Planning Director

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Position
Planning Director
Location Confidential
No
Location
No preference
Willing to Relocate
Yes
Industry
Industrial-Products-Equipment-Components-Supplies
Function
MANUFACTURING-and/or-RelatedQA
Compensation
$100,000 to $200,000

Resume Summary
Planning Director with experience in global operations, Sales/Operations Planning process implementation, master scheduling, production scheduling. Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Leader, with a track record of championing Lean initiatives, and strong technical skills.

Resume Body      PLANNING DIRECTOR

OVERALL SUMMARY

Planning Director with experience in global operations, Sales/Operations Planning process implementation, master scheduling, production scheduling. Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Leader, with a track record of leading successful projects and championing Lean initiatives, management experience in planning and manufacturing, and strong technical skills.

EXPERIENCE

Satcon Technology: Planning Director (June 2011 to Present)

*overall responsibility for coordinating and directing global planning
*implemented S&OP process: involving demand planning, supply planning
*directed master scheduling and global manufacturing scheduling, improved OTD
*business analytics
*managed global inventory and service parts
*developed and executed SAP planning process

Satcon Technology: Manager, Supply Chain Solutions (Feb 2010 to May 2011)
*Monitor and analyze key supply chain performance indicators such as inventory stocking levels, on-time delivery performance, and product lead times
*Demand forecasting and stock target planning
*Reviewed capacity and conferred with manufacturing to ensure line-scheduling procedures operate as needed to support sales forecast and inventory target
*Continuously reviewed sales forecast, analyzed production plans and inventory reports, availability/requirements for long-lead items to provide production guidance to manufacturer.
*Established inventory targets by product, ensuring supply adjustment to support inventory goals
*Established key performance indicators by mining relevant supply chain operations data
*Managed staff of 2 professional level planner positions

Satcon Technology: Global Planning Manager (Feb 2009 to Feb 2010)
*Publish monthly forecast to Contract Manufacturer and oversee master scheduling of two manufacturing sites
*Develop and manage inter-company ERP process
*Administration of ERP (Avante, Epicor)
*Inventory forecasting and analysis
*Generate monthly forecast error reports and trend analysis for review by Sales/Marketing
Satcon Technology: Senior Global Planner (Feb 2009 to Dec 2009)
*Implement standard work for Planning
*Develop inventory reports and reporting standards
*Implement MPS for manufacturing site
*Oversee shop floor scheduling and materials release, analyze stock-outs to determine root cause
*Implement cycle-count program

Tyco Safety Products: Six Sigma / Lean Black Belt (2003 to 2009)

*Define and develop continuous improvement opportunities
*Coach and champion functions to identify and implement opportunities to improve program and process effectiveness
*Coach and mentor Green Belt colleagues

Six Sigma Black Belt Projects (2003 to 2009)

*Developed a raw material Kanban between the site and local component suppliers that reduced the rate of raw materials shortages by 80%; first-year savings of $33K. The Kanban was integrated with Baan.

*Implemented Inventory Location Control and Point of Use material storage, and introduced bar-code scanners to increase material handling efficiency by 80%, for first-year savings of $100K.

*Implemented bar-code scanning for purchase order receipts, reducing the amount of manual data entry by 33%.

*Mitigated obsolescence costs associated with new product introduction by 70%, by establishing Standard Work for Planning and Product Management functions. First-year savings of $332K.

*Improved productivity rate of six assembly lines by 25%. Major focus was in balancing assembly work, 5S, and improved cell layouts. Subassembly Kanban were also implemented to promote load leveling. First-year savings of $50K.

*Increased productivity of final packaging department by 20%. Used Value Stream Mapping to identify sources of non-value-added activity; designed improved workstations and floor plan and implemented 5S. First-year savings of $226K.

*Reduced Finished Goods days of supply by 40% (from 9 days to 5 days) by implementing a customized Clear to Build report in Baan. First-year cash savings of $524K.

*Led the site management team to identify non-value-added work in operations-support processes. Used a mapping exercise to drive identification and implementation of ten initiatives that reduced non-value activity in operations support. First-year savings of $100K.

*Championed and developed OEE metrics for SMT lines. Empowered production and engineering teams to reduce setup/changeover times by 50%, using SMED principles. Empowered teams to increase OEE by 15%, for a first-year savings of $100K.

*Developed reports/queries to enable short-term and medium-term capacity planning.

*Developed a predictive model of constraint process throughput to enable effective constraint scheduling.

*Partnered with local supplier to reduce order-fulfillment cycle time by 25% (12 hours). Non-value process steps were eliminated throughout the process, which enabled the supplier to provide additional value-added for no additional cost.

*Partnered with local supplier to reduce order-fulfillment cycle time by 25% (12 hours). Non-value process steps were eliminated throughout the process, which enabled the supplier to provide additional value-added for no additional cost.

*Selected for promotion into Tycos First Wave of Six Sigma Black Belts. Chosen for Tycos Lean Leader Certification Initiative.

Tyco Safety Products: Production Supervisor (2000 to 2003)

*Supervised up to 60 production staff in a multicultural, multi-shift environment
*Implemented continuous-improvement initiatives
*Reporting of productivity and other Key Performance Indicators

Delphax Systems: Production Manager (1997 to 2000)

*Progressive leadership positions culminating in production manager
*Managed up to 60 production staff
*Responsible for overall manufacturing effectiveness and budget accountability

SKILL SUMMARY

Financial Results: Benefits in first 12 months of Tyco project implementations exceed $1M.

Project Management: Implemented Lean work cells and cross-functional supply chain projects.

Production Experience: Managed or Supervised up to 60 production staff; Hands-on experience with implementing continuous-improvement initiatives.

Operational Excellence: Champion of site improvement initiatives. Responsible for program metrics for monthly operations reviews. Conduct internal ISO audits.

Coaching and Mentoring: Provided training in selected topics (such as Measurement System Analysis and Basic Statistics) for Green Belt and Blue Belt candidates. Coached and mentored Green Belt colleagues.

Accountability: Exceeded expectations of General Manager for Lean initiatives.

Creativity and Initiative: Thinking outside of the box and understanding the change management process have been critical success factors.

DMAIC and Lean: Black Belt certified to Tyco International standards; Mentored in Lean under Master Black Belt; Champion for site Lean program.

Disciplined Problem Solving: Used DMAIC and 8D tools such as SIPOC, CTS, Ishikawa diagram, CE Matrix, FMEA, Gage R&R, Kappa, Capability analyses, T-tests, ANOVA, Chi-square, Regression, DOE, SPC; Lean tools such as Value-stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen, Kanban, SMED.

ERP Systems and Applications: Expert in SAP and Epicor; Baan key user who is familiar with MPS, MRP, SFC, INV and many other functions; Highly proficient in Minitab, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Crystal Reports, Access, AutoCad, Visual Basic, and others.


EDUCATION SUMMARY

Lean Leader: Tyco International, 2007

Six Sigma Black Belt: Tyco International, 2003

Electronics Engineering Technology: DeVry, 1990

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