June 2017 Print

Featured Supply Chain News

Food Service Industry Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation

Restaurant industry sales in the United States are expected to reach $799 billion in 2017. That’s a lot of burgers, chicken, fries, salads, burritos and milkshakes!

While top line revenue growth is moderate, the market research company NPD Group reports that U.S. foodservice traffic actually declined in 2016. One of the key factors is changing consumer tastes. Market research company Datassential found that America’s top 300 chain restaurants and convenience stores introduced a staggering 5,113 new menu items over the past 12 months in the effort to appeal to changing consumer tastes.  “What is interesting is not the types of items that are new, what’s in them,” said Jack Li, who is a member of the Datassential research team.  According to Datassential, chain restaurants have been betting on trendy ingredients including kale and quinoa, items you never would have found on a chain restaurant menu just a few years ago.

Larry Oberkfell, President and CEO of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) sees this as a wake-up call for the industry.  “The consumer votes with their feet and if we are to win their dollar then all players in the supply chain must work together to give them what they want. And there is a lot at stake to do so.  The food service industry is the second largest private employer in the United States and counts nearly 15 million among its workforce (10% of the overall U.S. workforce).”

IFMA, together with HAVI, a supply chain management firm with deep expertise in food service, and Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, are orchestrating a Supply Chain Optimization initiative. The initiative is the first of its kind in the foodservice industry and is bringing together the biggest brands and suppliers as part of the initiative.  Their collective objective is to evaluate how to optimize supply chain practices across all of the key stakeholders and to address how the movement of foods from farm to fork can bring new offerings to meet changing consumer tastes.

Read the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevitasek/2017/06/05/food-service-industry-collaboration-will-drive-supply-chain-transformation/#2153b45b5f70

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Upcoming Events

Statistical Alignment of Master Data – Vol. 2: Bigger Data

About the Speaker:

Rohit Parangath CPIM, CSCP, CLTD is the Head of ERP Processes at MilliporeSigma (Merck KGaA, Germany). He joined the company in 2007 and has held various positions in Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning and Supply Chain Strategy.

Rohit has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions during his employ with MilliporeSigma. Other than his regular duties he also holds SAP Key User responsibilities for Production Planning, Business Warehouse, APO Supply Network Planning, APO Demand Planning and SAP Information Steward.

He grew up in Bangalore, a metropolitan city in southern India and received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore in 2003. He completed his Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, focusing in Supply Chain Management, from Syracuse University, New York in 2006. Rohit received his CPIM certification in 2011, CSCP in 2012 and CLTD in 2016.

Rohit has been an APICS member since 2005 and a board member of the APICS San Diego Chapter since 2012.

What you will learn:

While Vol. 1 of this PDM series covered Safety Stocks, this episode delves into lot sizing, forecast strategy and inventory control policies.

  • Inter-dependencies between supply chain master data elements
  • Mass calculation of Supply Chain parameters
  • Using an advanced model of the ABC-XYZ analysis matrix.
  • Statistically managing outliers in your demand data.
  • Effectively analyzing lot sizing policies.
  • Alternatives to the Economic Production Quantity (EPQ).
  • Power of 2 production lot sizing policy
  • Segmental analysis of Supply Chain KPIs.

 

Tickets:

$38.00 [Non-Member]
$40.00 after 05:30 pm June 12

$28.00 [APICS Member]
$30.00 after 05:30 pm June 12

Space is limited, register today at: http://apics-sd.org/meetinginfo.php?id=109

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Education Spotlight

CLTD – Summer Wednesdays [ Carlsbad]

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation assess individuals based on a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.

Earning the CLTD credential makes you a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills. The CLTD will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

This 10-week (4 hours per week) course will guide students through the APICS CLTD Learning System.

The new APICS CLTD exam consists of eight content areas. To earn the CLTD certification, you must master each of the following:

Module 1: Logistics and Supply Chain Overview

  •         Logistics Fundamentals
  •         Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain
  •         Lean Logistics

 

Module 2: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

  •         Aligning Supply and Demand
  •         Translating Demand into Capacity Planning
  •         Demand Management
  •         Sourcing and Procurement of Inventory

 

Module 3: Supply Chain Improvements and Best Practices

  •         Customer Relationship Management
  •         Order Management
  •         Customer Service Management

 

Module 4: Inventory and Warehouse Management

  •         Inventory Management in Logistics
  •         Inventory Management Methods
  •         Inventory Control
  •         Warehousing Strategy and Management
  •         Packaging and Materials Handling

 

Module 5: Transportation

  •         Transportation Fundamentals
  •         Modes of Transportation
  •         Transportation Management

 

Module 6: Global Logistics Considerations

  •         Infrastructure and System
  •         Regulations
  •         Customs Clearing and Documentation
  •         Finance and Payment Options
  •         Currency and Tax Considerations

 

Module 7: Logistics Network Design

  •         Facilities Planning
  •         Distribution Network Design
  •         Risk Management

 

Module 8: Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

  •         Reverse Logistics
  •         Sustainability

 

The registration fee for this course includes the APICS CLTD Learning System materials and on-line tools.

