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Top 50 Material Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Material Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Material Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.7% of Material Manager resumes contained Supply Chain as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Material Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Material Manager

1. Supply Chain
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Here's how Supply Chain is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Formulated strategic initiatives across engineering, global supply chain and manufacturing to improve cost-competitiveness of new and existing products.
  • Conducted supply chain education seminars with entire customer base to upgrade their supply chain management capabilities.
  • Developed and implemented contract manufacturing and supply chain strategy for a medical device start-up.
  • Provide support to supply chain leadership; serve as a resource to enhance revenue, achieve optimal utilization and reduce costs.
  • Developed supply chain transition plan which included risk analyze to medicate customer impact due to the move.
  • Balanced On-Time Delivery, inventory turns and operating costs by developing a responsive, agile supply chain.
  • Implemented aggressive hands on training for Accountable Officers to reinforce their knowledge of supply chain management.
  • Supply Chain Manage a complex logistics network of feeding, supplying and twin plants.
  • Joined established company with product in field and managed all aspects of supply chain.
  • Lead and participate in regional supply chain meetings as San Carlos Surgery Center ambassador.
  • Introduced Supply Chain practices, cellular, and lean manufacturing principles and practices.
  • Achieved $267K in savings though competitive bid and Supply Chain developments.
  • Reported to the VP of Supply Chain at corporate headquarters.
  • Managed Total Supply Chain organization for the Industrial Products Group.
  • Developed local supply chain to reduce dependency on DRP center.
  • Managed supply chain and product data control management functions.
  • Directed materials procurement, production planning and supply chain logistics.
  • Awarded a Manager's Award for the successful supply chain execution of the 2011 Cooking Cr me new product launch.
  • Managed complete Supply Chain for the Mesa Greenlee facility.
  • Manage customer communication and supply chain processes to ensure optimal customer service standards are met.

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2. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Supervised and coordinated inventory control and order entry functions to ensure accurate data.
  • Maintain inventory control; ensure accuracy of data in purchasing computer system.
  • Supervised eight inventory planning and inventory control personnel.
  • Managed 10 people in the Purchasing, Shipping, Receiving, Planning and Inventory control areas of a manufacturing facility.
  • Mechanized the Production Scheduling and Inventory Control System with a team of Production Planners utilizing Engineering Bills of Materials.
  • Implemented a computerized inventory control system that supports Receiving, Production Control, Purchasing, and Shipping.
  • Maintained inventory control (Production inventories, MRO, In-process, and Finished goods inventories).
  • Directed all functions of Inventory Control and Planning, with Production planning and Scheduling.
  • Recruited, developed and managed team of three Planners and two Inventory Control Coordinators.
  • Managed, receiving, inventory control, storage, and distribution, traffic.
  • Coordinated the introduction of RF Bar-coding System for Inventory Control and Production reporting.
  • Directed all of Production and Inventory Control at our Chicago facility.
  • Inventory Control (including Cycle Count to World Class) 4.
  • Supervised all warehouse, inventory control, receiving and operation employees.
  • Moved To Inventory Control Manager in 1998.
  • Inventory Control, Shop Drawings, Sales Support
  • Manage inventory control procedures based on specfic production milestones.
  • Maintained effective inventory control using Dockmaster software.
  • Inventory control, Shipping and receiving Over Shipping and receiving department, ordering material, Computer entry and vendors communication.
  • Inventory Control 12/94 - 11/95 Responsible for monthly physical inventory counts and processing cycle count transactions.

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3. On-Time Delivery
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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Monitor and reconcile monthly on-time delivery performance of sub-contractors in coordination with ISO 9001 Quality Systems Procedures
  • Performed root-cause analysis for problems affecting the on-time delivery of products to customers.
  • Created and implemented outsource supplier on-time delivery system and production efficiency reports.
  • Set and achieved material On-time delivery goals to support Manufacturing.
  • Interfaced with Customers to provide optimum customer on-time delivery.
  • Directed vendors and carriers for effective on-time delivery.
  • Reduced critical component stock-outs by 80% by developing an Inventory Cycle Count Program, resulting in improved customer on-time delivery.
  • Program manager for largest customer (60% of sales), ensuring on-time delivery of product at 99.9%.
  • Designed scheduling systems for in house welding and molding groups to improve on-time delivery from 55% to 97%.
  • Improved On-Time Delivery from 37% to over 75% within first year of managing the materials group.
  • Track and manage all inbound freight from vendors, making sure to get best value and on-time delivery.
  • Improved supplier on-time delivery from 84% to 94% by creating tracking and reporting database tools.
  • Improved customer on-time delivery performance from 83% in 2003 to 99.7% in 2004.
  • Initiated S&OP, master production scheduling, increasing on-time delivery by 35%.
  • Tracked supplier performance measures such as quality, on-time delivery, & purchase price variance.
  • Boosted on-time delivery performance ratings from 95% to 99% for GE products.
  • Increased supplier On-Time Delivery performance from 45% to 95% in 4 months.
  • Manage resource to achieve 100% on-time delivery in a cost effective manner.
  • Increased vendor on-time delivery 10% and reduced average lead-time five days.
  • Improved on-time delivery to promise to 98% in 2001.

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4. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Utilized company software to manage inventory and raw materials.
  • Implemented indexed purchasing contracts for raw materials.
  • Streamlined operations by moving all raw materials from home production facilities to Warehouse / Distribution Center for kitting and staging.
  • Schedule and coordinate the delivery of raw materials, the shipping of finished goods, and transportation for both.
  • Led the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement of all GMP raw materials and components for clinical and commercial manufacturing.
  • Reduced on hand raw materials from as much as 30 days on hand to 2 days on hand.
  • Remain informed of industry trends in raw materials and supply techniques and procedures to assist with future planning.
  • Designed warehouse stock out program to better track production materials from raw materials to finished product.
  • Maintained control of raw materials and bulk inventory to minimize obsolete and expired lots.
  • Reduced transportation cost by approximately $32,000 annually for shipments of primary raw materials.
  • Sourced and coordinated raw materials to 23 new products in a 2 year period.
  • Performed quality audits of inbound raw materials, as well as inventory count.
  • Purchased raw materials, managed production line, packaging and shipment of products.
  • Purchased all raw materials, tools, parts and accessories for production needs.
  • Managed the procurement of $18 million of raw materials and components.
  • Controlled the levels of raw materials, supplies and finished products.
  • Facilitate the purchasing of all raw materials and plant supplies.
  • Receipt of Raw Materials and RMA 3.
  • Purchased all Raw Materials and Packaging Materials.
  • Subcontract principal point-of-contact with customer contracting personnel Scheduled and procured raw materials and support items.

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5. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Calculate cost savings, with the concept of a balanced supply of inventory based on current production usage.
  • Worked in a cross-functional team environment and manage supplier performance which resulted in cost savings and avoidance.
  • Contributed to overall energy cost savings of 30% by optimizing the HVAC operations and efficiency.
  • Initiated material cost savings program which provided over $1.1M in a period of two years.
  • Design and lead productivity and cost savings projects in both the plant and the warehouse.
  • Negotiated $480,000 in annual cost savings with vendor for paper needed for production.
  • Project Manager for new supplier accountability initiative resulting in $500K annual cost savings.
  • Key Accomplishments: * Averaged $20k in monthly material cost savings.
  • Resulted in annualized fixed cost savings of $21.6 million.
  • Promoted $2.6M cost savings with long-term vendor negotiations.
  • Secured expedited freight cost savings of $245,000.
  • Maintained cost savings through price negotiation with suppliers.
  • Identify potential cost savings and issue purchase orders.
  • Cost Savings Developed and exceeded goals.
  • Achieved $55M in cost savings from a goal of $40M.
  • Led teams in cost savings of $1.08 million in one year.
  • Collaborated on multiple project management initiatives, utilizing 5S to improve organizational efficiencies and cost savings strategies.
  • Developed and implemented a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program preventing line shut down and significant cost savings.
  • Implemented $1,000,000 Coffing Hoist material cost savings as part of Columbus McKinnon's purchasing council team.
  • Awarded plant cost savings control thru parts lost control 1979

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6. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Managed all inventory and logistics functions for prosthetic devices including quality assurance procedures, purchasing, and inventory consignment strategies.
  • Validated all logistics transfers, directive transfers and the disposal of outdated miscellaneous equipment.
  • Managed logistics and distribution functions to optimize service and value proposition.
  • Synchronized all transportation and logistics procedures for incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Supervised and trained to organizational standards 20 logistics specialist.
  • Managed inventory planning and control in Logistics Division.
  • Managed department of up to 18 direct and indirect reports in Purchasing, Planning/Scheduling, Logistics, and Pricing Specialists.
  • Directed logistics material flow, flow design, inbound/outbound shipments, warehouse and transfers between facilities.
  • Set up logistics for east coast suppliers until a qualified supply base could be established.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  • Managed the logistics of incoming stock and the delivery of materials to designated locations.
  • Cost Management Developed logistics initiatives with overall transportation cost more than $1.3M.
  • Staff level manager responsible for scheduling, purchasing, customer service and logistics.
  • Reduced contract warehousing and logistics costs by 75 percent over four years.
  • Negotiate annual steel, outside services & logistics contracts.
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
  • Supervised a 6 member Logistics team.
  • Manage all logistics activities for company serving optical/biomedical developments research organizations.
  • Led materials and logistics teams in planning and execution of new facility startup.
  • Improved communication between Production and Customers Improved inventory control documentation Streamlined logistics process between two manufacturing plants

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7. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Tracked and maintained inventory levels, purchase orders and vendor order history information.
  • Managed purchasing activities including the processing of domestic purchase orders utilizing SAP.
  • Scheduled production at Kerry co-packers, tolling/fulfillment purchase orders, and logistics between co-packers and Kerry warehouses in the United States.
  • Review all purchase orders, contracts, proposals/bids and recommend changes to clauses and follow completion of contract through all stages.
  • Type capital business requests, purchase orders, enter receiving reports/invoices, follow-up on open purchase orders and vendor discrepancies.
  • Implemented first process for managing open purchase orders and reduced past due PO's by 75%.
  • Prepared purchase orders daily, received inventory and worked closely with AP and billing at the CBO.
  • Issued Purchase Orders numbers to all vendors Placed orders for all DME for the facility.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders for Supplies, Equipment and other purchases that pertain to the clinic.
  • Source, create, process, confirm and follow up purchase orders, and quotes.
  • Apply competitive bidding practices for purchase orders and contracts per the University policy.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee Creation and Maintenance of Sales Orders and Purchase Orders.
  • Place Purchase orders and follows up on orders placed.
  • Reduced overdue purchase orders by 94%.
  • Negotiated all vendor contracts and purchase orders.
  • Place all purchase orders for plant.
  • Reviewed and approved all purchase orders.
  • Analyze Requests For Quotes (RFQs), issue Purchase Orders and manage vendor performance.
  • Create Purchase Orders Send Purchase Orders out to vendors Schedule material Expedite material Work closely with Quoting Specialist to obtain best pricing

