PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES

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Candidate 761PS:

  • Candidate 761PS is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA and a good deal of lean training and program execution throughout his career.
  • He’s held a variety of different operations roles – Quality Manager, Value Stream Manager, Production Supervisor
  • He is a strong lean advocate. He likes using lean and kaizen tools. He currently manages a team of 5 engineers. Their operation converts composite material used on the wings of aircraft.
  • In a prior role, he was the Plant Operations Manager where he managed a 72-employee operation running 4 different shifts. He had 4 supervisors reporting to him. He supported production operations, and the scheduling and materials groups to ensure needs were met.
  • He then moved into quality management and then to project management. During that time, he went back for his MBA so he would have the accounting piece – enabling him to effectively handle P&L reporting and oversight.
  • He says his passion lies in operations roles because he has more influence and can work across different functional groups. He really enjoys using lean tools. 
  • He resides in Georgia.

Candidate 639PS:

  • Candidate 639PS has been with his organization for eight years, starting as a Mechanical Engineer. He has been in Operations Management for the last five years.
  • He manages over half of a 280,000 sf facility, with responsibility for roughly 130 employees on 12 fabrication lines.
  • He prides himself on developing his employees. He has trained and developed 4 associates in the last three years into supervisory positions.
  • He develops SOPs. He trains the trainer on the work instructions for his lines.
  • His full-time staff turnover is less than 4% and spends a lot of time on the floor to observing and learning the ins and outs of the machines and the operators.
  • He has had one course in lean manufacturing – a one-day training.
  • He has responsibility for a wide range of operations – his various lines make different products – presses that form rubber mats, liquid vinyl extrusion line that gets a carpet overlay, injection molding processes – door mat, car mats, chrome rubber and PVC that are then die cut in different shapes, serging and taping machines, 3 different printers for die printing, and a logo line that creates mini inserts for different mats with trademark logos. 
  • He resides in Georgia.

Candidate 203PS:

  • Candidate 203PS is a Mechanical Engineer with a degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia Southern.
  • He spent 5 years as a Manufacturing Engineer. It was a startup operation when he began working there so he was doing a lot of facility planning and CAPEX implementation.
  • He earned his LSSGB– they drove LSS heavily – and as a startup facility it was critical for putting the operation together.
  • He relied on operator input when developing work instructions and credits his sports background for giving him a coach’s mentality.
  • He’s very process-oriented and uses process management tools – flow charts and cycle times to benchmark process improvements. 
  • He took a position new position as a Production Supervisor.
  • He created process boards, did the gemba walks, and established action items. He uses a front end and back end approach. He observes and initiates items for the process board but also encourages process leads to bringing their ideas to the board.
  • He attended GaMEP seminars on how to get to world-class manufacturing.
  • He made a lateral move to gain experience and with the promise of moving into the Operations Manager role within a few years.
  • The plant runs 3-shifts with roughly 70 employees. he manages 15-20 union associates on his shift. 
  • He resides in Georgia.

Candidate 789PS:

  • Candidate 789PS has over 20 years in manufacturing and supply chain management. He spent 10 years managing a team of workers (225 union employees) on the automotive assembly line.
  • He spent the next 8 years in production management for a German bath fixture company.
  • He did a lot of cross-training– he managed a large pool of temporary and international workers.
  • He worked hand-in-hand with the plant manager and the industrial engineers to develop standard work instructions (heavily concentrated on visual instructions), developing a full VSM of the plant floor operations, and running Kaizen events. 
  • He brought experts in for a lean workshop to get some objective insight on work cell and plant floor optimization.
  • He oversaw anywhere from 85-100 reports (seasonal and temp fluctuations) – 2 shifts and a partial 3rd shift.
  • He was also very involved in their safety program. He insured the floor operators adhered to safety protocol. They had over 1000 days with no OSHA injuries while he was there.
  • He was immediately hired by wooden pallet maker as a Plant Manager. 
  • He is a good communicator and exhibits a lot of energy.  He has had budgetary responsibility in several of his roles.

Candidate 352PS:

  • Candidate 352PS graduated in Industrial Engineering and has spent his career to date in manufacturing operations.
  • He was in manufacturing management for the first 8 yrs with a company that built power supplies. He then spent a couple of years in some turnaround operations introducing lean methodologies and best practices before landing as a Plant Manager where he’s been for the last 12 yrs.
  • He runs the operation in Suwanee. He reports to the VP of NA operations.
  • He has done a lot of lean initiatives and CI optimization. 
  • He doesn’t manage the full P&L for the operation, but has budgetary control, and manages expenses and discretionary spending.
  • He manages 3 supervisors – Production, WH and Purchasing – 3 industrial engineers, and below them 102 plant floor associates.
  • His primary technical goals are material cost reductions, labor cost reduction, inventory turns, and on-time delivery.

