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Hirzel Canning Company & Farms (Northwood or Pemberville, OH) – Inventory Control Intern

The Inventory Control Intern is responsible for work order reporting, inventory verification, and inventory support for production planning. Goals to gain full understanding of inventory and production process as they impact the supply chain. This part-time internship will include exposure to all areas of supply chain management, and may include extra duties as time permits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

WORK ORDER MANAGEMENT

  • Consult with production supervisor and plant manager to generate work orders dependent on the production schedule published on Google Docs based on sales forecasts
  • Develop mechanisms to improve reporting accuracy of materials consumed, and train ingredient users on the proper methods of movement and storage of ingredients and materials
  • Report consumption of ingredients, packaging, dunnage, and recipes against work orders, and balance out inventories after consumption
  • Work with Purchasing Manager and Production Supervisor to define upcoming shortages and stay ahead of needs
  • Continuous improvement and updating of routing instructions by product to capture formulation notes and make routing pertinent to the production of the products
  • Update routing labor assignments to better reflect actual production activities and match work station/labor reporting

INVENTORY CONTROL

  • Keep LAS locations clean and free of incorrectly scanned and units not scanned and develop strategies to keep this from happening
  • Give feedback to Warehouse Supervisor when improper scans lead to reporting issues
  • Give feedback to Production Supervisor when improper recording of lots, units and quantities lead to reporting issues
  • Spot check packaging and ingredient inventories as requested to support operations

OTHER AREAS OF EXPOSURE

  • Interplant movement of supplies
  • Receiving incoming goods
  • Production costing
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Purchasing

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing a degree in Supply Chain or related field
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and other computer tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical, math, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals with varying educational levels and communication skills in plant and office
  • Must be able to work self-directed and within cross-functional teams

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reaching with hands and arms
  • Communication through speech and hearing and in writing
  • Daily requirements:
    • Bending, twisting, turning, reaching below the knee, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, standing, walking, sitting
  • Lifting requirements:
    • Will regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
    • Will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

NOTE:  The responsibilities and duties outlined in this document are not all-inclusive and are subject to change at the discretion of management based upon the needs of the company.  In the absence of key personnel, the Supervisor will assume responsibility to see the functions of this job are performed as required. Attendance on the job every day is essential to the efficient operation of the Company.

To Apply: CLICK HERE

Libbey (Toledo, OH) – Supply Chain Analyst, Inventory

Libbey is hiring a Supply Chain Inventory Analyst to join our materials planning team. This position is responsible for the business-wide management of inventory, including consolidation and analysis of Libbey’s global inventory forecast and related reporting.  This includes working with the regional supply chain teams to optimize inventory performance while balancing other key operational metrics. The Supply Chain Analyst will drive continuous improvement of key inventory metrics, ultimately helping the organization to achieve its inventory turn rate targets, as well as customer delivery targets.

Qualified candidates will have an ability to think analytically, be driven for success and have a high sense of urgency, be able to make rational decisions based on sound judgement and embrace a culture of collaboration and team work.

 Responsibilities:

  • Own & drive Libbey’s overall inventory management process with reporting, analysis, problem solving and action plans; this includes identifying, diagnosing, and dispositioning unhealthy, excess and obsolete inventory
  • Maintain the necessary reports and analysis to identify and drive the key areas of focus to improve key inventory KPI’s (turn rate, DIO, dollars, units, etc.), as well as ensure material availability to support customer delivery KPI’s
  • Consolidation, analysis, and control of the monthly global inventory forecast generated from the S&OP process
  • Development of inventory forecast for Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Long Range Strategic Plan (LRP)
  • Utilization of the inventory profile report to identify and drive improvement opportunities
  • Support the establishment of appropriate material replenishment strategies and monitor the strategies to ensure proper and effective use
  • Support the establishment of guidelines for material master settings and monitor the settings to ensure proper and effective use
  • Leadership of cross-functional teams to develop and implement inventory management actions, strategies and policies
  • Responsible for integrating key aspects of the inventory management process with other functional areas
  • Other analytical, reporting and project management support for the Materials Planning Team
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferred focus in supply chain, business analytics, logistics or operations management
  • Master’s degree in supply chain management or logistics a plus
  • APICS or other professional certification preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a materials / inventory management role
  • Experience within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment required; MS Dynamics preferred
  • Experience working with multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities desirable; plant operations experience a plus
  • Project management experience highly preferred
  • Strong reporting skills using Excel and other business intelligence tools, including SQL
  • Ability to provide effective root cause analysis, including actions to drive resolution
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

TO APPLY: Click HERE. (Link may show as broken, but it is not….we are working on this. – APICS Toledo)

June 2018 Newsletter

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Our Annual Meeting will be held June 19th at The Blarney Irish Pub.

