Top Manufacturing Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Manufacturing Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Manufacturing Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.3% of Manufacturing Manager resumes contained Safety Program as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Manufacturing Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Safety Program

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Here's how Safety Program is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Elected Safety Committee Chairman; established and enforced safety programs and procedures that eliminated lost time accidents.
  • Direct responsibility for safety program and all regulatory compliance including coordination of regulatory inspections and follow-up.
  • Support site in implementing safety guidelines for manufacturing including facilitating safety programs and inspections.
  • Regulated maintenance initiatives within the department including safety program development and asset/equipment management.
  • Served as Chair of Manufacturing Safety team with accountability for managing safety program.
  • Examined work group supervisors' safety documentation and evaluated safety program effectiveness.
  • Managed the manufacturing area as well as developing and administering safety programs.
  • Implemented operator training programs, quality assurance procedures, plant safety program.
  • Participate in environmental, health and safety program development and implementation.
  • Improved electrical safety programs, updated and implemented lockout/ tag-out program.
  • Develop manufacturing strategies, safety programs and quality culture.
  • Worked with Safety Director to restructure safety program.
  • Initiated AWAIR safety program and completed plant-wide implementation.
  • Implemented Safety Program designed to involve all associates.
  • Developed and implement safety programs.
  • Started new Safety Program call Safety Observation, this help change the behavior of employees for both work and home.
  • Increased 5s score from 17 to 26 (out of 30) and instituted it into the safety program.
  • Implemented Behavior Based Safety Program (BBS) which focused employee attention on safety and lost time accidents.
  • Implemented 5S and safety program to reduce days-away case rate and lost time accidents by 50%.
  • Served as a member of the site Incident Investigation Team and the site Behavior Based Safety program.

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2. Production Supervisors

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Here's how Production Supervisors is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Managed and Developed seven production supervisors and lead an organization of approximately 100 hourly employees in a union plant.
  • Provide leadership to the production supervisors and ensure that the various internal functions are operating efficiently and cohesively.
  • Isolated and corrected many items, empowering production supervisors to implement changes as mandated.
  • Developed departmental goals, performance metrics, and specific objectives with production supervisors.
  • Managed production supervisors and coordinated all Production Trial runs from prototype stage.
  • Direct Supervision of 2 Department Managers and indirectly 10 Production Supervisors.
  • Trained production supervisors in Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Managed six direct report production supervisors.
  • Managed front line production supervisors including, die casting, secondary machining operation, shipping and packing area over 3 shifts.
  • Direct supervision of approximately 125 direct production personnel, 3 indirect production supervisors as well as maintenance staff across 3 shifts.
  • Direct reports included 6 production supervisors over two shifts, a warehouse supervisor, a purchasing manager, and 1 scheduler.
  • Directed two production supervisors, one shipping supervisor, and a mechanical supervisor with a total of 97 employees.
  • Charged with training and developing production supervisors to effectively plan, organize, and control work and resources.
  • Direct reports consisted of a Kitchen Manager, 5 Production Supervisors and an hourly workforce of 300 employees.
  • Work with Production supervisors to ensure production lines are staffed correctly and production targets are being met.
  • Manage a workforce of 4 Production Supervisors, 1 Process Engineer and 140 hourly team members.
  • Worked with production supervisors and operator teams whereby reducing operator controllable winder waste by 27%.
  • Managed all production supervisors, welders, maintenance staff and machinists over 4 lines of equipment.
  • Managed and led the activities of the production supervisors and over 100 hourly employees per shift.
  • Direct reports include seven production supervisors, pulley & terminal coordinator, and two industrial engineers.

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3. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated work assignments to meet production schedules, manufactured products to meet quality specification, evaluates production department and individual performance.
  • Procured raw materials, tooling, components and subcontract services in order to meet production schedules and quality/profitability objectives.
  • Established production schedules, defined staffing requirements, and implemented processes and procedures to ensure optimum manufacturing operations.
  • Managed two teams of production planners who devised daily production schedules to meet customer expectations and distribution demands.
  • Reviewed production schedules, engineering specifications, and order information to ensure that manufacturing methods were well-placed.
  • Maintain tight production schedules to ensure materials process timely and efficiently preventing the occurrence of bottlenecks.
  • Ensured adherence to production schedules to meet delivery, quality, and productivity and profitability goals.
  • Achieved production schedules, cost objectives, and quality requirements defined by customer and Company management.
  • Plan and initiate the overall production schedules, coordinating personnel activities with other Manufacturing staff.
  • Managed manufacturing relationships with Contract Manufacturers on production schedules, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Determined manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate the production process.
  • Conferred with production personnel to resolve problems affecting production schedules and delivery issues.
  • Prepare daily and weekly production schedules and coordinated with supervisors to insure completion.
  • Coordinated production schedules with sales and finance, provided manufacturing engineering support.
  • Created and managed production schedules and deadlines according to customer delivery requirements.
  • Resulted in 98% accuracy in meeting production schedules to Divisional organizations.
  • Worked with operations to integrate change management activities into overall production schedules.
  • Created production schedules to ensure timely delivery of products to customers.
  • Develop production schedules by coordinating requirements with sales and customer service.
  • Developed and maintained all master production schedules and resource management.

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4. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented strategic and tactical operational plans that improved throughput yields, on-time delivery, labor efficiency, and spending forecast accuracy.
  • Designed and implemented the first computerized, automated system for tracking purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of component requirements.
  • Drive capacity planning process for domestic manufacturing to ensure raw material inventory, production floor scheduling and on-time delivery.
  • Implemented on-time delivery matrix and production tracking tools, Quality NCR/MRB program, and daily report-out/accountability meeting structure.
  • Developed and executed successful move to new US headquarters while delivering record-setting volume and maintaining on-time delivery.
  • Planned, organized and directed management and bargaining personnel to produce on-time delivery of all avionics hardware.
  • Managed production increase of 75% over a one-year period without negatively impacting quality or on-time delivery.
  • Managed manufacturing engineering department with accountability for process management, cost, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Designed & implemented strategies for Customer Satisfaction by significantly decreasing Cycle Time and increasing On-Time Delivery.
  • Facilitated operational directives including Sales, EBIT, On-Time Delivery, budgeting/forecasting and New Product Introduction.
  • Ensured 100% on-time delivery to customers by effectively overseeing shipping and receiving departments and logistics.
  • Maintained on-time delivery of multiple new products and promotional products through the manufacturing process.
  • Developed man-loading requirements to further enhance on-time delivery initiatives and forecast employment needs.
  • Interfaced with customers on quality and manufacturing issues to assure on-time delivery.
  • Improved quality, on-time delivery, lead-time responsiveness, and profitability.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by driving on-time delivery of completed field assemblies.
  • Coordinate delivery schedules with Inventory Logistics to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Implemented on-time delivery system yielding 98 percent efficiency.
  • Assure on-time delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Liaised with product group, production unit team members, service groups, and vendors to ensure quality and on-time delivery.

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5. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated administrative, personnel and technical efforts such as teamwork development, process monitoring and process improvement and people training.
  • Led process improvement teams focused on: modifying/optimizing equipment functionality to increase throughput reduce scrap and improve raw material usage.
  • Established operational policies and implement process improvements to ensure superior quality and outstanding output of custom manufactured and extruded parts.
  • Facilitate daily and weekly production and process improvement meetings to enhance employee awareness, improve communication and drive process refinements.
  • Collaborated with operations managers at four European plants to design and implement lean manufacturing concepts and other process improvements.
  • Identified significant process improvements in highly automated molding and continuous flow operations focusing on SMED and waste elimination principles.
  • Capitalized on cost-saving opportunities ($1.5 million annually) through design and process improvements at contract manufacturing organizations.
  • Implemented recommended changes by Arthur Anderson consulting firm business case analysis for process improvement and corporate strategic planning.
  • Trained and educated all levels of the organization to achieve continuous process improvements and a sustained defect reduction.
  • Proposed and executed production process improvements based on experience to maximize production flow, output and resource utilization.
  • Facilitated and integrated process improvement and scale up, including clinical and validation processes and change control.
  • Supported lean manufacturing process improvement activities and served on leadership team to achieve constant production improvement.
  • Ensured that shift personnel were trained on newly installed equipment, equipment modifications and process improvements.
  • Achieved throughput-improvements and cost-reduction initiatives by implementing and championing Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Process Improvement methodologies.
  • Managed numerous process improvement projects, with ongoing involvement in equipment modifications to support production.
  • Focus to obtain support for lean operations and improved ownership and accountability for process improvement.
  • Developed key performance measures, tracked performance and drove the organization to continuous process improvement.
  • Streamlined fiscal year end reporting and tracking by executing production process improvements for sample invoicing.
  • Facilitated work teams, provided necessary training, and championed problem resolution and process improvement.
  • Use appropriate measurement, analysis and evaluation methods to accurately identify and document process improvements.

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6. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Captured 20% in inventory reduction cost savings and improved interdepartmental relations by restructuring operations, automating processes and increasing communications.
  • Evaluated and determined in-house versus out-source production alternatives to improve turnaround time and cost savings.
  • Re-designed promotional publications for better interactive quality, cost savings and faster speed to market.
  • Attended engineering review meetings and provided input on both cost savings and assembly feasibility analysis.
  • Instituted a value-added program to drive customer cost savings while concurrently increasing business.
  • Implemented numerous cost savings projects to increase overall profitability of the company.
  • Received recognition for productivity, cost savings/control, inventory reduction and safety.
  • Initiate process improvements and cost savings initiatives using Lean manufacturing methodologies.
  • Manage budget, identify cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Directed special projects related to cost savings initiatives.
  • Champion the implementation of Lean Manufacturing resulting in a $250,000 cost savings and a 40% reduction in raw materials.
  • Lean Manufacturing Leader of cost savings initiatives demonstrating overall plant budget cost reduction of $2M from fiscal 2007 to 2008.
  • Maintain monthly reports for efficiency, productivity, housekeeping, preventive maintenance program, and continuous improvement projects with cost savings.
  • Implemented lean assembly cell in place of current Explorer cooling module assembly line, resulting in $440,000 annual cost savings.
  • Designed and implemented a gain sharing plan based on establishing equivalent unit cost savings, safety metrics, and delivery performance.
  • Lead and mentored manufacturing projects, driving standardized project management approach, which resulted in $1M cost savings for 2010.
  • Managed operations of the new POP plaster process from prototype to production providing an annual cost savings of $68,000.
  • Developed, information wall, to trend Corporate metric and measurable to plant A3's to track daily/weekly/monthly cost savings.
  • Created and performed restructure of manufacturing teams based on product financial portfolios which resulted in annual $2M cost savings.
  • Improved hardware inventory resulting in $3M+ in cost savings and reduced lead times (18 to 10 weeks).

