Logistics Specialist- Inbound
Dalton, GA 30721
SUMMARY The Logistics Specialist - Inbound is responsible for monitoring all raw material shipments from South Korea and China to the Dalton, GA plant and also ensuring service and cost are met with the targets as well as defining and implementing improvement projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES: * Customs clearance and FTZ (Foreign Trade Zone) management. * Processing all transport orders and daily transport planning with a focus on optimization of loads. * Daily inventory coordination with plants, forwarders and warehousing companies.* Performance monitoring against shipment plans and cost.* Support plants with special/express shipments and late notice requests/changes.* Spot market shipment carrier sourcing and cost negotiation.* Resolve and monitor any service issues and inform relevant teams if necessary.* Resolve quality issues and prevent their reoccurrence by working w/ other functioning teams. (i.e. Purchasing, R&D, Suppliers and etc.)* Capacity planning for short and mid-term by working w/ Purchasing and Operation Planning Team.* Plan daily container receiving schedule.* Customs clearance for equipment, spare parts, MRO material, dangerous goods and handling related certificates and other documents.* Customs clearance for returning poor condition raw material.* Identify strategies to improve inventory control through cycle counting and production data entry.* Monitor, identify and implement improvement opportunities for cost and service. * Support the evaluation and selection of new 3PLs. * Validate and approve 3PL invoices for payment, and monitor logistics cost development.* Provide management and oversight regarding raw material inventory control. * Set procedures for reducing importing cost. (Utilizing Port CY, ODCY, and etc.)* Managing on-time and in-full service losses if relevant.* Generate weekly inbound KPI and forecasting reports.* Monitoring the interface with logistics providers where applicable.* Maintaining Logistics master-data.* Monthly and annual operating cost report for inbound logistics. * Management of required certifications. (if needed, e.g. ISO/OHSAS) * Revise and establish operational procedures for overall logistics operation. (i.e. SOP)* Cooperating on audits related to inbound logistics. (if needed)* FTA origin management. (if needed)* Adhere to the policies and procedures of the company.* Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned by management. * Strong communication, influencing skills capable of maintaining positive internal and external relationships.* Assertive, able to cope with pressure, a team player.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION* Experience in high-volume and multi-site distribution with a solid understanding of FMS, TMS/EPR systems highly desired. * Strong knowledge of transportation modes including FTL, LTL, Ocean, Air, Small Package is preferred.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 60 Months