Supply Chain Co-Op

Newington, Connecticut, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-SCCO]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is a world leading global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers. It operates in three main product areas: aero structures, engine components/sub-systems and special products.

The Supply Chain Co-Op is a 6-month assignment, where the individual is responsible for projects to improve sites’ Planning, MPS, and SIOP processes.


  • Documenting Standard Work through written Statement of Works and/or Video Tutorials
  • Supporting the deployment of MRP systems and processes across the sites
  • Enhancement of the process tools to better support the following SIOP activities
    • Compile plant SIOP by consolidating data from Programs (Demand Plan), ME (Resource Capacity), Manufacturing (demonstrated performance), New Programmes (Phase-in/out), SC (Inventories) and Purchasing (Suppliers capacity),
      • Identify internal and external bottlenecks,
      • Ensure plans are robust – compile what-if scenarios for opportunities and/or risk mitigation,
      • Summarize assumptions and risks to the plans and ensure these are clearly communicated / understood and final plans agreed / signed off with all the stakeholders during plant SIOP review,
  • Assisting in the creation of tools to simplify the following MPS activities:
    • Sequence work orders in line with MPS for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints of these lines.
    • Monitor manufacturing output/performance daily against the schedule, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard.
    • Monitor Stock cover daily in order to avoid Stock outs as well as overstocks by adjusting the execution sequence if possible or raising the issue with the Master Scheduler.
    • Monitor availability of raw material / components and escalate as required to Procurement / Master Scheduler.
    • Proactively communicate/escalate to the Master Scheduler / Value Stream management potential production execution issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions against potential supply failure.
    • Weekly track, challenge and report Schedule Adherence with reasons for deviation to Value Stream Management and Master Scheduler.
    • Ensure actual run-rates, batch quantities and changeover-times data are tracked and regularly updated in systems
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager


  • Student pursuing Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Supply Chain or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred

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