Candidate 6547PS:

  • Candidate 6547PS is a Plant Manager where he manages about 280 people in a 7 days a week 4 shift operation.
  • He spends time daily on the floor, troubleshooting machines, managing the day to day schedule, and optimizing the number of setups in the schedule.
  • He has P&L responsibility. He helps with the yearly budget, planning headcount, and managing employee expenses, recognition programs, hourly wage increase.
  • He drives the evaluation of waste streAms – looking at scrap every month – running a stopgap program. They do a lot of stamping in production and look closely at ways to get maximum material usage from their plastic sheets.
  • He is responsible for labor management, staffing, and he develops process plans for ramping up new projects
  • Does a lot of CI projects and runs Kaizen events to get costs down and increase throughput.

Candidate 7415PS:

  • Candidate 7415PS has had significant interaction and indirect leadership engagement with production personnel through training, Kaizen and 5S initiatives that he leads. He works with operators in all aspects of plant operations, and says he has an open-door policy.
  • He currently works in an assembly plant where he does a lot of continuous improvement projects.
  • His whole career has been in plant engineering and maintenance roles.
  • Most of the operations that he has worked in have been 24/7. He’s a very roll up your sleeves manager – before he pursued an engineering degree, he went to tech school and worked as a mechanic/millwright.

Candidate 2154PS:

  • Candidate 2154PS has his BS in Business Management and 14 years experience in a management role.
  • He was recently promoted from Fabrication Manager to Operations/ Plant Manager. He is responsible for the entire facility and 550 employees.  He enjoys aspects of the role but would like to get back into managing where he can engage employees on the floor.
  • In his current role, he implemented several projects recently to improve process and efficiencies. Within the first few weeks, his changes resulted in significant time savings and less scrap. He also reduced injury reports from 85% to 20%.
  • He was trained in Lean methodologies and practices.
  • He has managed departments ranging from 95 associates to 230 and describes his management style as hands-on. He is always on the floor and believes that when his employees see him every day being attentive to their needs, he gains their respect and can get more out of them.
  • In his current role, he is responsible for weekly budgeting, scheduling, and planning both upcoming shipments and production.

Candidate 8541PS:

  • Candidate 8541PS has a 20-year career in consumer goods product management. He’s handled commercialization through all the major retailers and many B2B channels. He’s done a lot of project management, but also sales management. He understands the process end-to-end.
  • He’s currently managing the IoT commercialization for a Chinese manufacturer that produces lighting and smart integration solutions – his group operates as the sales and marketing arm in the states – about a dozen people. The company employs about 10k people overseas.
  • He gets involved in the product lifecycle from the business case to sourcing up to point of sale and even after sale.
  • He has conducted focus groups and spent a lot of time in stores observing customers as part of market studies.
  • His product management has included coffee makers, home appliances, BBQ grills, trash cans and now electronics. He is confident that he can take his core tools and transfer from one product line to the next.
  • He has also handled contract negotiation both on the sourcing side and customer side.

Candidate 4596PS:

  • Candidate 4596PS transitioned his career into product management after graduating with his MBA in 2010.
  • His first organization does brand marketing through digital signage platforms and displays (eg. POP signage at movie theaters for branded products). He worked closely with their partners and end-users to develop and apply a solutions package including content and the associated hardware/display.
  • In his current organization, he has been dealing with all their retail channels. All their concepting is done in-house, but they utilize a blend of in-house manufacturing and contract sourcing of product solutions.
  • He uses SAP to track sales, and also works with plant-level product managers to track supply chain data.
  • He’s conducted focus groups, and then led concepting with designers and engineers, drove the PLM through the finished and marketed product. He honed his product management skills in his first roles where they were strong on big innovations. He dealt directly with retail merchants and some online sales channels.
  • He currently has one direct report and had two previously, but he indirectly manages larger cross-functional teams.
  • His undergraduate studies were in Biology which he feels has provided him a background in taking a scientific approach to product development. He currently works with a Ph.D. chemist.
  • He’s also worked with government regulatory agencies in some of the product lines that require compliance.

