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Logistics Coordinator

Lahlouh’s business model is built on solving end to end supply chain problems not simply processing transactional print orders. Lahlouh is a partner that focuses on developing collaborative, comprehensive solutions that endeavor to meet all the communication needs of our clients’ dynamic and evolving marketplaces.

Lahlouh's mission is to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective business communications solutions available.

Core capabilities include:

• Sheet-fed offset print                                               • Fulfillment / Distribution logistics

• Dynamic digital print                                                • Packaging Design

• Mailing                                                                   • Marketing Promotions

• Full service Bindery and Assembly                             • Promotions

• Online Solutions                                                      • Large Format print

 

Position:                    Logistics Coordinator

Reports to:                Shipping Lead

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

Department:             Manufacturing

Location/Shift:         Monroe, OH / 1st Shift

 

Job Duties and General Expectations:

  • Arrange for incoming and outgoing shipments to be handled according to set company rules and regulations
  • Always Maintain orderly and safe working conditions and ensure that all safety and health protocols are being followed
  • Shipping Department supplies inventory is kept current at all times and ensure timely ordering & delivery of such items
  • Keep electronic record of weekly inventory counts & orders
  • Work with Shipping Lead to ensure that Shipping Department employees are working towards set goals
  • Assist Shipping Lead to cross/train new employees
  • Assist in preparing documents to be sent with each shipment and ensure that incoming deliveries are complete, along with associated paperwork
  • Ensure that delivery deadlines are correctly met
  • Communicate & resolve when jobs have been shipped short
  • Assist Shipping Lead with workflow to and from the shipping area
  • Assist in preparing packing lists for product shipments consistent with customer requirements, including export documents and ensure all shipments are in regulatory compliance
  • Promote a clean and safe working environment through adherence to OSHA regulations and company safety rules
  • Report back to Shipping Lead any deficiencies in services
  • Assist in processing domestic and international shipments via FedEx and UPS
  • When necessary assist in the packing of outbound items upon request for safe and secure transport to intended destinations and ensure package has correct shipping address
  • All driver logs & company vehicle logs are kept updated in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Monitor file/document requests to stay in compliance
  • Maintenance of all hard copy files and documents, including permanent, work paper, audit, confirmation, correspondence, and research files
  • Ensure quality assurance initiatives are being observed at all times
  • Coordinate export compliance issues and domestic shipping issues with shippers, as required, including shipment tracking and lost freight issues 
  • Manage "same day" packages to ensure same day shipment
  • Coordinate all special requests as documented or requested by shipper. For example: special crating, palletizing, or customer labeling
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Reports personnel problems to Shipping Lead, identifying solutions and recommending action
  • Completes hot jobs and past-due jobs as assigned by Shipping Lead
  • Identifies and corrects defected parts to meet company’s on-time delivery expectations for internal and external customers
  • Participates, and sometimes takes the lead, in company-wide 5S or continuous improvement initiatives
  • Communicates with internal customers (Sales, Billing, Promotional, & Manufacturing Departments and Management Teams) to resolve issues
  • Assists Shipping Lead in organizing department workflow, providing information and maintaining communication and fostering teamwork
  • Dispatching of inbound and outbound material and communicating with both Company and outside drivers and management concerning transportation issues
  • Monitors and contains transportation costs, including the development of spread sheets showing delivery zones and routes
  • Assists Manager in scheduling and tracking of inbound material through outside carriers
  • Assists in developing transportation contacts and obtaining the most beneficial rates on a local & national basis
  • Actively participate in process flow documentation and standard operating procedures and identify opportunities for improvement based on internal and external needs
  • Other projects as required by Lead of the department.

Position Specific Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to quickly resolve problems
  • Excellent computer skills; spreadsheets applications.
  • Maintaining quality customer service to both internal & external customers by providing friendly and timely responses to all Shipping Department related inquiries
  • Understanding of Incoterms and stay current on international exporting changes such as commodity codes and customs regulations 
  • Solid judgment of defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action
  • Strong communicate skills to clearly and effectively interact with all departments and personnel.
  • Provides quality service by establishing and enforcing organizational standards
  • Ability to ensure accurate and timely processing of assigned tasks
  • Continuous improvement mindset

 

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years in a shipping capacity (clerk, freight handler, driver, etc.), including use of Power Industrial Trucks (certification a plus), pallet jacks (manual and/or electric) and other material handling equipment
  • Working knowledge of domestic and international shipping and their respective requirements
  • Working knowledge of FedEx and UPS shipping systems and processing batch shipment labels
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