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7. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated new product development by managing engineering functions, materials procurement, equipment acquisition, process development, and process documentation.
  • Managed the start-up of a new facility responsible for new product development prototyping and used equipment refurbishment.
  • Represent manufacturing on cross functional teams for new product development and existing product / process improvements.
  • Coordinated new product development with engineering staff by instructing engineering in proper manufacturing procedures.
  • Facilitated several daily meetings related to new product development, finance and inventory.
  • Demonstrated capability in new product development, growth strategies, and customer satisfaction.
  • Spearheaded overall aspects of new product development within the Manufacturing Department.
  • Provide manufacturing input into new product development and product improvement.
  • Aided in new product development and marketing
  • Participated in new product development process, identifying potential flaws or weak areas in advance to help achieve successful product launch.
  • Led $2M cost saving efforts through manufacturing transfers, supplier negotiations, product design changes, and new product development.
  • Led new product development team in the design of new formulations of 30 new beverages, alcohol and sauce products.
  • Support New Product Development, from providing resources to participation in design reviews making suggestions on process flow and DFM.
  • Team lead for multiple R&D and new product development projects for the oilfield chemicals and fuel cell markets.
  • Developed long-term strategy for Electronics division, encompassing new technologies, capital plan, and New Product Development strategies.
  • Work closely with New Product Development and Process Engineering to ensure timely introduction of new products and processes.
  • Guide decisions on site strategic planning for operations, new product development, and global business strategy.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, engineers on new product development to adequately meet market requirements.
  • Lead engineering staff in new product developments, product extensions and after sale quality support.
  • Coordinate with Marketing, Editorial and Design, and Inventory departments on new product development.

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8. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Facilitate deployment and maintenance of lean scheduling process to establish parameters, inventory targets, and continuous improvement to support customer service
  • Developed Corporate Operating Plan Tactics to improve business systems including manufacturing, customer service, information systems, and sales.
  • Developed and executed the training strategy as well as implementation strategy for the entire manufacturing site without impacting customer service.
  • Managed all manufacturing operations including procurement, quality assurance, warehousing, customer service, and coordination with sales.
  • Establish customer service operations for this manufacturer of newspaper inserting systems as well as electronic troubleshooting and system design.
  • Provided technical support in manufacturing production processes, engineering, material specifications, home installation, and customer service.
  • Conduct detailed quality design assessments, delivering outstanding customer service to clients while implementing ideas for quality improvement.
  • Managed staffing responsibilities for all customer service representatives and management candidates, including interviewing, training and scheduling.
  • Prioritize Quality Control schedule of incoming raw materials and finished goods to meet production and customer service requirements.
  • Transformed another category results to leadership status in cost improvement, customer service, and inventory reduction.
  • Monitor daily schedules and partner with primary departments within facility to meet Customer Service Delivery objectives.
  • Foster client acquisition/retention through strong communication skills, superior product knowledge, and excellent customer service.
  • Work effectively with engineering, manufacturing and customer service throughout sales, manufacturing and installation phases.
  • Directed operational goals, improved on time delivery to customers decreased customer service wait times.
  • Maximize customer service and team member development through one-on-one coaching and effective team communication.
  • Supervised three shift production, manufacturing engineering, customer service, and maintenance operations.
  • Developed centralization of company customer service utilizing three locations allowing across company inquiries.
  • Researched better supplier pricing and availability to increase profitability and better customer service.
  • Coordinated product enhancement between customer service, hardware, software and manufacturing departments.
  • Relocated repair facility with no impact to customer service or marketing department.

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9. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Direct management responsibility for eight direct reports and associated design and MRP tools and functional related processes.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and reviews for direct reports to ensure continuous development and performance improvement for personnel.
  • Manage manufacturing operations for 560+ manufacturing Associates and 14 Direct Reports on fifteen manufacturing lines.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and development opportunities for direct reports, aligning with company objectives.
  • Direct reports included Production Supervisors, Maintenance Technicians, Sample Makers and Production Support Administrators.
  • Originated direct/indirect reports to attain Manufacturing standards, Sales, and Quality objectives.
  • Managed and developed Purchasing Manager, Productivity Supervisor, and 22 indirect reports.
  • Supervised direct reports and developed schedules and daily activities designed to meet compliance.
  • Perform ongoing evaluation for direct reports and administer merit rewards and succession planning programs
  • Prepared and administer quarterly and yearly performance appraisals for all direct reports.
  • Supervised 8 Manufacturing shift supervisors plus 170+ indirect reports in manufacturing area.
  • Direct reports - 3 in manufacturing technology, production planner and production specialist
  • Circuit Card Manufacturing facility operating 24 hours/day; led 30-indirect reports.
  • Direct reports consisted of one general supervisor and seven first-line supervisors.
  • Prepared and conducted annual performance evaluations for all direct reports.
  • Direct reports included Manufacturing Services Manager and three Production Managers.
  • Led and supported direct reports including supervisors.
  • Manage yearly departmental budget, salary planning, and objectives for four (4) direct reports, and 380 employees.
  • Conducted annual reviews for direct reports; monitored and encouraged their development by setting goals and incentives; Interviewed/hired new employees.
  • Direct reports encompass 2 production facilities, 1 Manufacturing Manager, 4 department managers, 6 supervisors and 2 manufacturing engineers.

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10. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Streamlined inventory control system and established re-order points for finished goods; reduced inventory levels and increased corporate cash flow.
  • Inventory Control - initiated organization of physical inventory / year-end inventory; established and maintained MRP re-order points.
  • Direct management responsibility of inventory control department, shipping & receiving departments, and direct purchasing department.
  • Introduced technologies and software for order processing and inventory control, which resulted in effective inventory management.
  • Managed the material coordination, including warehouse and inventory control for consigned and turnkey operations.
  • Introduced safety and quality programs, production data collection, inventory control, Preventive Maintenance.
  • Revised all minimum inventory control levels for purchased and manufactured parts within each division.
  • Credited with setting up inventory control system for highly specialized optical electronics production.
  • Worked with Inventory Control and Distribution Center on promotional customer specific pallet/bundles projects.
  • Streamlined and implemented inventory control system that improved finished product accounting process.
  • Launched the utilization of inventory control system for manufacturing materials inventory components.
  • Managed inventory control, including all product activity to determine monthly needs.
  • Instituted wide-spread kitting for improved control on material issues and inventory control.
  • Maintained production schedules to insure both inventory control and purchasing requirements.
  • Implemented inventory controls to guarantee 99% inventory accuracy is maintained.
  • Directed all manufacturing, maintenance, production and inventory control functions.
  • Streamlined inventory control thus minimizing waste and ensuring budget responsibility.
  • Directed technical troubleshooting, raw material purchasing and inventory control.
  • Created and implemented and monitored an inventory control system.
  • Implemented visual control systems for planning/inventory control purposes.1 of 2

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11. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Administered finished product inventories in the distribution center, and developed strategies to optimize inventory of raw materials and finished product.
  • Worked with numerous vendors for the purchases of both raw materials and laboratory equipment establishing primary and secondary suppliers.
  • Purchased and allocated raw materials, including inventory planning, quality control and negotiation of volume discounts.
  • Changed fabricating processes of shearing and burning operations to reduce waste and better utilize raw materials Designer/Draftsman.
  • Executed purchase and blanket orders for manufacturing raw materials and distribution resalable both internally and external vendors.
  • Monitor all inventories working with purchasing department to improve quality of raw materials purchased.
  • Improved planning/control of Raw Materials thereby, maximizing usage of inventory level.
  • Coordinated raw materials inventories and administered a $2.5 million annual purchasing bu
  • Controlled budgeting, raw materials ordering/coordination, manpower utilization, quality control.
  • Established and documented universal means of purchasing raw materials.
  • Negotiate cost-effective raw materials for manufacturing and oil extraction.
  • Manage production inventory of raw materials.
  • Reduced raw materials cost per panel by reducing manufacturing cycle time and cost of raw materials and optimizing direct labor efficiency.
  • Researched and developed new products by creating and testing formulations and reviewed, tested and approved raw materials and vendors.
  • Lead team of cross functional departments to determine stocking levels for finished goods, long lead items and raw materials.
  • Managed operating budget of $68M in raw materials, $42M in overhead and $2.4M in spare parts.
  • Ensured the necessary supplies, raw materials and workers are available so that the plant ran as efficiently as possible.
  • Upgraded the handling and storage of raw materials, a $3.4M project that enabled the plant to run 24/7.
  • Preformed quality control functions and approved all rubber compounds mixed for customer orders and raw materials for roll covering.
  • Sourced and purchased raw materials (lumber, tin, brass and glass) as well as office supplies.

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12. Kaizen

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Provided cross-functional team support for New Product introduction and led cross-functional KAIZEN activities in the value stream that produced results.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen practices and methodologies, reduced inventory levels, and increased productivity and throughput ratios.
  • Initiated Kaizen events to improve efficiency quality and delivery, stabilize workforce requirements, and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Led Kaizen workshops and Lean Manufacturing initiatives to drive optimal execution of new product and process initiatives.
  • Initiated multiple process improvements, eliminated non-value added steps and improved efficiency using Kaizen Lean Tools.
  • Completed resin dryer relocation, vacuum pump centralization, and automated vision system continuous improvement kaizens.
  • Led numerous kaizen events focused on lean implementation and improvement to key performance indicators.
  • Implemented Toyota Production System and Total Productive Maintenance, and facilitated Kaizen events.
  • Developed organization into a continuous improvement environment based on TPS and Kaizen principles.
  • Drive improvements through the application of lean manufacturing practices and Kaizen activity.
  • Championed all facility Lean/Kaizen and cross-functional improvement projects to reduce costs.
  • Initiated and participated in Kaizen events that improved critical process metrics.
  • Led multiple projects and Kaizen Events throughout manufacturing and distribution facilities.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing practices and performed Kaizen events throughout manufacturing.
  • Led improvement teams through multiple kaizen events to improve operational processes
  • Implement the lean initiatives/Kaizen to drive performance and efficiency.
  • Expanded Kaizen team recognized internationally for their efforts.
  • Participated in Standard Work and Variation Reduction kaizens.
  • Led and participated in Kaizen improvement activities.
  • Trained Kaizen manufacturing operation standard methods.

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13. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented six-sigma for analyzing finished products and made improvements to process for products that do not operate with our six-sigma capability.
  • Sponsored various Six Sigma Belt Projects for Engineer providing guidance in process, solution implementation and stakeholder management.
  • Implemented Statistical Process Control, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Six-Sigma techniques into the manufacturing operations.
  • Utilized Six Sigma methods and Quality Improvement Processes for business flow improvements and internal cost reductions.
  • Utilized Six Sigma business practices to identify the opportunities for improvement and execute the solutions.
  • Utilized in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma principles to effectively eliminate non-value-added manufacturing process steps.
  • Use DOE/ Six Sigma methodology in developing continuous improvement projects and cost improvements.
  • Collaborated with consultant to deliver lean manufacturing training based on Six Sigma strategies.
  • Implemented continuous improvement projects utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools i.e.
  • Introduced Lean Manufacturing concepts including Six Sigma and other team focused initiatives.
  • Designed and lead Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma implementation throughout company.
  • Improved Systems Engineering Department productivity after BPR and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Apply Lean Sigma methodologies to maximize operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Led sigma program driving quality, productivity and delivery improvements.
  • Mentor employees working towards Six Sigma Specialist certification.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma methodologies.
  • Earned Six Sigma Specialist qualifications.
  • Lean manufacturing and 6-Sigma initiatives.
  • Completed 6 Sigma Specialist certification.
  • Led a Six Sigma Green Belt project to convert from 7-day to a 5-day work schedule which saved $2.3M annually.

