Ryder System Supply Chain - Industrial Engineer in NOVI, Michigan

Opportunity Details:

Position Description:

Responsible for analysis and utilization of continuous improvement tools to design Supply Chain Solutions for current and future operations. Provides coaching/mentorship to other engineers. Provides regular and proactive communications to customers and Ryder Management.

The primary focus of this position is to provide engineering support for business development initiatives. When new business opportunities are identified, this engineer will work with both potential customers and a cross-functional Ryder team to develop an optimal warehousing design. By developing and evaluating solution components such as a facility layout along with equipment and labor strategies and requirements, optimal proposals are constructed.

This unique opening allows the opportunity for an engineer to use both imagination and problem-solving skills to create varied and unique solutions to each scenario. Each project tends to be distinctive in its requirements and strategy, so the ability deal with ambiguity and change is essential. The team environment and evaluation process allows visibility to, and interaction with, all levels and functional roles within the company. When a design is implemented, it will be the responsibility of the engineer to verify that reality matches the proposed plan, allowing the realization of the vision to be seen first-hand.

To be successful, an applicant will require a strong knowledge of all supply chain processes and how they interact, and affect distribution management strategies. Experience with designing distribution facilities and warehousing processes is a requirement. Strong analytical skills will be essential to demonstrate that a solution is optimal. They must have strong ability to communicate and work closely with cross-functional team that includes engineering, sales, IT, pricing and management.



  • Bachelors degree required in Engineering/Business/Supply Chain or a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

  • Minimum of six years of related experience is required


  • MBA and/or Industrial Engineering Masters Degree preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred, attainment is required within 12 months

  • American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) Certification is preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in: MS Office MS Project and/or Transportation/Warehouse Management Systems (TMS and WMS) and Network analysis tools MS Visio Statistical and/or Transportation Analysis Tools (Minitab, SAS, Matlab, i2, Tmod, ILPS) Mapping analysis tools and/or Simulation, preferred


  • Collects data and performs statistical analysis Maps and documents processes Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement Applies company methodologies and tools to design distribution and/or transportation operations

  • Establishes and implements performance measures Conducts Inventory and/or Supply Chain analyses and recommends alternative strategies

  • Actively supports the sales process and creates high quality solutions and designs

  • Effectively interacts with customers, Sales, and Operations to create value propositions

  • Confers with the Engineering and Operations Managers to implement efficient and competitive solutions

  • Manages multiple projects of small and medium size Leads, coaches, and mentors other engineers

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2017-40999

Job Locations US-MI-NOVI

Posted Date 5/12/2017

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 40-50%

Position Code 8958