KEVIN BURKS (773) 440-2328 email@example.com
SUMMARY As a dedicated and knowledgeable professional with extensive experience in production, warehouse, and organization leadership, I seek to bring my abilities to add value to your organization. I am a self-motivated individual with a proven track record of success maximizing productivity, efficiency, and quality.KEY SKILLS Managing team members, delegating duties and monitoring performance continuously. Developing and tracking performance metrics, ensuring achievement of organizational goals. Establishing positive relationships with customers and partners, aligning objectives. Implementing process improvement recommendations to increase productivity and quality. Communicating clearly and effectively with clients, colleagues, and other professionals.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEARI INC — Alsip, ILProduction Supervisor, 2016 Oversaw daily processes and shift activities including staffing and shift start-up. Implemented process improvement recommendations to improve quality and production continuously. Developed and initiated training programs including safety and performance. Managed staff hiring, orientation, training, and evaluation including recommended pay increases and necessary disciplinary actions or terminations. Established lean techniques, quality management processes, and cost control methodologies to maintain profitability and productivity. Built and maintained positive professional relationships with customers.
PRO LOGISTICS-CONTEC CORPS — Romeoville, ILProduction Supervisor, 2015 – 2016 Managed all phases of hub operations including STB, modem, test, and clean and screen processes, overseeing production, quality control, production floor layout, materials, and HR. Provided leadership for advanced principles and concepts of total quality management, continuous improvement, and world-class manufacturing. Maintained adherence with strategic plans developed by corporate headquarters including capital investment, financial policy, and personnel requirements. Developed key performance metrics and tracked performance, overseeing programs to improve quality and production and achieve organizational objectives.
QPA STAFFING – RAPID DISPLAYS — Chicago, ILShipping Manager, 2015 Oversaw daily shipping department operations, establishing space layout and floor plan. Ordered labor and managed labor for the department, delegating duties and monitoring performance. Collaborated with finishing department to elevate bottlenecking and maintain efficiency. Ensured timely shipping and arrival of all materials to destinations successfully. Set up racking in warehouse and set staging areas and signage for finished goods ready to ship. Shipped out overage and oversaw clearing out of leased Warehouse at contract’s end. Leading transportation functions accurately and efficiently.
GLOBAL EXHBITION SERVICES — Hodgkins, ILWarehouse Manager, 2013 – 2014 Supervised daily operations and labor calls, generating reports to facilitate planning. Managed delivery of daily assignments, inventory control, and equipment requests, maintaining productivity levels and carrying out quality control checks. Facilitated yearly inventory and cycle counts accurately and efficiently. Assisted warehouse safety inspections and audits according to requirements. Provided assistance to Operations Director with Phase Planner entry and updates, equipment transfer, and dispatch load sheet processes and procedures. Maintained adherence with GES policies and procedures including safety policies.REINHART FOOD SERVICE — University Park, ILDC Manager, 2012 – 2013 Managed distribution operation of dry, refrigerated and frozen goods at distribution center. Reduced error and damaged rate 35%, creating a shrink committee including management and associate members. Lowered turnover 25% through small team creation and incentivization of healthy competition. Leading transportation functions according to organization requirements.
SEARS LOGISTICS SERVICES — Manteno, ILSupervisor, 2010 – 2012 Managed proper paperwork flow, product consolidation, and missing merchandise retrieval, enhancing customer satisfaction. Identified areas of improvement and recommended necessary changes to department manager and operations manager on standardized processes. Promoted safety in work processes and associate performance, facilitating associate education and safe procedures. Led hiring, orientation, training, and evaluation of associates, managing development and pay increases as well as disciplinary action and termination when necessary. Implemented sound process improvement initiatives driving year over year improvement. Contributed to associate relation issues in assigned functional areas effectively. Maintained inventory accuracy and control at all times following company policies. Generated a new PM process for maintenance department adopted by corporate office, and created a new in-house material control process for the unit.
CAR QUEST — Romeoville, ILSupervisor, 2008 – 2010 Planned and directed overall operations for the warehouse, directing resources according to company objectives. Oversaw shipping, receiving, returns, stocking, cycle counts, and inventory control. Organized activities and assigned jobs for staff members effectively according to needs. Performed setup layout and space management, as well as directing work organization chart and procedures including SOP, 5S. Managed stock control including storage, retrieval, and timely delivery of goods, handling shipment loading and transfers, document recording, and system data entry. Rewrote procedures and processes to reduce damage claims and over/short report. Ensured adherence with health and safety requirements as well as building and stock security. Managing all transportation functions according to policies and needs.
SAIA MOTOR FREIGHT — South Bend, INOperations Manager, 2006 – 2008 Supervised a team of exempt and nonexempt associates, providing training, monitoring work quality, coaching employee performance, and contributing to employee pay decisions. Implemented and improved lean techniques, quality management processes, and cost control methodologies to achieve company goals and profit levels and drive continued growth. Established positive professional relationships with clients through proactive communication. Implemented cost reduction principles and audited daily labor and billing reports.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCECON WAY FREIGHT — South Bend, INOperations Supervisor, 2004 – 2006 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CERTIFICATION U.S. Army / U.S. Army Reserve: 1985 – 2001 Equipment, Record and Parts Specialist Army Maintenance/Management System OSHA 10 Certified 5S Certified HAACP Certified DOT AUDIT Ceritfied Lean 6 Sigma CertifiedEDUCATION(DEGREE OR COURSEWORK?) IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONShorter College, Marietta, GA, Year(s)?