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Aston Carter Supply Chain Planner in Solon, Ohio

Position summary:

Daily review of current and short term inventory level projections, analysis of immediate term distribution plans to identify gaps or remove excess recommendations, and make final decisions on product movement that fits within current network capacity constraints and achieves the operational

objectives of maximizing service and minimizing waste.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Make experience based and data driven decisions that aim to minimize service risk in scenarios with imperfect solutions.

  • Communicate regional inventory gaps to internal/external stakeholders and be accountable for service results.

  • Be a key advocate for smooth flow of supply and drive transparency when supply is constrained.

  • Push end to end collaboration and continuous improvement in areas that affect supply, service or waste.

  • Daily review of event exceptions that impact short term inventory projections such as ‘late incubation release’, ‘loads in the past’, ‘in-transits in the past’. Follow up with key cross functional teams to resolve event exceptions and reduce future event exceptions.

  • Reconcile and confirm dispatch plans. Adjust dispatch plans where needed to account for redeployment decisions, possible spoilage, rebalancing inventory levels, production planning variance, or aging of stock.

  • Work closely with Factory and Transportation teams to ensure production deployment is completed timely and reduces need for future re-deployment.

  • Ensure supply moves fit within short term DC/Factory/Warehouse space and throughput capacity. React to current capacity constraints by prioritizing inventory moves, reducing truckloads, pushing out supply moves all while solving for service.

  • Make decisions on inventory movement that maximizes supply payload. Build and optimize truckloads using system tools to improve payload while maintaining target service levels. Research examples where payload is not met to identify root cause and drive improvement.

  • Identify the need to expedite inventory movement and facilitate process with cross functional partners.

  • Build Stock Transfer Orders (STOs) according to aligned cut-off times

  • Check Available To Promise (ATP) inventory and confirm inventory to STO Delivery Notes according to aligned cut-off times

  • Execute on direction received from DRP on moves for potential salvage waste or specific moves to help solve for capacity.

Requirements and minimum education level:

  • College degree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Must have ability to work well with others and demonstrate desire to collaborate team environment

  • Previous supply chain work experience

  • Demonstrated experience working well with members of the team

  • Demonstrated ability to focus with limited distraction and work in a fast paced environment

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, time management.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including excel and word.

  • Familiar with SAP, preferred.

    About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email ( for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.