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Dynamic, highly accomplished Top Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations leader with extensive cross-functional experience developing and implementing industry-leading strategies and tactics that champion safety and environmental programs. Valued for delivering developing future leaders, award-winning quality, and promoting top-to-bottom vision alignment. Recognized for understanding the importance of quality and the Customer’s Critical to Quality requirements. A strong proponent of the performance culture, enabling cutting-edge innovations, and driving sustainable productivity. A manager of multi-site organizations with proven success in establishing operational excellence programs and directing sustained performance through process rigor. Collaborative leadership, coaching, and mentoring methodologies improve employee performance. Maximizing Potential with World-Class Leadership Created living and learning environments that promoted optimized service delivery and student success — executed $6 Million in renovations, maintenance repairs, and improvement projects that transformed the student experience, created a standard for further upgrades, and reduced work order backlogs. Served as the informal Chief of Staff to Vice President of Student Affairs at Tennessee State University in all Matters of Student Services and Student Development — consulted on matters of student mental, behavioral, and physical health services; student conduct, activities, career services, residence life, housing, and wellness. Realigned CSM’s supply chain operations into a true global integrated supply chain (ISC) that optimized safety, cost, service, and people — restructured internal business processes to meet increased customer demand, producing $120MM in new business. Right-sized manufacturing organization to meet customer TAKT time (demand) and CSM resource optimization needs, including full-time and temporary labor — reduced North American manufacturing head count by 320, generating $5.9MM in cost savings, improved forecast accuracy by 20% and instituted a 14 day order lock. Optimized performance of a facility’s baked goods production — formed Kaizen teams to optimize an underperforming oven row accounting for 7% loss of production, eliminate and reduce opportunities, produced 280 more cases/day, decreased bake time by two minutes without any appreciable difference in product quality, increased oven output 18% [boosted daily production by 800 cases], reduced need for weekend overtime during non-peak periods, and gained additional 15% in available capacity to secure new business. Led a Supply Chain Savings Initiative — created a cross-functional team [including R&D, supply chain finance, logistics, sales, customer service, logistics, engineering, and plant operations], optimized dry mix operations by consolidating/rationalizing SKUs, improving capacity utilization, saved $650,000 annually by moving volume out of poorly performing facilities, redistributed 495 million pounds of annual volume, and converted 85% of products to a new location, reducing SKU count by 20%. Core Strengths That Fuel Growth • Safety • Turnarounds • Strategy Deployment • HACCP Certified • Continuous Improvement • Visible Leadership • SFQ Practitioner • Acquisition Integration • QA / Safety Assurance • Scheduling • Union / Team Management • P&L / Budget • Cost Controls • Project Management • Talent & Needs Assessments • Demand Planning • Certified Mediator • Cross-Functional Team Building • Inventory Management • Virtual Meeting Planner/Host • Entrepreneurial Leadership • Authorized OSHA Trainer • Supply Chain Operations • Technical Writing(Policy/SOP) Aligning Teams & Strategies That Drive Excellence and Build New Revenues MAY 2019 – PRESENT LATANE BRACKETT CONSULTING, MELISSA, TX Consultant – Higher Ed/Inventory Management/Manufacturing Operations (Maintenance Systems, Food, Beverage and Bakery) Supporting the scale up activities of burgeoning and well-established organizations. Implementing process controls that enable consistent and predictable performance. Drove process implementations to support production operations, high speed automation, and maintenance responsiveness. Visible leader developing team and individual interpersonal skills. Additional focus included: Inventory Management and Warehouse Capacity Utilization, APRIL 2017 – MAY 2019 TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TN Historical Black College and University, Founded 1912. Creating living and learning environments that promote student development and success. