Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the logistics team comprising team leaders, stock controller and material handlers.
To ensure all risk assessments and safety audits within the logistics areas are completed in line with the required schedule and are correctly documented
Actively encourage hazard identification and timely completion of improvement actions
Identify and drive reductions in forklift truck movements in the factory
Sign off incident / accident reports, ensuring the relative actions identified resolve root cause and are implemented in a timely manner
Drive 5S improvement activity
Document all departmental processes and procedures and ensure effective training against these
Ensure completion of cycle counts in line with SAP schedule and timely completion of stock check requests by the stock controller
Coordinate and manage the investigation of stock discrepancies, interrogate SAP to identify root cause
Implement long-term corrective actions to eliminate stock accuracy issues, assigning tasks and training to the relevant department/s
Track plan changes caused by stock losses and using pareto method focus resource on the main issues
Appropriate management of lineside stock, including identifying and maintaining min / max stock levels to ensure availability of parts with no stock outs
Optimise picking processes, consider single piece flow from stores through to production
Measure, analyse and improve booking in, putaway and picking efficiency and accuracy in goods in and despatch areas
Identify opportunities for warehouse storage improvements
Ensure the correct storage of materials in all warehouses
Keep manager up to date with any roadblock issues
Attend and contribute to daily production meetings
Ensure all despatch processes are maintained in line with Brexit and International Trade requirements and that all corresponding documentation is correct and up to date.
Work with the required teams towards AEO status / Bonded warehouse as per business requirements.
Develop detailed, comprehensive baby A3s for the logistics areas and stock accuracy with improvement actions linked to departmental KPIs and present at the monthly strategy review meetings
Explore opportunities for VMI and / or outsourcing of kitting activities. Work with suppliers to implement long term viable solutions. Justify recommendations backed up by comprehensive data analysis
Identify system improvements particularly WMS and barcoding opportunities to improve stock control
Using knowledge of lean principles implement Kanban pull systems using runners, repeaters, strangers methodology where appropriate
Management of the forklift truck fleet and control system
Management of racking maintenance, safety features and requirements
Analyse staff requirements, ensuring the correct levels are in place and justify additions to team and raise required paperwork
Ensure roles and responsibilities within team are correctly identified, maintained and aligned with relevant skills matrices
Enable and ensure process compliance in the team
Assist the Manager with budgetary tasks and goals. Work to budget and identify and act upon opportunities for improvement.
Other tasks relevant to role required to meet departmental goals
Requirements of role:
Enact the 'stop/go' procedure.
Organise on/off the job training.
Sign off purchase requisitions to appropriate release level in line with the departmental budget.
Set departmental budget
Other Relevant Information
Attend relevant job training as required
UK & Overseas travel may be required
Deliver tool box talks and team briefs - H&S, Quality, Productivity
The job holder will be trained to IOSH Managing Safely
Provide cover and support the Manager when require
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