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Arthur R.

601 N. Walnut St.
P.O. Box 363
Forreston, IL 61030
To obtain a position in purchasing or materials management that enables me to co
ntribute to the profitability and operating effectiveness of an organization thr
ough the use of my technical abilities, educational background, and diverse expe
Professional experience
Six years experience in Production and Inventory Control and twelve years experi
ence in Purchasing/Material Management. Familiarity with AS400 and PC based sys
tems, as well as,Visual, Mapics, Macola, HFA, and TERM software for inventory ma
nagement, bills of material, customer order processing and purchasing.
American Production and Inventory Control Society, CPIM Certification
National Association of Purchasing Management, C.P.M. Certification
Member of management team that facilitated the successful implementation and res
ulting ISO-9001 registration.
Established key supplier partnerships to ensure cont
inuity of supply for critical steels and class A items, while reducing on-hand i
nventory levels of these items by 62%
Set up supplier stocking program on high volume steel tubing to support 5 day tu
rnaround to handle short lead-time requirements on cut to length material.
Improved on-time deliveries from 71.6% to 92.5%
Negotiated $1,500,000 annual stainless steel contract that resulted in a $120,00
0 savings over the previous contract, with potentially greater savings due to ma
rket price decrease protection.
Implemented a bin-stocking program for hardware resulting in savings of $30,277
the first year through elimination of material handling, requisitioning, receivi
ng, expediting, and invoicing costs for these items.
Scrap & Recycling program changed handling facility to realize an additional $2
7,200 in annualized income from generated scrap. Initiated a waste management p
rogram for paper, corrugated, and wood to reduce landfill-dumping cost by $5,000
to $7,000.
Created inbound freight directives for a reduction of nearly $20,000 annually.
Completely updated purchased parts data base. Eliminated manual purchase histor
y system and redundant filing and data entry which led to a significant improvem
ent in departmental productivity.
Established requisition-analysis report by supplier to eliminate tearing and sor
ting of requisitions and greatly improving order placing efficiency and accuracy
Instituted an engineering change acknowledgement procedure to eliminate supplier
documentation errors on part revisions.
Developed a point of use storage system for major production lines to minimize m
aterial handling costs and improve overall production efficiency.
Summary of qualifications
Franklin Wire Works, Inc.
Belvidere, Illinois
Purchasing Manager (1/02 to 4/10) Responsible for the purchasing department for
a multi-plant manufacturer of point of purchase displays. Create policies and
procedures to ensure a reliable supply of raw materials and purchased components
to support production schedules and cost estimates. Steel tubing, wire, sheet
metal blanks, powder coatings, and graphics represent the major commodity purcha
Swenson Spreader Company
Lindenwood, Illinois
Material Manager/Purchasing (4/99 to 5/01) - Oversee the purchasing and producti
on scheduling departments for a manufacturer of snow and ice removal equipment.
Part of the management team responsible for determining company policy, plannin
g and direction. Negotiate contracts, capital project sourcing, as well as, pla
nning and scheduling of all raw material purchases. Annual purchases in excess
of 1,250,000# of stainless sheet and bar, and 1,500,000# of hot-roll sheet, plat
e, bar, and angles.
Star Manufacturing Company
Freeport, Illinois
Purchasing Agent (10/96 to 3/99) - Purchase all raw materials and MRO supplies f
or a hot forging company. Mill purchases of special bar quality hot rolled stee
l round, flat, and RCS bar, special section, and high carbon slit steel sheet us
ed in manufacturing agricultural parts, including, mold boards, arbor bolts, eye
bolts, shanks, and plow assemblies. Maintain minimum inventory levels necessar
y to support production plan for aftermarket parts, as well as, meeting requirem
ents of major OEM customers.
Woods Equipment Company
Oregon, Illinois
Purchasing Agent (11/95 to 10/96) - Primary commodity responsibility steel. Ann
ual purchases in excess of $12 million of sheet, plate, flat and round bar, and
pipe and tube. Negotiate and monitor national contracts for multi-plant MRP ope
ration. Perform supplier base consolidation and certification, along with, deve
loping JIT delivery programs to meet inventory reduction and continuous flow man
ufacturing goals.
Senior Buyer (10/94 to 11/95) - Negotiate contracts, evaluate suppliers, set ord
er policy, and supervise the issuing, scheduling, and expediting of purchase ord
ers in a multi-plant MRP environment. Responsibility for inventory levels, pric
ing, and quality. Annual purchases in excess of $8 million in 34 commodity des
ignations, including, blades, belts, bearings, wheels, pins, clutches, rubber pr
oducts, electrical components, and cartons.
Ultrasonic Power Corporation
Freeport, IL
Production Coordinator/Purchasing Manager (6/90 to 10/94) - Supervision, schedul
ing, and training of manufacturing work force. Purchasing of all materials and
supplies, responsible for part numbering system, product bills of material, new
order costing and pricing, forecasting, inventory control and monitoring, on-lin
e maintenance of inventory, receivers, and building and grounds up-keep.
Manufacturing Supervisor (11/88 to 6/90) - Supervise and schedule direct labor f
orce. Additional responsibility for manufacturing engineering, quality control,
and on-time delivery for both new product and service items. Customer interface
between in-house and field service.

Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts - General Studies
Interests and activities
Golf, bowling, and outdoor recreation
References available upon request