implementation of environmental and process controls in manufacturing and warehouse areas.
  • Assured synchronization of Continuous Improvement efforts throughout the organization by coordinating planning and facilitating knowledge sharing.
  • Managed contract manufacturing, and performed manufacturing engineering and order fulfillment activities for a start-up company.
  • Provided additional design, manufacture and test solutions to customer base that traditionally purchased only components.
  • Developed standard and custom products by listening to sales engineers, customers and analyzing market information.
  • Implemented metric-driven reporting system to ensure operational targets were met and continuous improvement took place.
  • Supervised manufacturing planning, scheduling, quality adherence, processing, materials management and packaging.
  • Developed company-wide processes and systems that result in effective execution of company's business strategy.
  • Improved operational financial analysis by implementing machine hour costing system focused around activity based costing.
  • Reduced labor 15% on average through operational efficiency improvements being executed in several areas.
  • Led transition efforts to move accounting functions to other accounting centers in consolidation initiative.
  • Implemented a formal process of monitoring manufacturing performance through development of applicable manufacturing metrics.
  • Enforced a culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement while providing operational leadership.
  • Developed and implemented plant leadership roles and responsibilities in training documentation outlining SOP.
  • Directed improvements of a highly automated manufacturing line resulting in 2X efficiency improvement.
  • Created new work procedures ensuring accuracy and consistency in a highly volatile environment.

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22. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Sourced raw materials and contract manufacturing operations to support production operations.
  • Worked with fiber suppliers to determine specifications for incoming raw materials.
  • Developed customer/product specifications and traceable processes and raw materials.
  • Reduced inventory of raw materials.
  • Managed all aspects of wet mop production facility from start to finish, from the procurement of raw materials through fulfillment.
  • Led business operations to maximize profit and throughput with the efficient use of plant facilities, raw materials, and labor.
  • Realigned operation for impact of SCHIP tax increase; including products, employees, and raw materials.
  • Controlled more than 300 different raw materials for the fragrances and perfumes compounding operation.
  • Received raw materials in to produce fiber products used in Furniture and Bedding Industry.
  • Improved vendor relationships to decrease costs and improve quality of raw materials.
  • Reduced costs of raw materials by improving lumber yields by 12%.
  • Managed the import/export of production materials, raw materials and finished products.
  • Managed purchasing of raw materials used in the manufacturing.
  • Established a metrology and raw materials program.

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23. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Planned future manufacturing capabilities, supported new product development and assured EPA/OSHA compliance.
  • Mentored HSE coordinator in the development and implementation of a comprehensive HSE program to bring operations into OSHA and TCEQ compliance.
  • Reduced OSHA medicals 37% and lost time accidents 94% by implementing team based safety audits and awareness.
  • Trained CBR staff upon hire and annually on OSHA required Blood Borne Pathogens training and Chemical Hygiene training.
  • Developed employee training programs to improve productivity and comply with OSHA Right to Know and safety regulations.
  • Developed a detailed training and record keeping system for ESH programs required by OSHA and the EPA.
  • Acted as safety coordinator for the corporation, training staff and ensuring OSHA and EPA compliance.
  • Established safety programs with weekly tool box topics to align with OSHA mandated training.
  • Reduced and maintained the global OSHA injury rate by 50% to 0.60.
  • Created a training matrix that will track OSHA Safety Training Compliance.
  • Maintained registration and compliance with all OSHA safety and EPA regulations.
  • Implemented Safety Tool Box training and interfaced directly with OSHA.
  • Designed OSHA- and EPA-compliant procedures for facilities maintenance and sanitation.
  • Authored new OSHA regulation documents for the manufacturing group.
  • Ensured all facilities are compliant with OSHA regulations.
  • Conducted training on OSHA & EPA standards.
  • Implemented safety projects that substantially reduced OSHA reportable injuries.
  • Served as key point person for all Safety and OSHA compliance; created a culture around safeoperations, protective equipment and accountability
  • Instituted a safety program which reduced injury related costs 50%, and reduced Lost Time and OSHA recordable accidents.
  • Institutionalized a behavior based safety program resulting a 50% OSHA recordable rate improvement.

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24. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Developed and directed Cost of Goods reduction programs for Primary Care and International Business Units increasing gross profit margins 9%.
  • Standardized logistic activities for Oregon and all TriQuint Business Units worldwide.
  • Reduced turnover from 35%/year to Improved productivity by 30% in both business units.
  • Consolidated manufacturing and product file administration resources across the business units into one team.
  • Provided direction, consultation, and hands-on support to all business units and existing green belts to successfully drive Lean projects.
  • Identified by corporate executives as a high potential employee to relocate and bring expertise to other business units within the company.

