Roger Deffo Tagne

Army 92A E-5, Active Duty

New York, NY

Years of Service: 4 years, June 2006 - June 2010


Consultations, NYU Langone ,
July 2019 - Present

Director Distribution Center, CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide,
February 2019 - May 2019

Assistant Operations Manager and IFS Super User, APM Terminals,
October 2015 - February 2019


Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology,
September 2015 - December 2017

Work Experience

Consultations July 2019 - Present

NYU Langone New York, NY, USA

  • Prepared and provided speech on Supply Chain Management to MBA class at New York Institute of Technology. (by invitation)
  • Worked with Gourmet Boutique in their Warehouse, Production, Shipping and Receiving to improve the supply chain management processes and created metrics to improve quality control.
  • Worked with NYU Langone Hospital in their Supply Chain Management department through Nexera a healthcare consulting firm in strengthening NYU Langone Hospital’s material receiving processes and implementing best practices.

Director Distribution Center February 2019 - May 2019

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide New York, NY, USA

  • Met all statutory, donor and governmental (DSCSA) compliance requirements comprehensively and timely; responded to all compliance audits, investigations and partner enquiries.
  • Provided accurate, complete and timely financial and operational information and data/trend analyses to the CFO and senior management for decision-making purposes.
  • Created and Maintained all internal controls as a result safeguarded inventory, procurement, organizational asset, and provided support for fundraising.
  • Provided adequate business processes, reporting templates and systems support, together with requisite supply chain management capacity building and training to CMMB country offices as needed.
  • Developed the operations’ key performance indicators (KPIs) in order to drive improvement in warehouse - inventory management, Procurement processes.
  • 100% review and revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implementation as a result, improvement in safety, service quality, and procurement processes.
  • Maintained CMMB distributor licensing; created and maintained 100% of compliance documentation.

Assistant Operations Manager and IFS Super User October 2015 - February 2019

APM Terminals Elizabeth, NJ, USA

  • Partnered with Finance on ensuring we have provisions in place and on obtaining write-off approvals.
  • Maintained 100% of the record of the life cycle of the electronic components of RTG, CRANE, Top Loaders used on the terminals for the operations as result, purchased the parts when needed on time.
  • Developed and maintained good relationship with vendors overseas and local by evaluating competitive bid proposals and by providing recommendations.
  • Developed an excel model that tracks the high value stock Keeping Unit (SKU), as a result, a considerable reduction of the inventory shrinkage. The accuracy moved from 68% to 98% in six months.
  • Set up the strategic inventory levels in order to prevent overstocking as a result, the cost saving in storage was $300 000 in 2017.
  • Kept 100% update of the master data and collaborated with the demand and supply planning teams to optimize and balance the inventory while helping the business deliver on key metrics.
  • Maintained all vendors’ master data by managing the vendor process, by negotiating contract or purchase order terms as a result, the Just In Time inventory process increased by 25%.
  • Oversaw the company Inventory for the East Coast Region which covers 5 warehouses on the Terminal with 5 Managers and 11 Union employees.

Inventory Control Supervisor August 2014 - October 2015

The Coca-Cola Company Carlstadt, NJ, USA

  • Allocated necessary space for stock rotation throughout the warehouses.
  • Implemented a clean and safe working environment adhering to OSHA, hazardous and corporate safety procedures.
  • Partnered with all sale and distribution departments to handle 100% of customers' issues and problems related to inventory and distribution.
  • Monitored and managed at risk stock by overseeing the management of aging and excess stocks, by controlling the inventory levels as well as management of excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Coordinated and managed daily physical counts (Cycle count and wall to wall count).
  • Timely updated the master data by researching root cause of inventory variances, communicate findings and implement inventory process improvement.
  • Conducted daily inventory analysis to eliminate variances as a result, the accuracy moved from 89% to 97%.
  • Supervised 3 shifts of inventory operation with 6 members of management team and 114 union employees.

Production Supervisor August 2010 - December 2011

ImageFirst Clifton, NJ, USA

  • Monitored and assured plant was operating within OSHA, BBP and Universal Precaution guidelines and standards.
  • Scheduled, and ensured maintenance and repairs are completed to maximize efficiency.
  • Motivated, trained production team, and improved their daily achievements.
  • Planned production by controlling the inventory levels of materials as well as the management of excess products.
  • Analyzed and prepared the manpower / labor, material availability in order to satisfy the production based on demand.
  • Conducted 100% analysis of the root cause of productivity missed as a result, drove improvements to customer experience.
  • streamlined production processes, as a result, kept costs down, decreased errors, met deadlines.

Team Leader Logistics Department June 2006 - June 2010

Army | 92A | E-5 | Killeen, TX, USA

  • Provided logistics support to Quartermaster Supply Company.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Positioned the organization to achieve the vision and mission of the organization's higher headquarters.
  • Maintained the accountability and serviceability of heavy transportation equipment: (10k forklifts, transportation vehicle and trailers in excess of $ 20,500,000
  • Tracked shipments of sensitive material.
  • Negotiated with outside contractors the transportation of equipment and perishable items in accordance with the country policy and regulations.
  • Allocated resources to meet the needs of all transportation requests.
  • Worked closely with other logistics sections to coordinate efforts and minimize cost.
  • Displayed a sound understanding of the effect of external influences on the mission and organization.
  • Maintained 100% team efficiency by establishing proper metrics to measure results.

Logistics Manager March 2003 - March 2004

Medair Switzerland (Heath care Humanitarian Organization) Switzerland, Europe

  • Prepared and presented monthly shipping and receiving supplies activities.
  • Implemented the Supply Chain Management process in Congo, Kenya and Uganda in accordance with the organization procedure and policy and, the local authority.
  • Used SAP to run and analyze different Supply Chain Management reports such as breakage report, case volume, at risk stock, out of stock report, load out summary report, as a result improved productivity.
  • Coordinated with Inventory Coordinators based remotely for all inbound and outbound traffic, consignments tracking including imports and customs.
  • Created and delivered on key Supply Chain KPIs and monitored them on a regular basis.
  • Developed metrics to measure results such as OTIF (On Time In Full), lead time.
  • Allocated grant to divers projects and ensured proper management of aging and excess stocks.
  • Maximized value creation throughout the supply chain using data analysis.
  • Coordinated all logistics aspects of the mission with a focus on building the capacity of the national staff and improving the quality of the service provided. Supported fundraising program and managed hospitality.
  • Developed transportation/distribution strategy by minimizing costs as a result the waste was decrease by 6%.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost


Korea Defense Service Medal

June 2010

National Defense Service Medal

June 2010

Army Achievement Medal

June 2009

Good Conduct Medal

June 2009

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

June 2009

Training and Certifications

A35 Air compressor CERT# 90241621 issued by NYC Fire Dept.

March 2019


Master of Business Administration, Management - Marketing

New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA

September 2015 - December 2017 , GPA: 3.59

Masters of Science, Transportation Management and Planning

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

June 2013 - August 2014 , GPA: 3.40