The Regional Dispatch Supervisor is responsible for supervising, coordinating and scheduling of all transportation activity in a designated geographical region. They will be responsible for coordination of trucks and drivers according to plant needs, customer requests and in compliance with DOT regulations and company rules. Notifies drivers, dedicated carriers and commercial carriers of assignments; reviews and verifies accuracy of fleet driver's logs safety performance. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works under general supervision and a certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. May have direct report dispatchers or coordinators.
Position could possibly office out of any UFP plant in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois or Wisconsin.
Supervises and manages the execution and scheduling of all shipments for a designated region
Will coordinate closely with transportation, plant operations and sales to deliver the most reliable and low-cost shipping solutions
Manages UFP drivers and dedicated carriers as well as relationships with all commercial carriers
Responsible for the coordination of proper loading and shipping order with plant shipping and receiving personnel.
Achieve weekly revenue and operational goals
Determines most effective mode of transportation and ensures proper carrier selection
Coordinates backhaul shipments to reduce fleet and dedicated empty miles
Negotiates rates and contracts for transportation services.
Supervises the coordination of order routing for optimal efficiency and customer service
Ensures all internal/external paperwork meets all UFP Transportation & DOT regulations and procedures.
Responsible to ensure carriers are making and meeting scheduled delivery and pick up appointments
Manages internal (UFP) equipment and drivers.
Answers questions and resolves supplier and customer problems regarding transportation issues.
Documents any shortage on orders, investigates reasons for occurrence and informs carrier of shortage to get compensation or to resolve issue with customer with assistance of sales.
Files claim for any loss or damage on inventory and notifies plant management.
Takes and acts upon all calls for tracing and/or expediting orders.
Prepares various reports and correspondence as required.
Manages data in order to improve performance.
Performs other duties as required.
Plans, coordinates, and tracks equipment maintenance to ensure equipment is in safe working order according to federal, local, and company policies.