Operations Manager/Industrial Engineer/Supply Chain Manager/Transportation


6535 Haley Drive  
Columbia, South Carolina 29206

(770)-853-5739 (Cell) or brettwoodis@yahoo.com


Bachelor of Science/Engineering in Industrial Management, Minor in Spanish, Clemson University, May 2006



Inbound Dock Manager, Amazon.com Fulfillment Center, August 2012 – Present

  • Assist with pre-Operations Planning and Labor allocation according to daily forecast
  • Work and develop Tier III Associates and Tier 1 associates to become future AM’s with Amazon’s aggressive growth model
  • Create work flow diagrams for associates and scheduling clerk that assist in better carrier/vendor agreements to lower our supply chain costs, thus creating a greater earnings per dollar ratio for products sold
  • Utilize models and connections with all of our current carriers to create relationships for better service to our customers downstream
  • Manage the day to day operation of the Dock and continuously develop our processes so that we can maximize our throughput for our Inbound Operations Team
  • Increase our EDI/ASN percentage to help our Associates accuracy for to fulfill our ultimate satisfaction of Customer Obsession


 Inbound Flow Manager, Amazon.com Fulfillment Center, August 2011 – Present

  • Opportunity to employ six sigma, lean practices, and work standardization on processes used throughout our division to add value to supply chain efforts, therefore increasing our ROI and profit margins on each item shipped
  • Work within Amazon Fulfillment Center in Columbia, SC and oversee 40–60 employees and supervisors to ensure all KPIs are met with Continuous Improvement, Safety, Quality, and Customer Centric Leadership
  • Continuing to roll out new Receiving Programs across all FCs and an audit program to increase vendor ASN/EDI %
  • Help to redesign entire receiving process using internal WMS (AS400, Manhattan, and SSI) and writing queries to link software packages together
  • Consistently review our process and work with standardizing processes within our network with focus more on the here and now idea and usage of different methods to help, including PDCA Cycles to Control Charts

Receiving/RX Function Manager, Walgreens Distribution Center, Anderson, SC, March 2008 – August 2011

  • Responsible for management of 40+ Team Members and Supervisors in Receiving, Inbound office functions, and Rx
  • Implemented safety practices that have led our Receiving/Rx Department to a standing of over 24 months DART free
  • Operationally re-structured SLS Receiving and Rx policies and procedures to achieve 99.8% line receipt accuracy
  • Reduced recounts and DNPs by 75% over the last 18 months by creating audit programs from enhanced databases
  • Designed and employed a vendor relations model with Cardinal Health to increase compliance and enhance partnerships with other key vendors including SC Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble
  • Worked with transportation teams across the country including our “common carrier” to develop best practices and ensure scorecards and feedback is a two way communication process…..actually rolled out a few transportation practices with larger suppliers across the network as solutions for both companies to reduces costs
  • Employed Inbound solutions by providing our corporate office with multiple redesigns from the original DC layout our Engineering Team put together, with multiple “Patches” to our system conversions and physically removing conveyors and replacing them with different solutions, reducing programming errors, maintenance downtime and increasing efficiency across the DC.  This raised our throughput over 20% during a transition phase
  • Involved in redesign of our second 4th generation DC in Connecticut by utilizing lessons learned, input on designs of different departments by to eliminate pinch points and increase efficiency, created a shared “lessons learned” process
  • Worked with our Corporate Logistics Team to create the all Inbound KPIs for Transportation across the network
  • Served on Transportation Costs Team that went on store visits and unloads to  look for potential ways to create builds in the current system to utilize in our Distribution Network to reduce generate revenue  
  • Implemented and solicited local backhaul program to cut costs across Supply Chain Division
  • Developed lean practices to change our Standard Operating Procedures with Control and High Value Pharmaceuticals, as well as redesigning our Oracle Program and make our RX WMS more user friendly, to increase accuracy by 5% and efficiency by 15% in 2010 - 2011, which led to over $400,000 saved from previous year
  • Introduced and enhanced Six Sigma practices internally, by placing more accountability on our Programming Team to work with Operations so we would be able to work seamlessly with our system conversions from the traditional AS400 to SSI to Oracle all working in unison, this would propel our Anderson Distribution Center to be recognized as the fastest and most efficient Distribution Center within Walgreens, by being the most efficient DC in the chain in fiscal years 2008-2010 by 25%
  • Pyramid Award Winner for Operational and Supply Chain Excellence for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010

