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Logistics / Pallet Controller


  • Grade 12 essential
  • National Diploma in Supply Chain / Logistics / Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years' supply chain experience within a manufacturing environment, ideally automotive
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Good understanding of:
    • Full Supply Chain
    • Tender processes
    • Returnable packaging and systems related to internal packaging
    • Cost competitive quotes



  • Manage existing pallet pool and implement a pallet management system / tool to track, coordinate and ship pallets in line with plants' proactive requirements to support production and supply of product to the customer
  • Ensure that a system is effectively implemented across the plants to identify pallets that require maintenance and ensure appropriate maintenance is carried out in line with procedure to ensure the safeguarding of product and personal safety of staff, and avoid financial loss for the business
  • Manage and monitor effective truck utilization and optimize sub-contracting of transport cost to minimize risk of sub-contracting to the business and ensure service delivery to sites
  • Ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support effective decision making for the business
  • Communicate availability of pallets to all sites and distribution centres to support production and distribution decisions
  • Oversee effective pallet count systems to ensure accurate status of pallet pool, to reduce financial loss and shrinkage
  • Facilitate and effectively manage sub-contractors of transport for both finished and consumables to minimize the cost of these services

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