Please note that fees for taking the CLTD exam is separate and has to be booked via Pearson Vue.

Tickets

$1,700.00 [APICS Member]
$1,750.00 after 12:00 am June 14

$1,900.00 [Non-Member]
$1,950.00 after 12:00 am June 14

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Milton's Baking Company is known for its signature lines of delicious and nutritious crackers, snacks and fresh bread products that are carefully prepared from special recipes using the finest natural, organic and non-GMO ingredients We believe in creating moments of delight in every bite. Milton’s is focused upon crafting higher quality foods that enhance the well-being of consumers, providing crave-able products that make healthy eating a gourmet experience.

Due to our continued growth, we need to hire a Supply Chain and Logistics Lead. Reporting to the Manager, Supply Chain, this newly created position will be responsible for maintaining product and packaging inventories at levels that allow us to fill orders completely and on time. The successful candidate will have at least 2 - 4 years progressively responsibilities proactively identifying and resolving issues, reporting on order status, and effectively communicating and sharing real-time information with internal team members, customers and suppliers to ensure an efficient order flow and supply chain.
 
To be considered for this position, candidates must have 2 - 5 years total work experience in progressively responsible supply chain, inventory management, logistics or order processing positions, preferably in a manufacturing environment. An eye for detail is critical in this position, along with the ability to work quickly and with a high degree of accuracy while keeping up with the volume of orders.
 

Essential Functions

The successful candidate for this role not only knows how to manage the flow of orders and inventory, but is also extremely organized and resourceful. By comparing and verifying data from several sources, the status of orders is updated, issues that directly impact the business and increase customer satisfaction are quickly resolved. Key responsibilities include:

  • Process and or review sales orders received via mail, telephone, e-mail, EDI and online ordering.
  • Enter details of the order on the company’s computing system and verify pricing, terms and product requirements.
  • Review inventory availability and/or production schedules, arrange logistics and transportation.
  • Take action to resolve unfilled or orders that cannot be filled, escalating if necessary to ensure at-risk orders (short or late) are communicated, dealt with properly and prioritized.
  • Advise the team/escalate issues that may impact customers and relationships.
  • Send acknowledgment of order status to the customer and email or phone with updates on order fulfillment and delivery.
  • Enter updates and provide information on order status to customers and sales team.
  • Work with manager to forecast demand for product by analyzing data from a variety of sources and systems.
  • Manage inventory of products and packaging to a level consistent with the forecast.
  • Calculate and communicate freight schedules to carriers, including freight quantities and shipping destinations, and follow orders to ensure on-time delivery to customers.
  • Use shipper websites to initiate orders and track/monitor status to final destination, responding, resolving, and escalating any issues as needed.
  • Ensure optimal customer service by verifying pricing information and suggesting additional products.
  • Maintain order processing procedures while balancing priorities during peak times; must be able to problem-solve and triage issues quickly and decisively.
  • Use industry and product knowledge to enter orders accurately in system, check inventory levels, and optimize product shipments.
  • Quickly assimilate and verify information; recognize how multiple SKUs, UPCs and item numbers relate to each other.
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with sales team, freight companies, warehouses, and customers to ensure orders are fulfilled accurately and delivered on time.
  • Provide feedback to team to improve service and related processes.
  • Resolve pricing and purchase order discrepancies.
  • Analyze and reconcile data to ensure numbers "tic and tie."
  • Use Excel to perform ad hoc analysis as needed and to provide recommendations.
  • Generate monthly reports indicating orders and metrics that quantify logistic and order activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma, GRE, or equivalent experience; some college and/or accounting/supply chain courses or an Associate's or Bachelor's degree are a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with APICs certification
  • General knowledge of overall order processing cycles from consumer packaged goods or similar industries is required, along with 3 - 5 years total experience working in similar positions and industries, with at least two years of experience working in a customer service, inventory management, logistics or other related roles using EDI. ;
  • High level math skills required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical.
  • Computer skills are required, including the ability to compose professional and clear email communications using Microsoft Outlook, and conduct ad hoc analysis using Excel.
  • Prior experience working in similar roles that require autonomy, critical thinking skills, and professional judgment.
  • Demonstrated track record developing strong professional relationships with customers, sales, warehouses and shippers.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task and solve problems under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • High level of detail management, strong organizational skills, and follow-through required to ensure order accuracy; highly analytical, detail-oriented, spots and corrects errors quickly.
  • Strong work ethic required, including professionalism, diplomacy and integrity.
  • Motivated, self-directed and resourceful; solves issues independently after being trained on tasks and processes.
  • ability to prioritize and organize work and documents to meet timelines with accurate information quickly.
  • A "can-do" attitude, along with the ability to assist with tasks and projects in addition to regular job duties is required.
  • Understands workflow, including how actions upstream affect downstream results; uses this knowledge to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Effective, clear and pleasant communication style (written and verbal)
  • Prior experience working in smaller, entrepreneurial business environments
  • Strong Excel skills, Microsoft Office and Outlook skills.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required.

