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Supply Chain Management & Operations Executive

Senior Operations Professional with End-to-End Supply Chain experience spanning:

Supply & Demand Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing Management, Liaison with Engineering & New Product Development, Inventory Control and Logistics.

Highly adept at implementing best practices and creating effective programs and budgets to increase product offerings, quality levels and customer satisfaction. Proven team leader, excellent data analytics, efficient utilization of ERP and management data systems.

Areas of Expertise

• Supply Chain Development • Kanban, Lean Manufacturing

• Inventory Forecasting • Excel, Word, Powerpoint • Process Improvements

• Project Management • Cross Functional Liaison • Key Performance Metrics

• Warehouse Administration • Parts/SKU Optimization • Team Leadership

• ERP Systems & Integration

• Data & Analytics

• Standards & Specifications

• Sourcing Strategies

Education / Certifications / Associations

Bachelor of Science Management Science M.I.T. Sloan School of Business Certified Professional Forecaster - IBF Institute of Business Forecasting 2014 PMP and APICS CPIM courses ongoing Trained on Ross Renaissance/CS & iRen, SAP, Microsoft Dynamix AX 2009, Epicor, Crystal Reports MACF Manufacturers Association of Central Florida, MIT Alumni Association

Professional Experience PURCHASING MANAGER Embraer Executive Aircraft 2014-2015

Managed purchasing functions for indirect materials ensuring required materials to sustain production.

Priorities included

achieving goals for sourcing, cost competitiveness and lead time requirements, and maintaining supplier relationships.

Extensive use of SAP for materials planning, procurement, and cost tracking

Coordinated RFP, contract bids, price negotiations

Monitored and reported supplier and subcontractor performance

Trained and performed as Compliance Agent for Embraer North America


Hands-on management team member with responsibility for supply chain including procurement, planning, inventory management, contract manufacturing, and warehousing.

Principal contact for contract manufacturing in China and Mexico (CM and captive)

Grew a supply chain that hitherto yielded a six-year total of one million LED light bulbs to one that supported first 4.5M annually and then 6.2M annually

Designed and implemented S&OP program including company-wide ERP systems migrations for both high- volume/low mix and low volume/high mix product families

Refined forecast process, reducing inventory on hand (RM & FG) by 48%

Eliminated over 20 shutdown days annually by implementing cycle count programs in Florida and Mexico, increasing accuracy and improving manufacturing effectiveness

Effective manager of multiple teams including Planning, Procurement/Commodity Management, Logistics, Inventory Control, and Warehouse

Resume of Leslie A. Dahring

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Developed and maintained inventory and material processes for manufacturer of on-board aviation satellite communication and entertainment systems.

Supervised team of materials specialists responsible for 38 global locations carrying $70M inventory

Reduced team travel by 40% with effective inventory programs including corporate physical inventories, cycle counting, and inventory audits throughout all locations

Utilized SAP data and metrics to monitor and improve operational performance and efficiencies

Maintained SAP and inventory variances process with research, root cause analysis, corrective actions, reconciliations, and documentation

Ensured proper handling and storage of hazmat and limited shelf life materials, as well as calibrated tools

BUSINESS ANALYST AND ERP BUSINESS MANAGER Encompass Solutions 1994-2006, 2008-2009

Project leader for multiple ERP implementations on a consulting basis for industrial clients throughout North America, specializing in inventory control, logistics, and accounting.

Re-engineered materials management system in 7 mills for the largest plywood supplier in North America, ERP software and implementation paid for in first 2 years of deployment savings

Implemented intensive training program that ensured project was ahead of schedule and budget with no loss of production in all locations

Project leader including design, software development, and custom modifications

Authored software modification specifications and custom reports based on client needs

Managed a global development team with rigorous software testing, rebuilds, and deployments

Instructed end-users, from materials and production lines through executive levels

Performed needs analysis and consulting for existing software clients, survey calls, and business prospecting


Small business owner 2006-2008

Developed MRP and production planning functions for a CA telecommunications electronics firm including production and inventory control in both CA and Puerto Rico

Spearheaded ISO 9001 Quality Standard certification for multiple companies

Reduced backlog by 80% in a CA super-graphics manufacturing facility by optimizing production, product orders tracking, and capacity planning

Designed FDA approved cGMP medical pilot production facility including Class 100 cleanroom, product, packaging, and labeling for double-blind pharmaceuticals studies

Additional Training & Coursework

ISO 9001 Certification Training

cGMP Compliance Training (Drug & Device)

Optimizing Warehouse Operations

Supervisory & Leadership, Essentials of Leadership

Clinical Research Associate Training



FAA 8130-3


GMM (General Maintenance Manual)


CAL MOS/Sceptre Systems


RSQM (Repair Station Quality)


GOAA & MB Airports (security clearances)