Logistic Planning Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Manufacturing Systems and Strategic Volume Planning Intern (Summer 2024)

Innovation is imagining what’s NEXT when no one else can. Shaping your future starts here, as we believe our Gen>NEXT students are the future leaders of BMW. Our vision is to secure BMW Manufacturing’s excellence by attracting the best of the best. We believe in creating a hands-on environment where you can directly impact the future of mobility. You will be guided and mentored throughout inspiring tasks and projects. As one of our Gen>NEXT students, you will be part of the team from day one and encouraged to add new ideas and value to the business.

The Production Control Department is responsible for steering Plant Spartanburg’s production volume on a long term, short term and daily level, while maintaining an optimized production system.  The department is integrated into all aspects of BMW’s manufacturing strategies

The Production Control department is divided into three main areas:
•    Supporting strategic planning and reporting to Senior Management.
•    Order Planning: sequences customer orders by adhering to assembly and supplier restrictions.
•    Program Planning: works with different areas of the Plant to develop the daily production targets.
•    Vehicle Control: manages the vehicle sequence throughout the plant.

The qualified intern should expect to contribute & improve in the following functions:

  • Supporting the continuous improvement of departmental processes
  • Project management of improvement initiatives both within our department and in partnership with key process partners across various departments (e.g assembly, body, paint, HR, Finance, IT). 
  • Designing reporting tools to improve data analysis.
  •  Implementing agile methods.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand business relations and the production system, supply chain.
  • Reporting KPI data for Plant management.
  • Continuous improvement of plant volume steering and reporting tools. Tools used steer the plant at multiple level of the organization (Senior management, department management, operations, etc.). Key Topics: Data analytics, presentation skills, management reporting.
  • Support in development of future production steering concept for upcoming structural changes including integration of electrified vehicles- Key Topics: Planning, analysis, project management.Support the development of our Plant Control room consolidation concept. Integrated approach to production steering across Bodyshop, Paintshop, and Assembly – Key topics: Project management, manufacturing strategy, organizational development.


  • Pursuing a degree in project management Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Logistics, Management, Engineering, Finance, Data analytics
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (not just in major).
  • Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours at time of application.
  • Ability to complete 3 alternating work terms for co-op positions. 
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours / week).
  • Transfer students must have a GPA from current university.
  • Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term. 
  • THE WORK TERM DATES ARE May 20th-August 9th 2024

BMW Manufacturing Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of BMW MC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Employment with BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW MC) is at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, at the option of BMW MC or the employees.

Manufacturing Systems and Strategic Volume Planning Intern (Summer 2024)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Logistic Planning
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