DC Operations Process Controller (Merge Operator)

Purpose: Responsible for daily operations functions within the DC. Direct the workflow in and around the Sorter to include product flow to and from the Sorter in a safe and effective manner, while properly directing associates to complete assigned tasks. Responsible for continually improving the processes of the facility to increase the overall effectiveness of the operation. This role requires an effective professional communicator, must be a professional team player and must work well with others.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Recall all Gaylords from the nightly wave.
  • Start your first packwave or packwaves in Beumer, but remember not to over-activate too many waves causing re-circ. Once waves are active, have Inductors begin to induct
  • Look to see if Recon is completed. If not, look at which packwaves have the greatest shortage and begin to set aside a Gaylord for each wave being Reconed.
  • Perform recon in WM following the Recon SOP
  • When product arrives for recon, always do the residual product before the reserve
  • Always ensure Inductors are kept busy and productive
  • Once Case Break arrives for a Rush wave, look at the Case Break report in PM Web to see how many partial dumps vs. full dumps there are and set lanes accordingly
  • Always ensure a good flow of cases to the case break stations. Do not let the throwers overload the line. This will cause the line to shut down
  • Once there are enough products at each station and enough work to ensure good flow. Stop induction of packwaves and begin to case break the rush wave
  • Check case break and packwave locations after each packwave has been fully inducted to ensure there are no cases left in either location
  • During the shift continuously check the lines to ensure all packed cartons are flowing from the Sorter
  • Check no read and other netting around the Sorter at different periods throughout the day
  • Check the Jackpot chute using the BEOS view in Beumer. If the chute is full have the drivers empty it ASAP and bring it to the opposite side, it was inducted on to see which wave the product belongs to
  • Always ensure the no read is kept clear and if large amounts of product kicks to no read ensure we are not over-inducting and if we are; stop induction and have inductors pack or remove pairs until re-circulation is back in control
  • At shifts end; ensure the drivers are setting up the 2nd shifts Gaylord’s and walk the Sorter to ensure there are no cartons that have been left on the floor
  • Always ensure there are no loose pairs lying around either desk at shifts end, leave the area clean and ready for the incoming shift
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe and orderly working environment
  • Identify, report, and follow up on any property damage or safety concerns
  • Participate in Lean Six Sigma activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Key Relationships: 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a large group of co-workers
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Strong knowledge of DC operations, including storage methods and material flow
  • Performance and metrics driven mindset
  • Excel, Outlook, Word and working knowledge of WMS principles
  • Regularly required to talk or hear; stand or walk; use fingers, hands and arms to feel, handle, grip, grasp, lift, push and pull for up to ten (10) hours/day
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment
  • Ability to reliably attend work/scheduled hours
  • Occasionally required to sit; bending, twisting, climb or balance; lift and carry items such as boxes weighing up to forty (40) pounds; and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:



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Job Title:  DC Operations Process Controller (Merge Operator)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Spartanburg
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  SC
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  372568
Date:  Nov 2, 2021