CLYDE STEWART 1817 Paris Dr. Godfrey, IL 62035 (618)910-9270
Geometric Americas, Rochester Hills, MI 2007 -Present
EXPERIENCE: Senior Projectl Engineer
John Deere Davenport
Developed MMP to assemble front loaders on 2 autonomous lines. Formulated
a continuous flow strategy that includes feeder cells, sub assembly cells,
kitting, sequencing and small lot. Developed and implemented lean
manufacturing plan and line design for 2 Forestry products. 7 years on site.
Case New Holland. (CNH)
Implemented WCM and Kanban for the transmission assembly line. Developed
and implemented data storage for WCM and Kanban in Microsoft Access with
visual basic modules. Develop JIT and JIS flow racks and carts to support lean
manufacturing. Reduced line side inventory by 60 percent. Developed plant
layouts and special carts that reduced floor space by 50 percent.
Consolidated Diesel Corp. (CDC)
Developed and implemented material flow processes and line side station
layouts.Develop a material master database (PFEP) in Microsoft Access to
support the 750 engines-a-day project. Analyze and document processes and
procedures required to support e-kanban and ERP.
Design Systems Inc., Farmington Hills, MI 2000 - 2007
Anniston Army Depot (ANAD)
Analyzed the flow of parts and components used in the assembly and
disassembly of the V12, Detroit Diesel V6 and V8, Cummins V8 and the APU
engines.Used this data to develop MOST standards for the assembly and
disassembly operations.Developed the line balance and sequence operations
for the Detroit Diesel V6, Cummins V8 and APU engines based on TAKT
Responsible for developing and implementing a Storage Analysis Tool for
sizing and slotting the materials stored in the backup warehouse for the
Hummer Plant at Mishawaka, IN. Determine the types and number of storage
racks needed, the sequencing ofparts in the racks, and the level of inventory
needed to sustain 55 units per day production rate.
United States Postal Service
Responsible for tracking and auditing Equipment Enhancement Program and
Gravity Take-ups installations at the Minneapolis and St. Louis Bulk Mail
Centers. Resolve installation issues,document engineering changes,and write
RFIs for additions/deletions to projects. Completed the Equipment
Enhancement Program and Gravity Take-up Upgrade projects at the Kansas
City Bulk Mail Center in June 2004. Member of team that reviewed labor
costs,and made recommendations for improving labor efficiencies at the
Kansas City BMC. This was a pilot program for the USPS. Member of a team
that evaluated Powered Industrial Vehicles at the Los Angeles Processing and
Responsible for setting up a Kanban systemfor the International Truck
Assembly Plant located in Garland, TX. Set up ship-to-sequence programfor
sub-contractors,designed and printed bar code labels for plant, and installed
line pull stations for all assembly departments. Documented and wrote
procedures for each phase of the project.
United States Postal Service
Proposed solutions and estimated costs forthe Equipment Enhancement
Program at the Dallas and Philadelphia Bulk Mail Centers. Completed the
fork truck flow/emergency egress/aisle striping project at the Dallas Bulk Mail
Center, and assisted on the same project at the Detroit and St. Louis Bulk Mail
Centers. Worked on the SOW II Equipment Enhancement Program at the St.
Louis Bulk Mail Center and assisted with the same project at the New Jersey,
Minneapolis and Los Angeles BMCs.
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Sigma Chemical Company, St. Louis, MO 1990 - 2000
Distribution Project Manager
Responsible for implementing material handling systems and process
improvements at three distribution sites. Designed, obtained approval, and
implemented two vertical carousels in a freezer environment. The project
required retrofitting the freezer and was completed within schedule and
budget. Implemented Crown order pickers at the back-up warehouse that
improved pick times from ten lines per hour to twenty-five lines per hour.
Developed a strategic plan for the distribution centerto implement automated
carousels,conveyors and systems to replace manual process. Formulated and
submitted a $6,000,000 budget to upper management to accomplish project.
Responsible for managing operations at the back-up warehouse. Products
stored within ambient, cooler and freezer environments. Prepared the back-up
warehouse for the implementation of SAP. Developed audit procedures for
prime inventory prior to SAP changeover.
Shipping Project Manager
Responsible for formulating models to manage stock levels in prime locations.
Designed layouts for new automated distribution center and lab equipment
service center. Redistributed the stockin prime after developing an
ABC/slotting program in Microsoft Access. Developed simulation models for
picking and packing operations. Models used to project manpower
deployment schedules for processing four thousand customerorders per day.
Responsible for managing ninety-eight shipping personnel allocated over two
shifts. Coordinated activities of domestic shipping operations to provide same
day service for four thousand customerorders. Implemented a “focused”
distribution process that improved order processing by 15%.
McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO 1981 - 1990
Managerof Material Operations
Distribution, Production and Engineering responsibilities including: Material
Handling Methods (supervised five Industrial Engineers); Transportation
(responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the internal fleet
operations consisting of 86 drivers and 125 vehicles. Reduced the number of
grievances from 400 to 200 in one year; Superintendent of Central Stores
(responsible for 15 storeroom operations in St. Louis); General Foreman
(Responsible for 65 operators in the Shears and Saws Department. Reduced the
backlog of orders from 3000 to 400 in ninety days); Supervisor of Packaging
Engineering (supervised five packaging engineers).
Boise Cascade, St. Louis, MO 1975 - 1981
Management and Accounting responsibilities including: Administration
Manager (responsible for capital and operating budgets,plant accounting,and
inventory control. Reduced spare parts inventory from $2,000,000 to
$500,000 in two and one half years); Stores Manager (responsible for
managing a three shift central stores operation that stocked spare parts for
twenty-one plants. Corrected twenty-three deficiencies identified in a
corporate audit in one year); Administrative Assistant (responsible for assisting
21 plants in implementing process improvements. Implemented a production
plan for the largest plant that eliminated a leased warehouse and save $65,000
per year. Standardized paper roll stock sizes that saved $58,000 per year.
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Moog Automotive, St. Louis, MO 1971 – 1975‘
Material Handling Engineer
Material Handling and Packaging Engineering projects for production and
distribution improvements. Worked with IBM to implement production
processes and procedures for MRP installation and start up.
Laclede Steel, Alton, IL 1967 – 1971
Time Study and Industrial Engineering duties for steelmill processes.Project
Engineer for the fabrication and assembly of joists used in the construction of
the World Trade Center (NYPA) in New York City.
EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL Date
MBA- Production/Operation Management Specialization
B.S./B.A. – MIS Specialization
A.A.- Industrial Management
20 Hours of post MBA courses in Advanced Manufacturing Systems
West Point Appointee
25 Work-related training courses and seminars in problem solving,management
skillsand process improvement (Demming and Juran Certificates)