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14. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Led and supervised initiatives to develop inspection processes and procedures leading to changes in manufacturing process resulting in consistent product quality.
  • Increased personnel and machinery productivity as well as final product quality while controlling inventories of raw materials and manufactured goods.
  • Drive continuous improvement through entire production process to meet customer service objectives without compromising product quality or employee safety.
  • Develop and implement operating methods and promote training programs designed to continuously improve product quality and operations effectiveness.
  • Initiated and authorized controls and procedures that ensured compliance with product quality, all environmental and safety standards.
  • Performed monthly consumer scorecard analyses to identify gaps in internal product quality systems and pinpoint areas for improvement.
  • Implemented improved quality testing processes that greatly improved overall product quality, which resulted in streamlined production.
  • Established equipment maintenance schedules to ensure product quality and on-time delivery in a cost effective manner.
  • Provided customers with direct communication and service regarding product quality, delivery and technical concerns.
  • Schedule and estimate future production requirements to meet customer expectations of delivery and product quality.
  • Directed daily production operations, improving on-time production, reducing costs and upgrading product quality.
  • Implemented an internal Advanced Product Quality Planning strategy to ensure products manufactured met customer requirements.
  • Provide manufacturing testing input on a regular basis to improve product quality and implementation.
  • Reduced manufacturing cost, and improved product quality with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ensured optimal levels of product quality and productivity, including maintaining all production equipment.
  • Developed and implemented procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Maintain exceptional client relationships by providing superior customer service and ensuring product quality.
  • Improved productivity and increased product quality by researching and upgrading the manufacturing process.
  • Succeeded in maintaining safe manufacturing operations without compromising product quality and through-put standards.
  • Coordinated manufacturing effectiveness while improving product quality and employee health and safety.

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15. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Developed production metrics agenda for press operators and CNC machinists that measured and reported machine operating times for production.
  • Experienced in identifying and implementing optimization in manufacturing environment focused on heavy CNC machining and material finishing processes.
  • Introduced advanced CNC programming techniques resulting in increased utilization of core production equipment.
  • Experienced in machining and assembly practices specializing in CNC equipment and automation.
  • Upgrade manufacturing facilities through implementing CNC technology.
  • Managed manufacturing engineering and CNC programming department.
  • Developed the facility layout and product flow, Installed new Swiss Type CNC Lathes, CNC Milling Machining Centers and tooling.
  • Managed all production departments (CNC & manual mills and lathes, welding, assembly, chemical cleaning, etc.)
  • Program CNC equipment to create custom molds, fireplace mantles, columns, trade show props, signs, etc.
  • Managed a 2 shift operation which included CNC machining, finishing, injection molding, laser marking and final cleaning.
  • Initial setup of a manufacturing department including purchasing of CNC machinery and CAD / CAM software and all tooling needed.
  • Managed Capital projects, including an 18-month $2M project to replace manual CNC's with an automated Machining line.
  • Led development of manufacturing processes, CNC programming, design and manufacture of tooling and gauging and new capital selection.
  • Developed CNC Turning and Milling, self-sustained work cells - improving machine utilization and through-put in excess of 50%.
  • Facilitated training and development programs in the areas of engineering, CNC machining, maintenance, and foundry practices.
  • Contract Machining and Manufacturing is a privately held company that supplies CNC machining and engineering to the automotive industry.
  • Planned, purchased, programmed, and set up CNC machines to transition operation from manual to computer-operated environment.
  • Managed machinist, sheet metal fabricators, chemical finishers, painters, buyer/planners, CNC programmers, and quotations.
  • Process of raw material through lasers, CNC turret's, shears, press brakes, welding and matching.
  • Manage 45 production employees in a machining facility consisting of CNC, manual, and special process machine tools.

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16. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Enhanced vital link between Material Planning, Warehouse/Logistics and Sales departments to ensure timely shipping and accommodation of key account demands.
  • Developed External Manufacturing Operations Plans defining the technical, quality, logistics, and communications requirements for Dow Solar External Manufacturers.
  • Led manufacturing planning activities, in-service support engineering, logistics and manufacturing managers for the repair and overhaul of aircraft.
  • Managed manufacturing, logistics and business development efforts for $20 million microelectronics device manufacturing facility with 150 employees.
  • Drive continuous improvement in areas of procurement logistics, manufacturing cost, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Implemented continuous improvement processes and develop strategies to progressively enhance operations, logistics and purchasing.
  • Identified any Production and Logistics issues and appropriately resolve in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Managed manufacturing efforts in production, logistics, implemented initiatives to improve performance & quality.
  • Coordinated Planning, Logistics, Distributing, and Manufacturing employees to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Managed resources to meet aircraft logistics requirements and maximize capability to meet wartime commitments.
  • Developed logistics to maintain optimal utilization or raw and work in process inventories.
  • Guided operations and logistics management of Lean Manufacturing production textile bedding products team.
  • Directed managers in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics environments procuring repair parts supplies.
  • Supervised integrated systems test technicians, system fabricators, and logistics personnel.
  • Coordinated manufacturing, procurement, logistics and company products and facility.
  • Coordinated quoting, purchasing and logistics with vendors and contract manufacturers.
  • Conducted feasibility study to evaluate the centralization of logistics warehouses.
  • Managed all logistics and warehousing for units manufactured in China.
  • Developed logistics for manufacturing supply, production and delivery.
  • Coordinate new product schedules/plans/logistics between Operations and customers.

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17. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented lead manufacturing principles to achieve continuous improvement processes; hired qualified machinists; ensured division-wide OSHA compliance.
  • Served as the manufacturing representative on Safety Committee implementing an OSHA compliant safety program.
  • Implemented team and equipment safety practices and protocols, maintaining OSHA compliance, and minimized injuries and workman's compensation claims.
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations (EPA, OSHA, etc.).
  • Reduced work place accidents and injuries through hands on training principals as company OSHA coordinator to less than 1% annually.
  • Represented the site with various regulatory commissions including Wage and Hour, EEOC, OSHA, and the Texas Workforce Commission.
  • Experienced in handling Environmental Audits, SARA Title III, OSHA Right to Know, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.
  • Ensured the work environment remained safe through adherence to OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) and Corporate Safety Programs.
  • Determined and resolved safety hazards throughout the facility according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards.
  • Maintained and tracked all materials and recorded OSHA data while serving as safety coordinator there were no lost time accidents.
  • Worked for ten years with an OSHA consultation company called Safety Train and learned the regulations for building and equipment.
  • Based on OSHA and company requirements, implement changes to improve safety, environmental and health of the entire facility.
  • Maintain safe work environment by training, coaching/counseling and holding employees to company standards regarding safety and OSHA compliance.
  • Maintained a safe and efficient manufacturing environment that was consistent with company policies, labor laws and OSHA regulations.
  • Negotiated Union contract - initiated change to pay-for-performance wage structure * Maintained safe workplace - ensuring compliance to OSHA standards
  • Provided training and awareness to employees in the areas of safe work practices according to OSHA and Federal regulations.
  • Completed OSHA 10 and instituted safety program; included daily/weekly safety discussions with open forum that addressed employee concerns/issues.
  • Maintained regulatory compliance with DOT, OSHA, EPA, CPUC, and all state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Worked with representatives of OSHA, and other Government organizations to insure all required regulations are being met.
  • Maintained safety records ensuring compliance with OSHA guidelines while constantly looking for ways to improve our individual plant.

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18. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Involved in interaction between Human Resources and manufacturing and line support employees including maintenance and entry level engineers.
  • Interfaced with Human Resources, Labor Relations and union representatives regarding disciplinary actions and other labor situations.
  • Worked closely with corporate human resources to develop and cultivate college engineering recruits.
  • Participated in development of annual budgets for equipment and human resources.
  • Maintained personnel files and coordinate with Corporate Human Resources Department.
  • Provided leadership in manufacturing, scheduling, safety, inventory, finished goods, human resources and Workman's Compensation issues.
  • Direct reports include Manufacturing Manager, Human Resources Manager, Office manager, 5 Lead Men, and 49 hourly employees.
  • Partnered with safety and Human Resources to investigate accidents and injuries, and resolve production and personnel issues as they arise.
  • Worked with Human Resources in implementing an effective safety training program which resulted in zero lost time accidents from 1995-2001.
  • Managed production, shipping, scheduling, human resources, and maintenance consisting of 150 employees at two facility locations.
  • Implemented manufacturing, quality and human resources policies to transition the Matrix manufacturing site into the Bristol Myers Squibb culture.
  • Worked with Human Resources to hire, train, evaluate, and discharge staff, and resolve plant personnel grievances.
  • Worked closely with Quality, Human Resources, Maintenance, Engineering, and other external departments to resolve issues.
  • Requested new and replacement personnel, approved new hires, recommended dismissal and process transfers with Human Resources department.
  • Tripled employee survey ratings, improved morale, and eliminated escalated personnel issues with assistance from Human Resources.
  • Monitored and managed; budgets, salary, promotions, hiring, and all aspects of human resources.
  • Deal with various human resources issues including FMLA, leaves of absence, and injury medical records.
  • Planned the use of materials and Human Resources, formulated policies and worked with government regulatory agencies.
  • Led the recruitment of employees relocating to Mississippi working with Human Resources on pay and relocation packages.
  • Formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources.

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19. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented professional-development programs for manufacturing personnel in yield and quality management, project management, leadership, and manufacturing optimization.
  • Project management of new program introductions, capacity expansions, capital expenditure requirements and international product line transfers.
  • Provide project management planning, development and administration of manufacturing quality operations of Video Interactive Gaming Machines.
  • Established an engineering department with program and project management allowing customer interface in the design of products.
  • Exhibited excellent project management and risk mitigation skills to overcome tremendous obstacles and meet urgent customer needs.
  • Provided engagement oversight, project management, solutions architect, and principal manufacturing consulting services.
  • Risk Management activities involving Supply Chain, Manufacturing Forecast, and Design Changes Project Management.
  • Provided effective project management for key business growth and productivity improvement initiatives at Contract Manufacturers.
  • Created and maintained training documents to standardize project management and production processes.
  • Facilitated weekly business meetings to project management pertaining to time line updates.
  • Project Management; Clinical Manufacturing lead in global alignment initiative projects.
  • Coordinated estimation and project management for digital and offset printing.
  • Lead project management of manufacturing related capital projects.
  • Provide project management and solutions architect services.
  • Provided project management for all software/hardware releases.
  • Provided project management to meet business objectives.
  • Project management and delivery deadlines management.
  • Project management for equipment improvements.
  • Coordinated closely with the project management team during the design, planning and manufacturing phases to support demanding on-time shipping schedules.
  • Managed a staff of 15 with roles in project management, business analysis, software development/support, and quality assurance.

