Richard N

Operations Manager - 17 Years of Experience in complex manufacturing environments- Indianapolis


Plant Manager

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Seasoned, versatile and performance-focused professional, offering extensive experience in lean manufacturing management, business processes optimization, employee development, and client relationship. Resourceful problem solver with the ability to conceptualize cost-effective solutions to challenging situations. Highly effective leader and team builder, with outstanding communication, negotiation, and organizational skills. Strategic thinker with a reputation for delivering high-quality work on time and managing a broad range of responsibilities.


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Indiana University Accounting 1985 Bachelor Degree



Achieved the largest initial production growth in the Great Lakes Business Center Improved inventory turnover rate by 43% in three months Improved overall efficiency to over 92% for five consecutive months when it was never above 86% over the previous five years Diminished testing cost by one-third through vendor audits and skip lot testing Teamed with sales to secure new customer which double sales revenue Created an attendance point system that was directly implemented into the annual review key measurements Collaborated with vendor to create, evaluate and implement new manufacturing process which led to a 50% reduction in setup time, 75% improvement in run time and significant reduction in waste Decreased the manufacturing labor cost for five consecutive years Developed an operator efficiency system that was implemented in three manufacturing facilities to track, grade and report various production processes Conceptualized and prepared strategic production plans for the recapitalization of 18 presses Led a cross-functional team in the study, evaluation and installation of ergonomically developed end-of-the line equipment which virtually eliminated incidents and LTA Turned departments P&L from $375k deficit to a $100k favorable result in one year Implemented 5S, SMED, scheduled preventative maintenance program, and video stream mapping to reduce make-ready times by 75%

Companies I like:

RR Donnelley, UN Communications


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Facilitate safety initiatives, quality standards, production goals, cost saving projects and company policies Motivate, optimize, and develop talent skills to improve efficiencies Development of high-performance culture through active recruitment, targeted performance reviews and monitored development programs Create, monitor and report monthly operating budgets in a timely manner Prepare annual operating budgets and multi-year new capital forecasts Manage crewing levels to effectively handle ever changing workload Responsible for regulator compliance Engage in the effective use a preventative maintenance program to reduce unscheduled downtime Manage material inventory levels Development of front line leadership staff Champion facility's continuous improvement projects and actively monitor progress Prepare financial analysis for the justification of new capital improvements Evaluate and engage in strategic planning of all new projects to assure they match facility's capabilities and utilize optimum workflow Building strong working relationships with customers, sales, and marketing personnel Monitor, evaluate, and continuously seek to improve the overall P&L Partner with vendors to establish a mutual win-win relationship