Lean Supply Specialist in Springfield, OR at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/18/2020

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Lean Supply Specialist - Springfield, OR - Monday-Friday 


Reporting to the Regional Lean Supply Supervisor; this position drives implementation of lean supply management principles within the BU Laboratory network including materials/supplies movement and replenishment to point of use in the laboratory. Lead cycle count and daily replenishment routines, interacting with the laboratory staff to assure material availability.


  • Execute standard business processes for managing material flow for all facility types in assigned Region including Laboratories, RRL, PSC, IOP etc.
  • Standardize business processes in receiving, shipping, warehousing, operations and laboratory replenishment planning across the laboratory and in concert with Corporate Standards.
  • Participate in internal work teams in the continuous improvement of Supply replenishment processes focused overall cost and cycle time reduction.
  • Conducts regular physical inventory and cycle counts to assure accuracy of on-hand inventories
  • Coordinates inventories as required on remote sites (PSC, RRL etc)
  • Oversees local supply points
  • Directs local supply team
  • Executes implementation of visual management tools (e.g. Kanban) and mistake-proof initiatives  (Labels with Photos)



  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain or equivalent required.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification recommended.


  • 4-5 years’ experience in manufacturing/warehouse/inventory/Supply Chain
  • Experience working / implementing lean initiatives
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to interact well with all levels of staff.
  • Analytical thinker with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Efficient planning and organizing skills
  • Proficiency in a variety of software such as Excel, Word, Visio, etc. is highly desirable


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