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St Ives Branch
1a Station Road
St Ives
PE27 5BH
Telephone: 01480 398080

Peterborough Branch
11 Wentworth Street
Telephone: 01733 892587

Title:Despatch Planner (VR/05246)

Date Posted:30th May 2017
Salary/Rate:£13.00 - £16.00 ph
Type:Contract - 6 months
Description:For: Despatch Planner (6907048) - 6 months

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/05246

Logistics Analyst (Despatch Planner) (6907048) - Peterborough - 6 months - £13.00 - £16.00 ph

Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines.

OEM Manufacturers and users on every continent have, for generations, trusted Perkins Engines to power their world.

The Despatch Planning Team resides within the PEC Supply Chain Team and is responsible for arranging the collection and despatch of all customer engine and parts orders. The team operates in a fast paced environment and interacts with a number of areas across the IPSD business in order to ensure we meet the customers committed ship dates.

This position will focus on the timely management of transport arrangements for all customer orders despatched from the PEC & PSEL facilities, via various modes of transportation.

The role will be mainly responsible for the adherence to customer shipping terms (Incoterms), payment terms, measurement of our committed Ship date performance and management of finished goods stock.


• Experience in data processing position.
• Consistent focus on accuracy whilst maintaining required velocity.
• Knowledge of Inco terms / International despatch & haulage processes
• Intermediate Excel spreadsheet experience and the ability manipulate data.
• Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
• Advanced Excel knowledge
• Knowledge and experience of working with MFG Pro.


• Manage Logistics and system management for despatch from Peterborough warehouse and off site facilities.
• Verify despatch requirements by customer on a daily basis and ensure sales orders are aligned to best practice for optimising loads.
• Checking engine availability, reskid requirements etc
• Maintenance and booking of timeslots within Transwide web system.
• Generation of load booking reference within the ECI database.
• Maintaining a good working relationship with MPS and Account Coordinator Teams.
• Communication with all areas of MPS to ensure ‘finished’ engines are available in time for their required committed ship date
• Communication with hauliers for arranging collections.
• Maintain professional interface between Orders Management and despatch team.
• Constant and consistent communication with the Account Coordinator Teams to ensure all customer committed ship dates (CSD) are adhered to.
• Recording of CSD (Committed Ship Date) performance
• Production of load sheet for all collections
• Verification of Letter Of Credits to ensure shipping method is adhered to.
• Calculation of container and trailer utilisation.
• Full understanding and adherence to the Dangerous Goods by Air regulations.
• Adherence to Customer Incoterms.
• Haulier invoice approval


• Orders Management Teams
• Logistics Analysts
• Freight Suppliers
• Factory 4 Despatch Team
• 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider
• PEC and PSEL MPS Teams
• Accounts Payable Team


• Building Trust
• Adaptability
• Work Standards
• Working Together
• Building Customer Loyalty
• Building Partnerships

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