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Kelly Services Inventory Planner in Columbus, Indiana

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting contract opportunity with one of our leading clients!

Title: Inventory Planner

Location: Columbus, IN

Duration: 5 months Inventory Planner


  • Supports several aspects of Cummins Emissions Solutions (CES) Warehouse and Logistics Operations.

  • Conducts functional analysis and process assessments to identify development needs and process improvements.

  • Coordinates and monitors improvement projects of varying complexity and size in assigned functional area.

  • This position may provide exposure to multiple Cummins warehouse and manufacturing plants and sub-functions.


  • Accountable for Cummins Emissions Solutions (CES) Southern Indiana Logistics Center (SILC) Warehouse operations and process performance.

  • Accountable for EPA2017 materials flow at SILC based on collaborative teamwork with CES cross functional teams, manufacturing Plants, Warehouses, 3PL’s and carriers.

  • CES Premium Freight process owner.

  • Co-leads development/implementation of CES warehouse functional excellence initiatives.

  • Co-lead Warehouse process improvement, warehouse cost reduction and warehouse resources optimization based on SLA, Value Stream Mapping and Problem-Solving Techniques (Kaizen, 5 Why’s, A3, Six Sigma, etc.).

  • Leads COS and Cummins Policies/Values as part of CES Warehouse Management system.

  • Leads SILC’s warehouse operations with 3PL and cross-functional team.

  • Leads SILC ACDM KPI’s and support CES strategic/tactical warehouse initiatives.

  • Assist or support Safe Launch Plan of VPI Program launches at SILC warehouse.

  • Provide warehouse and logistics information to multiple users and stakeholders within CES.

  • Support or assist Monthly Business Meetings review with 3PL, follow up and close Safety, A3’s, CAR’s and open actions.

  • Manage, coach, and develop team members and indirect reports.

  • Develop reporting capability for supply chain KPI’s and Leadership stakeholders.

  • Ensure data integrity of all analytics and reports.

  • Promote safe and right work environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree highly preferred.

  • Will consider candidates with relevant working experience in their background.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in manufacturing & warehousing operations required.

  • Supply Chain experience is required.

  • Quality Standard knowledge (ISO, VDA, IATF).

  • Certified Six Sigma GB preferred

Schedule / Travel

  • Monday – Friday position with core working hours being 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST.

  • Overtime will need to be worked on occasion.

  • Travel Required: 10% or less of time - travel would be to other local locations in the area.

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Taryn Carbone ( ) for immediate consideration.

Why Kelly ® ?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly , we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.