Candidate 3852PS:

  • Candidate 3852PS has his BSME and 20+ years in production- with 10+ years in management. He currently oversees 650 associates in a logistics and packaging operation and has managed production operations with 150+ associates.
  • He is well-versed in Lean and CI and loves spearheading Lean programs within a manufacturing facility.
  • He has extensive experience in manufacturing and production in a variety of industries: Semi-conductors, Gas Turbines, Medical
  • He loves a challenge and works to motivate his employees through explaining the “why” behind any changes.
  • He would be interested in a role that would allow him to get back into production with a stable and growing company.  He is looking for a facility where he can make a lasting impact.

Candidate 2113PS:

  • Candidate 2113PS completed his BA in Business Administration in 2013 from Saint Leo University.
  • He has 20 years experience as a production manager where he has managed up to 75 direct reports. He has served in a variety of industries which include automotive, food and the paper industry.
  • He has a coaching management style where he gets buy in from his supervisors and direct reports and develops trust between them. He inspects what he expects but is not a micro manager.
  • He has led a number of Kaizen events which have resulted in cost saving and increased production output.
  • He has experience with fabrication but has spent most of his career in production and assembly.

Candidate 26PS:

  • Candidate 26PS is an auto production manager in charge of the area that builds the battery module sub-assembly which includes the batteries, the controller, and the cooling module.
  • Throughout his production management career, he has also handled a lot of safety, quality, and even some HR activities.
  • His lines consist of a lot of conveyors and robotics coupled with manual assembly.  He’s now managing 2 shifts, and roughly 200 operators.
  • He works closely with the engineering and safety teams. They promote an in-house developed safety program – Take 5 – that mirrors many of the aspects of the Dupont STOP program.
  • He’s a lean practitioner and has been able to execute several initiatives that have contributed significant savings of both time and money for his companies.
  • Prior to working for the auto manufacturer, he spent over 7 yrs as a Production Manager at a solar panel plant. It was a smaller operation – he managed about 25 people – and the production was done in more of a cleanroom environment.
  • He also spent over 3 yrs as a Manufacturing Manager at a technology organization, a regrind operation, where he managed an operation with a lot of heavy industrial equipment – heavy-duty forklifts, j-lifts, and pulverizers.

Candidate 25PS:

  • Candidate 25PS has 4 years of experience as a supervisor and 12 years experience in fabrication/ manufacturing environments.
  • He is a GREAT communicator and it is easy to see why he is an accomplished supervisor- he comes across as a natural leader
  • He has an understanding of welding and hardware insertion and has hands-on experience with brake presses (currently over 3 brake press machines), punches, grinding and finishing.
  • He has managed between 10-15 direct reports and describes his management style as one based on respect and open communication.  He has “one on ones” every week to 2 weeks with each employee where they discuss how they are doing, what their goals are, any concerns etc.  He has also done most of his employees jobs so he is able to jump in when needed and has a good understanding of the challenges they face.
  • He currently works in a fast paced environment and has a solid understanding of all of the machinery on the floor. He always educates himself on new machinery so he can know the “ins and outs” of the machine and be able to address any issue an operator may encounter.
  • He is very detail oriented and loves to dive into the analytics of on-time delivery, parts for minute, etc. each week to see where improvements can be made.
  • He has experience tracking KPIs and works closely with scheduling and planning to ensure production goals are met.
  • 4 months ago he set a KPI to be at a goal of 85% efficient each month.  The last two months they were at 97 and 98%.

Candidate 24PS:

  • Candidate 24PS has his BSEE which comes in very useful when on the plant floor
  • He has been in manufacturing for 14 years and has worked many different roles at a manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment. His experience is mainly in assembly but he does have experience with fabrication as well- they have a machine shop on site.
  • He has led one Kaizen event and participated in others.  The event he led resulted in the creation of a visual kanban system for machine parts.  This resulted in significant time savings by streamlining the process and minimizing paperwork
  • He also led a six sigma project that resulted in a 32% reduction in scrap
  • He puts a strong focus on CI using data and metrics to identify gaps and areas of improvement.  He took me through a project recently where he analyzed data to look at test failures. He was able to identify one test that was resulting in 60% of their QA failures. Using root cause analysis he identified the issue and invested in automating that step of the process to take out the variability resulting immediately in a 20% increase in pass yields.
  • He explains Lean to hourly employees as eliminating waste (which can be anything: steps, re-work, etc.) and being more efficient with your time in order to make your job easier and produce a quality product
  • He has managed up to 50 employees and he leads by example.  He likes to get his hands dirty and learn the process because he believes he has to have a good understanding himself of anything he is asking his operators to do. He currently manages 11 direct reports.

