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
- Member of Boeing/MDC C-17
Globemaster III Program’s win of 1998 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in
- Certified 1987 in
Production and Inventory Control Mgt. (CPIM) by the American Production
and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
AIT Standards & Supply Chain
Technologies Dayton, Ohio
November 2003 — July 2010
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
Recipient of USAF AIT PMO service recognition award in July
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Specialist Project Management
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
- Promoted barcode and radio frequency ADC system process
- 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.
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
- Participated in the systems specs. for compliance to
- 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
- Identified and documented solutions for implementation of
MRP II in electrical subassembly with multi-functional teams.
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
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
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.
Brothers Contracting, Anchorage, Alaska
4/1968 - 9/1968
Offshore oil platform production/drilling duties Cook Inlet
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
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
1/1980 - Present APICS
Richmond, VA and Orange County CA Chapters
Chapter 2002 & 2003 Board of
3/1985 – 1/2002 Boeing
Long Beach Mgt. Assoc.
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.