Network Load Planner
Caterpillar - Morton, IL

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Network Load Planner (
      Job Number: 1300018V )

      Description
      Department Overview:

      The Caterpillar Ground Transportation Operations Center is the central transportation planning and execution facility for the Americas . This facility has responsibility to ensure the successful delivery of North American shipments to and from Caterpillar and client facilities.

      The center is composed of teams engaged in:

      a) Implementation

      b) Operations

      c) Support functions

      Job Description / Responsibilities

      The Network Planner (NP) will be in charge of optimizing the Caterpillar inbound network for the most cost efficient loads at the highest trailer utilization. Daily, the Network Planner will optimize all shipments to create the most efficient loads. Once scanning through all the loads, the NP will tender all Parcel, LTL and TL carriers. Once tendered, the loads become the responsibility of the regional load planners to monitor. Network Planner will monitor drop in shipments as the day goes on and will run eligible load optimization at standard times each day.

      NP will spend half their day doing the optimization and planning of the loads throughout the network. The second half of their day will be to validate the data and interpret ways of cost saving throughout the network optimization.

      NP will work with IT on ways to achieve these savings. If Load Planner has questions or ideas about how to make the optimization more efficient or trends they are seeing, they can report them to the NP for further analysis. This will allow a buffer for questions or concerns that need to be passed on to IT. The NP will need to be the point to person for all questions regarding the load planning.

      NP should be the person that travels to the facilities and presents FOM/TM to our customers. The NP should run a network optimization in QA/TEST TM and show the capabilities of the system. This will be beneficial alongside the implementation team on our facility visits.

      NP should also being running analysis and small projects to forecast different ways of cost savings throughout our network. For example, running cost analysis on what the savings could be if we opened the strategy files to have a 150 mile campus versus a 200 mile radius. The NP would work with the Modeling team on these projects.

      Qualifications

      Qualifications


      Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible truck transportation operations experience

      Relevant experience in Load Planning or Transportation Control initiatives (preferably using JDA-Transportation Manager)

      Solid computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, and Visio; MS Access experience a plus

      Bachelor's Degree in Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or other related business degree

      Extensive knowledge of North American Transportation best practices and procedures

      Excellent written and oral communication skills

      Flexibility to work on and off shift hours

      Demonstrated decision-making and analytical skills

      Problem solving skills, with the ability to think quickly on one’s feet

      Display a high degree of personal initiative, accountability, teamwork, and customer focus
      Desirable Qualifications


      Master’s degree (preferably in Logistics or Supply Chain)

      Demonstrated organization skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously


      3PL Experience

      6 Sigma/Lean Experience
      Expected Training:


      JDA Transportation Management Training

      Caterpillar CPS Supply Chain Management
      Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      Unposting Date - Feb 23, 2013, 12:59:59 AM

      Primary Location - United States-Illinois-Morton-MORTON01-Morton IL A Office

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