Director, Supply Chain at Kino Flo Lighting Systems
“Rough waters are truer tests of leadership. In calm water, every ship has a good captain." – Anonymous I am Travis Niles and my passion is for developing global supply chain management strategies, defining procurement plans, and devising continuous improvement methods. My expertise encompasses all aspects of supply chain management, inventory control, planning, and material management strategies across Canada, China, and Mexico. I have a solid ability to validate a company with a competitive edge by securing the best quality, price and terms from suppliers. I am an intuitive leader with demonstrated abilities in continually improving supply chain programs supported by operational excellence centers, metrics, key performance indicators (KPI), root cause analysis, and corrective action plans. I am well-versed in evaluating organizational bottlenecks and developing action plans to resolve business problems, set and monitor performance goals, and streamline operations. Throughout my career, I have slashed inventory cost by 30% through purchase quantity analysis, blanket purchase orders, and price negotiations. I have achieved corporate goals and objectives by working proactively with team members and other stakeholders. While others take pride in meeting all standards set before them, my passion is for delivering service that goes beyond organizational expectations, creating a win-win scenario for everyone involved. Leads in all aspects of supply chain management, including sourcing, purchasing, receiving, inventory control and shipping. Member of the cross-functional product launch team. Sustains continuity of supply through strategic sourcing and maintaining strong supplier relationships. Key skills; Leadership, Supply Chain management, Team building, Strategic sourcing, Continuous improvement, Project management, Supplier evaluation, Negotiation, Global sourcing, Procurement, Purchasing, Supplier relations, Cross-functional teams Please feel free to contact me at Trav1sn1les135@gmail.com with any thoughts, comments, or questions about my work—I’m always interested in making new professional acquaintances.
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