ZF Supply Chain Supervisor in Shanghai, China

Supply Chain Supervisor

Automotive Staff - Purchasing

33000BR

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

Required Education and Experience

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: 67 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

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Purchasing & Logistics

City

Shanghai

State

Shanghai

Country

China