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8. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Manage all aspects on-site customer service coupled with revenue recognition using sound business acumen.
  • Worked with Customer Service to determine legitimate consumer returns.
  • Decreased the Customer Service head count by 25%, decreasing errors by 15% and decreasing overtime by 50%.
  • Set up the first consignment program with a Taiwan manufacturer, increasing customer service and lowering inventory by $400,000.
  • Trained the customer service staff to improve the Ford and GM service rating performance comparable to the location in Kentucky.
  • Work in partnership with the Cream Cheese business team to manage productivity, inventory, cash flow and customer service.
  • Staff includes the plant scheduler, customer service, materials coordinator, shipping area manager and the shipping dept.
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
  • Led extended value stream event with key customer improving customer service from 88.9% to 96.7%.
  • Create and maintain a sales culture, ensuring all employees drive sales through WOW customer service.
  • Assist production and customer service for all ASN and electronic transactions, maintain 5S program.
  • Supported 30% increase in sales in 2004 with no drop in customer service.
  • Supervised purchasing, accounts receivable, customer service, shipping/receiving and material handling employees.
  • Managed and directed customer service department, management of 5 people.
  • Oversee shipping, receiving, and customer service management team.
  • Assist production, customer service and other departments as needed.
  • Maintain high Standards of our Customer Service relationship.
  • Improved Customer Service satisfaction to request date 12% due to implementation of Heijunka Boards and supermarkets.
  • Award winning customer service skills that supported sales activities.
  • Managed a world wide inventory of $4+ million while controlling and monitoring the sales and customer service forecasts.

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9. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Initialized first-generation MRP system, developed required functionality, and established item costs and lead times.
  • Managed business towards minimum inventory levels through introduction of MRP software.
  • Maintained manufacturing schedule to ensure MRP accuracy.
  • Performed materials/production planning and scheduling processes utilizing Excel/Access Database and acted as Team Leader for Oracle 11 MRP II system implementation.
  • Involved in the implementation of a totally integrated computer network system for handling MRP, inventory and the general ledger.
  • Complete involvement in the implementation of SSA (BPCS) MRP II from purchasing to into its final stages.
  • Planned delivery and inventory of raw metal stock and other supplies using Materials Resource Planning (MRP).
  • Utilized MRP and JIT techniques to reduced inventory and improve shipment on time by reducing cycle time.
  • Identified commonly used parts and established safety stock levels with reorder trigger points in MRP system.
  • Administered materials department functions in ERP/MRP (QAD) installations, upgrades, and enhancements.
  • Implemented preventive corrective actions to improve MRP effectiveness, and scheduling of labor and machines.
  • Manage and maintain accurate and timely system transactions to ensure well and successful MRP runs.
  • Converted purchasing and planning functions from manual mode to computer driven MRP system.
  • Manage the MRP system activities and stocking parameters.
  • Created computer requisition system from MRP system.
  • Loaded ERP with part numbers and BOMs allowing MRP to identify and report daily purchasing signals for newly acquired product.
  • Developed and implemented purchasing KPIs to track MRP execution, supplier and buyer performance and OTD.
  • Inventory / Production Planner Lead member of corporate team implementing MRP and standardizing planning procedures.
  • Utilized, ran and validated MRP (Syteline System) weekly reports.
  • directed migration to MRPII system & Warehouse Requirements.

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10. Production Schedules
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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Purchased all materials for successful operation of the company including necessary materials to support production schedules and daily business activities.
  • Processed customer purchase orders, scheduled material, generated purchase orders, and established production schedules as Program Manager/Team Lead.
  • Monitored inventory, developed production schedules and purchased direct and indirect materials for the production of bottled wine.
  • Schedule packaging material and accessories for all facilities to comply with individual production schedules.
  • Consulted with production personnel to resolve problems affecting production schedules.
  • Supervised production schedules, production quality and on time delivery.
  • Develop daily / weekly production schedules for Tier 1 supplier to General Motors, Ford, and Saturn assembly plants.
  • Lead the procurement and planning team responsible for coordinating incoming raw material and production schedules to meet worldwide demand.
  • Developed policies and procedures to utilize customer forecasts to direct production schedules and cross-dock shipments to VDO Brussels.
  • Coordinate purchasing with buyers and maintain Information System s master files related to production schedules and materials management.
  • Revise production schedules to accommodate design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions.
  • Interfaced with Account Managers and Purchasing Agents to verify critical materials prior to issuing production schedules.
  • Reported and maintained all production schedules to the Director of Operations on a weekly basis.
  • Ensured planning, purchasing and product delivery per NPI and Production schedules.
  • Control inventories to meet production schedules and corporate financial goals.
  • Ensured supply met the demand of the production schedules.
  • Worked with Production Planners to set production schedules.
  • Plan and establish production schedules.
  • Designed efficient production schedules for intercompany and in-house production.
  • Evaluated production schedules and progress reports from suppliers to determine if their programs and work progress met jobsite requirements.

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11. Inventory Accuracy
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Here's how Inventory Accuracy is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Achieved significant improvements in Warehouse metrics like inventory accuracy, space utilization, cost control and labor productivity.
  • Recognized by both corporate and in-house leadership for attaining targeted inventory accuracy levels.
  • Conduct quarterly physical inventory events resulting in 98% inventory accuracy.
  • Work special projects centered on inventory reduction and inventory accuracy.
  • Included Facility Move & Improving Inventory Accuracy & Supplier reliability.
  • Increase inventory accuracy by establishing cycle counts procedures.
  • Implemented cycle counting rather than physical inventory controls and increased inventory accuracy from 76% to 98%.
  • Increased inventory accuracy from 52% to 99.3% and availability rate from 72% to 95%.
  • Reduced premium freight from $50,000.00 to $2,500.00 a month correcting inventory accuracy in cycle counts.
  • Increased inventory accuracy to >95% on over $7 million in inventory.
  • Increased Inventory accuracy by 25% by developing a new automotive scanning program.
  • Implemented a Cycle Count program that resulted in inventory accuracy exceeding 95%.
  • Improved inventory accuracy from 85 to 97% by instituting proper inventory practices.
  • Executed cycle count process resulting in improved inventory accuracy near 100%.
  • Improved inventory accuracy by 20% in both on-site and remote warehouse.
  • Pushed cycle count program to achieve 99.95% monthly inventory accuracy.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy to 98% for all commercial material.
  • Inventory accuracy, Cycle Counts and Physical Inventory.
  • Inventory accuracy consistently at 95%+.
  • Implemented cycle count system using Mapics software resulting in inventory accuracy improving from 70% to 95% accuracy.

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12. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Ensured all corporate logistics procedures and inventory management was handled in an accurate and timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Facilitated seamless inventory management processes from initial vendor and supplier negotiations to contract oversight and final delivery of manufactured products.
  • Led inbound operations, outbound operations and production control to ensure comprehensive inventory management for production needs.
  • Implemented bar-code radio-frequency inventory management system allowing shorter lead times and stable inventory management.
  • Achieved best in class inventory management & control compared to Intel peer organizations
  • Supervised inventory management, storage, cataloging, and property utilization.
  • Managed Procurement, Scheduling, Inventory Management, Warehouse and Facilities.
  • Coordinated the inventory management and purchasing of required materials.
  • Inventory management and Production scheduling.
  • Inventory Management Partnered with Finance to reduce scrap by over 90% and to reduce excess inventory by 62%.
  • Improved inventory management methods, turning a 9% negative inventory variance to 8% positive variance.
  • Moved from push to pull order and inventory management system, and dramatically improved performance.
  • Experience and knowledge of MRP systems, inventory management, and quality systems.
  • Improved inventory management processes and reduced inventory by 35% in six months.
  • Created Inventory Management System to ensure par levels were followed strictly.
  • Led the Purchasing, Inventory Management/Receiving and Master Data teams.
  • Inventory management, storage, distribution shipping and receiving.
  • Point of use inventory management.
  • Implemented Division inventory management reporting procedures helping increasing turns from 37.2 to 60.5.
  • Inventory Management Inbound/Outbound Scheduling Purchasing Assistant/Expediter Shipping/ Receiving Quality Control Auditing Maintenance Customer Service Data Entry Document Processing Assembly

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13. ERP
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Here's how ERP is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Maintained 99% perpetual inventory accuracy, allowing for the elimination of costly year-end physical inventory.
  • Maintained interpersonal skills while remaining mindful of individual and cultural differences when interacting with others.
  • Strengthened skills in leadership, team development and interpretation of work scopes/BOM specifications.
  • Led ground-up implementation of a fully-integrated ERP system utilizing Data 3 software.
  • Maintained all activity within these organizations in the Visual Manufacturing ERP system.
  • Direct involvement with sales to interpret fabrication drawings.
  • Developed MRP reports for the ERP system to help with increased inventory turns, E&O and increased buy logic.
  • Created and maintained MS Access graphical user interface for daily operations to overcome deficiencies in the current ERP system.
  • Implemented new ERP system with no downtime despite all other company plants experiencing significant downtime after going live.
  • Assist in set-up and integration of company ERP system, procedures and processes.
  • Train co-workers in all departments on ERP and MRP software and company procedures.
  • Created and executed product data management utilizing Agile PDM and Oracle ERP.
  • Developed the forecast model for uploading into the ERP system.
  • Implemented ERP system and trained users on Inventory module.
  • Created operations department and coordinated implementation of Baan ERP system for automobile accessory company.
  • Improved utilization of the ERP system * Introduced the site to electronic Kanban as a short interval scheduling process.
  • Managed product transitions to Singapore and Poland improving interplant OTD by over 35%.
  • Key contributions: Led Oracle 11i ERP system implementation.
  • Implemented reorder-point planning for 1200 SKUs using ERP.
  • Sourced and implemented "NCR IMCS II" ERP system.

