Richard C. Coleman
Mason, OH 45040
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Accomplished global supply chain & logistic innovator with 15 – year portfolio of success significantly
boosting bottom lines, streamlining operations and cutting cost.
Instrumental in developing strategic transportation plans for business development initiatives,
network design and spearheading divisional start-up operations.
Adept at mentoring high performance teams and directing mission critical supply chain projects from
cradle to grave.
Skilled logistics strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks
performance against key operational and sales targets / goals:
operational improvements reduced tactical - planning cycle time
reduce product landed cost / time productivity gains - utilization
cost reduction through improved revenue growth
systems / process improvement
Areas of Expertise
Multi Modal Transportation P&L Management
Global Shipping Planning & Deployment of Operation
Contract Negotiations Negotiation, Persuasion, &
Multi-Site Operations Communication
TMS, WMS & Optimization Platforms Near Sourcing, Distribution & Network
Six Sigma Methodology Design
Change Management Business Development
Performance / Behavior Management Project Management
Sr. Transportation and Supply Chain Consultant, Independent & Brooks International, Cincinnati, OH , 2008
Recruited as the resident transportation expert to design and lead client projects focused on
operations, change management, service, quality, process improvement, performance
measurement, team solutions and leadership development for an industry leading trucking
Provided strategic direction and implemented strategic – planning processes to attain Gross Margin,
utilization, service, deadhead and dwell targets.
Designed, published and successfully delivered operation processes, operating models and system
for management presentation of project findings to senior management.
Played an integral role for a 650M International Air Hub start-up.
Project Manager for ISO Certification - International Air Hub.
Successfully managed a large Asia Pacific manufacturing project that needed to ship oversized Helix’s
and mechanical accessories from the US to China valued over 20MM.
Acquired a top aftermarket automotive manufacturer and distributor with hundred plus delivery
locations that needed an Intermodal rail alternative for all of North America distribution resulting in
45% average per load savings.
Provided strategic transportation planning model and negotiated carrier contractual agreements for
industry leading water filtration company expanding their U.S. operations coverage.
Consistently achieved client objectives and met all deadlines.
Director of Supply Chain, Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, NC, 2007 – 2008
Recruited to lead business development for a start-up division offering comprehensive global supply
Acquired and secured two new customers with annualized revenue projections 12M+ within the first
Lead the attainment of the marketing & pricing for all new and proposed business regarding the
distribution, network, and transportation offerings.
Logistics Manager, Campbell Hausfeld, Harrison, OH, 2004 – 2007
Managed all International and Domestic supply chain divisions’ with 50M+ P&L responsibility.
Saved $4.5M annually by initiating the start-up of an in-house transportation division to replace the
existing 3rd-party operation, designed, staffed, and managed the division.
Introduced and managed a dedicated fleet division for all intra-plant and distribution facilities resulting
in an increased JIT and capacity utilization saving an estimated $300,000 annually.
Designed a freight claim module for the JD Edwards platform that assisted in the management of our
OSD department's ability to recapture freight damage losses, returning an additional $200K+ to the
bottom line annually.
Reduced small package annual spend $120K by negotiating long-term provider contracts.
Initiated a reverse logistics operation that inspected and approved returned products from big-box
retailers at the store level; efforts resulted in $475K savings in returned product over 2 years.
Pioneered an International Bonded Logistic Park concept leveraging new supply chain opportunities
created by changes in Chinese legislation; resulted in reducing supply chain costs, reduced VAT
application time for suppliers, reduced distribution inventory levels, and created new business
Director of Logistics Services, Hub Group, Cleveland, OH 2002 – 2003
Lead Logistics division to surpass quarter goals consecutively and grew P&L responsibility to 35M.
Managed complete transportation programs for all Logistics Customer’s operation. Including staffing
Management for multiple on / off-site locations.
Director of Logistics, JL French Automotive Casting, Sheboygan, WI 2001-2002
Managed and responsible for 28M P&L division directing all Transportation and warehousing
facilities for 5 Automotive MFG plants that distributed to Ford, Chrysler and GM.
Instituted carrier contracts reducing cost and increasing payment terms resulting in a 1.5 M annual
Managed 35 dedicated fleet tractors trailers and flatbed division for inter plant and inbound raw
materials increasing JIT deliveries and lowering inventory levels.
Senior Account Manager, Transplace (FKA, MS. Carriers), Plano, TX 1998 – 2001
Managed largest 3PL Customer contract with 30M P&L responsibility with facilities in the US,
Canada, and Mexico. (Including all Customs (NAFTA) and regulatory responsibilities.)
Managed all Supply Chain / Transportation operations for the 2 -largest trailer manufacturer in the
Americas; designed a finished goods delivery procedure that significantly reduced trailer delivery day
Implemented a dedicated fleet operation for all network distributors and supplier inbound raw
materials lead. Enacted newest tractor-trailer communication using new QUALCOMM technologies.
Education and Professional Affiliations
Master’s Degree - Intermodal Transportation Management
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Bachelor Degree - Business Administration
Thomas More College, Crestview, Kentucky
Six Sigma -Green Belt – Certified
CIS – Certified Import Specialist
Kentucky Wheels Traffic Club – Past President
Teacher – Junior Achievement
I.S.M. - Institute for Supply Management
CSCMP – Council Supply Chain Management Professionals
RICHARD C COLEMAN’S PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Highly skilled international and domestic supply chain and transportation management professional
with a Master’s Degree in Intermodal Transportation. Specialized experience with proven success
managing and accountable for P&L targets, all modes of transportation operations, procurement,
contract negotiations, process improvements, network design, multi-site operations, business
development and transportation regulations.
Adept at people skills – employee and customer relations – interfacing and collaborating successfully
to achieve objectives with top decision makers at big box retailers, heavy manufacturing, automotive
and international transportation service industries.
Goal driven professional in a diverse range of operational settings, continually achieving and
exceeding key senior management initiatives and performance standards. Managed transportation
networks with multiple domestic and international facilities/channels. Direct responsibility for all
cost, operational service, customer service and margin metrics. Hands on management of all
purchased transportation, dedicated fleets, core carrier programs, company and independent
Effective communicator, conflict resolution and mediator who understand the importance of
reinforcing managements’ desired culture. Proven success applying these skills through effective
directing, training, and coaching team associates.
Knowledgeable and well versed in various transportation and business systems. Operational
experience with IBM, SAP, JD Edwards, Microsoft Suite, Red Prairie, Freight Logic and MercuryGate
platforms. Additional experience with RFID, SKU management, optimization, rating engines, small
package, freight payment and audit systems.
Ready and anxious to be assigned challenging new responsibilities building on my 15 years of
progressive transportation management experience. I have worked successfully with many cross-
functional teams, including accounting, marketing, new product development, IT, and business
development. Have honed my skills thru six sigma and other quality/ productivity regiments. Plenty
of fuel in my tank and highly motivated for further career achievement.