Materials & Logistics Placement at Cummins

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
Yorkshire and Humberside
Role May Involve
Business Analytics Logistics and Operations Purchasing and Supply

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About Cummins

Cummins are global leaders in the diesel engine, alternative fuel, power generation, turbocharging and emissions solutions markets.

With manufacturing plants in 14 countries, 55,000 employees, turnover of $18 billion in 2016, you would be joining an organisation that offers flexible career paths and opportunities on a global basis.

Cummins is the only team of dependable, innovative individuals that work in a diverse, inclusive,ethics-based environment who create and deliver the world’s leading engine technology while developing careers doing impactful, collaborative work, empowering them to make a positive contribution to a global population in need of clean power solutions.

Materials & Logistics Placement

The placement will involve either specific project work, elements of an ongoing job role or more likely a combination of both. This will include opportunities to work within a Supply Chain team to develop production planning, inventory controls and associated process improvements.

  • Working with Materials, Demand Management, Account Management, Warehousing and Operations to ensure efficient management of production plans & inventory control processes.
  • Supporting functional team members to improve internal processes for inventory management including 3PL inventory tracking, co-ordinating and releasing assembly line production plans.
  • Resolving problems identified by internal team members and supported functions.
  • Working with cross-functional teams to develop and improve foundational planning & control.
  • Manipulating and using data to establish the basis for actions.
  • Sourcing information, interpreting, developing and implementing solutions to achieve results by agreed deadlines.
  • Assisting the department to achieve its business goals; and
  • Representing and promoting Cummins Turbo Technologies and the department internally and externally to Customers and Suppliers.


  • Working towards a degree in an appropriate discipline (Business Studies, Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics) which includes modules in production / manufacturing systems, supply chain, Inventory controls and an emphasis on numerical skills.
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing or commercial environment would be an advantage although not essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.
  • Ambition, flexibility and confidence coupled with creativity and imagination.
  • A desire to learn with a willingness to take on responsibility.

How to apply

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