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14. Materials Management
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Here's how Materials Management is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Established a firm foundation and professional approach to purchasing and materials management by hiring new personnel and mentoring existing personnel.
  • Established objectives and strategies for materials management in support of University of Maryland, Baltimore Professional School System objectives.
  • Developed materials management database for transition of information from new product development group to manufacturing team.
  • Participate and drive internal PULL implementation activities and drive accountability within materials management.
  • Implement a coordinated materials management approach to procurement and inventory.
  • Recruited to develop the plant logistics and materials management organization.
  • Reported to Vice President of Materials Management.
  • Provided Materials Management functional leadership for all non-US manufacturing facilities in Truck Group ($1.3B of $4.2B business).
  • Team leader for Materials Management for system wide consulting and restructuring engagements, including Hunter Group and J&J
  • Implemented an MRP11 system, developed materials management procedures so that there were standard processes.
  • Planned, controlled, and coordinated activities concerned with all aspects of Materials Management.
  • Implemented MS9000 Materials Management Manual (policies, procedures and operating instructions).
  • Updated and created new ISA 9000 procedures for the Materials Management Department.
  • Prepared the Materials Management forecast staffing plan for project close out.
  • Developed and implemented jobsite materials management procedures for procurement, logistics/transportation and warehousing.
  • Developed and implemented materials management strategies and operational plans.
  • Implemented a materials management system.
  • Create a materials management plan to ensure raw materials arrive in time to meet production deadlines.
  • Service Contract) Oversee site Third Party Contract Manufacturing and Materials Management.
  • Lead the Danaher Business Systems integration for supply chain and materials management after Danaher acquired Accu-sort Systems.

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15. Annual Physical Inventory
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Here's how Annual Physical Inventory is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Partnered with accounting to secure approval to eliminate annual physical inventory, given reliable and consistent results from newly implemented procedure.
  • Ensured material availability through cycle counts and managing the annual physical inventory process.
  • Lead responsibility for coordination and implementation of annual physical inventory at both facilities.
  • Eliminated annual physical inventory in favor of an enhanced cycle counting program.
  • Provide an annual physical inventory of equipment and materials.
  • Performed bi-annual physical inventory, maintained perpetual inventory.
  • Coordinated annual Physical Inventory and reconciliation process.
  • Complete responsibility for annual physical inventory.
  • Conducted the annual physical inventory.
  • Achieved less than 0.1% variance during annual physical inventory of $1.7 million of raw material.
  • Developed JIT programs for all overseas materials and finished goods, Responsible for the annual physical inventory.
  • Improved inventory accuracy from 65% to 98% in 3 months eliminating the annual physical inventory.
  • Created a cycle counting method that eventually eliminated the need to have an annual physical inventory.
  • Achieved annual physical inventory exemption from Corporate through cycle count program.
  • Coordinate and manages daily physical cycle counts and annual physical inventory.
  • Coordinated a successful annual physical inventory - 98 % accuracy.
  • Planned, organized and directed the annual physical inventory.
  • Directed annual Physical Inventory with 99% accuracy.
  • Implemented 100% scanning of bi-annual physical inventory.
  • Created aggressive cycle count program, producing 99.9% accuracy rate for Price Waterhouse Annual Physical Inventory Audit.

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Here's how ISO is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Direct reports: Purchasing Supervisor, Warehouse/Inventory Control Supervisor, Production Control/Customer Service Supervisor, Customs Supervisor, and Shipping Supervisor.
  • Managed all warehousing of Raw Materials and Work in Process components utilizing supervisors on several shifts.
  • Directed the warehouse supervisors in complying with quality assurance, environmental compliance and product safety.
  • Directed implementation of ISO9000 requirements, resulting in successful certification within nine months.
  • Provided extensive training, guidance and mentoring to inexperienced supervisors.
  • Participate on ISO9000-2000 certification process.
  • Developed all material Quality Procedures and Quality Instructions that allowed department to be ISO 9000 certified.
  • Assisted in maintaining ISO certification, compliance to the QSR while implementing departmental procedures.
  • Facilitated introduction of Oracle Manufacturing Control System as well as ISO 9002 and 14001.
  • Processed multiple miscellaneous Design Change Orders in order to guarantee FDA and ISO compliance.
  • Work with quality department to resolve supplier performance issues and maintain ISO compliance.
  • Managed the Warehouse Supervisor, Shipping/Receiving Supervisor, Purchasing and a clerk.
  • Led Purchasing and Production Control departments to achieve ISO 9002 certification.
  • Supervised the compliance of procedures according to ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Served as customer liaison for Nissan Forklift of North America.
  • Aided in conducting the ISO audit.
  • Guided firm through three successful GMP and ISO 9000 audits, achieving zero non-conformances.
  • Direct 23 Distribution Techs, 1 Pyxis Coordinator, and 2 Materials Supervisors.
  • Managed 1 supervisor and 50 people) On the physical inventories achieved $30,000 discrepancies.
  • Process and expedite purchase orders Maintain pricing and part numbers Process warranty claims Maintain ISO procedures Process weekly inventory

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Here's how Kanban is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Managed inventory levels, turns, stocking and storage, shrink reduction, KANBAN System, cash flow and delivery.
  • Implemented a two-bin Kanban system that eliminated the kitting process completely.
  • Establish replenishment strategy and Kanban for electronic sub-assemblies and publications.
  • Implemented Kanban pull systems through manufacturing and inter-company plants.
  • Established kanban system for all packaging materials in Mexicali.
  • Designed the initial Kanban program for cellular manufacturing.
  • Implemented Kanban system for all internally-produced raw materials.
  • Designed and implemented kanban inventory replenishment program.
  • Introduced Kanban system of inventory practices.
  • Subject matter expert in lean manufacturing scheduling, sequencing, lean implementation, Kanban, inventory control, and material flow.
  • Work with Marketing, Sales, and Production to evolve Kanban Agreements to meet with product change.
  • Organize and maintain alternative approaches such as Kanban, JIT, blanket orders and special contracts.
  • Extended the Kanban concept of pull systems to key suppliers in the Supply Chain.
  • Implemented a two-bin Kanban system that reduced the packaging inventory by 20%.
  • Transitioned Molding Area to a Kanban method eliminating the need for work orders.
  • Organized and Kanban weekly inventory items such as shipping materials.
  • Implemented a Kanban system with suppliers on high value material.
  • Instituted JIT, just in time and Kanban processes.
  • Reduced inventory 15% through redefining purchasing policy and implementation of electronic supplier kanban's (Ultriva).
  • Direct Procurement and Quoting Depts Installed VMI consolidating Vendor Base - converted 40% inventory to Consigned/Bond/KanBan programs.

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18. Production Planning
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Here's how Production Planning is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Cross-trained stockroom associates with the Shipping/Receiving department associates and the Expediting department associates with the Production Planning associates.
  • Optimized technologies to improve consistency and accuracy of production planning, inventory management and service delivery.
  • Implemented the first automated production planning process utilizing the business software.
  • Managed production planning, forecasting, warehousing and inventory control functions for domestic / international sales with a staff of 12.
  • Manage materials and production planning parameters (days of supply, safety stock, reorder points, ABC codes).
  • Devised new Standard Operating Procedures for purchasing, materials planning, production planning and warehouse activities in this union environment.
  • Managed inventory control, which included regular cycle counts on raw materials for production planning as well as finished goods.
  • Handled purchasing, production planning, inventory control, scheduling, shipping and receiving for all three shifts.
  • Directed staff of 24 in orchestrating production planning, inventory control, warehousing, and distribution operations.
  • Led 18 person materials group responsible for inventory, purchasing, production planning and logistics.
  • Re-engineered the production planning cycle achieving a reduction of 75% in a year.
  • Managed Purchasing, Production Planning, Inventory Control, Stores, Shipping and Receiving.
  • Managed a staff of 18 including production planning, purchasing, and warehousing.
  • Improved Production planning process to provide demand visibility for next six weeks.
  • Led operations to drive production planning for 4 product groups.
  • Directed production planning, scheduling, inventory control and shipping.
  • Handled purchasing, production planning, distribution and data processing.
  • Conducted Production Planning for two sites.
  • Directed purchasing and production planning staff.
  • Forecasted intra-company procurement needs in coordination with production planning, utilizing the appropriate material requirements planning systems/programs.

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19. Production Control
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Here's how Production Control is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Designed and implemented communication structure between production control and sales that resulted in reduced out of stocks and increased communication flow.
  • Managed Purchasing, Production Control Planning, Project Management and Warehouse/ Distribution, in a contract manufacturing environment.
  • Supervised and worked along with material/production control, stock/warehouse, shipping and receiving and outside expediting.
  • Developed/created and implemented Moses Lake production control system which substantially improved customer delivery response rates.
  • Revamped production control reporting and tracking to improve on line visibility and manual redundancies.
  • Provided open order requirements to a production control planner to execute.
  • Developed and implemented warehousing and production control and MRO purchasing procedures.
  • Interfaced with engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, production control, quality and logistics personnel to support on time delivery performance.
  • Managed 37 direct reports - Senior Buyer, Buyers, Production Control Supervisor, Schedulers, Shipping, and Receiving.
  • Managed 3 salary and 15 hourly in production control, purchasing, shipping, receiving, IT and inventory control.
  • Led and supervised a Buyer, a production controller, a contract manufacturing coordinator and an NPI coordinator.
  • Managed 10 salary and 25 hourly in production control, purchasing, shipping, receiving and inventory control.
  • Managed activities of 45 direct reports in the Purchasing, Materials, and Production Control departments.
  • Managed Production Control, Master Scheduler, Documentation/ECO repair service, and logistics.
  • Managed departments of: Receiving, Scheduling, Inventory and Production Control.
  • Established confidence and control of stores area and production control.
  • Directed master scheduling, production control and materials planning groups.
  • Implement lean technologies.Direct responsibility for Production control of Avionics, Digital and Analog product lines.
  • Managed purchasing duties, material receipt and inventory Managed shop routers and production control
  • Oversee Production Control & Logistics Champion 5s standards Vital leader of the Health and Safety Committee.

