~ Dedicated Senior-Level Operations Executive eager to contribute extensive talents and background toward supporting a dynamic company in optimizing bottom-line performance. ~
Substantial experience in the international transportation and logistics industry with an outstanding blend of expertise in operations management, process improvements, labor relations, cost control, budget administration and forecasting. Combine solid leadership and team building capabilities to train, motivate, mentor and manage highly-productive personnel. Display a collaborative work ethic and exemplary prioritization, problem solving, negotiating, and scheduling skills. Methodically assess business operations and productivity metrics to determine and optimize fiscal performance, sustainability, competitive positioning, and revenue opportunities.
Recipient of several spot cash awards, stock award, and Quality Achievement award throughout career, including most recent APL Eagle Award of Excellence.
Captured cost savings of approximately $7M within past four years for APL Limited.
Resourcefully created process flows at API to streamline network and equipment functions.
Leveraged excellent planning abilities to introduce steady feed pipelines to remote demand locations eliminating occurrences of missed bookings at API Limited.
Chosen as leader of Vessel Productivity Process Improvement Team at Sea-Land, successfully increasing productivity from weekly average of 21.8 moves per hour to 30 moves per hour.
Secured $200K in savings in 1998 by reducing I.L.A. checker manning of yard detail.
Improved labor productivity at Sea-Land while reducing cost by 20% per move during dramatic increase of 1,200 moves per week.
Recognized as Best Terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey for 1995 and 1996 based on achievements in decreasing trucker turn time.
Orchestrated transloading of oversized cargo to/from trucker s equipment resulting in revenues exceeding $500K per year for Sea-Land.
APL Limited Inc., South Kearny, New Jersey, 2000 to Present
Regional Logistics Manager
- Spearhead daily operations for Network (Transportation and Logistics) and Equipment Control spanning the Eastern region.
- Apply dynamic leadership capabilities toward directing efforts of three managers, three supervisors, four analysts, and 12 union clerks.
- Facilitate international logistics encompassing cargo flow, allocation management, service recovery, economic analysis, analysis and implementation of new or altered services, MAR maintenance (Yield Management), FRG updates, and establishment of cut-offs and availabilities.
- Resourcefully initiated and formalized push/pull concept for region.
- Foster and nurture strong relationships with customers, vital to ensuring satisfaction and retention.
- Conduct regular inventory reconciliations and appropriately adjust supply/demand status of each location for corporate yield management team to represent a more accurate snapshot of imbalances.
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Professional Experience continued
Demonstrate excellent talents in equipment management, dispatch, on/off lease and swap program administration, long-term chassis inventory setting, short-term chassis projections and management, container grounding, and inbound/outbound transportation.
Completely restructured and realigned Network and Equipment team to strengthen focus on logistics without impact to equipment efficiency.
Identified and set up shipper pools to meticulously track aging and utilization.
Fortified focus on data integrity and EDI clean-up, successfully eliminating related weekend overtime.
Launched system of generating chassis demand projections to ensure sufficient supply.
Columbus Line U.S.A. Inc., Morristown, New Jersey, 1998 to 2000
Equipment Control Manager C North America
Directed eight personnel in efficient and cost-effective equipment control for North America, holding full accountability for equipment forecasting, supply/surplus management, on-hire/off-hire and sublease activity, policy development, and budget control.
Demonstrated proven skills in shipper pool management, and vessel balancing and steering.
Analyzed and clarified targets for key measurements such as empties per export, status days per throughput, unproductive (aging) ashore, positioning and depot cost per throughput.
Sea-Land Services Inc., Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1988 to 1998
Yard Operations Manager (1994 to 1998)
Exercised well-developed management acumen to oversee six supervisors, three union clerks, and 75 I.L.A. union employees in one of largest container facilities in North America.
Managed and maintained $6.2M annual budget.
Strategically reconfigured yard layout to coincide with vessel berthing by service while increasing capacity by 500 slots.
Led terminal to win several safety awards and maximized personnel productivity and performance by cross-training yard personnel.
Manager C Inland Transportation (1993 to 1994)
Proficiently coordinated over 60,000 truck and rail moves per year and directed efforts of 18 personnel.
Leveraged strong communication skills to negotiate truck rates with carriers.
Controlled $5M budget and served as northeast representative for Dallas Inland Process Improvement Team which streamlined statement billing and launched trucker event notification.
Implemented semi-annual bid process to minimize cost of carriers while maintaining on-time delivery.
Successfully slashed service failures in half from previous year.
Prior roles include Supervisor of Equipment Control (1992 to 1993), Freight Expediting (1990 to 1992), Gate Operations (1989 to 1990), and Yard Operations (1988 to 1989).
University of Denver (Intermodal Transportation Institute), Denver, Colorado
Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation Systems, 2005 GPA: 3.86
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
B.S. in Business Management & Industrial Relations
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