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Richard Lafferty

Rick is a customer centered professional with proven expertise in Logistics Management / Procurement / AIT Systems integration/ Supply Chain Management to lead enterprise process improvement projects. Successfully participated as IPT lead or team member on multiple IT Systems (Logistics, MRP II, ERP) and Automated Identification Technology (AIT) application projects: Linear and 2D barcodes, Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFID), Radio Frequency (RF) wireless infrastructure and companion E-Commerce tools.

  • Recipient of USAF AIT PMO service recognition award in July 2010.
  • Represented USAF AIT PMO on AIA WAWF/UID/RFID and NDIA ILAG Industry Committees.
  • Participant DoD Global AIT and In-Theater Team Committees providing standards technical analysis and logistic process support for USAF AIT PMO.
  • Committee member on ANSI MH10 SC-8 AIT standards and AIM RFID Experts Group (REG).
  • Member of initial ISO JTC1 SC31 U.S. TAG ADC1 (AIM) Committee and qualified for U.S. TAG delegations to ISO.
  • Member of Boeing/MDC C-17 Globemaster III Program’s win of 1998 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in Manufacturing.
  • Certified 1987 in Production and Inventory Control Mgt. (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).


Work Experience

Director AIT Standards & Supply Chain Solutions
CDO Technologies Dayton, Ohio
November 2003 — July 2010
Representing CDO Technologies on ANSI MH10 SC-8, AIM Global RFID Experts Group.

Standards Committee: Working as subject matter expert for 2D barcode application standards and RFID  standards development, providing CDO with the latest technology information to service government and commercial customer’s logistics supply chain mgt. process improvements. New business analysis of various industry events.

Contractor U.S. Air Force AIT Program Mgt. Office Wright-Patterson AFB
CDO Technologies Dayton, Ohio
November 2002 – July 2010

Consultant/Subject matter expert on USAF/DoD editorial staff for implementation of AIT technology in logistics transformation initiative: strategic, tactical and operational planning, AF Serial Number Tracking committee participation; Commercial supplier & military AIT policy and standards development for: UID, RFID, MIL-STD-130 Editorial staff, MIL-STD-129 review and related command media. AF AIT PMO representative on DoD Global AIT and In-Theater Team Committees providing technical AIT standards and logistic process support.

Recipient of USAF AIT PMO service recognition award in July 2010.

The New Dun & Bradstreet   Murray Hill, New Jersey
6/2002 – 8/2002
Represented D&B on ANSI MH10 SC-8 Committee to evaluate standards status and application for new business development.  

Project Mgt. Systems & Logistics
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas
10/1984 - 1/2002

Summary: History of diverse project management skills with verifiable results. Nationally and internationally proven leadership ability to manage large projects and multiple teams; work with all levels of management, customers and suppliers. Appointed Boeing IDS Aircraft and Missiles Division delegate to Company-wide Machine Readable Code Technical Work Group (TWG). Associate member of UL/Wireless TWG that produce open system architecture application standards and collaborative analysis of enterprise VOIP infrastructure models.

Project Lead for proposal, cost benefit, requirements definition and design phase of $2.8M Boeing/MDC C-17 Program Automated Data Capture (ADC) Project which implemented barcode applications and RF data collection infrastructure. Project contributed to C-17 Program win of 1998 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in Manufacturing. Project was nominated for Boeing C-17's Silver Eagle process improvement award for documented annual $3M recurring cost savings for barcode receiving / shipping label segment. The label was first in aerospace industry that was compliant with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) barcode shipping label standard MH10.8M.

Internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) and scholar in AIT standards and applications. Practitioner of supply chain management system and process improvements. Performance letters of commendation / appreciation from industry available on request.

Initiated 2002 company-wide deployment project for ISO 15394 Global Shipping / Receiving Barcode Label. When optimized with ASN / EDI (E-Commerce) tools, it facilitates integrated supply chain that enables Point of Use delivery, (Lean process improvement). Projected inventory process span time reduction is conservatively 30 to 50 days, resulting in significant cost savings.

Collaborated with the DoD / DLA AIT Logistics Integrated Product Team (IPT) on development of their 2001 AIT Implementation Plan. Developed plan which contains supporting policy, standards and deployment plans for new 2D barcode applications for shipping labels (MILSTD-129) and part / product marking (MILSTD-130).

Appointed by Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) to represent aerospace on ANSI, EIA and ISO automated data capture standards creation committees. Participated in national industry collaborative design of six (6) Electronics Industry Association (EIA), ten (10) ANSI standards and twelve (12) ISO Automated Data Capture standards.

Proposed, negotiated and incorporated supplier identification encoding method for globally unique item license plate identification, used in ISO / ANSI / EIA standards which avoided an estimated future negative cost impacts to the global manufacturing supply chain.