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20. Process Improvement
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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Review and analyze inventory levels, create and implement process improvements to reduce and eliminate slow moving and/or obsolete inventory levels.
  • Attend and lead tier accountability meetings and participate by identifying, evaluating, recommending and implementing continual process improvements.
  • Planned and executed facility layout changes that supported business growth and manufacturing process improvement goals.
  • Managed strategic business relationships with critical suppliers in support of Miller process improvement objectives.
  • Established project-management system and formulated ongoing plans for new offerings and continual process improvements.
  • Led the development of process improvements within entire facility across multiple departments.
  • Managed and developed Rapid Improvement teams formed to promote continuous process improvements.
  • Implemented various operational process improvements to drive efficiency and cost reductions.
  • Maintained high service levels while enhancing continuous process improvements.
  • Initiated Lean initiatives, implementing process improvements across departments.
  • Evaluate and determine process improvements and customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and update graphs to measure supplier performance, cycle count activity/accuracy, and continuous process improvement using Lean techniques.
  • Created a database to track part shortages and collect root cause analysis for process improvement through Pareto analysis.
  • Worked closely with machined part suppliers to improve their quality through internal process improvement and controls.
  • Reduced labor force for departments by 50% while eliminated overtime expense with process improvements.
  • Identify and Lead global process improvement activities leading to improved Supply Chain metrics.
  • Manage inventory levels and reduce the billing process through continuous process improvements.
  • Drive process improvements and enhancements to fully utilize the ERP system.
  • Reduced inventories by 20% through process improvements.
  • Performed root cause analysis of backorders to focus and drive process improvement.

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21. JIT
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Here's how JIT is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Increased inventory turns from an average of 4 to 7 annually to over 31 with the implementation of JIT planning techniques.
  • Developed scheduling interfaces which analyzed production needs and reloaded equipment schedules, set-up warehouse and docks to better utilize JIT.
  • Established an off-site warehouse & created process to move material in & out in support of JIT manufacturing.
  • Introduced a JIT supplier scheduling program, reducing inventory, and increasing inventory turns from 42 to 89.
  • Improved inventory turns from 7 to 35 and restructured vendor base with Just-in-Time (JIT) program.
  • Monitor production flow to adhere to JIT delivery concerning key components needed on the production floor.
  • Coordinate the JIT delivery of Commodity items with 6 Corporate Buyers and 2 Regional Buyers.
  • Work with GM schedulers to maintain optimum load capacities for JIT / Sequenced production.
  • Implement principles of JIT delivery, Lean Manufacturing, and 5-S Methodology.
  • Manage 19 hourly employees in a 20 hour per day JIT environment.
  • Implemented a JIT program to keep stock dollar at a minimum.
  • Reduced inventory by $4 million using DFT and JIT principles.
  • Purchased $40,000,000 in production material in a JIT environment.
  • Reduced plant inventory $2 million by using JIT principles.
  • Trained personnel in JIT and cell production philosophies.
  • Negotiated annual and semi-annual JIT and Consignment contacts.
  • Established first B&D JIT materials program: Lead time reduction 50%, Inventory turns from 3.6 to 40.7
  • Implemented lean inventory strategy - VMI, JIT, Supplier KPIs.
  • Negotiated contracts and agreements to have vendors supplying material on a "Just In Time" (JIT) basis.
  • Assisted in the implementation of "Kitless Production" (JIT) style of manufacturing.

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22. Direct Reports
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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Direct reports include materials coordinator, buyer, materials supervisor, shipping/receiving supervisor.
  • Managed, mentored and coached a staff of 25 through 3 supervisors and 4 direct reports.
  • Direct reports included 2 management employees and 1 hourly employee along with 15 indirect reports.
  • Lead the development, accountability, goal setting, and performance of direct reports.
  • Manage, develop and mentor 7 direct reports, setting goals and expectations.
  • Managed, mentored, and reviewed staff of 32 with 6 direct reports.
  • Managed, coached, and reviewed staff of 24 with 9 direct reports.
  • Managed and motivated four direct reports (buyers, stockroom personnel).
  • Supervised 6 direct reports and a department of 13 procurement professionals.
  • Manage Responsibilities Responsible for the performance of all direct reports.
  • Developed and deployed a 360-degree review system for direct reports.
  • Manage 26 direct reports and total organization of 84 people.
  • Supervised 4 direct reports and a staff of 10.
  • Manage 12 direct reports and total staffing of 22.
  • Staff included 5 direct and 14 indirect reports.
  • Direct reports were 2 supervisors and 6 clerks.
  • Direct reports 5; total reports 45.
  • Conduct performance reviews for 4 direct reports.
  • Performed yearly reviews for all direct reports.
  • Manage (3) direct reports, who supervise (7) non-union and (55) bargaining unit employees.

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23. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Managed all incoming domestic and overseas products including MRO and consignment materials.
  • Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, all MRO purchases, departmental quality improvement, reduce lead times and improved efficiency.
  • Supervised 6 persons in the Materials group responsible for duties ranging from material handling to expediting to plant MRO buying.
  • Managed all materials functions, including Shipping, Receiving, Production Scheduling, MRO Purchasing, and Inventory Control.
  • Managed the procurement of all direct, indirect, MRO and capital for the Energy Chemicals division.
  • Set up and implemented process controls for MRO spending, stating an integrator to manage it.
  • Freed operators from Tool Cage admin duties by implementing an automated purchasing system for MRO.
  • Averaged a 2 to 3% reduction of material and MRO costs per year.
  • Developed purchasing policies that reduced MRO expenses from $600K to $430K.
  • Managed and Issued purchase orders for tooling, purchased components & MRO items.
  • Purchased steel, corrugated cardboard, imported products, MRO, and lubricants.
  • Identify irregularities within DynMRO/DSI pertaining to receipt, storage, and issue.
  • Managed distribution and production scheduling, direct materials and MRO purchasing.
  • Review and adjust DynMRO records to reflect 100% transaction accuracy.
  • Directed all phases of manufacturing and MRO materials procurement.
  • Reduce MRO cost implementing feeding by Production order.
  • Manage purchasing activities of direct and MRO items.
  • Reduce MRO suppliers from 300 to 19, annual savings $8.5MM.
  • Steel, aluminum, and MRO supplies.
  • Helped re-engineer purchasing, raw material and MRO stores, finished goods warehousing and world-wide finished goods product distribution.

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24. Cycle Counts
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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Conduct cycle counts to identify variances between inventory reports and actual inventory.
  • Conducted quarterly cycle counts to verify accuracy of inventory for internal auditors.
  • Reduced inventory discrepancies from $50,000.00 to $2,000.00 a month with the implementation of cycle counts process.
  • Improved cycle counts, introduced more effective inventory controls, and strengthened relationships with key vendors and suppliers.
  • Track and report on key initiatives; including inventory expenditures, on-time shipments, and cycle counts.
  • Provide crucial point in lean manufacturing, as well as performing cycle counts and report regarding inventory.
  • Led inventory control team in performing cycle counts on 1K+ raw materials to ensure supply met demand.
  • Ordered all product, Inventory prep, cycle counts, ordering, and employees time cards.
  • Inventory adjustments (scrap, usage by non-flushing rework and cycle counts)
  • Performed monthly cycle counts to ensured accuracy of warehouse stock.
  • Implemented system generated cycle counts and had them performed daily.
  • Coordinate and perform cycle counts and resolve inventory variances.
  • Performed cycle counts, reconciled receiving/ accounts payable discrepancies.
  • Performed monthly cycle counts on high dollar value items.
  • Coordinate cycle counts and annual Inventory's.
  • Coordinated and conduct physical and cycle counts.
  • Assured daily cycle counts were performed.
  • Inventory Accuracy - Cycle Counts.
  • Assured cycle counts were conducted.
  • Inventory: Coordinated cycle counts for inventory with 99.5% accuracy.

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25. Supplier Relationships
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Here's how Supplier Relationships is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Managed on-time deliveries, supplier relationships and maintain material requirements and design changes.
  • Maintained supplier relationships while continuously improving part delivery, quality and cost.
  • Developed supplier relationships to ensure on time deliveries and quality materials.
  • Managed supplier relationships, including escalations and resolutions of supplier disputes.
  • Maintain strong supplier relationships along with contract management.
  • Developed new suppliers and promoted long-term supplier relationships.
  • Developed and managed supplier relationships.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships necessary to support production employing JIT, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and paperless office initiatives.
  • Work as a business partner with all other departments, locations, management to address opportunities and mange supplier relationships.
  • Reduced supplier base by 20% and consolidated purchases to reduce cost, improve supplier relationships, and improve quality.
  • Developed new supplier relationships for procuring non-inventory goods and services resulting in savings of 18% for critical items.
  • Act as both a risk manager and cost manager in the development and maintenance of strategic supplier relationships.
  • Provide annual volume forecasts for suppliers, allocate volume to selected suppliers, and manage supplier relationships.
  • Identified, evaluated and built multiple new vendor/supplier relationships providing cost savings ranging from 10-50%.
  • Manage supplier relationships in the US, Mexico, India, China and Europe.
  • Created new Vendor/Supplier relationships and served as interface between suppliers and GSDPG management.
  • Managed all aspects of supplier relationships, including indirect spend.
  • Controlled $1,000,000 annual spend and all corresponding supplier relationships.
  • Evaluated new vendors and maintained key supplier relationships to ensure continuous supply of highest quality goods at lowest prices.
  • Ordered [ ] of material weekly, Developed job orders, Maintained Supplier relationships with numerous distributers and direct manufacturers.

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26. Materials Department
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Here's how Materials Department is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Delivered immediate value in short-term role by establishing new systems and processes to bolster internal efficiency in materials department.
  • Full accountability for overhauling materials department consisting of Buyer-Planners, Scheduling, Forecasting & Inventory Control.
  • Designed and implemented a divisional level, Materials Department Performance Rating System.
  • Managed Purchasing and Planning operations of Materials Department.
  • Established Materials Department and managed Purchasing, Production and Inventory Controls, Shipping, Receiving, Warehousing, and Traffic activities.
  • Championed Continuous Improvement projects in Materials Department responsible for over $1 million in documented cost savings.
  • Guided Materials Department as Sales increased from $35.2 to $220 million in five years.
  • Merged materials department with that of sister company to create one centralized department.
  • Managed Materials Department (Shipping/Receiving and Tool Crib) for successful Steel Fabricator.
  • Managed all personnel in materials department and all production floor material handling functions.
  • Established written procedures and work instructions for QS-9000 relating to the Materials Department.
  • Supervised a team of nine employees in the Materials Department.
  • Manage materials department daily work supervising 8 people.
  • Supervised 13 persons within the Materials Department.
  • Started Materials Department from scratch.
  • Sole materials department representative on task force responsible for largest and most important new product implementation.
  • Developed materials department infrastructure: Wrote or revised all materials/supplier management procedures.
  • Selected Accomplishments: Created and managed operations for company's first Materials Department with Quality Inspectors.
  • Managed the day to day operations of the building materials department.
  • Coordinated the management of the materials department.