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25. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Selected business system for implementation of MRP and other manufacturing functions.
  • Converted MRP II Purchasing and Planning system to a Just In Time (JIT) Production Process driven by customer demand.
  • Accomplished the reduction of inventory by 24%, utilizing MRP, JIT and value management partnership with suppliers.
  • Tailored a JIT / MRP demand-pull system, raising on-time shipment 35% while achieving 50 WIP turns.
  • Interfaced with distribution centers and corporate offices to improve customer service and efficient use of MRP.
  • Implemented MRP system (Dynamics GP) to manage sales, purchasing, and manufacturing orders.
  • Designed and implemented a home-grown Excel-based MRP planning tool with labor simulation and planning.
  • Instituted revised production reporting from MRP system providing improved tracking of product and shipments.
  • Initiated a Data Cleansing process for critical data being captured by the MRP system.
  • Led an SAP implementation (MRP system), concurrently with the above efforts.
  • Instituted a Business Resource Planning process as the basis for MRP II.
  • Installed procedures and policies that enabled the use of an MRP system.
  • Increased inventory turns to 3.7 from 1.9 by implementing an MRP system.
  • Assisted in setting up planning and purchasing parameters in the MRP system.
  • Developed and implemented Order Fulfillment Process including MRP planning & PDM.
  • Implemented MRP system and world class manufacturing techniques to improve operations.
  • Implemented MRP system to help reduce inventory and increase on-time deliveries.
  • Implemented a MRP system to improve order scheduling and inventory control.
  • Decreased labor force by 33% by MRP production scheduling.
  • Served as Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) project leader.

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26. Production Operations

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Here's how Production Operations is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Guided standardize work methods in production operations centers, Lead and showed by example in engineering, procurement & support centers.
  • Managed manufacturing functions to support the following production operations; insert molding, high speed stamping, and automated assembly.
  • Led production operations and developed strategic plans resulting in increased production and annual sales by 100% twelve month period.
  • Surpassed inventory reduction goal (20% reduction) without any adverse impact to the production operations.
  • Managed SMT/FTH printed circuit board production operations, responsible for 25 persons.
  • Created annual operating budget for equipment, facilities, and production operations.
  • Directed and managed all aspects of remanufactured toner cartridge production operations for Ikon North America.

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27. Medical Device

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Here's how Medical Device is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Focused on medical device manufacturing following an outsourced product development and manufacturing model.
  • Developed, manufactured and distributed patented sterilized powder hemostat medical device.
  • Supervised team managing medical device decisions affecting formulation development.
  • Supported company growth by modifying facility for Class III medical device production with addition of clean rooms and material controls.
  • Managed the design and fabrication of a water distillation system for use in the medical device assembly and testing.
  • Directed the activities of manufacturing, processing and packaging of oral care medical devices and oral care rinses.
  • Directed the manufacturing group in the production of Cardiology, Diagnostic, Endoscopy and Urology Medical Devices.
  • Directed high-quality, cost-effective, compliant, and timely delivery of medical device products.
  • Maintained all process and procedures for this medical device manufacture.

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28. Regulatory Agencies

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Here's how Regulatory Agencies is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Handled relations with regulatory agencies FDA, DEA, etc.

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29. Key Performance Indicators

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Here's how Key Performance Indicators is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Implemented common, business focused, organizational Key Performance Indicators to drive performance cadence.
  • Established key performance indicators used to track maintenance & tool & die efficiency.
  • Established and implemented metrics and key performance indicators (KPI's).
  • Established a management system to monitor and trend the key performance indicators.
  • Established manufacturing key performance indicators for international plants as technical liaison for US operations.
  • Utilized goal setting and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to take a proactive versus reactive response to problems and opportunities.
  • Developed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Manufacturing.
  • Employed a variety of approaches (5S, Kaizen, Kanban, key performance indicators, etc.)

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30. QA

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Here's how QA is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with QA Department to detect and rectify all manufacturing and vendor quality issues.
  • Managed a staff of 15, including Inspectors, Chemists and QA support staff.
  • Developed all SOP's and QAP's for the manufacturing process.
  • Promoted to QA Director with Secret Clearance within the first year.
  • Implemented a MQA cross -functional team to reduce process devations within solid dosage department.
  • Instituted Quality Assurance program in manufacturing; wrote QA specifications and documentation.

