APL Logistics Americas, Ltd Lead, Inventory Control in Brampton, Ontario

Opportunity Details:

Company Summary:

Company Information

APL Logistics provides global, integrated supply chain services in more than 60 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing, and distribution management. The organization offers consulting solutions and uses IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a member of the Kintetsu World Express (KWE) Group, a global logistics services provider. For more information please see the attached fact sheet.

Business Context

In February 2015, Neptune Orient Line (“NOL”) announced the sale of APL Logistics to Japanese freight forwarding company Kintetsu World Express (KWE). This was a positive move for APL as it will be able to focus on building a solution and service driven business through its people rather than focusing solely on marine/liner services which is low margin and heavy on capital investment.


Under the direction of the Inventory Supervisor or Operations Manager, this position assists in the coordination of the daily activities of the inventory control personnel, acts as a supervisory backup and completes other inventory control functions. Within the scope of this position's responsibilities, the incumbent must apply the APL Logistics Continuous Improvement (ACI) Model for operational efficiency to improve business processes, increased proficiency and increase efficiency through waste elimination while at the same time, meeting the corporate values and objectives.


This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the supervisor in: the coordination of cycle counts, research, aisle audits, adjustments, inventory reporting and insures efficient use of time and equipment, ensuring that appropriate records are maintained and that tight inventory control and security is maintained.

  • Acts as liaison between warehouse personnel, CSRs, and the customer. Resolves problems as they occur and ensures that accurate and complete information is conveyed to all concerned.

  • Resolves difficult customer inventory problems: Maintains a good working relationship with customers. Reports all customer feedback and assists the other inventory control personnel in resolving customer problems.

  • Coordinate and execute customer requests to scrap obsolete, old, and end of life inventory.

  • Daily review of Book to Book (BTB) report to identify and resolve inventory variances in a timely manner.

  • Maintains records and reports as required. Ensures that inventory records are current and accurate. Prepares and maintains other records as required.

  • Trains and instruct other users on using inventory management system (PKMS).

Key Results:

  • Inventory accuracy

  • Tasks completed timely and accurately


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years Inventory control or accounting

  • Familiar with distribution and warehouse procedures and know inventory control functions

  • Be a good communicator, both verbal and written have good interpersonal skills

  • Have good interpersonal skills

  • Be proficient in data entry

  • Microsoft Office skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures

  • Must have good math skills

  • English

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Ability to write legibly

  • Teamwork – showing a commitment to teamwork and collaboration

  • Respect – extending dignity and respect to all people

  • Integrity – fostering trust and a positive work environment

  • Innovation – bringing creativity to the workplace

  • Customer Focus – achieving Company, department, and personal goals through a strong customer focus


APL Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Alternative application methods are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system. For assistance, please contact us at APLL_ApplicantAssistance@apllogistics.com .

Location CA - ON - Brampton

Posted Date 11/15/2016

Function Inventory

Relocation No