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, FACILITIES, OPERATIONS, & STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Streamlined and integrated business processes across Student Affairs Division. Renovated, upgraded, and provided ongoing operational support for Student Activities, Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Campus Center, Wellness Center, Residence Life, Housing, Men’s Initiative, Women’s Center, and Judicial Services. Led capital improvement efforts to include planning and prioritizing, funding, implementation, and ongoing maintenance. Developed strategy and executed tactics to reduce Facility Maintenance and IT services work order backlogs by 85 percent. Created and facilitated leadership training for Housing and Residence Life Staff Development. Worked cross-functionally with faculty and staff and optimized deliver systems and processes to create developmental opportunities for students and improve customer service experience. Engaged colleagues as part of inter-institutional learning communities to accelerate best practice adoptions that drive student success. Developed and implemented strategies that aligned with Tennessee State University’s Masterplan. Guiding Team member for $75Million residence hall new construction. Renovated 6 residence halls and 2 apartment complexes as part of overall plan to address deferred maintenance. Developed key relationships with corporate partners to subsidize, support, and create resources for our student success. AUGUST 2016 – PRESENT PRIVATE PRACTICE, DALLAS, TX Independent Contractor – Manufacturing Operations (Food, Beverage and Bakery) Supporting the scale up activities of burgeoning and well-established organizations. Implementing process controls that enable consistent and predictable performance. Drove process implementations to support production operations, high speed automation, and maintenance responsiveness. Visible leader developing team and individual interpersonal skills. JUNE 2015 – AUGUST 2016 ARYZTA LLC, CHICAGO,IL Manufacturer of breads, sweet and savory baked goods, and snacks. Brought on board to integrate two new acquisitions. VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, SAVORY & SNACKING, Directed the Savory and Snacking Business Unit. Oversaw integration of CLOVERHILL and GREAT KITCHENS business acquisitions: $500MM sales volume – $300MM with CLOVERHILL and $200MM with GREAT KITCHENS. Direct reports include two division vice presidents and three plant directors and a 2,700-employee organization. Managed Snacking and Savory operations to include supply chain pricing, scheduling, demand planning, inventory management, and plant metrics: safety culture, quality and food safety, customer service, and cost performance. • Achieved cultural alignment to meet and exceed customer and stakeholder expectations for safety, quality service, and cost. • Streamlined pricing, scheduling, demand planning, and inventory management processes that improved speed to market and profitability. • Drove business unit capacity utilization through innovation, product launches, and asset consolidation. • Developed and implemented manufacturing strategy that aligned with ARYZTA’s Global Strategies Objectives & Tactics. • Created and implemented the Business Continuity Plan. • Gained cross-functional support for direct hire plan to eliminate temp labor dependence AUGUST 2010 – FEBRUARY 2015 CSM BAKERY PRODUCTS, Tucker, GA Global leader in bakery ingredients, products and services. Hired originally to lead Dallas operations and subsequently promoted to lead the US Supply Chain. VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, BAKERY & INGREDIENTS, 2014-2015 Directed bakery and ingredients operations. Managed 12 plants/factories/manufacturing facilities. Oversaw a $230MM conversion budget, $20MM capital. Direct reports included 12 plant directors and a 2,000-employee organization. • Achieved safety KPI and team engagement across the network; reduced injury frequency 35%. • Delivered superior quality across all product platforms; cut customer complaints 25% and foreign matter complaints 40%. • Offered platinum service to customers, exceeded fill rate [99.1%] and SOTIF [Shipped On Time In Full] goals of 98.9% by serving as the Operation Point for product pricing, scheduling, demand planning, and inventory management processes • Developed and implemented North America manufacturing strategy; cut headcount by 350. VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, INGREDIENTS, 2013-2014 Oversaw six plants/factories, a $115MM conversion budget, and $10MM capital. Direct reports included six plant directors and1,000 employees. Managed full ingredients operations to include safety culture, quality performance, customer service, and cost performance. DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, Dallas, TX, 2011-2013 PLANT MANAGER, 2010-2011 Managed 250 full-time and temporary employees. Held full P&L responsibility for manufacturing and warehouse operations for an 84MM pound bakery production facility. Implemented cost controls and standardized operating procedures. Led cultural change to deliver safety, quality, reliability, ingredient/material yield, schedule attainment, and customer service goals. • Reduced inventory to optimum levels and improved bakery profitability through accurate pricing, efficient scheduling, accurate forecasting and demand planning, and zero defect focused production. • Developed and implemented strategies to drive site-wide team engagement and problem-solving processes. • Moved the plant to the top Quartile (3rd of 12) and improved recordable injuries by 66%; exceeded Quality targets for customer complaint reduction (<.50CC/MM), a service goal of 98.5 SOTF, and achieved $500,000 