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27. Material Control
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Here's how Material Control is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Initiated warehouse programs implementing a process to improve material control for specific locations identifying and organizing raw materials and finished products.
  • Created first individual performance metrics to manage material controller performance.
  • Supervised daily activities of material control and warehouse personnel.
  • Developed maintenance material control training programs.
  • Mentored several other squadrons' Maintenance Material Control Managers increasing each of their daily readiness by a minimum of 7%.
  • Planned, directed, reviewed and controlled the activities of the material control department, servicing the entire plant.
  • Provide guidance, training and mentoring of Material Control, Warehousing and Property personnel on a worldwide basis.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs.
  • Authored the Policies and Procedures for Purchasing and Material Control functions for this start up company.
  • Implemented key material control processes to support Launch of new GM200 MCE program at Johns Creek.
  • Lead operations of the Material Control, Purchasing, Shipping, Receiving, and Packaging operations.
  • Designed and managed a material control system and budget for the MK50 Torpedo program.
  • Developed implemented and managed policies and procedures, as well as material control systems.
  • Performed direct supervision of 16 employees in the production and material control departments.
  • Direct inventory control processes with a team of 2 material control coordinators.
  • Supervised two employees in the Purchasing, Material Control and Shipping/Receiving Departments.
  • Supervised 12 Material Control Clerks in a two shift operation.
  • Managed all material control functions for $100M+ business.
  • Reported to the VP/GM and was responsible for all purchasing and material control for this 250,000 esq.
  • Maintain records, stock lists, material control, inventory, supply reports and accounting.

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28. Material Flow
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Here's how Material Flow is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
  • Reorganized off-site warehouse to optimize space utilization and material flow.
  • Re-organized warehouse to improve material flow and inventory accuracy.
  • Improved material flow and management within the manufacturing facilities.
  • Developed a lean strategy to greatly improve material flow and line presentation for all lines resulting in reduced downtime.
  • Designed a material flow system in conjunction with a supplier returnable container program, saving $700K annually.
  • Achieved lean material flow by instituting line back logistics at main assembly line reducing inventory by 20%.
  • Scheduled and controlled material flow to support business goals of a high volume batch processing company.
  • Managed all inbound and outbound Material flow to support the Chrysler Assembly Plant.
  • Controlled all inventories and material flow from raw material to finished goods 3.
  • Process and material flow improvements using value stream mapping and root cause analysis.
  • Control material flow to meet production demands and vendor lead times.
  • Maintain inventory and material flow to ensure production is not interrupted.
  • Manage all material movement, and set up material flow.
  • Created and maintained material flow analyses and material storage layouts.
  • Led team to improve material flow through the production process.
  • Manage and control material flow to meet production demands.
  • Developed new processes for pull-based material flow in production.
  • Supervised material flow, storage and global order fulfillment.
  • Established material flow processes in new plant start-up.

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29. New Product Development
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Here's how New Product Development is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Supported new product development by establishing project teams with engineering and purchasing for open communication and seamless transition to manufacturing.
  • Negotiated, placed and administered competitively priced purchase orders for Customer Spare Parts, Production and New Product Development.
  • Coordinate procurement of materials required to support new product development, market introduction, and production manufacturing.
  • Interacted actively with Engineering including Contract Review to support new product development.
  • Coordinate new product development with Development Engineering, Manufacturing and Suppliers.
  • Support new product development initiatives from prototype to full production.
  • Participate in new product development and provide suggestions on materials.
  • Sourced material internationally to meet new product development initiatives.
  • Coordinated all new product development activities.
  • Functioned as the ingredient innovation link with new product development teams, R&D, manufacturing and suppliers.
  • Worked with new product development to run prototype orders for 108 tools and 13 assemblies for product qualification.
  • Focused on improving the design margin of new product development and migrating manufacturing operations from Spain to Asia.
  • Assist in new product development and the scale up process to build bill of materials in MAPICS.
  • Performed wide array of Materials functions for this Medical Device Research and New Product Development Operation.
  • Focused on speeding up new product development, and standardization of components.
  • Assist Sales in quoting current and new product development programs.
  • Kick System New Product Development Launch Project.
  • Smoke Tables New Product Development Launch Project.
  • Let's Be New Product Development Launch Project Accomplishments.
  • Lead on Recurring Cost Tracking Lean Continuous Improvement (CI) Kaizen for New Product Development team.

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30. WIP
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Here's how WIP is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Reduced WIP inventory through lean manufacturing methods.
  • Inventory control & warehousing of raw materials, components, WIP, & finished goods for both domestic & international.
  • Organize and lead yearly wall to wall inventory counts and the reconciliation of POU, WIP and PRO's.
  • Monitor inventory levels monthly for finished goods, WIP, and raw materials comparing levels to inventory plan.
  • Evaluated available material, manpower and machine availability in the release of WIP orders to the shop floor.
  • Implemented a cycle count program for the stockroom in order to increase accuracy of raw inventory and WIP.
  • Key responsibilities include developing and managing inventory plans regarding finished goods, WIP, and raw materials.
  • Increased inventory turns from Industry average of 8.3 to 11.1 through reduction in WIP and Vendor negotiations.
  • Generate WIP and FG reductions and provide transparency to inventory and production activity.
  • Implemented new Oracle reports that allowed for a 17% reduction in WIP.
  • Directed $5.5 million raw, WIP and finished goods.
  • Restructured WIP warehouse layout improving efficiency by 21%.
  • Reworked planning and scheduling functions to reduce WIP.
  • Inventory reduction achieved in WIP and finished goods
  • Introduced a program of supplier's line stocking, Ship to WIP, parts for cost savings of $150,000.
  • Reduced WIP and raw inventory from $3.5MM mid - 2006 to $1.5MM at 2006 year end.
  • Reduced WIP >50% with +$3M cash flow improvement
  • Developed material flow processes resulting in $1.2 million in WIP and finished goods reduction.
  • Practice best methods for FIFO for WIP and raw materials.
  • Selected Achievements: Reduced WIP from 4000 pcs to 400 pcs - 90% reduction.

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31. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Promoted to materials manager responsible for primary & alternate sourcing, cost reductions, and BOM costing.
  • Manage bill of materials (BOM) spreadsheets for each customer and or each machine built.
  • Developed daily cycle count process and monthly BOM audits to increase inventory accuracy to 93%.
  • Set up BOM's for manufactured items and corrected existing BOM's that were incorrect.
  • Support Construction by creating the master BOM, addressing material issues and creating material reports.
  • Manage over 400 BOM's for all 5 of the Profiling Department inside sales representatives.
  • Maintained all ECO and QA documentation control for changes to material and/or BOM component changes
  • Assured the database was in sync with AS400 BOM and Quality Formula Specification Sheets.
  • Implemented Cycle Counting program to evaluate BOM structures within an integrated system.
  • Developed Non-BOM cost tracking process, a major cost control/reduction effort.
  • Improved inventory turns by 10-12 times by improving BOM accuracy.
  • Prepare item and BOM set up for all finished goods.
  • Create BOM's, schedule and manage production.
  • Reduced of manufacturing variances due to BOM errors.
  • Create and analyze BOM's, ECN's, and Job Cost summaries.
  • Reduced inventory by 25% through established MRP parameters, BOM and routings.
  • Reviewed and audited BOM's to ensure reflection of latest practices.
  • Build multi-level indented BOM's for entry into ERP system.
  • Assist in creating BOM's and work order maintenance.
  • Reported all discrepancies of BOMs to Scheidt & Bachmann Burlington for correction.

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32. Master Schedule
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Here's how Master Schedule is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Enabled management to make better plant loading decisions by developing Master Schedule to optimize facility production vs. outsourced molding.
  • Evaluated work assignments and developed master schedules for multiple projects to facilitate proper usage of limited labor resources.
  • Managed 45 direct reports - Buyers, Master Scheduler, Schedulers, Supply Chain Manager, Shipping, and Receiving.
  • Set master schedule, developed production schedules, used three buyers and production planner to meet customer requirements.
  • Planned production for plant from master schedule, using MRP system in coordination with weekly financial objectives.
  • Key Accomplishments o Established monthly S&OP meetings, master schedule process and buyer/planner concept.
  • Update Master Schedule for QC to determine testing and requirement dates for bulk and finished goods.
  • Developed and implemented a daily shortage report to identify any needed changes in master schedule.
  • Created Master Schedule and raw material purchasing plan to support over $20MM in sales.
  • Aligned segment and subordinate Element plan and schedules with the Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Developed Visual Master Schedule as a result of work breakdown scheduling process.
  • Create & Maintain master schedule to support forecast and independent demand.
  • Implemented Rate Base Planning into master schedule and supply base;
  • Establish procedures to support the master schedule and inventory analysis.
  • Optimize Monthly Master Schedule and Daily Production Schedule.
  • Developed long range Master Schedule.
  • Master Scheduler, Sourcing Manager.
  • Master Scheduler Coordinated plant production scheduling for five separate departments.
  • Master Scheduler - San Diego, CA Designed, implemented, and maintained the Master Scheduling process using MS Excel.
  • Master Scheduler (2 years) Responsible for all aspects of scheduling.

