Timothy P. Lovelock
Melbourne, FL


Materials/Supply Chain professional with record of accomplishments surrounding materials strategy at the enterprise and major-program level. Change agent who successfully implemented new departments with scalable processes and procedures that resulted in quantifiable improvements to operations and organizational culture. Developer of strong supply chain teams who successfully integrated purchasing & production control team members into Buyer/Planner roles. Material planning & production control turnaround specialist with proven ability to quickly assess performance gaps, diagnose root cause, and develop recovery plans.

Areas of Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Production Control, Master Scheduling, Materials Management, Oracle ERP, Team Leadership.

Professional Experience, 1993 to Present
CONTEC DTX: Material Manager
DRS Technologies: Material Planning Manager, Tactical Supply Chain | Production Control Manager, Subassembly Operations | Senior Planner
Sanmina-SCI: Master Scheduler
CDI Corporation: Senior Inventory Specialist
Celestica: Strategic Marketing Manager
Sypris Electronics: Production Control Manager | Inventory Analysis Manager | Market Research Manager | Market Communications Manager

  • Improved on-time delivery to company commitments from 83% to 97% thru planning process improvements that resulted from improved data tools & analysis, staff development and upgrades, and robust sales, inventory, & operations planning. (DTx, Material Manager)
  • Implemented formal continuous improvement reviews for on-time delivery, excess & obsolete inventory, and production plan alignment. (DTx, Material Manager)
  • Led the implementation of combined Buyer/Planner roles, resulting in supply/demand alignment improvement in Year 1 as follows: (DRS, Material Planning Manager)
57% improvement in purchase orders past due to supplier promise date.
60% improvement in late purchase order promise dates.
33% improvement in early purchase order promise dates.
62% improvement in on-time purchase order promise dates.
45% improvement in alignment within 30-day rolling window.
  • Established formal excess material review process that led to 34% reduction in excess material in 6 months ($7.1M). (DRS, Material Planning Manager)
  • Reduced work-in-process inventory 60% while improving on-time deliveries to 100%. (DRS, Sr. Planner)
  • Led program materials team that delivered 2,800 “build-to-win” high-mix, medium-volume qualification units in 12 weeks, resulting in award of significant purchase order for high-reliability defense electronics. (SSCI)
  • Led production schedule recovery effort for defense program that was 5 months behind schedule; Recovered schedule in 8 weeks. (SSCI)
  • Achieved 12 inventory turns for defense build-to-print program. (SSCI)
  • Initiated and drove excess & obsolete inventory improvement of $12M+. (SSCI)


CONTEC DTX, INC., Melbourne, FL, July 2013 to Present
Material Manager
Cross-functional leadership of Sales, Inventory, & Operations Planning (SIOP) process, Master Scheduling, Material Planning, Production Control, New Product Introduction (NPI), Configuration Management, Inventory Control, Inventory Analysis, and Warehouse shipping, receiving, and kitting activities. ERP subject matter expert (SME), transitioned the supply chain organization from a forward-scheduled planning methodology to master scheduling MRP methodology. Excel SME, developed efficient, robust operations analytics used in scorecards, executive dashboards, and facility communications.

June 2010 to Present
Material Planning Manager, Tactical Supply Chain | Production Control Manager, Subassembly Operations | Senior Planner
Promoted to material planning / production control leadership in an Oracle ERP environment for teams delivering mechanical, optical, and electronic assemblies. Team Leader for new Tactical Supply Chain staff, scheduling $200M of incoming supply to support manufacturing demand. Implemented supplier management processes to include recurring schedule assessments and communication, and development of automated tools for scalability. Implemented formal metrics to improve ERP data integrity, stabilize demands and achieve company financial and delivery goals. Developed models to monitor material availability, and forecast cash flow liability associated with planned material purchases. Developed team members’ technical planning skills to include MRP/ERP logic and MS Excel modeling. Successfully identified internal and external team candidates that comprised 50% of staff within 6 months.

SANMINA-SCI, Defense & Aerospace Systems, Huntsville, AL
March 2008 to June 2010
Master Scheduler
Developed & executed materials strategy for programs with annual revenue plan of $75M. Forecast domestic and off-shore sub-assembly manufacturing requirements to insure optimized facility utilization, reduced lead times, maximized inventory investment goals and reductions in excess and obsolete inventory in an Oracle Projects ERP environment. Key member of off-shore manufacturing transition team.

CDI GOVERNMENT SERVICES, M&T Equipment Division, Jacksonville, FL
2007 to 2008
Senior Inventory Specialist
Responsible for Inventory Control, Analysis and Property Management of government-owned material. Implemented inventory control procedures in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 245, leading to successful passage of Material Management and Accounting Systems (MMAS) audit.

CELESTICA INC., Florida Office, Reporting to Toronto, ON, Canada Headquarters
2003 to 2005
Manager, Strategic Marketing
Consultative role, responsible for providing research, analysis, and insight for all of Celestica’s diversified markets, as well as potential new markets.

1997 to 2003
Market Research Manager (1 yr.) | Inventory Analysis Manager (1 yr.) | Production Control Manager (2 yrs.) | Market Communications Manager (2 yrs.)
Led a team of 20 Program Planners and Expediters engaged in material planning and shop floor control activities. Facilitated achievement of company and individual goals for component and finished goods delivery schedule, production cycle time, and quality.
Managed a team of Inventory and Cycle Count Analysts to deliver measurable improvements in inventory accuracy, inventory turns, and material availability. Implemented statistical control methods and root cause analysis processes to deliver operational excellence improvements.


MBA: Pursued Master of Business Administration, University of Tampa. GPA 3.9, 11 hrs. completed.
BS: Business Administration, Management Major, University of Central Florida
Completed coursework for APICS’ CPIM certification.
Enterprise Resource Planning: Achieving Class A Supply Chain Performance – The Oliver Wight Co.
The Planner’s Job — The Oliver Wight Co.

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