ANDREW F. WICKARD
2009 Plowshares Ct, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 • (757) 450-8892 • email@example.com
Logistics Program Manager or Supply Chain Management Consultant in the Defense Industry.
A Supply Chain and Logistics Leader offering highly successful senior military leadership managing
warehouses, global supply chains, and transportation networks. Outstanding interpersonal skills with
extensive experience leading large high performing organizations. Proven record of delivering supply
chain efficiencies by focusing on process improvement. Active Department of Defense Security
Clearance: Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information.
Supply Chain Management Strategic Sourcing
Physical Distribution/Warehousing Transportation Management
Inventory Management Logistics Information Systems Implementation
Supply Chain Management. Managed a $60B, 900,000 line item inventory supporting all U.S. Navy
ships, submarines, and industrial repair activities. Consistently delivered 5% year over cost savings
through personnel reductions by restructuring the workforce and creating more efficient processes
while improving supply chain metrics by an average of 12% annually.
Strategic Sourcing. Developed and awarded the Navy’s first contractor logistics support strategic
partnership with industry which provided 100% shipboard equipment up time while reducing total
ownership cost by 16%. Negotiated a performance based logistics contract for a critical maritime
electronics system which increased material availability from 85% to 100%.
Physical Distribution/Warehousing. Operated a 300K square foot warehouse distributing 3600
product lines to 85 customers in the Pacific Rim and Indian Ocean. Increased on-time order fulfillment
performance by 6% and reduced transportation cost by 14% through freight consolidation and
innovative lane management.
Transportation Management. Established a global multi-mode transportation network supporting
Navy ships operating overseas. Reduced shipping cost 23% by improving long-term planning which
employed an optimized routing guide to ensure selection of most economical modes of transportation.
Inventory Management. Managed local, regional, and international inventories in multiple government
and commercial activities. Leveraged partnerships with industry to reduce inventory acquisition and
holding costs by $240M while increasing inventory accuracy, material availability, and supply chain
responsiveness by utilizing contractor owned facilities and Third Party Logistics providers.
Logistics Information Systems Implementation. Developed and implemented a Web-based in
transit visibility software program used by over 500 business units world-wide to track movement of
critical high cost repairable components throughout the global transportation pipeline. The program
achieved $10.6M in annual cost savings, 30% reduction in average transit times, and a 99% proof of
delivery rate while reducing customer workload.
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Supply Chain Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA 2010 - Present
Leads 34 employees establishing global supply chain policies and solutions for efficiently managing the
Navy's repair part inventory valued at $4.5B.
Implementing Navy’s Enterprise Resource Planning solution at 11 sites on cost and on schedule while
achieving quality service to the customer.
Director of Operations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Norfolk, VA 2007 - 2010
Re-engineered work flow and increased throughput 52% by developing and instituting a SharePoint
production management and tracking application.
Led a LEAN project that reduced production cycle time by 23% and decreased late products by 34%.
Logistics Department Director, USS EMORY S. LAND, La Maddalena, Italy 2005 - 2007
Led 210 employees procuring material and services supporting deployed vessel repair to include nuclear
system maintenance. Warehoused 35,000 line items valued at $85M and administered a $10M budget.
Saved $2.3M by creatively feeding and berthing the 1200 person crew during a maintenance period when
large portions of the ship were uninhabitable.
Achieved full transparency in the multi-modal transportation pipeline from the U.S. to Italy while reducing
average transit time by 20%.
Human Resource Management, Navy Personnel Command, Memphis, TN 2004 - 2005
Guided 1,000 senior managers’ career progression by systematically assigning them to jobs of increasing
responsibility, authority, and scope in order to build a diverse cadre of professional senior logisticians.
Global Supply Chain Director, Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, PA 2001 - 2004
Led 355 employees executing replenishment, repair, and procurement of a 900,000 line item inventory
and complex supply chain supporting ships, submarines, and aircraft deployed worldwide.
Changed the business model by awarding numerous multi-year performance based contracts valued at
$450M. Established long term strategic partnerships with suppliers and instituted improved demand
forecasts which increased sales and operations planning accuracy by 6%.
Developed a ground-breaking Web-based information system which provided material identification
functionality, in transit visibility, and proof of delivery which disintermediated the $2B global retrograde
supply chain and reduced transit time by 30%.
Logistics Director, USS JOHN C. STENNIS, San Diego, CA 1996 - 1999
Led 110 employees procuring material and services supporting JOHN C. STENNIS’ maiden global
deployment of 72 aircraft, two nuclear propulsion plants, and 5500 personnel. Warehoused 78,000 line
items valued at $235M and administered an $80M annual procurement budget.
Warehousing Director, Fleet & Industrial Supply Center, Guam 1994 – 1996
Operated 300,000 square feet of multi-commodity warehouses supporting 85 customers distributed
throughout the Pacific Rim and the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.
Received 55 inbound shipping containers per week on average while delivering material to customers via
truck, shipping container, break bulk, and aircraft.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, & AWARDS
MBA, Supply Chain Management, College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business, 2001
BS, Economics, United States Naval Academy, 1988
Senior Executive Program, Columbia Business School, 2009
Certified Defense Acquisition Professional in Acquisition Logistics, 2002
LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt, 2009
Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, 2001
Vice Admiral Batchelder Award for Navy Logistics Excellence, 1998