Chris Saylor

Warehousing & Distribution Executive

Logistics & Supply Chain Leader

Wal-Mart Logistics

Operations Manager

Senior Staff position responsible for implementing, monitoring, auditing, and enforcing company procedures and guidelines in distribution centers of 800,000 to 1.2 million square feet and with inventory over $54 million.  Conducted training for associates and supervisors, and provided resources, direction, and feedback to warehouse operations.  Analyzed records, reports, and other documents to ensure compliance, establish trends, develop strategies, and apply resources to reduce risks and improve operations.  Provided leadership to associates and supervisors, and ensured the welfare of more than eight-hundred warehouse associates and managers.  Monitored, evaluated, and reported on the quality performance of multi-site regional 3PL providers.


Associated Wholesalers, Inc.

Director of Distribution

Multi-site responsibility encompassing all of AWI’s co-op division distribution operations, including overall operational and financial performance. Leader to more than 550 union and non-union associates, with accountability for the management and supervisory teams at all sites.  Responsible for service to over 800 customers across multiple states, over 1 million square feet of distribution space, inventory exceeding $65 million, and weekly outbound volume of more than 1.2 million units.

Meijer Stores, Inc.

Distribution Manager

Responsible for all aspects of warehouse operations in a grocery distribution center, and for providing leadership, guidance, and support to supervisors of all functional areas.  Directly responsible for attainment of KPIs, ensuring efficient operations and productivity, and simultaneously employing continuous process improvement.  Duties included administration of all warehouse functions, maximizing workflow efficiencies, maintaining operational integrity, and performing in accordance with corporate policies and procedures and P&L objectives.  Full site responsibility for receiving, put-away, inventory, replenishment, order-filling, shipping, transportation, maintenance, human resources, labor relations, safety, compliance, and office operations.  

Chris Saylor's Logistics & Supply Chain Experience Summary

Champlain College

Master of Science in Law

University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology

University of Cincinnati
Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice Technology

Associated Wholesalers, Inc. | White Rose, Inc.

Head of Operations - Warehousing & Distribution

Key business partner to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and peer members of the executive team. Responsible for setting strategic direction and driving execution across the company’s entire warehousing and distribution network. Accountable for the overall financial and operations performance of all facilities, service to over 2,300 stores, and support of multi-billion dollar annual sales. Leader to more than 1,100 associates and their managers and supervisors..

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