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                                                          MICHELLE R. STONE
                                                               14 Norwich
                                                         Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Email: mickiestone@aol.com                                                                         Mobile: (404) 455-1824

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Enthusiastic and accountable leader, skilled at managing multiple projects creating innovative solutions, measurable cost reductions and
operating efficiencies with 15+ years experience in supply chain strategy, logistics, distribution operations, and consulting services.
Passionate leader dedicated to professional and personal development, and developing team members to enable highly engaged and
results-oriented teams.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
   Supply Planning                                     Distribution Operations                  Change Management
   Project Management/PMP Certified                    3PL/4PL Implementation                   Outsourcing Strategy
   Procurement                                         Cost Reduction Initiatives               Sales and Operations Planning


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
STONE CONSULTING LTD – Supply Chain Management Consulting                                                   2009 - Present
Independent consultant primarily focused on supply planning, distribution network planning, supply chain management software selection
and strategic sourcing within the retail and high-tech industry sectors. Engagements are conducted in partnership with Blue Silk Consulting
“founded by former AnswerThink partner”.

TARGET CORPORATION, Retailer                                                                                  2006 – 2009
Senior Project Manager – Distribution Strategy, Planning and Engineering, 2006 – 2009
Facilitate supply chain projects including network utilization improvement, strategy and business case development, expense reduction
initiatives, and organizational design.
   Led $33M NPV cross-company effort to enhance processes and systems to support the conversion of brokered transportation to a
    single 4PL model for non-retail product. Project produced $8M+ in first year savings by reducing transportation and 3rd party fees.
    Project was recognized for excellence during corporate wide ceremony
   Project manager for redesign of Distribution Center Network organizational structure to support a $49M NPV reduction as an efficiency
    benefit. Leveraged ability to influence without authority and lead other leaders through ambiguity by partnering with Target Supply
    Chain Executive Team developing an operationally and financially effective solution.
   Managed cross company team including external resources for redesign of trays and totes for large-scale automation project. Modified
    design and maintenance reduction delivers $18M savings, based on full network deployment in high-bay robotic crane storage and
    retrieval system.
   Financial project manager for a large-scale distribution automation system pilot budget of $26M. Led process to reduce expenses in
    design, sourcing, construction, labor and maintenance.

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Telecommunications OEM and Services Provider                                                        1999 – 2006
Director of North American Region (NAR) Logistics Network Strategy and Operations, 1999 – 2001
Led logistics network strategy and operations team; producing a successful logistics network redesign strategy and full implementation.
Logistics operations for NAR supply chain supporting delivery of 75% of Lucent’s revenue ~ $21.2B
   Achieved a net $62.5 million in savings for FY2001-FY2002 for logistics expenses excluding additional headcount savings,
    transportation and returns savings by implementing Logistics Service Centers, including closure of 200+ warehousing facilities.
   Saved $18.7M by reducing redundant resources, effort recovered $52.8M in secondary sales revenue for excess inventory, leading to a
    reduction in finished goods inventory during warehouse closure process
   Network Redesign Project recognized as one of the Key Milestones in selection of Lucent by Purchasing Magazine for the Medal of
    Excellence in Supply Chain Award, 2002.

Director of Global Logistics Group - Financials, Metrics and Quality Platform, 2001 – 2002
Led centralized logistics organization focused on financial management, performance metrics management, and quality assurance and
control. Managed transportation and warehousing budget of $300+M and led corporate restructuring global initiatives for global logistics
organization.
        Reduced logistics costs by over $50M through multiple global projects including network consolidations, global logistics
         outsourcing (4PL implementation), supply chain system enhancements and headcount reductions.
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Director Supply Chain Diversity - Lucent Supplier Diversity, 2002 – 2003
Developed and implemented supply chain diversity strategy in support of diversity procurement commitments to meet contractual
requirements of the US customer base.
   Increased overall Lucent supplier diversity spend from 3.5% to 6% in six months, reversing a three-year negative spend trend, by
    engaging supply chain partners to identify multi-tiered contract opportunities.
   Enhanced performance of the Supplier Diversity Organization through skills assessment and alignment of resources to maximize
    supplier diversity procurement spend with central procurement teams.
   Lucent awards included: Top Fifty Companies for Supplier Diversity - Lucent Ranked Number Eight for 2003 by Diversity Inc., Women
    Presidents’ Educational Organization - Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award 2003, and Dialogue on Diversity - Corporation of the
    Year Award 2002.