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33. Material Planning
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Here's how Material Planning is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Provided logistical support in manufacturing planning, material planning, procurement, information systems administration, supply chain and strategic planning.
  • Standardize material planning, scheduling and inventory management throughout the facilities to improve customer service and reduce lead-time.
  • Designed and implemented PC based material planning and reporting programs used extensively throughout the company.
  • Developed Crystal Reports and other computerized tools to improve material planning and procurement processes.
  • Managed 50 non-exempt employees providing daily material planning and performance management.
  • Managed purchasing and material planning.
  • Established currently used Excel programs and tools for material planning and purchasing to coincide with system material requirements planning.
  • Reduced inventories by utilizing sale of excess, audits, & material planning without impacting Service Level.
  • Implement supply chain acquisition strategies through material planning utilizing a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system.
  • Directed Customer Service, Production, Material Planning, Receiving, Stockroom, Shipping and contracted warehouse.
  • Supervised project control groups responsible for material planning, scheduling, procurement, and inventory services.
  • Managed daily activities of employees in Production and Material Planning, Shipping/Receiving and Customer Service.
  • Manage supply chain, material planning and procurement activities in support of customer schedules.
  • Plan a Master production planner and material planning to maintain optimal level of Inventory.
  • Take customer orders and expedites and turn them into production and material planning.
  • Merged material planning with the purchasing function to institute the buyer/planner concept.
  • Improved production and material planning accuracy through implementation of an MRP system.
  • Combined the purchasing and material planning functions to save $100k annually.
  • Installed a Bill of Material control computer system for material planning.
  • Directed material planning activities related to new P.C.

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34. Material Requirements
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Here's how Material Requirements is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Managed raw material requirements and served as purchasing/buyer, interacting with planning and scheduling for the entire manufacturing process.
  • Planned and implemented an overhaul of material requirements function, including distribution services, to streamline material needs analysis.
  • Managed monthly sales and production forecast and interfaced with other Atlantis facility for raw material requirements.
  • Developed master scheduling and Material Requirements Planning Excel spreadsheets for the automotive business and warping/ beaming.
  • Review production schedules and related information; confer with department supervisors to determine material requirements.
  • Expedited materials through supply chain while handling material requirements for engineering programs and repair depot.
  • Implemented shop floor control system based upon manufacturing work orders and material requirements planning data.
  • Managed Master Production Schedule/Material Requirements Planning for $40M annual revenue facility.
  • Scheduled material requirements and date needed for purchasing.
  • Collaborated with supervisors to identify material requirements.
  • Oversee forecasting and Material requirements planning.
  • Maintained Material Requirements Planning requirements.
  • Establish material requirements for production.
  • Utilized skills in Shop Floor Control, Capacity Requirements Planning, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and Inventory Control.
  • Forecast and report material requirements, key performance indicators, market trends, and vendor quality performance to management team.
  • Developed material requirements (MRP), capacity plans and provided production scheduling for the manufacturing cells.
  • Perform and manage day-to-day execution of MRP messages and material requirements for the purchasing department.
  • Plan and schedule all production lines and procure material requirements to suit sales projections.
  • Designed and implemented Excel based Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP).
  • directed all operations relating to material requirements, including purchasing, shipping, receiving, and repairs.

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Initiated and participated in numerous Kaizens as part of Lean Manufacturing implementation program.
  • Participated in Kaizen events to keep business operations functioning as lean manufacturing company.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing using Kaizen PDCA resulting in 50% productivity improvement.
  • Engaged plants in kaizen events to introduce and educate team members to lean tools through reducing waste and improving material management.
  • Improved setup times in the press and assembly departments by 30 minutes on average through increased training and Kaizen initiatives.
  • Facilitated team that implemented Kaizen, TPM, cell design, visual management, 5S and pull systems.
  • Instruct and train team members on policies of Lean Manufacturing Principles, Kaizen activities and problem solving.
  • Identify root causes of scrap and develop action plan utilizing Kaizen and team problem solving.
  • Led Kaizen teams and events to support Site improvements.
  • Kaizened over 20 processes during a 2 year period.
  • Saved the company $84,000 in freight Kaizens.
  • Participated in Kaizen and Six Sigma improvement teams.
  • Served as Team Leader for key Kaizen events.
  • Team leader of two very successful Kaizen Events.
  • Led several Kaizen Blitz teams.
  • Negotiated and consistently achieved raw material overall cost reductions Implemented Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen initiatives and championed Continuous Improvements.
  • Participated in 2 major Kaizen events in Florence; Gas Apparatus Transition to Pull and a GM Kaizen Event.
  • Project Leader of Kaizen in Shingi Lean Supply Chain under the Leadership of lean Consultant from Toyota, Japan.
  • Created efficiencies through the application of Lean Tools (Value Stream Mapping & Kaizen).
  • Sponsored Materials Handling Break Through Kaizen Event resulting in 32% productivity improvement and 5 day lead time reduction.

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36. Sigma
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  • Selected to deliver presentation at annual GE Leadership Conference in Florida on Six Sigma implementation initiatives.
  • Monitored suppliers utilizing 6 sigma techniques improving supplier performances.
  • Generated over $4 million in cost reductions through supply agreements, supplier negotiations and implementation of Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  • Supported assembly line increase of 30% by leading Six Sigma team in improving through flow of component.
  • Received Six Sigma green belt certification for leading a project which resulted in savings $100k annually.
  • Directed activities for staff of 22, including materials/purchasing managers and Six Sigma Black Belts.
  • Improved overall On Time Delivery from 72% to 93% through 6 Sigma project.
  • Developed and Implemented Six Sigma tools to reduce set-up times in factory.
  • Attained Green Belt certification within Honeywell's Six Sigma Plus program.
  • Utilized Six Sigma skills to prioritize and implement projects.
  • Improved manufacturing processes with use of Six Sigma tools.
  • Excel Power User, Data Analysis, Six Sigma Methodology
  • Led six sigma projects to improve existing process framework.
  • Completed Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
  • Trained in Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  • Facilitated better quality control techniques by joining management in implementing the Six Sigma philosophy within Pamas & Company's processes.
  • Develop Departmental Continuous Improvement in LEAN/SIX SIGMA environment Implement and facilitate departmental documentation under scope of TS/VDA Certification Requirements.
  • Organized & standardized processes to improve Service level by implementing Kaizen and 6sigma initiatives.
  • Used Six Sigma Green Belt training to introduce 5S principles to warehouse.
  • Worked with Six Sigma engineers to improve thru-put using one-piece flow.

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37. Warehouse Operations
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Here's how Warehouse Operations is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Supervised 20 exempt/nonexempt employees' daily workload activities and provided technical guidance on all aspects of warehouse operations.
  • Supervised 26 administrative staff directed and trained 85 Halliburton contract warehouse personnel in warehouse operations.
  • Prepared and maintained a variety of financial records and reports in relation to warehouse operations.
  • Directed warehouse operations to assure proper storage, accurate and timely distribution and asset control.
  • Managed various warehouse operations, including traffic management, outside processing, and inventory.
  • Managed shipping and warehouse operations as well as materials support for manufacturing.
  • Directed operations of merchandise purchasing, warehouse operations and customer relations.
  • Directed warehouse operations, scheduled fabrication department work and supervised purchasing.
  • Supervised overall warehouse operations of Automotive Parts & Distribution Plant.
  • Safeguard warehouse operations by monitoring procedures and protocols.
  • Manage warehouse operations, maintenance and organization.
  • Manage a team of five who controlled Purchasing, Scheduling, Customer Service, Inventory Control, & Warehouse operations.
  • Direct warehouse operations & coordinate all activities * Developed a process to maintain warehouse cleanliness (5S implementation).
  • Supervised warehouse operations during two tax seasons, overseeing pickup, extraction and distribution of all incoming mail.
  • Managed the buyer/planner and warehouse operations of a manufacturing and distribution plant producing $180 million in revenue.
  • Managed warehouse operations in support of the Route Clearance Vehicle Modernization Program in Kuwait, City Kuwait.
  • Managed warehouse staff of 4 and all purchasing and warehouse operations.
  • Supervised over 85 soldiers in all warehouse operations and processes.
  • Managed multi-plant procurement activities, including remote warehouse operations, negotiated contracts for goods and services, including leased equipment's.
  • Managed In House Accounts and Outside Vendor Accounts Supervised IQA and RMA Department Managed Warehouse Operations and Material Department.

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38. Customer Requirements
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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Improved planning systems which allowed us to reduce WIP inventory while supporting customer requirements and improving delivery performance.
  • Put into effect policies and procedures that significantly improve manufacturing's responsiveness to marketing and customer requirements.
  • Developed a level load scheduling procedure to minimize capacities constraints when customer requirements increase.
  • Manage information and activities to ensure customer requirements are understood and reflected in schedules.
  • Received customer requirements and translated them into a production schedule for each department.
  • Develop production plan to meet customer requirements and identify potential throughput issues.
  • Purchased all materials both components and mechanical to support customer requirements.
  • Lead cell personnel in strategic execution based on customer requirements.
  • Created production schedules based on inventory planning and customer requirements.
  • Negotiated pricing and inventory levels to meet customer requirements.
  • Managed inventories levels and overtime requirements Vs customer requirements.
  • Developed supplier base consistent in fulfilling customer requirements.
  • Schedule internal production based on customer requirements.
  • Utilized MRP II scheduling and planning methods to control inventory and plan customer requirements for on time delivery.
  • Created an integrated Master Production Schedule that blends the global forecasts and firm customer requirements.
  • Managed all incoming domestic and overseas products including MRO, to meet customer requirements.
  • Provided support to production on all material flow issues to meet customer requirements.
  • Assure Customer requirements are met daily and/or weekly.
  • Developed and executed raw material procurement and inventory strategies to meet customer requirements in a make-to-order, lean business environment.
  • Implemented visual Kanban system utilizing customer requirements to manage flow of material and work orders on the shop floor.

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39. Inventory System
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Here's how Inventory System is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Spearheaded the Automated Storage and Retrieval Vehicle/IO Conveyor project and vendor-managed inventory system.
  • Created new inventory system for storage and retrieval of necessary documents.
  • Improved inventory accuracy by implementing a computerized inventory system.
  • Maintain inventory systems and analyze for accuracy.
  • Implemented a min/max inventory system.
  • Managed 2 separate inventory systems.
  • Cut new equipment and supply costs by 40%, as well as increased productivity 25% by organizing inventory systems.
  • Developed procedures to convert a punch card inventory system to the computer based (DB2) inventory system.
  • Lead the development of procedures and requirements for the implementation of new Inventory system (SAP).
  • Supervised five to seven people for packing list inventory, and set up inventory system.
  • Maintained a large, dynamic inventory system and reported all inventory discrepancies to the President.
  • Implement s and maintains all facets of the automated inventory system and ordering software.
  • Implemented Cycle Counting program to further drive the reliability of inventory system.
  • Implemented and trained employees in use of electronic KanBan inventory system.
  • Inventory specialist, set up our flash inventory system.
  • Initiated the first computer control inventory system at A.O.
  • Created and implemented an inventory system that provided space in the warehouse for special projects and improved material identification.
  • Programmed and implemented the facilities fist computerized inventory system using Dbase 3.
  • Converted facility to non-stock inventory system for an annual savings of over [ ] Managed programming of Siemens Digital Telephone System.
  • Implemented a manual perpetual inventory system resulting in aproximatedly 15% alluminum extrusions inventory reduction.