Candidate 23PS:

  • Candidate 23PS has his MBA and BS in Business Management and 19 years experience in Operations/ Plant and Quality Management in a production environment.
  • He has extensive experience in Lean Methodologies and was very involved in leaning out his organization through 5S, Root Cause Analysis and Kaizen Events.
  • In his previous role, he managed 10 direct reports (4 supervisors, HR, Purchasing, Accounts Receivable and Customer Service) as well as 125 hourly/ indirect reports.
  • He believes in training and gaining buy-in by incorporating the operators in problem-solving.
  • He has experience with fabrication, assembly, and manufactured conveyor systems for the automotive industry.
  • He is energetic and well-spoken and comes across as a good leader.

Candidate 22PS:

  • Candidate 22PS is an Industrial Engineer with 15 years’ experience in manufacturing operations and high engagement in fabrication and machining processes.
  • He directly managed 5 process technicians in his previous role, and although he’s not been a Production Supervisor, he’s worked side by side with them and indirectly managed up to 30 employees.
  • He has had a very high impact on process improvement – it’s the core of what he’s been doing.
  • He holds an LSSBB from Georgia Tech and has been instrumental in driving efficiency projects – decreasing cycle times and reducing operator and material transit time between work areas.
  • He enjoys his work where he is daily on the floor driving process improvement.

Candidate 21PS:

  • Candidate 21PS is an Industrial Engineer with 20 years’ experience in manufacturing.
  • He currently runs a plant in Lawrenceville, GA that makes thermal activation paper for inkless printing applications. The operation involves mixing a chemical compound that is then applied to rolls of paper and slit into spec sizes for a variety of industry applications.
  • He has applied much of his lean training by reducing cycle times in their operation as well as cutting out some of their load/unload and changeover times in their roll handling.
  • He says at every stop in his career he’s worked on CI – he’s an out on the floor kind of guy.
  • He’s also very good with tracking and reporting. He’s an expert with Excel and pivot tables. 
  • He started his career as a Production Supervisor in the automotive industry where he picked up some great tools and training in lean and quality management.
  • Along with Production Management, Candidate 21PS has handled a lot of maintenance oversight in his career.
  • He describes his team as very strong. He takes the time to hire the right individuals. He describes himself as a conductor/mentor.

Candidate 20PS:

  • Candidate 20PS graduated in 2009 with a degree in finance, and went to work with a non-profit as a Project Manager handling their scheduling, training, and work detail deployment. He traveled a lot from project to project and overseeing crews.
  • He is very analytical and a problem solver, so he went back to school to get his engineering degree.
  • He interned for a couple of years at a lab during school where he gained practical experience with capacity and inventory planning, and contributed to some cost savings measures on the production line.
  • He has been working at an organization since graduating in 2017. He started as a design engineer working on tooling, manufacturing process improvement, and scrap reduction.
  • Once he got involved in the scrap reduction meetings, he proved himself, and was asked to take over the meetings and management of the program. Because his title didn’t afford direct authority to deploy the assignments, he asked to be moved into a Production Manager role.
  • He supervises 60-65 employees including shift leads, supervisors, and two engineers.
  • He says that quality management is a big part of his production responsibilities, and safety is a number one priority. They have a lot of large machinery on the plant floor – e.g. 10-ton presses, extruders, etc.
  • He also oversees the flow of material to the section of the plant he manages.  He doesn’t have any formal lean training, but process improvement is a big part of his performance objectives, so he’s involved in many efficiency/optimization projects. Last year he helped take a 15-20% scrap rate down to 10%.
  • He also deals regularly with new hires and turnover. He is working on reducing turnover by doing lots of training/development of hourly operators. He’s putting together a training management system.

Candidate 18PS:

  • He has a Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina.
  • He has worked in automotive, food, and consumer products during his career which has given him a broad base of manufacturing skills.
  • He has managed up to 80 direct reports which have included process engineering, supervisors and quality engineers.
  • His management style is that of a coach where he teaches his employees but expects total participation from each team member on projects they take on such as Kaizen or CI projects
  • Candidate 18PS currently reisdes in Stockbridge, GA.

Candidate 17PS:

  • Candidate 17PS has an Associates Degree and 25+ years of experience in manufacturing and supervision/ management.
  • He has a strong understanding of Lean methodologies and has increased production and cut costs at all of the organizations he has worked with.
  • He leads by example and likes to spend his day on the plant floor working with operators.
  • He has 3 years experience in extrusion and blow molding- forming plastic pellets into plastic bags.
  • He has managed up to 100 employees and gains buy-in from operators by gaining trust.
  • Candidate 17 resides in Georgia.

