Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company (daifuku.com), a group company of Daifuku in Japan – the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.


The company is currently seeking an experienced Material Planner.

Champion all efforts related to accurate inventory.  Prepare and maintain all cycle counting activities.   Verify and investigate material discrepancies, while managing for continuous improvement, constantly seeking opportunities for inventory accuracy.   Perform tasks focused on inventory movement and analysis.


Daily cycle counts – generate list of parts to count, coordinate with the shops, working with shop to solve variances, post counts
Steel cycle counts – react to monthly steel counts provided by shop, investigate and post counts.
Extensive use of reports and spreadsheets to manage part counts per ABC classification strategy
Perform monthly cleanup of inventory related transactions
Manage and identify parts that may need to be changed to floor stock to support production
Approve customer returns
Return to stores/demands on stores – this is done as needed
Project clean-up – as projects come to a close, identify remaining material and make recommendations to return, scrap or keep.
Create and distribute inventory reports as necessary to monitor goals
Manage and follow up on “borrowed material” to keep inventory clean
Review slow moving and obsolete inventory to recommend disposition
Manage Parts Below Minimum reporting to create necessary purchase requisitions and production orders
Make floor storage-location adjustments to support production
Review of safety stock items in area of usage, safety stock settings, reorder quantities
Monitor/manage MRP settings in material master
Oversee and evaluate stock rotation
Plan the supply of safety stock items to most efficiently meet the demands
Perform transfer of stock transaction as necessary to keep inventory level accurate between facilities
Assist with PWC and JSOX Audit

Demonstrated Physical Abilities

Remain stationary for 50% of the time
Move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment
Operate a computer and other productivity machinery
Inspect documents
Communicate with others through talking/hearing
Read/identify/assess forms and correspondence.
Education & Experience Required


Associate degree or experience in a design to order manufacturing environment
Strong computer experience including Microsoft Office
Excellent organizational and time-management skills required
Experience with inventory management
Strong analytical skills
Strong problem-solving skills

Jervis B. Webb offers an excellent compensation package which includes:

Medical/RX Insurance – three plan options (2 with HSA with employer contributions)
Dental &Vision Coverage
$500 sign on bonus
$500 UNLIMITED Referral Bonuses
401K Retirement Plan – with a company match of 100% on the first 3% of employee contributions
Employer paid Life Insurance
Medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Programs
Voluntary Benefits (ie: Critical Illness, Accident, Dependent Life)
Short term disability
Employee Assistance Plan
Paid vacation and sick time and (10) paid holidays per year

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, or medical condition.  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please call 248-553-1200.

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