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.



$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.


$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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At Hologic, we’re an innovative medical technology company that enables healthier lives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows, which is why we’ve been able to expand our offerings to empower even more people and champion women’s health 

None of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust, science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipeline that responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities.
While we focus on women’s health and well-being, we are committed to having an even broader benefit on the world. Together, we advocate for better health and wellness through solutions that provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind.
Job Summary:
Responsible for global demand/supply management and distribution of assigned materials to support the North American Service Fleet. Demand Management includes capturing all demand to plan forecasts, safety stock, planned stocking levels and life cycle management. Supply includes the procurement and timing of deliveries to maximize service levels while balancing inventory and distribution costs. Role ensures customer delight, efficient processes and reduction of equipment downtime.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs. 
  • Monitors historical demand data, identifies trends and analyzes assigned product line at multiple levels of aggregation and time horizons
  • Creates a demand plan including coordination of Trunk Stock, Preventative Maintenance (PM) spares, Repairable and Serialized parts with Service partners
  •  Monitors unfulfilled shipments and status to ensure that part delivery service levels of 95% are achieved
  •  Assists in preparing monthly metrics reports for departmental performance
    • Reports demand analysis findings using charts, tables and graphs to support spares planning process through analytics
  • Utilize IS solutions (Oracle, Agile, Qlickview, etc.) to streamline Spare Parts fulfilment processes
  • Respond to inquiries on order status and parts information as required.
  • Assists with 3rd Party Partners (Grifols/Distributors) in Demand/Order Management and Supply Chain activities.
  • Partner with Third-Party Logistics (3PL) suppliers to maintain planned stocking levels in Center of Supply as well as field depot locations. Generate Internal Sales Orders (ISO’s) for efficient movements accordingly
  • Works closely with Engineering on life cycle management and maintenance of SPL (Spares Parts list)
    • Responsible for Part II Planning and coordination of engineering changes for assigned platform
  • Supports management in ensuring data integrity for all areas controlled by Spares Management
  • Attends cross functional team meetings representing assigned Instrument Platform
  • Identify and drive opportunities for process improvements
  • Special projects as needed in both lead and supporting roles and other duties as assigned
  • AA in a related discipline or 2-4 years’ experience
  • CPIM Certification from APICS desirable
  • Lean Training with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP systems, preferably Oracle
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office with proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with Qlikview/Qlicksense reporting
  • 2+ Years working with a Third Party Logistics Provider
  • Experience in a Bio-Tech or Pharmaceutical company a plus
  • cGMP and ISO exposure, knowledge and experience



  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) to effectively interact with all teams and levels of business regarding Spares Management
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Display a sense of urgency and ability to multi-task
Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:
Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter.  All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.
Hologic, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of disability and veterans.


 Apply at: https://www.hologic.com/careers




Are you looking for an exciting opportunity?

 We currently have a full-time opening for a Supply Chain Specialist, New Product Introduction.  If you are looking for a fast paced environment where you can make a difference every day, then this is the opportunity for you!  This position is responsible for the planning and procurement of goods and services such as raw materials, parts, components, supplies, and equipment in support of New Product Introduction (NPI) as well as commercially released products.  He/she will use their purchasing & planning skill sets, project management expertise, knowledge of supply chains and manufacturing operations, and medical device development experience to function as an integral member of cross-functional development teams supporting key strategic NPI projects. Success in this role is defined by strong project organization and ownership of the development process as it pertains to supply chain, timely and flawless execution of program and organizational goals, and strong supplier relationship management. Responsible for executing to end to end supply chain activities on NPI projects, this role will be expected to communicate to all levels of the organization and manage supply chain activities through all phases of product development up to and continuing through commercialization.  Additionally, this individual will be responsible for the procurement and supplier management activities supporting a portfolio of commercially released products.

 Your day will be very busy… you will:

  • Provide Supply Chain leadership, insight, and support on cross functional New Product Introduction teams.
  • Plan, purchase and source parts, finished goods, raw materials and/or tooling in support of NPI as well as commercially released products.
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships from original sourcing, selection, contracting, pricing, and performance measurement.
  • Negotiate procurement terms and conditions, establish Kanban and other agreements.
  • Manage offshore and domestic commodities.
  • Effectively resolve supplier quality corrective actions.
  • Manage numerous projects simultaneously while ensuring effective and thorough supply management of assigned products/SKUs.
  • Facilitate new tasks, purchase order placements, requests for quotation, proposal support, trade studies, problem resolution, and supplier negotiations
  • Make generalizations, evaluation, or decisions without immediate supervision and within the scope of their essential job responsibilities.
  • Other supply chain focused projects as assigned.