Candidate 16PS:

  • Candidate 16PS has worked in manufacturing for 15 years. He has experience in both light & heavy industries.
  • He has managed up to 55 associates. He describes his management style to be “Learn, Do, Teach” style he feels that its important to learn before having the ability to teach. He feels that it is vital to empower his associates with the relevant training and skills in order to be successful.
  • He has 7 years’ experience in Lean and CI tools.
  • He sees Safety as a number 1 everyday priority, he has run daily meeting on safety incidents as well as any non-conformances in quality.
  • He is currently working two jobs one full time as a Process Tech and another as a weekend supervisor.
  • He is looking for a permanent role in a supervisor position with a stable company he can grow with.
  • Candidate 16PS resides in Georgia.

Candidate 15PS:

  • Candidate 15PS has his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and 30+ years experience in manufacturing and management.
  • He has worked in a variety of industries from automotive to electrical and has extensive training in Lean.  He even worked for 3 years as a Lean consultant where he would spend a month to a month and a half at different manufacturing facilities training employees on Lean techniques including 5S, Genba walks and Kaizen events.
  • He has a strong mechanical aptitude and familiarity with machinery-Manual Shear Press, Manual Bending Press, Various Hand and Motorized Tools. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty and enjoys being on the plant floor.
  • A few examples of Lean/ CI projects he has lead:
    • Worked with Scheduling and Sales through SAP system to manage scheduling and timing of production.
    • Maximized equipment use through the implementation of the OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) reporting process.
    • Maximized Product Yield and Throughput through the implementation of Visual Layered Auditing System.
    • Designed more efficient packaging standards for a variety of assemblies.  Reduced manpower by 10%.
    • Managed Kaizen Improvements to increase productivity and product flow by 1.5%.
    • Increased Productivity more than 20%, by implementing one piece product flow and standardized work procedures.
    • Reduced in-process scrap by 50 %, and Rework by 75%.  Resulting in better product flow.
    • Reduced Assembly Downtime 30 minutes per shift (5 Lines), by implementing a Water Spider to deliver material
  • He has project management experience and strong leadership skills.
  • He describes his management style as: Leading through listening.  He believes that Operators often know the job the best and he likes to form cross-functional teams to identify problems on the floor and then come up with ways to improve them.  He motivates and gains “buy in” through “friendly competition.” For example, he set up a competition based around 5S. He grouped each station into teams and then performed monthly audits. The team with the highest score was invited to a lunch and given a gift card.
  • Candidate 15PS resides in Georgia.

Candidate 14PS:

  • Candidate 14PS has a BS in Industrial Technology and an MBA.
  • He has worked in manufacturing for most of his career. He currently works for his brother’s business as a Field Manager, this was a company which his brother started from the ground up, now the business is stable he is looking to move back and continue his manufacturing management career.
  • He has a total of 13 years management experience of which 10 have been in manufacturing. Industries include Automotive, food, aerospace, and processes such as fabrication, assembly, welding, and CNC machining.
  • His management style is to be the sponsor for his employees, provide them the tools and resources to get the job done as well as set expectations and accountability to ensure that the plan is on schedule. He has always had daily/weekly updates with his teams.
  • He has managed up to 60 employees which included 4 directs such as team leads, supervisors, and maintenance personnel.
  • His lean and continuous experience with tools such as 5S, TPM as well as leading Kaizen teams and events.
  • When working on defining waste and what to improve on, he is very much driven by metrics, he looks at the amount of overtime, Quality issues and reject rate. Once he identifies the waste to go after, he then builds a cross-functional team, who then reviews goals, targets and an action plan, once that project action plan is defined he uses Excel to keep track of key steps as well as monitor progress/delays which may impact the end goal.
  • With regards to MRP systems, he has mainly used SAP but also experienced JD Edwards, Epicor and AS 400.
  • Candidate 14PS resides in Georgia.

Candidate 13PS:

  • Candidate 13PS has his BS in Advertising, he has 8 years in Management in a manufacturing environment. Prior to this manufacturing career, he spent 10 years in the Military as an Electrical Systems Specialist.
  • In his manufacturing career, he has managed up to 100 employees with up to 4 direct reports including production, maintenance, quality, and safety.
  • His management style is a “Firm but Fair” one. He is driven by metrics and constantly wanting to improve upon them.
  • He uses Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies daily. Once an opportunity has been identified for improvement, he would lead a cross-functional team to discuss, carry out root cause analysis, implement the changes and then measure the improvement to ensure that improvement has been made.
  • He has worked in various industries in his career from Pulp and Paper to Construction. He also has a vast amount of experience with the electrical system, PCB Boards, motors, actuators and troubleshooting electrical circuits.
  • In his current role, he uses SAP for all reporting capabilities and uses excel to manipulate and analyze data. He works in a made to order environment, so production metrics are key.
  • Candidate 23PS lives in Georgia.

