Matt Schroer

  • Supply Chain Operations Manager
  • Gold River, California 95670
  • Oct 26, 2017
Full time Transportation / Warehouse

Personal Summary

Seasoned, astute, and results-oriented professional, offering extensive experience in supply chain and logistics operations management. Expert in strategic planning, change implementation, and process improvement to ensure smooth workflow, peak customer satisfaction, and companywide profit growth. Skilled at developing and executing cost-effective solutions utilizing various methodologies to achieve company goals and objectives. Effective at leading cross-functional teams of professionals from all levels and backgrounds to foster growth and understanding. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Work Experience

Director of Warehouse Operations
Hydra Distribution and Rail Services
  • Assumed full responsibility in overseeing daily facility operations in compliance with company, local, state, and federal policies and regulations to ensure overall warehouse safety

  • Provided expert supervision to various personnel, including 15 employees, 2 managers, 2 administrative officers, and 11 forklift drivers, encompassing work allocation, training, and problem resolution

  • Established vendor relationships to improve staffing, equipment, and warehouse assets and maintenance

  • Facilitated storage evaluation to maximize space as well as to increase handling efficiencies

  • Rendered motivation to various employees to achieve peak productivity and performance

  • Employed analytical skills in conducting and participating in customer inventory to ensure accuracy

  • Planned and coordinated the design and implementation of procedures and best auditing practices

  • Interfaced with the executive management to provide professional advice with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of modifications to new and existing operations, systems, and procedures

  • Expertly handled annual operating budgets, while providing fiscal direction to the facility

  • Worked closely with the railroads, particularly BNSF, UP, and short-line railroad

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Initiated procedures, which successful eliminated company’s liability for customer product loss and/or damage

  • Introduced a new layout to increase Outbound trucks capacity from 20 to 30 in a day

  • Increased operation’s size from 160,000 sq. ft. to 320,000 sq. ft.

Regional Operations Manager
  • Directed 15 service centers and 10 customer onsite operations within the region with a a team of six operations representatives

  • Observed strict adherence to all health, safety, and environmental standards for overall operational compliance

  • Worked closely with the Quality Department to meet quality and training specifications of plants

  • Managed the negotiation of contracts with third-party logistics (3PL) providers; along with the development of company budgets for plants within the assigned region

  • Conceptualized strategy of plant operations in coordination with other supply chain partners

  • Presided over the mentoring of direct reports based on personal and business needs

  • Demonstrated ability to handle surges of incoming and outgoing pallets to meet customer demand and seasonality surges

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Drove key efforts toward the attainment of year-over-year (YOY) cost savings by $1M through Lean initiatives in plants

  • Identified new methods to reduce operating budgets of the 3PLs to reduce agreed-upon-activity rates

  • Earned certificate of excellence in 2013 as one of the top 10% of contributors of the organization

Operations Representative
  • Offered hands-on support to the assigned plants on staff management within a multi-state territory

  • Ensured compliance with company standards for the monitoring, receiving, inspecting, repairing, and shipment of products; as well as with safety and loss control guidelines through facility and external quality audits based on operations manual guidelines

  • Spearheaded audits and reporting of depot operation’s key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • Led proper inventory replenishment, as well as receipt and shipment of company equipment

  • Executed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and safety practices

  • Secured and properly maintained product levels to prevent shortages and overages

  • Oversaw the operational capability of the local plant network to support customer growth and diversification of supply chain offerings

  • Identified and delivered year-over-year (YOY) supply chain cost savings in support to the company’s cost leadership strategy

  • Ensured management group compliance to all contractual commitments regarding health, safety, and environmental standards

  • Actively engaged with plant level third-party leadership in developing safety management programs in support to Brambles Zero Harm vision

  • Guaranteed quality standards at all sites to ensure delivery of exceptional quality/service experience to local customers

  • Served as liaison with Commercial and Quality Team colleagues to address quality- and service-related issues with local retail and manufacturing customers

  • Implemented and supervised alternative third-party providers to diversify the CHEP management group supplier base

  • Maintained close collaboration with CHEP functional partners, including planning, logistics, engineering, quality, finance and sales


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
California State University–Sacramento
Human Resource Management Certification
California State University–Sacramento