The right person to join our team is... 

Demonstrates effective negotiation and networking ability; ownership and accountability; the ability to plan, execute, control and deliver; to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form; to lead and influence others effectively.

 What your background will be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study, typically Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, or Finance and 3+ years of experience in the medical device field in a purchasing/planning/supply chain role with an emphasis on New Product Introduction, or equivalent combination.
  • Project Management experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other related fields.
  • Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with the manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts including averages, cumulative averages and forecasting, apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations involving resource planning, efficiencies and schedule planning.
  • Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams.
  • Contract review experience preferred.
  • APICS Certification preferred.
  • Computer proficient to include web browser/internet search, MS Outlook, Word and Excel capabilities.  Technical competence includes the ability to learn new software and systems and ability to work with ERP/MRP systems.
  • Experience with Oracle is advantageous.


Other Requirements

  • Possible travel < 20%


For three consecutive years Breg has been awarded The National Business Research Institute (NBRI) Circle of Excellence Award for employee engagementAND Breg has been awarded as one of the Best Places to work in San Diego in 2014 by “The U-T San Diego Top Workplaces”   

 If you meet the requirements above and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.breg.com and click on the ‘Careers’ section.

Breg is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.


TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is developing advanced communication systems for use in various military and commercial applications. 

Apply at https://trellisware.applicantpro.com/jobs/907356.html

JOB FUNCTION:  Logistics & Supply Chain Coordinator position is a key role within our strategic plan. This position requires an enthusiastic self-starter with a strong drive to improve existing processes and systems. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance immediate/long term priorities and exceptional multitasking skills are a necessity. Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted customer service levels, managing inventory levels, targets, controls and required reporting within the Supply Chain and Government Property Control Systems.


  • Proactively report product and material availability issues
  • Coordinate inventory planning and replenishment of raw materials, components, and finished goods in conjunction with Master Production Schedule.
  • Ensure the integrity of data, records, and reports are officially submitted to the Government.
  • Administer, track and report on customer and government owned property, ensuring property is effectively controlled and maintained in accordance with company and government procedures/regulations.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested
  • Coordinating all incoming and outgoing packages
  • Coordinating receiving inspections and reporting quality concerns
  • Coordinate and control of Government Furnished Equipment and Property
  • Performs receiving and shipping transactions
  • Performs daily inventory transactions issues to engineering, projects, etc.
  • Performs initial intake of customer returns (RMAS)
  • Performs outbound transactions for customer returns (RMAS)
  • Preparing material for production, NPI, and engineering build kits
  • Assist with purchase order entry and processing
  • Assist with production/testing tasks as required
  • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.
  • Makes recommendations for new standard operating procedures.
  • May operate test software on standard computer systems
  • Data entry input and product label creation
  • Prepare written reports, as necessary.
  • Assists in cycle counting activity daily and monthly physical inventory



  • Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field experience
  • 2-3 years Supply Chain Planning experience
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • ERP system experience highly desired
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certification or certification in progress preferable



  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application in a fast paced high-tech environment
  • Knowledge of CPSR requirements a plus
  • Works independently, demonstrates initiative and interacts with a variety of engineering development teams.
  • Demonstrates strong documentation skills and proficient with PC office applications.
  • Demonstrates analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.


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 qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach within hands and arms length, stoop, kneel, and crouch, talk and hear.
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to use office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, etc.
  • Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required


Many of TrellisWare's positions require a security clearance or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

 DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in the job description restricts the company's right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.


TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. develops advanced communication systems for use in various military and commercial applications. 

 Apply at https://trellisware.applicantpro.com/jobs/910529.html

Job Function:  The purpose for the Senior Purchasing Agent is to facilitate, communicate, negotiate and execute industry best practices in the best interest of the company throughout the supply chain including internal and external customers and suppliers.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Purchasing Agent is responsible for executing company policy, processes and procedures to ensure all statutory and regulatory compliance. Responsible for the development of strategic sourcing partners in alignment with the needs of programs, projects, engineering, finance, marketing and quality assurance in support of the organizational strategic goals including supplier sourcing, supplier negotiations and supplier management.

 Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (masters strongly preferred) in Supply Chain, Business or related subject(s), OR commensurate experience
  • APICS (CPIM) and/or ISM (CPM) certification preferred
  • 10 years' experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience with supply chain management, purchasing, production planning and inventory control
  • Experience using ERP systems to manage procurement plans, activities and actions
  • Experience supporting multiple internal & external customers
  • Experience presenting data & projects to executive leadership
  • Experience with process mapping and leading process improvements
  • Experience managing multiple projects, with competing deadlines
  • Experience working in a cross functional matrixed environment, where responsibilities are layered throughout the organization
  • Experience translating large amounts of data & analytics into insightful findings
  • Experience leading large change management projects.


Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Fluent in verbal & written English
  • Requires effective problem solving and strong communication skills as well as the ability to work within a highly collaborative environment.
  • Requires attention to detail, organization, and follow through skills.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Power Point, with extensive Excel skills preferred.
  • Previous experience with ERP/MRP systems, preferably in an electronics OEM environment.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to department employees, customers, suppliers and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to able to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and potentially complex written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in both standardized and non-standardized situations.


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 qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach within hands and arms length, stoop, kneel, and crouch, talk and hear.
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to use office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, etc.
  • Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Additional Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required

Many of TrellisWare's positions require a security clearance or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

 Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in the job description restricts the company's right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.



When you work at Jenny Craig, your part of an organization that literally changes people's lives. Whether you're working directly with our clients, or supporting internal team members, you have a pivotal role in helping people achieve their goals every day. Our culture is one of positive energy and talented people working together with a common purpose.

As a Jenny Craig Team Member, you know that what you do each day matters. What an amazing feeling to know that you can make a difference every day, one person at a time!


This position is responsible and accountable for food and non-food inventory replenishment and field support for Company-owned and/or Franchise Centers including 3rd Party Warehouses (Puerto Rico, Jenny Anywhere). This position works closely with the Center Services Manager and cross functionally with Procurement, Supply Chain to ensure product supply, optimize inventory levels and delivery frequency to achieve optimal inventory and service levels, as well as, cost reduction initiatives.


The primary responsibilities of the position are to analyze the Supply Chain, gather data to manage food and non-food replenishment for Company-owned and/or Franchise Centers including 3rd Party Warehouses (Puerto Rico, Jenny Craig Anywhere), as well as provide support to the field. Anticipate challenges and work with Center

Services Manager and team members to ensure team’s objectives are met. Specifically, these duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate center sales and trends and review 3rd party warehouse inventory, create, enter and process centers orders daily, and communicate to centers on replenishment and recommend efficiency improvements.
  • Optimize delivery frequency, case drop size per delivery, to ensure optimal freezer capacity utilization meet company objectives at optimal cost.
  • Evaluate warehouse inventory, analyze usage trends, create, enter, process and receive purchase orders for inventory replenishment of Jenny Craig Anywhere, (including Puerto Rico) 3rd Party Warehouses.
  • Monitor and approve all SONIC sales order requests for Franchise and Company Owned Centers prior to transmitting to third party distributor.
  • Process Inventory reconciliations, subs and damages transactions, all communications including discontinued and seasonal items, communications of sub letter requests, process templates for impending deliveries for Jenny Craig Anywhere, (including Puerto Rico) 3rd Party Warehouses.
  • Monitor in all areas of inventory control for Jenny Craig Anywhere, (including Puerto Rico) 3rd Party Warehouses.
  • Process and approve invoice payment for all Jenny Craig Anywhere, (including Puerto Rico) 3rd Party Warehouses.
  • Monitor tracking of all requested credits/debits from 3rd Party Vendors and that all credits/debits have been received from 3rd Party Vendors.
  • Ensure department goals and defined in-stock rates are met by monitoring center inventory and replenishments.
  • Monitor tracking of Center inventory variances, delivery issues and Center over/short variances.
  • Analyze Center on hand inventory and Center sales data on a daily basis. Ensure Center scheduled deliveries meet company requirements. Provide Excel reports as needed.
  • Log and maintain records in the “Cherwell” program as required, for issues impacting Centers.
  • Review and analyze center on hand inventories to ensure center inventories are adjusting to adequate inventory levels to reflect changes in sales.
  • Weekly evaluation of KPI performance and identify critical issues through data analysis.
  • Responsible and accountable for maintaining center data within JDE.
  • Coordinate upstream and downstream supply chain issues in order to perform optimum planning.
  • Responsible for reviewing daily system reports to ensure system accuracy.
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of SONIC and Jenny Craig Anywhere, (including Puerto Rico) orders are transmitting to 3rd Party Vendors.


