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Logistics Supply Manager

Three Locations:  Avilla IN,  Livonia GA, Windsor Ontario


Description/Summary:

Reports to Director, Integrated Supply Chain.  Responsible for the overall management of material flow as well logistics strategy to directly support client’s overall strategy and support all operations. This position will also be responsible for reviewing and renovating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – finding more innovative ways to measure and report.

Responsibilities:

bulletDesign and implement improved material flow within company operations to support manufacturing/assembly and enhance inbound/outbound freight processes.
bulletDesign and implement improved material flow to support responsible delivery to OEM’s.
bulletDevelop and implement best practices for the supply base and North America operations. Areas of focus include POP initiative, self-billing, sequenced deliveries, and use of ERP/EDI/ASN systems common to the automotive component business.
bulletEvaluate and identify potential opportunities for improvements including: increased delivery frequencies, creation of milk-runs, consolidations and scheduling of inbound material, and production scheduling (ERP)
bulletProvide transportation costing and evaluation for products shipping domestically and internationally, supporting North America quote activity.
bulletSupport  enterprise efforts during carrier bids, negotiations, and implementation processes.
bulletManage site specific issues and concerns regarding carriers and internal/external logistics operations.
bulletDirect and/or maintain site supplier and packaging database for all site locations.
bulletAbility to identify packaging vs. transportation efficiencies that fit plant manufacturing strategies.
bulletAbility to identify areas of improvements and optimize warehousing operations & activities based upon manufacturing needs and requirements.
bulletIdentify problem areas unable to be solved at the plant level, and lead resolution.
bullet Evaluate, plan, and execute changes in distribution center operations to meet.
bulletWork directly with all levels of management and departments to identify, prioritize and execute improvements in supply chain process.
bulletAct as a liaison between Material Managers to collect/generate improvement ideas.

Education:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field.

Position Requirements:
• At least 5 years progressive management experience in Supply Chain or Materials Management
• Extensive work with an integrated ERP system
• Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment
• Experience developing or assistance in developing strategic operating plans in materials, supply-chain and operations

Competencies:
• Business Acumen
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Action Oriented
• Functional/Technical Skills
• Organizational Agility
• Strategic Agility

License and Certification Requirements:
• APICS and/or CPM certification strongly encouraged

 

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