Bosch Supply Chain/Logistics Co-op (Fall/Spring) in Charleston, South Carolina

Supply Chain/Logistics Co-op (Fall/Spring)

  • 8101 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC, us

  • Full-time

  • Legal Entity: Robert Bosch LLC

Company Description

Bosch Charleston is a part of a global network with close to 400,000 associates who make products that are “Invented for Life.”

The Bosch Charleston plant has a long history in the Lowcountry and was established in 1974. provide a safe and inspiring environment for our associates. We make a difference and delight our global customers by creating state of the art products.

Over the past five years we have contributed over 1 million USD to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and environmental organizations in the Lowcountry through the Bosch Community Fund. Additionally, Bosch Charleston works closely with our partners to support these initiatives through volunteerism. There are many opportunities to get involved and we hope you will join us as we make a difference in the Lowcountry.

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives

• FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

• AWIM (A World In Motion)

Job Description

Below are typical responsibilities one can expect for each work term.

Work Term #1 - Learning to Make Material Flow

§ Understand Receiving/ Shipping processes

§ Review SAP views that pertain to logistics

§ Assist Logistic Engineers (LE)/Packaging Engineers (PE) with Lean Manufacturing projects

§ Manage Plan for Every Part (PFEP)

§ Internal/ external value stream design improvements

§ Improve standardize work and milk-runs

§ Become familiar with Lean Manufacturing Principles (Bosch Production System)

§ Attend 3 day Lean Overview Course

§ ReadMaking Materials Flow,Creating Continuous Flow,Value Stream Mapping

§ Active interface with 3rd party supplier of finished goods packaging

§ Report out to CLP Leadership of work term project/ major accomplishments

§ Create vision for next work term

Work Term #2 - Logistics Specialist, Component Planning

§ Planning of raw materials and components to support level finished goods plan

§ Maintains planning and ordering parameters of ERS and ICH system

§ Manage engineering changes as it relates to material planning (obsolescence avoidance)

§ Provides management tools for detailed look ahead at near term deviations from plan, which may jeopardize customer delivery and/or impact ChP manufacturing operations

§ Perform work-in-process cycle counts as required

§ Expedite and follow-up purchased material needed to support the plan

§ Analysis and tracking of key panning parameters, i.e. customer order changes, inventory levels, premium freight tracking, obsolescence, etc.

§ Analyzes and follows-up on planning exceptions

§ Daily contact with Finished Goods planners and manufacturing supervision to understand schedules/issues

§ Daily contact with foreign suppliers to coordinate timely shipments of component parts

Work Term #3 – Logistics Specialist, Finished Goods Planning

§ Plans finished goods supermarkets for OE customers using the ChP leveling process

§ Analyzes and maintains inventory levels (supermarkets) using safety stock analysis

§ Coordinates information flow between customer, Bosch sales and manufacturing to optimize the material supply chain, while maintaining or improving service levels to the customer

§ Manages new product introductions (phase-ins/phase-outs) and engineering/revision changes with customer, Bosch sales and manufacturing to meet customer requirements while minimizing obsolescence

§ Analyzes and tracks key planning parameters (i.e. customer order changes, supermarket levels, premium freight, build-to-schedule and leveling attainment metrics, etc.)

§ Establishes and maintains planning parameters in SAP

§ Analyzes and follow-up on planning exceptions; expedites as necessary to ensure on-time delivery of finished product to customer

§ Alerts management of near term deviations form plan that may jeopardize customer expectations or Bosch objectives


Must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree from a 4 year university in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Materials Science.


  • Problem Solving

  • Strong analytical and intellectual skills

  • Competent use of systematic problem solving tools

  • Demonstrate decision making strength

  • Effectively communicate and interact with different levels of associates and cultures within BOSCH Group

  • Self starting, results oriented, flexible, team player

  • Exhibits a market/customer oriented mentality

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of teamwork

  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Meet deadlines on assigned tasks, utilize project timeline tools, effectively communicate goals and results

Additional Information

Not currently in Charleston, SC? No problem!

Our team at Robert Bosch can provide you with a list of participating host families offering convenient and affordable living arrangements local to the facility for your term. Accommodation with a host family is on a first come first serve basis and is not guaranteed. Join us in the famed city thatTravel & Leisurevoted No. 1 in the United States and No. 2 in the World so you can gain practical work experience at one of the industry’s leading manufacturing companies.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage

  • Paid Holidays

  • Seniority accrual and guaranteed wage increases when returning for multiple terms

  • Rewarding learning experience

  • Post-graduation competitive advantage gained through practical work experience

By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce – EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.