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CONNIE WENDZICKI

329 Centennial Avenue, Sewickley PA 15143


cell: 412.716.7652
connie.wendzicki@gmail.com
Demonstrated abilities include:
a Supply Chain Design & Management
a Forecasting/Sales & Operations Planning
a Inventory Planning & Optimization
a Systems Implementation(ERP,MRP,WMS)
a Distribution Planning & Optimization
a Cost Accounting / Budgeting/ Cap Invstmt
a General Management
a Operations Management
a Distribution Management
a Project Management
a Change Management
a Process Imprvmt (TPS/LEAN)
a Strategic Planning
a Market Analysis (Product/Channel)
a Financial Analysis
a Operations Analysis
a New Product Development
a Product Innovation
EDUCATION
Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial
Administration (Tepper)
Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA)
University of Tennessee - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical
Engineering (BSME)
Graduated with honors and a minor in Mathematics. Member Pi Tau
Sigma Engineering Honor Society.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LOCKERZ, LLC a" Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 2010 a" Nov 2010
V.P. Fulfilment a" Lockerz.com is a start-up social networking
ecommerce website with 17 million members worldwide. We successfully
went live shipping direct to customer domestically in May and
internationally in August. Implemented Great Plains Financial / Ops
Reporting database from scratch. Identified alternative suppliers.
Negotiated warehousing and shipping rates which reduced fulfillment
costs by 50%. Implemented shipping cost reductions. Waiting to sever
contract with current 3PL to implement warehouse cost reductions.
Lockerz moved to Seattle in Oct.
GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGIES
Feb 2009 a" Dec 2009
V.P. Supply Chain / Chief Operating Officer a" Griffin is a market
share leader in consumer electronics accessories that sells through
Best Buy, Apple, Walmart, Target, FNAC and other major retailers
worldwide. Worked on pricing, profitability, integrating new product
development with other functions and supply chain initiatives such
as standardizing packaging. Implemented Oracle JDE to provide a
platform for future growth. Improved profit by 199% Increased
revenue at Best Buy & Walmart by 31% & 133%. Accepted Walmartas
offer to become a strategic partner.
AMAZON.COM -
June 2007 a" Nov 2008
Regional Director a" Responsible for distribution operations in the
mid-west and peak planning for all East Coast operations.
Successfully prepared East coast for peak. Exceeded operations
performance metrics with few exceptions.
General Manager a" Responsible for the same day / next day
distribution network. Increased capacity by 40% over six weeks to
meet revised peak season volumes by adding lines to four
distribution facilities. Started-up a new facility that became the
model facility with the lowest variable cost. Hired 23 managers.
Successfully delivered revised peak volume.
ALCOA Inc.
April 2002 a" May 2007
Vice President, Supply Chain, Reynolds Food Packaging North America -
June 2006 a" May 2007. Improved on time delivery from 65% in June to
97.5% in December and sustained results. Developed an Implemented
S&OP planning process. Developed tool to get sales participation in
forecasting. Identified capacity issues, Lead Kaizens on
Forecasting, Order Management, Production Scheduling and Shipping.
Fixed Oracle system issues. Began measuring forecast accuracy,
internal and external on-time delivery. Performed root cause
analysis on delivery failures. Performed Network optimization to
determine the optimal number and location of distribution centers.
Developed standard planning/shipping procedures across plants / DCs.
Reduced inventory 30% and reduced total delivered cost.
General Manager, Reynolds Food Packaging Canada a" December 2005 a"
June 2006 Focused efforts on the Rexdale plant where there was no
production manager, plant manager or maintenance manager.
Successfully accomplished converting to Oracle across all facilities
June 1st. Continued to manage Bakers Choice and ACP Canada.
General Manager, Alcoa Consumer Products Canada a" September 2005 a"
April 2006 Developed a forecasting process an S&OP process;
developed reporting to show net pricing and profitability by
customer; established pricing procedures; reestablished
relationships with major customers; cleaned-up A/R; issued price
increases; sold obsolete inventory. Continued to manage Bakeras
Choice and ACP Canada Operations. Was losing money - restored
profitability.

