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Steven Coppedge is a Supply Chain / Operations Director who “profitizes” processes through strategy development and implementation, continuous process improvement and project execution. He drives cost reduction through demonstrated expertise in creative problem solving, inventory management, flow strategy and data analysis.
STEVEN COPPEDGE 214-335-0857 Mesquite, Texas 75181 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevencoppedge SUMMARY I “profitize” processes through strategy development and implementation, continuous process improvement and project execution. I drive cost reduction through demonstrated expertise in creative problem solving, inventory management, flow strategy and data analysis. I build profitable partnerships both internally and externally. I build up, I motivate and I encourage. EXPERIENCE JCPENNEY, Plano, Texas Senior Enterprise Supply Chain Manager .......................................................................... 2006 to 2012 Managed and executed global supply chain strategies ensuring smooth flow of product and information. Directed flow and inventory strategy for buying, planning and inventory teams and their suppliers across multiple product categories. Optimized packaging, processing and transportation across 19 facility network using landed cost models. Collaborated with suppliers to drive cost reduction while maintaining or improving on-time delivery to stores and on-line customers. Educated and trained supplier partners on best practices of merchandise flow, EDI business process, and performance metrics. Supported warehouse operations with product launch planning, exception reporting, and immediate resolution of day to day delivery issues. Designated Supply Chain representative for all purchasing system development. Implemented unique import container freight strategy resulting in up to 10% net savings in cost of goods. Successfully guided and trained merchant partners and suppliers through major consolidation of two furniture operations channels (8 facilities) into one enterprise operation (4 facilities). Developed “carton optimization tool” that identified savings over $1,000,000 on import purchases. Developed and maintained exception report databases across multiple departments driving process improvement and cost reduction Developed and implemented training/mentoring program for new supply chain managers. Primary resource for in-house business critical tracking tools and data analysis tools. Chairman’s Award for Individual Performance. Supply Chain Manager ...................................................................................................... 2000 to 2006 Guided merchandise buying, planning and inventory control teams and their suppliers through best operational processes while ensuring timely delivery of merchandise to stores. Supported warehouse operations with exception reporting, new product planning and immediate resolution of day to day delivery issues. Trained suppliers on purchasing/delivery changes and compliance metrics. Developed and lead training workshop for new suppliers. Designed and implemented multi-department process flow enabling same day delivery of critical merchandise. Developed and maintained database for corporate import purchasing container tracking and analysis. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE DAL-TILE, Dallas, Texas Planning Manager, 1997 to 2000. Managed purchasing and inventory for imports in 3 sales channels while simultaneously doubling inventory turns and increasing Customer Order Fill rate over 20%. Managed production schedules for import and domestic manufacturing facilities. Implemented Supplier Compliance. Managed relationships with all import suppliers. Collaborated in forecast development. Operations Analyst, 1996 to 1997. Designed and built production/purchasing and inventory control program that identified and corrected significant imbalances between sales, production/purchasing and inventory. UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, Oklahoma, College of Engineering, Industrial Engineering Research Asst. and Teaching Asst., 1995 to 1996. Taught production planning and statistical forecasting. Assisted with development of and wrote code for inventory replenishment optimization for client. COPELIN’S OFFICE CENTER, Norman, Oklahoma, Furniture Department Manager, 1989 to 1995. Primary salesman. Developed bids for large contracts. Managed purchases using open-to-buy strategy to meet financial budgets. Directed inventory warehouse and delivery teams. Grew monthly sales from $30,000 to over $100,000. ALPHA OMEGA WOODWORKS, Norman, Oklahoma, Manager, 1986 to 1989. Managed daily operations. Lead craftsman for custom cabinet shop. Earned premier partner status with Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Company. EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, Oklahoma Graduate Studies, Industrial Engineering, completed coursework 1996 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, Oklahoma Bachelor of Arts, Communication, 1983 COMPUTER SKILLS Advanced power user in Excel and Access. Proficient in all MS Office, SharePoint and ERP systems. Previous programming experience in C, C+, and Basic. PERSONAL INFORMATION Volunteer as audio technician for various school, community and church organizations. Volunteer/chaperone for high school band and JROTC.
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