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Jose Vazquez

Supply Chain Operations & Project Management

About Me

I am a professional in Supply Chain & Operations Management leveraging Lean Six Sigma knowledge to complement a solid and vast experience managing Supply Chain Logistic Plans and Project Engineering. Progressive, dynamic and committed to the highest standards of professionalism, aimed to ensure that those standards and values are passed through every aspect of my interaction with peer workers. Always focused on process improvements and external / internal customer service.

Work Experience

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
North America Supply Chain & Logistics Manager
January, 2012 - December, 2018
  • Managed the FG-Finished Goods inventory (Trade and Samples) of Life-Cycle, Oncology and Metabolic $6B portfolios ensuring service levels are met, maintaining a connectivity between sourcing supply chains and the NA market {US, Canada and PR}.
  • Responsible for planning activities of product divestments and/or discontinuations.
  • Co-Managed planning activities for new Serialized packs into the market.
  • Managed the Data migration to CERP's SAP system Master Data database driving the DRP {Distribution Requirements Planning} process module within the implementation program of the CERPS project {SAP's ERP+CRM system).
  • Participated in the validation process of the Production & Inventory Requirements, from Demand, MPS {Master Planning Schedules} for Finished Goods and the resulting MRP {Materials Requirements Planning} reports for WIP and components acquisition.
  • Led coordination and timetable for products identified by the market for discontinuance {stock build up or final production, inventory stock out, obsolescence, write-offs, data required for Regulatory and Sales / Trade communications}.
  • Developed stock build and final production timetable of the Oncology divestments for Novartis.
  • Worked on Strategic Planning process to add AG {Authorized Generics} into Metabolic portfolio, particularly with Lovaza brand {Fish Oil} high volume
  • Managed risk analysis attempting to reduce supply chain vulnerability through contingency options in business interruptions, alternative sourcing, data analytics, process audits and redundancy optimization.
  • Managed the FG-Finished Goods inventory (Trade and Samples) of Life-Cycle, Oncology and Metabolic $6B portfolios ensuring service levels are met, maintaining a connectivity between sourcing supply chains and the NA market {US, Canada and PR}.
  • Responsible for planning activities of product divestments and/or discontinuations.
  • Co-Managed planning activities for new Serialized packs into the market.
  • Managed the Data migration to CERP's SAP system Master Data database driving the DRP {Distribution Requirements Planning} process module within the implementation program of the CERPS project {SAP's ERP+CRM system).
  • Participated in the validation process of the Production & Inventory Requirements, from Demand, MPS {Master Planning Schedules} for Finished Goods and the resulting MRP {Materials Requirements Planning} reports for WIP and components acquisition.
  • Led coordination and timetable for products identified by the market for discontinuance {stock build up or final production, inventory stock out, obsolescence, write-offs, data required for Regulatory and Sales / Trade communications}.
  • Developed stock build and final production timetable of the Oncology divestments for Novartis.
  • Worked on Strategic Planning process to add AG {Authorized Generics} into Metabolic portfolio, particularly with Lovaza brand {Fish Oil} high volume
  • Managed risk analysis attempting to reduce supply chain vulnerability through contingency options in business interruptions, alternative sourcing, data analytics, process audits and redundancy optimization.

