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The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members and friends with a sustained, specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. We encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners.

The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections. The Aviation Applications Section became an affiliate of the Society in 2008 and all members of the Aviation Applications Section are also members of TSL.

The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals, Transportation Science.

The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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  • Monument, Colorado, Job Description JOB SUMMARY The Director of Quality is responsible for ensuring Quality excellence across each of Jabil’s Manufacturing facilities. The Director is defined as the “architect” of Jabil’s business processes and systems, which is designed to deliver superior performance and operational efficiency. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Recruitment and Retention: ·         Recruit, interview and hire Corporate Quality Operations Development team members. ·         Communicate criteria to recruiters for position candidates. ·         Monitor team member turnover; identify key factors that can be improved; make improvements. Employee and Team Development: ·         Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis. ·         Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility. ·         Coach and mentor Corporate Quality Operations Development staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer. ·         Create and manage succession plans for Corporate Quality Operations Development functions. Performance Management: ·         Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals). ·         Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Managers (WCMs), Business Unit Managers (BUMs), peers and team members on Corporate Quality Operations Development team. Provide ongoing coaching and counseling to team members based on feedback. ·         Express pride in staff and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments. ·         Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time. ·         Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals. ·         Coordinate activities of large teams and keep them focused in times of crises. ·         Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility. Communication: ·         Provide communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department. ·         Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style. ·         Ask questions; encourage input from team members. ·         Communicate your group’s goals and needs clearly, and on a regular basis, to your team members. Make their roles and responsibilities clear. ·         Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly. FUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Business Strategy and Direction: ·         Know and understand the strategic directions of the Corporate Quality Operations Development department, the business development team, and Jabil Circuit. ·         Define, develop and implement Corporate Quality Operations Development strategies which contribute to business development and Jabil Circuit’s strategic directions. ·         Develop an understanding of the Workcell business strategy as it pertains to Corporate Quality Operations Development. ·         Provide regular updates to the Sr VP Strategic Operations, Jabil executives, and business development team on the execution of the strategy. Cost Management: ·         Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes, or complete re-engineering of processes and systems). ·         Utilize tools to monitor departmental cost and cost trends, striving continuously to improve value. ·         Provide feedback to peers and Sr VP Strategic Operations on cost and cost trends. ·         Ensure team projects deliver as much tangible value as possible to Jabil Circuit, its workcells, customers and business development teams, within your budget limitations. Forecast Development and Accuracy: ·         Prepare timely forecasts for the department. ·         Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis. TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Process & Tool Definition and Development: ·         Define the most efficient processes and tools, which support Jabil’s business. ·         Co-ordinate plant input to tool set requirements. ·         Prioritize initiatives and create implementation plans in conjunction with corporate IT. ·         Develop supporting metrics for business processes. ·         Develop functional Assessment checklists. Cookbook/Jabil University Curriculum Development: ·         Develop and document cookbook and reference material. ·         Create, deliver, and evaluate educational material in conjunction with Jabil U to Functional Managers. ·         Provide education / coaching to Regional and Plant Level Management. Global Communication: ·         Facilitate worldwide meetings with Plant Functional Managers. ·         Co-ordinate global initiatives and facilitate the sharing of best practices. ·         Analyze upward feedback / drive into Best Practice where appropriate. Critical focus areas: ·         Drive a Quality 1st mentality within the Organization. ·         Drive a continuous improvement mentality within the Organization. ·         Have a thorough understanding and proven experience in manufacturing processes, tools and systems. ·         Maintain a thorough understanding of latest tool techniques and processes, and promote “Best Practices” within the organization. ·         Communicate knowledge effectively to all levels of the organization. ·         Assure that procedures are efficient and work instructions are clear. ·         Assure that your group’s tangible deliverables include useful tools, clearly presented, and professionally packaged for use by internal and external Jabil customers. ·         Establish new systems if/where possible. ·         Exchange knowledge and documentation with Jabil facilities worldwide to ensure information is shared throughout the Jabil organization. ·         Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Identify and implement new practices and processes. ·         Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority. ·         Lead by example; “walk the talk.” ·         Periodically “get down in the trenches”; show support to workcells, customers, and Jabil business development. ·         Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor. ·         Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy. ·         Manage the procurement of department equipment. ·         May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. JOB QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS ·         Ability to read, analyze, interpret and communicate regarding scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. ·         Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. ·         Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. ·         Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil’s software packages. ·         Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. ·         Ability to apply concepts of algebra and geometry. ·         Highly skilled and practiced at working with higher mathematical concepts, with probability and statistical inference, the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. ·         Expertise in applying concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. ·         Advanced skills at budget creation, forecasting and budgetary adherence. ·         Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. ·         Ability to write and/or interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. ·         Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. ·         Ability to look at market demands and trends, technology information and projections, and forecast advanced quality technology needs a minimum of 1-2 years forward. ·         Strong knowledge of global and regional logistics operations and industry. ·         Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets. ·         Strong financial and analytical ability. Proficiency in managing business analytics to determine optimum company footprint. ·         Strong knowledge of international direct and indirect taxes as well as global customs regimes. ·         Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management continuous productivity and cost reduction programs. ·         Strong and convincing communication skills. ·         Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS ·         Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management preferred. ·         Eight years manufacturing experience, including two years in management. ·         Or a combination of education, experience and/or training. The anticipated pay range for this role is $127,520 - $242,31.  A competitive salary will be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the selected applicant, as well as internal equity and alignment with salary market data.  As part of the total rewards package, this position is eligible for a bonus based on performance.  In addition, Jabil offers benefits to enhance your health, wealth and resilient self.  These include medical, dental, and vision insurance plans; 401(k) retirement plan and employee stock purchase plan; and paid time off. Accessibility Accommodation If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Jabil.com/Careers site as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to  Always_Accessible@Jabil.com or by calling 1.727.803.7515 with the nature of your request and contact information. Please do not direct any other general employment related questions to this e-mail or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address and/or phone number. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS ·         Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management preferred. ·         Eight years manufacturing experience, including two years in management. ·         Or a combination of education, experience and/or training.