 

Compensation

  • Hourly rate based on experience
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 10 Days Accrued Paid Vacation Annually
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Matching 401(k) Plan
  • 100% Employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage (dependents may be added at the employee's cost)
  • Company paid life and LTD
  • Collegial Work Environment

 

No Submissions from Recruiters or Agencies will be Accepted

 

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Company Overview

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration, over the past 10 years Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing the best of the best together under a single umbrella. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.

As part of the Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne RD Instruments revolutionized the industry through the development of the first acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) and continues to be a global leader in acoustic Doppler innovations used for current profiling and precision navigation.  Our game changing technology has allowed tens of thousands of scientists, engineers and researchers to explore and understand our world’s oceans, rivers and streams in a way that was previously thought impossible.  With a staff of more than 150 scientists, engineers, technicians, and sales and support personnel, the company's San Diego-based global headquarters is an 80,000 square-foot ISO-9001:2008 facility that includes state-of-the art engineering, laboratory, manufacturing, and test areas.

For more information, visit our website at www.teledynemarine.com.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email teledynerecruitment@teledyne.com or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

 

Position Summary and Responsibilities

General Overview

The Supply Chain Analyst Intern actively participates as a member of the Supply Chain Team and gains valuable hands-on experience within the field of study. Assignments and projects are designed to improve demand and forecast analysis/reporting for the purposes of increasing operational excellence, competitive advantage and customer satisfaction. The intern provides detailed demand analysis reporting and recommends forecast models for product lines/models (including implementation once approved).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reviews historical demand data, identifies trends and analyzes each product line/model at multiple levels of aggregation and multiple time horizons
  • Creates a demand plan for designated product line/model
  • Supports end-to-end supply chain, capacity planning process and order fulfillment for designated product line/model
  • Reports demand analysis findings using charts, tables and graphs to support operations planning process through analytics
  • Develops statistical forecast models based on historical data:
    • Gathers, validates and analyzes data
    • Develops statistical forecasting models
    • Reviews results and applies error analysis to make final suggestions
    • Develops and runs ad-hoc scenario analyses as needed
  • Evaluates and reports forecast results:
    • Reconciles variances on a monthly basis and refines forecast models
    • Monitors trends in forecast error
    • Identifies error driver
    • Provides monthly report on findings
    • Finalizes forecast models for product line/model
  • Sets up forecast model and reporting formats for each product line/model
  • Other duties/projects as assigned

 

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Junior or senior level college student actively pursuing a degree in business management, supply chain management, or related field from an accredited university
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • APICS/ISM or other forecasting certification is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of financial and operational impacts
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint is required
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all teams and levels of business affecting the forecasting process
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of demand planning software is a plus
  • Knowledge of manufacturing assembly processes is a plus
  • Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)

 

***Relocation and/or housing is not available for this position.  Student should be in a commutable distance to Poway, CA, with reliable transportation during the Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 sessions.  This position has the possibility to extend to full-time during the Summer 2018 session.

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Company Overview

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration, over the past 10 years Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing the best of the best together under a single umbrella. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.

As part of the Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne Impulse designs and manufactures highly reliable electrical and optical interconnection systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. We specialize in dry mateable, wet mateable, and underwater mateable standard products, as well as custom product interconnect solutions. From miniature underwater sensor connectors to large vehicle systems, Teledyne Impulse has created many innovative connection solutions.