, NA Supply and Demand Manager, Metabolic and Oncology
January, 2005 - December, 2011
  • Supply liaison with Commercial operations impacted by constrained supply from sole supply source of Metabolic products under a 3 years consent decree period.
  • Managed the Oncology and Metabolic $6B portfolios FG inventory (Trade and Samples).
  • Lead Project Management of Supply activities within the E2E Logistics of the (NPI)New Products Introduction acquired from Reliant Pharma.
  • Responsible for the MPS / MRP implementation process of assigned supply factories.
  • Analyzed Long Term Demand with Forecast teams, developed inventory and capacity planning scenarios.
  • Coordinated PSR product sourcing rules with Teams such as Pack {labelling & graphics} Tech, Regulatory, Distribution, Finance, ERP/DRP data set-up
  • Managed timetables of projected supply availability per 3rd party consultants performing lot releases.
  • Active participation of production process reviews with CPM/PERT's embracing Quality by Design adopting new compliance metrics.
  • Daily monitoring of Gantt Chart project schedules and supply plans.
  • Evaluated risk mitigations through reassessment of portfolio identifying priorities.
  • Leveraged with Project Engineers on potential hurdles in supply that could lead into backorders and/or stockouts.
  • Coordinate presentations with Commercial stakeholders addressing impacts due to Manufacturing Change Controls.
  • Supply liaison with Commercial operations impacted by constrained supply from sole supply source of Metabolic products under a 3 years consent decree period.
  • Managed the Oncology and Metabolic $6B portfolios FG inventory (Trade and Samples).
  • Lead Project Management of Supply activities within the E2E Logistics of the (NPI)New Products Introduction acquired from Reliant Pharma.
  • Responsible for the MPS / MRP implementation process of assigned supply factories.
  • Analyzed Long Term Demand with Forecast teams, developed inventory and capacity planning scenarios.
  • Coordinated PSR product sourcing rules with Teams such as Pack {labelling & graphics} Tech, Regulatory, Distribution, Finance, ERP/DRP data set-up
  • Managed timetables of projected supply availability per 3rd party consultants performing lot releases.
  • Active participation of production process reviews with CPM/PERT's embracing Quality by Design adopting new compliance metrics.
  • Daily monitoring of Gantt Chart project schedules and supply plans.
  • Evaluated risk mitigations through reassessment of portfolio identifying priorities.
  • Leveraged with Project Engineers on potential hurdles in supply that could lead into backorders and/or stockouts.
  • Coordinate presentations with Commercial stakeholders addressing impacts due to Manufacturing Change Controls.

AGILE
, Demand Manager, Antibiotics and Men's Health
January, 2002 - December, 2004
  • with pack or manufacture PSRs {Product Source Reviews}.
  • Demand Manager, Antibiotics and Men's Health 2002 - 2004 Spearheaded all US antibiotics $2B portfolio Finished Goods inventory (Trade and Samples) working with Forecast Team developing demand plans based on business trends and promotional strategies.
  • Monthly visits to supply factories to share and review Marketing initiatives impacting production and/or inventory levels in order to agree on Consensus Forecast.
  • Periodical review of demand for Clinical Studies and Patients Assistance Program to be aggregated into Manufacturing Requirements.
  • Coordinated transition of Finished Goods Inventory operations from supply factories into two national distribution centers.
  • Oversaw the management of the Supply Chain Agreement supporting the co-promotion with Bayer in which GSK will be the sole Marketing and supply source to the US market for Men's Health Levitra products.
  • 215-435-1335 ~~~ jovazquez1@verizon.net
  • with pack or manufacture PSRs {Product Source Reviews}.
  • Demand Manager, Antibiotics and Men's Health 2002 - 2004 Spearheaded all US antibiotics $2B portfolio Finished Goods inventory (Trade and Samples) working with Forecast Team developing demand plans based on business trends and promotional strategies.
  • Monthly visits to supply factories to share and review Marketing initiatives impacting production and/or inventory levels in order to agree on Consensus Forecast.
  • Periodical review of demand for Clinical Studies and Patients Assistance Program to be aggregated into Manufacturing Requirements.
  • Coordinated transition of Finished Goods Inventory operations from supply factories into two national distribution centers.
  • Oversaw the management of the Supply Chain Agreement supporting the co-promotion with Bayer in which GSK will be the sole Marketing and supply source to the US market for Men's Health Levitra products.
  • 215-435-1335 ~~~ jovazquez1@verizon.net

