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Supply Chain Planning Analyst

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Location: N. Little Rock, AR, United States
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2019

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Job Description


As a Supply Chain Planning Analyst at Caterpillar, Participates on facility teams to develop material flow plans and pull material replenishment plans.  Responsible for population of the Plan for Every Part database.  Support efforts to improve factory flow to enhance lean material flow.  

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for performing work to achieve corporate supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results. 
This role performs all support activities for the Supply Chain Planning Process and the Plan for Every Part.  
Documents PFEP information in the PFEP Web Tool, including, but not limited to:
 Facility lean material flow plans  data on demand and demand variability  supplier shipping performance and variability percentages for purchased finished material (both time and quantity)
This position deploys visual elements and standard work in facilities, and actively supports facility change management activities as new supply chain processes are deployed.  
This position is responsible for communicating Supply Chain Planning changes to key change targets, utilizing Change Management processes and utilizing visual elements throughout the value stream, including boards, signage and posted standard work and job aids.  
Performs tactical, hands-on work to achieve CPS supply chain process compliance and MQ Certification for a facility.  
Performs tactical, hands-on work with other Supply Chain functions, 3rd party providers and facility divisions to drive supply chain improvements.  
The incumbent analyzes value stream supply chain constraints and deploys corrective action. 
Minimal Travel Required (5% - 15% working time)


Required Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of standard supply chain systems
  • Must possess understanding of manufacturing and operations standard processes and basic product knowledge
  • CPS Support Team Member Qualified
  • CPS Functional Job Role Qualified
  • APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification desired
  • College or university degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience, is required. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible supply chain job experience desired
  • 6 Sigma project experience desired
  • Experience with the CPS RIW and Value Stream Transformation process desired
  • A background in Supply Chain, Manufacturing / Operations, Inventory Management, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management and/or Logistics is desired.
  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work across functions to perform work deploying supply chain improvements
    Requires problem-solving skills to solve common problems
  • Must be a strong team player in order to be effective in deploying supply chain improvements as part of a team
  • Ability to analyze business conditions and situations during deployment needed to minimize disruption to daily requirements

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at
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Jul 27, 2019


United States