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WILLIAM A.

WRIGHT
311 Buttonwood Circle (336)262-0722
Shreveport, LA 71106 ww70ec2c@westpost.net
SUMMARY
A materials management, purchasing, inventory management, merchandising, and sup
ply chain professional with thirty years experience with Lowe's Companies, a $20
Billion nationwide big box retailer and the U. S. Department of Defense, the wo
rld leading experts in logistics management. Expert in program management, proc
ess improvement, life cycle logistics, and supply chain operations. Extensive e
xperience with all aspects of demand determination and requirements forecasting.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
REQUIREMENTS AND FORECAST MANAGEMENT
Planned, directed, and controlled all aspects of managing 350,000 line items of
inventory supporting all Maritime and Aerospace customers within the Department
of Defense. Directly responsible for all phases of integrated supply management
including requirements forecasting and determination, procurement, material dis
tribution and control, quality assessment, and inventory. Reduced lead times by
50% and commitment dollars by over $20M, while increasing availability by over
7%. Developed an acquisition procedure that enabled the Defense Logistics Agenc
y to reduce procurement lead times with some of its largest vendors by almost 25
%.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Administered $10M+ operating budget as comptroller of the Navy's fourth largest
Supply Center. Managed parts and equipment budget of $50M+ while serving as su
pply officer of the USS SARATOGA.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Established and coordinated all policies and requirements overseeing modificatio
ns, repair and maintenance of aircraft, ground support equipment, and other capi
tal equipment in support of all special operations forces. Managed the $1.12 b
illion, 1,075 personnel, government-owned, contractor-operated special operation
s support facility.
ORGANIZATION REENGINEERING
Developed and implemented the process to completely reengineer the organizationa
l structure of the Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Jacksonville Florida
. The new organization provided an immediate $1M savings in salary with no loss
of productivity.
DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS
Achieved inventory accuracy of 98.9% for 129,000 item inventory. Developed kitt
ing plan to provide maintenance and production shops with required material just
in time, resulting in reduction of inventory requirements by 16%. Managed rece
iving and shipping of all Department of Defense material in the southeastern reg
ion of the US.
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
GENERAL MANAGER, DALLAS DISTRIBUTION CENTER, Oct 2007-present
Jack in the Box Inc.
Managing all aspects of warehousing and distribution for Jack in the Box's secon
d largest Distribution Center. P&L accountability. Providing all food and othe
r products to more than 600 restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Overs
ight of 60 interstate and intrastate tractors and trailers making over 1500 deli
veries per week within a 30 minute window. Warehousing and loading of over 400
line items with 99% accuracy and fill rates.
DIRECTOR, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, June 2005-Oct 2007
ARAMARK/Houston Independent School District
Manage Food Service Supply Chain Department including, procurement, inventory ma
nagement, warehousing and distribution for 7th Largest School district in the Un
ited States. Supervising over 50 personnel; responsible for ordering, receivin
g, and storage and shipping over 350 line items of food products to more than 30
0 schools. Utilizing SAP for all aspects of receiving, storage, picking, and sh
ipping of product.
FLOORING SPECIALIST January 2005-June 2005
Home Depot, Tomball, Texas
Provided flooring advice to Home Depot customers.
RETIRED 2004-2005
BUSINESS DEVELOMENT CONSULTANT
2003-2004
Trend Western Technologies
Providing business development expertise in Government A-76 transitioning at US
Naval activities throughout the world.
STRATEGIC PLANNING MANAGER, Business Process Improvement Group 2001-2
003
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Selected to join a six person team charged with optimizing Lowe's internal suppl
y chain. Responsible for creating business context models, performing process f
low critical path analysis, performing data flow analysis, identifying process k
ey measures, analyzing process data, identifying opportunities to improve the cu
rrent process.
VENDOR LOGISTICS SPECIALIST 2000-2001
Lowe's Companies, Inc. North Carolina
Recruited to Lowe's to analyze and optimize the supply chain relationship betwee
n Lowe's and over 120 vendors worldwide. Implemented the optimal logistics deci
sions to support 7 Regional Distribution Centers and 650 retail outlets for a $9
00 Million business unit.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER 1998-2000
UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, MacDill AFB, FL
Provided life cycle sustainment oversight for full range of logistics support fo
r all Navy, Army, and Air Force special operations forces.
DIRECTOR OF MARITIME AND AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS 1995-1998
DEFENSE SUPPLY CENTER, Columbus, OH
Directed 160 personnel in the acquisition of highly technical aeronautical syste
ms in support of every aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory, awarding
one billion dollars annually. Interfaced directly with senior procurement offi
cials and corporate executives.
COMMANDING OFFICER 1993-1995
FLEET AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CENTER, Jacksonville, FL
Fulfilled all logistics requirements to U.S. Navy submarine, surface, and aviati
on units operating within the Southeast region of the United States.

SUPPLY OFFICER 1991-1993


USS SARATOGA (CV-60), Mayport, FL
Directed 685 personnel and all business areas on aircraft carrier supporting 6,0
00 personnel and 80 aircraft, including all logistics, finance and accounting, p
rocurement, supply chain management, and support services.
SENIOR MILITARY ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 1988-19
91
THE PENTAGON
Closest military advisor on all logistics matters to Assistant Secretary of Defe
nse.
POSITIONS OF INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP, UNITED STATES NAVY
1972-1988
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Advanced Education Program, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern
University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Chaminade University of Honolulu
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (BS), University of Arizona