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Phillip Mays graduated summa cum laude from McKendree University with a BBA degree in business administration. The university held its 178th commencement exercises on May 12 at the Lebanon, Illinoi...Spring 2018
Phillip Mays was named to the McKendree University Dean's List for for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher during the spring 2018 semester .Spring 2018
Phillip Mays, a senior business administration major, has been named to the McKendree University Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher.Fall 2016
Phillip Mays, a McKendree University senior business administration major, was named to the President's List for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2017 semester.Fall 2017
Activities & Affiliations
Phillip Mays, a senior at McKendree University, is a new member of Chapter 292 of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. Phillip was inducted during the chapter's initiation ceremony on April 26. T...Spring 2018
Global Lighting Market- LEDVANCE/ Sylvania
Distribution Center SupervisorNovember 2015 - PresentPersonally responsible for over 30 powered and non-powered employees in areas of responsibility ranging from receiving, shipping, re-warehousing, value added, customer orders and bulk fill, auditing, overnight rushes, and internal logistics. Emphasizing safety first, I actively supervise the operations and logistics of a high tempo and evolving 500,000 ft2 Distribution Center utilizing a variety of powered forklift equipment. I developed numerous process-improvement strategies and procedures using Lean principles and innovative thinking that furnished impressive spikes in production, accuracy, quality, efficiency, and morale. Experienced in numerous business software systems such as SAP, (WMS), Red Prairie, PeopleSoft (LMS), and MS PPT, Word, Excel and Outlook. I efficiently utilized theses systems to provide accurate inventory control, sales projections, forecasting, accuracy, accountability, de-confliction, shipments and deliveries, payroll, and employee counseling and administrative needs. Held accountable to selectively interview, appoint, and manage the training requirements of new hires; encompassing their duties, safety adherence in accordance with OSHA and ISO standards, and welfare. Responsible for writing all employee performance evaluations, thus recommending continual employment, re-training, or termination. Consistently maintained inventory accuracy above 96%. Greatly reduced inventory errors by reinforcing/ refining the procedural practices and through the development of new strategic business procedures that complies with ISO 9000/9001. Established a well-oiled team that continuously surpasses benchmark expectations and has broken the production record on two separate occasions; 25,000 cases, followed by a staggering 32,000 cases while still surpassing all other business objectives. Maintained 99% on-time delivery of shipments based on customer purchase orders and request. Instrumental in achieving a record low in cost-of-sales for the company.
Retired from US ARMY after 20 years of service.
Operations Sergeant MajorMarch 1996 - March 2016
Served in numerous leadership and management positions in combat and garrison, culminating as the Operations Sergeant Major and senior enlisted of Operations for the United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox. Coordinated training and daily operations for more than 8,500 cadets, 1,700 Soldiers, 1300 Department of the Army Civilians, and 230 contractors. Provided technical and strategic guidance, instruction and policy and procedural interpretation to assist others in meeting deadlines for crucial taskings and other requirements. Frequently served as the lead-trainer for critical training and played a key role in talent acquisition and retention. Developed new training strategies for over 1000 soldiers that prepared them for the rigors of combat operations. Served as the senior supply and logistics coordinator at the executive level. Revised and maintained the commands operation calendar and event synchronization. Conducted formal and precise weekly presentations to the CEO.
Directly responsible for the lives, morale, and welfare of over 200 employees while deployed.
Saved 30% of the allotted budget for the organization through constant resourcing and vetting.
Personally responsible for all operations, production, development, and analyzing of all key orders, strategic visions, and key correspondence issued to subordinate organizations.
Maintained 100% accountability of equipment valued of over $35 Million dollars.
Continually sought after to resource new equipment for the organization and Crisis Control Center to improve the functionality, staff coordination, and vetting of vital technological equipment which enhanced operations for the installation.
Commended for the development and the seamless operations of a state-of-the-art operations center and community crisis action team.
Lauded for being the best senior non-commissioned leader by superiors on every annual performance appraisal. Consistently earned the highest possible scores and ratings.