Tracy Olstad

Tracy Olstad
Big Lake, MN 55309
Member Number: 115707496
Phone: (763) 762-0906

Professional Information
Job Title: Manufacturing Production Buyer Purchasing Materials
Job Function: Real Estate & Building Maintenance, Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail, Customer Service
Education: Some College
Experience: 10 – 15 Years
Employment: Full-Time
Salary: $50-60k
Tracy Olstad
13638 96th St. SE.
Becker, MN 55308
Phone: C:763-762-0906, Email:

Sr. Buyer Planner with excellent, buying/planning, project management and customer service skills. I am
a self-starter, with high degree of initiative, resourcefulness and proficiency. Ability to analyze processes
and quickly identify challenges and opportunities for improvement. Team player that promotes change
management and is results-oriented. A customer advocate who understands business profitability.

SAP Buyer/Planner Power User
Oracle Super User
Bay 1, 2 Negotiation Training
Microsoft office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio
Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified
ISO 9001:2000 Certified Auditor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________________

Nexpro Professional Services Dec 2013- Sept 2015

Carl Zeiss Metrology
Maple Grove, MN


Managed the planning and procurement of 15.2 million, in purchased parts for CNNs, Styli,
Service and Repair Parts.
Managed daily releases of production planned order requisitions.
Created and managed vendor, 6, 9, & 12 month forecasts, through historical analysis.
Planned annual rolling 22K, in safety stock inventory based on independent and dependent
demands, consumption, market forecast.
Managed 600K annual purchase, of the vendors daily stock transfer of crate and bracing for
CMM machines, based on production scheduled completion dates.
Facilitated with Production floor on any shortage/stock out issues. Provide analysis for CARs.
Managed vendor exceptions, purchase order move in and move outs.
Managed daily receiving discrepancies, correction of purchase orders, and invoice errors.
Managed inbound receipts of purchased parts, raw materials, supplies to optimize working
Managed inventory turns, through lead time reduction, Kanban.
Perform weekly analysis of Kanban quantities. Add/delete Kanban bins as needed.
Facilitated with production line on BOM changes. New, change or substitution of part(s). New
or change in routing(s).
Pull daily SAP Kanban report, prepare data for analysis.
Facilitated SAP process improvement, planning parameter corrections, purchasing
Managed the implementation of SAP sub-con outside processing process.
Provided customer care, marketing, sales, and production, with timely response to inquiries.

Honeywell International Inc. Jul 17 2000 Dec 28 2012
Golden Valley, MN

Sr. Buyer/ Planner -SAP Power User July 2004 – Dec 2012

Buyer/Planner process expert. Go to person for SAP /Oracle processes.
Trained global purchasing/ planner team on SAP processes for MM and BI.
Co-Managed SAP implementation for global sourcing team.
Co-created training for SAP Subcon pre-provisioning process for Third party suppliers.
Managed $21.3 million in procurement of sub-contracted goods, and raw materials, from third
party suppliers.
Facilitated with suppliers to meet and/or improve customer OTTR/OTTP to 90-95%, by planning
supplier production based on the customer delivery/shipment requirements.
Managed weekly MRP planned order requisition release.
Managed inbound receipts of finished goods, parts to optimize working capital.
Managed inventory reduction, inventory turns, through lead time reduction, consignment,
Kanban, vendor stocking programs.
Participated in On-site vendor visits to identify opportunities to reduce inventory, (i.e.: supplier.
stocking program, pull, and lead time reduction). Increase supply reliability, and reduce
non-value added activities.
Participated in supplier negotiations to reduce lead times to one week plus shipment time.
Reduce costs, and increase payment terms from 30,45,60 day terms to 90,120 day terms or
vendor consignment.
Facilitated with suppliers for successful change over to procure-to-pay.
Collaborated with Demand Management in managing the sales, inventory, and operations,
planning for $21.3 million in vendor purchased parts and rolling $22k-$32k safety stock
inventory, through accurate forecasts.
Implementation of new SKU set up through Oracle and central engineering systems.
Collaborated with marketing and product management group to facilitate with supplier
production for successful new product launch.
Created new processes for parts set up, to improve inefficiencies.
Collaborated with Retail team to facilitate part set up, supply schedule and shipment of special
Handled multi-channel part set up and process inquiries.
Co-lead cross functional team to create standard approval process for Last Time Buy. Which
resulted in creating intranet automated process vs. manual process for requesting and receiving
the required Last Time Buy leadership approvals.
Participated in Six Sigma Green Belt project to create a Pull process for Third party purchased
products which resulted in, increased inventory turns from 9 to 13. Giving an overall reduction
of $600K working capital.
Performed 2-4 internal audits annually, throughout the sourcing SBG and other SBGs, per ISO
9001 2000 requirements.

Customer Care Representative July 2000 – July 2004

Managed 25 Original Equipment Manufacturer’s accounts with over $22 million in sales.
Multi-channel customer management via telephone, fax, email, and web.
Managed weekly customer MRPS, and facilitated with factories and warehouses to provide
on-time delivery of customer requirements.
Facilitated the shipments and receipts of inventory at customer locations for customer
Manually invoiced weekly dollars pulled from consignment locations.
Managed parts allocation on items in short supply.
Managed customer disputed invoice dollars to under 100K/year.

Metro State University St. Paul, MN
Seeking degree in Project Management, Emphasis in Supply Chain

Bravo Award Silver (Teamwork, Training) -2012
Bravo Award Silver (Teamwork) – 2008
Bravo Award (Teamwork/Diversity) – 2007
Bravo Award Silver (support of POPUP filter team launch) – 2007
Bravo Award Silver (2005 teams go to person) – 2006
Bravo Silver (Extra effort Teamwork, positive approach) -2005
Bravo Award (Growth and Customer Focus) -2004
Special recognition for team nomination for Quest for Excellence -2003

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