As a Supply Chain Engineer at JBT, you will support the development and execution of end-to-end supply chain network management including: improvement activities, strategic process transformation, supply chain planning, inventory buffer design, demand management, supply chain performance, and logistics. You will also ensure linkage between process planning and execution to meet or exceed customer order to delivery market requirements while improving the business' financial results.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for performing work to achieve supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns, ensure supplier on-time delivery and improved order-to-delivery results
Communicate materials planning forecasts to the supply chain at least monthly to tie with JBT's production schedule
Serve as primary point of contact with supplies as it relates to order management and fulfillment for our business.
Develop and deploy the Supply Chain Planning Process, which develops the Plan for Every Part and Pull Replenishment methods for the production operation
Work extensively with suppliers on supply chain and material delivery planning by working backwards through the tier 2 and tier 3 supply base to identify and eliminate constraints
Work effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams in order to apply a supply chain planning process and lead team efforts to develop lean material flow plans for a facility, which may include implementing changes to supplier and factory inventory strategies
Gather and analyze data on facility demand and demand variability for each part required for production based on daily demand buckets. This role gathers and analyzes data about supplier shipping performance and variability % for each part number (both Time and Qty). This position develops material flow plans for all material coming into a facility for production as well as reviews, analyzes and cleans data prior to migration into the plant MRP.
Position is a key team member and will be called upon to lead deployment teams, in the execution of internal and external Pull Material Replenishment processes. This work involves using material replenishment analytical tools, establishing and sizing material supermarkets, working with pull trigger systems, enhancing communications throughout a material flow between the factory and suppliers. The incumbent should be able to work collaboratively with suppliers, buyers and factory leadership to develop optimized supply constraint solutions.
The position performs tactical and strategic work to reduce / eliminate supply chain constraints at both the supplier, facility and value stream level, working with a cross-functional team of personnel
Plan, direct, and monitor supply and logistics activities to ensure a cost-effective flow of inbound material from suppliers to production. Manage day-to-day supply and logistics activities to maximize the efficiency, reliability, timeliness, and cost effectiveness of the organization's supply chain. Activities may include: materials planning and control, procurement, inventory management, storage, warehousing, logistics, transport and distribution.
Coordinate with functional and operational area managers to ensure supply activities are integrated with other parts of the business.
Manage ongoing relationships with major suppliers to minimize costs and ensure satisfactory standards of service. Continually evaluate performance to ensure suppliers are meeting expectations including: monitoring the accuracy of data, history, performance to promised lead-times, quality of products delivered, economic orders quantities, and customer service performance goals. If there is a disconnect with meeting expectations, the Supply Chain Performance Engineer would partner with suppliers to implement corrective actions and try to improve the performance or assist in ending relations and ensuring a transition plan is in place as needed. Communicate KPIs of suppliers appropriately and escalate as needed.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company's discretion.