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion. DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES   Research Assistant Professor in the following disciplines: Shipping, Maritime and Transport Studies Supply Chain and Operations Management The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business.  The Department offers a full range of degree programmes in supply chain and operations management, maritime studies and others.  The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management.  It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong’s pursuit to become an international logistics hub. The Department’s research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research.  Professional services to industries are also provided by the academic staff in the form of consultancy in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, optimisation, production, purchasing, and supply chain management.  The Department also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs. Please visit the website at http://www.lms.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Department. Duties The appointees will be required to: conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; contribute to departmental service; and perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates. Qualifications Applicants should: have a doctoral degree in a related discipline; have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field; be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Remuneration and Conditions of Service A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointments will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  Application Please send a completed application form by post with the names and addresses of three referees to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk .  Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php .  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.   The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php . PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.    January 2021
  • Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Did you know that the City of Surrey Road Safety Team was recently awarded the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (Greater Vancouver section) Mavis Johnson Award for the Safe Mobility Plan? Are you an experienced Engineer who is looking to join an organization who is a leader in road safety? The City of Surrey is leading the province with its Vision Zero Safe Mobility Plan where we strive to have zero people killed or seriously injured on our roads. The Plan was launched in February 2019 at BC’s first ever Vision Zero Summit which was hosted by the City of Surrey. If you are an experienced traffic safety engineer who is excited about shaping the transportation landscape in one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, this unique opportunity is for you. As our lead Road Safety Engineer, your senior position will play a key role in implementing our road safety vision. You will ensure that Surrey establishes road safety cultures, data collection systems, organizational structures, and partnerships to achieve its Vision Zero targets and objectives, all while working and collaborating alongside true industry leaders that were instrumental in developing the City’s award winning Traffic Management Centre and Intelligent Transportation System. Reporting to the Road Safety Manager, you as the Senior Road Safety Engineer, will help lead the development and implementation of data driven road safety improvements and programs in alignment with the priorities identified in the Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan. Responsibilities You will use your expertise in road safety practices to lead the development and implementation of comprehensive approaches to road safety reviews and engineering countermeasures. You are a strong advocate for Vision Zero and will work collaboratively to ensure best practices in road safety are incorporated into all transportation decisions. You are someone who strives to seek better ways of doing things and take pride in working with a leader in road safety. This will be key as you support the City’s Vision Zero goals using innovative technology solutions. You will use your innovative and strategic mindset to help lead the preparation, development and review of the City’s road safety practices and strategies. Using your strategic approach to problem solving you will support the Road Safety Manager in the fulfillment of the City’s statutory duties and the enforcement of legislation relating to all road safety and rights of way matters. You know how to seek safety through roadway design and operational changes and can provide expert advice to other professionals. You possess great customer service and communication skills both written and orally. You will prepare reports, presentations, and responses to queries from Council, committee, and the public in a timely and helpful manner. You possess an impactful approach to leading others and take pride in helping mentor less experienced staff reach their full potential. You are a strong team player. You have an ability to perform detailed collision analysis, identify problems and develop solutions using established and innovative data analytics strategies. In addition, you will develop, monitor and report on key performance indicators and targets. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or a combination of related technical education and experience. Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with EGBC or out of province equivalent.  Road Safety Professional Certification will be considered an asset. 5 years related progressively responsible transportation engineering experience with a minimum 2 years’ experience in road safety. Demonstrated project management skills in a complex environment. Knowledge of transportation planning and funding related to implementing new projects and initiatives. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders both technical and non-technical. Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent skills in delivering presentations to internal and external audiences.   The City of Surrey offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.
