DAVID W. LEMKE
SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS
Over 15 years manufacturing experience in Machining, Assembly, Material Control, Purchasing, Production
Control, Quality/Industrial Engineering, Packaging, Supply Chain, Planning Systems, MRP, ERP and SAP.
Accomplished in resolving complex operational, planning/ raw materials issues, reducing costs, developing high
meeting schedules, establishing training programs, setting production standards and improving quality.
Proficient knowledge in Manufacturing processes, tooling, blueprints, materials management, planning, Lean
manufacturing, quality programs, budgets and benchmarking,
Exceptional communication, conflict resolution and inter-personal relationship skills
flexible, ethical, highly
motivated, professional appearance, analytical, proficient in Microsoft Windows applications.
, Electronic Cable Specialist, Franklin WI. (12/2007- 11/09)
Engineering, Designing, Assembling, Machining, Wire/Cables parts for Automotive/Aerospace Industry. ISO Certified.
Responsible for shipping/receiving, finished
packaging, kitting, scheduling, and inventory management.
Established Logistics/Kitting/Staging Dept, bar coding tracking, issue controls and scheduling system.
Reduced obsolete materials, resolved planning/purchasing/engineering issues and integrated FedEx/UPS systems
reducing shipping errors, input time and streamlined communications.
: Improved on time delivery, reduced inventories and packaging expenses by $375,000 annually.
St Vincent DePaul, All Saints Cathedral, Independent (11/04-08/09)
Summit Management Consultant, Milwaukee, WI (
Responsible for performing background checks, review resumes, in-depth interviews, and skill matching.
for Construction, CEO’s, Service industry, and salaries r anging from $60,000 to $175,000.
Sourcing candidates from databases, cold calling, networking, and creating relationships/partnerships.
, Alliance Enterprises, Racine, Wisconsin. (06/03-09/04)
Fulfillment, Packaging, Assembly/Warehousing. Customers- Johnson Wax, Kohler, Radio Shack, Slim Fast.
Startup Company directing and establishing all operational processes in high volume assembly, warehousing,
purchasing, logistics, production control/scheduling,
safety, training, and quality control.
Results: Set records standards exceeding Customer Goals for on time delivery and quality standards.
, Pressed Steel Tank, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (08/00-6/02)
Manufacture of seamless cylinders serving aircraft, scuba, and automobile industries. ISO Certified
Accountable for Finishing/Shipping Operations. Responsibilities included machining, assembly, warehousing,
testing, schedules, safety/quality audits, cycle counts, inventory management, and performance metrics.
Streamlined processes, production scheduling systems,
resolved shortages, BOM, ECN, planning issues, established
and implemented 5S/Kaizen programs.
Results: Improved productivity by 15% and on time delivery by 20%.
, to V.P, Monarch Plastics, Kenosha, WI. (07/99
Plastics Manufacture. Customers include Johnson Wax, Home Care, Johnson Control. ISO Certified.
Contract position reporting to and directly working for the Vice President of Operations.
Reviewed, modified and established written procedures for ISO audits.
Custom Products Corp
Menomonee Falls, WI. (10
97 – 04/99)
Job shop specializing in machining/assembly engine components
Caterpillar, Ford, John Deere. ISO/QS Certified.
Responsible for and training, machinists, assemblers, material/dock handlers and shipping.
Scheduled production, established training, and production standards, implemented and maintained ISO/QS.
Results: Reduced overtime costs by 26%.
, Hayes Industrial Brake Inc
Mequon, WI. (10/95-06/97)
Manufacture specializing in brakes for Harley Davidson, John Deere and various OEM companies. ISO Certified
Managed 23 machining, assembly, and shipping employees.
Established/maintained performance standards, budgets, scheduled workloads and outbound shipments.
Conducted/facilitated team continuous improvements and cellular manufacturing programs.
Results: Reduced setup time by 12% and shipping cost by 15%.
Elliott Reality, Long Beach, California, Sales and Property Manager. (04/93-09/95)
Manager, Final Assembly/Testing
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, Ca. (06/85-04/93)
Aerospace manufacture producing DC-10,
MD-80, C-17 and T-45
Accountable for 44 employees overseeing assembly, installation, and final fuel systems testing.
Developed and maintained budgets exceeding $3 million, scheduled workloads, and performed all staffing
functions. Established performance indicators, and cross training.
Results: Awarded Commercial and Military recognition for Team Development.
Senior Quality/Industrial Engineer
Accountable for resolving high impact shortages affecting On Time Delivery.
Resolved production capacity, manpower planning and material management issues.
Manager, Material Control
Coached and developed 16 material planners. Reviewed, analyzed, validated and released purchase requisitions.
Established budgets and performance reports.
Established purchase order, stockroom, shipping/receiving, returned goods policies, and managed $22 million
raw material inventory levels. Key member in the design and implementation. MRP II system.
Results: Reduced labor cost by $350,000 and shortages by $1.2 million annually.
Manager, Material Control
John Deere Corporation, Waterloo, Iowa. (09/78-06/85)
Component Works, the largest facility producing parts for all agriculture and industrial products worldwide. ISO Certified
staffing, order policies, inventory levels, shortages, and master scheduling. Key Member in the
design and implementation of MRP II. Corporate Systems Representative for Common Worldwide Scheduling.
Performed manpower planning, time studies, established standards, researched machine/tooling capacity and
resolved inventory/scrap/shortage issues.
Responsible Machining and assembly operations, scheduling, and safety programs.
Results: Exceeded performance goals, and member of Value Analysis Team saving $450, 000 annually.
University of Wisconsin Parkside
BS degrees, Business Management and Labor Economics.
Quality Control Systems ISO/QS, Statistical Process Control, Industrial/Quality Engineering, Budgets, Estimating, Lean
Manufacturing, Manpower Planning, Industrial Technology, Tooling, APICS, MRP, ERP, Blueprint Reading,
Geometric Tolerances, Management and Motivation, OSHA/EEOC , Labor Law, Dale Carnegie and Performance