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Regional Senior Logistics Engineer in Lawrenceville at DSV

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Description

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

Location: Lawrenceville GA 
Job Posting Title:Senior Logistics Engineer 

**This job is for the Solutions Division of DSV**

SUMMARY

The Senior Logistics Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing common contract logistics processes and driving continuous performance improvement as well as providing engineering support for new and/or expanding business implementations. The Senior Logistics Engineer supports multifaceted operation based on a detailed understanding of client needs and for creating the overall facility layout & design and determining appropriate equipment supporting the concept of operations, as well as physical implementation of the solution.

This role is also responsible for maintaining financial and engineering metrics that will meet or exceed performance goals. The Senior Logistics Engineer may have responsibilities of managing Logistics Engineers and/or Interns/Co-ops.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Research/Analysis:

  • Ensure all distribution system functionality is configured to optimize performance (e.g., warehouse management, labor management, slotting and reporting applications)
  • Establishes work measurement programs and analyzes work samples to develop standards for labor utilization
  • Analyze contractual commitments, customer specifications, design changes and other data to drive continuous improvement and meet or exceed expectations of customer
  • Perform special research or technical studies critical to logistic support functions
  • Perform cost/benefit tradeoff analysis and develop ROI business cases for recommended projects involving process, system or technology change
  • Forecasts facility, vehicle, staffing and/or material handling equipment needs in order to improve cost, utilization, service, and efficiencies
  • Conducts studies to determine the most efficient sequence of operations and workflow by analyzing production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules
  • Recommends methods for maximizing the utilization of production facilities and personnel by restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating workstations and equipment, and purchasing equipment in adherence with governmental, health, safety, and other regulations.
  • Provide labor planning tool tailored to the client’s business and agreed upon operating processes
  • Identify and procure all necessary capital expense items to support successful launch of operation
  • Full understanding of the approved Solutions Model tied to the client’s award of business to DSV
  • Participation in “Advance Quality Planning” sessions with new clients validating requirements and processes
  • Determine and gain agreement of final design of facility, operating process, equipment type and quantity
  • Partner with key functional groups that are part of implementation (HR, IT, Operations, etc.) to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Develop and provide action items to Project Management that will lead to successful implementation

Documentation/Reporting:
• Document and communicate common processes for all distribution functions within scope of responsibility
• Review data and summarize expectations to address gaps in operation
• Identify areas for improvement based on analysis of data and observations

Communication:
• Communicate opportunities for improvement in the distribution network
• Help determine key metrics and provide recommendations to guide management
• Assist with developing/presenting training materials and classes for distribution processes

Relationships:
• Bring cross-functional teams together to collaborate on projects
• Support the labor management program, including methods and procedures, engineered labor standards, incentive programs and program policies
• Ensure alignment among all operations’ policies, procedures and ongoing improvement projects


LEAN Operations:
• Facilitate LEAN methodology and recommend solutions to specific business case issues
• Understand and apply essential LEAN elements like workflow smoothing, JIT, and Jidoka

  • Utilize statistical tools such as Pareto Charts, Histograms, Cause & Effect Diagrams. Create a Value Stream Map or Flow Diagram of process to identify critical to quality points. Develop Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) of the process being evaluated to quantify impact.


• Maintain subject matter expertise in proven industry methods and tools such as Six Sigma DMAIC, value-stream mapping, and 5S
• Educate team members in LEAN expanding knowledge base to support and develop a sustainable continual improvement culture
• Work with leadership to drive continual improvement programs, Kaizen events, and workshops
• Set the standard for innovation within strategic and operational problem solving
• Apply traditional manufacturing based concepts to a variety of material handling environments


• Ensure that all projects include a sustainability component and drive adherence at multiple levels within the organization utilizing integrated process audits, floor-level dashboards, and management scorecards
• Lead all LEAN efforts in an organized manner with steering team deployment and roadmap/critical path development
• Illustrate continual improvement successes in a case study before & after format that quantifies value and documents actions taken for future reapplication

Project Management:
• Assist with developing and rolling out growth strategies and projects
• Determine feasibility of projects factoring costs, available space, schedule limitations, company goals, technical requirements and economic factors
• Develop and implement project activities plans and timelines, coordinate subcontractors, facility management and field service personnel, and resolve problems in area of logistics to ensure meeting of contractual commitments

OTHER DUTIES

•Performs other duties as required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • If applicable for specific role, may manage Junior engineers, providing coaching and mentoring as they support process improvement projects

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of industrial engineering experience in a supply chain (warehouse/4walls) environment
  • College Degree required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • N/A

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications

• Insight into a Warehouse Management Systems allowing for understanding of system capabilities

• Knowledge of computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment like AutoCAD, MS-Project, and Visio

• Knowledge of Simulation software

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)
  • Interpersonal communication and language skills (e.g., listening to others, speaking to others, reading, writing).
  • Communication (facilitation skills and very mature communication skills to be able to communicate to all levels in the organization).
  • Strong writing skills with experience documenting design methodologies to create logistics solutions and responses to RFPs

Mathematical Skills

  • Intermediate to Advanced

Other Skills

• Regional role - travel required

E-commerce experience including starting up small to large volume solutions

• Experience in multiple warehouse automation applications (Pick to Light, Automated Sortation, Voice Pick, conveyor design, etc)

• Experience in LMS implementation and/or steady state execution

Additional Knowledge/Experience/Skills:

o Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously

o Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail

o Project management skills experience

o Able to develop and deliver presentations to managers and executives

o Keeps informed of technical changes and industry trends

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering is preferred
  • Green Belt Six Sigma / Lean Certifications
  • Experience dealing with end users, vendors and clients
  • Experience in 3PL environment

DSV

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


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