Lilly Logistics Process Engineer-Automated Solutions in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.
The Logistics Process Engineer will join the project team supporting automated material handling and storage equipment commissioning and qualification activities, commercial product validation and ultimately ensuring the operating of the site intralogistics system ( Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), Material Conveyance, Automated Guided Vehicles, etc. ) meet the requires of the business.
The logistics system for this facility will be highly integrated, minimizing inventory holding, utilizing reusable/returnable containers, and pallets in closed loop system design.
Material Flow and Project Support
Drive lean principles and ensure efficient and effective material flows are maintained
Support end to end integration of innovative supply chain solutions to ensure efficient high speed automated logistics operations
Coordinate, cross functionally, to ensure appropriate container harmonization is achieved across both internal Lilly sites and external supply network
Implement pallet and tote cleaning strategies
Implement material identification strategies
Support the development of Logistics Standard Operating Procedures, as required, in partnership with Operations Leadership
Partner with maintenance and automation to develop a spare parts strategy and identify potential failure modes
Identify and implement business continuity strategies for the intralogistics system
Support the deployment of a logistics cockpit for intralogistics system monitoring
Post Project Responsibilities
Responsible for ensuring the Logistics Systems (ASRS, Conveyance, AGVs, etc.) meet the demands of the business
Identify and implement solutions to improve system efficiency to ensure maximum throughput
Monitor the daily performance of the system, looking for trends and opportunities for continuous improvement
Maintain Plan for Every Part and Plan for Every Flow data throughout the lifecycle of all production flows to ensure flows are balanced and not stressing the system
Work closely with business leaders to identify when business demands will exceed the capability of the logistics system
Act as the subject matter expert within the supply chain and logistics organization for the intralogistic system operation.
Experience in Supply Chain and Logistics management performed in matured industries with complex supply chain (e.g. - Automotive, FMCG, Pharma/Medical Devices)
SAP User/Experience in using ERP systems
Demonstrated Project Management skills and ability to coordinate complex projects across manufacturing network/external partners
Knowledge of supply chain network modeling and analysis tools
Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate and influence effectively across functional groups and stakeholders
Strategic thinking and ability to balance short-term needs with long/term business evolution
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Enthusiasm for changes, team spirit and flexibility
- Bachelor’s Degree in business, Engineering, or Supply Chain Logistics (MBA is a preference)
APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) certification a plus
Lean or Six Sigma experience
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