Dexter Axle

  • Production Control & Logistics Manager

    Location US-IN-Albion
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/12/2018 7:30 AM)
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  • Overview

    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 Production Control & Logistics Manager at our multi-plant manufacturing facility located in Albion, Indiana.


    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.

    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    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.

    Position Summary

    The Production Control & Logistics Manager is responsible for the logistics functions of materials and production planning, purchasing, production and inventory control, inbound and outbound logistics, and sourcing for the multi-plant manufacturing campus.  This position will report to the Director of Operations for the Albion Campus.  


    Leading Production Control and Logistics functions which includes order entry, production scheduling, purchasing (excl. strategic sourcing), logistics planning, shipping & receiving, material handling, packaging design and planning, fleet, and material flow optimization


    Ensuring part shortages are absent from the manufacturing operations


    Directing all aspects of material movement from purchasing to delivering the materials to the customer including:

    • Receiving transactions and the movement of material to inventory
    • Movement of material to the point of use designated in the production area, ready for use (i.e. kitted or free of packaging as required)
    • Movement of finished goods off the end of the line to the shipping area or internal customer
    • Shipping parts to the end customer

    Scheduling production master scheduling process across all production:

    • Scheduling all aspects of the operation and coordinating logistics and all production areas
    • Exercising expert knowledge of how to drive and implement a master schedule, supermarket areas and Kanban systems for in process inventory

    Optimizing material handling labor material flow:

    • Owning time studies for material handling labor and material flow and continuously improving them through the use of industrial engineering methods
    • Developing and implementing standard work for all aspects of PC&L operations

    Designing and implementing optimal dunnage and packaging solutions


    Driving towards sustainable solutions


    Planning for every part approach to new product launches


    Facilitating strategy deployment


    Supervisory Responsibilities


    Directly supervises inventory control manager, order entry supervisor, shipping & receiving supervisors, and fleet manager.  Supervisory responsibilities must be carried out in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training direct reports; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance yearly; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 


    Education and Experience


    Shares Dexter Values and prioritizes safety, compliance and respect for the individual


    Requires an undergraduate degree in industrial or mechanical engineering, supply chain management, or a comparable discipline and at least 10 years of leadership experience in large, high pressure operations (>$300 million in revenues), automotive or similar preferred, or an equivalent in combination of education and experience.


    Must possess strong team, leadership, and interpersonal skills and be able to work with senior executives as well as hourly employees


    Must possess a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines


    Must possess expert knowledge of product launch management systems, material handling systems and the ability to teach them across all levels

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


    CSCP or CPIM (APICS), CPSM (ISM), or CSCMP preferred


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