Work Type: Co-opLocations: Neenah, WI & Roswell, GA & Knoxville, TN; Rogers, ARStart Dates: January & June – 6 month assignmentOur co-op will offer you a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available in the supply chain while working on real projects such as process improvements in flow planning for finished products, raw materials and finishing supplies, space utilization and optimization analysis, or warehouse operations systems analysis. You will be provided meaningful work experiences that contribute to the overall strategic business goals of Kimberly-Clark. You’ll be treated and respected as a valuable contributor and given your own responsibilities and accountabilities. Your intern experience will include performance evaluations that provide you with valuable professional feedback to gauge your strengths and measure areas of improvement.At Kimberly-Clark, Supply Chain co-op experiences are a valued part of our culture. Kimberly-Clark considers its pool of co-ops and interns to be a great source of future full-time employees.Logistics StructureThere may be no better place to launch or advance your supply chain career than at Kimberly-Clark. That’s because we’ve structured our logistics organization in a way that enables you to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain and a rewarding work experience. Whether beginning your supply chain career or seeking a new challenge as an experienced professional, our team environment will allow you to contribute to your fullest potential.Functional Overviews – Candidates who apply for this co-op role will be placed into one of the outlined functional areas below based on skills, business need and interest. This is NOT a rotational program. Procurement – Negotiate with suppliers on matters of quality, service price and other areas of value. Per Kimberly-Clark’s “Strategic Category Management” process, create and develop sourcing plans and conduct industry analysis. Participate on project teams and meet objectives by providing procurement expertise through acquiring assigned goods, equipment and/or services that provide the best total cost of ownership to the corporation. Key customers are business units, suppliers and product development.Supply Planning – Review and analyze material demand and strategically collaborate with vendors to support production schedules. Develop, control, and manage operating schedules in the company’s production facilities using sales forecasts developed with marketing. Utilizing knowledge of mill capabilities, SAP tools are used to establish mill production levels and inventory targets to meet demand needs. Perform short and long-term analysis of equipment capacity and material needs. Key customers are marketing, mill operations, customer service, and suppliers.Logistics Capabilities – Provide continuous improvement solutions for order management and distribution to improve supply chain performance and to reduce costs. Activities include communicating and resolving order issues, assisting with DC and inventory constraint management, and report generation. Key customers are deployment, distribution, and customer solutions.Distribution Operations –Team members manage the flow of product from the case packer through shipment loading at both mills and distribution centers. Drive performance of third party DC operations, problem solve across functional supply chain groups to deliver service to retail customer, support distribution initiatives (new DC start-ups, automation), and monitor supply chain cost. Key customers are business units, retail customers, mill operations, third party operators and transportation.Distribution Process & Systems- Team members are responsible for the Warehouse Management System (WMS) that directs work activity within a DC related to unloading, storage, replenishment, case picking and outbound loading, as well as the standard processes and warehouse layouts that govern the network of DCs. Analysis of lift-truck operator productivity, industrial engineering of productivity standards, participation in expansion of e-commerce fulfillment processes, support of transformational order pick processes and opportunity to travel to mills and DCs for on-site engagement. Key customers are business units, retail customers, mill operations, third party operators and transportation.Customer Logistics Strategies and Service – Provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for order management and aggressively work to improve supply chain performance. Build relationships with internal and external customers. Work proactively with customer and sales to reduce cost to serve. Communicate and resolve order issues with customers and sales. Key customers are retail customers, sales, transportation, distributors and planning.Transportation – Negotiate with carriers for price, service and equipment to achieve delivery of materials and product at minimum distribution costs. Analyze and perform mode/carrier selection, shipment tracking, and measurement of customer service and carrier performance. Key customers are distribution, retail customers and transportation providers.QualificationsStudents must have completed 2-3 years toward a four year college degree; preferably in Business, Logistics Management, Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Engineering or related field. Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 overall GPA is preferred (transcripts will be requested).A high degree of analytical skill is required.Students must be authorized to work indefinitely in the U.S. on a regular full time basis.The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position. This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job. K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.