Manager, Solutions Engineering @ Menlo World Wide Logistics
Inventory Forecast Modeling Analyst/ Demand Management (Network Demand) Lead @ Sears, Roebuck and Co.,
Supply Chain Planning Systems Solution Architect @
Masters of Business Administration @
Highly motivated, dynamic, experienced and self-directed supply chain professional with a proven track record of setting strategic direction for the design and development of operations and supply chain processes and systems in a most cost efficient manner. Extensively experienced in leading teams and large scale projects and initiatives that have a significant impact on the business. Demonstrated
Highly motivated, dynamic, experienced and self-directed supply chain professional with a proven track record of setting strategic direction for the design and development of operations and supply chain processes and systems in a most cost efficient manner. Extensively experienced in leading teams and large scale projects and initiatives that have a significant impact on the business. Demonstrated mastery in multiple technical disciplines and processes. Proven track record of influencing and advising C Level Executives on cross-functional, high level projects or programs. Continuously create and sell new supply chain opportunities to internal and external customers using sound analysis.
Specialties: Operations & Project Leadership...Strategic Planning...Benchmarking & Productivity Metrics
- Solution Roadmap Management
- Consensus Sales Forecasting Process
- Statistical Forecasting Methodologies and Processes
- Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment
- Advanced Planning Systems Implementation
- Project Management & Delivery
Business System Consultant, Demand Planning @ •Solution ownership, architecture, and management of JDA based Global Planning System (including, Demand, Collaborate, Monitor, and Sales and Operations Planning).
•Recommend network design enhancements to optimize inventory movement and meet business requirements. Configure and integrate supply chain planning and reporting systems such as JDA, SAP, & COGNOS to model distribution, deployment, and constrained production planning in accordance with business processes and policies.
•Work closely with IT, business, and executive sponsors in the management, operations, and overall success of projects.
•Provide system expertise and facilitate change to enable core track resources to make design progress, deliver functional & technical specs and ultimately begin development while mitigating project delay. From August 2015 to Present (3 months) Greater Chicago AreaManager, Solutions Engineering @ Responsible for designing and leading Menlo’s 4PL Solution Engineering Team's account management strategy focused on delivering solutions and services to multi-billion dollar Global Truck Manufacturing customer. Accountable for planning and end results through management of team. Define roles and responsibilities and plan for the customers future needs and operations.
•Lead team of associates consisting of Principal Engineers, Senior Engineers, Project Managers, and Data Analysts
•Provide value propositions by identifying opportunities through Lean principles, rigorous data collection and analysis and crafting marketable solutions for client
•Manage relationship with customer gate keeper
•Propose and deliver key initiatives that improve the client’s supply chain operations and/or drive efficiency into the Menlo account team’s internal processes
•Fully and accurately define supply chain requirements and solution approach while ensuring the gathering of accurate information and performing detailed solution design
•Identify, select, and deploy use of optimization/decision support tools such as i-Log suite to perform global supply chain studies, packaging & material flow analysis, routing optimization, and transportation rate analyses. From April 2015 to August 2015 (5 months) Lisle, ILManager Business Operations @ Responsible for the strategic direction, design and development of HGS operations, supply chain processes and systems in a most cost efficient manner, including both project implementation and ongoing applications support:
•Propose new concepts that significantly enhance existing capabilities.
•Analyze complex processes and systems and business requirements to determine feasibility of design.
•Prepare project-phase plans and implementation schedules, direct and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget, and evaluates results.
•Provide technical leadership and business expertise to subordinates and peers on complex projects by taking action From July 2013 to March 2015 (1 year 9 months) US-IL-Downers GroveSupply Chain Integration Manager @ Involved in driving the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities for large strategic customers with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance.
Areas addressed include:
Distribution Strategy, Information and Inventory Management From August 2011 to July 2013 (2 years) Supply Chain Integration Process Design & Metrics Manager @ •Advise senior management on high level projects and programs.
•Design and document supply chain integration business processes that utilize and enhance the supply chain integration solutions and propose new concepts that significantly enhance existing capabilities.
•Business process areas include distribution center execution integration, supply planning, and cross functional supply chain process coordination and communication for demand planning, supply planning and master data management.
•Develop business centric operational and business case metrics that measure people and process effectiveness.
•Define business requirements for IT enablement of business solutions and reporting metrics.
•Review and define testing and training documentation for the use of new or modified processes and systems.
•Ensures power users are identified, trained and carry-out training to end users.
•Monitor training for effectiveness.
•Function as a liaison with customers, suppliers, and other departments and organizations to insure specifications are met. From January 2010 to July 2011 (1 year 7 months) Project Manager, Business Systems @ • Created Master Warehouse to DC to restaurant allocations for approximately 60 million McDonald’s Happy Meal toys each month utilizing restaurant level forecasts and delivery calendars to create unit level recommended shipments.
• Lead all training and development of McDonald’s DC associates and HAVI Global Solutions Supply Planning associates. Host a bi-weekly training call with associates from 36 McDonald’s DC’s and HAVI Global Solutions Supply Planning team to promote ongoing program and process continuous improvement.
• Provided system documentation and lead projects to implement technology upgrades to HAVI Global Solutions Integrated Logistics Systems.
•Facilitated analysis sessions to define current business processes and identify changes required to successfully implement JDA’s Replenishment Planning Applications.
Provided change management leadership to assist with implementing new or changed business processes in their organization. From January 2007 to January 2010 (3 years 1 month) Project Manager, Supply Planning @ • Acted as Account Manager for assigned McDonald’s DCs and actively engaged in all facets of the inventory management of McDonald’s promotional items and was responsible for generating time phased replenishment orders that meet the objectives of:
• Balanced inventory run-out of limited supply items at all stock keeping locations
• minimizing excess and stranded inventory
• minimizing stock-out and stock-low situations
• Coordinated the flow of inventory management information to distribution centers, restaurants, and related internal departments.
• Managed the distribution planning and execution functions associated with the promotional process and managed supply. Educated stakeholders on the promotional process. Met agreed upon assured supply measures. From January 2006 to January 2007 (1 year 1 month) Inventory Forecast Modeling Analyst/ Demand Management (Network Demand) Lead @ •Implemented Demand at a major retailer (Sears) to plan the replenishment of over 300 million item location combinations on a weekly basis at over 800 stores.
•Coordinated and lead a team analyzing SEARS business and technical Demand Management processes.
•Detailed To-Be business processes, data requirement specs, validation framework and rolling out Go-Live by spring 2005.
•Analyze and consolidate large volumes of data, develop a fact-based point of view, and communicate to management via presentations and reports.
•Provide system documentation and training content.
•Develop and maintain weekly SKU level demand forecasts for new, seasonal and on-going product lines by utilizing statistical forecasting models, incorporating customer-supplied data, integrating market intelligence and/or applying other techniques to define the best methods to forecast customer demand. From January 2004 to January 2006 (2 years 1 month)
Bachelors of Science, Business Administration @ Elmhurst CollegeMasters of Business Administration, Operations Management @ Lewis University Chris CSCP is skilled in: Cross-functional Team..., Warehousing, Forecasting, Supply Chain..., Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, MRP, Logistics, Transportation, Inventory Control, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Demand Forecasting, Process Improvement, Supply Chain Operations, Business Process, Integration, Analysis, Project Management, Strategy, Management, Project Planning, Business Intelligence, Program Management, ERP, JDA, Supply Management, Training
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