Better Than Plan. FEBRUARY 2008 – AUGUST 2010 CAMPBELL SOUP SUPPLY COMPANY, Paris, TX Campbell's Soup's new $48-million, 76,000 square foot, ready to eat production line. Recruited to develop and lead the Total Productive Manufacturing Process and hire the production teams. LEAN MANUFACTURING MANAGER Led cultural change to deliver reliability, ingredient/filling yield, and schedule attainment goals. Developed and implemented strategies to drive team engagement and problem-solving processes. Reorganized team development processes around five production teams to focus site against key performance indicators. • Recognized by Division President for transforming ineffective meetings into a super-charged, 24 hour, integrated performance improvement process that increased engagement by 50%. • Developed and implemented a strategy to infuse Autonomous Maintenance steps 1-3 (CIL) as part of new juice line start-up. • Improved line performance 10 points over baseline through process center-lining and visual controls. JUNE 1996 – AUGUST 2007 PEPSICO/FRITO-LAY, INC., Rosenberg, TX The world's largest manufacturer and distributor of snack foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo. OPERATIONS MANAGER, 2005-2007 Directed a 550-employee, 117MM pound production facility and $100MM financial budget. Implemented cost controls and standardized operating procedures. Led cultural change to deliver safety, quality, reliability, ingredient/material yield, schedule attainment, and customer service goals. Developed a high performance culture. Maintained environment compliance and exceeded resource conservation goals. • Executed $33MM in new product line start-ups. • Analyzed master production and shipping schedules; reorganized manpower staffing, delivered 30 million pounds of additional capacity, and improved premium labor expense by $500,000. SITE OPERATIONS MANAGER, Dallas, TX, 2003-2005 Led 450 reports, including 20 managers, producing 95MM pounds across two facilities. Managed a $100MM financial budget. Initiated $20MM in new product line start-ups. • Delivered $900,000 in Packaging Productivity. • Achieved OSHA VPP Star at the Technology Process Center, Dallas Baked Snacks, and Arlington Facilities. MANUFACTURING MANAGER, Arlington, TX, 2002-2003. Managed 100 reports, including seven managers. Led manufacturing and warehouse operations for 30 million pound production facility. Executed $3MM equipment upgrade to increase bean dip production capacity 20%. TECHNICAL MANAGER, Dallas, TX, 2000-2002. Oversaw technical components of a 45 million pound producer of pretzel and baked snack products. Led capital project installations. MAINTENANCE BUSINESS UNIT LEADER, Irving, TX, 1999-2000 PROJECT ENGINEER, Dallas, TX, 1998-1999 CORPORATE ENGINEER, Plano, TX, 1996-1998 Positions of progressive accomplishment and accountability ranging from CORPORATE ENGINEER for GENERAL MILLS, Minneapolis, MN, to DIVISION ENGINEER ABBOTT LABS/ROSS LABS, Columbus, OH, 1990 – 1996 Education M.B.A., TEXAS A&M, Dallas, TX, 2003 B.S., Electronics Engineering, NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY, Norfolk, VA, 1990 Professional Training & Certifications Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP), June 2018 Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH), December 2018 Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE), January 2019 Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator Training, February 2019 Authorized (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Trainer, February 2019 Certified Mental Health First Aid Adult Instructor, July 2019 Professional Affiliations American Physical Plant Association (APPA) Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-i) National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) HBCU Consortium for Transformative Teaching Practices in 21st Century Career Pathways (ILC) Publications BOOKS: AS I SEE IT: Lesson in Leadership, March 2017 Where are all the Leaders?, April 2018 Where are all the Leaders?: Journal Edition, August 2018 Can I Just Tell the Truth: My Take on Leadership, March 2019 Professional Speaking Presenter at the Summer Enrichment Program hosted at 1st Baptist Church-Winchester, June 2019 Co-Presenter at the Nashville Chapter of Project Management Institute’s Brentwood Meeting; Topic: Aging Facilities Infrastructure, June 2019 Keynote for Tea With Our Fathers, Hadley Community Center, June 2019 Keynote Speaker, Asurion Supply Chain Leadership Team Quarterly Meeting, May 2019 Webinar: Leadership as an Agent of Change, Tennessee State University, February 2019 Keynote for Tennessee State University Graduate School Spring Orientation, January 2019 Presenter at Computer Science Summer Institute hosted at Fisk University (CSSI), July 2018 Trainer for Tennessee State University Housing/Residence Life Staff In-Service, July 2018 Facilitator for Jacksonville State University Residence Life Graduate Student In-Service, June 2018 Student Development and Success Mentor, Men’s Initiative, Title III, Tennessee State University, February 2019 – Executive Partner, Center for Sports Behavioral Health, April 2019 -
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