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Transportation Planners are employed by freight companies and are responsible for coordinating shipments. Typical work activities performed by these professionals are establishing personnel shifts, assigning tasks, directing vehicle repairs, liaising with stakeholders, and finding solutions to improve efficiency. Those seeking to work in the logistics department should highlight in their resumes qualifications like organization, attention to details, communication, networking, and multitasking. It's usual for Transportation Planners to hold a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field, although a high school diploma is sufficient.

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Transportation Planner

Assisted transportation and warehouse management teams with carrier issues involving service, pallet exchange program and OS&D claims. Prepared OS&D freight claims as required with the LTL carrier base. Served as the liaison with customer service for resolution of customer delivery issues with the carrier base. Investigated, approved or denied shipping related deductions taken by customer base.

  • Bolstered communications with customer service, outside carrier base and Sara Lee's transportation and warehousing departments to provide timely, accurate information on delivery status and on-time reporting.
  • Examined carrier costs and services and recommended alternatives and improvements.
  • Introduced a labeling process that minimized lost shipments with the LTL carriers and resulted in significant cost savings.
  • Developed and launched a shipping method to ship smaller coffee orders on truckload carriers and deliver into Drayman facilities, eliminating the LTL high cost to serve. Process was adopted across Sara Lee's mixing centers throughout the U.S
  • Managed customer deductions for Senseo Coffee Pods and served as subject matter expert for the region.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
2

Transportation Planner II

Advise and engage in strategic development, and analysis and planning as it relates to providing leadership and oversight regarding the outbound shipments for two paper mill facilities. Develop, modify, implement, and coordinate travel movements and create logistical plans that are cost effective. Maintain low inventory levels while meeting the customer's on-time delivery arrivals. Analyze and identify the most effective mode of transportation. Monitor and check executed shipments against overages, shortages, and damages. Manage carrier performance of over 25 transportation carriers to ensure that shipment plans are executed. Resolve all items of concern in accordance with established guidelines and timeframes. Collaborate with carriers to resolve any execution errors. Create and maintain comprehensive metrics reports on a daily and weekly basis.

  • Contributed to company's financial savings totaling $1.3 million
  • Plan and organize shipment requests
  • Monitor sales orders for over 75 customers worldwide
  • Assisted in managing supplier performance reviews and identifying action plans for improvement
  • Achieved above 90% on-time delivery on executed shipment plans
  • Conducted monthly reporting to leadership on key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Led employee engagement team in developing and implementing events to impact Gallup Q12 survey results; created events to enhance workplace morale and build business acumen for departmental employees
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Finance
MA
Supply Chain Management
3

Transportation Planner

Led all initiatives pertaining to Town transportation planning, including bicycle, pedestrian, highway, and transit initiatives.

  • Served as project manager for transportation planning and engineering studies, and assisted with transportation aspects of all other planning processes.
  • Conveyed information to local, state, and federal officials, and the public using maps (GIS), tables, graphs, and technical memoranda.
  • Participated in the rezoning, conditional-use permitting, subdivision, and site plan review and approval
  • Recommended and requested resources for transportation and operational needs, including researching and developing revenue sources for transportation projects.
  • Served as transportation staff liaison to all regional transportation organizations, consultants, Town staff, and Town and Planning Boards.
  • Researched and applied for grant funding opportunities - successfully received over $800,000 in grant
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Geography
4

Transportation Planner

  • Obligated and responsible to achieve and maintain the highest service standards possible to our customers by providing least cost shipping options and on time delivery performance through these options.
  • Built and maintained solid working relationships with our carrier base, established and maintained superior service levels and also accountability for these levels.
  • Responsible for the transportation load planning and shipment management of two production plants and six distribution centers which generated over 30,000+ shipments annually.
  • Negotiated and confirmed spot rates with carriers as needed.
  • Coordinated, consolidated and scheduled truckload and LTL shipments based on least cost shipping options.
  • Updated and maintained Transportation Management Systems and utilize I2 Transportation Optimizer program for load planning/tendering and effective shipment consolidation to achieve least cost goals.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business Management
Computer Science/computer Information Systems
5

Transportation Planner

Served as project coordinator and supported the project team on major infrastructure projects, including but not limited to data management, meeting coordination, preparing presentation materials, and team communication

