Supply Chain Supervisor in Shanghai at ZF

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overall Purpose of Job:
  • Production Planning Supervisor, AP is responsible for driving Supply chain improvements related to Lean production & capacity planning, demand management on finished good side.
  • Drive standardization in production planning practices across Asia Pacific plants by – educating plants on standard Work Instruction, Procedure, Training material, Finished Goods Inventory reviews & on site workshops on Finished Goods Scheduling & Capacity analysis.
  • In addition, coordinate Supply chain relates for Braking Product Line with existing & especially new plants. Imparting training, crisis management, new plant support, material planning optimization, warehousing improvement, new project support & key metrics review.
  • Candidate must be hands on with detail Production planning knowledge especially ERP/MRP concepts & other aspects of Supply chain- Material planning, Logistics & Warehousing. Capable to interact effectively with all levels from Shop Floor to Leadership.

Major Responsibilities:

Compile timely customer forecast (actual plus forecast) for ZF key platforms & consolidate into China customer volume update. Follow up with plants to ensure customer forecast accuracy.

  • Drive Lean Scheduling Implementation in Asia plants – using a standardized lean methodology to drive Schedule Attainment, On Time Delivery and Finished Goods Min & Max. Focus on regular review and support to plants.

  • Coordinate on Production planning Initiatives within the Region for Asia Pacific plants

  • Weekly monitoring of following for all plants
    • Finished Goods Ideal Inventory trend
    • Attend Regional Weekly Inventory Review Meeting

  • Coordinate closely with Sales team on Customer T&C
    • Contract terms
      • Firm & Forecast Periods ; Fluctuation ; Liability clause

  • Monthly reviews on FG excess & obsolete, extend support to sell same to Inter-company & escalate to Sales.
  • Weekly monitoring of following for all plants
    • Finished Goods Ideal Inventory trend
    • Attend Regional Weekly Inventory Review Meeting

  • Coordinate closely with Sales team on Customer T&C
    • Contract terms
      • Firm & Forecast Periods ; Fluctuation ; Liability clause

  • Monthly reviews on FG Excess & Obsolete, extend support to sell same to Inter-company & escalate to Sales

  • Weekly monitoring of following for all plants
    • Finished Goods Ideal Inventory trend
    • Attend Regional Weekly Inventory Review Meeting

  • Coordinate closely with Sales team on Customer T&C
    • Contract terms
      • Firm & Forecast Periods ; Fluctuation ; Liability clause

  • Monthly reviews on FG Excess & Obsolete, extend support to sell same to Inter-company & escalate to Sales

  • Drive Supply chain metrics within Product Line related to On Time Delivery performance, Inventory & Days, Logistics cost optimization including premium freight management.







  • Work closely with Supply chain managers of Braking plants in AP to improve overall Supply chain optimization by-
    • Supporting new project launch matters
    • Intercompany matters related to Supply chain
    • On Site Inventory / Cash Workshops
    • Support during crisis management
    • Capacity analysis as applicable

  • Pursue Asia Pacific Supply chain vision with all Braking plants
    • Standardization – Procedures
    • Work closely with IS on advanced Scheduling tool development and implementation
    • Drive Supply chain & IS Vision
      • QAD Reports
      • EDI & Bar coding
      • QAD e-Module training
      • Strong follow up on Health of ERP system
    • Inventory Vision <= 15 Days & Freight < 2.5% of Sales (without modules)
      • Support short term & long terms initiatives

  • Coordinate with Purchasing on Supplier terms & conditions matters to reduce Inventory/ improve Cash flow of Braking plants


Key Competencies:

Good communication skills to manage different level of staff in multi locations and environments
  • Compatible & Patient behaviour will help drive Regional initiatives among plants including JVs
  • Personality to earn respect from plant by supporting and helping them without losing the mentor & regional touch
  • Hands on previous experience a must in areas of Production, Material planning with sound knowledge on Warehousing systems
  • Analytical skills to map business processes related to Production Planning Management
  • ERP experience with good know how on SAP/QAD/ORACLE is a must
  • Thorough Knowledge on Production Planning systems & procedure
  • Lean knowledge required related to Order to Cash process
  • 6 Sigma Certification at least Green belt

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
Education:
BS degree or above
Prefer – Specialization in Operations or Supply chain
APICS certified – American Production Inventory Control Society

Experience and Skill Requirements
Language: English and Chinese are a must

Experience: 6~7 Years working experience , Preference Working experience in MNC companies
•2+ Years experience in Regional roles managing, interacting with multiple sites, Past experience on helping multiple plants within Region required
•Knowledge on Production Planning systems a must
•ERP experience a must – QAD, SAP, Oracle

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