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20. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Contributed to ISO 13485:2003 certification by insuring FDA compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, facility procedures and fulfilling production audit requirements.
  • Assured Manufacturing Area compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA regulations, Canadian regulations and Company Policies.
  • Performed manufacturing incident investigations and reports in compliance with Standard Operating procedures and FDA regulations and guidelines.
  • Direct the requirements of 10 indirect reports to support a highly FDA regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing operation.
  • Facilitate FDA and customer audits demonstrating product integrity and company compliance.
  • Set up GMP/FDA-regulated manufacturing lab from scratch including equipment IQ/OQ validations.
  • Represented company in FDA and Kosher regulatory meetings.
  • Participated in FDA audits for commercial aseptic manufacturing.
  • Represented manufacturing in successful FDA and Customer audits.
  • Develop, document and deploy process and systems within an ISO, UL, FDA and Country specific regulatory compliant environment.
  • Selected by senior management to represent manufacturing department during successful regulatory agency (FDA, EMEA) inspections and partner audits.
  • Implemented Good Manufacturing Practices, bringing the manufacturing and quality functions into compliance with FDA regulations while achieving full CSA certification.
  • Created policies, procedures, and documentation in compliance with FDA regulations for validated systems and environments housing those systems.
  • Participate in inspections of federal, government, external and internal audits - FDA, USDA, Department of Health.
  • Maintained uninterrupted customer shipments, $40M monthly revenues, ISO certifications, and FDA GMP compliance throughout these transitions.
  • Participate in FDA, MHRA, IMD, ISO and customer inspections and audits, responding appropriately on any observations.
  • Experience with internal and external audits (GMP, FDA, EMEA) regarding commercial and clinical manufacturing issues.
  • Lead the development / installation of a new company wide MRP system with-in FDA/ISO guidelines Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Incorporated GMP and FDA (21 CFR 820, 210, 211) requirements into the manufacturing operation.
  • Participated in response to an unplanned FDA investigation of 2 Class II medical devices outside my product lines.

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21. Kanban

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Here's how Kanban is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Instituted KanBan system and lean principles for non-vinyl materials for swimming pool liner manufacturing and distribution items.
  • Coordinated vendor participation for new production requirements (KANBAN) and ordering methodology.
  • Identified and established overall Manufacturing processes where needed; established KanBan system.
  • Developed & implemented a visual scheduling system for a series of machines & implemented raw material & finished goods KANBAN systems.
  • Achieved reductions in cycle time from 19 days to 8 days after the successful implementation of JIT and KANBAN.
  • Worked with three (3) different Wear Parts customers to implement KANBAN systems through joint Lean Manufacturing events.
  • Established KANBAN system in fitting assembly department, which reduced throughput from eight days to two days.
  • Schedule work priorities to a MRP as well as to a KANBAN system utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Lean Manufacturing: Bulk Hose KANBANS decreased cycle time from 3 weeks to 1 week.
  • Accomplished by designing and implementing JIT concepts utilizing KANBAN and VMI with ZERO stock outs.
  • Developed training material & trained manufacturing associates in WCM, JIT & KANBAN principles.
  • Conducted LEAN, Six Sigma, and cellular manufacturing utilizing KANBAN in QS9000 facilities.
  • Utilized JIT, KanBan and Cellular strategies to streamline operations and reduce labor costs.
  • Implemented KANBAN approach in manufacturing cell saving $120,000 in labor costs.
  • Involved directly with customers in the implementation of KANBAN and LEAN projects.
  • Implemented a KanBan system to reduce inventory and lot sizes.
  • Work with Inventory Control to implement KANBAN scheduling where applicable.
  • Implemented KanBan reordering system for as many items as feasible.
  • Implemented KANBAN system to control clean room inventory.
  • Introduced KANBAN principles with perishable tooling.

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22. Production Operations

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Here's how Production Operations is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Managed production operations at Greeley, Colorado Manufacturing Plant, was responsible for production meeting customer order dates and sales forecast.
  • Developed plan for increased production capacity and reduction of direct labor cost by eliminating premium time across all production operations.
  • Promoted from Administrative Assistant to Customer Service Rep, then Supervisor Laundry Manager, and finally Production Operations Manager.
  • Engineered a complete reorganization of the production operations department to meet business financial and accounting goals.
  • Managed daily production operations and production work flow processes, including production capacity and staffing.
  • Managed Lean Manufacturing Assessment strategies on right-sized equipment for Electrical and Composite Production operations.
  • Streamlined production operations and improved process efficiency to achieve or decrease standard costs.
  • Exercised direct supervision of seventy-five departmental employees and managers engaged in production operations.
  • Supervised and directed daily production operations of both onshore and offshore producing assets.
  • Managed a production staff of approximately 70 employees in daily production operations.
  • Promoted into a key leadership role over production operations and shift management.
  • Managed the production operations of the Addison election materials printing facility.
  • Planned production operations, established priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
  • Facilitate Production Operations transition to corporate office and provided training documentations.
  • Utilized warehouse WMS in the management of inventory for production operations.
  • Directed all production operations for two 500 employee apparel manufacturing facility.
  • Managed 24-7 production operations for a precision Railroad bearing manufacturer.
  • Directed overall management activities of Memory Module Production Operations Group.
  • Doubled efficiency of production operations through implementation of lean practices.
  • Ensured that seamless operation of technical and/or production operations.

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23. Production Control

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Here's how Production Control is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Direct supervision of Manufacturing Assembly, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, Production Control, Shipping and Receiving and Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Managed manufacturing operations for machined product lines including production control with an emphasis on analysis and elimination of production problems.
  • Communicated with engineering, production control, logistics and operations to ensure overall daily production and distribution goals were met.
  • Spearheaded Ultrasonic Division for company annually grossing 3.5MM; contributed vision and expertise to purchasing and production control.
  • 45102Disciplined manager of production control systems in the manufacturing of steel fabricated parts used for industrial machining.
  • Manage all Manufacturing Operations including Production Control, Purchasing, Planning, Shipping and Departmental Safety.
  • Direct reports included two production supervisors, production control supervisor, purchasing manager and manufacturing engineer.
  • Collaborated with Production Engineering, Quality Assurance and Production Control for quality and productivity improvements.
  • Implemented Production Control functions and tracking methodologies to direct and monitor volume inventory builds.
  • Designed and developed automated Shop Floor Manager for production control and failure analysis.
  • Accomplished continuous improvements in manufacturing as production manager and production control manager.
  • Established and monitored all manufacturing, production control, and engineering budgets.
  • Developed a weapon component inventory and production control system.
  • Create execution manuals and Production Control documentation library.
  • Established purchasing/production control systems and plant policies.
  • Managed all manufacturing operations and Production Control.
  • Managed production control./material support staff.
  • Execute the production schedule in its current and future state based on production control schedule and or unexpected resource constraints.
  • Established production control and operational standards for all billing programs, which allowed for more on- time delivery to client.
  • Supplied leadership and oversight of manufacturing, production control, shipping, receiving, waste treatment, and maintenance operations.

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24. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Included coordination of all necessary documentation updates, MRP implementation and manufacturing process instruction changes and costing structure updates.
  • Utilized Alliance MRP to coordinate material availability with purchasing.
  • Performed master operator duties for manufacturing MRP system.
  • Determine inventory lot sizes in-relation to MRP/forecast.
  • Maintained and verified MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) accuracy on end-item shipments, program master plans, and contract schedules.
  • Run MRP and create daily work schedule, assign work to various department, monitor work flow and systems.
  • Master Scheduler with 12 years plus experience utilizing spreadsheet skills until the implementation of an MRP software purchase.
  • Facilitated MRS/MRP for all of DuPont's electronic hardware, involving hand assembly and Systems Integration production lines.
  • Implemented the planning module of the Expandable MRP II system and refined the shop floor and purchasing modules.
  • Instituted Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP 1& 11) to ensure cost and production variance control.
  • Tasked with implementation of MRP systems and procedures development and linkage between production, warehousing and maintenance.
  • Reduced inventory 50% over 1 year by implementing MRP principles, procurement procedures and supplier negotiation.
  • Utilize key performance indicators, MRP systems and create detailed Excel spreadsheets to determine appropriate manufacturing quantities.
  • Applied and executed FIFO, MRP, and JIT system to reduce inventory and improve quality.
  • Helped to develop an in-house MRP system to establish a production schedule and ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Implemented new Manufacturing Resource Planning System (MRP) to replace outdated system (Y2K).
  • Utilize the Oracle MRP system and other tracking tools to maintain metrics and identify potential concerns.
  • Implemented VAI Systems Software; Sales, Purchasing, Inventory and Manufacturing Modules running MRP.
  • Reduced inventory surplus by 10% by implementing demand based planning process and MRP system.
  • Directed activities of 11 supervisors, 100 employees in a fast paced MRP II environment.

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25. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Managed daily operations, producing highly-engineered, specialty products for the Aerospace, Medical, Military and Commercial markets.
  • Managed the daily operations of warehouse responsible for the manufacturing of IoGold water Sanitation System serving the poultry industry.
  • Planned and coordinated daily operations including departmental flexibility optimization in order to meet ever changing demand for the product.
  • Led multidisciplinary team in daily operations, ensuring product development and implementation in fast-paced customer focused environment.
  • Coordinated daily operations with Manufacturing, Quality and Facilities groups to ensure progress against schedule.
  • Managed daily operations to ensure continuous flow throughout the material review and disposition process.
  • Provided leadership in the daily operations ensuring profitability and customer satisfaction targets were achieved.
  • Managed daily operations of and helped developed a new tube cutting operation.
  • Conducted quality assurance inspections and reviews on patient meals and daily operations.
  • Manage the daily operations and insure compliance to company and governmental regulations.
  • Execute daily operations of material handling related to production and inventory control.
  • Monitor and coordinate manufacturing and daily operations, overseeing 30 production employees.
  • Hired experienced supervisors to oversee daily operations and ensure maximal productivity.
  • Direct supervisor responsible for the daily operations of MWD systems manufacturer.
  • Led the daily operations of stamping and assembly manufacturing facilities.
  • Managed daily operations of high-volume, six-inch semiconductor wafer fab.
  • Collaborate with management regarding daily operations and long range planning.
  • Included daily operations, escalation-notification, and availability management.
  • Manage daily operations of electronic device manufacturing plant.
  • Managed daily operations of an electronics manufacturing facility.

