Pania Parsian


Professional profile A self-motivated and creative Industrial Engineer with real-world experience in analyzing warehouse Operations Planning, and inventory processes; Finding opportunities to improve efficiency and develop best practices within the operations, Six Sigma Techniques, as well as Kaizen. Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize heavy workloads. Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Thrives in highly pressurized and challenging working environments. Adapts quickly to international working practices. IT & Technical • Proficient with MS Office including Project, Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Visio • Self-motivated, independent, team player requiring minimal supervision • Experienced with VBA, AutoCAD, Solid Works, MATLAB, PASW Statistics, C programming, HTML and Web-based Supply Chain Software Systems (SAP, JDA F&R, IMS, TMS, WMS, YMS, OM, LORP, DART, VMS and mainframe) Career summary Real Estate Agent • Assisting clients in finding and buying suitable properties for investing or development purposes • Assisting with negotiations between buyers and sellers In-stock position and inventory productivity • Implemented strategies that maximized the assigned business unit's overall inventory productivity and in-stock position, while maintained an optimal product flow strategy that were minimize distribution costs. • Coordinated activities between Vendors, Transportation, Distribution, Forecasting, Replenishment, Merchandising and Stores • Was Responsible for monitoring supply chain key performance indicators for all assigned product groups, and develop strategies that were improve overall in-stock position and inventory productivity. • Implemented inventory builds and exit strategies to ensure that inventory turn budgets are met or exceeded while consistently supporting Lowe's in-stock position • Conducted product flow analysis and implemented optimal supply chain decisions for an assigned business • Coordinated program plans for building and lumber materials in collaboration with Merchandise and Store Operations supporting all Stores as well as coordinating with Vendors, Distribution and Merchandising team to ensure order fulfillment accuracy and on-time delivery • Maintaining data integrity across Lowe's procurement systems to ensure order accuracy • Identifying and participating in cross-functional process improvements within the Supply Chain function Demand Planning • Owner of forecasts for seasonal (Lawn and Garden) products. • Performs core forecasting and data science functions for respective Merchandise Subdivisions. • Incorporates new item, promotional, weather and external factor insights into the demand plan. • Accountable for driving accuracy in operational sales forecasts. SKU Deployment • Provided awareness, context and guidance to internal and external supply chain partners with regards to capacity objectives, requirements and events that span annual, seasonal and weekly time horizons • Proactively applied continuous improvement methodologies to internal processes as well as cross functional processes and services to improve supply chain productivity to reduce costs • Utilized continuous improvement methods to enhance accuracy and reliability of Supply Chain planning processes, tools, and reporting to support organizational goals (i.e. capacity relief, DC productivity, etc.) Time studies • Created a model to calculate the actual operation's time in different stations for the purpose of setting the labor Standard, labor hours and SAP comparison. New network design • Used Microsoft MapPoint to find the lead time between vendors to THD DCs, and from the DCs to all stores • Analyzed a year's worth of Inbound gate in and gate out data from YMS to find shipment frequency trends • Extracted data from SAP to find the cubic volumes of articles • Incorporated the volume data with a year's sales figures for 30528 articles to 180 stores to determine shipping volume trends • Analyzed store appointment trends to formulate anticipated schedules for RDC Calgary • Analyzed sales trends for the 30528 articles to categories them (seasonal, new articles, discontinued, out of stock) • Created a matrix for weekly and monthly sales volumes for each article to each store • Analyzed the Find out which articles are offshore, Domestic, Crossborder Project Management, SOP Review - Joliet SDC and Vaughan RDC SOPs and Training Material • Compiled and merged both locations' SOPs by subject and subtopics • Using MS Project, manage timelines and resources to ensure the SOP Comparison Project progresses and all deadlines are met Slotting in preparation for Holiday and Spring events • Analyzed the quantities and dimensions of Holiday and Spring articles, then calculated optimal storage locations and pick paths Metaltech • Used VBA to automate calculation of the number of pallets required for Pick & Reserve locations for BDC articles over a 56-week sales cycle Report Validation • Validated the LORP (Logistics operations reports portal) reports from primary data sources (WMS, SAP, TMS, YMS) SAP Disposition opportunities • Found the SKUs in PT Area and did some analysis to see if it was the user mistake or if the SKU needed to be changed in SAP master file • Did analysis on the data from over 16 days to find out which user in each shift has made the most changes on WMS • Have done analysis to identity which SKUs has been changed the most and which Disposition types