Valmont Industries, Inc.

Responsible for materials management and procurement operations team within multi-plant, international manufacturing operation. Successfully lead materials management and procurement operations team within multi-plant manufacturing operation. Lead continuous improvement efforts in cost control and production efficiencies with team of 45. Turned around ERP project implementation, completing project six months ahead of deadline. Introduced process improvement methods; identified $200,000 inventory reduction, improved inventory turns to 10% ahead of plan.

  • Team leader directed $3M, 40-man QAD Mfg/Pro ERP software implementation. Renewed project momentum and team effectiveness; launched mission critical information system six months ahead of deadline.
  • Post implementation project team leader consulted with European division improving Netherlands operations in diagnostics and key user support. Company reduced past due sales orders by 30% following project teamís recommendations.
  • Introduced Supply Chain Management processes; identified initial cost savings at on-site supplier workshop. Fast Kaizen process identified inventory reduction and cost savings opportunities, 12% operational cost reductions achieved within competitive and dynamic environment.
  • Team leadership brought introduction of Sales & Operations Planning process for improved forecasting and mid-range operational planning effectiveness. Materials team training delivered key results through performance improvements.

Valmont is a global leader in designing and manufacturing poles, towers and structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication and utility markets, and is a provider of protective coating services. Valmont also leads the world in mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, enhancing food production while conserving and protecting natural water resources. Operating results 2007 Net sales $ 1,499.8 million.

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