Candidate 12PS:

  • Candidate 12PS has 30 years experience in manufacturing with over 20 years in management.  He has worked 6+ years in 24/7 operations and has a good understanding of process manufacturing and custom manufacturing/ made to order and just in time production.
  • He is a Lean practitioner and has his LSS Green Belt certification.  He loves a challenge and has been a part of organizations at all stages of their lean journey.
  • He enjoys problem solving and likes to ask questions to determine root causes and then work as a team to address the issue.  He believes that in order to instill any changes operators must see the value in what they are doing and understand how the change will help them and the company as a whole.
  • He has extensive experience in packaging and meeting customers individual specs
  • He has primarily use AS400 for his ERP.
  • He has worked in Value Stream structures where he was responsible for production in 4 value streams – directly managing 4 Value Stream Managers and indirectly managing up to 180 employees.
  • He is a very hands-on manager and spends most of his time on the plant floor.  He does Gemba walks and Plant Tours each shift so he can observe, ask questions and then analyze. He interacts with the hourly employees and believes they often have the answer to a problem you just have to ask the right questions.
  • He did not finish his Electrical Engineering Degree but he feels that his extensive experience has provided him with the practical and technical knowledge to manage production
  • He is a great communicator and a strong leader.
  • Candidate 12PS is located in Georgia.

Candidate 11PS:

  • Candidate 11PS has his BS in Quality Management, is a certified LSS Black Belt and has certified others in both yellow and green belt.
  • He was previously the CI Manager responsible for facilitating Lean events for three facilities.
  • He spent the majority of his time on the plant floor interacting with hourly employees. He has 25 years of management experience, managed up to 30 direct reports, up to 150 employees; he is very hands-on and believes in consistency overall shifts. He gains the trust of his employees. Plan today for tomorrow. He teaches them to be proactive instead of reactive.
  • He has led multiple kaizen events and walked me through a specific event where he identified a loss through statistical analysis, assembled a team to initiate a chemical recycling process that resulted in $56k savings per month.
  • He was responsible for taking 5 companies through their ISO 90001 to their 90015 changeovers.  He was just recently sent to the Netherlands to do this.
  • He describes himself as a very “hands-on” project manager who puts a solid focus on project cost-effectiveness, safety, and quality.
  • His style is to develop Kaizen events “execute” park results in a 6-month review and then track the sustainability of the outcomes.
  • He has managed projects from recycling oil in water (machine tool lubrication) to speeding up machine throughput (from 900/hr. to 1500/hr.).
  • He has driven production line optimization, synchronizing processes and tracking speed, efficiency, and quality.
  • He has also stabilized quality output by tracking wear online components using SPC and implementing a PM program to maintain tolerance requirements.
  • He utilizes time studies and tracks KPIs with data collection.
  • He describes himself as an expert in Excel, MS Project, and project mapping. He has 20 years of experience with SAP’s (AX, SAP, AS400). He has experience with barcodes, bin location and hold areas.
  • He has done warehouse lean projects setting up SAP programs and implementing Tollgate. He has experience Planning and Scheduling and knows the availability of material 6 weeks out.
  • He has also set up flow processes for new equipment.
  • Candidate 11PS is located in Georgia.

Candidate 10PS:

  • Candidate 10PS has a BBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and 10+ years experience in Manufacturing.  He is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. and spent most of his tenure in Management.
  • His management style is Servant Leadership.  Developed and coached a natural work team, providing ongoing coaching to employees with regards to quality standards and root cause analysis investigations to reapply learned materials where applicable.
  • He has SAP experience- Super user that rolled out software for 6 Plants.
  • He has experience with Process Manufacturing, and examples of reducing waste: Calibrated fillers at the start of each shift, eliminating line jams by 11%, and reducing line and filler stoppages by 4%.