  • Base hourly compensation
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Long-term disability/life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of job related experience
  • Effective communicator and analytical thinker.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.


Job #: G227

Laboratory/Department: Procurement Services

Procurement Services is responsible for securing required materials and/or services consistent with quality requirements, at the most economical price and delivery available.

Position Description:

This position is responsible for providing management and supervision for the Logistics Operations staff whose responsibilities including shipping, receiving, distribution, mail services and various logistic services to the Institute. The incumbent is expected to; stay current and adhere to on all applicable laws and regulations; create solutions for the most complex Institute requirements; identify, execute and report progress on strategic projects and goals to reduce costs and create efficiencies; write SOPs; train staff; and leverage current and future technology solutions. This position is accountable for all related administrative and support duties such as database and systems management, recharge processing, communication, reporting, customer service, providing back up in any department are as necessary and other duties as directed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business or related field or equivalent work experience.


  • Certification from a recognized supply chain management professional organization such as APICS, CSCMP, ASTL or ISM.
  • IATA and DOT training and certification.
  • Project Management Professional certification.
  • Current forklift certification.



  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the operations, management, principles and practices of strategic supply chain/materials management, shipping, mail services, and logistics; or an equivalent combination of related experience and education.
  • 3 years of successful supervisory and mentoring staff.
  • Demonstrated success in effective project management, leadership, negotiation and team building.
  • Past participation in projects to reduce costs and improve business processes in private, non-profit, public, or manufacturing, organizations.
  • Working with ERP, e-procurement receiving software and/or financial systems.
  • Identifying potential risks and liabilities related to complex multi-faceted projects.
  • Managing the operation of on-site mail services that comply with State and Federal postal regulations.
  • Writing and performing formal performance appraisals.
  • Learning & applying personnel practices that comply with Institute policies, Federal and State employment laws.
  • Utilization of material handling equipment and basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, etc.
  • Preparing hazardous and non-hazardous shipments with appropriate packaging, labeling & using system applications for UPS, FedEx, and other common carriers.
  • Processing mail and shipments in accordance with applicable local, State, Federal and international laws and regulations related to the USPS, DOT, IATA, OSHA and SDS. Developing reports & writing standard operating procedure manuals.


  • Experience in procurement and/or contracting.
  • Experience in higher education, biotechnology or non-profit research environment.
  • Experience with any of the following specific systems/programs: SCT Banner, Jaggaer/SciQuest, Business Objects (Crystal Reports).

Special Requirements:

  • Maintain a regular work schedule of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to work overtime or alternate hours based on staffing, workload, deadlines, and other extenuating circumstances.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Annual conflict of interest disclosure required.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation including driver DMV report. Must have motor vehicle license Class C and a clean driving record for operation of Institute vehicle for deliveries.
  • Must be willing to submit to a post-offer physical.
  • Execution of Salk's Employee Confidentiality Agreement and Procurement Addendum is required.
  • Must be able to operate electric and manual pallet lift. Forklift operator certification required. Must obtain forklift operator training within 12 months of hire date.
  • Must have ability to obtain IATA dangerous goods certification. Must be able to obtain certificate within 12 months of hire date.
  • Must have ability to obtain DOT training certification. Must be able to obtain certificate within 12 months of hire date.
  • Position handles perishable items in dry ice packages and potentially corrosive, infectious, poisonous, flammable or toxic items. Incumbent may be exposed to laboratory hazards and live animals.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant hearing, seeing, analyzing and reasoning.

Please apply at: https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/ 


About Dexcom:

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. provides continuous glucose monitoring technology to help patients and their clinicians better manage diabetes. Since our inception, we have focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions for people with diabetes - while empowering our community to take control of diabetes. 


Participate in cross functional teams in day to day purchasing activities to support manufacturing. Tactically, plan and purchase production release materials, goods, and services to support the Master Production Schedule and as needed new products introductions.   Work with warehouse, materials personnel, receiving inspection and production planners to ensure material availability in support of manufacturing work orders and or kanban replenishment signals.   Address invoice accounts payable and supplier returns with the warehouse and finance team.  Focus on improving supplier relationships, strengthening supplier collaboration and high involvement in continuous improvement programs.                                               

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supplier Relationship Management:

  •          Reviews and reports supplier delivery performance
  •          Participates in quarterly business reviews with suppliers.
  •          Monitors on time delivery and initiatives corrective action.
  •          Implements process and procedures best practices by partnering with supplier(s).
  •          Facilitates supplier corrective action and partners with Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) and supplier to improve quality of goods and or services.