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31. Kaizen

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Facilitated employee kaizen teams that generated $1.3M in productivity improvements across North American Operations.
  • Coordinated successful execution of 70 needle-moving Kaizen events with over $14M business impact
  • Mentored Quality and Production Departments on implementation of Kaizen and Lean processes.
  • Managed a six month lean manufacturing implementation performing eight Kaizen blitzes.
  • Facilitated all kaizen events focused on quality and productivity improvements.
  • Championed 8 Kaizen events targeting manufacturing processes.
  • Created and led a Kaizen team that increased Heat Treat efficiency by 30% ($1.4 million savings).
  • Increased employee involvement in improvement activities through assigning employees freed up through improvements to various problem solving and kaizen activities.
  • Conducted over 22 kaizen events, eliminating waste, and streamlining processes from order taking through manufacturing to shipping product.
  • Implemented Continuous Improvement Programs Conducted Kaizen events to eliminate waste in our leak check and furnace braze departments.
  • Implemented Kaizen participation program which resulted in 75% increase in employee involvement in Continuous Improvement Activities.
  • Achieved over 100% output growth with only a 15% workforce increase through Lean & Kaizen.
  • Conducted Kaizen events converting to lean manufacturing, decreasing build times by up to 70%,
  • Saved $6M+ by leading 66 Kaizen events that produced more than 3000 action items.
  • Compiled Kaizen teams in order to alleviate bottlenecks on assembly line and integrate pull system.
  • Reduced lead time from 14 weeks to 3 weeks through cell design and Kaizen.
  • Directed Kaizen manufacturing, CNC Machining, High-Spd metal fabrication & DME computer mfg.
  • Reduced costs for Connecting Rods by 11 percent via kaizen activities.
  • Formed kaizen teams and empowered team members to implement lean manufacturing.
  • Led Kaizen culture where visible performance measures drove improvements.

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32. Plant Equipment

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Here's how Plant Equipment is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Managed measurements for plant equipment performance, monitor, control, reporting per lean manufacturing recommendations and ultimate reduction in waste.
  • Prepared manufacturing budgets, made recommendations on purchases of plant equipment.
  • Planned and executed Plant equipment rearrangement for streamlined process flow.
  • Coordinated with maintenance in the scheduling of preventative maintenance and repair of all plant equipment.
  • Redesigned plant equipment used by department employees to improve the safety of operations.
  • Rearranged plant equipment layout for a better product flow to include racking, new equipment, forklifts, and stockroom.

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33. Quality System

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Here's how Quality System is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Created and implemented policies for multiple departments, including quality system; interfaced with external auditors regarding these policies.
  • Acquired lean manufacturing and quality system deployment talent at all organizational levels.
  • Improved manufacturing and quality systems to consistently produce reliable, quality product.
  • Developed and implemented new quality system for the new manufacturing operation.
  • Supported all initiatives focus on Product and Quality System improvement.
  • Turned around struggling production departments in six-month period through application of quality systems, process standards, and process controls.
  • Worked directly with the VP of Quality to establish a quality system from the ground up.
  • Implemented Six Sigma quality system, with focus on reduction of defects shipped to customers.
  • Implemented new quality systems such as first pass inspection and root cause tracking processes.
  • Developed, trained and implemented the new quality system for over 6 months.
  • Developed a quality system that achieved Ford QOS and Q-1 certification.
  • Implemented Quality Control by Design quality system and document data base.
  • Worked with Management Team to create Quality System.
  • Established and deployed quality system.
  • Established and managed all quality systems/departments including Supplier Management, Document Control, Process Control, Product verification/validations and Customer Service.
  • Developed and implemented companywide quality systems.
  • Qualified product and quality systems that resulted in Sales Purchase Orders that resulted in excess of $10M in sales.
  • Developed and implemented AS9100 quality system and obtained certification in 7 month time frame.
  • Implemented QS:9000 quality systems and [ ] compliance plans.
  • Provided troubleshooting for successful completion of NCMRs, CAPAs, and quality system improvements.

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34. Materials Management

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Here's how Materials Management is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Managed Assembly, Fabrication, Materials Management and Manufacturing Engineering departments consisting of 50 hourly and 25 salary personnel.
  • Implemented lean business practices in manufacturing, engineering and materials management functions.
  • Managed functions including Manufacturing, Materials Management, Warehousing and Logistics.
  • Designed systems for manufacturing, materials management, and purchasing.
  • Hired all staff to support production, planning, purchasing, materials management, manufacturing engineering, and logistics.
  • Restructured the high-mix/high-volume electronic contract assembly operation and increased revenues by implementing world-class materials management processes and lean manufacturing principals.
  • Led the Manufacturing, Process Development and Materials Management departments at a DNA plasmid vaccine contract manufacturing organization.
  • Directed five managers with twenty-seven employees in all aspects of materials management, assembly, test, quality, and facilities.