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26. R

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Here's how R is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated training and development of production, shipping and stockroom staffs to further increase adaptability and versatility to production/manufacturing environment.
  • Directed activities through subordinate managers and supervisors to attain goals consistent with quality, cost, and delivery requirements.
  • Decreased office expenditures $150,000.00 by implementing needed controls on stock/supplies and standardizing ordering procedures.
  • Maximized employee contributions and participation by conducting effective performance appraisals & individual development planning.
  • Prepared and completed all necessary documentation for all deviations and design modifications as required.
  • Developed complete manufacturing packages for customers and vendors in both military and commercial markets.
  • Provided corporate level support to implement GFSI initiatives for all assigned Co-Pack locations.
  • Analyzed manufacturing packages and design specifications to verify completeness and accuracy of designs.
  • Review operations and manage technical and administrative staff to resolve processing problems.
  • Generated and maintained PM documentation and executed process equipment calibrations and re-validation.
  • Assessed customer needs and developed production routines to accommodate ever-changing demands.
  • Collaborated with Manufacturing Engineers to write Equipment Specifications and Preventative Maintenance.
  • Confirmed and approved final quality inspections of complete battery packs.
  • Organized plant data into presentable format for upper management.
  • Directed supervisors to utilize 48-hour response during audit conditions.
  • Promoted into various positions of increasing scope and responsibility.
  • Lead professional development programs for assembly and operator staff.
  • Managed all production equipment for calibration and preventative maintenance.
  • Implemented and maintained equipment and equipment spare parts inventory.
  • Participated with the development of and initiated capital projects.

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27. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Trained hourly workers in Lean Manufacturing concepts and worked collaboratively with the team to eliminate waste within production processes.
  • Directed manufacturing practices to drive exceptional budget control and superior maintenance, operational, and production processes.
  • Empowered a team of professionals to monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Provided hands-on manufacturing and operational expertise while overseeing individual production processes ensuring timely delivery of orders.
  • Implemented visual management systems that helped drive a 22 percent productivity increase in catheter production processes.
  • Supervised and managed multiple membership accounts for Discover Planned and developed new strategies and production processes.
  • Provide performance appraisals to appropriate personnel to maintain an effective and efficient production process.
  • Coordinate and manage improvements to existing surface production process facilities to enhance operations.
  • Managed documentation of bills-of-materials, engineering changes, and production process procedures.
  • Established manufacturing priorities and allocated resources, created production processes and schedules.
  • Provide and lead troubleshooting support for events associated to production process operations.
  • Facilitate daily production scheduling in order to streamline production process and efficiency.
  • Developed and implemented all production processes for fiber-optic components and devices.
  • Introduced automatic insertion and surface mount technology into the production process.
  • Designed and revamped production processes increasing time efficiency and reducing costs.
  • Streamlined production processes implementing lean manufacturing decreasing costs and waste.
  • Facilitated continuous improvement projects to improve and streamline production processes.
  • Processed Manufacturing Engineering requests submitted for production processes and improvements.
  • Created new inventory transactions to support production process.
  • Created reports for financial analysis including production processes.

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28. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Assured high quality standards and integrity of finished products through enforcement of Good Manufacturing Practices and Plant Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Designed and implemented new recruiting strategy that required facilitating a profitable line of communication and quality standards/assurance.
  • Managed contracts for adherence to requirements, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and military Quality Standards.
  • Prepare technical investigation reports focusing on corrective and preventive measures assuring product optimum quality standards.
  • Developed and implemented operating procedures and quality standards to reduce variation in processes.
  • Scheduled, and coordinated production ensuring achievement of quality standards and budget.
  • Implemented product/process changes while maintaining compliance with regulatory filings and quality standards.
  • Established production priorities, monitored costs and assisted in revamping quality standards.
  • Developed all work instructions, production and quality standards for manufacturing.
  • Monitored production output to ensure strict adherence to quality standards.
  • Helped develop manufacturing processes and quality standards on new products.
  • Developed operating procedures and quality standards for two start-up facilities.
  • Developed quality standards and controls for division.
  • Provide day-to-day analysis of HIE operations and activities, including systems functions, report analysis, and monitoring of quality standards.
  • Reviewed personnel completed work regularly and ensured that quality standards are met or exceeded to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Ensured all company quality standards were adhered to and substandard product contained while striving to become a world class facility.
  • Directed the company team to ensure products meet or exceed customer quality standards and required delivery schedules are met.
  • Research new vendors to determine feasibility of future use and monitor performance of current vendors to maintain quality standards.
  • Managed production in accordance with time schedules, engineering specifications, quality standards, employee safety and cost goals.
  • Pushed common processes for part quality standards and update revision processes for Blanks, plant floor and suppliers.

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29. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Manage the ongoing development of the internally developed ERP system, database management, and provide analysis of company-wide operations.
  • Trained personnel on and helped streamline several infrastructure systems including SYSPRO ERP for estimating and forecasting and overall safety.
  • Provided technical direction and resolved technical problems by interpreting drawings and job order specifications to assemblers and sub-assemblers.
  • Analyzed and interpreted blueprints, technical manuals, and other materials to determine Specifications and certification testing procedures.
  • Used company ERP system to enhance efficiency and productivity factory-wide, and developed comprehensive system of reporting metrics.
  • Developed and supported implementation of enterprise application software to align with company's strategic and operational objectives.
  • Position required in-depth understanding of a manufacturing enterprise and expert knowledge of developing and maintaining software.
  • Addressed all departmental employee related issues via policy interpretation and disciplinary proceedings, if required.
  • Collaborate with cross site counterparts to ensure consistency in both productivity and quality expectations.
  • Interpreted and applied regulatory and industry standards to processes and disposition products.
  • Reviewed and interpreted bid specifications and purchase orders prior to initiation production.
  • Ensured production and quality details are properly recorded using proprietary ERP software.
  • Utilized ERP/MRP system to determine product availability and manage order delivery.
  • Participated in evaluations, purchasing, and approvals of enterprise-level systems.
  • Assure that physical inventory is reconciled to perpetual timely and accurately.
  • Budget planning, financial analysis/interpretation, profit & loss accountability.
  • Assist in establishing inventory requirements and incorporating into ERP system.
  • Collect and interpret trends in equipment condition monitoring data.
  • Spearheaded ERP software implementation with minimal consultant support.
  • Interpret and develop policies for manufacturing personnel.

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30. Production Planning

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Here's how Production Planning is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Managed Global production planning and expediting; materials management to ensure balanced Inventory level to meet Quarterly Revenue targets.
  • Led a group that successfully modified and implemented a centralized process for demand forecasting and production planning.
  • Eliminated out of stock situations by developing customer partnerships and utilizing customer forecasts in production planning.
  • Developed, monitored, and controlled all production planning process ensuring optimization and customer satisfaction.
  • Directed the manufacturing operation to include production planning, scheduling, material control and maintenance.
  • Provide accurate production planning and scheduling to efficiently manage and control daily business operations.
  • Developed and implemented innovative production planning and order entry systems at low cost.
  • Managed manufacturing operation, industrial engineering, materials management, and production planning.
  • Developed capacity analysis, production planning and MPS assessments for multiple operations.
  • Led manufacturing and materials/production planning operations in achieving 20% production increase.
  • Inventory and quality control, production planning and monitoring production.
  • Executed production planning and monitoring to ensure service level attainment.
  • Spearheaded inbound/outbound logistics, transportation pricing, and production planning.
  • Coordinate production planning and scheduling for commercial manufacturing.
  • Performed production planning and supervised CNC programmers.
  • Communicate and coordinate priorities with Production Planning.
  • Provided KPI reports and presentations to upper management for on time delivery, cost reduction and production planning improvement and performances.
  • Manage purchasing, production planning and scheduling, inventory, shipping Meet production schedule demands on time and on budget.
  • Assist production planning with weekly production schedule to optimize plant capacity, minimize inventory and meet customer demands.
  • Lead the transition of production from Massachusetts to Milwaukee plant including process, people, and production planning.

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31. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Identified and resolved complex technical problems while consistently meeting production goals and quality objectives.
  • Ensured uninterrupted raw material flow into plant while achieving daily output and production goals/targets.
  • Managed bindery and shipping department personnel while routinely exceeding production goals.
  • Achieved aggressive monthly production goals that increased productivity and reduced downtime.
  • Establish daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly production goals and set up communication within the factory.
  • Set monthly production goals customizing staffing needs and quality requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate team to achieve production goals.
  • Established production goals and objectives to support continuous improvement.
  • Reduced staff from 7 salary supervisors to 5, and 170 hourly employees to 140 while maintaining production goals and expectations.
  • Planned, assigned, and directed work to ensure that the production goals met strategic goals and objectives of the company.
  • Provide quality customer service as well as productivity in order to meet production goals, maintain a filing system on employees.
  • Determine standards, budgets, production goals and rates based on company policies, equipment and labor availability and workloads.
  • Established daily production goals and implemented Lean methodologies which reduced average time to reliably replenish supply resources by 30%.
  • Direct the operations within the shop to achieve the production goals: cost, quality, time and safety.
  • Directed the development and implementation of activities in Membrane Manufacturing to meet production goals, quality and cost objectives.
  • Led team of 80 union employees utilizing High Performance Work Teams and Demand Flow Technology to meet production goals.
  • Developed and implemented activities in the production area to meet production goals, quality standards and cost objectives.
  • Process Re-engineering: Lack of production processes leading to high WIP inventory and inability to hit production goals.
  • Analyzed the plant's personnel and capital resources to select the best way of meeting the production goals.
  • Worked 7 days a week, 12 hour days for months till we finished our production goals.

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32. JIT

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Here's how JIT is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Reduced manufacturing inventories by promoting lean manufacturing activities utilizing lean and JIT methods.
  • Implemented JIT and Lean Manufacturing Methodology, resulting in substantial cost reduction.
  • Directed manufacturing scheduling, manpower planning, and strategic manufacturing functions (DFM, JIT, outsourcing and vertical integration).
  • Reduced the lead-time from two weeks to one week through JIT and achieved a 99.3% on-time shipping of products.
  • Major ability to define what is important to the customer and through JIT implementation align manufacturing to accomplish task.
  • Reduced purchasing personnel by 20% through implementing a JIT system of steel supply and new computer system.
  • Instituted and managed JIT Schedule Sharing system with subcontractor partners, reducing lead times, costs and inventory.
  • Cut off sub inventory by JIT planning and production, free 1-1.5M $ inventory compare before;.
  • Implemented Cycle time reduction, which resulted in the streamline of the Manufacturing areas using JIT methods.
  • Improved throughput 15% in 2 months by using JIT, and job design and balancing principles.
  • Implemented JIT deliveries of raw materials and finished goods at reduced prices from U.S. and overseas suppliers.
  • Instituted JIT manufacturing disciplines that reduced by 50% the time, footprint and labor to manufacture.
  • Key management person involved in materials management and execution of JIT with high-volume and other key suppliers.
  • Redesigned the production satellite spare parts-room inventory to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and JIT measures.
  • Implemented a JIT program for cost reduction and a bar code system for materials in progress.
  • Reduced inventory by 35% using Lean and JIT freeing hundreds of thousands in working capital.
  • Oversee staff development in problem solving, JIT, quality, commitment, and leadership.
  • Set up a JIT inventory system and production scheduling for the manufacturing of medical equipment.
  • Managed production scheduling and line utilization, along with allowing for JIT delivery of components.
  • Managed staffing, product flow, and multiple projects, including quality and JIT.

