Cocoa, FL 32927 321-474-1229; MATERIALS MANAGER Guarantee: Consistently reduce supply chain cost driving higher profits. Decisive and tenacious Supply Chain Manager having 30+ years’ experience providing substantial process improvement through Lean Six Sigma Black Belt practices. Consistently providing million dollar plus savings in manufacturing situations via out of the box thinking and positive change. Enjoying a high paced problem solving environment engaging robust personal drive to exceed corporate goals. A strong advocate of training and clear communication, building self-enabling, cross functional teams PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Successful Six Sigma Black Belt with multiple $1M+ savings Project Management through expertise in handling multiple projects with concurrent deadlines Institute of Certified Professional Managers graduate Lean Manufacturing process improvement with quantifiable results Skillful Purchasing Department Management Multiple MRP/ERP program experience; Infor, Lilly, Macola Electronics assembly/repair Accomplished Value Stream Mapping for all processes Expert Supply Chain Management Facilitate professional Kaizen events Aggressive negotiator for Vendor Managed Inventory Proficient with Microsoft Office Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook Experienced at Microsoft Office Access and Project Manager Shipping and Receiving Management expertise, DFARS, FARS, ITAR

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS Nautique Boats Material Control Manager and Service Parts Manager Responsibilities:
March 2010-September 2013

Managed multiple department/multiple shift with excellent results Monthly report to executive team on KPI’s and budget analysis Vendor and production damaged material Prioritized and assigned varying tasks for both US and international manufacturers for on-time, on-budget deliveries employing statistical data analysis concepts Maintained inventory resulting in 15+ inventory turns annually engaging vendor managed inventories, JIT, and statistical analysis of projected production rates 17 direct reports team, including Purchasing, Stockroom, Service Parts, Shipping and Receiving

Empowered excellent team communication through weekly safety meetings and one on one meetings Maintained all departments well within budget constraints providing statistical data monthly through charts and spreadsheets to CEO, CFO and all VP’s Improved Service Parts Sales from $2 million to $4 million in a 12-month time frame administering Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques to improve the customer experience On-time deliveries from 60% to 97% through Six Sigma Black Belt processes reducing order processing time Controlled $60 million dollar inventory using MRP, initiating cycle counts and a Kanban system interacting directly with purchasers Reduced quality issues down to 1% through the use of Kaizen increasing operator awareness and pride of ownership in the process Developed and created visual aid two-card Kanban system reducing stock outs by 95% Authored Vendor Acceptance / Rating System which included contracts for 150 vendors initiating annual performance reports to all vendors as well as internal design engineers Designed and implemented damaged material return process contract with vendors recovering 100% of cost via credit, check, or exchange

Knight’s Armament Company Material Control Manager Responsibilities:

October 2004 – March 2010

ERP/MRP program management to maintain functionality and flexibility of the MRP system Author and issue Purchase Orders, Work Orders supporting production Physically tested all products and prepared analytical and statistical reports in support of Government contracts Controlled all aspects of Government project from design engineering to the shipment of the products. Managed purchasing department and stockroom

Authored Six Sigma Black Belt Project, projected savings more than $1 million in operator and machine process time 100% accuracy in purchase orders, work orders, all documents and processes meet ISO requirements, DFARS, ITAR Initiated vendor managed inventories substantially reducing stock outs, saving warehouse space and operator hours Designed a Kanban system for assembly reducing build time and reducing cost Project Manager for a $15 million dollar annual government contract with exemplary delivery results using project management software and a hands on approach working side by side with operators Certified Manager Certificate 200 hour commitment to personal excellence in management Deep Sea Power and Light March 2003 – July 2004

Production Manager Responsibilities:
Management of Oceanographic Division with direct responsibility for 6 electrical/mechanical technicians, buyers and multimillion dollar budget Lean Manufacturing improvements to process and quality increasing throughput and decreasing rework Inventory management reducing inventory and eliminating stock outs Managed manpower requirements to keep production at its most efficient level Purchasing Department management Warranty Repair Department management

Increased on-time deliveries in three months from 79% to 95% using visual aids and direct involvement in assembly Implemented a Kaizen Program and additional “no-cost” training programs with excellent results in time savings, process control and increasing process ownership of assemblers Initiated a Kanban System replacing a Push System reducing assembly time achieving faster delivery to end user Increased quality of finished goods by 30% with hands on involvement in production process and statistical data Reduced warranty repairs by 20% by instituting a manager’s review of outgoing products Work space requirements reduced by 10% using Kanban system Initiated 5S Safety Program for manufacturing floor resulting in no work related accidents Annual production increase from $2.2 million to $4 million without additional headcount through lean philosophy

Dimension One Spas Industrial Lean Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities:

February 2002 – February 2003

Produced 100 plus visual aids/Work Instructions Responsible for 5 direct reports Initiated professional Kaizens into manufacturing Manufacturing floor layout improvements for speed of process and safety of employees One-piece flow

Third Place Shingo Prize winner for small business Eliminated production bottlenecks through use of Lean Six Sigma processes resulting in a plant-wide efficiency gain of 11% in 2002 Increased production rates by 200% with a 15% reduction of required space, no increase in manpower through Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma Acted as team leader to achieve ISO certification in 8 months from inception to completion Championed new fiberglass project resulting in a 7% overall cost savings in finished product over the prior two part foam process. ROI was less than one year Initiated and maintained employee bonus for learning program. Lead process flow changes to achieve one piece flow in less than 12 months

Sony Corporation

September 1975 – June 2001

Robert Knapp • 321-474-1229•

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Multi-positions from line worker to Engineering Associate Responsibilities:
Graphics Display Department Supervisor for 53 direct employees PC Board layout and designs Electronics Repair Technician Developing consumer electronics from concept to production Member of 100 plus design engineer team Performed time studies to reduce bottlenecks in production Managed $2 million inventory in 150,000 square foot warehouse Designed mass production line layouts in San Diego and Asia Managed Consumer trade shows, shipping, building, booth operations and teardown

Six Sigma Transactional Greenbelt with project savings of $100,000 in electronic technician retention cost Design team member for first video conferencing unit and Play Station, designing and building printed circuit boards ISO Certified Internal Auditor Initiated safety and recycling programs First high resolution computer monitor technician in United States traveling internationally to perform on site repair and custom installation Worked in Thailand and China designing new production facilities for the manufacture of computer monitors Built educational displays for science center for children teaching how computer monitors work Started and was president of the employees association supporting employees events and homes for abused children

Bachelors in Business Management Associate of Science in Electronics/Business Management Six Sigma Black Belt APICS Certificate OHSA Certificate Institute of Certified Professional Managers ISO 9001 Auditor Certificates through BSI and DNV