MICHELLE R. STONE
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: (404) 455-1824
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
KPMG PEAT MARWICK - National Logistics Practice, Consulting Services, Atlanta, GA 1995 – 1997
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
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