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Logistics Parts Coordinator

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/06/2015
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
To be the main link for Logistics facing off to the end customers for all Pre Series build phases. Including all Engineering, CMP Simulator, Prototype and Test Programmes.
Coordinating the timely handover of all parts, ensuring part availability for immediate build activity. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of pick status reports, investigating shortages and resolving parts issues before escalating.
Dealing with Bill of Material issues by liaising with Engineers and Production personnel to ensure a speedy resolution and recording the successful outcome.
Representing Logistics at daily shortage meetings and reporting back key information to the Management Team.
A subsidiary of the role is the data cleansing of old and new level parts, identifying obsolescence and communicating the outcome for successful disposal.

1. Support
A. Coordination of sequenced parts to build, liaising and organising material drop of details with Logistics and Production colleagues.
B. Prior to start of production build phases ensuring material is at the correct point of use, identifying potential issues and working these through to conclusion.
C. Point of contact for all parts shortage issues, working with key process holders to investigating why parts are not available, communicating deliverables enuring successful closure.
D. Creating and controlling shortage reports to proactively anticipate parts delivery and ensuring these are handed over on time to prevent line stops.
E. Support Stores whenever required to successfully complete pick requirements on time.
F. Liaising with Customers and Stores regarding parts returns, ensuring parts are labelled and presentable prior to them being handed back.

2. Shortage Meetings
A. Representing Logistics at Production/Engineering build phase’s start of and end of shift shortage meetings, providing parts pick status.
B. Responsible for taking away actions on behalf of Logistics from meetings to resolve, provided confidence and focus to Customer.
C. Creating and provided shortage report details for meetings, obtaining key delivery updates and presenting these to Project leaders.

3. Coordination of Pick / Handover
A. Cross referencing bills of material for pick requirements, identifying errors in lists and working with relevant owners to correct
B. Working with Production Planning and build Engineers to identify and populate/update standardised work chart references for parts kitting.
C. Agreeing with customers parts handover schedules and liaising with Stores Team to ensure parts are picked on time
D. Identify and rectify any parts labelling issues, working through problems to identify root cause.
E. Stores representation at parts Green spot events, collating parts information and locations to lead Project Team around Stores.
F. Carry out robust handover of parts to customers, clearing possible issues or discrepancies to ensure Production is not compromised.

4. Bill of Material / Part Level Discrepancies
A. Working with customers to resolve part level queries in bills of material, understanding market region specifications and timings.
B. Use of group systems to investigate level changes and liaising with Logistics Management Team to escalate potential issues.
C. Instigate stock investigations around stock generation levels issues, involving key knowledge holders such Quality, Logistics and Engineers to resolve.
D. Assist Stores in any part picking issues, such as version managed parts and other potential parts level issues.
E. Identifying parts obsolescence by using SAP to block parts for picking and providing reports to Management Team for parts usage agreement.

5. Physical Logistics / Transport
A. Liaising with Stores Team for parts movement to customers by mechanical handling equipment in line with delivery times.
B. Manual movement of parts, using pick trolleys or pallet truck to satisfy customer on time delivery.
C. *Dealing with transport invoices, ensuring timely payment and speedy resolution of purchase order details.
D. *Administration of transport data base, dealing with data input queries and liaising with process owners to correct.
E. *Raising of Key Performance Indicators to monitor spend and reporting these to Logistics Project Leaders.

*Specialist role within Team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Motivated and able to work on own initiative.
• Able to work as part of Team
• Good IT skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Familiar with SAP, or similar MRP systems.
• Competent within Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Use of internal Intranet systems such as Inbound delivery concerns systems, shortage desk and workflow.
• Must be a good communicator, flexible and persistent
• Competent with stores practices such as safe manual handling.
• Work within VDA guidelines, parts preservation and handling.
• Familiar with TS 16949 quality standards.
• Sound communication and organisational skills
• Experience of dealing with Customers, good people skills

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