Assurance of Supply: Materials Requirements Planning, Replenishment and Procurement:

  •          Implements inventory strategy for assigned parts. Focused ondays of supply and other KPI metrics.
  •          Reviews and acts on all output from Material Requirements Planning (MRP) for assigned group of parts.
  •          Reviews purchase requisitions, generates purchase orders, reschedules and cancellation. 
  •          Ensures suppliers acknowledgement of purchase orders and consistent with required promise dates and quantities.
  •          Plan, schedule, implements and monitors parts in the Kanban Program. 
  •          Provides monthly forecast to key suppliers. Reviews demand waterfall reports.  Act accordingly to significant spikes and provides recommendation to mitigate shortages.
  •          Maintains accurate master planning data in Oracle ERP and PFEP (Plan For Every Part) database.


Ownership and Accountability

  •          Support the resolution of purchased price variances, AP discrepancies, and Material Review Board (MRB) dispositions within stated time frames.
  •          Develops and maintains inventory reduction strategies.  Responsible for timely disposition of materials in a material review board process and product returns to Supplier(s), i.e. (RTV’s).
  •          Lead and or Participates in special projects and initiatives as required. 
  •          Demonstrates leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvements
  •          Complies with US FDA regulations, regulatory requirements, company quality system, policies, procedures.


Required Qualifications:

  •          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  •          The requirements listed 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 and/or Experience Requirements:

  •          High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  •          College education and or college graduate. (Supply Chain, Finance, Business Admin, etc)

o   Or equivalent combination of college education and work experience(s)

  •          3 to 5 years’ related experience purchasing materials and services.   Prefer medical device, bio-technology, pharma industries.
  •          Must have experience working with Engineering, Quality, Regulatory, Supplier Quality, and Manufacturing.
  •          Must have knowledge of commodities: electronic components, plastics, chemicals and or mechanical parts
  •          Most have experience using Oracle ERP system or similar automated system.  Familiar with applying MRP Concepts in a ERP system environment.
  •          Ability to work within a team and or as individual contributor, in a fast paced global environment.


Travel Required:

  •          0 – 24%


Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 Please note: The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.






Milgard Windows & Doors is the leading manufacturer of windows and doors in the Western United States. We set ourselves apart with our high quality products and our commitment to excellent service to our customers. Our commitment to our employees is just as strong – we believe in respect for the individual and seek to develop our people to help them in growing their careers.

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to step into our Receiving Supervisor role in beautiful Temecula, California. This year the team gotten a new leader who brings creativity, fresh perspective, lean and continuous improvement principles, and a commitment to our people. We are excited for what this team can do and the successful candidate will be part of the energy and excitement being generated.

The Receiving Supervisor is Responsible for the following key functions:

  •        Managing the cycle counting of inventory and variance analysis to ensure accurate inventory.
  •        Supporting the order process to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of materials in the plant.
  •        Ensuring materials are delivered to each department in a timely manner.
  •        Employee coaching and development
  •        Continuous process improvement


Viable Candidates should possess:

  •        Minimum 3 years material receiving inventory control experience. APICS certification or Supply               Chain  Analyst experience could be substituted for the minimum 3 year requirement
  •        Logistics experience in the military may be transferable to this role particularly is you possess                 knowledge of Lean and CI tools.
  •        APICA certification is a plus!
  •        High school diploma requires; college preferred.


If you are looking for an opportunity with a Company that has a culture built on respect for the individual, a strong market share and a reputation for excellence, please submit your resume and cover letter for our review for consideration. WE are committed to diversity and inclusion of all! Milgard is part of the larger Masco family of companies – known for quality brands such as Behr Coatings, Delta Faucet, Merillat Cabinetry, Kichler lighting – and many others. Growth opportunites are available as are a robust total rewards package. WE offer great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with a match, profit sharing, paid time off and paid holidays.

To learn more about Milgard’s products, services, and culture visit our website at www.milgard.com/careers. We have built our success on our foundational philosophy of Respect, Service, and Excellence. Milgard Windows & Doors, started right here in the Pacific Northwest and now operating in Oregon, California, Colorado and Texas – it is a great place to grow your career as we continue to evolve our business!


