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Darcie Fox 6054 Mount Diablo Court, Castro Valley, California 94552 (510) 886.7816 (925) 699.8061 darciekarma@hotmail.



Highly motivated and goal oriented supply chain executive with over 23 years of experience in developing and implementing tactical and strategic business plans and initiatives; equipped with broad background and expertise on consumer goods as well as in food service and retail industries, focusing on achievement of int ernal customers and corporate objectives. Adept at working in dynamic and challenging vironments; driving cost out of the system; collaborating with the team to achie ve goals on time and within budget constraints; and promoting open interactive c ommunications throughout the organization. Thrives at developing effective resol utions in diagnosing issues, evaluating trends and risks, and driving new initia tives in supply chain management. Demonstrated success in supervising cross-func tional teams to streamline processes and systems necessary for the achievement o f goals and objectives.

CORE COMPETENCIES Business Process Re-engineering Lean Supply Chain Management Sales and Operations Planning Forecasting Demand Planning Logistics Transportation Management Cost-optimized Capacity Planning Enterprise Resource Planning Production Planning Scheduling Material Requirements Planning Distribution Requirements Planning

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Worked for a 3,200-employee food manufacturer, supplying food service an d consumer packaged goods to domestic and international markets, representing ov er $400M in sales, 600 different stock items in six factories, and two distribut ion centers Streamlined business processes and sustained aggressive expansion goals as organizational major initiatives Spearheaded strategic optimization project team consisting of 50 members from multiple functions achieving overall savings of $4M Implemented centralization of new department, leading to increased forec ast accuracy by 29% while maintaining customer service targets, consistently exc eeding 95%, and reducing finished goods inventory by $3M Strategically capitalized on the benefits of improving freight managemen t, procurement, rating, and audits, load tendering, and real-time logistics mana gement; heightened shipment management efficiencies for TL, LTL, rail, inter-mod al, ocean, parcel, and air modes resulting in more than a million dollar savings

in less than 24 months Instrumental in providing key support in planning, warehousing, and logi stics to support LEAN initiatives and processing within overall company supply c hain resulting in $2M savings to the company Director of Demand Planning for the Beverage Division of Nestle USA, the largest food company in the world, representing $1.5B sales in 1996, 2,300 dif ferent stock items, five factories, and eight distribution centers Modified forecast processes by initiating a new department and reassigni ng forecast responsibilities, leading to an increased forecast accuracy of 22% f or all 2,300 stock keeping units (SKUs) while increasing customer service target s Held accountable for the $26M inventory and sales forecast for the Groun d Coffee Division totaling to $250M Significantly reduced inventory levels by improving forecast accuracy, r esulting in $1M savings in operational interest while keeping customer service l evels constant Successfully streamlined SKU count by 13% and increased operational effi ciencies by leading a task force responsible for identifying and targeting selec ted items for discontinuation CAREER OVERVIEW Assumed responsibility for selecting and implementing an enterprise reso urce planning system for Idahoan Foods by collaboratively working with both cli ent and consultant resources Closely worked with Idahoan Foods to understand current business process es imposing appropriate technology model to alleviate pain points, optimize effi ciencies, and deliver best practices Conducted client visioning sessions focusing on the uses of different te chnologies giving specific examples of each product and brainstorming specific s olutions Managed all phases of sales and operations, including planning process, production planning, scheduling, forecasting, and logistics for six production a nd packaging facilities; supervised four managers in three locations and a total department of 115 Modified and improved forecast processes as well as implemented enterpri se resource planning, demand planning, scheduling, planning, and business intel ligence software; developed intranet website providing daily operational tools a nd overall business measurement scorecard Orchestrated all phases of forecast management driving the operational a nd financial plans; directly supervised eight senior analysts Applied new forecasting process for US sales force streamlining communic ations for remote and corporate offices Headed the transition from Micro Control forecasting system to ACG Forec aster, providing additional modeling capabilities as well as faster aggregation time for management review Liaised between business units and sales force enhancing acceptance of c onsensus forecasts, while improving accuracy to ensure working capital efficienc ies Employed constrained capacity planning system, which facilitate smoother and more operationally efficient planning processes Administrated a staff of seven professional analysts Oversaw volume in a sales reporting tool that projected company profitab ility Designed and implemented an accurate and usable online system for sales force to test programs for potential profitability Instituted a task force to consolidate company divisions leading to stre amlined reporting process and better utilization of disk space Implemented training programs and supporting collateral for trade promot ion analysis tools

Pioneered a comprehensive forecast manual serving as a reference guide

WORK CHRONOLOGY IDAHOAN FOODS ~ LEWISVILLE, ID Supply Chain Independent Consultant 2008-2010

BASIC AMERICAN FOODS ~ WALNUT CREEK, CA Director, Planning and Logistics 1997-2008 NESTLE USA (BEVERAGE DIVISION) ~ SAN FRANCISCO, CA Director, Forecast / Demand Planning 1995-1997 Division Production Planning / Forecast Manager 1992-1995 Manager of Forecast Research 1988-1992

EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts in Design and Industry ~ Graduated magna cum laude San Francisco State University ~ San Francisco, CA

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING University of Tennessee Integrated Supply Chain Management Program Finance for Non-Financial Managers Lean Manufacturing Training Sexual Harassment Training

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Women s Foodservice Forum Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success (APICS) Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

TECHNICAL SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) Lawson ERP and WMS Software ~ Adage Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software ~ Infor Enterprise Software Logility Software ~ Prescient ~ SAP ~ Oracle Data War ehouse Application