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Slotting and Capacity Analyst

Date:  Nov 18, 2021

Buford, GA, US, 30518

Global Industrial

Corporate Overview

For over 70 years Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.

We carry over one million industrial, material handling and business products that are sold through our website, corporate sales people and full color catalogs. We are constantly increasing our product offerings to meet the diverse and changing needs of our customers. Our customers include small to large corporations, institutions, government agencies and consumers across North America.

Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the management, oversight, and support of the WMS Slotting Module and capacity planning at Global Industrial to constantly strive to maximize space, optimize location utilizations, follow DC location requirements for safety, increase process efficiencies of Putaway, Picking, and Replenishment teams, and improve building throughput. 
Responsibilities include serving as the super user of slotting and WMS configuration across all sites within Global Industrial’s distribution center network through observation, analysis, and conclusive recommendations. The Analyst will primarily focus on performing analytics of current product placement, collaborating with internal departments such as Operational Excellence Engineering, Inventory Control, DC Operations, Safety, and WMS IT teams for identifying improvement opportunities and finalizing the slotting plan. 
The Analyst will work with multiple, inter-department leaders to achieve and exceed the company’s Accelerated Customer Experience (ACE) strategic goals by focusing on and driving Slotting guidelines, Capacity principles, Labor Management, Elimination of Waste, Lead-Time Reduction, and Cost Reduction. This position has a direct responsibility in defining and executing strategies that deliver significant, quantifiable process improvement and financial benefit.
•    Manage and support the configuration of the WMS Slotting Module to maximize process efficiency through effective item placement, warehouse analysis, and maintaining system related logic in alignment with business strategy.
•    Act as first line of support and subject matter expert in configuring, monitoring, reporting, and enhancing the Slotting module and related processes.
•    Develop and update key metrics (KM’s) related to capacity, inventory turns, moves-cost benefits, and SKU velocity.
•    Partner with functional leaders and DC management staff to assess current processes, identify process improvement opportunities, and establish best practices.
•    Develop tools and solutions including system software enhancements, new/improved metrics reporting, facility design, workflow management, material handling, and labor planning.
•    Provide functional support for the Warehouse Management System suite, including Labor Management, Slotting, Pick path sequencing, XYZ mapping, Reporting and other applicable system configuration needs.
•    Conduct and evaluate time studies performed by self/engineers/consultants in order to validate and approve engineered standard workbooks.
•    Act as a subject matter expert and champion of industry trends in cultivating an environment that encourages problem solving, critical thinking, and innovation.
•    Support Labor Management System (LMS) activities including the establishment and maintenance of engineered labor standards based on best practices, training leaders and associates, coaching/mentoring, process mapping, value stream mapping, data analysis, performance incentive programs, and sustainability.
•    Support drafting and design layouts for processes, equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate ergonomics and maximum efficiency using drafting and computer applications.
•    Support capital and operating budgets providing analysis and input as appropriate.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies and skills

•    Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (IE), IE Technology, Supply Chain Management, Computer Sciences, or relatable accredited engineering degree
•    Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a warehousing and distribution environment
•    Exceptional analytical skills with strong attention to detail
•    Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to drive results
•    Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to comfortably deliver presentations to the appropriate audience spanning executives, managers and/or associates
•    Strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities required
•    Able to bring teams together using strong influencing skills to execute projects and achieve project milestones
•    Advanced knowledge of both Warehouse Management Systems’ slotting modules and Labor Management Systems. Korber/HighJump experience a plus
•    High level of proficiency in MS Excel
•    Intermediate proficiency with AutoCAD, MS Project & MS Visio
•    Proficiency using MS Word and PowerPoint
•    Experience with predetermined motion time systems (MOST or MTM) a plus
•    25-40% travel required and possibly more during project rollouts

EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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