Core team member on 5 McDonnell Douglas site RF wireless data collection system implementations

Advanced Computing Technologist Phantom Works
Boeing   Boeing Huntington Beach (Host), M&CT Bellevue, WA (Tenant)
7/2000 - 1/2002 

Research and develop automated identification technologies (barcode and Radio Frequency Identification (RF/ID) tags, etc.) for insertion into manufacturing and business processes. Promote technology and participate in the planning and deployment. Initiated Boeing Global Bar Coded Shipping Label Std. development and deployment project based on ISO 15394 International Shipping Label.

Participated in development of new MILSTD-129 packaging specification using ISO commercial stds. for DD-1387, 1348-1 and DD-250 documentation incorporating linear bar codes and 2D symbols. Scope expansion imminent to include Product/Part Marking integration with new MILSTD-130 2D marking requirements.

The next level of technology insertion in both processes is RF/ID tag applications for passive data collection. University collaboration with MIT intern on S&C Houston site advanced manufacturing systems and infrastructure. Review and assess emerging biometric security applications for inclusion in Common Employee Badge.

Manufacturing and Computing Process Specialist
Boeing C-17 Transport Aircraft & Tanker Div.
6/1996 - 7/2000

Represented Military Aircraft and Missile Systems Division on Corporate Machine Readable Code Technical Work Group. C-17 Automated Data Collection Project contributed to win of 1998 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in Manufacturing. Appointed by the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) to industry, national and international ADC standards committees as their voting representative.

Successfully promoted & incorporated the alternative use of the free DUNS number for supplier ID in ISO/ANSI/EIA ADC standards for global shipping label and draft part/product marking std.

· Significant future cost avoidance to global manufacturing suppliers, who otherwise would have to pay a license fee to the Uniform Code Council (UCC) for their Supplier ID.

Participated in the creation and publication of 10 ANSI, 6 EIA and 12 ISO Automated Data Capture Standards.

Recommendation Letters from AIA, USAF/DoD AIT Logistics and Dun& Bradstreet

Specialist Project Management
Boeing C-17 Transport Aircraft & Tanker Div., Long Beach, CA
10/1993 - 6/1996

Secured $2.8 million for automated data collection project for C-17 logistics, under the management and information systems upgrade contract.

  • Promoted barcode and radio frequency ADC system process improvement
  • Managed multifunctional project team that defined requirements and designed barcode and radio frequency ADC system
  • Implemented one of the initial barcoded shipping labels in the aerospace industry with compliance and enforcement regulations and metrics.
  • Contributed to program turn-around leading to additional USAF procurement of 80 aircraft

Prin. Manufacturing Spec. MD-11 Shop Floor Control
Boeing   Long Beach
9/1992 - 10/1993

Implementation responsibility for a variety of cross functional projectsusing project teams to identify problems, select alternatives and implementsolutions.

  • Daily involvement in application of project management and cost benefit analysis in order to effectively manage process changes,
  • Co-developed barcode applications to be used in stockrooms and part marking.
  • Multiple project activity in streamlining the material delivery to the assembly lines.

DAC Representative MDC Barcode Advisory Group - Report to Vice President Information Resource Management, chartered to design, coordinate and implement barcoding technology within MDC components. Participated in the creation of internal, national/international standards regulating barcodes.

Participated in the design and implementation of MDC's barcoded shipping label, one of the first in the aerospace industry

Prin. Spec. Systems & Process Analysis MD-12 Program
Boeing   Long Beach
1/1991 - 9/1992

Defined the operating conditions to create an advanced aircraft manufacturing facility, using world class manufacturing processes and technologies. (ie. JIT, EDI, TQM, Auto ID, etc.) Ensured integration with business processes and systems.

  • Utilized Malcolm Baldrige base lining to survey the best operating processes, then reengineered for aerospace application.
  • Participated in the design of the manufacturing facilities to fit operating philosophies

Senior Specialist Systems & Process Analysis
Boeing   Long Beach, CA
1/1989 - 1/1991
Lead multi-functional project teams to implement process and systems improvements using root cause analysis to identify problems, consensus solution and implement.

  • Participated in the design of paper-lite manufacturing systems for T-45.
  • Project lead for USAF Industrial Modernization Improvement Program (IMIP) Automated Receipts Processing project.
  • Conducted site survey/fact find for IMIP Telephonics Co. JIT project

Specialist Systems Analyst Change Mgt. - MD-80 Shop Floor Control
Boeing   Long Beach, CA
1/1987 - 1/1989 
Fabrication/SFC Rep. to Implementation Control Group (prototype for subsequent Integrated Product Team organizational structure) - Multifunctional Team handled end to end Class I Engineering change implementation. Responsibilities included researching engineering drawings and coordinating effectivity cut-in with Fab. & Assembly. Tracking parts through the fabrication process and ensuring there availability for installation on specified aircraft

Specialist Systems Analyst - Operations Control
Boeing   Long Beach, CA
10/1984 - 1/1987

Participated on multi-functional teams to define and implement special assignments for functional management. Developed C-17 operating philosophy for materiel logistics.