Candidate 9PS:

  • Candidate 9PS is an Industrial Engineer and has been in the Manufacturing industry for 27 years. In addition to his bachelor’s degree, he has an LSS Green belt and a Lean Academy Black belt.
  • He began his manufacturing career in the UK working for a European company which grew through acquisition and led him to relocate to the United States in 2011. He is a Green cardholder.
  • He has managed up to 400 employees, describes his management style as a Leader who takes initiative, mentors and takes a coaching approach with his employees. Over his time in management, he has developed many of his key staff members. He believes the key for developing staff members to ensure that they look at facts and data and not so much emotion and opinion.
  • He has 5 years’ experience working in a 24/7 process manufacturing environment.
  • When looking at yield and scrap reduction, he believes it begins with OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) system. Three key areas are Availability, Product, and Quality. This is start point one you evaluate and have a start point this evaluation will determine the bottlenecks/waster which then would lead to Lean tools being used and waste reduced.
  • One of his recent scrap reduction achievement was OEE system, defining KPI’s, using Lean tools such a Pareto with a team of management and reducing scrap from $14k to $5k in a 6-month period.
  • He has used various ERP/MRP systems, such as SAP, AS400, MGP pro, QAD.
  • Candidate 9PS lives in Georgia.

Candidate 8PS:

  • Candidate 8PS has his BS in Quality Management, is a certified LSS Black Belt and has certified others in both yellow and green belt.
  • He was previously the CI Manager responsible for facilitating Lean events for three facilities.
  • He spent the majority of his time on the plant floor interacting with hourly employees. He has 25 years management experience, managed up to 30 direct reports, up to 150 employees; he is very hands-on and believes in consistency over all shifts. He gains the trust of his employees.
  • He has led multiple kaizen events and walked me through a specific event where he identified a loss through statistical analysis, assembled a team to initiate a chemical recycling process that resulted in $56k savings per month.
  • He was responsible for taking 5 companies through their ISO 90001 to their 90015 changeovers.
  • He has driven production line optimization, synchronizing processes and tracking speed, efficiency and quality.
  • He has also stabilized quality output by tracking wear on line components using SPC and implementing a PM program to maintain tolerance requirements.
  • He utilizes time studies and tracks KPIs with data collection.
  • He describes himself as an expert in Excel, MS Project, and project mapping. He has 20 years experience with SAP’s (AX, SAP, AS400). He has experience with barcodes, bin location and hold areas.
  • He has done warehouse lean projects setting up SAP programs and implementing Tollgate. He has experience Planning and Scheduling and knows the availability of material 6 weeks out.
  • He has also set up flow processes for new equipment.
  • Candidate 8PS is located in Georgia.

Candidate 7PS:

  • Candidate 7PS has 20 years of Electrical troubleshooting skills and 8 years experience in Management. He also has an AA degree.
  • He currently supervises 14 direct reports in industrial electrical and mechanical maintenance. He handles their daily work assignments and vacation schedules.
  • He is a very hands-on manager and walks the floors, he runs daily “Pass Down” meetings where outgoing shifts tell incoming shifts what is going on, pass on status of their projects. He runs daily safety meeting at the end of these meetings.
  • He handles budgets and orders for all maintenance projects, such as ordering parts and Quarterly budgets.
  • He has handled “Lock out-Shut down” every year, during this time they are shut down for 1-2 weeks and perform major PM, check amps, change gearboxes, etc. He handles all the necessary outside contractors needed to prepare for this major shutdown previous to it as well.
  • He has 20 years experience in maintenance of electrical equipment, he has experience with AB, Siemens, Automation Direct PLC’s, he can read wire diagrams and instrumentation drawings, he is up to date on local and national electrical codes, he has handled ordering and budgets, and has 8 years of management experience.

Candidate 6PS:

  • Candidate 6PS has close to 15 years in laboratory environments supervising highly regulated processes.
  • She is currently with a medical lab on 1st shift. Genova does molecular genetics typing.
  • Robin manages sample processing TAT (turnaround time), monitors employee accuracy, handles scheduling, and insures adherence and compliance with all regulations and protocols.
  • She has had as many as 36 employees that she supervised.
  • During her career, she has been recognized for promoting elevated morale.
  • She has achieved excellent turnaround times during high volume samples processing.
  • She also has demonstrated she’s a team leader by valuing both the bottom line and the staff.
  • She’s also been recognized for exceeding expectations under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Candidate 6PS lives in Georgia.

Candidate 5PS:

  • Candidate 5PS has 4 years of experience as a supervisor and 12 years experience in fabrication/ manufacturing environments.
  • He is a GREAT communicator and it is easy to see why he is an accomplished supervisor- he comes across as a natural leader.
  • He has an understanding of welding and hardware insertion and hands-on experience with brake presses, punches, grinding and finishing.
  • He has managed between 10-15 direct reports and describes his management style as one based on respect and open communication.  He has “one on ones” every week to 2 weeks with each employee where they discuss how they are doing, what their goals are, any concerns, etc.  He has also done most of his employees jobs so he is able to jump in when needed and has a good understanding of the challenges they face.
  • He currently works in a fast-paced environment and has a solid understanding of all of the machinery on the floor. He always educates himself on new machinery so he can know the “ins and outs” of the machine and be able to address any issue an operator may encounter.
  • He is very detail-oriented and loves to dive into the analytics of on-time delivery each week to see where improvements can be made.
  • He has experience tracking KPIs and works closely with scheduling and planning to ensure production goals are met.
  • 4 months ago he set a KPI to be at a goal of 85% efficient each month.  The last two months they were at 97 and 98%.
  • Candidate 5PS is located in Georgia.

