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Robert Stewart is a logistics / distribution manager who ensured timely, cost effective movement of goods and materials, enhancing customer service while directing both in-house and third party warehouse facilities. Robert is open to relocation for the right opportunity.
ROBERT STEWART email@example.com Kent, WA 98031 (206) 391-1383 MANAGER - DISTRIBUTION Supply Chain / Warehouse Operations / Inventory Management / Logistics / Transportation FDA / Customer & Vendor Relations / Facilities / Union / Multi-Site / Budgets / WMS / 3PLs / PM Directing both in-house and third party warehouse facilities, I ensured timely, cost effective movement of goods and materials, enhancing customer service. I designed new facilities, purchasing and installing state-of-the art equipment and warehouse management systems. Managing large accounts such as COSTCO, Target, and Starbucks, I developed and managed many private label programs. Managing relocation and consolidation of warehousing operations Redefining processes and procedures, establishing benchmark standards Leading union and non-union personnel Building high performance teams Negotiating excellent financial terms with third party vendors I completed numerous training and certification training classes on Warehouse Management Systems, EDI Systems, Transportation Management Systems and E-cabinet training. Known for my analytical capabilities, I take a hands-on approach to management, providing training and mentoring to staff. SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS Designed private label program. Item House, Inc. contracted with COSTCO to distribute private label products. Conducted due diligence, designing and documenting specifications for packaging and shipping in compliance with client requirements. Implemented program, saving 2% on projected budget. Achieved tough FDA compliance. Brown & Haley were required to meet stringent FDA regulatory requirements for food handling in the distribution center. Wrote manual, gaining FDA approval. Developed training on proper procedures to staff. Ensured compliance and avoided concerns and potential fines from FDA. Cut costs for cross-dock shipping programs. There were a number of private label programs offered at London Fog, requiring receipt of product and packaging for shipment to retailers. Conducted analysis, concluding that money could be saved by doing pre-packaging in the factory rather than in the warehouse. Established pre-pack requirements. Saved $300K in processing costs in year one and reduced turnaround time by three days. Led aggressive site consolidation project. Tasked by London Fog to open new facility and consolidate three facilities into one building within three months. Established timetable, monitoring progress of facility remodel, installation of equipment, and relocation of products. Completed project on-time and on-budget. CAREER SUMMARY Manager, Distribution, Item House, Inc., a $25M apparel manufacturer, 2008 to 2012. Managed daily operations including warehouse, inventory, and transportation. Negotiated rates for freight/supplies. Defined specifications for and managed $5.5M private label program for COSTCO, preparing pre-packaged program. Negotiated/contracted with 3PLs. Directed seven staff, $950K budget. Manager, Distribution, Brown & Haley, a $40M manufacturer of candy/confections, 2007 to 2008. Directed daily operations of three facilities including shipping, receiving, warehousing, raw materials and product inventory. Led multi-million dollar Starbucks Domestic program as well as worked with COSTCO, Target and Camp Fire. Managed overseas shipping program. Oversaw team of 14 and $1.25M budget. Senior Manager, Distribution, London Fog Industries, a $200M apparel manufacturer, 2000 to 2007. Consolidated two facilities into one new location, purchasing/installing new equipment and implementing WMS. Managed facility and operations. Negotiated freight rates and 3PL contracts. Directed team of 16 and $8M budget. Manager, Operations, Cutter & Buck, a $100M clothing manufacturer, 1998 to 2000. Identified and implemented WMS system, developing systems, training and procedures for use. Led consolidation of three facilities into one site. Managed shipping/receiving and negotiated vendor contracts. Led team of 50 and $1.8M budget. Earlier: Manager, Distribution, Helly Hansen; On-Site 3PL Administrator, Pacific Trail Sportswear. Additional Information: My pastimes include coaching girl’s sports, playing sports, fishing and bird watching.
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