Career Supervisor, Walgreens Distribution Center, Anderson, SC May 2006 – March 2008

  • Supervise, train, and develop all Team Members across multiple departments
  • ·      Support Operations through department data analysis, project management, equipment training, and upstream/downstream product flow, deep dive through
  • Pareto, Fishbone, and Bell Curve diagrams using statistics
  • Assist Human Resources with day to day responsibilities
  • University of North Carolina Teacch Program Certification to Employ and Supervise People with Disabilities
  • Directed 30+ Team Members with disabilities with day to day job tasks
  • Managed all DC Community Relations events like our yearly Special Olympics Weekend


  • Member of Walgreens Emerging Leader Program, 2009 – 2011
  • DEA Certified for handling and managing Control Drugs Class III – V, 2008-2015
  • AIB Inspection Team Certified, 2008 - Current
  • OSHA Certified Master Industrial Equipment Trainer, 2006-Present
  • Member of Walgreens Safety Management Action Team (SMAT Team) 2008 - 2011
  • Manager with Amazon.com, Member of Developing Leaders Program,  2011 - Present
  • Member of Project Management Institute (CPIM), 2006-Present
  • Member of The Association for Operations Management (APICS), 2005-Present
  • Six Sigma Certification Training, 2010 – Present (Currently a Green Belt and working towards Black Belt)
  • Games Management Team and Corporate Volunteer Recruiter, SOSC Fall Games, 2006 - Present
  • Corporate Volunteer Coordinator, NDSS Anderson County Buddy Walk, 2005-Present
  • Area 14 Special Olympics Basketball Coach, 2005-Present
  • Special Olympics South Carolina Area 14 "Super Hero" Award, 2005
  • Manager Sponsor, Amazon.com, Safety Action Team (SAT), 2011 - Present
    • Vital Service Award, Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities, 2002



Extensive experiences coordinating and supervising a large number of people, programs, and events within diverse environments. Possess the necessary leadership, motivation, education, experience, and passion to lead essential for success. Maintain the professional abilities to multitask, communicate effectively, and utilize all Microsoft Office applications in challenging business environments.  As an Industrial Senior Manage/Engineer I also have over 6+ years in the following fields and programs:


  • Manhattan Slotting
  • Red Prairie
  • Siemens Warehouse Management Systems
  • Dematic Inc. Conveyor Systems
  • S.I.C.K. Scanners/Dematic Systems/PLC functionality
  • Created and placed Conveyor weight check points to ensure accuracy with kick out points before order reaches shipping
  • Standardization, Lean Practices, 5s, and Six Sigma
  • In Depth Knowledge of Cubiscan  for new Product Dimensions to allow for greater visibility on what product category and where the product will be located, as well as adjusting settings as needed
  • Safety Planning and Coordination including creating Evacuation criteria  for building utilizing 5s
  • Yearly Budgets/ 21 Day Plans/ 7 Day Plans
  • AS400/Manhattan Slotting
  • Writing Queries
  • Designing Fulfillment/Distribution Centers and flow procedures
  • Upstream/Downstream Product Flow
  • Pick Path Improvements/Designs
  • Managing Large Amounts of People
  • Start Up Facilities
  • Procurement of Industrial Supplies
  • Ergonomics
  • Statistical Analysis Using Internal Data
  • Root Cause Problem Solving using PDCA (Plan Do Act Check) and Deep Diving for alternative Data
  • Leading Multiple Kaizens, with the ultimate solution carried out, maintained, and assigned to individuals for accountability
  • Pivot Tables, Pareto and Fishbone Diagrams,
  • Setting Control Limits to define control status for operation
  • Industrial Equipment and software such as IDS to use for OSHA standards and developing Lift Truck Safety Programs
  • All Inbound Administration Functions: OS&Ds, DNPs, Vendor Management, Pallet Removal Systems to generate revenue, Scheduling Trucks, Recounts with Vendor Disputes (Was the first to use an STC or said to contain stamp for live unloads to protect the company against any miss-shipped product that was found after the truck had left)
  • DEA, FDA compliance regulations for different products, ranging  from pharmaceuticals to dog food, training managers on this information if it affects their department
  • ASN and EDI Network, focused on improving % compliance to avoid recounts and unpaid invoices from Accounting
  • Data Analysis using different programs and formats developing projects and reports based on data mining to determine best solutions to problems and analytics to provide support for the best logical answer


  • ID#: 67151
  • Location: Columbia, SC , 29206

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