Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.
The Supply Chain Manager’s function is to protect manufacturing capacity by ensuring purchase and delivery of products and components to the right place at the right time. The role is responsible for implementing Lean Manufacturing
strategies in the procurement, inbound logistics, storage and to ensure delivery on time with a quality level that meets or beats the customer’s expectation. Also responsible for reducing and managing inventory levels and improving operational
efficiency. This includes the definition of material needs and budget recommendations to support plant operations.
• Achieve operational efficiency through the management of all purchasing, inbound logistics (currently not
part of duties) receiving, warehousing, material movement, sourcing and supplier relations.
• Develop and maintain processes that expose defects or process gaps within or that affect Supply Chain activities. Drive improvement activities to eliminate all areas of waste based upon data and information collected. Work with functional areas to explain the impact their process deficiencies have upon the Supply
Chain and monitor the functional areas progress in resolving the deficiency.
• Design and manage the plant processes required to effectively and efficiently flow material from receipt to the point of use. This requires a Plan for Every Part (PFEP) which includes but is not limited to receiving and
incoming inspection practices, line support and replenishment of components, warehousing and picking of
material, optimization of inventory, kitting, movement of material to outside suppliers, etc. warehousing and
planning/control of inventory, controlling inventory costs and ensuring proper line storage locations and
• Design and manage the plant cycle count process to ensure that the integrity of the inventory system is
maintained and provides inventory accuracy in excess of 95%.
• Develop and maintain processes that esures the timely procurement of all raw material, components, subassembly
and MRO items required for production needs in collaboration with the corporate buying team.
Measure and monitor the plant procurement team to insure they are providing sufficient visibility to the
supply base so that materials are delivered on time to meet production needs.
• Develop methodology to monitor supplier performance in the on-time delivery of goods and services that
meet Great Dane specifications. Work closely with Corporate Category Managers to insure adequate source
of supply. Work closely with Category Managers and Corporate Director of Quality to develop and monitor
supplier selection criteria and on-going supplier quality performance. Select and develop the supply-base and
manage any supplier performance difficulties that may arise.
• Provide proper training for employees so as to follow OSHA rules and GD Safety policies for working at GD,
especially in the use of material handling equipment and the handling of hazardous materials.
• Maintain excellent housekeeping and organization in all areas that are “owned” by the Supply Chain group
both inside and outside the plant.
• Ensure that a process is in place to monitor the effective and efficient use of material handling equipment.
Work with the plant ME Manager to ensure that proper material handling equipment is planned for and
capital spending is appropriated. Work with plant Facility Manager to ensure that a proper preventative
maintenance program is in place and followed for all material handling equipment. Oversee equipment
availability and maintenance.
• Develop and maintain an effective process for the scheduling of the plant’s fabrication and subassembly
departments. Work with the Operations Manager in monitoring on-time performance of fab operations,
including the proper reporting of work order completions and investigation of any work order variances.
Provide for rough-cut capacity planning to minimize and eliminate any capacity constraints. Fab Planning –
ensure work orders are generated and issued to fab shop in a timely manner to meet production schedule.
Monitor fab shop performance and any work order variances.)
• Implement and support LEAN management philosophies as they relate to Supply Chain Management.
• Utilize ERP Systems to drive improvement throughout the plant.
• Coordinate annual Physical Inventory.