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Inventory Analyst - 1st Shift (Hodges, South Carolina)

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Location: Hodges, SC, United States
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2019

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Job Description


While working at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will support your team in efforts of continuous improvement. Under limited direction, performs a variety of logistic support activities in the areas of logistics planning, materials planning, and packaging analysis and other duties as assigned. Typically reports to a supervisor. 

Job duties may include: 

  • Plan for supplier material deliveries, track information on suppliers including replenishment schedules, and monitor packaging quantities and usage. 
  • Prepare inventory reports and determine the quantity and order date for materials needed to meet the master production schedule. 
  • Initiate purchase or production requisitions as appropriate. 
  • Create and review procedures for distribution and inventory management to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize cost. 
  • Ensures purchased material is ordered, shipped and delivered to meet scheduled build requirements while maintaining appropriate inventory levels. 
  • Use of multiple Caterpillar information systems to track and plan for material, inventory, and shipping.   
  • May prepare receiving report and note record shortages and damaged materials.  Prepares and/or assembles required shipping documents. 
  • Investigate and resolve receiving discrepancies and notify appropriate personnel of results or required actions. 
  • Analyze product workflow and develops logistics plans that affect production, distribution, and inventory. Creates and reviews procedures for distribution and inventory management. 
  • May communicate with suppliers daily to expedite, stop, or change the delivery of materials. 
  • May rotate to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities. 
  • Root cause corrective action
  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-year degree or 5+ years of related work experience in Materials Operations, Packaging or Planning.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • At least 5 years of manufacturing experience
  • Supply chain experience
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate proficiency in Material Tracking systems
  • Production planning experience
  • Vendor management experience

Additional Information:  

  • This is an hourly position with an entry wage of $19.31/hour in Hodges, SC
  • Resumes are highly encouraged for all applicants
  • No relocation benefits are available

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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Aug 31, 2019


United States