Logistic Planning Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Material Flow Lineside Planning Innovations Co-Op (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.

This is a Co-Op position which requires three alternating rotations (e. g. 1st rotation: fall, 2nd rotation: summer, 3rd rotation: spring).

The Material-Flow and Lineside-Planning Co-op will be responsible for supporting innovation projects in in bodyshop and assembly logistics. Main focus of the position will be on the implementation of autonomous guided vehicles within our Logistics Processes. The implementation will be aligned with the overall Logistics Innovations Strategy, and this position will be responsible for supporting and steering these tasks/projects to completion.  

The qualified co-op should expect to contribute & improve in the following functions:

  •  Supporting implementation of Smart Transport Robots (AGVs)
  • Supporting implementation of autonomous forklifts
  •  Supporting implementation of autonomous route trains
  • Supporting implementation of autonomous yard hostler
  •  Organizing and documenting innovation meetings as needed.
  • Research innovations in the field of logistics.
  • Implement changes (as required) in the autonomous systems.
  • Autonomous Route Trains

    o   Support deployment in assembly

    o   Planning of routes

    o   Creation of KPI tracking for performance

    o   Supporting of fault resolution

    ·       Autonomous Yard Hostler pilots

    o   Supporting implementation

    o   Planning and evaluating success, effectiveness, and use cases

    ·       . Smart Transport Robot (STR)

    o   Training on STR’s fleet management system (ATS).

    o   Production support of STR’s fault resolution and performance optimization

    o   Development & monitoring of KPI’s for STR performance within production

    o   Support deployment of STR in bodyshop and assembly

    ·       Autonomous Forklift

    o   Supporting with pilot planning

    o   Defining and validating use cases
  •   Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Self-Starter, outgoing, good problem solver.
  • Strong background in Excel (preferred).
  • 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.

Material Flow Lineside Planning Innovations Co-Op (Summer 2024)

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