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40. OEM
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Here's how OEM is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Saved the project 1.2 million dollars by negotiating and executing client deliveries alongside of OEM deliveries to over 500 cell sites.
  • Procured all items required for production including equipment, labeling, packaging, OEM components and assemblies and medical devices.
  • Key member of division OEM team with responsibility for meeting delivery dates for major customers such as Sony and Fuji.
  • Participated in major OEM relations and communications, which included final approval of qualifying suppliers and issuance of purchase orders.
  • Create legitimate purchasing organization and MRP process for direct and indirect materials for Semiconductor OEM with $10M spend.
  • Leveraged the same resources to provide zero PPM delivery to OEM customers while expanding the Aftermarket business 20%.
  • Managed OEM inventory for Hitachi, Volvo, and Champion product lines for construction and mining equipment markets.
  • Directed and coordinated all phases of OEM and industrial product sales planning and distribution.
  • Produced various after market and OEM automotive lens, housings, and assemblies.
  • Directed both supplier development and OEM relationships for large format printers in Spain.
  • Manage all master production scheduling and production issues in QAD for OEM customers.
  • Purchased all materials for small OEM of bullet resistant enclosure company.
  • Managed materials control for a $130M OEM and aftermarket business.
  • Conduct repair parts research from OEM suppliers and technical manual resources.
  • Scheduled OEM relationships in support of the manufacturing plan.
  • Negotiated a consignment model from OEMs, which reduced inventory exposure by 100% while providing expanded parts available for clients.
  • Enhanced client s readability of OEM s production forecast by breaking down OEM programs into client skus/part numbers.
  • Worked with the OEMs and the Global Supply Managers on material issues to resolution.
  • Established a multi-source vendor base for raw material and OEM fabrication.
  • Implemented JIT for finished goods with major OEMs.

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41. Customer Orders
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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Fast paced environment hands-on approach with daily participation in processing and shipping customer orders.
  • Opened communications with other departments to process customer orders more efficiently.
  • Ordered materials (high speed steel, die steel, etc) needed for inventory and customer orders.
  • Helped ensure that work orders for customer orders were properly processed from creation through and including final completion.
  • Reduced lead time of customer orders by 50% and improved customer order fill rate to 99%.
  • Collaborated with local and international sales teams to plan and forecast customer orders and shipment schedules.
  • Managed the planning and purchasing internal and/or external materials to complete the Mexico customer orders.
  • Directed manufacturing team and maintained a production plan that supported sales and customer orders.
  • Review customer orders are current and material is in house to produce requirements.
  • Implemented Sales Order Management System that tracked customer orders and field service spares.
  • Point of contact for sales force requesting expedites of customer orders.
  • Schedule the production floor to meet customer orders on time.
  • Pick, check, and pack customer orders.
  • Coordinated with Ohio location on direct-to-customer orders, improving service to 95% Managed C-TPAT certification process to streamline import-export operations.
  • Analyze sales forecasts, historical trends and customer orders to develop optimal inventory levels that increase inventory turns.
  • Planned and forecasted customer orders.
  • Interacted with product line coordinators on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipments.
  • Enter daily information on AS400, such as billing, customer orders, & MRO purchasing.
  • Manage all outbound freight on customer orders, using pre-paid and collect freight.
  • Improved shipments of customer orders to 97$ complete, and on-time shipments to 94%.

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42. Capital Equipment
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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Purchased high-quality capital equipment, considering price, quality, availability, and reliability when purchasing products.
  • Negotiated and managed capital equipment purchases and their delivery to newly acquired/constructed clinics.
  • Negotiated and purchased materials, capital equipment and manufacturing related services.
  • Inventory control; requisitioning medical/surgical supplies and capital equipment.
  • Managed the procurement of manufacturing components and capital equipment.
  • Supervised procurement of all materials, commodities (steel, stainless steel, aluminum), services, and capital equipment.
  • Managed inventory levels at other facilities, handled most of import/export for company (steel, capital equipment)
  • Implemented an outsourced crating initiative for the packaging of finished products (Capital Equipment) sold.
  • Perform operational contract review for local agreements with regards to supplies, services and capital equipment.
  • Manage vendor RFP program within areas of: Supplies, Service, Capital Equipment and I/T.
  • Established MPS and capacity planning systems to improve capital equipment utilization / productivity by 14%.
  • Cost justified, purchased and installed 4 major pieces of capital equipment for work Cells.
  • Reviewed requests of purchase requisitions and placed purchase orders for supplies and capital equipment.
  • Negotiated the acquisition of $3.5MM to $10MM of capital equipment annually.
  • Executed the purchase and delivery of capital equipment from multiple OEM suppliers.
  • Developed and solicited bids and proposals for $12M Capital Equipment program.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date spreadsheets on capital equipment and supplies.
  • Job Duties: Ordered, received all medical-surgical supplies, ordered capital equipment, Checked all invoices to purchase orders.
  • Key Accomplishments: Purchased virgin plastic resin and other production components, as well as capital equipment.
  • Managed capital equipment purchases /contracts for Rohm and Haas in Deer Park, TX.

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43. Osha
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Here's how Osha is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Ensured compliance with all DOT, OSHA, and EPA regulations for the shipping, handling and transportation of hazardous goods.
  • Implemented safety procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal (OSHA) regulations and PSM requirements.
  • Supervised environmental pollution control programs; ensured compliance with OSHA, fire fighting, and safety management operations.
  • Ordered and Maintained Inventories of Safety/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance to OSHA/ organizational safety practices.
  • Chair of all safety meetings for facility, made sure facility was up to code with OSHA regulations.
  • Certified all warehouse personnel to operate Fork Lifts, Cherry Pickers and Pallet Jacks to OSHA standard.
  • Helped facilitate company to achieve and receive SHARP Certification (top tier of OSHA Certification).
  • Make certain emergency response operations follow H&S programs and were within OSHA compliance.
  • Participated on hospital preventative maintenance, safety, EOC, OSHA and leadership teams.
  • Determined HAZMAT and climate control storage requirements by adhering to company and OSHA standards.
  • Developed facility evacuation plans for the Hubs which met all Cal OSHA requirements.
  • Ensured all spills were cleaned up properly according to the OSHA standards.
  • Cleaned and maintained the warehouse in compliance with OSHA safety standards.
  • Operate facility in compliance to OSHA and state regulatory standards.
  • Operated facility in compliance with OSHA and DOT standards.
  • Monitored safety items to ensure OSHA compliance.
  • Recognized for exceptional safety record for both warehouse and personnel: zero lost time and zero OSHA recordable incidents.
  • Implemented strong safety program, preventing any OSHA recordable incident in over two years.
  • Operated under adherence to all FDA, GMP, VMI, EPA, Hazmat and OSHA regulations.
  • Managed MRO purchasing Established third party MRO supplier Operated facility in compliance with OSHA and DOT standards.

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44. Annual Sales
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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Increased annual sales over 200% while re-engineering operations allowing operations expansion without adding staff.
  • Transformed Purchasing Department to a modern supply chain for wholesaler of specialty toys, with annual sales of $35 million.
  • Earned Distinguished Employee Award for changes to Sales and Operations Planning that contributed to $1M increase in annual sales.
  • Included planning and implementing optimal product run-out strategies for three production lines with annual sales of $14.4 million.
  • Pulled together Sales and Engineering to develop new product lines that eventually contributed 21% of total annual sales.
  • Managed an average of $5.7 million of inventory for a $55 million annual sales manufacturing facility.
  • Managed the supply chain and manufacturing ramp-up from start of production to $400 million annual sales.
  • Led department sales team, inventory, and P&L statements for $8M annual sales.
  • Scheduled operations to ensure capacity and material aligned to successfully execute $90M in annual sales.
  • Supported annual sales of $30M in applicators with a service level of 99.3%.
  • Capitalized at $40Million, generate $4Billion in annual sales, 4000 employees worldwide.
  • Reduced on hand inventory from 12% to within 5% of annual sales
  • Led team of10 with accountability for over $1.5M in annual sales.
  • Revitalized existing product lines that contributed 20% in total annual sales.
  • Supported the company's annual sales goals.
  • Company annual sales of $120 million.
  • Achieved 126% of annual sales goal the last two years.
  • Increased annual sales to 20%.
  • Managed the production planning and inventory control of all Entegris products - $60 million annual sales.
  • Selected Accomplishments: Grew business 25% by implementing Kanban/Consignment on Strategic Accounts, representing $10M in annual sales.

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45. VMI
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Here's how VMI is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Developed improved VMI process between optical transceiver suppliers and contract manufacturers which eliminated stock outs and reduced overall inventory levels.
  • Implemented Global VMI/POC concept to improve performance and satisfy customer expectations.
  • Set up VMI programs for packaging (shipping and production requirements) and fasteners, resulting in $50,000 in savings.
  • Expanded Consignment and VMI categories from 8 to 45 critical SKU's effectively increasing available on-hand inventory by $1.2M.
  • Monitored supply and delivery of materials to customer, utilizing Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).
  • Reduced inventory from $2.4m to $1.3m by introducing a VMI program with Suppliers.
  • Increased inventory turn from 4 to 12, with the implementation of the VMI Program.
  • Implemented VMI for high runner and cost parts and cost reduction for $10M.
  • Increased inventory turnover by 30% by implementing VMI programs with top suppliers.
  • Executed VMI programs for two plants, resulting in $50,000 in savings.
  • Established VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) programs with key suppliers.
  • Designed and implemented the VMI program for NPI.
  • Implemented VMI programs to support Production needs.
  • Implemented VMI programs and lean practices.
  • Established VMI with key vendors.
  • Implemented locals (3) and supplier site (1) VMI's.
  • Established VMI programs for components and shop supplies resulting in cost saving, eliminating shortages and streamlining payables.
  • Reduced raw and WIP inventories by $5 million, utilizing kanban and VMI.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions ofvendor agreements, including establishment of VMI Programs.
  • Set up a VMI program along with an onsite steel consignment program.