For more information, visit our website at www.teledynemarine.com.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email  teledynerecruitment@teledyne.com or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

Position Summary and Responsibilities

General Overview

The Senior Buyer performs a wide variety of purchasing activities in support of achieving organization goals. Responsible for managing assigned commodities and supplier bases for Teledyne Marine companies within the San Diego region and supporting site purchasing activities as needed. This position is responsible for reviewing demand requirements, analyzing stock and delivery schedules, and executing purchase releases as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for soliciting quotations, engaging in pricing, delivery, and stocking negotiations.
  • Develop strategic partnerships and employ Lean and Kanban practices in the development of Teledyne Impulse’s supply chain.
  • Execute the purchases of electronic components and assemblies, machined parts, cabling, and other items as it pertains to manufacturing operations.
  • Participate in research and development projects, Material Review Board and product development teams.
  •  Analyzes demand data for quantity ordering and delivery scheduling utilizing MRP, kanban usage, and supplier agreements.
  • Complies with all ISO and SOX regulations in addition to corporate and company policies and procedures.
  • Continually evaluates company processes and best practices, identifies areas for improvement & working with manager, updates procedures for review and consideration.
  • Adheres to and promotes the core values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Completes tasks and special projects as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree and/or completion of a professional certificate program, such as university extended studies, APICS, AME, or ISM certification is highly preferred
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a purchasing professional in an electronics manufacturing environment, preferably high-mix environment.
    • Previous purchasing experience in Electronics, metal and/or plastic fabrication is preferable
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data and effectively communicate judgments/decisions based on that data to others
    • Intermediate skill in all MS Office applications
    • Demonstrated experience using ERP systems for planning and procurement
    • Demonstrated understanding of the relationship of transactions in ERP for materials movement in purchasing, planning and accounting
    • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing documentation and interpretation of technical drawings
    • Strong demonstrated understanding of manufacturing assembly processes
    • Demonstrated leadership skills that bring positive influence to peers and promote team work
    • Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)

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Company Overview

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration, over the past 10 years Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing the best of the best together under a single umbrella. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.

As part of the Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne Impulse designs and manufactures highly reliable electrical and optical interconnection systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. We specialize in dry mateable, wet mateable, and underwater mateable standard products, as well as custom product interconnect solutions. From miniature underwater sensor connectors to large vehicle systems, Teledyne Impulse has created many innovative connection solutions.

For more information, visit our website at www.teledynemarine.com.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email  teledynerecruitment@teledyne.com or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

Position Summary and Responsibilities

General Overview

The Senior Production Planner manages, reviews, and maintains production schedules for all work centers within the facility to ensure that the master production schedule is being executed, effective capacity planning is ensured, accurate inventories are maintained, and shipments are made on time to meet the customer needs. This position works closely with operations, process and product engineering, sales, purchasing, and accounting to ensure that customer needs and organizational objectives are met.  Working with production supervisors and purchasing, labor issues, material issues, and machine capacity must continually be balanced and communicated to management.  This position supports material requirements at all levels (i.e., finished goods, subassemblies, and raw material.  These objectives include on time delivery, product quality, maintaining acceptable cost models, and minimizing inventory levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Schedule all product line processes, utilizing the ERP system, including priorities for two shifts to ensure continues material and production flow.
  • Schedule all work stations in the Post Molding Operations department using ERP system.
  • Coordinate and plan materials requirements for new product introductions, including review of new BOM’s and cut-in dates for build verification and production units.
  • Proactively review material supply and demand to determine push/pull actions appropriate to impact manufacturing MPS and supply MRP exception messages.
  • Review material shortages, stock outages, and safety stock levels, coordinate activities for materials availability and production schedule to meet customer requirements.
  • Capacity analysis for specific functional areas.
  • Communicate with the Purchasing Department to coordinate incoming materials to fit scheduling needs.
  • Project monthly revenue based on schedule for a rolling 3-month period.
  • Help facilitate inventory turns with JIT/KANBAN disciplines.
  • Assume active role in daily production meetings and support of sales and customer requirements.
  • Communicates any risk of schedule compliance to management and supervisors which could be component related, machine down, capacity situations, etc.
  • Resolves day-to-day issues concerning scheduling and inventory discrepancies.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience

    • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Operations, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering or comparable discipline.
    • Requires at least 5 years of production planning in a technical manufacturing environment.
    • APICS, AME or ISM certification preferred.
    • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, 6S, and Kaizen required.
    • Working knowledge of ISO preferred.
    • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite and ERP/MRP.
    • Possess functional knowledge of support department operations (Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Procurement, etc.).
    • Understands the manufacturing process of technical products and electromechanical systems.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated success working in a team environment.
    • Excellent organizational skills to balance priorities.
    • Understanding of all product documentation required to produce the product to specification.
    • Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)

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