We vote on new/returning Board Members, and set the agenda for the 2018-2019 year. All members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback, and we’d love to see some new faces on the Board! Get involved!

Once we finish up the Annual Meeting, we’ll be taking a short break until we start back up with our Fall Schedule of PDMs and Plant Tours!

From your 2017/2018 Board Members, enjoy your summer vacations!

May 2018 Newsletter

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We’ve got a plant tour coming up on May 24th at GKN Driveline in BG! Watch your email for flyers!

Our Annual Meeting will be held June 19th at The Blarney Irish Pub. We vote on new/returning Board Members, and set the agenda for the 2018-2019 year. All members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback, and we’d love to see some new faces on the Board! Get involved!

April 2018 Newsletter

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Join us at Poco Piatti on April 17th for our April PDM on Warehousing and the Internet of Things by Bryan Winters! Watch your email for flyers!

We’d like to know your interest another CDDP certification course. Email " target="_blank" rel="noopener">education@apicstoledo.org if you’d like to see that back again!

Therma-Tru Corporation (Butler, IN) – Material Analyst

Therma-Tru Doors is currently seeking a Material Analyst to join our supply chain team in our world-class manufacturing facility in Butler, IN.

Therma-Tru is the leading entry door brand most preferred by building professionals. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low maintenance Fypon® polyurethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc which includes Moen, MasterBrand, and Master Lock companies.

As the Material Analyst, you will collaborate with the Plant Operations, Distribution Center, Sourcing and Materials teams to create and execute service improvement and inventory management strategies that help Therma-Tru service their customers and achieve their financial metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

Inventory Management

  • Determine correct Min/Max levels for your categories and manage inventory accordingly
  • Lead the management of Slow Moving/Obsolete (SLOB) inventory in your category
  • Make suggestions for product rationalization using data and analysis techniques

Service Level Management

  • Lead backorder management within your category and provide proactive material availability updates to Materials and Customer Service team members
  • Manage expedite requests to ensure efficient production schedules or meet customer delivery dates
  • Meet CSI and Line Fill Rate goals
  • Demand Management
    • Create and analyze forecasts within your categories and monitor accuracy to actual sales/usage
    • Monitor market/customer trends and seasonal patterns and make forecast adjustments as needed

Purchase Order Management

  • Requisition/PO Maintenance
    • Promise date maintenance
  • Review/resolve receiving/invoice discrepancies
  • Review/resolve receiving/packing slip (ASN) discrepancies
  • Manage transactional activity between Therma-Tru and supplier
  • Responsible for supplier planning process for products assigned

 Requirements:

  • 2 – 5 years’ prior materials/demand planning/supply chain related experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Completed or nearing completion)
  • APICS or ISM certification preferred
  • Problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/responsibilities at the same time
  • MS Office experience, primarily in Excel
  • MRP/ERP experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, actively pursues and drives continuous improvement activities, and demonstrates strong leadership.

Candidates for positions with Therma-Tru must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including student visas.

TO APPLY: Click HERE.

March 2018 Newsletter

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Join us in networking with the members of the Institute of Supply Management at March’s PDM, e-Procurement and What It Means to a Global Organization! Watch your email for flyers!

We’d like to know your interest another CDDP certification course. Email " target="_blank" rel="noopener">education@apicstoledo.org if you’d like to see that back again!

Joint Meeting and PDM with the Instutite For Supply Management

e-Procurement and What It Means to a Global Organization

Please join us at The Gathering’s Anvil Whiskey Bar for a presentation by Missy Depinet, Manager of Indirect Spend at Cooper Tire & Rubber.

Join us for this joint networking event and PDM!

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30PM (Networking), 6:00-8:00PM (Dinner & Presentation)
The Gathering (upstairs at the Anvil Whiskey Bar), 114 E. Main Cross St., Findlay, OH 45840

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Cost: $25 for APICS Professional Members; $30 for Guests; $15 for Students (Unemployed Toledo Professional members attend for free)
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

RSVP Now!

February 2018 Newsletter

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Join us in networking with the members of the American Society for Quality at February’s PDM, Supplier Risk & Qualification in the Global Market! Watch your email for flyers!

We’d like to know your interest another CDDP certification course. Email " target="_blank" rel="noopener">education@apicstoledo.org if you’d like to see that back again!

January 2018 Newsletter

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We are starting January off right – with an Ice Cream Social PDM on January 24th! We’ll be sending out emails about this soon! This PDM is always well attended by a good mix of students and professionals, we hope to see you there!

Thank you to all our members who have attended PDMs and Plant Tours the past few months, we hope to see you at future events to help round out our Chapter’s year in June! If you have any suggests for topics or companies to tour, please let us know at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">programs@apicstoledo.org!