David A Behrendt, CPIM

DAB Industries, LLC Manufacturing Consultancy Specialist


We focus on developing a team or partnership approach with our clients, striving to develop Best Practices to improve and sustain high performance levels for organizations and their leaders.

We develop World Class competitive practices that help strengthen their bottom line. As a result, when people learn to use analysis (logic), instead of emotions while following a methodical approach to identify the cause and effect relationship between events and outcomes, they are much more adept at identifying obstacles, and changing their motivations to create a more productive outcomes and improving their performance.

We focus on both the strategic and tactical sides of the business aligning corrective actions with Company objectives, not just providing a list of how to’s. This ensures individuals are trained how to recognize problems, find root cause and take appropriate corrective action in a timely manner reducing company exposure & implementing Best Practices to prevent re-occurrence. www.dabindustries.com

CloseDegrees and Qualifications:

Bachelors in Materials & Logistics Management(Operations and Purchasing).

CPIM certified, Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing

Skills: Well respected, highly personable, strong communicator, versatile problem solver, works well alone or part of a team, comfortable at all levels. Proficient meeting demanding objectives under tight deadlines. Ability to analyze situations rapidly, reliable, resourceful, remains calm under pressure. A hands on manager, capable of driving “out-of-box” thinking, inspiring others and implementing change.


Professional Overview Plant Manager / Plant Operations manager Directed restructuring efforts for facilities experiencing extreme growth. Implemented Key Metrics and “Best Practices” to promote smooth transition, culture change & improved Union relations. Implemented succession planning, TPM, Safety & Visual Management practices driving continuous improvement. Responsible for Production, Materials, Quality assurance, Engineering and Maintenance. Direct P&L responsibility. Materials / Operations Manager Almost 10 years experience in Materials, Operations or in dual capacity role of Materials & Operations manager with Multi-Plant responsibility. Responsible for driving the restructuring efforts to regain profitability. Directed Material Scheduling, Master Planning, Purchasing, Production, Quality assurance, and Maintenance. Proven track record improving efficiency, reducing scrap, MUV, down time, over time, man power, and inventory levels while improving delivery performance, inventory integrity & Supplier performance rating. Helped implement and debug several MRPII, SAP, ERP,DRP,MAPICS and BPICS systems Proven Performance Record Across all Materials, Operations, Supply Chain and plant management functions. A cross functionally trained Staff manager possessing P&L experience and consistently exceeding company objectives generating significant savings in efficiency, scrap reduction, inventory, material cost, man power reductions, machine availability and transportation costs while improving morale and union relations. International Experience Extensive travel to Asia, developed plan, located, assessed Suppliers, assisted in their development and executed sourcing strategy generating $13 million savings.

Selected Achievements & Skills Plant Manager / Plant Operation manager Raised performance bar of team with hands on management style, coaching, and encouraging team to rise to the occasion and attack root causes, thinking outside the box, driving Best Practices and inspiring change. Implemented OEE and streamlined manufacturing operations, improving efficiency rates, reducing OT and man power. Developed new inventory model yielding $1.1 million in savings. Materials / Operations Manager A proven leader winning numerous recognition awards routinely throughout career. Won award for excellence in Lean activities, implementing Kanban system (reducing inventories $725K), again transforming inbound steel deliveries to JIT reducing inventories $2.9 million. Was recognized for reducing the materials cost content by $12 million (China Sourcing) and saving an additional $1 million in cost avoidance during die construction. Later being recognized by Corporate office for developing a procedure for cost recovery for Certified line shortages & line downs generated by supplier shortfalls. In addition, winning recognition for Crisis management protecting facility during Supplier fire.

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Languages: English

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Location: Southfield, Michigan  (Find on Google Maps)

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