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Caterpillar, Inc. Inventory Analyst in Bangalore, United States

Career Area:

Supply Chain and Logistics

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR DART - Inventory Analyst (X734)

The Supply Chain Services group part of Product Support & Logistics Division currently has a job opening for a ‘DART EDI Coordinator – Inventory Analyst’ position located in Bangalore, India facility.

Data Accuracy & Records Tracking (DART) Team Overview:

The Data Accuracy & Records Tracking (DART) being part of SCS group is responsible for seamless execution of critical processes for Caterpillar manufacturing facilities in the areas of New Product Introduction (NPI), Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Electronic Data Interface (EDI), Shipping label and Analytics solutions. Supply Chain Services DART team delivers value by initiating and participating in business-critical projects and solutions.


This position is responsible to improve inbound receiving efficiency for facilities that include Caterpillar manufacturing, logistics centers, and cross-dock facilities located globally through on time support on the daily ASN (Advance Shipment Notice) requests from facilities, manage Misdirected ASNs and coordinate with suppliers to ensure EDI ASN & SP20 shipping label to meet enterprise standards.

What You Will Do:

  • Advanced supplier coordination skills to improve supplier & facility ASN & SP20 (Shipping Label) performance

  • Exposure to Supply chain schedules and facility inbound functions

  • Effective facility collaboration skills to improve receiving efficiency

  • Expertise in understanding different EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) transactions and functionalities (EDI 856 ASN, EDI 810 Invoice & SP20 Label)

  • Troubleshoot EDI issues with system & technical teams

  • Support to develop RCCA to improve supplier & facility EDI performances

  • Review and resolve facility ASN requests / issues

  • Collaborate with DART internal teams to resolve ASN grief

  • Track, analyze and resolve Misdirected ASNs from suppliers

  • Coordinate with suppliers to improve shipping label Conformance and Accuracy

  • Coordinate and resolve ASN/IDoc escalations from DART grief team

  • Exposure to limited client facing activities

  • Deliver high performing production systems and efficient, accurate, secure, and accessible data to support analytics needs across Cat and Dealers.

  • Lead and support ERP conversion projects in testing and onboarding dealers/vendors.

  • Develop automated processes to aid in data cleansing and maintenance using analytical tools.

  • Develop and test new reporting tools, following standards and best practices.

  • Assisting in the development of process flows to track lead time by activity and identifying opportunities to reduce lead times.

  • Identifying opportunities for improvements including cost, quality, and service of customer needs and issues.

  • Implementing and maintaining monitoring systems to provide information on shipment status, shipped date, in transit location, estimated arrival date, and actual delivery date.

  • Generating and analyzing reports of transportation costs and carrier performance. Planning and tracking lead times including compliance with related regulations.

Degree Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Science/Engineering or equivalent degree

  • Minimum 5-6 years of experience in Supply chain management, Logistics, 3PL, Warehousing, Service parts Logistics.

Additional Requirements:

  • Effective oral and written communications skills required to collaborate with a wide variety of teams to achieve project deliverables.

  • Must be flexible to work in night shifts and rotational shifts to have enough overlap with global teams.

What you have:

Business Acumen : Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Comments on the organization's business model and financial goals.

• Communicates key considerations for business decision making process.

• Cites examples of types of information needed to make sound business decisions.

• Participates in business task to get things done in own unit or area.

• Caters to key stakeholders and their priorities.

Standard Operating Procedures : Knowledge of established standard operating procedures (SOP); ability to design, implement and evaluate standard operating procedures affecting daily and strategic business operations in order to increase operational efficiency.

Level Basic Understanding :

• Compiles current research relevant to standard operating procedures.

• Explains usage of standard operating procedures in business operations.

• Describes main issues and considerations when using standard operating procedures.

• Identifies key features and functions of standard operating procedures.

Effective Communications : Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Delivers helpful feedback that focuses on behaviors without offending the recipient.

• Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness.

• Makes oral presentations and writes reports needed for own work.

• Avoids technical jargon when inappropriate.

• Looks for and considers non-verbal cues from individuals and groups.

Problem Solving : Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Identifies and documents specific problems and resolution alternatives.

• Examines a specific problem and understands the perspective of each involved stakeholder.

• Develops alternative techniques for assessing accuracy and relevance of information.

• Helps to analyze risks and benefits of alternative approaches and obtain decision on resolution.

• Uses fact-finding techniques and diagnostic tools to identify problems.

Data Gathering and Reporting : Knowledge of tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data; ability to practice them in a particular department or division of a company.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Detects and summarizes patterns in data and findings by producing simple reports.

• Assesses common problems and obstacles surrounding data-gathering.

• Customizes data fields to meet clients' needs.

• Interprets and explains results of a data-gathering initiative.

• Participates in projects to gather data for needs analysis.

Data Visualization : Knowledge of principles, techniques and processes of data visualization; ability to create high quality figures effectively for various business scenarios and storytelling.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Creates figures for regular data visualization tasks in an honest and compelling way.

• Develops or uses appropriate tools and software, such as Tableau and Data wrapper, to generate different types of data visualization.

• Follows established standards and procedures to obtain, aggregate and analyze data for visualization.

• Outputs statistical models into charts, graphs and maps to demonstrate outliers, patterns and trends of data.

• Employs data visualization in documents or reports to tell informative and compelling stories.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Tools : Knowledge of electronic data interchange tools; ability to design, implement and maintain tools and facilities in order to establish a computer-to-computer interchange of electronic data among organizations.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Maps EDI data within appropriate applications; develops and test new maps.

• Assists in the development of tools and techniques for electronic data interchange.

• Adheres to electronic data interchange standards, policies and guidelines.

• Operates main functions of electronic data interchange tools and facilities.

• Compares different applications for use in different electronic data interchange situations.

Inventory Management - MFG: Knowledge of processes and methods of inventory management; ability to effectively manage local or distributed inventories of raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Follows processes to take stock, release inventory or return into processing; resolves discrepancies.

• Tracks inventory information for a specific product group or location.

• Works with basic tasks of inventory management for a specific location.

• Produces basic inventory management reports for senior staff to reconcile the inventory balances.

• Performs the receiving, ticketing, checking in and distributing of inventory items for a specific location.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of India which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers .

What You Will Get:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world. Here you earn more than just wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits along with the potential of a variable bonus. Additional benefits include paid annual leave, flexi leave, medical and insurance (prorated based upon hire date).

Final Details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply using an English version of your CV. We look forward to meeting you!

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job. At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Posting Dates:

July 10, 2024 - July 24, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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