Operations Manager, Alcoa Consumer Products Canada a" April 2005 a"
April 2006. Consolidated warehouses, calculated statistically based
stock levels, implemented ROP/ROQ/Pull system, revised warehouse
layout to put fastest moving items forward, implemented fixed
warehouse location system. Reduced inventory by 30%. Improved
service levels from 60% to 98% within 4 mos. Maintained 98%+ on-time
delivery. Continued to Manage Bakers Choice.
President, Bakers Choice Products, Alcoa Consumer Products a"
September 2004 a" June 2006. P&L responsibility for a baking products
division directly following the acquisition. Qualified to Sarbanes
Oxley requirements from scratch in three months. Converted to Alcoa
standards in EH&S. Achieved highest revenue & profit level to date.
Senior Operations Management Consultant, AOMC a" April 2002 a"
September 2004 Teach and implement Toyota Production System / Lean,
5S, production planning and other continuous improvement concepts to
divisions within Aloca including plate mills, forging, machining,
smelting, and refining facilities serving the automotive, aerospace
and defense markets. Work with management team to develop and
implement performance improvements.
DBT AMERICA a" Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 2001 a" Oct 2001
Vice President Aftersales a" Supplied start-up, field service, repair
and rebuild services to underground mining companies across North
America. Went live on SAP. Implemented cross functional teams to
focus on customer specific action plans across functions. Purchased
a company in June. Performed the acquisition integration. Promoted
to run Aftersales divisions of both companies. Exceeded year-end net
profit target by October.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 1997 - Oct 2000
Senior Management Consultant for a consulting firm that specializes
in developing strategic plans for large multi-national production
and distribution companies. Worked on several projects including;
Supply Chain / Operations Improvement / Acquisition Integration -
United Stationers; Supply Chain - Louisville Ladder ; New Product
Development a" Sterling (a subsidiary of Kohler); Market Analysis -
Textron
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
April 1991 - Sept 1997
Operations Manager, Raleigh Plant - Raleigh, NC
June 1996 - Sept 1997
Responsible for the operations and maintenance of a 300 person
liquid packaging plant with $100 million sales revenue. Expanded
from 5-day to 7-day operations and opened a satellite plant in
response to a 50% increase in demand. Reversed a steady downward
trend in performance while expanding operations from 200 people to
300 people over 15 months.
Financial / Manufacturing Analyst - Memphis, TN
Oct 1995 - June 1996
Developed standardized manufacturing / performance reporting format.
Installed Lotus Smart Suite and implemented reporting system across
eleven manufacturing plants. Performed regional consolidation study
based on capacity, transportation, manning, property, plant and
equipment costs. Presented alternatives to Division Lead Team
including financial proformas, NPVs, and recommendations.
Recommendations were accepted.
Paper Machine Superintendent, Erie Mill a" Erie, PA
July 1994 a" Oct 1995
Responsible for the start-up, rebuild and daily operation and
maintenance of a 45 ton/day paper machine. Successfully qualified
over thirty-five new products. Went from 4th to 1st quartile in 15
months. Improved performance to std by18%.
Converting, Production Planning & Distribution Manager, Erie Mill
July 1993 a" July 1994
Managed converted and shipped 600 tons/day. Implemented
ROP/ROQ/statistically-based stock levels. Used reorder points to
pull stock from buffer inventory through converting operations.
Revised warehouse layout -fastest moving items forward. Improved on-
time delivery 87% to 95% in six months. Reduced cost through
centralized carrier procurement.
Erie Mill Lead Team Member, Erie Mill a" Erie, PA
June 1992 - July 1993
Facilitated the development and implementation of a strategic plan
for a $200 million revenue fully integrated paper mill Personally
executed two strategic objectives. Strategic plan improved profit
margins which ultimately kept the mill open.
Technical/Financial Analyst, Power, Erie Mill a" Erie, PA
April 1991 a" June 1992
Provided the technical and financial analysis for long range power
plant options. Negotiated steam and electricity contract with 3rd
party cogeneration facility. Presented to Board of Directors.
Coordinated the 1991 Capital Budget.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Program Management Internship - Detroit, MI
June 1990 - Aug 1990
Coordinated initiatives across marketing, finance and operations.
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP, Project Manager - Pittsburgh, PA
April 1986 - July 1988
Responsible for the procurement / manufacture of over 600 valves per
year for the Naval Nuclear Program.
OTHER
Connecticut Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce 2005-2006
Board Member, Edgeworth Club, Sewickley, PA October 2001 a" July 2004
Completed Alcoaas Market Growth Strategies, General Management and
Line Management Training
Completed International Paperas Senior Management Training -
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Taught Toyota Production System for Alcoa and Managing Process
Improvement for International Paper
Completed Karass Negotiations Training. Proficient in Excel,
Microsoft Office and Windows. Member, APICS