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.
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.
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.