  • Assisted with preparation of reader-friendly environmental documents, including writing sections for environmental impact statements (EISs), for projects in Washington and California
  • Prepared GIS-based maps for various planning and environmental documents including transportation plans, EISs, and comprehensive plans
  • Assisted with quantitative and qualitative air quality, noise, environmental protection, and transportation analysis for both public and private sector clients
  • Researched policy background and academic papers as necessary
  • Created and served as chair on Community Service Committee for organizing volunteer activities and corporate donations
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Politics
MA
Transportation Planning
6

Marine and Air Transportation Planner

Coordinated & managed the flow of cargo and logistic information on behalf of the client (door to door).

  • Analyzed and coordinated the workflow in warehouses to ensure the correct export procedure of cargo.
  • Responsible of writing clear reports and presenting options and recommendations on transport systems to clients.
  • Evaluated and reviewed operations to identify cost efficiencies and achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Excelled at logistic planning, creation of Bills of Landing (BOL) and routings.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Management, International Business
7

Transportation Planner

Coordinated with manufacturing to schedule shipments of finished goods through OTM.

  • Created monthly and quarterly benchmark analytics to illustrate cost associated with noncompliance
  • Reviewed weekly service reports to pinpoint cause of loss and offer suggestions to turn a profit.
  • Responsible for day-to-day planning of inbound and outbound freight with an estimated annual spend of over $6MM.
  • Helped develop and manage customer relations to negotiate rates and insights to market trends.
  • Communicated efficiently and effectively through cross functional department to solve operational issues
  • Initial creation of logistics on new lanes with monitoring time sensitive products to meet customer
  • Created what-if models using OTM in terms of transportation to figure out new ways to improve
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Business Admin / Accounting
MA
Philosophy
8

Senior Transportation Planner/ Logistics Analyst

  • Utilized TMS systems to plan optimization and assigned Truck Load, Less than Truck Load and small package shipments to carriers based on origin, destination, shipment characteristics, and least freight cost and delivery requirements.
  • Established and reviewed KPI, metrics and reported corrective actions to management.
  • Collaborated with+20 North American DCs, procurement, and suppliers to ensure routing-guidelines are adhered to resulting in increased from 90% to 95% on-time delivery.
  • Audited freight invoices and charge-backs for accounts payable.
  • Participated in weekly supply-chain committee meetings to address and satisfy customers' service requirements.
  • Partnered with business units and transportation service providers resulting in decreased damaged and shortages and reduced the need for overtime in receiving department by 30%.
  • Managed $36M (LTL) freight spend and teamed up with core carriers and management to correct budget variance and reviewed monthly freight expense reports for billing accuracy.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
World Geography, Accounting, Mathematics, English Literature
Export- Import Customs Compliancetraining,us Department Of Commerce,fmc, Iata, Intermodal Mode
Us Customs House Broker Us Export / Import
9

Sustainable Transportation Planner

  • Facilitated a balanced and flexible transportation system for the City of Saint Paul through planning, coordination, implementation, and public affairs
  • Defined new position for company to champion organizational change and implement adopted city plans and policy
  • Independently established and managed communications around bicycling in Saint Paul, utilizing traditional and new media
  • Generated positive press through articles and appearances in television, radio, newspapers, and earning a Bicycle Friendly Community designation
  • Coordinated the successful arrival of Nice Ride bike share into Saint Paul
  • Lead a team on the Griggs Street Bikeway project to implement Saint Paul's first bike boulevard with documented 85% approval rating
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Psychology, Geography
Global Sustainability, Thai Language And Culture
Minnesota Public Works Association Leadership Academy
10

Transportation Planner

Compiled, analyzed and tracked transportation ridership data used to produce monthly and yearly budget, billing and trend reports for various agencies and clients.

  • Coordinated the National Transit Database reporting of HART's operational system information and year-end statistics and budget numbers for the Federal Transportation Authority.
  • Updated and categorized all elements of the Fiscal Year Run Guide, the operational handbook provided to all HART employees.
  • Collaborated in the planning and maintenance of all bus routes in HART's transit system.
  • Fielded customer inquiries, comments and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice & Sociology

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