  • Participated in the systems specs. for compliance to MIL-STD-1567A
  • Designed and implemented Defense Priorities Allocation System (DPAS) compliance system for MRP II SFC module
  • Participated in the design of DAC's strategic plan for JIT.
  • Identified and documented solutions for implementation of MRP II in electrical subassembly with multi-functional teams.

Materiel Manager
Knight Equipment, Corp., Costa Mesa, CA
5/1982 - 8/1984

Responsibilities included supervision of 50 production control, procurement and shipping and receiving personnel. Implemented MRP I and organized business activities to support electronic environment.

Selected in 1984 as INC magazines fastest growing small company in Orange County, CA

Planning & Inventory Control Supervisor
Master Specialties Co., Costa Mesa, CA
3/1978 - 5/1982

Responsibilities included supervision of 30 planning and production/inventory control personnel. Implementation of MRP I. Training and education of people to utilize evolving computerized manufacturing systems. Progressive elimination of manual and paper driven business processes.

Material Control Supervisor/Buyer
Datanetics Corp.  Fountain Valley, CA  (currently out of business)
8/1976 – 2/1978

Planned and bought the first 500 keyboards for company know as Apple Computer. Planned and implemented computerized production and inventory control systems, supervised 10 people. Apple hired the chief engineer with keyboard patent and began making their own keyboards in 1980.

Production Control Supervisor, Master Planner/Buyer
Digitran Co. Pasadena, CA
9/1969 - 7/1976

Responsibilities included supervision of 20 production control, procurement and shipping and receiving personnel. Ran keyboard manufacturing division producing 500K units mo.300K on site and 200k in offshore facility Tecate, Mexico. Designed time phased material analysis programs for masterplanning and procurements.

Loffland Brothers Contracting, Anchorage, Alaska
4/1968 - 9/1968

Offshore oil platform production/drilling duties Cook Inlet Kenia, AK



Participant at multiple continuous education AIT seminars and trade shows: Scan-Tech, ID Expo, RFID Journal Live, DoD UID Forums, USAF AIT Conferences, APICS and other professional logistic events.

11/1996 American National Stds. Institute ANSI US-New York-New York

International Delegate Training Seminar "From Delegate to Diplomat"

International Standards Organization (ISO) Committee operating processes, procedures, protocols and cultural etiquette for participating in the global arena.

1/1987   APICS    US-VA-Falls Church

Certified Production & Inventory Control Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

  • Completed exams in World Class Manufacturing, Just In Time (JIT), Inventory Mgt., Material Resource Planning (MRP II), Master Planning, Production Activity Control (Shop Floor Control), Capacity Planning.

12/1986 Cal. State University Fullerton          US-CA-Fullerton

Production and Inventory Control Management. Completed courses in World Class Manufacturing, Just In Time (JIT), Inventory Mgt., Material Resource Planning (MRP II), Master Planning, Production Activity Control (Shop Floor Control), Capacity Planning.

6/1975   Cal. State University Los Angeles    US-CA-Los Angeles
Bachelor Arts Degree - Psychology

Emphasis was on industrial psychology; group dynamics, labor relations,motivation, change implementation and systems psychology.

6/1972   Pasadena City College       US-CA-Pasadena
Associate Degree



1/1980 - Present   APICS Richmond, VA and Orange County CA Chapters
OC Chapter  2002 & 2003 Board of Directors

3/1985 – 1/2002  Boeing Long Beach Mgt. Assoc.



Additional Information

Working experience with multiple internal Boeing/MDC IT systems: FTMS, ICDS, ATMS, WOLF, FORS, FABRS, NONCOM-D, SF2000, MAIN, TPS, TPS2, WDDS, PRIMS A-B, ACCESS, COOP, GOLD, WDS, IMACS, ITACS,

Extensive experience with various manufacturer's bar code printers, scanners and verifiers. Various types of Radio Frequency Infrastructure equipment: access points, servers

Investigative R&D experience with Radio Frequency Identification chips, tags, smart cards.



Participated in national industry collaborative design of six (6) Consumer Electronics Industry Association (CEA/EIA), fifteen (15) ANSI standards and twelve (12) ISO Automated Data Capture (ADC) standards for multiple companies: CDO Technologies, Dun & Bradstreet, Boeing/MDC enterprise wide AIT/ADC standards and applications.