  • Bronx, New York, Aramark Healthcare is seeking candidates for a Sr. Director of Plant Operations & Maintenance at BronxCare Health System, located in Bronx, NY. The Sr. Director - Plant Operations & Maintenance (POM) plans, administers and directs all activities related to Plant Operations & Maintenance and will have client financial accountability, and be in compliance with the standards established by Aramark and the client.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other departments to provide a unified approach to POM management.   Responsible for the development & growth of a large management team and hourly associates.  Will also focus on meeting and exceeding operating and financial goals, client objectives, KPI metrics, and customer needs. Will have daily interaction with the client, client's customers and employees. This individual will be focused on ensuring operational excellence in the delivery of the services Aramark is contracted to provide.   LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS: Demonstrates a high level of visionary leadership, balanced judgment and disciplined execution Process-focused and decisive to ensure effective execution of all strategies/initiatives in order to meet company & client needs with a high standard of excellence, urgency & predictability Relentless commitment to safety excellence, demonstrates behaviors that drive a Safety FIRST core value, fosters a culture where every team member is empowered & supported to achieve a work environment without exposures and incidents - where No One Gets Hurt Creates a great employee work environment & inspires teamwork and partnership at all levels - internally and externally Is a visible servant leader, leading from the heart to serve, encourage, support and lift others up, while role modeling the Aramark Mission - deliver experiences that enrich & nourish lives Intense focus on our Values - Sell & Serve with Passion; Front Line First; Set Goals. Act. Win.; Integrity and Respect Always  RESPONSIBILITIES: Will manage a large POM department Manage all facets of the organization including full P&L responsibility and controlling assets with operating revenue, and will manage labor costs, supply costs and inventories  Complete and approve weekly and monthly financial operating reports Order, maintain, and use capital equipment efficiently Ensures compliance with all contract obligations Ensures the effective implementation of the comprehensive Safety Plan, driving full compliance of all safety rules, guidelines and protocols Optimize financial performance, process accuracy and logistics productivity by conducting operational audits and ensuring a high level of execution and compliance Drive operational efficiencies, labor/scheduling productivity Drive a positive work environment and utilize effective communication skills at all levels of the organization Provide overall direction and control to a large/complex account to achieve operating and financial goals Responsible for the training, development and performance management of personnel, operations managers and hourly associates Deliver strong operational performance by ensuring compliance with Aramark Facilities Services and regulatory agency standards and programs and translating corporate strategy into front line operational tactics and will ensure compliance with all OSHA regulations and other, local, state, and federal government regulations Lead development of team ensuring high performance, talent succession planning, optimal staffing and employee engagement Establishes and maintains effective communications and business relationships with clients/customers Ensure that client objectives are fully met by maintaining active customer relationships including formal structured monthly business reviews Ensures consistent application and regular use of a computerized work order system to properly manage the operation Bachelor Degree in Engineering required.  Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in POM management required. Acute Care Hospital experience required.  Working knowledge of facility related equipment such as boilers, chillers, generators, HVAC/R required Facilities Management Certification such as Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) or equivalent is strongly preferred Proficient in the use and functionality of a computerized work order system.  Will be responsible for financial analysis and interpretation Prior experience in mentoring and developing management level staff is required, as is experience leading 30+ person staff of managers and hourly associates High degree of integrity and business maturity Previous P&L experience required managing budgets in the multi-millions within the facilities industry, with a proven track record of growing accounts Demonstrated time management skills, resulting in the ability to manage client relationships and prioritize time and resources accordingly Ideal candidates will possess a high energy level that is communicated to the team they will lead Demonstrate proven success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and considerable negotiation skills are also needed to drive results The ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services is a key success measure Highly developed interpersonal, analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills and experience are essential for success in this role Candidates must possess a demonstrated attention to detail and ability to lead directly and through influence.  Comprehensive Benefits package plus VAC, PTO and HOL
  • Palmyra, Pennsylvania, 1st Shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm   Logistics done differently.1st Shift Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes. As the Quality Manager, you will oversee quality and maintenance for the site, ensuring that processes needed for the Quality Management System (QMS) are established, implemented and maintained. You’ll report on the performance of the QMS, recommend improvements, promote awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization, resolve matters pertaining to quality and maintain superior levels of product/service conformity. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.    Pay, benefits and more. We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.   What you’ll do on a typical day: Execute the QMS according to documented policies and procedures, meeting the requirements of the ISO9001 quality standards Collaborate with action owners to provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) guidance and ensure development of effective Corrective Action Plans (CAP) Cultivate productive relationships with customer representatives and manage Corrective Action Requests (CAR) Perform audit follow-up activity to verify effectiveness of corrective actions and implementation of preventive actions Investigate all facets of facilities operations to troubleshoot processes and make recommended improvements Coordinate staff training, ensuring maximum productivity and adherence to regulatory guidelines; ensure that facility/department training status and setup is reviewed at the required frequency, and the training requirements are met in a timely manner Schedule, review and follow-up on work instructions with supervisors by designated areas of responsibility Coordinate activities for team members, ensuring effective use of productive working hours Support plant operations in identifying Lean process improvement opportunities Direct and prioritize the activities of the site maintenance technician   What you need to succeed at XPO: At a minimum, you’ll need: 4 years of experience in quality and inventory in a distribution or warehousing environment Experience in an ISO environment Supervisory experience Experience with Microsoft Office, including intermediate to advanced Excel skills  It’d be great if you also have: Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience Safe Quality Food (SQF) practitioner Availability to travel up to 25% of the time Experience with warehouse management and inventory management software Strong time management skills and ability to work well under pressure Excellent verbal and written communication skills Self-motivation with excellent analytical and math skills Be part of something big.

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