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Job title: Logistics Planner
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 02 December 2021
Job reference no: 4035401736

Job Description

  • Prepare BPCS on a weekly basis for MRP run by ensuring:
    • All incoming and outgoing processing is up to date as per defined processes.
    • Demands are correct in the system.
    • All stock takes/ cycle counts have been adjusted.
    • All disputes have been taken into account i.e. processing which cannot be completed, unresolved stock variances, shipping issues identified by the suppler / freight forwarder.
  • Run MRP weekly for all BOM components and insert results into excel spread sheets then carry out the following activities:
    • Ensure all graphs are updated for all product codes.
    • Check each product codes for correct safety stock levels as per defined levels.
    • Evaluate each code to determine if stock levels are correct i.e. overstock / understock.
    • Remove any backlogs older than a week if confirmed with the supplier that parts have not been or planned to be delivered.
    • Evaluate track and trace to ensure no stock deficiencies due to late vessels or local deliveries.
    • Adjust BPCS orders according to recognised disputes and rerun MRP and repeat the process were required.
  • Publish “Scheduled Purchase Orders” weekly using EDI or email depending on suppliers communication setup and ensure receipt by supplier.
  • Place spot orders for all BOM shelf items i.e. labels, ribbons, tie wraps where supplier does not accept Scheduled Purchase Orders (SPO’s)
  • Ensure EDI is set-up correctly with all suppliers as per their defined capabilities.
  • Ensure all deliveries / pickups have taken place as per specified date and follow-up if non-compliant and issue NCR if required.
  • Follow up on all logistics NCR’s issued and ensure cost collection is done accurately and 8D”s are received were relevant.
  • Ensuring the integrity of BPCS as the primary system used to order and despatching stock to ensure zero production line / customer stoppages or over stock situation due to incorrect parameter set-up.
  • Evaluate on a two monthly basis all lead times, lots sizes, incremental quantities, firm zones and safety stock levels are in line with actuals and defined parameters.
  • Ensure effective change level control to minimize obsolescence.
  • Ensure all parts required for change level / new projects are ordered and followed up on to ensure timeously delivery.
  • Ensure BPCS is updated for all new parts / level change parts to ensure placement of SPO’s on time.
  • Ensure all parts have approved contracts in place with the supplier.Follow up with program buyers when necessary to ensure that prices are updated when concern is highlighted.
  • Ensure all emails received are actioned on a weekly basis.
  • Prepared the required information needed to enable timeously reporting.


  • Grade 12 with maths.
  • Relevant Degree/Diploma with sound experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years Planning and Control experience
  • Computerised MRP systems experience mandatory.

Required Capabilities and Skills

  • Computer skills
  • Adequate physical and mental capability
  • Organisational and logistical planning skills
  • Systems development and implementation capabilities
  • Ability to pay special attention to detail.