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35. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Established production schedules, defined staffing requirements, and implemented procedures.
  • Arranged continuous raw material continuous supply for production schedules.
  • Managed the production process and production schedules
  • Directed and coordinated all manufacturing process activities to ensure production schedules, quality standards, cost and safety objectives were met.
  • Organized, prioritized and managed the production floor in order to meet production schedules while a plant expansion was under way.
  • Improved revenue run-rate from $18M to $26M by emphasizing adherence to production schedules and customer required delivery dates.
  • Addressed production problems with fabric, garment construction, fit, sizing, and production schedules.
  • Established production schedules that reduced style change over and improved on time shipment by 20%.
  • Introduced sales and operations planning for Sales forecasts, Production schedules and Finance budgeting.
  • Coordinated production schedules for 11 departments in a 100,000 sq.
  • Established and managed production schedules and budgets.
  • Worked with planning team to smooth production schedules to drive repeatability and consistency of performance.
  • Planned production schedules to meet sales projections.Selected Accomplishments: Set up cross training activities for 60+ team members.

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36. III

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Here's how III is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Produced clinical materials for Phase III clinical studies.

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37. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Managed logistical processes for new equipment and installers.
  • Managed in-house and subcontracted manufacturing operations, technology transfer, line validations and start ups, and new equipment purchases.
  • Selected and purchased new equipment and methods to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality possible.
  • In-sourced > $500k of sub-contracted CNC machining to utilize new equipment and to reduce costs.
  • Presented to board members to secure approval to invest in new equipment and updated processes.
  • Increased Capacity by 50% by addition of new equipment and optimization of processes.
  • Installed new equipment to increase vertical integration for $700K savings.
  • Budgeted and installed $10M of new equipment.
  • Validated all new equipment and procedures.
  • Directed designated manufacturing operations projects such as renovation of facilities, identification and qualification of new equipments.
  • Achieved a [ ] savings in the start-up costs of a new line by applying leading edge new equipment start-up methods.
  • Managed new equipment validations to meet all IQ, OQ & PQ requirements.

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38. Strategic Sourcing

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Here's how Strategic Sourcing is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Directed strategic sourcing, negotiations, supplier management, forecasting, and inventory control for the company's manufacturing applications.
  • Led team consisting of Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing targeting supplier integration.
  • Developed and implemented corporate strategic sourcing program and optimized performance by dividing the purchasing and procurement functions.
  • Directed all manufacturing, quality, Strategic Sourcing, purchasing, Supply Chain and engineering functions.
  • Used supplier selection, strategic sourcing with cost reductions for improving customer satisfaction.

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39. Capital Equipment

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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Recommended, justified, and implemented capital equipment expenditures to accomplish profit and investment return goals.
  • Managed and implemented new capital equipment projects to enable company growth.
  • Maintained a comprehensive budget weighing personnel salaries and capital equipment investments.
  • Reviewed and approved capital equipment requests for machining/fabrication equipment.
  • Managed Certified Pre-Owned program for used capital equipment.
  • Developed business plan and budget, identified and retrofitted facility, and acquired mix of new and used capital equipment.
  • Scheduled, managed, and coordinated all capital equipment purchases and installations for a $2M annual capital budget.
  • Specified multiple capital equipment purchases and installations of full scale production equipment to meet the increased demand in production.
  • Acquired capital equipment (CNC and Conventional) and software and generated ROI data.

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40. QC

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Here's how QC is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Supervised Microbial QC tests for on time and compliant shipments of produced API starting material.
  • Improved quality of product through better QC; reduced customer complaints by 42%
  • Led implementation of newly-established team metrics, QCDSM (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Morale) in 2009/2010.
  • Designed QC testing methods to ensure that product meets performance specifications.
  • Managed a team of 20 QC staff and brought in training methods to advance their knowledge in ABYC Electrical Standards.
  • Established QC manuals and audit process for 3rd party resident inspection team in Asia.