SB Pharma
, Manager Master Plans and Strategies
January, 1999 - December, 2001
  • Established, reviewed, and maintained a master schedule for the largest supply operations of SB supporting global sales of $4B as part of two potential future mergers.
  • Participant of a Team responsible of analyzing new trends in pharma manufacturing processes requiring ~2 years planning and design activities as baseline for a re-engineering project for an industrial park with a projected budget of $150M in infrastructure.
  • ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals - Philadelphia, PA Plant Superintendent {SKF Pharma} Supervised $1.2B night shift operation {Manufacturing and Packaging} composed of 159 operators, 3 supervisors and 3 group leaders.
  • Solid dosages Manufacturing processes {Granulation, Compression, Coating, Printing} plus Bottles & Blisters Packaging.
  • Monitored, organized, and executed all functions associated with manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical products and assuring compliance with cGMP, SOP, FDA, DEA and OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Led and motivated subordinates to fulfill schedules, improve control costs and quality.
  • Trained and supervised employees to attain optimum performance.
  • Wrote and discussed their performance reviews to help them use the best of their skills.
  • Prepared and reviewed manufacturing Batch records.
  • Create and revise SOPs.
  • Work closely with equipment installation operations (IQ/OQ/PQ) and preventive maintenance.
  • Train on SOP's, new methods, safety and cGMP's on a continuum.
  • Manufacturing Engineer {SKB Pharma} Orchestrated (Project Management) the implementation of four production suites with new automated equipment composed of one Fluid Bed Granulator and three High-speed Rotary Tablet Press (single and double layers).
  • Developed conceptual design of set brushes for tabs printers and enhancements to tablet de-dusters with metal detectors.
  • Implementation of Statistical process controls (automated and manually).
  • Managed process improvements of bin washing operations and installation of an automated Tote Bin washer.
  • Planning/Inventory Supervisor Supervised manual inventory process {Kardex FIFO} with the support of two inventory associates and two material recording clerks making sure that inventory is on route, on shelves and well-stocked.
  • Implemented 1st MRP software application.
  • In charge of establishing check-in procedures, ABC cycle counts, creating stock-picking procedure, creating a shipping procedure, and maintaining minimum inventory.
  • Led data transfer from Kardex {manual} into BPCS {Business Planning Control System}, a software for an IBM OS/400 system.
  • Data Products Inc - Ponce, PR Materials Manager Managed Production Inventory Control, Planning, Scheduling and Procurement for intermediate manufacturing operations of large format printers for final assembly at US and Asia markets.
  • Managed MRP {Manufacturing Requirements Planning} operations within MAPICS {Manufacturing Accounting Production Inventory Control} software in IBM System34 and 38. Caribbean Refreshments, Inc, PR- Coca Cola Export Corp Materials Management, Operations Division Managed Warehouse, Traffic and Procurement at Caribbean operations for concentrate manufacture and distribution to 14 Caribbean bottling franchises and Central America Distribution Center in Panama.
  • Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Division Development of Manufacturing SOPs, Time Standards and Production Improvement Programs.
  • Established, reviewed, and maintained a master schedule for the largest supply operations of SB supporting global sales of $4B as part of two potential future mergers.
  • Participant of a Team responsible of analyzing new trends in pharma manufacturing processes requiring ~2 years planning and design activities as baseline for a re-engineering project for an industrial park with a projected budget of $150M in infrastructure.
  • ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals - Philadelphia, PA Plant Superintendent {SKF Pharma} Supervised $1.2B night shift operation {Manufacturing and Packaging} composed of 159 operators, 3 supervisors and 3 group leaders.
  • Solid dosages Manufacturing processes {Granulation, Compression, Coating, Printing} plus Bottles & Blisters Packaging.
  • Monitored, organized, and executed all functions associated with manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical products and assuring compliance with cGMP, SOP, FDA, DEA and OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Led and motivated subordinates to fulfill schedules, improve control costs and quality.
  • Trained and supervised employees to attain optimum performance.
  • Wrote and discussed their performance reviews to help them use the best of their skills.
  • Prepared and reviewed manufacturing Batch records.
  • Create and revise SOPs.
  • Work closely with equipment installation operations (IQ/OQ/PQ) and preventive maintenance.
  • Train on SOP's, new methods, safety and cGMP's on a continuum.
  • Manufacturing Engineer {SKB Pharma} Orchestrated (Project Management) the implementation of four production suites with new automated equipment composed of one Fluid Bed Granulator and three High-speed Rotary Tablet Press (single and double layers).
  • Developed conceptual design of set brushes for tabs printers and enhancements to tablet de-dusters with metal detectors.
  • Implementation of Statistical process controls (automated and manually).
  • Managed process improvements of bin washing operations and installation of an automated Tote Bin washer.
  • Planning/Inventory Supervisor Supervised manual inventory process {Kardex FIFO} with the support of two inventory associates and two material recording clerks making sure that inventory is on route, on shelves and well-stocked.
  • Implemented 1st MRP software application.
  • In charge of establishing check-in procedures, ABC cycle counts, creating stock-picking procedure, creating a shipping procedure, and maintaining minimum inventory.
  • Led data transfer from Kardex {manual} into BPCS {Business Planning Control System}, a software for an IBM OS/400 system.
  • Data Products Inc - Ponce, PR Materials Manager Managed Production Inventory Control, Planning, Scheduling and Procurement for intermediate manufacturing operations of large format printers for final assembly at US and Asia markets.
  • Managed MRP {Manufacturing Requirements Planning} operations within MAPICS {Manufacturing Accounting Production Inventory Control} software in IBM System34 and 38. Caribbean Refreshments, Inc, PR- Coca Cola Export Corp Materials Management, Operations Division Managed Warehouse, Traffic and Procurement at Caribbean operations for concentrate manufacture and distribution to 14 Caribbean bottling franchises and Central America Distribution Center in Panama.
  • Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Division Development of Manufacturing SOPs, Time Standards and Production Improvement Programs.