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33. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Required extensive knowledge of plastics chemistry Also performed marketing and forecasting for the Division * Successfully developed new machine shop division.
  • Championed elimination of site precision machine shop and successfully built external supply chain outsource network for precision product manufacture.
  • Designed and implemented robotic cells in Machine Shop to eliminate bottleneck areas and maximize production.
  • Managed machine shop and equipment assembly personnel.
  • Negotiate and complete sales transactions and removal of machine shop equipment returning net gains over $90K back to the company.
  • Machine Shop Operations- Served as the second shift supervisor; planned production in accordance to part due dates and emergency orders.
  • Managed machine shop that fabricated metal parts using CNC Mills, Laser cutting and metal forming equipment, and welding operations.
  • Decreased machine shop operating expenses 10% per year through the reduction of machine hours, operating supplies and overtime expenses.
  • Manage and supervise Machine Shop, Fab Shop, Shipping & Receiving, Crating, Assembly, Warehousing, and Engineers.
  • Accepted the challenge to join this team to identify inefficiencies and streamline current processes in this aerospace production machine shop.
  • Plan, organize and conduct machine shop safety courses and certify shop users are qualified to use equipment and machinery.
  • Coordinate all work through machine shop to ensure a smooth work flow and on-time completion of all work.
  • Directed the purchase and negotiated the pricing of component parts from machine shops and outside vendors / processors.
  • Managed all tissue valve production functions including QC inspection, machine shop, custom device and surgical accessories.
  • Awarded with Employee of the Quarter for building the efficiency of the Sheet Metal and Machine Shop's.
  • Converted Machine Shop scheduling system from KBM to KANBAN pull system, reducing lead-time by 66%.
  • Directed 70+ employees including production, prototype, inventory, machine shop, & quality assurance departments.
  • Reduced $500K of WIP and increased forward inventory turns from 3.7 to 6.1 in machine shop.
  • Managed a team of 175 assemblers and test technicians along with a 15 member machine shop.
  • Managed cost, productivity, employee safety and morale in a fast paced CNC machine shop.

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34. WIP

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Here's how WIP is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Collaborated with process and equipment engineering to optimize cycle time, equipment availability/utilization, and WIP turns throughout the factory.
  • Designed and documented process/material flow maps, including standard WIP and prioritization philosophy.
  • Coordinated materials requirements with Master Planners and Purchasing and controlled WIP inventories.
  • Monitor departmental WIP and pro-actively plan to accommodate changing business needs.
  • Provided strategic pertaining to material replenishment and procurement procedures for all raw materials and work in process (WIP) items.
  • Developed and implemented a cycle count process for inventory and WIP eliminating the need for a year end physical inventory.
  • Reduced WIP inventory by 220% with lot size decreases, work cell development, and standardizing components through redesign.
  • Reduced production cycle time from 17 days to 6 days cutting inventory in half and WIP by 65%.
  • Tasked by VP to evolve the processes and reduce WIP inventory to achieve 100% on time delivery goals.
  • Led the Production System density and SWIP Inventory reduction events focused also on lead time and cycle time reductions.
  • Reduced WIP inventory and eliminated finished goods inventory by matching production with customer demand (One Piece Flow).
  • Led team to design and implement real time WIP tracking system for data collection and improvement analysis activities.
  • Revised building thresholds for WIP to balance performance, quality, and service level of while minimizing overtime.
  • Implemented a pull system across a vertically integrated production environment, reducing WIP inventory by over 50%.
  • Developed and maintained work procedures, process guides, outlines, specifications, WIP reports and training matrices.
  • Scheduled jobs, allocated manpower, tracked work-in-process (WIP), and maintained raw materials inventory.
  • Developed flow and framing, for finished goods WIP and raw material, time and material savings.
  • Implemented WIP and FG storage systems including pick-and-pack operation to optimize product flow and ensure timely delivery.
  • Managed the daily customer releases along with keeping internal WIP and FG at the levels required.
  • Employed lean strategies to shipping department that doubled shipping capacity and reduced WIP by 30%.

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35. KPI

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Here's how KPI is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Staff position as Business Systems Analyst/Manufacturing Consultant to Gull parent Company, manufacturer of airborne cockpit instrumentation and systems.
  • Implemented hourly KPI metrics to drive productivity improvements in fabrication and assembly.
  • Developed and implemented plant-wide KPI s and monitoring and communication methods.
  • Develop and lead staff to achieve quality, safety and productivity KPI s. Developing, utilizing, and cross-training job skills.
  • Managed supplier performance to quality, cost and delivery goals through the use of effective KPI scorecards and periodic business reviews.
  • Coordinated weekly quality meetings with SQE's, weekly continuous improvement meetings with engineers, and lead daily KPI breakdowns/reviews.
  • Developed annual business plan, plant budget, and led development of KPI and goal setting for each operating sector.
  • Used Lean Manufacturing and Visual Factory Management to deliver schedule attainment and other key KPI measures for the department.
  • Developed methodology and reporting structure to track and improve manufacturing operation Direct Labor Utilization KPI (DLU).
  • Track and analyze KPI's related to manufacturing in order to create relevant metrics for business objectives.
  • Developed all KPI metrics within operations (MC&D, recycling, containerization, production).
  • Prepared paperwork for all department activities to meet and or exceed all production KPI's and expectations.
  • Used SAP daily for PO and contract management, process analysis and improvement, and KPI reporting.
  • Monitored metrics and Key Performance Indicator's (KPI's), to assess productivity and costs.
  • Sustain and achieve all departments KPI's- from on time delivery, production yield and production failure cost.
  • Ensured weekly total production system maintained KPI health statuses, which were reported bi-weekly to corporate board.
  • Utilized Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and visual goals to measure and effect operations performance.
  • Establish KPI's for quality and on time delivery, and manage department to meet goals.
  • Designed a Key Performance Indication system (KPI) capable of measuring process and team performance.
  • Managed KPI data for 6 manufacturing departments with a combined revenue of 350 million dollars annually.

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36. Value Stream

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Here's how Value Stream is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Facilitated daily cross functional value stream meetings responsible for increasing productivity, quality, safety and reducing ergonomic strain to employees.
  • Established Lean manufacturing initiatives throughout the plants and reorganized into Value Stream organizations to speed Lean implementation and develop bench strength.
  • Participated on Value Stream Mapping team and eliminated non-value-added steps in production and materials management scheduling process.
  • Facilitated continuous improvement vision within Maintenance organization utilizing Value Stream Mapping philosophy and emphasis on employee engagement.
  • Developed and implemented value stream maps to aid in seeking opportunities for improvement in Manufacturing.
  • Value Stream Mapping of electronic manufacturing finding 89 opportunities to reduce inventory and lead-time.
  • Developed and deployed a mixed-model value stream manufacturing flow into a switch manufacturing cell.
  • Assisted in Value Stream Mapping of Manufacturing processes and developing/implementing improvement plans.
  • Developed and implemented process/value stream cost mapping using value engineering techniques.
  • Created and Implemented the Composite Strategic Fabrication Center s Value Stream Map steering committee to target and achieve lean stretch goals.
  • Identify trends and/or areas in need of address on individual lines that can then also be extended across the value stream.
  • Worked with IE support to develop a system level value stream map to implement ICBM repair at the program level.
  • Led key strategic initiatives to transform core product platforms, focusing on cost containment and customer value stream performance.
  • Accelerated departmental responsiveness 45%, through the reduction of complex machine setups, using value stream mapping techniques.
  • Organized cell structure, utilizing lean manufacturing and value stream mapping, to achieve best fit for business.
  • Work directly with cross-functional leaders in multiple plants to eliminate barriers to success across the value stream.
  • Value Stream and Process Flow: I have experience with facility planning, capitalization and plant layout.
  • Applied Enhanced Sourcing Tools (Clean Sheets, Value Stream Mapping, Total Delivered Cost modeling).
  • Collaborated with outside consultant to reorganize company into 3 product-centered value streams that matched products with markets.
  • Implemented lean principles for production optimization, 5S, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement.

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37. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Give directions and immediate supervision to Production supervisors, CNC programmers, Manufacturing engineer and Planning and inventory management team.
  • Improved efficiency by implementing Demand Management, including Master Planning, Materials and Production Control, and Inventory Management.
  • Implemented inventory management processes to improve forecasting and cycle time for raw material requirements to support manufacturing operations.
  • Introduced a new inventory management system which reduced the delivery time to customers and improved customer satisfaction.
  • Established effective records management system to ensure quality control, inventory management and sales and production control.
  • Developed an inventory management system that resulted reduction in operating working capital by 17%.
  • Improved all areas of manufacturing control, which includes procurement, scheduling and inventory management.
  • Managed day to day activities in our manufacturing area including scheduling and inventory management.
  • Implemented and trained staff in new computerized inventory management and scheduling system.
  • Developed manufacturing, test, and inventory management controls and procedures.
  • Developed policies, maintained reports and trained staff on inventory management.
  • Maximized number of outbound shipments utilizing JIT inventory management.
  • Created a paper purchasing/inventory management system from its inception.
  • Created inventory management systems to minimize inventory levels.
  • Facilitated inventory management of all products and supplies.
  • Researched advanced technology inventory management systems.
  • Defined and developed inventory management systems.
  • Improved inventory management through pull system.
  • SAP time management and inventory management.
  • Manage the inventory management process.

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38. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Managed all Plant operations including production schedules, quality performance, lean manufacturing implementation and maintenance on all shifts.
  • Plant operations encompassed manufacturing, maintenance and shipping & receiving with emphasis on delivery schedules.
  • Negotiated and implemented the Hydro/UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement as it related to plant operations.
  • Contract manufacturer of Color Cosmetics and skincare products Plant Manager Managed daily plant operations.
  • Promoted to direct manufacturing operations, plant operations and customer contacts for all contracts.
  • Worked closely with out-plant operations to ensure adherence to assembly operations.
  • Lead all plant operations along with manufacturing scheduling.
  • Identified and evaluated ideas to improve plant operations.
  • Manage the plant operations to ensure products are produced in a timely, safe and cost effective manner utilizing MRP system.
  • Work with Management team to develop shift schedules to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week plant operations.
  • Directed plant operations, plant P&L, injection molding, post assembly operations and implementation of lean manufacturing.
  • Created a standardized visual JIB for all plant operations to improve aseptic hand washing and gloving for controlled environmental areas.
  • Directed and managed daily plant operations for production, maintenance, quality of work, accuracy and on time performance.
  • Manage two shift union plant operations with 35 employees in production, materials, shipping, quality and maintenance.
  • Provided vision and strategy support for plant operations and maintenance to achieve and maintain the highest standards of quality.
  • Manage plant operations to include Manufacturing budget, Safety, Quality, and the Maintenance of the facility.
  • Oversee Plant operations: Injection Molding, Lens Coating Operations, Automated assembly and manual assembly work.
  • Direct and manage all aspects of Plant Operations including Manufacturing, Procurement, Shipping, etc.
  • Oversee the plant operations budget exceeding $20MM annually, meeting or exceeding goal each year.
  • Lead plant operations to meet production demands, volume uplift, safety, and quality requirements.

