Continuous Improvement Specialist (Logistics)

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Roseville, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

CI Specialist (Logistics) CPC (St. Paul, MN)

Location: Roseville, MN, US

Job Summary:

The CI Specialist, reporting to the CI Leader (Logistics), is responsible for leading continuous improvement initiatives in the logistics department with a focus on material supply to production. The individual will work with leadership on identifying the primary drivers to safety, quality, service level, and cost and use Lean methodologies and hands-on leadership to solve problems and drive sustained improvements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain logistic and distribution metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators
  • Perform data analysis to identify opportunities for improvement in safety, quality, service levels, and cost and determine where new/better standards and processes can close identified gaps
  • Develop specifications for equipment, tools, facility layouts, or material-handling systems
  • Determine logistics support requirements, such as facility details, staffing needs, and equipment needs
  • Apply logistics modeling techniques to improve operational processes or facility design and layout
  • Evaluate the use of technology to maximize distribution center efficiency and proposed solutions
  • Develop and optimize Lean material handling systems, including Plan for Every Part (PFEP), material markets, material delivery routes, and pull signals to link continuous flow to supply of materials
  • Apply the Dover Operational Excellence model in relevant areas of logistics to improve material, product, and information flow
  • Work closely with IT to efficiently implement logistics systems such as WMS, Oracle, or other
  • Champion problem-solving and root cause elimination, applying corrective action tools and countermeasures such that recurrence is not possible
  • Design, lead, and conduct kaizen events and daily A3 problem solving on the shop floor to drive an everyone everyday culture of improvement; train logistics personnel in A3 DMAIC problem solving
  • Provide leadership in the creation of systems to support achievement of the compelling business need including standard creation and documentation of productivity and standard work processes and other programs as required
  • Conduct health checks (audits) of systems and processes, including 5S, systems execution, safety, quality, and daily direction setting
  • Works closely with Packaging, Manufacturing, Customer Service, and IT to streamline and improve flow

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in operations, supply chain, logistics, industrial engineering, or technical discipline
  • 6 months experience in supply chain, logistics, industrial engineering, or operations management
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Access, and other analytics tools
  • Self-driven, adaptable and resourceful; able to work under limited supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • Project management experience
  • Oracle ERP experience

Supervision: none

Travel: Less than 10%

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of tasks, responsibilities or duties.  Colder Products Company reserves the right to amend to meet legal, business and organizational requirements as necessary.

About CPC (Colder Products Company)

We are Colder Products Company, the industry leader in the design and manufacture of specialized quick disconnect couplings for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets.   Used around the world in a broad range of applications, connection technologies from Colder Products Company allow flexible tubing to be quickly and safely connected and disconnected, reducing spills and increasing safety.  Colder Products Company, a Dover company, is based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.

What Colder Products Company offers you:

Over 35 years of design innovation

Strong, consistent history of growth

Competitive compensation package

Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and tuition reimbursement

Professional challenge

Positive and collaborative work environment

A business casual and team-oriented environment

The opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing organization with innovative technologies

A casual, friendly and fun workplace culture that respects your contributions

To learn more about CPC, we invite you to explore our website at http://www.cpcworldwide.com

Current available positions at CPC: http://www.cpcworldwide.com/About-CPC/Careers-/Jobs-Available

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:
CPC is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any CPC employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of CPC. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.


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