First Supply

Supply Chain and Operations Intern

4 weeks ago
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First Supply® is a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing industrial customers and building contractors with an extensive line of products and services. First Supply features manufacturer product lines in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.


The Supply Chain and Operations Intern will deliver analysis and recommendations regarding inventory, warehouse, and transportation operations.  Participate in projects and initiatives that involve the use of technology and data to improve supply chain and operations performance.


  • Report key metrics of inventory, product availability, warehouse, and transportation performance
  • With guidance perform analysis that can drive improved supply chain and operations results (availability, turns, excess, obsolescence)
  • Assist in work on the parameters that drive the ERP’s supply chain and operations planning
  • Participate in the analysis of warehouse performance, layout and product placement to assist on improvement strategies
  • Support supply chain and operations team when interfacing with branch network and external stakeholders
  • Actively communicate and collaborate with cross-functional colleagues from all locations
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager – Strategy and Projects


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Materials, or Operations roles
  • Growing understanding of forecasting, inventory planning, warehousing, transportation, and logistics concepts
  • Familiarity with the concept of ERP/MRP systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and an analytics focused approach
  • CPIM/CSCP/CPSM courses preferred
  • Satisfactory score on the Wonderlic Personnel Test and/or Caliper Assessment
  • Ability to read, speak, understand and write English
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure
  • Attendance on a regular and consistent basis

First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. In order to be selected for the position, candidates must submit to a drug test with negative results on employment offer, the ability to be bonded as defined by First Supply LLC's fidelity bond insurance carrier, and have a valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards.


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