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(Supply Planner, Inventory Planner, Logistics Planner, Demand Planner, Materials Planner)
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Forecasting of demand and the resulting inventory needs, optimization of inventory levels, tracking of stock movements, planning and tracking of inbound and outbound shipments.
Transportation, scheduling, inventory management, planning, MRP, lean management.
(Buyer, Purchaser, Procurement Officer)
Operational and strategic purchasing, supplier relationship management, materials requirements planning, materials management.
Procurement, scheduling, inventory management, planning, MRP, lean management.
(Logistics Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Performance Analyst)
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Forecasting and improvement of supply chain processes through data and performance analysis, identification of potentials for improvement and development of recommendations.
Analysis of supply chain performance, supply chain planning (JIT, MRP), statistical methods, logistics contracts and tariffs, process improvement, project management, lean management.
(Warehouse Operator, Production Line Operator, Transportation Operator)
Operate Material Handling Equipment, load and unload stock, pick and pack products, operate RF scanners, operate machines in production, assemble products, drive trucks, deliver products.
Supply chain planning, transportation, warehousing & safety, manufacturing
(Dispatcher, Warehouse Clerk, Supply Chain Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator)
Verify orders, arrange transport, manage traffic, allocate drivers, communicate with clients, coordinate workflows, take stock, make sure that incoming stock is unloaded/stored correctly, ensure compliance with safety standards.
Procurement, supply chain planning, transportation, warehousing & safety, manufacturing
(Logistics and Distribution, Warehouse, Production Supervisor/Manager)
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Co-ordinate supply chain processes over the whole value chain, responsible for warehousing, transportation, logistics and distribution and monitoring the flow of materials and products.
Value chain, inventory- and demand management, MRP, warehousing & logistics, WMS, VMI, dispatching, safety & security, procurement, SC strategy, Lean and Six Sigma, SC sustainability, stakeholder- and team management
|Master Scheduling Manager|| >|
Creating, implementing and optimizing / maintaining the master schedule for selected materials and / or products.
Demand management and forecasting, supply planning, master planning, MRP, S&OP, capacity management, scheduling, SC strategy, procurement, Lean and Six Sigma, SC sustainability
|Materials Manager|| >|
Responsible for the material inventory and flow throughout the whole supply chain of a company.
Value chain, inventory- and demand management, MRP, warehousing & logistics, WMS, VMI, dispatching, safety & security, procurement, service level agreements, SC strategy, Lean and Six Sigma, SC sustainability
|Supply Chain Manager|| >|
Define the supply chain strategy, define, implement and steer all supply chain activities with a focus on infrastructure, logistics, SC synchronization and performance. Often international scope of activities.
Warehousing, transportation, distribution, logistics, SC synchronization, risk management, SC sustainability, procurement, Lean and Six Sigma, project management, stakeholder management, NLP, leadership
|Supply Chain Executive|
(Director / VP / SVP Supply Chain)
Define, build-up and lead the supply chain department in a company, responsible for all supply chain activities, responsible for the overall supply chain strategy.
Understanding of all SC competences as well as legal and finance, SC strategy, Lean & Six Sigma, project- and risk management, stakeholder management, NLP, leadership