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Kerem Tokel

Logistics Manager

Octapharma USA

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Octapharma | Jul 2022 - Present

Logistics Manager

Highly skilled supply chain professional with expertise in warehousing and logistics functions, outbound route planning, shipment release management, and carrier capacity development. Proven ability to accurately maintain records, facilitate interdepartmental information flow, and oversee third-party logistics providers. Accomplished in implementing short to medium-term strategies and continuous improvement projects resulting in significant cost savings. Key Skills: Logistics Planning and Analysis Route Optimization Shipment Release Management Carrier Capacity Development Record Keeping Interdepartmental Communication Third-Party Logistics Oversight Distributor Fee Calculation Key Accomplishments: Redesigned Octapharma's outbound distribution network by bringing in new carriers, improving delivery routing, and consolidating shipments resulting in YOY savings of over $600,000. Professional Experience: Developed and implemented short to medium-term strategy and continuous improvement projects related to all warehousing and logistics functions Planned all outbound routes to maximize market savings and drive efficiency while meeting customer service requirements Managed the release of shipments, availability of capacity, and inventory allocation to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner Managed high shipping volumes and developed carrier capacity to ensure on- time delivery Accurately maintained records of all goods received and shipments made daily Acted as a liaison between Operations and all other departments to facilitate increased interdepartmental information flow Oversaw the performance of the contracted 3PL that is responsible for all LTL, TL, and parcel shipments Assisted third-party warehouse operators and LTL carriers with shipment tracking and communications Prepared monthly/quarterly distributor fee calculations.
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Octapharma | Aug 2019 - Jul 2022

Customer Service and Logistics Representative

Results-driven logistics professional with experience overseeing inbound and outbound shipments, regulatory compliance, and customer issue resolution. Adept at communicating with freight forwarders and internal regulatory departments. Skilled in providing operational updates and reports to senior management. Key Skills: Inbound and Outbound Shipment Management Regulatory Compliance Customer Issue Resolution Freight Forwarder Communication Operational Reporting SOP Development Key Accomplishments: Conducted a financial analysis of outbound transportation spend, resulting in a projected YOY savings of over $100,000.00. Participated in the update and development of key departmental and corporate SOPs. Professional Experience: Oversaw the inbound shipment of product from production/packaging facilities to contract warehouse and outbound shipments to distribution network Maintained constant communication with freight forwarders to ensure safe and timely delivery of product to warehouse Liaised with internal regulatory departments and the FDA regarding product releases Reported, addressed, and resolved customer complaints and issues from internal and external customers Provided regular operational updates and reports to senior management, including SVP and Board level managers Conducted financial analysis of outbound transportation spend and identified opportunities for cost savings Participated in the update and development of key departmental and corporate SOPs.

Champion Container Corp | Dec 2018 - May 2019

Distribution Center Analyst

Oversee all areas of operation for a 90,000 square-foot distribution center. Collaborate with sales and procurement to facilitate high OTIF and just-in-time delivery performance. Lead personnel on-boarding and training. Develop and maintain KPI reporting across operations activities. Audit employee work to ensure high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages | Feb 2017 - Dec 2018

Logistics Support Planner

Plan daily delivery routes for Northern New Jersey and implement projects to optimize routing and reduce operating costs. Monitor status of key performance indicators and provide daily performance update reports to management team. Train new staff on logistics planning and operations. Develop operating and sales strategies for holiday seasons. Research logistics operations and incorporate best practices from literature reviews and site visits. Key Accomplishments: • Recognized as top performer of the year in 2017 out of six regions • Spearheaded improvements to reporting capabilities by creating tools to integrate VBA and HANA BI using MS Excel • Demonstrated exceptional operational awareness by boosting bulk delivery models to decrease overtime use by 10% in first nine months and exceeding year-to-date planned distribution revenues by 21%.

Graybar | Jun 2015 - Feb 2017

Outside Sales Representative

Liaised with prospective senior business representatives across territory to establish robust sales relationships. Secured clients through contract negotiations, meeting client needs through negotiating costs and shipping lead times. Key Accomplishments: • Generated over $100,000 in net new sales in one year • Strengthened customer loyalty and retention by integrating client needs into customized lighting plans

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. | May 2014 - Aug 2014

Logistics Intern

Analyzed receiving operations within the Cranbury, NJ distribution center. Constructed means and methods to improve dock flow and trailer staging through close collaboration with senior management. Developed a revised receiving system from time study and interview findings.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Supply Chain and Marketing ScienceRutgers University | 2015

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