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39. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Directed all manufacturing aspects of vertically integrated ultrasound camera manufacturer supporting $11 million in annual sales.
  • Led the manufacturing activities to support the on-time delivery of forgings and machined parts generating $68 million in annual sales.
  • Manage $1MM annual circulation marketing budget; Manage $2MM annual sales budget; Manage $5MM annual production budget.
  • Lead the manufacturing and procurement efforts at 170,000 square foot, 200-employee facility with over $110 million in annual sales.
  • Directed operations of a 180 employee plant with an annual sales volume of $26 million of rigid vinyl plastics products.
  • Managed manufacturing operations for a 2nd shift just in time cockpit assembly sequencing operation with annual sales of $420 million.
  • Led the manufacturing activities of a three shift aerospace forging facility that generates over $35 million in annual sales.
  • Manage 90+ operators, maintenance personnel, and supervisors in a manufacturing environment with annual sales of $10 million.
  • Hired, trained, mentored and managed personnel to scale manufacturing as annual sales grew from 6 million USD.
  • Contributed substantially to implementation of a customer loyalty/marketing program that resulted in a 19% increase in annual sales.
  • Developed/managed $11.2M budget and 74 supervisory, engineering and production associates to support $400M annual sales.
  • Managed all aspects of a 24/7 production line with an output of $60 million in annual sales.
  • Managed daily plant operations in producing precision air conditioning equipment with $160 million in annual sales.
  • Led and directed plastic molding, complex assembly and sequencing facility with $70M in annual sales.
  • Led operations for RF Ceramics converting plant location with $15M in annual sales and 45 employees.
  • Expanded production capability resulting in growth of annual sales from $12 million to $19 million.
  • Established business from inception and grew business from zero to $1.8 million in annual sales.
  • Instrument Manufacturing Manager Oversaw and directed 30+ technical personnel supporting annual sales of $3.5 billion.
  • Generated 2002 cost savings in excess of $2.5 Million on $120 Million annual sales.
  • Control of $10 million of inventory with an $80 million annual sales volume.

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40. High Volume

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Here's how High Volume is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Developed a master production schedule to drive material requirements to meet high volume manufacturing demand and minimize inventory levels.
  • Supervised approximately 100 personnel in high volume personal care products manufacturing and production environments, with a 24/7 schedule.
  • Developed and implemented electronic procedures, including SharePoint site and work instructions for a high volume customer.
  • Restructured production environment from high volume/low mix to low volume/high mix.
  • Coordinated transfer of high volume manufacturing processes to Canada and China.
  • Provided vision and leadership to high volume manufacturer of automotive switches.
  • Manage production team responsible for high volume memory/connectivity product line.
  • Managed high volume die manufacturing facility to support forging operations.
  • Increased production output from 80% to 100% completion by introducing Fixed Production Schedule model for high volume production lines.
  • Evaluated high volume low margin prepaid maintenance and determined that the captive factory prepaid maintenance was a more beneficial retention tool.
  • Spearheaded the High Volume Stage of a new developed Surface Mount Technology Process (SMT) in the Caribbean Operations Business.
  • Planned and directed the design, development, and implementation of the first high volume optical fiber production department and facility.
  • Managed the growth of low temperature co-fired ceramic from developmental technology to high volume production for the computer disk drive industry.
  • LEAN ENGINEERING MANAGER responsible for all Quality, Process Engineering, and LeanSigma functions in this high volume wire manufacturing plant.
  • Oversee high volume and quick turnaround of fabricated sheet metal products for internal trash and linen chutes for the construction industry.
  • Managed the activities of a three shift operation of a contract manufacturer of high precision, high volume machined components.
  • Managed materials, machine-shop functions, second-processing, assembly, final test and quality assurance for high volume customer orders.
  • Created yield and high volume production ramp up plan, equipment platform and infrastructure, including all skill based processes.
  • Rate improvement and high volume capabilities of the Manufacturing control, build and test operations for the complete product flow.
  • Managed Safety, Quality and Productivity for three high volume manufacturing units in support of Defense and Commercial customers.

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41. Capital Equipment

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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented new capital equipment upgrades/implementations and designed/developed Health and Safety Program to reduce injuries and increase employee morale.
  • Managed department's budget, purchased capital equipment and achieved profitability goals with respect to corporate initiatives.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, new procedures, or capital equipment to improve productivity or production flow.
  • Coordinated critical equipment installations and facility renovations, while also directing capital equipment purchases and technology upgrades.
  • Researched and recommended capital equipment purchases of over $175k for increased productivity and efficiency gains.
  • Recommended, approved, and purchased capital equipment to increase capacity and develop new capabilities.
  • Administered manufacturing operations, including capital equipment needs, cycle time reduction and demand-based scheduling.
  • Manage research, identification and purchase of capital equipment used for production processes.
  • Developed relationships with outside vendors to evaluate capital equipment and engineering services.
  • Managed corporate investments for capital equipment purchases and oversight of equipment installation.
  • Prepared yearly manufacturing budget for labor, capital equipment and perishable tooling.
  • Designed and Implemented manufacturing layouts for capital equipment and catheter building areas.
  • Conduct research to identify feasible capital equipment and process improvement initiatives.
  • Maintain estimated yearly budgets and work to establish capital equipment guidelines.
  • Maintain on time delivery of capital equipment machinery builds.
  • Assisted in identifying capital equipment that provided cost reduction.
  • Purchased capital equipment to sustain all new production requirements.
  • Project Manager for all incoming capital equipment installations.
  • Recommended purchase of all capital equipment affecting production.
  • Planned and prepared justification for capital equipment purchases.

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42. Process Control

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Here's how Process Control is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented continuous flow manufacturing methods and utilized statistical process control tools to monitor and make adjustments to critical production items.
  • Ensured product integrity and process control through laboratory testing, internal auditing and reviewing of documentation and compliance practices.
  • Developed process control procedures, manufactures standards and quality assurance specifications for incoming, in-process and F/G assembly.
  • Developed procedures and methodologies for a paper-less floor control and data collection / Statistical Process Control system.
  • Introduced statistical process control, implemented comprehensive training programs, and initiated preventative maintenance routines.
  • Initiated measurement system analysis and statistical process control training programs on all formulation and assembly.
  • Utilized Statistical Process Control to improve quality and velocity throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Expanded preventive maintenance programs, modified equipment and implemented additional process controls.
  • Minimized production equipment down-time by ensuring manufacturing process controls were followed appropriately.
  • Trained operators in application of statistical process control and total quality management.
  • Maintained ISO certifications for quality, environment, and statistical process control
  • Introduced Statistical Process Control and statistical story boards to facility team.
  • Managed three ISO9001 certified Manufacturing Departments manufacturing Semiconductor Process Control Equipment.
  • Implemented process controls that increased efficiency and reduced labor cost.
  • Maximized process efficiency through strict stable statistical process control.
  • Coordinated development of Spirit 787 Manufacturing Process Control Document.
  • Initiated and verified statistical process control audit systems.
  • Implemented statistical process control and continuous improvement methodology.
  • Developed manufacturing process and implemented Statistical Process Controls.
  • Certified in Statistical Process Control and Pareto Analysis.

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43. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Maintain the receiving and shipping departments by coordinating and enforcing policies and procedures set by upper management and customer requirements.
  • Coordinated Production while interfacing with peers and directing support staff to exceed customer requirements while maintaining the required budgetary requirements.
  • Developed and implemented a training program that allowed the doubling of equipment operator workforce while consistently meeting customer requirements.
  • Developed equipment ordering system with cross-functional team to ensure consistent customer requirements are communicated and met accurately and promptly.
  • Collaborate with sales and engineering managers to ensure customer requirements are clearly communicated throughout the organization.
  • Established reports to identify critical customer requirements and help identify repetitive problems correctable in upstream processes.
  • Implemented the necessary business systems and analysis tools to meet customer requirements and corporate key initiatives.
  • Performed inventory analysis and quality audits; ensured timely delivery of products to meet customer requirements.
  • Designed and engineered numerous solutions to adapt to specific customer requirements and applicable ASME codes.
  • Streamlined operational planning reducing product lead times to fulfill new and expanded customer requirements.
  • Ensured all customer requirements and specifications regarding fabrication, testing and quality were met.
  • Reviewed customer requirements and updated all quality procedures from customer requirements to returned goods.
  • Directed 6 Supervisors and 125 Manufacturing associates and Technicians in the daily customer requirements.
  • Designed and implemented part presentation bins with optimum min/max levels based on customer requirements.
  • Develop a production schedule to increase visibility and focus manufacturing on customer requirements.
  • Increased customer satisfaction and reduced overall waste by documenting and clarifying customer requirements.
  • Schedule manufacturing engineering, production and related support functions to meet customer requirements.
  • Worked within the departments to ensure internal and external customer requirements were satisfied.
  • Defined customer requirements and monitored customer service level based on customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate with customer contacts for customer requirements and insuring customer ratings.

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44. QA

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Here's how QA is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Partner with PQA to determine compliant resolution to manufacturing deviations and documentation issues.
  • Collaborated with QA and managers on appropriate nutrition and sanitation standards.
  • Created, managed, organized and directed all Quality Assurance (QA) activities for incoming inspections and production documented programs.
  • Provided training to support product manufacturing, set up manufacturing lines, and Final QA for military and commercial product shipments.
  • Teamed with engineering, validation and QA/QC in the development of processes for a start up operation of a technology transfer.
  • Set the direction of the cell team, supervisors, manufacturing, QA and R&D engineers for 24/7 operations.
  • Work directly with Production team and QA department to achieve reduced scrap rates (50%) and customer complaints.
  • Increase efficiency in operations by serving as a liaison between purchasing, manufacturing, QA, engineering, and finance.
  • Helped to approve and edit QA investigations regarding product and accepting CAPA's to ensure regulatory and quality compliance.
  • Created build of materials (BOM) and work instructions used by manufacturing, test, and QA inspection.
  • Worked with engineering, program office, QA, and senior management teams on our continuous improvement program.
  • Ensured product QA and scope completion upon deadlines on all commercial construction projects with in the main facility.
  • Assist QA Manager in identifying FMEA Solutions to Quality Concerns using PFMEA, 5Y, and 8D tools.
  • Partnered with VP of QA to introduce effective product documentation automation (paperless, AGILE SOFTWARE PDMS).
  • Established processes for QA, planning /traveler system for tracking jobs and components through all phases of manufacturing.
  • Created two fully functional labs for internal server build development and POC/QA testing of applications to verify dependencies.
  • Conducted QA audits of QS procedures, batch and associated records with an eye toward continual improvement.
  • Managed manufacturing activities and schedules with Engineering, QA, Purchasing and Marketing to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinated manufacturing activities with support groups such as QC, QA, Maintenance, and Warehouse.
  • Standardize the QA system for both facilities to comply with the requirements of MIL-I-45208 and ISO9000.