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46. Material Handlers
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Here's how Material Handlers is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Managed all material handlers and warehouse personnel.
  • Direct supervision over material handlers.
  • Manage 18 employees ranging from planners, WH supervisors, receiving clerks, material handlers, and inventory control clerks.
  • Managed 3 production planners, 2 schedulers, MRO buyer and Materials Supervisor with 30 material handlers including off-site warehouse.
  • Managed 8 direct reports in positions including Material and Production Planners, Material Handlers, Stockroom Personnel, and Buyers.
  • Direct management of Material handlers that take all packaging material to the packaging area's to be consumed.
  • Managed a Materials team that included two buyers, two material coordinators, and four material handlers.
  • Provide direction to - Buyers/Planners, Material Supervisors and Material Handlers in accordance to MPS.
  • Hired, trained, and directed crew of material handlers and inventory control clerk.
  • Hired two new buyers, three new material handlers and two production planners.
  • Supervised three material handlers without lost time incident over 15 years.
  • Managed all shipping & receiving activities and 8 material handlers 4.
  • Managed a staff of two Planners and five Material Handlers.
  • Manage material handlers as well as shipping and receiving personnel.
  • Created inventory control and standard work for material handlers.
  • Managed 4 Material Planners and 8 Material Handlers.
  • Supervised 4 Inventory Clerks and 7 Material Handlers.
  • Managed 14 Material Handlers and 1 Production Scheduler.
  • Supervised 2 planners and 5 material handlers.
  • Ensured material handlers performed in compliance with best safety practices.

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47. KPI
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Here's how KPI is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Develop supply chain quality and delivery improvements by initiating Supplier KPI, performance monitoring and corrective action process.
  • Developed KPI metrics for productivity tracking and improvement in procurement, warehouse, shipping and inventory control
  • Managed several projects simultaneously during modifications of the E-2C cockpit and egress systems.
  • Measured and reported vendor KPI's; identified and worked with problematic suppliers to resolve issues and provide reliable deliveries.
  • Developed KPI's, including Vendor Scorecard for on time delivery, past due, quantity discrepancies & quality.
  • Establish strong relationships with key suppliers while monitoring stock levels and other Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Established a new KPI for materials cash gap, complete and on-time, excess, and obsolete.
  • Experienced in MRP and KPI processes, as well as, hiring, training and employee evaluations.
  • Created and implemented Key Performance Indicators (KPI) as directed to Supply Chain activities.
  • Created Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and implemented process improvement action plans.
  • Generated KPI reports and took action on numbers when required.
  • Reviewed and consulted with suppliers on monthly KPI's.
  • Manage and present KPI results in monthly management review.
  • Reported KPI's monthly versus targets.
  • Developed daily KPI and OEE goals and initiatives; 37% improvement in inventory turns (from 14.2 to 19.4).
  • Executed from planning stage with the equipment manufacturers and third party logistics companies and also implemented KPIs to ensure timely delivery.
  • Achieved 100% on-time delivery of new product launches and 97% fill rate of core product KPIs.
  • Create department metrics and manage team performance through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Created KPIs for warehouse department.
  • Analyzed KPIs such as service levels, delivery performance, cycle time, inventory levels and backorder reduction.

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48. Goods Inventory
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Here's how Goods Inventory is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Manage work-in-process and finished goods inventory which includes insuring the accuracy of bill-of-materials, cycle count analysis, and inventory accuracy.
  • Interfaced with marketing, distribution, and customer service on product availability and finished goods inventory levels.
  • Implemented multiple consigned inventory contracts, reducing on-hand Raw Material and Purchased Goods inventory levels.
  • Managed finished goods inventory levels, forecasts, inventory turnover and new product introduction.
  • Managed all component and finished goods inventory to reduce or increase per customer demand and a $1million monthly inventory budget.
  • Analyze, forecast, and maintain MRP planning of raw materials and scheduling of production orders for finished goods inventory.
  • Planned, maintained and monitored raw material and finished goods inventory levels for the East Coast Distribution Center.
  • Manage raw material and finished goods inventory in order to meet on-time delivery and inventory goals.
  • Reduced finished goods inventory by 35% by thoroughly analyzing usage, planning tools and forecasts.
  • Manage finished goods inventory and arrange the shipments of finished goods to end-users.
  • Managed stocking levels on finished goods inventory in 5 off site warehouse locations.
  • Track and manage finished goods inventory in multiple locations based on market demand.
  • Reduced raw, WIP, and finished goods inventory by 20%.
  • Reduced finished goods inventory from 3 days to 1 day or less.
  • Implemented processes to ensure 98.5% + finished goods inventory accuracy.
  • Manage appropriate levels of raw material and finished goods inventory.
  • Initiated and led Finished Goods inventory accuracy task force.
  • Reduced finished goods inventory by 30%.
  • Maintained raw and finished goods inventory.
  • Managed $7.5 in raw, WIP, and finished goods inventory in Kinston plant.

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49. Capacity Planning
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Here's how Capacity Planning is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Helped develop MRP in facility using Statistical Analysis and developed characteristics planning for use in Materials and Capacity Planning of SAP.
  • Developed several tools which included capacity planning and predictability based on previous line performance.
  • Achieve optimal customer service, inventory levels and effective capacity planning and resource allocation.
  • Coordinated capacity planning for individual Business units and for the facility in general.
  • Performed factory simulation for target setting, capacity planning and bottleneck forecasting.
  • Implemented Just-in-Time for distribution center and capacity planning for manufacturing departments.
  • Developed a capacity planning model to plan operational headcount and improvements.
  • Cost estimation and capacity planning and equipment installation.
  • Initiated company wide computerized capacity planning program.
  • Supervised short and long term capacity planning for all sites and equipment and resolved disconnects to the order plan.
  • Managed and created all production plans for the facility using a forecast, MRP and capacity planning.
  • Directed capacity planning, master scheduling, contract manufacturing, and distribution for a $220MM business.
  • Increased production output after 35% labor reduction with better capacity planning and scheduling.
  • Implemented capacity planning for manufacturing, reducing overtime from $900K to $100K.
  • Formulated sales forecasts and customer orders using SAP Materials & Capacity Planning.
  • Developed a scheduling and capacity planning tool used by 14 production lines.
  • Reported capacity planning to corporate on a monthly basis.
  • Scheduled work in progress in final assembly, fabricating, and electro-mechanical assembly utilizing capacity planning.
  • Coordinated process reengineering, equipment programming, capacity planning, manpower analyses and inventory tracking.
  • Managed alignment between supply and demand; capacity planning and forecasting Mentored continual improvement teams.

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50. GM
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Here's how GM is used in Material Manager jobs:
  • Developed supplier performance scorecard/metrics management system with Six Sigma methodologies and the best supplier reward program.
  • Initiated Lean Six Sigma techniques and developed standardized operating procedures for all departments.
  • Consolidated fragmented departments/functions into a team.
  • Developed a service performance tracking system for FORD, GM and Chrysler, increasing on time delivery to 100%.
  • Created, developed and implemented appropriate logistics/supply chain training programs for Six Sigma, Lean Concepts, and EHS.
  • Developed and implemented internal policies and procedures for ISO 9000 and FDA GMP certifications.
  • Assist in scheduling past model service parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler.
  • Reduced annual scrap costs $6M with introduction of 6 Sigma quality systems.
  • Increased GM service rating performance from Spear 4 to Spear 1.
  • Used Lean and Six Sigma tools for all plant initiatives.
  • Led 30 rapid improvement events using six sigma methodologies.
  • Process owner for Six Sigma team that 1.
  • Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW.
  • Directed up to 35 employees, and reported to the GM.
  • Participated and implemented six sigma program that had direct material savings of $65K and reduced inventory levels by 50%.
  • Create and maintain the policies and procedures for all the Material Mgmt Departments including the product recall policy for Clinical Services.
  • Provide support to the Manufacturing Group, QA and Facility Operations by complying with company & FDA cGMP requirements.
  • Manage the overall control and movement of cGMP materials to support efficient production needs.
  • Plant manufactured Cover seats for GM, Honda Acura.
  • Trained in Lean and 6 Sigma in Healthcare, Automotive and Plastics Industry.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Material Manager

Supply Chain

14.1%

Inventory Control

12.2%

On-Time Delivery

8.8%

Raw Materials

7.5%

Cost Savings

6.4%

Logistics

5.7%

Purchase Orders

5.6%

Customer Service

5.4%

MRP

4.5%

Production Schedules

4.0%

Inventory Accuracy

3.4%

Inventory Management

3.0%

ERP

2.9%

Materials Management

2.9%

Annual Physical Inventory

2.7%

ISO

2.3%

Kanban

2.3%

Production Planning

2.2%

Production Control

2.2%

Process Improvement

1.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Material Manager

Rank Skill
1 Supply Chain 10.7%
2 Inventory Control 9.3%
3 On-Time Delivery 6.7%
4 Raw Materials 5.7%
5 Cost Savings 4.9%
6 Logistics 4.4%
7 Purchase Orders 4.3%
8 Customer Service 4.1%
9 MRP 3.5%
10 Production Schedules 3.0%
11 Inventory Accuracy 2.6%
12 Inventory Management 2.3%
13 ERP 2.2%
14 Materials Management 2.2%
15 Annual Physical Inventory 2.1%
16 ISO 1.8%
17 Kanban 1.7%
18 Production Planning 1.7%
19 Production Control 1.7%
20 Process Improvement 1.5%
21 JIT 1.5%
22 Direct Reports 1.4%
23 MRO 1.3%
24 Cycle Counts 1.3%
25 Supplier Relationships 1.2%
26 Materials Department 1.2%
27 Material Control 1.1%
28 Material Flow 1.0%
29 New Product Development 1.0%
30 WIP 0.9%
31 BOM 0.8%
32 Master Schedule 0.8%
33 Material Planning 0.7%
34 Material Requirements 0.7%
35 Kaizen 0.7%
36 Sigma 0.6%
37 Warehouse Operations 0.6%
38 Customer Requirements 0.6%
39 Inventory System 0.6%
40 OEM 0.6%
41 Customer Orders 0.6%
42 Capital Equipment 0.6%
43 Osha 0.6%
44 Annual Sales 0.6%
45 VMI 0.5%
46 Material Handlers 0.5%
47 KPI 0.5%
48 Goods Inventory 0.5%
49 Capacity Planning 0.5%
50 GM 0.5%
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