Results driven manufacturing professional.Excellent problem sovling skills with ability to reduce and manage complex issues to the core action items needed to find resolution.Proven ability to think outside the box to achieve results.Metrics driven in approach to achieving goals.Well disiplined in ensuring processes and controls are understood, followed, and achievable. Good instincts in separating facts from statements
Results driven manufacturing professional.Excellent problem sovling skills with ability to reduce and manage complex issues to the core action items needed to find resolution.Proven ability to think outside the box to achieve results.Metrics driven in approach to achieving goals.Well disiplined in ensuring processes and controls are understood, followed, and achievable. Good instincts in separating facts from statements and emotions. I am a strong advocate for continious improvement. My management style is that of a leader that "leads by example" I set high expectations for myself and my teams then give them the tools and leadership to achieve a common goal. Will challenge norms if they are not aligned to achieving overall company goals.I am a practitioner of lean manufacturing.
Plant Manager / Director of Operations @ Responsible for PL of a 150 + employee Union metal stamping and assembly plant . Making jacks and pedal brakes for automotive industry.Core competencies include(Metal Stamping , Robotic MIG welding, projection welding, machining,painting, Tool & Die, parts assembly, and, cold heading). Implemented plantwide O.E.E metrics that drives daily production goals. Have Negotiated two union contracts that have resulted in increased operational excellence through elmination and reduction of redundant past operating practices.Lead Materials group in implementing Repetitive manufacturing system that drives all plantwide activities this helped drive increased inventory turns from a benchmark of 8 to monthly average of 28 turns. Consolidated all inbound freight costs by adding in-house trucking this resulted in a yearly freight savings of $250K +. Lead in plantwide 5S iniative as well as continous improvement team. Plant recieved GM supplier of the year in 2010. From May 2009 to Present (6 years 8 months) Operations Manager @ Responsible for overall mfg processess of a 100+ plastic injection molder. Left due to downsizing of Automotive Industry in 2008. From February 2008 to December 2008 (11 months) General Manager @ Responsible for overall PL of a 5 site warehousing and 3PL company. Oversaw sales growth of 100% during my tenure. Submitted bid quote pckages and awarded business for two National accounts with revenues of $400K eack. Sourced and set up two out of state warehouse hubs to support sales growth. Solid knowledge of transportation indusry. From October 2005 to February 2008 (2 years 5 months) Plant Manager @ Oversaw daily operations of a maching plant and abrasive plant . Implemented better process controls and increased inventory turns by streamlining the overall scheduling and material procurement process. From November 2003 to September 2005 (1 year 11 months) Materials Manager / Operations Manager @ Oversaw daily mfg processes implemented better scheduling and inventory reduction. Provided leadership to materials staff. Was program launch champion on 3 high visability launches that were all successful.I was intergal part of Management team that achieved Industry Week 's Best Managed Plants award in 2003. From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) Materials Manager @ Set up a materials department for a start-up plant supplying truck beds to GM plant in Fort Wayne Indiana. From 1999 to 2001 (2 years) Production Control Manager @ Developed improved dispatch scheduling that saw an increase in Inventory turns and a reduction in overall mfg costs. From 1984 to 1999 (15 years)
BSBM, MANAGEMENT @ Indiana Wesleyan University From 2005 to 2007 Ron Lanning is skilled in: Manufacturing, Automotive, Procurement, Continuous Improvement, Injection Molding, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Manufacturing Operations Management, Six Sigma, Kanban, Inventory Management, FMEA, Root Cause Analysis
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