Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.
The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
The Logistics and Distribution department is responsible for ensuring delivery of our products to our end customer at a high level of service, damage free and at the lowest possible cost. This includes ensuring our 15 facilities and several vendors have the resources to serve our final customer. Department responsibilities include carrier onboarding, contract and rate negotiation, and management, special dedicated or project capacity generation, TMS oversight, training and support, dedicated fleet management, freight claims management, freight payment, distribution center operations and optimized network footprint.
This teammate is responsible for supporting the FSBP distribution centers, 3PLs and shipping teams within the manufacturing plants. Responsibilities include:Focusing on safety, improving service levels of on time, in full shipments to customers, meeting productivity targets and cost reduction opportunities Evaluate and make recommendations for network footprint and communicating changes that will improve service and reduce cost
Analyze warehouse capacity and drive implementation of most efficient warehouse layouts and picking flows
Driving optimal performance levels through process improvement and standardization, including implementation of Lean tools
Implementing technology to increase visibility throughout the supply chain
Participate in strategy planning to support footprint of future business needs
Ensure best flow of goods from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers Communicating KPIs and understanding root causes in order to identify opportunities for improvement