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Randstad Associate Transportation Planner in Holland, Michigan

Associate Transportation Planner

job details:

  • location:Holland, MI

  • salary:$21.50 - $26 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • experience:Entry Level

  • job type:Temp to Perm

  • reference:S_877056

  • questions:david.scrace@randstadusa.com616.393.1014

job description

Associate Transportation Planner

Plans transportation for orders, using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Transportation Management System (TMS) systems, optimization, and review processes, to effectively deliver product with priority on quality, schedule, and cost. Schedules deliveries with dealers according to established standard work. Communicates with Distribution Center (DC), carriers, Customer Service (CS), and dealers on all transportation exceptions. Uses daily reports to execute planning of orders; uses business intelligence tools to analyze shipment data and drive continuous improvement.


? Uses tools and processes to ensure all orders pass through Systems, Applications, Processes (SAP) delivery groups? process with correct attributes to facilitate accurate load planning.

? Updates and maintains product attributes related to delivery groups to ensure accurate transmission of data to TMS.

? Reviews daily shipment plans to assess load feasibility, cube, weight, and schedule before approving plan and scheduling loads to ensure customer satisfaction.

? Under direction from manager, evaluates special shipping requests from CS and dealers. Determines and schedules appropriate transportation services to meet requirements and minimize cost.

? Communicates with dealers, installers, and project managers to ensure delivery requirements are met and load plans are firmed in timely manner.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • Shows tact and diplomacy in resolving problems among peers, carriers, and dealers concerning logistics. Recommends solutions for disputes that require escalation to management. Addresses problems promptly to ensure delivery is not delayed.

  • Conducts root cause analysis of service failures to assist with developing and implementing countermeasures.

  • Provides feedback regarding carrier performance to Transportation Specialists to provide more complete picture.

  • Writes and updates standard work for logistics team and ensures all processes are subject to continuous improvement to ensure all processes are appropriately documented and remain current with best practices.

  • Collects and assists with analyzing shipment data to make data-driven recommendations for improvement in service, performance, and cost.

  • Participates in rotational "on call" support to provide Saturday work coverage as necessary.

  • Contributes to development and maintenance of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure performance of business.

  • Utilizes personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse while performing functions of position.




Entry Level


? Experience in transportation, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing or other relevant discipline, including experience utilizing TMS, preferred.

? Experience with SAP or similar ERP system desirable.

? Bachelor?s degree in business-related field, equivalent degree, or job-specific equivalent work experience.

? PC and keyboard/mouse skills required. Intermediate spreadsheet (i.e., Microsoft Excel) skills, including sorting, filtering, charting, formulas, macros, and formatting for hard copy output.

? Proficiency with Qlikview, Business Objects, or similar business intelligence applications desirable.

? Familiarity with multiple shipping modes, including Full Truck Load (FTL), Less than Truck Load (LTL), Intermodal, and Parcel.

? Familiarity with Canadian logistics desirable.

? Ability to defer when dealing with customers and demand performance when dealing with suppliers and peers.

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.