Letters of Recognition


Robert F. Scott III


Kingwood, Texas 77339



RSCOTT@SCOTTRR.COM



I solve logistics problems, really tough ones, quickly, efficiently, with least cost and safety as top priority


CAREER SUMMARY


Progressive Chemicals Logistics Management experience over 25 years by Railroad, Barge, Tank Truck.
I have managed Fleets of equipment [Rail and Truck], LTL consolidation and backhauls.

▢ Strong analytical skills with an MBA degree in International Business.
▢ Extensive management, logistics modeling experience [i2 Technologies, Roadnet]
▢ Participating in negotiations to secure contract awards
▢ Principle design and Tactical execution of projects ensuring cost savings



WORK ACCOMPLISHMENTS


⚬ Managed chemicals distribution by Barge, Vessel, Rail, Intermodal, Tank Truck, Tote and Drum
⚬ Built the Altiras Chemicals logistics program from the ground up to 10 million gallons annual volume management
⚬ Management of all aspects of relationships with logistics service providers
⚬ Accountable for all inventory accuracy, auditing, physical inventory counts
⚬ Pickup and Delivery management at Ashland Chemicals, BASF, Delek Refining, Eastman Chemicals, FCC, Freescale Semiconductor, Heritage Crystal Clean, Intergulf, Kaneka, Occidental Chemical, Resolute FP, Taminco, Tronox, Western Refining and many others.
⚬ Accountable for all inventory accuracy, auditing, physical inventory counts
⚬ Strategic development and tactical execution of cost savings projects
⚬ Experienced in connecting outbound logistics lanes with inbound backhauls


MY IDEAL JOB


To work in Northeast Houston as a Logistics Manager with complete autonomy and zero direct reports, responsible for assembling a team of indirect reports to complete projects involving the conceptualization, development, and implementing the overall logistics plan for a number of chemicals projects. To be responsible for high volume logistics programs and to leverage the volume to negotiate for lower pricing and achieve savings. My ideal situation for employment is to take over a complete cluster-mess and to straighten it out quickly, efficiently and at least cost. I prefer multiple modes of logistics including Truck, Rail, Barge, Ocean, Air, domestic and International.
I love to solve logistics problems and must have them to enjoy my job.


WORK HISTORY


Regent Aerospace Corp., Houston, TX
Project Manager
[ 2019 to 2020 ]
Moving airline parts for Interiors of commercial airlines to retrofit jets over a contract assignment. All parts move into a 250,000 sqft Houston warehouse and are distributed to the airplane being retrofitted with new interior [ seats, galleys, luggage overhead bins, lavatories, paneling, carpet, hazmat items ]. Warehouse management, inbound and outbound transportation management. Critical timing management, scheduling and execution of problem solving skills is my main focus of operation detail.

✦ Savings of $600,000.00 over project life in OTR truck savings through load re-configuration
✦ Accountable for service and delivery reliability, driving cost improvements
✦ Continuous Problem Resolution resulting in fastest and least cost paths of excellence
✦ Management of inbound parts, storage and retrieval for outbound load management
✦ Writing processes and procedures, implementing the directions to accomplish the tasks
✦ Importing parts from Europe, transporting domestic and Exporting shipments to Latin America




SAIC USA Inc, Houston, TX
Transportation Manager
[ 2015 to 2019 ]
SAIC is the largest Auto Manufacturer in China. Management of 16,000 TEUs of Intermodal [Ocean] containers of newly manufactured auto parts from USA and Mexico consolidated into Ocean containers and shipped to various ports in China for automotive manufacturing lines. Building a trucking [drayage] company to handle 2,500 containers [loads] moved within Detroit area annually. Pricing, sales and management of 150 containers a week of capacity within Detroit area.

✦ Built from scratch entire drayage operation with multiple trucks and drivers
✦ Accountable for service and delivery reliability, driving cost improvements
✦ Continuous Problem Resolution resulting in fastest and least cost paths of excellence
✦ Management of weekly and monthly tracking files [P&L, budgeting, KPIs, cost reductions]
✦ Writing processes and procedures, implementing the directions to accomplish the tasks
✦ Negotiating to secure contract awards




Altiras Chemicals, Houston, TX
Logistics Manager
[ 2011 to 2015 ]
Managed all aspects of sourcing, negotiating, driving cost savings upon the Tanktruck, Rail, Barge, Intermodal and Truckload/LTL transportation of recycled chemicals across the Nation and Internationally [China, India]. Managed the second largest team of employees for the company, evaluated performance and trained in corrective processes [procedures] where necessary. Managed spend of $2MM and saved over $100K each year through RFQs, negotiations of volumes and matching backhaul arrangements.

