Business Advisor | Inventory Guru | Problem Solver
Blue Bay Bingo Supplies: Designed new warehouse, managed installation of storage media and product transportation systems. Managed move from old warehouse to new facility.
VaporNation: Evaluate warehousingoperations, outline observations, conclusions, and recommendations and assist in implementing tangible and visible improvements in process flow, space utilization, bar-code technologies, and operations best practice methodologies.Accumatica software.
Big Chief Heaters: Worked with business owners on Prophet 21 implementation in developing the implementation structure and plan. Trained I/T staff in the build of the Prophet 21 database and the conversion from their existing database. Advised on warehouse staff activities and space allocation.
DISTRIBUTION SUPPLY HOUSES
Wusthof Cutlery: Planned and oversaw the Relocation of a Distribution Center from New York to Connecticut. Managed the center of 30 people, interviewed and placed floor staff and supervisors. Developed quality, safety and production standards, moved them to the new facility, trained floor staff and supervisors, and worked with supply chain staff.
Acted as Distribution Center Manager until a permanent hire could take place. Developed Job Description and interviewed prospective managers.
Designed and deployed Progressive Production Build methods using Carousels resulting in substantial performance and production improvements without adding staff.
The University of Washington Facilities Support: Provided Training in Inventory Control and Warehouse Space Utilization Best Practices for The University of Washington, enabling them to have full visibility of their inventory asset throughout the campus including service vehicles.
Ramblewood Apartment Complex: Organized Apartment Complex facility maintenance warehouse. Implemented barcode technology and product locator system. Implemented inventory control module in their software. Trained Staff.
State of Delaware Facility Services:
Implemented Tool Management using iPhone and iPad and traditional scanning devices. Integrated and worked with AiM support services.
Fasteners Inc: Prelude ERP Software Implementation. Developed the implementation plan, the database conversion, and executed the go-live to the Prelude ADS software solution.RF Bar-Code Implementation. Developed bin locator system, prepared human resource and facility for bar-code technology Installed Access Points and RF Scanning devices as well as labeling systems. Acted as the interim Information Systems manager.
Once Upon a Child: Commissioned to develop a Physical Inventory Automated Method using bar-code technology for an Illinois retail store chain saving $11,000 per year.
University of Alaska Fairbanks:
Facility Management Warehouse
Operations Evaluation and Recommendations, with a focus on warehouse space optimization, inventory control, the AiM software platform,
bar-code technology, and business process flow.
Montana State University: Evaluated facility services warehouse and designed a revised layout gaining a 50% increase in space. Advised as to the move methods and storage media. Made recommendations on product storage techniques. Trained in the use of Bin Location Codes. Reviewed other campus warehouses and recommended the most effective use. Trained in inventory control best practices using the AiM software platform.
ApTex: Evaluate and make corrective recommendations regarding issues with RF hardware. Review current inventorycontrol processes and recommend improvements. Training in the use of bar-code technology including labeling, Distribution One software, and bin management. Recommend staffingallocation best practices. Discuss overtime hours reductions and recommend course of action.
Adel Wholesalers: SoftwareSelection resulting in product demonstrations and selection of Prophet21. Managed the implementation of the Prophet 21 software solution.
AssetWorks: Asset World Conference: Presentations - on QR and RFID technologies, asset database structures, and inventory control.
Each year determined a different focus. Provided a case study in the Preparation, Space Allocation, Asset Organization of an Oil and Gas Industry Business Facility,
For the case study, developed the Assets and Parts database, various forms of labels, and the use of iPhone, iPad, and RFID software/hardware technology to read QR and RFID codes and deliver the information to the software platform.
Oregon State University Facilities Support: Warehouse Move, Evaluated Facilities Support and Maintenance warehouse. Determined inventory mix, volume, and activity. Documented Observations, Conclusions, and Recommendations.
Reviewed five other potential warehouse buildings on campus. Selected a facility 1/2 the size of the original warehouse. Developed a move plan including bin locations in the new facility.
Managed the move from one building to the other. Designed a bin locator system and deployed the bin environment. Developed Standard Operating Procedures for Process and InventoryControl.
Roberts Supply: New WarehouseLayout and Space Optimization design: Enabled them to gain 50% more storage capacity without a move to a new location. Thousands of dollars savings in financial outlay, time, and labor. At least a 40% gain in productivity. Installed Prelude Software System RF WMS software environment.
F&M Mafco: Developed a comprehensive report of warehousespace usage and bar-code technology. Delivered observations, conclusions, and recommendations Acted as interim Information Systems manager for three months. Prelude Software System
Johnstone Supply Corporation:Store Managers Training Class conducted at their conference. Focused on the key elements impacting effective and profitable operations. Inventory, Financials, Human Resources, Technology, and Time Management. Conducted a Bar-Code technology workshop at the same conference.
Oregon State University Housing andDining: Warehouse Space Utilization Observations, Conclusions, and Recommendations. Setup facility for Bar-Code technology. Implemented bar-code technology and training.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo University: Evaluation and Recommendations regarding Warehouse Space Usage and Layout, Recommendations of Bar-Code Technology Setup, Recommendations of Standard OperatingProcedures for Asset Management. Developed and Delivered Observations, Conclusions, and Recommendations Report.
ACT: Developed a Space Optimization and Process Action Plan allowing an Iowa company to remain in their current facility while reducing staff levels and making a threefold increase in production and storage. Savings in the area of $800,000.
Republic Electric Supply: Provided technical training in the SHIMS software system to the I/T manager. Delivered warehouse space utilization and best practices observations, conclusions, and recommendations.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Branch Manager TrainingSchools:
Authored and delivered Branch Manager training schools for distributor associations and businesses. Subject Matter; time management, financial, inventory control, sales and marketing, safety, human resource management.
American Supply Association ASA: Conducted branch manager training classes focused on the key elements impacting effective and profitable operations. Inventory, Financials, Human Resources, Technology, and Time Management were focal points. At their conference.
Jones Lang LaSalle: Developed a method to manage office asset moves by using mobile bar-code scanning and labeling. On site during deployment and also trained JLL staff in the use of the scanners, labels, and printer.
State of New York: Evaluated the need and trained in bar-coding, InventoryControl and Storeroom Organization Techniques allowing full visibility of all inventory at 13 state buildings. Developed their database and delivered to AiM software system.
DISTRIBUTION SUPPLY HOUSES
South Central Pool: Developed a Distribution Center Layout model to be used as the footprint for other Distribution centers as they come online. Did the same for Branch Warehouse Sales locations.
Procured bar-code scanning devices and labeling software. Worked with Prelude ADS software solution and installed Access Points in multiple warehouses along with RFscanning devices. Implemented warehouse organization improvements and installed bin matrices. Trained users in the use of the system.
Marks & Company Ltd: Reviewed and made recommendations on distribution center building add-on. Implemented and trained in the Eclipse RF Bar-Code technology solution.
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