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-9001:2015 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/Purchasing Manager reports to the Director of Operations.  This position manages production planning, warehouse, inventory and procurement for the business unit and provides daily leadership and supervision to procurement staff.  This position is responsible for ensuring continuity of materials supply using min/max, kanban and build/purchase to order; quality and overall cost management.  This position ensures that buyer/planner and materials groups are following best business processes/practices, and the supply chain organization is compliant with all Company policies, as well as financial and operational performance standards and objectives.  This position develops action plans and task assignments to improve supplier responsiveness and performance, cost-savings, customer service levels, production schedule fulfillment, inventory management and overall departmental productivity.  This position serves as a leader, spends 80% of the time managing the procurement team and supply chain and 20% of the time performing hands-on purchasing and supply chain tasks, and acts as a backup to direct reports, as needed.


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

  • Provides leadership and manages the procurement staff by:
    • Establishing annual goals and conducting performance reviews
    • Collaborating with buyers and planners on goal achievement progress
    • Monitoring material flow through receiving, inspection, and MRB ensuring staff are hitting metric targets on turn-around time
    • Approving PO's for release, per established signature authorization matrix
    • Monitoring weekly kanban activity and working on regular review of kanban quantity changes
    • Training new procurement hires on all policies and procedures
    • Providing project management guidance and support, as needed
    • Assuring that the procurement department is up to date on all training requirements
  • Participates in MRB meetings with Quality
  • Responsible for cycle count and physical inventory
  • Coordinates/resolves A/P invoicing problems needing procurement assistance
  • Researches and finds cost savings through supplier cost reduction, sourcing strategies, or similar means
  • Manages vendor contract stocking agreements with an annual review plan to qualify renewal
  • Assumes leadership role in managing key strategic supplier relationships
  • Works with Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing to find new raw materials and/or alternate raw materials to meet customer needs
  • Acts as lead negotiator in material purchasing plans.  Responsibility includes initiating, directing and maintaining both short and long-term procurement plans.
  • Conducts regular business reviews with all tier 1 suppliers quarterly and tier 2 suppliers annually
  • Locates, qualifies, and develops new and better performing suppliers. Responsible for supplier performance (quality, delivery, affordability, financial stability, etc.).
  • Pursues new technologies to improve the manner in which the company buys materials.
  • Ensures that all customer flow downs and certification requirements are captured and executed in purchasing.
  • Establishes methods of procurement, such as kanban agreements, blanket orders, or purchase contracts
  • Reviews/approves new purchasing contracts. Negotiates contracts that include costs, delivery, handling, and penalties for late delivery, while making sure the vendor meets all quality requirements.
  • Provides feedback to sales and contract management on customer flow down requirements.
  • Ensures the procurement department is compliant with all company and corporate policies
  • Ensures procurement department adheres to all ISO procedures and processes.  Responsible for establishing and maintaining clear and effective procurement policies and procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned markets, and new or altered types of materials entering the market.
  • Oversees material impacts due to ECO dispositions
  • Creates, modifies and monitors preferred vendor lists for each department and location
  • Responsible for meeting company and corporate procurement metrics and targets.
  • Maintains raw material database within MRP system for accuracy of pricing, specifications and lead-time.
  • Monitors late deliveries and assists with supplier problems, as needed
  • Ensures proper management of all procurement records, as required per company policy
  • Develops action plans and assigns tasks to execute departmental and business unit goals, including cost savings, inventory reduction and on time delivery
  • Drafts/reviews/approves SOP’s, ensuring operational compliance to all Company policies, including training existing and new staff members
  • Ensures availability of materials in the supply chain, as required per production schedules, and maintains inventory at acceptable levels while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory levels


Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  

This job provides general supervision to a functional area which may include direct supervision of exempt and non-exempt personnel.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include providing leadership to employees, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record of supply chain improvements
  • Requires at least two years of supervisory/management experience
  • APICS or similar purchasing certification is a plus
  • Experience in high pace manufacturing environment
  • Excellent team communication, human relations, and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management, written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to rapidly learn new systems and procedures
  • Direct ERP experience in a supply chain role
  • Trained in LEAN principles. Six-Sigma a plus.
  • Strong negotiating and communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to consolidate and present complex data related to supply chain activities to identify current procurement issues and to guide future procurement decisions
  • Ability to convert sales forecasts into procurement strategies and inventory level projections
  • 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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