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45. OEM

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Here's how OEM is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Consolidated manufacturing operations at Minnesota-based plant with those of OEM manufacturer (strategic partner).
  • Developed outsourcing partners overseas for fulfillment operations to large OEM customers.
  • Transferred formulation and filling operations in house from OEM manufacturer.
  • Provide strategic direction to manufacturing operations in Mexico for both Tier1 and OEM automotive customers within the USA and Canada.
  • Managed installation training, development and information for US OEM and aftermarket brands Alpine Electronics, Torrance, Ca.
  • Worked with OEM to improve product based on failure trends in the field Outside vendor location and approval.
  • Provided disk drive shipments (including evaluation units for new products) to key OEM and Distribution customers.
  • Included end-user and OEM product lines with over 200 customers worldwide, and a metal fabrication operation.
  • Generated $30M in annual revenue by implementing a new product line for the OEM customer base.
  • Worked closely with vendors and OEM manufacturers to assure consistent quality and forward thinking design.
  • Point of contact for several Key OEM customers to provide product availability and delivery dates.
  • Served as program manager for developing and fabricating VARTM panels for an aerospace OEM.
  • Negotiated and administered 3 OEM contracts worth $12 million dollars in strategic business.
  • Produced OEM products for the electronic instrumentation, medical devices and computer equipment fields.
  • Manage productivity index related to the production with OEM return and scrap cost reduction.
  • Reduced distribution cost for PSD - OEM sourcing model by $1.2M.
  • Work closely with OEM partners to ensure satisfaction and develop new applications.
  • Created new business unit, manufacturing RF filters for major OEM.
  • Maintain positive customer relations with multiple Tier One OEM's.
  • Completed major re-design for temperature measurement device for large OEM.

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46. Corrective Action

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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Worked with Quality department to determine root cause and implementation of effective corrective action for nonconforming products using Boeing Quality systems.
  • Conduct Quality investigations including problem identification, corrective action, data review and analysis, and timely completion of documentation.
  • Ensured that corrective actions were successfully implemented and tested to verify each action fully prevents repeat occurrences of nonconforming products.
  • Collaborated cross-functionally creating solutions and determining corrective actions required from internal and external issues affecting quality and reliability of products.
  • Initiated, Monitored and Documented Corrective Action and Preventive Action opportunities and ensured indicated target completion dates were met.
  • Developed company-wide Quality Program, fostering continuous improvement through employee empowerment, employee recognition, and corrective action/resolution.
  • Developed a material history database, performed root cause analysis of production problems, and implemented corrective actions.
  • Coached and provided technical expertise to resolve production issues and created and ensured corrective actions were implemented.
  • Managed function responsible for analyzing customer returns and developing corrective actions for production to prevent future returns.
  • Developed local quality processes including Material Review Board, Non-conforming material disposition and supplier corrective actions.
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineering with improvements, determination of root cause and implementation of corrective action.
  • Investigated and resolved manufacturing problems, initiated cause and corrective actions pertaining to manufacturing problems.
  • Lead Root Cause evaluation teams to identify and implement corrective actions issues affecting manufacturing operations.
  • Conducted performance evaluations, departmental meetings, weekly schedules and corrective actions as necessary.
  • Provided customers and supplier's technical solutions performed investigations and carried out corrective actions.
  • Developed and implemented the organizations first all-inclusive ECN, Quality and corrective action programs.
  • Eliminated weekend overtime by increasing accountability and identifying root causes and developed corrective actions.
  • Empowered technical team to monitor daily efficiency performance and implement self corrective action.
  • Collaborated with a team to continuously address issues and implement corrective actions/continuous improvements.
  • Process Owner for Incident Management, conducting investigations through corrective action follow-up.

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47. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Have full responsibility for establishing a GMP rated manufacturing environment which includes class 100 clean room processing capabilities.
  • Instituted a compliance focused cultural change within the manufacturing environment including conducting GMP compliance training.
  • Conducted periodic GMP training for manufacturing.
  • Managed staff of four Superintendents leading fifty (50) operators on four manufacturing areas and the GMP facilities cleaning operation.
  • Assess supplier manufacturing capability, technical competence, compliance with CGMP's, and commitment to quality and costs competitiveness.
  • Manage Operation of Upstream Manufacturing activities in two facilities located in GA in accordance with GMP guidelines and regulations.
  • Maintained and improved operating standards in the areas of cost, quality, safety, environment and GMP standards.
  • Lead weekly plant-wide meetings on safety, quality (GMP's, HACCP and food safety) and security.
  • Achieved ISO Certification enhancing the quality system structure to meet future ISO, regulatory and GMP changes.
  • Help with meeting and exceeding internal GMP audits as well as other regulatory audits throughout the year.
  • Use scientific technical experience and GMP knowledge to assist with process validation and write technical reports.
  • Direct accountability for all safety, GMP, cost, quality, and environmental within department.
  • Conducted daily QA audits in compliance to SQF, HACCP, and GMP requirements.
  • Gained compliance with established GMP; evaluated, corrected, and improved audit results.
  • Inspect, monitor and conform of manufacturing process of CGMPS, Batch record.
  • Managed six successful GMP Product Change Over s in a 12-month period.
  • Resolved technical, material and GMP problems that may impact project deadlines.
  • Directed GMP for manufacturing, labeling, and QC Inspection departments.
  • Install GMP system for the manufacture / development of medical equipment.
  • Ensured team complied with company policies, procedures, GMP requirements.

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48. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Consolidated manufacturing and product file administration resources across the business units into one team.
  • Identified by corporate executives as a high potential employee to relocate and bring expertise to other business units within the company.
  • Improved labor utilization 29% through better visibility of measurement, detailed planning, and networking with other business units.
  • Hand selected to assume full senior product line management role during the transition to product line specific business units.
  • Managed high volume manufacturing business units, through a technical staff of 10 and 350 - 500 employees.
  • Collaborated with multiple business units to share expertise and achieve solutions accounting for 7% daily production increase
  • Implemented Focus Factories aligning the production resources into business units based on product type and size.
  • Work closely with various business units to standardize manufacturing disciplines and procedures for ISO compliance.
  • Direct P&L responsibility for $3M in Quality and Sanitation business units.
  • Develop and foster relationships with merchants and buyers for five business units.
  • Integrated business units via development of vision for Project 1SV.
  • Managed five high volume business units in Weymouth, MA, including molding, printed circuit boards and automation.
  • Facilitated focused walkthroughs with Amgen business units and external partners.

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49. Production Activities

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Here's how Production Activities is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated production activities with engineering, quality assurance, purchasing, production control, labor relations, and operations management.
  • Managed production activities by coordinating Order Management, Purchasing and Manufacturing teams to meet customer and on time delivery demands.
  • Planned and directed production activities and established production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Provide leadership and manufacturing skills to direct production activities to consistently produce products efficiently and of high quality.
  • Led and coordinated day-to-day production activities for all semiconductor departments within Crystal Growth and Wafer Operations.
  • Implemented numerous supply chain management strategies to better coordinate manufacturing and production activities.
  • Coordinate production activities with procurement, scheduling, maintenance and safety activities.
  • Organized parts production activities into a team effort among all fabrication departments.
  • Organized and directed daily production activities and tabulated the collected data.
  • Managed production activities of aseptic processing of donated human tissue.
  • Utilize SAP production system tools to effectively coordinate production activities.
  • Coordinated production activities to insure manufacturing goals were meet.
  • Drive daily production activities with effective communications and leadership.
  • Managed and directed all manufacturing and production activities.
  • Schedule day-to-day production activities for multiple departments.
  • Coordinated and executed production activities.
  • Coordinated production activities between all departments including, engineering, fabrication, welding, machining, painting, assembly and shipping.
  • Plan all production scheduling, staffing, equipment, quality control, inventory control, and the coordination of production activities.
  • Helped develop, implement and acted on all HACCP, Safety, OSHA training programs for food production activities.
  • Manage Model Shop/ Production activities, including composite fabrication, CNC milling, painting, and wood shop fabrication.

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50. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Manufacturing Manager jobs:
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on multiple improvements in scheduling, reducing inventory, implementing new equipment and line improvements.
  • Coordinated, managed and evaluated the installation of new equipment or processes in area of responsibility.
  • Analyzed, proposed and implemented projects to support asset modification, maintenance or new equipment acquisition.
  • Oversee prototyping to implement new products onto manufacturing line and developed new equipment tooling.
  • Worked closely with manufacturing engineering to integrate new equipment and processes to production floor.
  • Represented manufacturing during various facility expansions projects including new equipment purchases and implementation.
  • Created capital budgets, prepared financial justifications and managed installation of new equipment.
  • Provided manufacturing input into integration and validation of new equipment and processes.
  • Research new equipment and produce ROI analysis for determination of justification.
  • Evaluated and implemented new equipment to reduce frequency of ergonomic injuries.
  • Design new equipment/tools with Mechanical Engineers for mechanical assembly builds.
  • Purchased much needed new equipment and negotiated pay-raise for operators.
  • Managed facility maintenance including new equipment installation.
  • Implemented new equipment and process evaluation processes.
  • Managed several new equipment installations.
  • Researched and provided cost justification for new equipment purchases: EDM, hard milling, vision systems, RJG, etc.
  • Interview, hire, mentor, lead, train and evaluate 25-30 inventory and manufacturing personnel on new equipment and processes.
  • Reviewed and recommend all new equipment, machinery, tooling, manpower and materials necessary to manufacture a new product line.
  • Implemented new product line that included purchasing new equipment and revisions to plant layout design, increasing sales $3M.
  • Led demolition of previous equipment as well as complete on-site prep and installation of new equipment / infrastructure.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Manufacturing Manager

Safety Program13.8%
Production Supervisors13%
Production Schedules10.4%
On-Time Delivery8.9%
Process Improvement8.3%
Cost Savings5.1%
New Product Development4.9%
Customer Service4.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Manufacturing Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Safety Program
Safety Program
10.3%
10.3%
2
2
Production Supervisors
Production Supervisors
9.7%
9.7%
3
3
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
7.7%
7.7%
4
4
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
6.7%
6.7%
5
5
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
6.2%
6.2%
6
6
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
New Product Development
New Product Development
3.7%
3.7%
8
8
Customer Service
Customer Service
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Kaizen
Kaizen
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Sigma
Sigma
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Product Quality
Product Quality
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
CNC
CNC
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Logistics
Logistics
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Osha
Osha
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Human Resources
Human Resources
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Project Management
Project Management
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
FDA
FDA
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Kanban
Kanban
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Production Operations
Production Operations
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Production Control
Production Control
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
MRP
MRP
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1%
1%
26
26
R
R
1%
1%
27
27
Production Process
Production Process
1%
1%
28
28
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1%
1%
29
29
ERP
ERP
1%
1%
30
30
Production Planning
Production Planning
1%
1%
31
31
Production Goals
Production Goals
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
JIT
JIT
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
WIP
WIP
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
KPI
KPI
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Value Stream
Value Stream
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
High Volume
High Volume
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Capital Equipment
Capital Equipment
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Process Control
Process Control
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
QA
QA
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
OEM
OEM
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Corrective Action
Corrective Action
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
GMP
GMP
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Business Units
Business Units
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Production Activities
Production Activities
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
New Equipment
New Equipment
0.6%
0.6%

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