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Kevin E. Brown New Carlislie, IN 46552 KVBrown716@Gmail.Com 574-654-3355 H 574-250-6808 C Executive Summary Skilled Plant Manger with more than 20 years of manufacturing experience. Excelling in planning, developing and implementing 5s programs and other Lean Manufacturing concepts. Accomplished change agent with SMED, inventory reduction and a cost reduction track record. Core Qualifications Change management Value Stream Mapping Initiative to work independently Engineering/project management Cross-functional team management experience Strategic thinker Demand Flow Technology Organizational skills 5S and lean Manufacturing Production procedures Professional Experience Plant Manager (6/08- 9/12) Heraeus Electro-Nite, LLC. Merrillville, IN Operational responsibility in multiple locations throughout North America. Budgetary responsibility: $1 million Payroll, $2.5 million Inventory $7.5 million Sales Coordinated Calibration laboratory and electronic instrumentation repair laboratory Team Leader for ISO17025/AL2A recertification Instituted 5S & Cycle counting programs. Coordinated Quiktap ® dropper sensor system projects that resulted in $300,000 savings/system/year in steel mill facilities. Proficient in SAP operating systems Reduced month on Hand Inventory by 60% Operation achieved 4 years without recordable injury. Plant Manager, Foundry (6/04- 4/08) Scott Brass Inc., New Carlisle, IN (Tier 2 Supplier) Operational responsibility for non-union facility that operates 24/7- 365 days/year. Budgetary responsibility: $1.5 million payroll, $1 million plant expense & $72 million in Raw materials. Reduced raw material inventory by 66%, by instituting just in time inventory practices. Team member ISO/TS16949: 2002 recertification & Continuous Improvement Team. Developed scheduled die change system, which reduced downtime & increased productivity by 12%. Instituted 5S and Lean manufacturing concept which decreased cost/ of metal cast. Developed electronic reporting eliminating redundant paperwork. I of 3 Packaging Administrator, Marketing/ Product Eng. Group (7/02-12/03) Hubbell Electrical Products, South Bend, IN Team Member (coordinator) of cost reduction, outsourcing project for weatherproof product line. Cost reduction of over $1,000,000 or 33% of annual sales. Developed and implemented product packaging & labeling concepts that helped secure business with two Major home improvement centers, annual sales of $30,000,000. Reduced total number of cartons from 400 to 95, resulting in a material cost savings of $100,000. Co-coordinated and planned an online E-Auction that resulted in a $300,000 cost reduction in corrugated cartons. Maintained all ITF and UPC Barcodes for over 3,500 products. Developed Database to track all packaging specifications for distribution and logistics group. Coordinated all packaging, labeling and trilingual instruction sheet development for the outsourcing of the weatherproof product line to China & Indian sources, total annualized saving of project $2,000,000. Project Manger, Marketing/ Product Eng. Group (8/00 to 7/02) Hubbell Electrical Products, South Bend, IN Steel Fittings for EMT (Electrical Metallic Tubing) Outsourcing: Evaluated numerous potential international suppliers and their products, determined which organizations met desired criteria and negotiated terms. Coordinated the Quality plan, Product drawings, delivery and packaging for entire product line; project had a realized annual savings of $900,000 reduction in cost. Developed, implemented and expedited within 60 days a private labeling and packaging program for major Industrial customer (450 SKU’s $2.7 million account). Managed thirty projects ranging from $5,000 to $2,700,000 in cost saving, new product sales or special customer sales requirements. Industrial Engineering Mgr., Advanced Mfg. Eng. Group (9/98 to 8/00) Hubbell Electrical Products, South Bend, IN Design and planning of division wide operations relocation proposal. Developed and implemented relocation of Switchbox assemble lines using (DFT) and lean manufacturing concepts, which resulted in a 33% reduction in labor cost. Coordinated and Planned setup of Southern operations facility using setup reduction, (DFT) and lean manufacturing concepts resulting in a 20% reduction of manpower. Industrial Engineering Mgr., Manufacturing Eng. Group (1/95 to 9/98) Hubbell Electrical Products, South Bend, IN Established and hired a multi-talented 6 member Industrial Engineering department. Coordinated Ergonomic evaluations and redesign when required. Developed and implemented cost reductions projects with an annual savings of $300,000 to $500,000. Instituted Visual Factory by developing manufacturing methods sheets to be used at work centers. Coordinated development of an on demand compliance labeling system for local and international manufacturing locations. Developed and Implemented plant wide layout and process changes that resulted in an overall reduction of WIP by 80%. II of 3 Developed Product management and Effectivity Dating meetings to streamline Engineering Change Request. Industrial Eng. Supervisor, Manufacturing Eng. Group (6/94 to 1/95) Hubbell Electrical Products, South Bend, IN Coordinated relocation of Electrical fittings production line to Mexican location, saving company $2 million. Implemented Setup reduction of welded box line area, reducing setup time by 75% using SMED concepts along with establishing first piece quality standards criteria. Industrial Eng., Manufacturing Eng. Group (6/89 to 6/94) Hubbell Electrical Products, South Bend, IN Performed Time studies and methods analysis Maintained MRP system Reduced MRO tooling costs by 40% in the Hydromat machining center. Performed cost justifications for new equipment Manufacturing Engineer (10/88 to 6/89) Koszegi Products Inc.- South Bend, IN Performed over 700 Time Studies. Developed standard data to assist in cost estimating new products. Implemented new methods to reduce material handling and improve productivity. Education: Bachelors Degree in Supervision – August 1988 Associates Degree in General Business (Marketing)– May 1987 Purdue University North Central – Westville, IN Professional Training (8/05 & 8/10) 30 hour voluntary OSHA training (11/04) Stay Union Free (10/02) Microsoft Access - Productivity Point (9/98) Hazardous Material & Lockout/Tag out training – Kemper Insurance Seminar (4/98) Theory of Constraints – Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute (8/97) Demand Flow Technology School – WorldWide Flow College JcIT (2/97) Setup Reduction Seminar (JIT) – Saddle Island Institute (6/96) Ergonomic Job Analysis – University of Michigan 5 CEU’S (7/95) Repetitive Manufacturing Workshop – APICS® (5/95) Occupational Ergonomics – University of Michigan 4 CEU’S (4/95) Becoming an Effective Manager – Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis References: References Available upon request. III of 3
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