Logistics Director in TX Texas Resume Michael Kusuplos

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1814 Riverbend Crossing  Sugar Land, Texas 77478  (248) 231-0739 cell mkusuplos@comcast.net GLOBAL PROCUREMENT & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT LEADER Expert in Startup & Turnaround Operating Management Vision-driven management leader with extensive experience building and leading high-quality, world class logistics and procurement operations. Innovative, forward-thinking leader successful in identifying and resolving critical operational issues. Well-honed executive presentation and communication skills with the ability to connect benefits and value of recommendations to stakeholders’ needs. Skilled in ERP and MRP technologies. Winning record of productivity and profit improvement through expertise in:       Strategic & Tactical Business Planning Quality & Performance Improvement Transportation & Distribution Operations Import & Export Operations Supply Chain Management Strategic Partnering Alliances       Global Supplier Sourcing & Selection Staff Development & Leadership Global Procurement Operations Multi-site Operations Management Warehousing & Logistics Management US & International Trade Operations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE LEEDO MANUFACTURING COMPANY, East Bernard, Texas 2008 – 2009 One of the nation’s leading manufacturers of cabinetry & countertops for the multifamily housing industry…$70 million in annual revenue Manager, Logistics Operations Challenged to lead the turnaround of an underperforming logistics operation experiencing excessive freight costs and cycle times. Assumed management leadership for all budgeting, staffing, contract negotiations, shipping and logistics operations.  Reduced operating costs by 20% and delivery cycle time by 15% through the introduction of import and load building processes.  Implemented lean management practices that reduced waste while adding customer value.  Fostered communication between logistics and field operations that transformed corporate culture from a reactive to proactive posture.  Instituted key performance indicators, and a transportation management system. GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP, Auburn Hills, Michigan 1993 – 2007 One of the world’s largest manufacturer of float glass, fabricated glass product and building materials…$5 billion in annual revenue…16,000 employees within 21 countries Fourteen-year logistics management career highlighted by increasingly responsible leadership assignments as the company grew from less than $1 billion to over $5 billion annually. Functioned as Guardian’s global supply chain expert. Career highlights include:

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Director, Global Logistics / Manager of Global Logistics Handpicked to establish and build a global supply chain management operation from inception. Assumed leadership for an $80 million operating budget, a staff of 30, all strategic and tactical planning, management/staff recruitment and training, strategic business alliances, supplier sourcing and selection, contract negotiations, material and equipment logistics.  Identified and secured strategic business alliances with global product and service suppliers.  Developed and implemented a procurement operation in China to deliver cargo to 25+ distribution centers in the United States and Canada.  Established and instituted NAFTA and CT-PAT programs for use corporate-wide.  Collaborated with engineering, manufacturing and finance to negotiate supplier contracts for manufacturing equipment.  Created and launched a strategic bidding system for supplier network that was adopted for global use.  Led the bundling of ocean freight purchases, significantly improving pricing and service efficiencies during Asian market currency devaluation.  Established Key Performance Indicators to effectively monitor supply chain operations.  Streamlined existing export processes that resulted in an annual tax benefit of $4 million.  Delivered over $80 million in cost savings during tenure. Earlier experience: Freight Services Manager for SB Distribution Systems, Morrow, Georgia, a $55 million public warehouse for manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and goods.  Facilitated cargo consolidation effort that reduced logistics costs by 10% while boosting profit margins by 15% Logistics Analyst for Carrier Corp, Syracuse, New York, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.  Managed the off-shoring of manufacturing operations to Brazil, Mexico and Korea, and developed import/export programs.  Instituted a load building system and developed a carrier network that saved the company over $800,000 in annual transportation costs. EDUCATION & CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, BS, Business Logistics International Transportation & Logistics  Supply Chain Management  Negotiation Strategies Global Procurement & Sourcing  Multisite Operations Management  Supplier Management US & International Trade Operations  Trade Laws & Customs Compliance  Pricing Strategy Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals


				
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Description: Michael Kusuplos is open to relocation nationwide. Michael is a vision-driven management leader with extensive experience building and leading high-quality, world class logistics and procurement operations. Innovative, forward-thinking leader successful in identifying and resolving critical operational issues. Well-honed executive presentation and communication skills with the ability to connect benefits and value of recommendations to stakeholders’ needs. Skilled in ERP and MRP technologies.