Candidate 4PS:

  • Candidate 4PS has been in working in the manufacturing industry in the US for 20 years.
  • He has worked in various industries including cosmetic, household, raw sugar, and construction materials manufacturing.
  • In his career he has managed upto 150 directs and held various roles such as project engineer, maintenance manager to plant manager.
  • His management style is “hands on” and considerate. He is a big advocate for creating a positive team environment. He would like his team members to “feel they want to be here”. He is happy to jump in and help where needed but also encourage associates to problem solve themselves. When improving or changing a system, he encourages teams to get involved and empower them to make improvements.
  • He is black belt and lean certified. He has been involved in various project improvements.
  • Through his career, he has had to work with suppliers, internal and external consumers to resolve conflict and ensure that all parties were satisfied with the solution.
  • He also is very familiar with setting budgets, monitoring and maintaining financial reports.
  • He is an advanced user to Excel and has used the tool for running analysis.
  • Most of his ERP experience have been in SAP.
  • He currently resides in Georgia.

Candidate 3PS:

  • Candidate 3PS has worked in Manufacturing for 17 years and has been a lead/supervisor for 12 years.
  • He has managed up to 49 associates. His management style is “Hands-on” and “lead by example” He believes you must learn the processes before you can manage the employees. He also ensures that goals are set which will determine boundaries in which to be successful as a team. He is happy to roll his sleeves and help associates as needed and without judgment.
  • He has a full understanding of welding and punches processes.
  • One of his recent projects was to be involved in the transition of a sister plant in California and move all to Georgia. He spearheaded this transition and was involved from start to end. In January 2017 he till June 2017 he lived in California and learned, documented, and was trained on all the process and flow of the California site. This was a huge task as the California manufacturing had over total of 100 years of experience which was being lost.
  • He then returned to Georgia and was involved in the moving, setup, hiring and training of the associates and a year later they are at 80% California capacity.
  • In his last role, he was the Subject Matter Expert on transitioning equipment to and from other facilities to one site.  He was successful in the training and hiring of the staff which ended up saving money as they went from 3 shift to 2 shift and still met customer demand output.
  • He has been involved in the hiring of most of the associates in his current team and feels he has a good judge of character to build a successful and positive team.
  • He communicates very well and is driven and motivated.
  • Candidate 3PS resides in Georgia.

Candidate 2PS:

  • Candidate 2PS has been in Manufacturing for 20 years.
  • Most of his experience has been in the Automotive industry but he has worked in Industrial/Medical Gas, Bathroom accessory and power tool industry.
  • He has managed up to 145 people he describes his management style as “hands-on”.  His approach is very much to work with his operators to understand what they do and learn the process before he makes any suggestions for improvement. When dealing with employee issues he is very much someone would audit the situation and then ask questions which would identify the reason why the issue arose in the first place. Most of the times it may be a lack of understanding and training may be something do as a follow-up.
  • In his current role, he works for a company which manufactures structural components for light and commercial vehicles. So he is very familiar with stamping, welding and fabrication processes.
  • In terms of his experience, he has 2 years in machining, 3 years in fabrication,10 years in stamping and welding and 5 years in shipping.
  • For inventory control and Warehouse management he utilizes JDE for Inventory control, they carry out inventory check once a month where they inventory count their WIP. For Warehouse management, he uses JDE with Oracle.
  • He communicates very well and has a lot of manufacturing knowledge
  • He used to have forklift certification but would need to get a refresher.
  • Candidate 2PS currently commuted to Kentucky but would like to permanently relocate to Georgia.

Candidate 1PS:

  • Candidate 1PS has his BS in Political Science with a minor in Business Management and has 3+ years experience in manufacturing.
  • He has managed up to 60 direct reports and has been over 7 lines supervising production and packaging/ shipping.
  • He describes his management style as a driver.  He is very team oriented and asks his team to bring him the facts and they will make a decision off the facts.  He is firm but fair.
  • He is a quick learner and would love an opportunity to get into the automotive industry. He has spent his career in food manufacturing.
  • He is located in Georgia.