This position will have responsibility for material replenishment and management. This role will ensure material availability (using optimum inventory based on Kanban) to enable on time assembly and delivery to the customer. This position will work closely with the cell leader on the floor managing the scheduling boards and Kanban boards to ensure accurate data to the cells regarding customer demand.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities
Key Tasks & Responsibility
Manage the Kanban Boards – purchase material to keep the cells running
Manage the Stand Up Meeting with the cell leaders – daily start to each day looking at late, current, and future demand and creating a plan to meet customer demand while reducing cost
Manage inventory in the FF – monitor Kanban and reduce/re-size as necessary
Manage the Kanban Process – audit the Kanban to check for: 1) material and no card, 2) card and no material, 3) no material and no card on board, 4) material being pulled from two bins, 5) material not in dedicated location.
Manage the Customer – act as an interface between floor and customer, communicate problems and appropriately deal with customer demand to ensure zero late
Continuous improvement – participate in continuous improvement activities that drive the KPI’s (E, Q, D, C, I)
- Knowledge of Lean, thorough knowledge of Kanban principles, product component knowledge and assembly processes. Ability to work collaboratively with hourly personnel. The ability to develop and train cell leaders to manage a team oriented production group. High school math, well developed verbal and written communication skills, proficient in Excel as a tool for data analysis, ability to problem solve and the ability to multi-task are required.
Minimum - High School education. Associate’s degree preferred with 4-6 years’ experience OR Bachelors’ Degree
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally, continuous walking and/or standing for 8 hours
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