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SIMON SUWANZY DZREKE 18th Engineer Brigade * CMR 420 Box 104 * APO AE 09063

Home: (860) 770-6355 * Mobile: (203) 983-8028


E-Mail: sd1c52ff@westpost.net

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS MANAGER


SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN and LOGISTICS EXECUTIVE with an impressive ten year track re
cord of driving organizational performance through the strategic alignment and e
xecution of supply and logistics operations vital to cost reduction, operational
efficiency, and bottom-line profit improvement. Solid knowledge of all phases o
f supply chain management including logistics, operations, warehouse, distributi
on, quality, and material management. Highly disciplined and resourceful team le
ader with the exceptional capacity to multitask in a fast-paced environment, man
age competing priorities with ease while achieving organizational and customer o
bjectives. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to work with divers
e groups while inspiring confidence at all levels.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
STRATEGIC PLANNING * LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT * CHANGE MANAGEMENT * INVENTORY MANAGE
MENT/AUDITS STRATEGIC & TACTICAL MARKETING * LOGISTICS PLANNING & MODELING * MAR
KET GROWTH AND RETENTION PACKAGING & BRANDING * NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT * ERP *
LEAN PRODUCTION & SUPPLY CHAIN
BUDGETING & COST CONTROL * FORECASTING AND TREND ANALYSIS * BUSINESS RE-ENGINEER
ING
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT * REGULATORY COMPLIANCE * JUST-IN-TIME/RELATIONSHIP MARKETIN
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ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS & CONTROLS * PRODUCTION CONTROL * DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMEN
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* Impressive record of achievements in conceiving, designing, and executing bold
, distinctive, high-impact logistics and supply chain operations and marketing p
rograms that deliver outstanding returns.
* Extensive experience in the development and execution of programs to ensure ma
ximum utilization of logistical resources; qualified in planning, development, m
onitoring, and analyzing overall program for maximum results.
* Expertise in the design and execution of global supply chain and manufacturing
operations using Lean and TQM tools to reduce costs, improve on-time delivery,
increase customer satisfaction and enhance profitability.
* Advanced technical skills in Windows XP/2000/2003/2007/Vista, MS Office Suite,
and MS Access.
* Currently hold active United States Government Security Clearance.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
United States Military, Germany & Iraq * 2004-Present
Logistics and Supply Supervisor
Supervise and execute the daily supply and equipment inventory management and co
ntrol functions for the Property Book Enhanced System and Unit Level Property Bo
ok Enhanced System with managerial responsibility for a staff of 132 and 2,000+
service members. Prepare and analyze material forecasting requirements as an int
egral component of the material requisition process. Responsible for maintaining
optimal inventory levels and maintaining accurate audit counts, preparing inven
tory adjustments and analyzing inspection reports as part of the inventory contr
ol process. Evaluate and enhance operational efficiency through streamlined ware
house layout, implementation of location symbol tracking system for ease of iden
tification. Define and implement warehouse and distribution logistics policies a
nd procedures both internationally and locally.
* Achieved 100% inventory accuracy for four consecutive years which accountabili
ty for equipment inventory valued in excess of $50 million.
* Provided for and maintained security measures for $6+ million of sensitive mil
itary equipment.
* Developed standardize operating practice and procedures including detailed qua
lity level documentation, resulting in a 50% time reduction on supply and logist
ics inventory related activities.
* Established highly effective logistics support, material management, reliabili
ty, sparing and maintenance of performance base logistics system.
* Led team in the development and execution of command logistics disciplines to
integrate, monitor, and communicate supply chain opportunities including resourc
e planning and management, project scheduling, cost attainment strategies, and p
erformance benchmarking.

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* Implemented an innovative inventory reduction program for a Brigade warehouse
in Iraq resulting in a cost savings of $1.5 million.
* Consistently maintained a 99% promotion ranking, receiving promotion to a lead
ership position in under five years.
* Recipient of numerous achievement awards for leadership and professionalism du
ring Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006-2009) for leading logistics management and su
pply operations to over 2,000 personnel.
Lizziminia Company - Unilever Franchise Company, Ghana * 2000-2003
Logistics/Supply & Marketing/Sales Manager
Direct oversight and accountability for the seamless execution of logistics, sup
ply chain and marketing functions, including providing managerial leadership and
guidance to a staff of 50. Conducted program management reviews utilizing earne
d value management tools for cost reporting and variance analysis. Led continuou
s improvement initiatives to design and implement operational efficiencies that
maximize the productivity and performance of the Logistics/Supply Chain and Mark
eting Departments, establishing sales team measures with measurable cost savings
results.
* Implemented a company wide sales and logistics plan effectively increasing sal
es by 40% within the first quarter of operation.
* Orchestrated the implementation of effective marketing, logistics, and supply
chain responsiveness through accurate forecasting and efficient inventory manage
ment.
* Reduced excess holding costs while maintaining an exact amount of safety stock
vital to boosting revenues through effective supply chain management resulting
in a 70+% increase in revenues combines with a reduction of bullwhip effect from
35% to 5%.
* Implemented customer relationship management strategies, enhancing effective a
nd efficient relationship marketing throughout the sales territorial areas that
resulted in more than a 50% spike in sales while increasing customer and supplie
r satisfaction, retention, and loyalty.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Doctoral of Business Administration Candidate * Global Operations and Supply Cha
in Management
Capella University (Expected Completion 2012)
Masters of Business Administration, Marketing (2010)
Strayer University * GPA 3.9
Master of Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2009)
Colorado Technical University * GPA 4.0
Graduate Level Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2009)
Colorado Technical University
Graduate Level Certificate in Business Administration (2008)
Colorado Technical University
Bachelor of Art, Marketing
Koforidua Polytechnics * GPA 3.8
Professional Certifications and Affiliations
Property Book Enhanced System Certified * Property Book Enhanced System Unit Lev
el Certified
Unit Supply System Certified * Automatic Logistics Certified
American Production & Inventory Control Society * Institute for Supply Managemen
t * Quartermaster