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Logistics Planner Associate

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Kemps is seeking an Associate Logistics Planner to join our team!This position ensures that transportation is planned to balance service and cost, while maintaining strong relationships with carriers, customers and the Kemps supply chain. Uses analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and improve supply chain processes to optimize efficiency, manage freight orders throughout the supply chain, and reduce costs for Kemps and the customer. Duties and Responsibilities:Executes day to day load planning activities using Kemps software tools (JDE, eRMS, TMS); considering multiple factors (geographical areas, delivery dates, amount of product, etc.) to optimize the truckloads.Facilitates effective communication between Kemps and for-hire carriers; provides daily carrier support through the automated tendering process within TMS and is responsible for ensuring all loads are picked up and delivered in a timely manner. Communicates with Customer Service, plant personnel, for-hire carriers, and shipping locations to resolve shipment and/or service issues, special deliveries and/or order adjustments. Reports on key performance metrics, including but not limited to: On-Time Delivery to Buyer Request Date, On-Time Delivery to Carrier Appointment, Cost Per Pallet, Carrier Load Acceptance, and Carrier Trailer Acceptance.Identify and quantify opportunities in transportation and logistics to reduce supply chain costs and improve service.Provides back-up assistance and training for other Logistics Planners and team members as needed.Develops and implements action plans for agreed upon improvement initiatives. Successfully completes these action plans individually or as a part of a project team. Builds strong working relationships with people in other functions and meets objectives through collaborative effort.Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, St. Paul , Logistics Planner Associate, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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