Cummins US & Canada

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Cummins Inc. Warehouse Process Improvement Specialist in Janesville, Wisconsin

Warehouse Process Improvement Specialist


Use analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain processes.

Responsible for analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations to improve the organization's Supply Chain.

Provide analytical support to one or more functional areas

Use common processes tools, and information systems to enable supply chain analysis.

Ensure data integrity of all analytics and reports.

Analyze and interpret Key Performance Indicators to identify areas for improvement and action plans.

Participate in six sigma and supply chain improvement projects

Use existing business systems to provide analytics and reporting that are capable and repeatable.



Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Global perspective - Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.

Inventory Management and Optimization - Uses analytics and algorithms to determine the optimal level of inventory investment across the end-to-end supply chain within specific constraints (warehouse space, customer delivery, etc.); provides guidance and expertise on planning parameter refinement; develops inventory strategies to support Cummins' strategy and not just a business unit strategy.

Materials KPI Management - Operates in relation to recent or historical outputs as compared to expectations of the organization to determine next steps to drive improvement; assesses gaps to the supply chain performance against the expectation of achieving target deliverables; interprets KPIs to understand end-customer impact; strategically balances trade-offs to influence one KPI while minimizing the impact to others.

Materials Master Data Management - Determines the source of master data (bill-of-material, disposition code, planner code, etc.) ensuring changes are updated at the origin rather than downstream system(s); tracks, monitors, and improves the quality of master data feeding into the demand and supply plan.

​Materials Planning Parameters - Aligns parameters (minimum order quantity, multiple order quantity, lead time, part cost, etc.) to balance the supply and demand plans while stabilizing the supply chain; runs changes to parameter settings in the planning environment and analyzes the impact to customer delivery and inventory.

​Materials Planning System Utilization - Uses the materials planning system to manage supply and demand plans taking long-term corrective action on exception messages and other alerts based on root cause analysis; occasionally refers to adhoc tools such as Excel, Access, TOAD, OMS, etc. in performing problem solving, while leveraging the materials planning system as the primary tool in day-to-day operations.

​Plan for Every Part (PFEP) - Uses PFEP in planning, designing, and management of systems and processes within a facility to ensure delivery of right part at the right time in the right quantity to the right place, which in turn guarantees smooth operations; applies PFEP principles on the end to end supply chain with particular attention to the relationships between master data management, materials planning parameters, engineered material flows, transport management, and warehouse management.

​Planning Data Extraction and Analysis - Extracts, transforms, models, interprets, and presents planning data with the goal of mining useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting value creating decision making.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

B.S or B.A in applicable field

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


At least one internship or equivalent work experience in a supply chain role

  • Lead/Assist Supply Chain functions including Warehousing, Materials, production, inventory, logistics, demand management and order fulfillment.

-Support/Assist Warehouse and Logistics Operations optimization through operations Functional Excellence, Lean Warehousing and Lean Principles (VSM, VSD, Kaizen, etc.)

-Analyze and interpret Key Performance Indicators to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans. Leverage common processes tools and information systems.

-Manage daily warehouse and logistics operations and apply common problem-solving techniques to improve process performance or address process deviations.

-Develop and Manage Plan for Every Part and apply PFEP principles to optimize warehouse capacity/utilization and engineered material flows.

  • Lead/Support CES Packaging tactical projects at CES N.A. Warehouse locations.

-Improve Ergonomics and Safety by conducting regular Ergo assessments on warehouse materials handling processes and by participating as active safety team member.


Primary Location United States-Wisconsin-Janesville-US, WI, Janesville, CES Janesville Warehouse

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 22, 2021, 1:27:05 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2100035H