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41. Process Engineering

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Here's how Process Engineering is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Improved process engineering and engineering practices which resulted in improving API yield by 10% and productivity by 20%.
  • Provided process engineering for over 20 new products.
  • Selected and hired production and process engineering staff for production, starting pilot-level production.
  • Supported production manufacturing, process engineering and sales.
  • Managed divisional Purchasing, Materials Planning, Facilities Engineering, Process Engineering and Industrial Engineering functions.
  • Directed over 40 Engineers and Technicians in Test, Failure Analysis, Automation and Process Engineering activities.

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42. Value Stream

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Here's how Value Stream is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Completed plant 5S program, coupled with successful Value Stream Analysis and new plant rationalization plan.
  • Introduced and implemented Lean concepts including 5S, Value Stream Mapping, and flow production.
  • Identified improvement opportunities through DMAIC, Value Stream Analysis and FMEA.
  • Coached team through value stream mapping to identify flow improvements.
  • Purged non-value added activities by utilizing value stream mapping.
  • Developed and implemented improvements plans for all value streams.
  • Developed new manufacturing structure based on Value Streams.
  • Implemented value stream approach to operations team.
  • Used value streams, kaizen events, and lean tools to identify and act on opportunities.
  • Implemented a Heijunka system to manage level product flow to multiple, complex value streams.

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43. Production Control

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Here's how Production Control is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Developed a production control scheduling systems.
  • Directed day-to-day and long-term continuous improvement for purchasing, production control, materials, quality, sales and marketing.
  • Managed activities of Purchasing, Production Control, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Control and Shipping and Receiving.
  • Managed production control, including release dates, project management and production order status.
  • Promoted from Manager - Production Control & Sales to Director in six months.
  • Developed and implemented a production control system which increased productivity by 20% and reduced engine turnaround time by 50%.

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44. Contract Manufacturers

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Here's how Contract Manufacturers is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Identified contract manufacturers, coordinated technical evaluations, productivity improvement, and quality analysis.
  • Utilized contract manufacturers for all low value-added operations.
  • Transitioned product lines to four (4) Contract Manufacturers (3 US & 1 Malaysian).
  • Led coordination of turnkey outsourcing of PCA and Module assembly and test to contract manufacturers.
  • Increased Quote activity 50-100% with all major Contract Manufacturers.
  • Sourced new contract manufacturers in Mainland China.
  • Negotiated reduced material deposit requirement to Contract Manufacturers by [ ].

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45. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Directed professionals in Manufacturing, CNC Machine Shop, Tool Room, and Engineering, while providing leadership to supporting operations.
  • Directed all fabrication, CNC machining, electrical, assembly and painting activities with 130 union and non-union employees.
  • Reported to the company President directing all production functions including CNC machining, welding and assembly areas.
  • Specified, researched & purchased specialized CNC machining center to increase production & reduce costs.
  • Directed US manufacturing of CNC lathes and vertical machining centers at two plant locations.
  • Directed the CNC machine shop consisting of 18 CNC machining centers.
  • Empowered the CNC machinist for their respective work centers.
  • Directed CNC programming group at St. Louis plant.
  • Negotiated single source of supply for all CNC machine consumable tools netting a 20% saving on a 500k annual spend.
  • Developed systems to cost effectively produce injection molded parts (fluorosilicone and thermoset) and CNC machined rectangular shells.

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46. Capital Projects

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Here's how Capital Projects is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Managed and implemented capital projects related to process improvements.
  • Headed all capital projects in the Bakery Division through on-time, within-budget completion, averaging $9M to $20M annually.
  • Executed strategic capital projects averaging $35M/year with +26.5% IRR.
  • Managed capital projects of over 10 million dollars yearly basis.
  • Formulated capital budgets and managed capital projects of over $1.0M per annum.
  • Managed and directed all capital projects including decommissioning a redundant plant and consolidating all manufacturing in California into a single location.

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47. OEE

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Here's how OEE is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Utilized Reliability Centered Maintenance to optimize OEE in a 24/7 Manufacturing Environment.
  • Increased plant Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by 40% by implementing Lean Manufacturing Practice.
  • Analyzed downtime trends and OEE of equipment to make necessary improvements to meet OEE goals.
  • Instituted performance metrics for OEE, throughput, scrap, and quality RFT.
  • Improved the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) from 32% in 2000 to 45% in 2003..
  • Increased the packaging Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) from 55% to 72%.
  • Improved OEE by 15 percent.

