Materials and Logistics Placement at Cummins

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

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Materials and 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.

Training provided:

  • A comprehensive induction programme; and
  • The opportunity to develop your skills both personally and professionally through regular reviews with your line manager, identifying and supporting any areas which require further development.

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.

About Cummins

With manufacturing plants in 14 countries, 58,000 employees, turnover of $20 billion in 2017, you would be joining an organisation that offers flexible career paths and opportunities on a global basis. Key markets are off-highway vehicles, industrial equipment and power generation. In addition, Cummins provides turbochargers for the automotive sector, along with filtration and acoustic systems, natural-gas engines, engine components and electronic systems. Cummins engine installations vary from the world’s highest altitude rail vehicles in the mountains of Tibet to some of the biggest mine trucks around the world.

Today, innovation is just as critical to our success as it was in the early days of our Company. With our mature market emissions near zero, our focus now is on improving product efficiency and understanding our customers’ needs better than anyone else through the development of strong partnerships.

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