LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN INTERNSHIPS
Our Supply chain internships to develop further hands-on experience in warehousing and storage management, distribution and inventory management, transportation logistics and procurement.
Our Logistics and Supply Chain internships offer experience in coordinating plans and actions to deliver a product to market. Supply chain internships provides an opportunity to strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services. It may involve maintaining metrics and analyse data to assess performance and implement improvements. This internship will allow students to use data from IT systems to evaluate performance and quality, plan improvements, develop business by gaining new contracts, analyse logistical problems and produce innovative solutions.
Supply chain internships requires knowledge in logistics methodology and principles with emphasis on procurement, distribution, maintenance and inventory management. Working in the logistics department involves storage, distribution, warehousing and tracking and delivery of goods (internally or externally). Interns are given the opportunity to learn how to use their analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills to coordinate logistics with vendors, service providers and transport carriers while maintaining compliance with laws, regulations and ISO requirements.
TASKS WITHIN LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN INTERNSHIPS
Warehousing and Storage Management
Provide support processing, packaging and shipping orders accurately. Assist in organising stocks and maintaining inventory. Support with inspecting products for defects and damages. Examine ingoing and outgoing shipments. Assist with unloading the merchandise from the trucks and check to ensure that they match with the delivery documents such as the bill of lading, shipping invoice or delivery note. Assist with verifying that the goods are intact and report any defects. Provide support with tagging, marking or labelling stock items and to implement the best method and location for storage in the warehouse depending on the nature of the goods. Provide support with storing the goods according to the designated system of storage in the warehouse.
Distribution and Inventory Management
Manage all supplies for the organisation, ensuring the administration team are logging all incoming and outgoing supplies and any discrepancies are investigated and reported. Establish the process of procurement and delivery for project supplies to office/sites/training/events, ensuring all items are logged in and any extra supplies are returned to the office and logged correctly where necessary. Provide support to ensure all items are logged in and any extra supplies are returned to the office and logged correctly where necessary. Provide assistance with Appraising vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements. Use IT computer systems to manage stock levels. Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs.
Assist with planning, implementing and controlling efficient, effective flow and storage of goods and services from the beginning point of external origin. Review and select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution. Provide support with creating a diagram supply chain model to help facilitate discussions with customers. Monitor delivery times and transport costs of goods.
Establish a clear procurement plan ensuring that requests are managed effectively ensuring sufficient time is provided to complete all necessary processes or systems to evaluate or select suppliers. Assist with developing material costs forecasts or standard cost lists. Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities. Manage the process of procurement and delivery for project supplies. Assist with negotiating rate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders. Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements. Coordinate meetings with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes. Design or implement supply chains that support environmental policies. Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows. Design or implement plant warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products. Assist with developing performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.