Dexter Axle Capacity Planning Analyst in Elkhart, Indiana

Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Capacity Planning Analyst at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.

Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.

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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Documents and understands SIOP component requirements by manufacturing plant, commodity and customer. Document demonstrated capacity for components and finished goods by manufacturing plant and product line. Creates a macro document that can demonstrate flex requirements in demand from customers or product mix by customer and by manufacturing plant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Determines most efficient and economical routing of finished goods based on geographical region.

  • Engages with all levels of operations to determine fluctuations in capacity and anticipates the mix changes of seasons, new customers and customer willingness for changes to product lines.

  • Assists with AOP, SIOP and monthly flash forecast to align demand with capacity for 99% delivery performance.

  • Understands takt time, lean manufacturing and master data lead time planning.

  • Super user of ERP system and deploys a play book for managing supply of finished goods from the manufacturing plants to actual demonstrated capacity.

  • Establishs cadence of reviews for assumptions to established capacity vs actual, recommendations and counter measures.

  • Implements MMOG (Materials Management Operational Guidelines) in manufacturing facilities.

  • Identifies constraints with consistent improvements that are counter measures directed with the manufacturing plant for permanent corrective action.

  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.

Up to 50% overnight travel required.

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or a comparable discipline and at least 2 years related experience; or an equivalent in combination of education and experience. Strong working knowledge in MMOG, lean manufacturing, six sigma, and industrial manufacturing.

ID: 2018-2809

External Company Name: Dexter Axle

Street: 2900 Industrial Parkway East