Director – Customer Operations (CO) Resource Management, North American Region (NAR) Sales and Delivery 2004 – 2006
Champion and project leader for 4400+ employees Personal Growth and Development effort to support an upgrade of Lucent services skill
sets focusing on professional training and certification including multi-vendor product training. Proposed and implemented an executive
sponsored Global Diversity Council for Lucent Worldwide Services.
   Increased training hours by 56%; improved multi-vendor certifications by 69%; and achieved four-fold increase in number of PMI
    certified – Project Management Professionals (PMP) far exceeding goals.
   Provided leadership for strategy to increase professional services resources skills inventory. Deployment of a resource/skills
    management software and process, results included 96% of the 4400+ operations employees completing skills inventory.
   Led Customer Operations Organization Job Alignment Activities for NAR, EMEA, CALA, China and AP regions by developing job
    descriptions to evaluate and adjust salary-grades, and implement resource alignment strategies supporting business need for 15% fixed
    expense reduction.
   Team lead for Lucent Customer Operations sub-team for Telica merger integration activities including functional alignment of Customer
    Operations/Telica operations and SAP order management module deployment.

AnswerThink Consulting Group - Atlanta, GA                                                                          1998 – 1999
Project Manager/Consulting Services Manager
Lead project manager for client engagements. Example of engagements:
   Largest Global Entertainment and Media Company - Spend Analysis, Process Improvement and E-Procurement System Strategy
   Retail Company - IT Architecture Strategy, Supply Chain Diagnostic and Import Trade System Implementation
   Footwear Company - Sales and Operations Planning/Supply Chain Diagnostic
   Thin Film Media Manufacturer for the Disk Drive Industry - Distribution Operations and Worldwide Transportation Services Outsourcing

adidas America – US Apparel Operations – Hebron, KY                                                                    1997 - 1998
Apparel Operations Manager
Led adidas America interests in supply chain performance of apparel operations including the following:
     Managed 32-million units of apparel products as manager of the on-site adidas team and partnering with 3PL-UPS logistics.
     Primary responsibility to report weekly/monthly/quarterly results of apparel units shipped to sales forecasts, reporting shared
         directly with Director of Logistics, CFO and CEO
     Streamlined and proposed key operational statistics establishing order processing guidelines; process implementation with
         customer service and sales management team leaders.
     Set apparel operations business plan and objectives sharing information with 3PL partner
     Partnered with executives in both apparel and footwear operations for an analysis of supply/demand planning systems including i2
         and Manugistics

KPMG PEAT MARWICK - National Logistics Practice, Consulting Services, Atlanta, GA                                   1995 – 1997
Logistics Consultant
Project team member or individually led consulting engagements. Example of engagements:
 Third Party Logistics Provider -Semiconductor Logistics Trends and Strategies Analysis
 Distribution - Third Party Logistics Outsourcing Analysis
 Defense Government Agency – Spend Analysis, Procurement Process Analysis, and Outsourcing Analysis
 Athletic Apparel/Footwear - Third Party Logistics Outsourcing Analysis and Deployment

ABBOTT LABORATORIES – Pharmaceutical and Hospital Products, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA                             1992 - 1995
Warehouse Operations Manager (ATL Distribution Center)
Operations Management Trainee – Transportation, Planning, Distribution
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EDUCATION
MS, Masters International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA - School of Industrial Engineering, 1991
BA, Materials and Logistics Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - Eli Broad College of Business, 2002

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
        National Black MBA Association Twin Cities Chapter – Board Member 2008-2009
              o Director of Special Events
        Target African American Business Council – Steering Committee Member 2008-2009
              o External Partnerships Lead
        Project Management Institute – PMP Certified
        Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Minneapolis St Paul Alumnae Chapter
        Red Cross Safety Mobile Volunteer
        Read Across America Volunteer
        People Serving People Volunteer
        Professional Development Mentor and Coach
        Atlanta WBENC – Board of Directors 2001-2005
        Literacy Volunteers of America – Supporting our Youth Program Lead 1996-1998

				
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