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Expert Details

Supply Chain and Quality

ID: 739020 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is currently a Global Supplier Development Engineering Quality Systems Leader. He has a deep understanding of commodities, suppliers, logistics, and overall supply chain activities. He has worked for Ingersoll Rand for 16 years in a variety of supply chain leadership roles. He has participated in long term strategic planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for the organization. He was directly responsible for sourcing leadership in direct and indirect materials areas.

Expert was also instrumental in the company's lean transformation, continuous improvement, and productivity initiatives. He had global responsibility during this time period, and actively interfaced with all plants in North America, Latin America, EMEA, India, and Asia Pacific. Experience with facility start-ups.

Core Competencies:
o Coaching & Engagement
o Logistics Management
o Direct/Indirect Mat’l Sourcing
o Order to Cash Cycle
o Quality Leadership
o Negotiations & Contracting
o Lean & Six Sigma
o Project & Program Mgmt.
o Strategic Commodity Planning
o Goal Deployment
o Business Operating Systems
o Oracle & SAP ERP


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: MS Subject: Industrial Technology Institution: Buffalo State College
Year: 1991 Degree: BS Subject: Industrial Technology Institution: Southern Illinois University
Year: 1987 Degree: A.A.S. Subject: Logistics Management Institution: Comm. College Air Force

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Global SDE Quality Systems Leader Department:
o Led Lean Six Sigma process excellence for the Supplier Development function through the creation, implementation & continuous improvement of processes and the development of team members.
o Managed data and analytics for Supplier Development dashboards and scorecards for Supplier Performance Management.
o Developed and performed Maturity Assessments to drive cycles of Continuous Improvement.
o Selected & implemented Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software for process optimization and performance management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2021 Employer: Ingersoll Rand Title: Various Supply Chain Director Roles Department:
o Realized Total Landed Cost savings of $83M through transition of $413M spend to Best Cost Countries and $10M savings in freight management.
o Strategic commodity planning, negotiations, contracting and supplier relationship management for direct and indirect material suppliers.
o Held Productivity Improvement Events for supply base of over $5B direct material spend; > $10M annual savings.
o Drove sustainable Cost of Quality improvements > 5% year-over-year.
o Active application at Gemba of Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, A3 & 9 Step Problem Solving, and MDI (Managing for Daily Improvement) for Lean Transformation.
o Implemented and continuously improved Standard Work to ensure sustainable, repeatable results.
o Owned Global Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing Procurement with Relationship Management: $440M USD spend for domestic and international modes of transportation with 10% YoY productivity through competitive bids and routing guide adherence.
o Led North American Freight Bill Audit & Payment: 40% reduction in defects via structured problem-solving process.
o Optimized North American Freight Claims process: 25% increase in recovery on loss and damage claims.
o Led optimization of all modes of transportation for Lean material flow and velocity.
o Owned the Design and implementation of Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) solutions for Global sites.
o Ran Planning Center development, transporter onboarding, and EDI implementation for Outbound Logistics.
o Led core team of Project Managers, Functional, Technical & Production Support and 3rd party strategic providers.
o Led Overall strategy and Business Operating System development and implementation (e.g., Quality Systems, Error-Proofing, Process Control & Capability, Supplier Quality & Development Toolbox, New Product Development Quality).
o Application of DMAIC methodology, Value Stream Mapping and detailed project planning. Development of Ingersoll Rand Business Operating System (IR BOS).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: John Deere Title: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Department:
o Led Construction and Forestry Division Supply Chain/Service Parts Pricing finding $14M annualized savings.
o Ran Agriculture Division Product Complexity Reduction netting 50%+ SKU reduction.
o Responsible for the Deere Production System Lean/Six Sigma integration with Value Stream Mapping.
o Owned curriculum management and delivery for Six Sigma (DFSS), Black/Green/Yellow belts.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: John Deere Title: Quality/Process Improvement Manager Department:
o Divisional Quality Lead for Deere Production System development & implementation in a Lean environment.
o Oversaw ISO 9001 implementation & registration for start-up facility, and SAP Quality module implementation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Draftex, Inc. Title: Quality/Process Improvement Manager Department:
o Delivered on plant start-up for Tier One automotive supplier.
o Developed Quality Systems (QS 9000 & VDA 6.1) to support 5x sales growth.
o Designed, launched & managed Customer Service organization supporting United States, Canada, and Mexico.
o Launched full testing facility and drove initial approval of raw material sources in United States.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Livernois Engineering Company Title: Operations Manager, Quality Manager Department:
o Led all aspects of Manufacturing Operations & Materials Management for precision machining and assembly of automotive machine tools.
o Acted as Manufacturing focal point for ERP implementation to include training, product standardization, order configuration, routing development, materials management: 72% inventory accuracy increase to 95%+.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1988 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Transportation Management & Operations Department: Various Locations
o In addition to full-time military obligations, completed main body of coursework for B.S. in Industrial Technology.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
o ASCM - Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)
o ASCM - Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM)
o ASQ - Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
o ASQ - Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ-OE)
o ASQ – Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
o ASQ – Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Awards / Recognition
o Professional Military Education Honor Graduate

Fields of Expertise

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