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Anthony J. Harris
1329 Avondale Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
H: 419-621-0269; C: 419-202-5005
Seeking a management position that allows me to draw on 20+ years of experience in transportation and logistics management to enhance a company in a hands on manner with a proven track record of success
I am a high-energy, enthusiastic and dependable individual who excels in challenging and competitive environments.
Zero Transportation - Millbury, OH 2016 – Present
Transportation company specializing in picking up and delivering highly sensitive freight.
Expedite planner and dispatcher for freight expedite company. Bid on freight shipments and assign drivers as necessary to cover freight movement throughout the US.
Helped streamline bid process
JBT, Inc. Sandusky, OH 2015 to 2016
Leading manufacturer of food processing equipment internationally
Inventory Specialist doing inside receiving for a food processing equipment manufacturer. Reconciling inventory and parts relocation within plant.
Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) (retired) Toledo, OH 2014 – 2015
Jit carrier for automotive industry both tier one suppliers and automotive companies such as Chrysler and Ford,
Driver manager, dispatcher for JIT automotive carrier. Assign and follow through drivers on planned and unplanned runs for shipments to and from plants and Tier 1 suppliers. Track hours of service and ensure compliance with DOT regulations. Follow up on all load/driver related issues
Helped to establish a better line of communication with drivers.
Developed a clearer relationship between suppliers and end users of material
Helped to clarify lean processes for office procedures
Great Lakes Packers 2013 - 2014
Wholesale distributer of onions and potatoes
Oversee logistics, driver management for produce packaging company. Set up load shipment and delivery. Hire drivers and work with customers to ensure timely delivery of produce inventory.
Metraco Transportation 2011 - 2012
Baked goods supplier for companies such as McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, and Pierre Foods
Director of Transportation,
Oversee transportation and logistics for the trucking division of New Horizons Baking Company. Manage a staff consisting of a Fleet Manager, 3 Driver Supervisors, and 43 Drivers. Responsible for direct deliveries. Handle both fresh and frozen baked goods. Participate on the national McDonalds DSD and Fuel Committees and the ABA Association. Member of the Ohio Trucking State Joint Grievance Committee. Responsible for KPI metrics and over 5-million-dollar annual budget.
Negotiated union contract to avoid work stoppage
Exhibited knowledge of grievance procedures to the extent that I was asked to participate on the state committee
Established cost saving fuel purchase and storage
Changed equipment purchase and type to maximize cost save potential
Ryder Logistics & Transportation Solutions Worldwide 2007 - 2011
IAC Account Huron, OH
3PL contracted logistics specialist for automotive tier 1 manufacturer
Analyze the Logistics for Every Supplier report for accuracy and provide additions and corrections as necessary.
Validate packaging for current suppliers and new suppliers as they join the IAC network. Represent plant on all implementation calls to ensure all operational issues are reviewed and understood by both carrier and supplier.
Monitor all route activity to ensure agreed to route designs are being executed optimally and without waste.
Manage new suppliers to ensure that optimal mode and frequencies are established at the earliest possible opportunity to keep costs in check.
Manage carrier base to ensure carrier performance is kept at a high level.
Handle carrier bidding and safety issue arising from transportation issues.
Ensure trailer cube optimization is being achieved.
Monitor fuel costs weekly to control fuel surcharge issues,
Handle all rail issues for the plant regarding rail switches and demurrage charges. Responsible for transportation issues relating to claims, losses, and safety.
Streamlined carrier procurement
Designed trailer capacity utilization procedure
Wrote ISO process for cross training supervisors
Penske Logistics, Clyde, Ohio 2004 – 2007
Distribution Center Manager for 3PL at Whirlpool 750,000 sq. ft. facility in the midwest
RDC Warehouse Manager,
Manage a two million sq. ft. distribution center with 100+ employees. Work with Excel Spreadsheets, SAP, Logics, Inventory Control, and Windows. Manage four-million-dollar budget and responsible for P&L management. Work with all CSR Personnel to coordinate route changes and lane consolidation for better service and cost saves. Utilization and logistics analysis to maximize loads and provide seamless, efficient deliveries. Train and manage Dock Supervisors in methods of achieving maximum units per man hour for all hourly personnel.
Achieved best inventory reconciliation 3 consecutive years
Managed lowest lost time injury facility within Whirlpool network
Developed cross training process
Reconfigured cross dock process for more efficient operation
Ohio Eastern Express 2003 – 2004
Refrigerated carrier transporting produce and meat products nationwide.
I was a sales representative and dispatcher for a refrigerated carrier based in Sandusky, Ohio. Jack Waldock, the owner is a personal friend and we helped each other out on a temporary basis.
Green Circle Growers, Inc., Oberlin, OH 1999 – 2002
Greenhouse company producing seedling and fully mature plants for other greenhouses and end line customers such as WalMart and Kmart.
Incorporated shipping, trucking, and logistics into one department. Handled safety, driver recruitment, driver retention, purchasing, maintenance, licensing, permitting, taxes, and dispatching for company owned 16 unit fleet. Handled routing, manpower scheduling, load brokering, dock layout. Developed outside carrier base to handle overflow loads on an average of 40+ loads per day during busy seasons.
Challenger Motor Freight, Port Clinton, OH 1994 - 1999
Truckload carrier moving freight internationally in North America.
U. S. Operations Manager,
Managed dispatch operations in the United States for 300+ truck carrier.
Responsible for company DOT compliance
Driver compliance and hours of service
Knowledge of Federal and State policies relating to transportation department All Federal and State reporting as required by law.
Optimization of equipment and drivers for cost effective operation
KPI's to maximize efficiency of all operations staff
Had best safety record within company
Established team dispatch concept
Created new driver training program
Ajulia Executive Search
1440 How Lane Suite 2E
North Brunswick, NJ 08902ticipate on the state committee
Handle all rail issues for the plant regarding rail switches