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48. New Product Introduction

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Here's how New Product Introduction is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with Design Engineering to improve existing manufacturing process and improve new product introduction.
  • Managed new product introduction, test engineering, documentation and product support engineering.
  • Led all new product introductions, including manufacturing optimization and UMC negotiations.
  • Directed new product introduction programs.
  • Implemented a new Phase-Gate process to streamline new product introduction and involve manufacturing early in the design stage.
  • Managed production launch of three key new product introductions providing increased revenue of $3M.
  • Led several New Product Introductions.
  • Led the industrial design, mechanical engineering, new product introduction and production startup of 6 new product lines.
  • Improved new product introduction by 25% through repositioning existing manufacturing and R&D scale methodologies.

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49. Inventory Accuracy

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Here's how Inventory Accuracy is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Developed mistake proof material picking and replenishment system to reduce assembly downtime and increase inventory accuracy.
  • Implemented an inventory system to maintain costing integrity and inventory accuracy.
  • Enhanced logistics and inventory accuracy.
  • Eliminated $800K of active inventory (20% decrease) while improving inventory accuracy from 80% to 90%.
  • Implemented measures to improve fabrication scheduling, inventory accuracy, same day on-time shipping and employee skills & competencies.
  • Improved the inventory accuracy from 11% error to less than 12% error.
  • Improved inventory accuracy from 60% to 98.7% in 3 months.
  • Maintained 93.5% inventory accuracy on the finished good warehouses.
  • Improved inventory accuracy from 91% to 99.58%.
  • Improved inventory accuracy to greater than 99%.
  • Increased W/H inventory accuracy to 99%.

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50. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Manufacturing Director jobs:
  • Prepared annual budgets identified opportunities for cost reduction, performed quality reviews and monitored performance.
  • Executed business plan within approved annual budget.
  • Achieved optimum employee levels with the least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plan.
  • Purchased all print and paper across all (9) titles and managed the annual budget of $40,000,000.
  • Managed a magnetic tape manufacturing plant with over 200 employees and an annual budget over $65 million.
  • Constructed and administered annual budgets, including maintenance, accounts payable, materials and labor.
  • Prepared annual budget and tracked spending throughout the fiscal year.
  • Assisted in preparation and control of departmental annual budget.
  • Maintained an annual budget of $9.0 million.
  • Managed annual budget of $4.9 million.
  • Administered a $10-million annual budget.
  • Controlled $750,000 annual budget.
  • Managed $1.2M annual budget.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Manufacturing Director

Process Improvement9.2%
Facility7.6%
Supply Chain6.7%
Product Development4.6%
Sigma3.9%
On-Time Delivery3.7%
Project Management3.5%
Cost Savings3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Manufacturing Director

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
9.2%
9.2%
2
2
Facility
Facility
7.6%
7.6%
3
3
Supply Chain
Supply Chain
6.7%
6.7%
4
4
Product Development
Product Development
4.6%
4.6%
5
5
Sigma
Sigma
3.9%
3.9%
6
6
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Project Management
Project Management
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
3%
3%
10
10
Product Quality
Product Quality
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
ISO
ISO
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
GMP
GMP
2.7%
2.7%
14
14
Logistics
Logistics
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Safety Program
Safety Program
2.4%
2.4%
16
16
FDA
FDA
2.3%
2.3%
17
17
ERP
ERP
2.1%
2.1%
18
18
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
2.1%
2.1%
19
19
Human Resources
Human Resources
2.1%
2.1%
20
20
Production Planning
Production Planning
1.9%
1.9%
21
21
R
R
1.8%
1.8%
22
22
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Osha
Osha
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Business Units
Business Units
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
MRP
MRP
1.4%
1.4%
26
26
Production Operations
Production Operations
1.4%
1.4%
27
27
Medical Device
Medical Device
1.4%
1.4%
28
28
Regulatory Agencies
Regulatory Agencies
1.4%
1.4%
29
29
Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators
1.3%
1.3%
30
30
QA
QA
1.3%
1.3%
31
31
Kaizen
Kaizen
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Plant Equipment
Plant Equipment
1%
1%
33
33
Quality System
Quality System
1%
1%
34
34
Materials Management
Materials Management
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
III
III
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
New Equipment
New Equipment
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Strategic Sourcing
Strategic Sourcing
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Capital Equipment
Capital Equipment
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
QC
QC
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Process Engineering
Process Engineering
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Value Stream
Value Stream
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Production Control
Production Control
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Contract Manufacturers
Contract Manufacturers
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
CNC
CNC
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Capital Projects
Capital Projects
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
OEE
OEE
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
New Product Introduction
New Product Introduction
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Inventory Accuracy
Inventory Accuracy
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
0.4%
0.4%

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