Education

University of Puerto Rico, Bachelor of Science - Systems and Industrial Engineering

International Institute of the Americas, MBA - Masters Business Administration

Skills

  • INVENTORY
  • MRP
  • DRP
  • EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP
  • ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
  • ERP
  • LOGISTICS
  • ONCOLOGY
  • OPERATIONS
  • PR
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • SALES
  • SUPPLY CHAIN
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • AUDITS
  • CRM
  • CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
  • DATA ANALYTICS
  • DATA MIGRATION
  • DATABASE
  • INVENTORY STOCK
  • MASTER PLANNING
  • MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS
  • MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS PLANNING
  • OPTIMIZATION
  • RISK ANALYSIS
  • SAP
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING
  • CAPACITY PLANNING
  • CPM
  • FINANCE
  • GANTT
  • LIAISON
  • METRICS
  • NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION
  • NEW PRODUCTS
  • NPI
  • PRODUCTION PROCESS
  • SWITCH CAPACITY
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT
  • CLINICAL STUDIES
  • MARKETING
  • PROMOTIONAL
  • ACCOUNTING
  • ASSEMBLY
  • AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT
  • BATCH RECORDS
  • BOTTLING
  • BPCS
  • BUDGET
  • BUSINESS PLANNING
  • CGMP
  • CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
  • CYCLE COUNTS
  • ENGINEER
  • FDA
  • FIFO
  • FINAL ASSEMBLY
  • INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER
  • INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
  • INVENTORY CONTROL
  • IQ/OQ/PQ
  • MAINTENANCE
  • MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTING
  • MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
  • MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
  • MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
  • MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
  • MATERIALS MANAGER
  • OS/400
  • PACKAGING
  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
  • PRINTERS
  • PRINTING
  • PROCESS CONTROLS
  • PROCESS ENGINEER
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
  • PROCUREMENT
  • RE-ENGINEERING
  • SCHEDULING
  • SHIPPING
  • SOP
  • SOPS
  • TABLET PRESS
  • TOOLING/FINAL
  • APICS
  • ASQ
  • CPIM
  • CREDIT
  • EXCEL
  • MS OFFICE
  • OFFICE SKILLS
  • SYSTEMS ENGINEER
  • INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
  • MBA

Languages

Spanish

Full professional proficiency

English
Full professional proficiency

Networks