Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, ERP Systems and Inventory Management Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Automotive
  • Major Appliance
  • Lighting Products
  • Airframe Aircraft Engine Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Paper
  • Textile
  • Electronics
  • Computer
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Health Care
  • "Big Box" Retail
  • Insurance
  • Plastics
  • Government

While attending the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, this expert received both an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from that institute of learning.

Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, ERP Systems and Inventory Management Expert Consultant Resume

This expert has experience in Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, ERP Systems implementation and inventory management in a wide variety of industries. These industries include aircraft, pharmaceuticals, lighting, automotive components, major appliances and pulp and paper.

This consultant is a six sigma expert in both the DMAIC and DMADV methodologies. Statistical analysis and design of experiments are key areas of expertise this consultant has. Additionally, this consultant is an expert in all areas of lean implementations in manufacturing and transactional areas, having implemented the following lean methods in many locations: Rapid Improvement or Kaizen events, 5S, Kanbans, SMED, standard work, cell layout and design. This consultant also has experience in Poke-Yoke, and Root Cause Analysis. This consultant is an Inventory Management expert with special expertise in ERP systems implementation and sales and operations planning.

This expert has extensive knowledge of Design for Manufacturing / Design for Assembly with key abilities to take engineering designs and translate to a solid manufactured product. This consultant has implemented Quality Systems and has much experience implementing statistical process control techniques (SPC).

Areas of experience for this consultant include manufacturing, process re-engineering, marketing and delivery of consulting services. Furthermore, this consultant has experience in six sigma and lean, production control and inventory reductions, sales and operations planning. ERP / MRP II implementations and JIT, quality management/improvement, continuous improvements and TQM are other areas of expertise this consultant has. Also, program / project management, training and development are areas of this consultant's expertise.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, quality management, ERP Systems implementation and inventory management, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Consultant, Six Sigma And Lean Training, Quality Management Consulting Firm

Provided six sigma and lean training along with quality management consulting for all sized organizations in multiple industries. Manufacturing, Service, Transactional and Health Care clients have been included in consulting. Has assisted multiple clients in Supply Chain Management improvements, transactional process improvements and the implementation of manufacturing systems. A partial client list includes Maytag, Boeing, Southwest Vermont Medical Center, Sprague Capacitor, Atomic Energy Commission of Canada, Samsung, Raytheon, UNISYS, JD Irving, Thompson Electronics, Molex and Mallory Controls. Developed and implemented inventory reduction plan which reduced inventory by 40%. Trained over 500 Black Belts and consulted with over 2000 improvement projects. Helped establish six sigma and lean practices in a hospital. Developed and help implement plan to reduce working capital by $125 million. Assisted successful implementation of Baan and SAP ERP systems. Implemented SOP process for multiple companies.


Manager, Inventory Management, Osram Sylvania, Danvers, MA

Managed the forecast, inventory, and planning systems integration of two lighting manufacturing businesses. Forecast shipments at multiple levels for $860 million business. Managed and controlled inventory investment at 9 warehouses worth $110 million. Maintained customer service fill rates of 96 – 99%. Implemented Sales & Operations Planning process across the business.


Manager, Sourcing development, GE Aerospace Operations, Moorestown, NJ

Managed the design and implementation of sourcing strategic plans, organizational development programs, and purchasing/quality skills training for a 1300 person department located across 14 sites. Established purchasing manpower strategy and assisted with out-sourcing plans. Created a rotational-assignment development program and managed 18 Engineers at 10 sites. Established training curriculum; designed and taught 40 seminars.


Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH

Managed engineers and technicians to develop new manufacturing processes for advanced jet engine applications. Lab included standard and advanced metal cutting equipment with $5 million budget. Led rapid proto-typing effort to turn engineering electronic part definition into finish machined parts. Led implementation of total quality practices across organization.


Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH

Managed engineers and $14 million Manufacturing Technology effort to design and manufacture advanced engine parts. Implemented new technologies to manufacture jet engine components: near-net shape forging of bladed rotors, 5-axis milling and dimensional inspection of flow paths. Master scheduled 10 sets of development engine hardware.


Corporate Staff, Production & Inventory Control, GE Corporate Engineering & Manufacturing, Bridgeport, CT

Analyzed, assisted and trained various GE clients in current production and inventory control techniques. Developed new management development curriculum for GE. Identified critical areas to aid MRP II implementation at several GE sites. Marketed and administered P & IC and JIT seminars with $600K revenue.


Quality Program Manager, GE Lighting Systems, Hendersonville, NC

Was responsible for developing and implementing a quality improvement plan to improve quality by 15%.


Producibility Engineer, GE Lighting Systems, Hendersonville, NC

Manufacturing Project Manager for the largest product introduction in the plant's history. Identified $1.8 million of savings in new design and manufacturing techniques. Provided manufacturing and financial analysis for new business ventures.


Manager, Production Control, GE Lighting Systems, Hendersonville, NC

Managed Production Control, Inventory Control, Receiving, Reclamation and Paint System functions consisting of 103 people. Scheduled 12,000 assembly units and 10,000 parts per week. Developed customer service tracking process that reduced late orders by 50%. Implemented cycle counting to increase inventory accuracy from 85% to 95%. Helped implement MRP II system, Honeywell HMS.

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Improve Yield for Rubbed Bronze Products
Reduce WIP and Finished Goods Inventory

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Peter Habicht, Lead Consultant
Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.


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