✦ Built from scratch entire logistics program from zero truckloads to 2,000 truckloads annually
✦ Managed a fleet of 50 pieces of equipment all over the country
✦ Continuous Problem Resolution resulting in fastest and least cost paths of excellence
✦ Strategic development and tactical execution of cost savings projects
✦ Accountable for all inventory accuracy, auditing, physical inventory counts
✦ Responsible for logistics sourcing and contracting, negotiations, budgeting/reporting spend
✦ Accountable for delivery reliability, P&L, cost reductions, KPIs, optimizing cost and service




National Carriers, Houston, TX
Blakeman Transportation, Houston, TX
Salesman
[ 2009 to 2011 ]
Determined cost, profit and sold Truckload freight services both Dry and Refrigerated/Frozen; Less Than Truckload [LTL] freight services both Dry and Refrigerated/Frozen. Solicited many RFQs worth millions of dollars in annual freight spend, won bids for many lanes of many RFQ awards. Profit margins maintained at 20 percent on average.

✦ Accountable for delivery reliability
✦ Management of pickups and deliveries among hundreds of warehouses
✦ Negotiating to secure contract awards




UniPro Foodservice, Houston, TX
Jakes Finer Foods, Houston, TX
Logistics Manager

[ 2004 to 2009 ]
Jakes Finer Foods is an $80MM distributor of Food and Restaurant provisions, a member of the 330 member purchasing cooperative Unipro, a $66 Billion conglomerate. Managed freight spend of inbound food and provisions from all over the nation, saving $400k per year and more on annual spend of $4MM. Managed the collections of freight allowances used to pay for the freight invoices accrued.

✦ Fleet management of 25 Reefer/Frozen trucks, outbound routing for food deliveries TX/LA
✦ Worked autonomously, consolidating LTL into Truckloads for efficient use of resources
✦ Accountable for inventory accuracy, negotiating capacity for additional space across the US
✦ Strategic development and tactical execution of cost savings projects
✦ Participated in negotiations to secure contract awards

Hub Group, Houston, TX
Regional Logistics Manager
[ 2001 to 2003 ]
Hub Group is the largest Intermodal Marketing Company in the US, a $4 Billion freight management company owning Intermodal assets and non-asset freight management services. Managed a 25 person team, trained for logistics services coming down the pipeline, implementing corrective processes when necessary. Grew the Logistics department from no sales in 2001 to $15MM in freight spend with 20 percent profit margins maintained. Saving of over $500K annually on the budgeted spend.

✦ Built from scratch entire logistics program from $0 annual revenue to $15 million annually
✦ Strategic development and tactical execution of cost savings projects
✦ Participated in negotiations to secure contract awards
✦ Responsible for sourcing, physical management of warehouses, transportation providers
✦ Accountable for delivery reliability, cost reductions, KPIs, optimizing cost and service
✦ Accompanied Mitsubishi Caterpillar as Logistics representative to Global Summit in Europe




Ashland Chemicals, Lexington, KY
Valvoline/Zerex, Lexington, KY
Logistics Manager
[ 1999 to 2001 ]
Managed the purchasing of Rail, Tanktruck and Truckload services for chemicals and packaged materials, I managed $15MM annually with savings achieved each year of $750K by bidding out volume and achieving backhaul pricing upon many of my managed lanes, and top-loading on compatible materials with tanktruck lanes, foregoing washout charges. Fleet manager of 500 rail tankcars.

✦ Lead team, decision consensus and presentation of decision to Valvoline Board of Directors
✦ Recognized on Ashland website as an important contributor to Ashland-Valvoline Corporation
✦ Characterized by team mates as a [Tough As Nails] Negotiator
✦ Participated in negotiations to secure contract awards
✦ Strategic development and tactical execution of cost savings projects




Fritz Companies, Atlanta, GA
Ocean Import Clerk
[ 1996 to 1999 ]
Processed Ocean Freight importation services; Fritz Companies was bought out by UPS in 2001. Worked the night shift through college at Georgia State University earning my MBA degree. Processed imports for furniture, food and auto parts exceeding 200 TEUs per week.

✦ Participated in negotiations to secure contract awards




Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Tampa, FL
Ocean Export Clerk
[ 1994 to 1996 ]
Processed Airfreight and Ocean Freight exportation services; hundreds of Letter of Credit processed flawlessly. Worked the night shift in addition to working days at Brand Export awaiting the chance to work full time as an Ocean Export clerk. Managed a workload exceeding 100 TEUs per week consolidation of freight into Ocean Containers exported internationally.

✦ Participated in negotiations to secure contract awards
✦ Management of pickups and deliveries among hundreds of warehouses




EDUCATION


GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA
Master of Business Administration in International Business 1998
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE, FL
Bachelor of Science in Multinational Business Operations 1994
Bachelor of Science in Marketing 1994
LEMON BAY HIGH SCHOOL, ENGLEWOOD, FL
Diploma 1990