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MARK MILLS, CPIM

2601 East Ocean Boulevard, Unit 305 Long Beach, CA 90803


562-342-9405
mma1e7f0@westpost.net

PROJECT/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT / SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


Versatile, resourceful, and entrepreneurial Production Control & Supply Chain Pr
ofessional with extensive operations experience managing inventory programs, lev
eraging purchasing spend, rationalizing the supply base, and improving productiv
ity and efficiency. Solid background in overseeing the supply chain and producti
on control issues, and driving continuous improvement initiatives. Able to see t
he big picture and focus on the important details. Self-directed, innovative lea
der who can motivate cross-functional teams and build relationships with all sta
keholders to achieve company goals. Combine developed management and analytical
skills to ensure business relationships flourish with clear understanding and co
mmunication. Committed to adding value and exceeding expectations through collab
orative problem solving, disciplined decision-making, and focus on customer serv
ice.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
* Project Management * Strategic Sourcing * Vendor Management
* Six Sigma * Earned Value Management * Inventory Control
* Production Control * Materials Management * Logistics
* Cost Reduction Strategies * ISO 9001-2008 * Coaching & Training
* Customer Satisfaction * Systems Management * Team Building

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Buda Precision, Inc., Cerritos, CA 2008-Present
Operations Manager (contract position)
Direct all operations for full service precision machine shop. Oversee marketing
and production of collaterals for machine shop and family vineyard. Manage bidd
ing, procurement, customer service and vendor selection interface.
Key Accomplishments
P Developed and implemented aggressive new customer program increasing revenue b
ase by 20%.
P Achieved ISO9001:2008 certification and AS9100 compliance.
American Cybersystems, Inc., Tucker, GA 2005-2008
Raytheon Systems Co., El Segundo, CA
Supply Chain Management (contract position)
Team Lead - Materials and Machine Procurement
Monitored performance metrics to achieve program and team goals. Developed and e
xecuted strategic sourcing plans to ensure sufficient inventory levels. Collabor
ated with Integrated Project Teams in evaluating performance to plans, assessing
variances and initiating corrective actions.
Key Accomplishment
P Maintain average monthly procurement spend of $4 million while overseeing $25
million in Team purchasing.
Material Procurement Manager for ATFLIR Program
Managed vendor and supplier selection leading to substantial cost reductions. P
repared bids, successfully negotiated contracts to minimize costs, maximize qual
ity and achieve optimal delivery times.
Key Accomplishment
P Created and implemented After-Service/Depot support plan for the U.S. Navy.
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Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), El Segundo, CA 1985-2004


General Motors-Hughes Electronics
Hughes Aircraft Company, Radar Systems Division
Department Manager Array Manufacturing and Development
Directed a staff of 65 handling $200 million in sales volume. Developed and mana
ged multiple program production control plans and an internal subcontract purch
asing group. Spearheaded production planning, scheduling, priority assessment, a
nd process flow management. Consistently exceeded customer needs and expectation
s. Served as direct interface with government customer.
Key Accomplishments
P Achieved 99% on time delivery and 100 % quality acceptance.
P Received Summit Award for exceptional performance.
Section Head Product Management
Accomplished desired results by effectively communicating job expectations, plan
ning, monitoring and appraising process and outcomes, coordinating and enforcing
systems, policies and procedures. Maintained work flow by setting standards, mo
nitoring variations, facilitating corrections at control points, and utilizing e
quipment. Implemented cost reduction programs. Created, established, and improve
d reporting procedures and systems.
Production Control
Coordinated production planning, inventory control, and logistics. Tracked actua
l versus budgeted expenses. Managed processes and led continuous improvement ini
tiatives. Maintained a 98% or better delivery to MRP schedules for multiple prog
ram. Proficient in MRP/ERP system.

Other Professional Experience: Progressive positions in the restaurant industry


including Warehouse Restaurant Manager, General Manager and Owner/Operator of t
wo businesses. Also, owned and operated a furniture store.

EDUCATION
Occidental College, Los Angeles CA
BA Economics/Political Science
Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management , Glendale, AZ

CERTIFICATION
APICS - The Association for Operations Management
Certified Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
St. Mary Medical Foundation, Long Beach, CA 2001-Present
Membership Chair for Foundation 21 Society
Foundation Board Member, 2009-2012