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WILLIAM J.

NIST
3328 Summerset Court cell: (716) 417-0261
Wheatfield, New York 14120 e-mail: wn8cd694@westpost.net
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Warehouse/Distribution Manager with 17 years of experience building and leading
high performance teams as well as driving inventory accuracy, regulatory complia
nce (FDA), reduced costs, improved productivity, and increased business performa
nce.
Functional Experience:
Operations Management, Warehousing, Domestic/International Distribution, Invento
ry Control

Selected Skills:
* FDA/Global Government Audits * Customs Compliance * ISO 14001 Sys
tem
* SAP, AS400, and Microsoft Office * Customer Satisfaction *
Process Improvements
* Organizational Leadership * Inventory Accuracy * Staff Development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ASTELLAS PHARMA MANUFACTURING (FUJISAWA), Grand Island, New York 2000 - 2009
Pharmaceutical manufacturer of topical ointment and global distribution center.
Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor
Established and managed new 66,000 sq. ft. pharmaceutical warehouse/distribution
facility. Implemented and managed global distribution center in 2002. Managed s
taff 11 direct reports. Oversaw the receiving of all imported and domestic raw m
aterials, finished goods and clinical materials as well as manufacturing support
/replenishment, and processing and proper disposal of all returned goods. Develo
ped and maintained all departmental standard operating procedures. Member of mat
erial review board and assisted in the disposition of all non-conforming finishe
d goods and raw materials. Worked extensively with Customer Service personnel to
continually improve customer satisfaction. Managed yearly shipments of over $1.
7 billion. Experienced in AS-400 and SAP software including all Microsoft Office
products.
* Maintained a 99.8% inventory accuracy of over $135 million in inventory.
* Held zero observations for all US/Global government inspections (FDA/EMEA).
* Maintained a perfect record for all internal and external inventory audits.
* Cross-trained all hourly personnel to attain optimal manpower efficiency.
* Managed implementation of SAP software from AS400 software.
* Effectively implemented 5-S program to targeted areas in my control.
* Member of safety committee which accomplished zero loss-time accidents for 350
,000 man-hours.
* Experienced in implementation and use of Cold Chain packaging.
* Successfully closed facility within budgeted time frame.
* Traveled and successfully trained replacement third-party supply chain company
.
* Certified operator/trainer of multiple powered industrial trucks.
* Effectively met/exceeded all plant-wide goals for on-time shipments (97%), cyc
le counts (98%), and on-time receipts (95%).
MULTISORB TECHNOLOGIES, West Seneca, New York
1999 - 2000
Manufacturer of desiccants used in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, electr
onics and transport industries.
Warehouse Leader
Managed all material activities including shipping, receiving, warehouse product
ion support, returned goods, cycle counting and off-site warehousing. Selected,
trained and supervised a staff of 15 covering three shifts. Assisted in off-shif
t manufacturing supervision. Interacted with Customer Service personnel to meet
daily shipping and information requirements.
* Established and maintained a structured warehousing system including implement
ation of bar-code scanning system.
* Eliminated 50% of off-site warehousing.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)


STANDARD PRODUCTS, Winnsboro, South Carolina
1996 - 1998
Manufacturer of rubber and plastic parts for automotive original equipment manuf
acturers and aftermarket retailers.
Warehouse Supervisor
Through a staff of 14 employees, managed the receipt, approval and distribution
of raw materials to the production floor, on-time shipments to Ford, GM and Chry
sler and cycle counting.
* Reduced excess inventories by 25% resulting in increased cash flows.
* Implemented bar-code data collection resulting in improved employee productivi
ty, enhanced flexibility, and improved data accuracy.
* Implemented bar-coded shipping procedures, which reduced shipment errors by 30
% and increased customer satisfaction and inventory control.
* Established and maintained kanban replenishment system.
INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS IN ENTERTAINMENT, Clarence, New York 1994 -
1996
Manufacturer of coin operated amusement, sports, and redemption games
Production Manager
Managed the manufacturing, receiving, shipping and quality control processes for
one of the nation's largest manufacturer of arcade games.
* Successfully met daily production goals of best selling redemption game in US
adding an extra $450,000 in sales revenue per week.
ROADWAY EXPRESS, Altoona, Pennsylvania 1993 - 1994
Operations Supervisor
Consolidated and distributed freight to local clients including cost and perform
ance analysis, inventory control, OS&D inventories, and customer satisfaction.
* Developed a process that allowed management of two separate facilities from on
e location which led to a 25% reduction in manpower.
* Assisted in improving facilities performance from near last to first in the di
strict.
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, Akron, Ohio
Master of Business Administration, 1991
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1988