Experienced Transportation and Logistics professional in supply chain management and carrier operations. Assisting companies to maximize supply chain efficiencies by managing the flow of goods from origin to final destination. Creating solutions resulting in the reduction of operating expenses and increased customer satisfaction.
•••••Cost Analysis ••••• Computer Skills •••••Trouble Shooter••••• Results Driven •••••Transportation Pricing••••• Customer Service••••••••••Detailed Oriented••••• Hands – On Approach•••••••••• PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Lubenow / Echo Global Logistics, Green Bay, WI•••••••••• to ••••• Logistics Coordinator. Arranged daily check calls on all assigned less than truckload, truckload, and intermodal shipments to ensure on time pick-up and delivery. Documented and communicated issues to Customer Service and Customer Service Representatives. Scheduled pick-up and delivery appointments. Keyed shipment data into the TMS and emailed / faxed carrier. Posted shipments on load boards.
Etters International, Green Bay, WI•••••••••• to ••••• Export operations. Prepare and process export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, and procedures. Analyze Letters of Credit and prepare documentation for processing. Obtain global pricing based on service and cost. Arrange domestic and ocean transportation according to Inco-Terms.
Transpro Contract Carriers, Inc., Kaukauna, WI•••••••••• to ••••• A family owned dry van truckload carrier generating $••••• Million in sales. Dispatcher••••• Responsible for managing the efforts of assigned drivers, ensuring proper utilization of equipment, maximizing efficiencies and earnings, and providing exceptional customer service.
• Supervised, dispatched, and tracked drivers on a daily basis • Initiated, developed, and increased weekly truckload volumes • Monitored and tracked transportation shipments from inception to final delivery • Used professional judgment to identify problems and recommended changes to ensure customer satisfaction • Built and maintained professional relationships with drivers, customers, and other carrier partners • Negotiated rates based on the company’s profitability requirements • Increased backhaul efficiencies by generating a •••••% backhaul ratio • C.H. Robinson and U.S. Traffic recognized the Operations Team for exceptional customer service • Directed staff performing repairs and maintenance of tractors and trailers to DOT standards • Recommended changes in trailer utilization to increase revenue • •••••% on-time delivery to core accounts
Dean Foods Vegetable Company, Green Bay, WI (currently Birds Eye)•••••••••• to ••••• The nation’s 2nd largest processor of canned and frozen vegetables, generating over $••••• Billion in sales. Transportation – Specialty, Export, and Food Service •••••••••• to ••••• Responsible for all international transportation, USDA meat and vegetable bids / awards, reducing supply chain operating costs, and providing world class customer service.
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• Managed the USDA bid process by analyzing all USDA data, utilizing the most cost efficient modes of transportation, and communicated freight costs to leadership. The company was awarded several contracts totaling over $ ••••• Million in sales for three consecutive years. • Reduced the cost of imported vegetables by negotiating volume contracts with two transportation providers resulting in $•••••,••••• cost savings over previous year
Traffic Manager – Canned•••••••••• to ••••• Responsible for all transportation activities related to canned vegetables to include traffic shipped from Midwest plants and warehouses to customers and regional distribution centers.
• Implemented “core” carrier concept reducing the truckload carrier base from ••••• to ••••• The core carriers handled •••••% of our truckload tonnage and produced •••••% on-time delivery • Measured carrier performance taking into account on time pick-up and delivery, equipment, communications, freight bill accuracy, pallet exchange, and claims • Validated retail delivered pricing models on a national program • Developed and implemented cost model for transportation budgets resulting in $•••••,••••• reduction in costs • Co-sponsored a team to increase truckload and carload utilization which led the way to increased order minimums and reduction in costs • Co-sponsored a team to ship jarred pickles in boxcars to RDC’s resulting in major cost savings
Transportation Pricing Manager•••••••••• to••••• Responsible for all rate negotiations on rail, truckload, intermodal, and less than truckload traffic destined to customers and warehouses. • Analyzed and evaluated transportation modes and formed recommendations which reduced overall supply chain costs • Maintained all carrier tariffs and contracts • Maintained and published inter-company freight rate manual • Converted four accounting systems into one; by researching and outsourcing the freight payment process. • Quoted transportation pricing to company personnel, food brokers, and customers
Assistant Traffic Manager –Rates and Claims•••••••••• to ••••• Responsible for the supervision of two transportation planners, analyzing transportation costs, resolving all loss and damage claims, and the replenishment of branded retail canned vegetables in ••••• public warehouses across the United States.
Assistant Traffic Manager – Rates and Planning•••••••••• to ••••• Responsible for publishing all competitive rail routes and truckload rates for customers and public warehouses, audited all freight invoices, and the supervision of the truck and rail planners.
AMF-Paragon Electric Company, Two Rivers, WI•••••••••• to ••••• A manufacturer of electrical time controls used by appliance manufactures and timing devices for the consumer industries. Traffic Supervisor•••••••••• Responsible for managing and dispatching the company’s private fleet, scheduling required maintenance, ensuring all permits and licensing were up to date and audited drivers logs. Audited all truck and air freight invoices. Reviewed and filed all loss and damage claims. Managed the inventory of cardboard boxes and maintained Fork Lift Driver Safety Program. I received the AMF – Paragon Electric Performance Award for reducing transportation costs by •••••%.
Education Associate Degree – Transportation and Distribution Management Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Green Bay, WI